Posted October 30, 2014

Concur's Koetting, The TMC Of The Future And The Power Of 'And'

Voted by The Beat's readers to deliver the keynote speech at The Beat Live in New Orleans, Concur executive vice president of supplier and TMC services Mike Koetting shared his vision of the future travel management company. Read More »
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Posted October 28, 2014

Finnair Next In On Amadeus-UNICEF Partnership

Finnair has launched a program on its website that enables customers to donate to United Nations children's organization UNICEF, Amadeus announced. Read More »
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Posted October 17, 2014

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of The Tech User Experience

During a panel discussion in New Orleans at The Beat Live conference this month, examples of the good, bad and ugly of user interfaces and experiences were on display. Read More »
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Posted October 16, 2014

Amex Details Past GBT Performance, Undecided On $700 Million Concur Gain

American Express Co. is looking at a nice payday should SAP finalize its acquisition of Concur, and it seems to have a few ideas for what it might do with the $700 million windfall. Read More »
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Posted October 9, 2014

Study: One In Five Companies Suited For 'Managed Travel 2.0'

Sometimes used interchangeably—though not necessarily accurately—with "open booking," the concept of Managed Travel 2.0 isn't for everybody. The way global sales and marketing consulting firm ZS Associates figured it, Managed Travel 2.0 is a suitable option for about 20 percent of the 202 travel programs it studied. Read More »
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Posted October 1, 2014

What's A Ticket Agent? Industry Parties Comment On DOT's Look At The Lexicon

The headline components of the U.S. Department of Transportation's latest proposed airline consumer protections are the possible rules around the disclosure of ancillary fees and the opportunities for consumers to view prices for optional services. Read More »
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Posted September 24, 2014

Serko To Help NuTravel 'Jump-Start' Mobile Strategy

New Zealand-based travel and expense automation provider Serko this month issued a series of announcements about its forthcoming mobile app, including how it'll leverage near-field communication technology and be resold by U.S.-based partner nuTravel. Read More »
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Posted September 19, 2014

Concur 'Completes' SAP, But There Are Plenty Of Questions

After he pulled off an agreement for an $8.3 billion acquisition, which he described as "the largest acquisition in the history of the SaaS industry," you could excuse SAP CEO Bill McDermott's exuberance when discussing Concur Thursday night during a conference call with analysts and media. Read More »
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Posted September 17, 2014

BCD Travel Again Pushing TBiz

BCD again is actively selling to the market TBiz services more than a year after acquiring from Sabre the Travelocity Business corporate travel agency. Read More »
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Posted September 16, 2014

THE BEAT SHEET: Sabre Defends The Middle; TMC Execs Give DOT An Earful; Chrome River Grabs At Least One Former IBM Expense Customer

The Beat Sheet is an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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