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Jay Boehmer

Amadeus Buying Navitaire To Expand PSS Footprint With Low-Cost Carriers   Posted July 2, 2015

Amadeus inked a deal to acquire Navitaire, the Accenture-owned passenger services system provider dominant in the low-cost carrier segment. The deal bulks up Amadeus' sizable position in airline reservations and passenger services and fortifies its competitive position against Sabre, as Amadeus gains a lower-end offering to complement its more sophisticated Altea suite for full-service carriers. Read More »

Posted July 2, 2015
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Mike Koetting

INTERVIEW: Concur EVP Mike Koetting   Posted May 19, 2015

It's been an eventful past year for Concur—that's for sure. Since SAP's acquisition of the travel and expense giant closed in December, some Concur executives have departed, CEO Steve Singh's role has expanded into the broader SAP organization and an extended system outage in February frustrated corporate and travel management company clients. Amid all that, Concur is leveraging its SAP ownership to continue to grow, grow, grow. Concur executive vice president of supplier and TMC services Mike Koetting saw his role grow as well when vice president of TMC services and former GDSX CEO Cindy Allen departed at the end of April. He sat down last week in Chicago with The Beat's Jay Boehmer to talk about his role, Concur's agency relationships, the TripLink open-booking initiative and system disruption. He also provided an update on agency mid-office software purchased in 2013 from TRX and GDSX. Read More »
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