-- Summarized email gives managers greater pre-trip awareness and program visibility
ATLANTA, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TRX, Inc. (www.trx.com), a global leader in travel data and technology, today announced a new automated pre-trip email notification feature for its data intelligence solution, TRAVELTRAX, that consolidates multiple employee pre-trip travel details into one summarized HTML email report.
Instead of receiving multiple itineraries every day, managers can quickly and easily review a daily, weekly or monthly summarized snapshot of all their employees' travel plans – all populated from pre-trip data. Executives have greater visibility into their travelers' trip plans before they take place, allowing for necessary changes and preventing unnecessary costs.
The report can be customized to meet a company's design, policy information and distribution needs, and can be configured against a company's corporate hierarchy. Executives can receive roll up email reports if they manage more than one department, or choose to receive information only on their direct reports. The level of detail displayed can be tailored, but typically includes:
- Employee/traveler name
- Flight, hotel and car itinerary details
- Reason for travel
- Employee manager
- Itinerary price
"Over the last several years, we've witnessed a trend in the industry where companies are moving away from traditional pre-trip approval processes," said TRX Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence and Consulting Tom Tulloch. "Companies studying the data found that these controls were compromising advanced purchase windows, and the majority of trips booked by employees were being approved by managers. We found, however, there remained a demand for information on traveling employees, and managers still wanted access to trip details and estimated trip cost, so we introduced our TRAVELTRAX consolidated pre-trip email feature."
TRAVELTRAX helps corporations gain a better understanding of corporate travel data and more effectively manage their global T&E costs. TRAVELTRAX provides users with clear and concise insight into global travel programs for corporations using multiple travel agencies, corporate cards, and/or expense reporting platforms through seamlessly aggregating, consolidating, and enhancing data from over 150 sources. TRX has deep domain expertise in travel data and leverages experience and technology to find answers for the needs and problems of customers.
"Whether your program has a traditional pre-trip approval process or a more passive policy management, our new pre-trip summary email provides full visibility," said TRX President and CEO David Cathcart. "It streamlines all the pertinent information for travel and makes it easier for managers to identify problematic trip details, whether it's a flight out of policy or a non-preferred hotel. TRAVELTRAX is designed to save our clients time and money, and this feature enhances the product mission even more."
ABOUT TRX, Inc.
TRX, Inc. is a global leader in data, software and solutions, primarily in the travel industry. TRX solutions help the world's top travel agencies, governments and corporations save money and increase efficiency. TRX technology adds visibility and value to travel programs through data intelligence, process automation, outsourcing, and a host of related software and mobile solutions. For more information on TRX products and services, visit www.trx.com or call +1 (404) 929-6100.
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