New Business Alliance delivers the First Ever Travel and Expense Applications for the Global Market
In today’s global business economy, travel managers need complex solutions to stay ahead of the game; as the nature of their business demands varying levels of service, data and the technology to support it.
All too often, this means having to sacrifice local and regional requirements in the pursuit of “one size suits all” technology. But now, the challenge of global convenience with local content and support will finally be surpassed.
As Leaders in their respective markets across three continents, nuTravel, KDS and Serko have come together to form the Mundi Global Alliance – the first ever global OBT distribution partnership aimed at providing corporations with the best products, services, content and user experience; all localized to client organizations’ respective locales.
All three leaders in the OBT domain possess multiple decades’ worth of experience serving global customers in their respective their local markets.
With operations based throughout North America, Europe and the ASPAC Region, each OBT product is localized for its respective markets; aiding in the delivery of industry-leading content and a premiere-level user experience while dramatically increasing the speed of deployment, training, adoption, and “touchless” transactions.
“I have had this vision for a number of years and the time has finally arrived to fill a major void the Mundi Global Alliance. We have discussed this with top industry executives and global procurement managers and it has been well received way beyond our initial expectations”, says Carmine Carpanzano, President & CEO of nuTravel. “We have several customers already in the hopper and are moving toward operationalizing the alliance in short order”. “The Mundi name is a latin word for “The World” and by coming together we satisfy customer global needs which lends itself to what this alliance is trying to achieve.
Together, the three companies recognize and target the urgent need to adopt faster yet far more comprehensive innovation across all aspects of the corporate travel supply chain and throughout the trip lifecycle.
It is this type of innovation that has thus far out-paced the corporate travel industry. The vast selection of tools, data and technology has surpassed any one solution – including corporate booking tools, GDSs, TMC systems, payment systems and more.
“Often the global tools have low adoption levels in markets where the faring and content are different” from those in their home markets, said Serko CEO Darren Graftin. “Low adoption is not the norm, but they’re being told it is. What clients need is a support network.”
Mundi’s collective mission is to deliver to its members’ customer base a robust, intuitive and scalable selection of tools that are built for a global economy yet tailored down to the local level. While technology is at the forefront of any successful global travel program, local expertise is essential to best serve clients and their individualized, cultural nuances around the world.
As every business is unique, so is each and every country and culture in which the Mundi Global Alliance serves. From online booking to expense management, – whether a single, global solution or local expertise – Mundi delivers.
About nuTravel Technology Solutions
nuTravel is a technology solutions provider that specializes in creating multiple opportunities for corporate travel agencies and corporations. Leveraging over 25 years of travel management and technology experience, nuTravel delivers the industry’s fastest, most comprehensive and flexible online corporate booking tools – providing a robust and intuitive selection of travel content to travelers while delivering a smooth integration into travel management companies and corporations.
More information on nuTravel can be found at www.nuTravel.com.
KDS is a leading international provider of Travel & Expense (T&E) management systems for private and public sector organizations. The KDS unified Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based technology addresses the complete T&E lifecycle, from policy definition and enforcement, and online self-booking, through to automated expense processing and invoice
More information on KDS can be found at www.KDS.com.
Serko Limited is a software development company specializing in travel technology tools for corporate travel management companies and online business travel management tools for corporate use. The Serko Online product, delivers a range of essential online travel management facilities including an integrated booking engine, authorization workflow, expense management and reporting engine.
More information on Serko can be found at www.Serkoonline.com.
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