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Expensify Stakes A Lot On New Expense Management Approach

A top choice for expense software, especially among small and midsized enterprises, Expensify has always wanted to be something more. Its founder and CEO is not afraid to take risks. In the face of strong headwinds 15 years after its inception, Expensify is putting a lot on the line with its latest concept for expensing. …

United Move Prompts Some Buyers To Again Find Direct Channel Insufficient

Surprised to find last week that United Airlines made their negotiated rates available to travelers via its website and mobile app, some corporate travel buyers took a closer look at functionality the airline built to support their needs. While United has done more than some other carriers to legitimize supplier-direct channels for managed travel, “better…

Poll: Artificial Intelligence Emerging Slowly For Travel Buyers

A GBTA survey this month of more than 300 travel buyers found that 6 percent were using artificial intelligence in their programs, and 7 percent saw it as a top priority for 2024. One-third called it “important but not a top priority” for next year, while 37 percent said it was “low/no” priority and 16…

Notebook: Travel Buyers Discuss Booking Channel Policy Flavors And Tradeoffs

Asked how corporate travel buyers should deal with fares found outside preferred booking channels, Cisco senior global procurement service leader for travel and card Carlos Almendros said, “You’ll get a different answer for every buyer.” Travel managers also speaking at the Global Business Travel Association convention last month supported the variety of approaches and considered…

After Selling, Grasp Technologies Founder Mueller Drops CEO Post

Erik Mueller is no longer CEO of Grasp Technologies, the corporate travel data consolidator and analytics company he founded in 1996. Also a virtual payment provider, Grasp has been under new ownership for about two years. Waverock Software, which acquires, manages and grows enterprise software businesses, in December 2021 announced a “strategic investment” in Grasp. …

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