Tag Archives: Cornerstone Information Systems

Predictive Analytics: Not Just For The Point Of Sale

By | April 24, 2018

Used mostly for policy and preferred supplier modeling or to sense travelers’ wants and needs when they make bookings, predictive tech in travel management holds a lot more promise. Potential use cases for predictive analytics range from the practical to the big picture. Wouldn’t it be good to know if an employee is burned out and about to… Read More »

Mat Orrego On Approaching And Solving Problems In The Travel Industry, Part 1

By | February 21, 2018

Today’s advisor is Mat Orrego, CEO and founder of Cornerstone Information Systems. This is the first installment of his two-part series on approaching and solving problems in the travel industry. One of his key takeaways is that this industry doesn’t necessarily have the constraints that many think it does. Part 1: How you approach problems could be(come) the… Read More »

Want Data Insights? Travel Inc. Says Ask Alexa

By | August 2, 2017

Voice-assisted search is exploding, and along with it comes the opportunity for traveler service and transactions. What about data? A number of companies are looking into this, but Atlanta-based Travel Incorporated aims to be the first corporate travel provider to release a working product. Building off its proprietary reporting tool, Evolution, a new Travel Inc. “bot engine” allows… Read More »

Cornerstone Wins Federal Data Account As Concur Sunsets TravelTrax

By | May 16, 2017

Concur is phasing out the TravelTrax data solution and its biggest user, the U.S. federal government, is switching to Cornerstone Information Systems. A Concur representative confirmed the company would be sunsetting TravelTrax by next year. “We are committed to the travel analytics space and will continue to invest and innovate in this area,” according to the spokesperson. “We are… Read More »

New Agency Automation Player Targeting Mid-Office And Point-Of-Sale Advances

By | February 19, 2016

There’s a new entrant eyeing a spot in the travel agent technology field. Centered on a rules engine, Fociss Travel System would help corporate travel management companies connect various customer-facing tasks with behind-the-scenes automation. The idea is to make agents more efficient and improve customer service. The first step is a new cloud-based mid-office system “because that’s what so many people want,” said… Read More »

EU Privacy Ruling Creates Legal, Tech Uncertainty

By | October 8, 2015

[UPDATE, Oct. 9: Amadeus statement included. An Oct. 12 BCD Travel statement is here.] Travel and expense management providers don’t expect drastic changes in response to the European Court of Justice’s annulment of a key EU-U.S. data privacy accord. The data will still flow. But they’re attentive to these and similar developments, and thinking about where they may . . . The… Read More »

Grasping At Remedies For The Hotel Data Normalization Headache

By | July 23, 2015

Hotel data normalization. Sounds deadly boring, right? Mention the concept to corporate travel people, and the feeling is more like frustration. Grasp Technologies is testing a remedy that executives claim could actually make the process a snap. They’re not the only ones. Cornerstone Information Systems also has something up its sleeve. Hotel booking data tends to be a… Read More »