Grasp Technologies

After Selling, Grasp Technologies Founder Mueller Drops CEO Post
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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. …

Corporate Travel Data Trio: Domestic Airfares Keep Falling
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Corporate Travel Data Trio: Domestic Airfares Keep Falling

U.S. government domestic airfare data published a few weeks ago showed a deepening downward trend. A few Wall Street analysts and Delta CEO Ed Bastian said that information did not reflect market realities. But data from several other airfare benchmarking sources, including a trio of corporate travel data handlers, formed a consensus: despite solid demand…

Grasp’s Virtual Payment Solution Strives For Standard Status
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Grasp’s Virtual Payment Solution Strives For Standard Status

More hotel chains are adopting a solution developed by Grasp Technologies and Marriott International for the vexing problem of communicating virtual payment instructions to properties. “Right now, we’ve launched with Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Hyatt,” said Grasp senior sales director for virtual payments Stacey Mack during a webinar last week. “We will bring on more…

Conferma Preps More Contactless Payment, The ‘Final Piece’ In Virtual Card Success
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Conferma Preps More Contactless Payment, The ‘Final Piece’ In Virtual Card Success

Sabre-owned virtual payments company Conferma Pay expects by January to provision virtual cards into digital wallets for travel bookings. It’s another means for virtual payment to dispense with 20th-century technology. Faxes now handle a minority of Conferma Pay’s virtual card authorizations to hotel properties, with more reliable, secure email and API connections growing in usage…

If Corporate Travel Data Is ‘Awful,’ Here’s Why

If Corporate Travel Data Is ‘Awful,’ Here’s Why

“As we all know,” said S&P Global director of global travel and meetings Ann Dery, “TMC data is horrendously awful.” Dery’s comment at the Global Business Travel Association convention in August elicited faux disbelief from co-panelist Steve Sitto, senior group manager for global travel, events and mobility supply chain at Tesla.  They elaborated.  “I don’t…

CWT Invests In Reporting To Join Separately Booked Trip Components
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CWT Invests In Reporting To Join Separately Booked Trip Components

CWT earmarked some of its development budget for new trip reporting that pulls in info from multiple bookings to make client data more comprehensive. The travel management company expects it to roll out early next year as part of a new analytics solution.  Depending on the client, upwards of 30 percent of trips may have…

Reporter’s Notebook: GBTA Convention Spotlights Efforts To Digitize And Centralize Payment
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Reporter’s Notebook: GBTA Convention Spotlights Efforts To Digitize And Centralize Payment

“The pandemic has had a huge impact across the payments space,” according to Visa Business Solutions senior director Ryan Grabau. “People want to be more digital, for sustainability or because everyone is working remotely. They want to pay contactless. Organizations want more control in managing expenditures and cash flow.” Grabau spoke here last month during…

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