New Version of Enterprise Back-Office Software Offers Travel Industry Unique, Competitive Tool

VICTORIA and DALLAS, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - New Version of Enterprise Back-Office Software Offers Travel Industry Unique, Competitive Tool Sabre(R) CentralCommand SM with Agresso 4.0 Allows Travel Management Companies to Increase Efficiency Through Automation and Reclaim the 30 Percent fee Paid for External Commission Recovery.

UNIT4 Business Software and Sabre Travel Network(R) have released version 4.0 of Sabre(R) CentralCommand SM? with Agresso, the ground-breaking back-office solution for travel management companies (TMCs) that live in an environment of change. Integrating the GDS, front office, travel and financial information all under one roof, CentralCommand 4.0 provides a single, shared data repository. This enables enterprise-wide data analysis and business intelligence, something no other back-office solution can claim. By automating manual tasks, CentralCommand 4.0 minimizes errors, reduces the number of staff required and eliminates the need to outsource functions like commission tracking; TMCs can recover the 30 percent commission they typically pay to external collection vendors, representing tens of thousands of dollars.

"CentralCommand 4.0 marks an even further departure from the costly disconnected, manual systems and third party vendors the travel industry is used to," says Charles Johnston, Director of Travel, UNIT4 Business Software.

"With this new version, TM swill see huge cost and time savings through more efficient management of data and financials -not to mention the ability to offer better service to their customers, giving them a growing edge over competitors," continues Johnston.

Highlights of CentralCommand 4.0 include:

  • Multi-company capabilities:All locations of a TMC can function independently and roll-up easily for corporate reporting, providing better visibility into each location's performance;

  • Consolidated invoicing: Agents can easily provide customers with all information for multiple tickets/multiple passengers in a single invoice (rather than by single person on a single invoice);

  • Improved accountability: A detailed audit trail shows when, why and by whom changes were made;

  • Automated manual processes: Automatic data load provides a real-time interface and mapping of information into the back-office faster and more accurately;

  • Greater transparency: Unused ticket tracking/issued ticket reconciliation ensures that all tickets issued are sent to accounting and unused tickets are flagged for future use, providing TMC customers with a clear picture of credits available.

CentralCommand provides accurate customer information and supports timely decision-making both now and in future. Built upon an agile architecture, CentralCommand allows business users to adapt their system easily, without costly IT intervention. This unique capability, known as post-implementation agility, delivers swift and enduring ROI for dynamic TMCs that face ongoing change.Twenty eight percent of CentralCommand customers are on Travel Weekly's 2010 Power List (http://www.travelweekly.com/article3_ektid216690.aspx), include leaders such as Hogg Robinson Group, Travel Leaders Group (Tzell), Travizon and Ovation Travel Group.

About UNIT4 Business Software

UNIT4 Business Software (http://www.unit4software.com/) in North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of UNIT4, a $517 million enterprise resource planning (ERP) company and a top six mid-market ERP software player globally.
UNIT4 Business Software's leading back-office software for the travel industry, Sabre(R)CentralCommand SM with Agresso (http://www.unit4software.com/software/centralcommand-for-travel), is a fully integrated travel and ERP solution for travel management companies living in change. The software's unique VITA(TM) architecture allows for ongoing, post-implementation changes by business users, without the external IT costs typical of disparate systems.

About Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Travel Network(R) (http://www.sabretravelnetwork.com/map.html), a Sabre Holdings(R) Company, provides the most comprehensive travel procurement solutions for corporate travel and end-to-end solutions for leisure travel.
The Sabre(R) GDS is the foundation for these solutions, providing a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects travel suppliers, including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 55,000 travel agency locations.

The names of actual companies or products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Agresso, Agresso Business World, BLINC and VITA are registered trademarks of UNIT4 Business Software.

SOURCE UNIT4 Business Software

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