Bosch and Amadeus agree partnership to digitise travel booking and expense management

Bosch and Amadeus agree partnership to digitise travel booking and expense management

Engineering and electronics giant Bosch has agreed a partnership with Amadeus to use its online corporate travel booking tool cytric Travel.

The firm, which employs 401,000 people, will also integrate Chrome River’s expense management tool, which will help the company process its global travel spend.

Bosch will also make use of the Amadeus Mobile platform to enable its employees to stay informed during every step of their trip.

The partnership means Bosch will digitise its travel and expense tool in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France, with a target to expand into a more global scope.

Alan Rich, chief executive and co-founder of Chrome River, said: “Chrome River’s robust and highly scalable mobile-first expense management solution enables global organizations to offer a seamless experience to their employees, no matter where they are based, or how they submit their expenses.

“Chrome River’s deep integration with Amadeus’ online booking tool means that Bosch travelers will benefit from best-in-class solutions that both enhance the employee experience and provide deep cost-control capabilities for the company’s travel and finance teams.”

Decius Valmorbida, president of travel channels at Amadeus, added: “Today’s market requires that companies be responsive to the needs of the business traveler, whilst remaining focused on cost control and compliance.

“We are thrilled to work with Bosch in partnership with Chrome River to help provide more cost-effective solutions for the company and better journeys for the traveler. Travel should be a pleasure whatever the purpose of the journey is, and we look forward to contributing to the Bosch travel vision.”

Amadeus said by combining cytric Travel, the Amadeus Mobile platform, and the Chrome River solution, Bosch employees will experience “a seamless process from planning and booking their trip to submitting their travel expenses”.

Employees will also benefit from on-trip support, such as help with directions, securing ground transportation, making restaurant reservations and taking pictures of receipts that will be simultaneously available in the mobile-first solution.

The partnership will also see a wide range of travel content ranging from flights and hotels to cars and rail made available to Bosch travellers.

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