Engineering and electronics company Bosch aims to digitise its primitive business travel tools for the benefit of its more than 400,000 employees worldwide.
The partnership will see Amadeus’ flagship online booking tool, citric Travel, with added integration of Chrome River’s expense management tool, which will help the company easily process its travel expenses. Additionally, Bosch will implement the Amadeus Mobile platform capabilities enabling its employees to stay informed during every step of their trip.
Bosch will digitise its travel and expense tool in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France, with a target to expand into a more global scope.
Through this, the company and travellers will experience a seamless process from planning and booking their trip to submitting their travel expenses. Employees will be able to submit their expenses no matter where they are based.
“Bosch travellers will benefit from best-in-class solutions”
“Chrome River’s deep integration with Amadeus’ online booking tool means that Bosch travellers 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,” Alan Rich, CEO and co-founder of Chrome River, said.
Bosch 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. Furthermore, this fully-digital process includes a high variety of travel content ranging from flights and hotels to cars and rail.
“Responsive to the needs of the business traveller”
Decius Valmorbida, president of Travel Channels, Amadeus, said: “Today’s market requires that companies be responsive to the needs of the business traveller, 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 traveller.
“Travel should be a pleasure whatever the purpose of the journey is, and we look forward to contributing to the Bosch travel vision.”