Engineering and electronics company Bosch has partnered with Amadeus and Chrome River to develop a digital, end-to-end business travel solution.
Under the partnership, Bosch will implement Cytric Travel, Amadeus’s flagship online booking tool, with the added integration of Chrome River’s expense management tool to process the company’s global travel spend. Additionally, Bosch will use the Amadeus Mobile platform capabilities to enable its employees to stay informed during their business trip.
Bosch will use the integrated platforms to digitalise its travel and expense tool in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France, with the aim of expanding into a more global scope over time.
By combining Cytric Travel, Amadeus Mobile and the Chrome River Expense solution, Bosch says travellers will experience a seamless process from planning and booking their trip through to submitting their travel expenses. Employees will also benefit from in-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, the tool will provide a variety of content across flights, hotels, car rental, ground transportation and rail.
Alan Rich, CEO and co-founder of Chrome River, said: “Chrome River’s robust and highly scalable mobile-first expense management solution enables global organisations 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’s 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.”
Decius Valmorbida, president of travel channels at Amadeus, added: “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.”