The hardest part of bringing in a managed travel program for the first time is understanding what to look for before you begin. From policy control and reporting capabilities to traveler experience and support, it’s important to really consider all key features and functionality as you search for a travel management solution so you can intelligently decide what will best serve your business.
To help organizations on that search, we’ve created a checklist of the key features and functionality to look for in a business travel solution, separated into four areas of consideration — implementation, inventory and policy, visibility and scalability, and traveler experience.
One factor you'll want to consider is implementation — it’s important to gauge system requirements, process, and support before making any big commitments. And when it comes to implementation, there are a few line items we suggest you look out for:
Essentially, when thinking about implementation, you’ll want to consider:
Worst case, you get stuck with a system that takes months to get up and running, it doesn’t fit in with your tech stack and workflows, and then no one knows how to (and then therefore doesn’t) use it. Best case? You’ll be well on your way to an easy-to-manage travel program and happier travelers in no time.
Beyond implementation, there are plenty of other factors to consider in your managed travel program search. Learn more about all the features and functionality that will best fit your needs.