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Dec 2, 2020

TripActions Academy: Navigating the RFP Process with TripActions

Samantha Shankman

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Crafting a Request For Proposal (RFP) is often a necessary step in soliciting a new corporate travel management solution. It’s also a great opportunity to align your business objectives with the most effective corporate travel management solution. But the landscape for corporate travel management has changed dramatically in the last decade, so traditional approaches to RFPs may need a refresh.

TripActions Academy Course 26: Navigating the RFP Process provides a step-by-step journey through the RFP process while helping illustrate the key factors and nuances to consider when looking for a modern TMC.

What is the TripActions Academy? It is a free series of courses that corporate travel program managers can take to strengthen their foundation of corporate travel and expense management skills, learn best practices, and bring new focus to their organization’s corporate T&E program. The Academy’s goal is to provide access to anyone and everyone that wants a high-level overview of corporate travel and expense fundamentals and user- and technology-first programs, policies, and tech.

Course 26: Navigating the RFP Process with TripActions

TripActions Academy Course 26: Navigating the RFP Process starts by reviewing recent changes to the corporate travel management industry that could have a significant impact on your platform evaluation and decision-making process. The most effective strategy when considering new technology is to speak directly with the representative of a particular TMC and see the product in action with a demo. Realistically, however, the request for proposal process is often a necessary step for large organizations that have to consider several options before making a selection.

The RFP process is also particularly helpful to new corporate travel managers who can gain invaluable industry knowledge while educating themselves on the current market. This course highlights five major themes to explore and provides the exact questions to ask to ensure whether a TMC can deliver what you need. You’ll also hear directly from John Isom, Sales Enablement Strategist at TripActions, who created the TripActions RFP process.

The following sections are included in Course 26:

  • What is an RFP in Corporate Travel?
  • Why the RFP Process is Important
  • A TripActions Guide to the Modern RFP Process
  • Meet John Isom from the TripActions RFP Team

    Unlike traditional corporate travel solutions, TripActions is the only complete, end-to-end global travel, payments and expense management solution. The comprehensive, unified global platform includes online booking, 24/7 365 expert travel agents, robust global inventory, and payments and expenses, a major consideration when reviewing how an RFP is built.

By putting users front and center in its product, TripActions creates a better user experience, which ultimately drives platform adoption. With adoption high, finance and travel leaders gain the spend visibility, control, data and insights needed to optimize programs and policies for employee experience and cost savings. And the platform is so good that employees will want to book your personal travel on TripActions, too.

Join us today for free in the TripActions Academy to learn about the foundations of modern corporate travel and expense management, and get deep insight into policy, inventory, and success.

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