CSR Global’s innovative software offers a unique corporate travel management experience. The user-friendly interface can be easily integrated with any Management Information System (MIS). Travel managers can easily book accommodation, arrange for transportation, track employees and document paper-work. This interface is an online platform that centralises all travel related activities.
The technology allows employees to place travel requests on the system. The request is then moved to the manager to view and approve. Once the request has been approved, travel details such as charges, dates, duration, etc. can be entered for easy documentation. The technology can be easily integrated into a client’s already existing interface as well.
Once the travel details have been captured, clients can choose to book accommodation from their internal database or have CSR manage bookings for them. Real-time data from the interface allows clients to make informed decisions about their bookings.
CSR’s extensive database of accommodation options is made available at competitive prices. The prices fixed are not affected by the season, making them far lower than other options.
CSR has designed the platform to be easily integrated into any MIS interface. This flexibility allows clients to use the travel management system without having to change their MIS. The technology can be used to custom design a travel itinerary as well.
The technology allows clients to list vendors and manage quotations on the interface. It also helps assess the best options based on the quotes. The auctioning system captures quotes and finance related data for a more transparent audit.
Travel related documentation is a tedious task. The technology allows all documentation to be uploaded with ease. This is integrated into the HR interface for convenience and eliminates any redundant documentation. Employees and travel managers can access the interface to create and upload documents.
The technology allows travel managers to access employees’ travel related information in real-time. This lets the company track and document employees’ activities to create a report. This otherwise time consuming task has been made easy with the innovative technology.
The technology helps identify gaps in the client’s travel management system and offer custom solutions that negate these issues. By using the platform the entire process becomes a more cost-effective, efficient and transparent one. Clients can easily document their travel and keep their expenses in-check, ensuring that the processes meet the legal and financial guidelines.
Travel Assist is the mobile application version of the technology. All of the travel related details are automatically available on the mobile app which lets employees access pertinent information while they are travelling. Travel Assist offers many benefits.
- Paperless Travel: All documents related to the itinerary can be accessed on the app.
- Directions: Integrated maps for convenient travel.
- Places: A comprehensive list of ATMs, banks, restaurants, etc., is available for simplified travel.
- Emergency Information: Location specific information on police stations, the Indian Embassy, hospitals, etc.
- Etiquette Tips: Country based etiquette guides.
- Expense Management: Document travel expenses on the go.
Corporate travel managers find it difficult to ensure all norms are in place at the accommodation venue. This is where CSR steps in to provide safe, comfortable accommodation which also fits the budget. CSR runs quality checks and ensures that the standards are met.
CSR takes the responsibility of providing the lowest available prices to the client. Even if the client is unaware of a lower price, CSR will suggest a more reasonable option. CSR captures screenshots as proof of the date and time of the booking as well as the prices available at the time.
CSR Global takes special measures to ensure the client’s corporate travel policy is adhered to at the time of a booking. The following rates are checked on the platform to ensure they are within the client’s budget:
- Online travel agencies
- Last minute rates which can be extremely high or extremely low
- Corporate rates
- CSR’s rates
- Promotional rates
- Hotel rates
The process of choosing the best available price is automated thereby reducing the chances of errors. Once the best available prices are shortlisted, the list is presented to the client. Once the client opts for a certain accommodation, CSR tracks the prices as prices tend to fluctuate. CSR will then book the accommodation at the lowest available price.