American Express Business Travel Introduces Next Generation Management Information Reporting Solution

Speaking from the 39th annual National Business Travel Association (NBTA) International Convention, American Express Business Travel today unveiled its new Web-based management information (MI) data reporting solution, American Express AXIS @ Work. American Express also introduced a new Management Information practice area within its Advisory Services group.

American Express AXIS @ Work draws in and unifies information from more than 60 critical global business markets to present corporate travel purchasers and managers with centralized, online access to the comprehensive data resulting from their firms business expenditures. The new American Express AXIS @ Work builds on and advances its predecessor solution (known as American Express @ Work Reporting) with enhanced user navigation and MI reporting capabilities such as:

  • An intuitive graphic user interface
  • Dashboards featuring key indicators
  • Standard reports to simplify information gathering
  • Customizable reports to suit unique needs

Accessible, accurate management information is a table stake clients tell us they must have to meet the twin goals of program savings and control. The data itself must be comprehensive and of the highest-quality, but when reported, it must lead them to the most relevant business insight, at-a-glance, said Andrew J. McGraw, Senior Vice President and General Manager, American Express Business Travel North America. With its intuitive navigation, graphic dashboards, and standard and customizable reports, American Express AXIS @ Work channels our global data into actionable data, helping clients to more quickly pinpoint opportunities for program improvement.

McGraw added, American Express AXIS @ Work represents a step change technological leap in how we will help our clients with spend analysis, preferred supplier management, travel policy effectiveness and traveler purchasing compliance.

American Express AXIS @ Work, will be made available globally and rolled-out over the coming months. Further capabilities are anticipated such as for Meetings Management and Environmental (also known as Eco) reporting. The Eco-reporting facet, for example, envisions carbon footprint and emissions calculation for air, rail and car travel.

New American Express Advisory Services MI Practice Area

As an additive complement to the American Express AXIS @ Work launch, American Express also introduced a new specialty area dedicated to Management Information within its Advisory Services group. Management Information experts will integrate data from American Express AXIS @ Work with corporate card, airline, hotel, car rental and other suppliers data to determine spending trends, identify T&E savings opportunities, and recommend strategies for optimizing and maximizing travel spend.

About American Express Business Travel

American Express Business Travel (www.americanexpress.com/businesstravel), a division of the American Express Company, is dedicated to helping its clients realize the greatest possible value from their investment in travel through increased cost savings, outstanding customer service and greater spend control. For small businesses, medium-sized enterprises and multinational corporations, American Express Business Travel provides a combination of industry-leading booking technology, travel management consulting expertise, strategic sourcing and supplier negotiation support and customer service available online and offline, around the world.

American Express operates one of the world's largest travel agency networks with over 2,200 travel service locations in over 140 countries and territories worldwide. The Company processed $21.8 billion in global travel sales in 2006.

American Express Company (www.americanexpress.com) is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a world leader in charge and credit cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, business services and international banking.

Contacts:

American Express Business Travel
Tracy Paurowski, 212-640-8409
Tracy.j.paurowski@aexp.com
or
Sloane & Company
Emily Porro, 212-446-1874
eporro@sloanepr.com

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