iPhone generation wants better access - KDS
The new generation of iPhone users wants mobile access to corporate T&E systems, a survey by travel IT company KDS has found.
The poll revealed that 95% of a KDS user group expected mobile access to travel bookings.
The group includes travel and procurement managers, many from major companies, with a combined travel spend of €2bn.
Of the 130 who responded, 80% said they were "very interested" in mobile access with "15%" saying they were "interested."
The survey also found that 89% of the group wanted not only mobile access but also the ability to alter bookings.
80% said they would also like to submit expense claims via mobiles during a business trip while 87% were either "very interested" or "interested" in accessing GPS for locations for meetings.
Yves Weisselberger, KDS's ceo, said: "By definition, a mobile device is a natural way to access information about your business trip.
"Iconic products like the iPhone and BlackBerry have raised the bar of user expectation - Travel & Expense systems now have to roll out enhanced apps to complement the mobile experience.
"We are at a turning point as far as mobile access to SaaS (Software as a Service) applications is concerned
"KDS solutions are already accessible on iPhone, but we're working to introduce fully optimized applications for this and other smart phone platforms."