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Software aimed at raising compliance
American Express Business Travel has today (April 15) launched its Pre-Trip Auditor tool in the UK to help corporates improve compliance and control spend.
The travel management company (TMC) said the software was part of a "total compliance solution" aimed at helping companies "gain control over expenses by requiring employees to book travel within the guidelines of the corporate travel policy."
Amex said that if a booking was out of policy and needed approval, Pre-Trip Auditor would send an e-mail to the line manager.
This would include the reason for the trip and which part of the policy would be breached if it went ahead.
Paul Hargreaves, Amex's vp and general manager, Business Travel UK & Ireland and Global Foreign Exchange Services, said: "With an increased focus on preventing costs at the point of sale, clients are looking for an end-to-end solution that allows them to quickly implement new travel polices as well as giving them maximum control over their travel and drive cost savings."
The tool was rolled out in the US in 2007 and in Canada last year.