Published on : Monday, May 9, 2016
Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, and Coupa Software, a leader in cloud-based spend management, announced today an agreement that will allow industry leading corporations using Sabre’s GetThere online booking solution to seamlessly integrate booking data to Coupa’s cloud-based expense management solution.
Following the integration of these two travel and expense systems, business travelers will be able to book their travel through GetThere and then access an automatically-generated Coupa expense report for their trip, saving travelers time and providing corporations a seamless solution for capturing and measuring their travel investment.
This integration will be featured during Coupa Inspire ’16, taking place May 10 – 12, 2016 at the Westin St. Francis Union Square in San Francisco, CA. Coupa Inspire ‘16 is a premier cloud spend management industry gathering that will bring together nearly 2,000 finance professionals, procurement leaders and industry analysts and inspire them to “Rethink The Possible.” Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, and his son, Sam Branson, a social entrepreneur, filmmaker and adventurer, will be featured speakers in an exclusive keynote during the event.
“Coupa is laser-focused on all the ways an employee spends money from expense to procurement to invoicing and creating a single, unified experience around this spending. This is what drives strong adoption and allows our customers to reach savings and compliance goals they previously never thought would be possible,” said J.J. Freitag, vice president technology partnerships and corporate development at Coupa. “One of the greatest pain-points for business travelers is the time-consuming process of creating expense reports. The Coupa Expense Management connection to GetThere will reduce friction and make the process virtually effortless for travelers everywhere.”
A Sabre brand, GetThere is a best-in-class online booking system used by many of the world’s largest and most successful corporations. By using GetThere, corporations achieve tangible cost savings and high traveler adoption rates.
“At Sabre, we are transforming the traveler experience. Our vision relies on three pillars – best-in-class itinerary management, comprehensive booking solutions, and powerful expense management – all integrated into a seamless, easy-to-use system for travelers and corporations,” said Clinton Anderson, senior vice president of Sabre Traveler Experience. “Coupa’s focus on the user experience fits well with Sabre’s commitment to offer consumer-grade interfaces to our B2B customers and their travelers.”
Coupa and Sabre plan to make GetThere integration available to select customers in Q3 2016. This collaboration will add another leading travel provider to Coupa’s unified spend management platform.