Runzheimer International Announces Private Beta Launch of SmartTrip(TM)
WATERFORD, Wisc., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Runzheimer International announced today the private beta launch of SmartTrip(TM), a powerful new corporate travel solution designed to reward employees for booking low-cost travel, while giving businesses better ways to manage and enforce corporate travel policies. SmartTrip provides a unique incentive structure that maximizes savings for companies and provides flexibility to employees booking travel.
To use SmartTrip, a traveler enters their trip details, and the system will calculate the estimated cost utilizing Runzheimer International’s industry-leading travel benchmarks. Then, the traveler uses their preferred booking method–comparing their travel arrangements to the defined benchmark for the trip. SmartTrip then measures the difference between actual expenses and the benchmark, with the goal being for the employee to “beat” the benchmark. If they remain at or under the benchmark cost, the employee is rewarded and the company saves. Companies can customize benchmarks to meet their needs and all costs are tracked through their expense management solution.
“Business travel costs companies more than $10,000 per business traveler annually,” said Heidi Skatrud, vice president of product management for Runzheimer International. “Many companies look to reduce those costs through better program management and employee compliance, yet it’s been reported that only 43% of business travelers follow company travel policy and use preferred vendors. SmartTrip makes it easy and fun for employees to stick to company guidelines, adding a ‘gamification’ element to the process. Companies will decrease travel costs and increase compliance with their travel policies. And, measuring cost savings and expense management is effortless for the employer. It’s a win/win for everyone involved.”
SmartTrip can lead to savings up to 15% on travel program costs. In addition to the perk of being rewarded for making smart travel choices, employees using SmartTrip have found it to be flexible, straightforward and fun.
Runzheimer is actively seeking new beta clients to work with SmartTrip. To learn more about becoming a beta client, please contact email@example.com or call 800-552-1702 ext.2340. For more information on SmartTrip, please visit http://runzheimer.com/SmartTrip.
About Runzheimer International
Founded in 1933, Runzheimer International serves 60 percent of the Fortune 500 and numerous government agencies. Recognized for providing innovative solutions relating to Total Employee Mobility®, Runzheimer is the global leader in workforce mobility programs including business vehicles, business travel, corporate aircraft, employee relocation and compensation, and mobile device management.
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