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New Version of Enterprise Back-Office Software Offers Travel Industry Unique, Competitive Tool

January 6, 2011

VICTORIA, British Columbia and DALLAS, January 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

– New Version of Enterprise Back-Office Software Offers Travel Industry
Unique, Competitive Tool Sabre(R) CentralCommand SM with Agresso 4.0 Allows
Travel Management Companies to Increase Efficiency Through Automation and
Reclaim the 30 Percent fee Paid for External Commission Recovery

UNIT4 Business Software and Sabre Travel Network(R) have released version
4.0 of Sabre(R) CentralCommand SMÓš  with Agresso, the ground-breaking
back-office solution for travel management companies (TMCs) that live in an
environment of change. Integrating the GDS, front office, travel and
financial information all under one roof, CentralCommand 4.0 provides a
single, shared data repository. This enables enterprise-wide data analysis
and business intelligence, something no other back-office solution can claim.
By automating manual tasks, CentralCommand 4.0 minimizes errors, reduces the
number of staff required and eliminates the need to outsource functions like
commission tracking; TMCs can recover the 30 percent commission they
typically pay to external collection vendors, representing tens of thousands
of dollars.

“CentralCommand 4.0 marks an even further departure from the costly
disconnected, manual systems and third party vendors the travel industry is
used to,” says Charles Johnston, Director of Travel, UNIT4 Business Software.
“With this new version, TM swill see huge cost and time savings through more
efficient management of data and financials -not to mention the ability to
offer better service to their customers, giving them a growing edge over
competitors,” continues Johnston.

    Highlights of CentralCommand 4.0 include:

    - Multi-company capabilities:All locations of a TMC can function
    independently and roll-up easily for corporate reporting, providing
    better visibility into each location's performance;

    - Consolidated invoicing: Agents can easily provide customers with all
    information for multiple tickets/multiple passengers in a single invoice
    (rather than by single person on a single invoice);

    - Improved accountability: A detailed audit trail shows when, why and by
    whom changes were made;

    - Automated manual processes: Automatic data load provides a real-time
    interface and mapping of information into the back-office faster and more
    accurately;

    - Greater transparency: Unused ticket tracking/issued ticket
    reconciliation ensures that all tickets issued are sent to accounting and
    unused tickets are flagged for future use, providing TMC customers with a
    clear picture of credits available.

CentralCommand provides accurate customer information and supports timely
decision-making both now and in future. Built upon an agile architecture,
CentralCommand allows business users to adapt their system easily, without
costly IT intervention. This unique capability, known as post-implementation
agility, delivers swift and enduring ROI for dynamic TMCs that face ongoing
change.Twenty eight percent of CentralCommand customers are on Travel
Weekly’s 2010 Power List (
http://www.travelweekly.com/article3_ektid216690.aspx), include leaders such
as Hogg Robinson Group, Travel Leaders Group (Tzell), Travizon and Ovation
Travel Group.

About UNIT4 Business Software

UNIT4 Business Software (http://www.unit4software.com/) in North America
is a wholly owned subsidiary of UNIT4, a $517 million enterprise resource
planning (ERP) company and a top six mid-market ERP software player globally.
UNIT4 Business Software’s leading back-office software for the travel
industry, Sabre(R)CentralCommand SM with Agresso (
http://www.unit4software.com/software/centralcommand-for-travel), is a fully
integrated travel and ERP solution for travel management companies living in
change. The software’s unique VITA(TM) architecture allows for ongoing,
post-implementation changes by business users, without the external IT costs
typical of disparate systems.

About Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Travel Network(R) (http://www.sabretravelnetwork.com/map.html), a
Sabre Holdings(R) Company, provides the most comprehensive travel procurement
solutions for corporate travel and end-to-end solutions for leisure travel.
The Sabre(R) GDS is the foundation for these solutions, providing a
ready-built efficient marketplace that connects travel suppliers, including
hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 55,000 travel
agency locations.

The names of actual companies or products mentioned herein may be the
trademarks of their respective owners. Agresso, Agresso Business World, BLINC
and VITA are registered trademarks of UNIT4 Business Software.

    Media contact:
    Sarah Milner
    Marketing & Communications Manager, UNIT4 Business Software
    P: +1-250-704-4484
    C: +1-250-516-2137
    E: sarah.milner@unit4.com
    Twitter: @UNIT4SoftwareNA

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