BCD and KDS Neo deployed by Société Générale for travel management
KDS partnership with BCD Travel brings powerful travel management software solution to larger number of corporate travel buyers.
PARIS, France and UTRECHT, Netherlands, January 7, 2016 – Société Générale, one of the largest European financial services groups, will deploy the KDS Neo platform to manage corporate travel and expenses, KDS and BCD Travel announced today. Société Générale will use Neo in business trip planning and self-booking for 11,000 users in five countries across all divisions.
KDS Neo is a door-to-door travel booking and expense management solution that eases the life of corporate travelers. It delivers complete, bookable, door-to-door itineraries and also predicts related expenses. Neo includes a calendar-based interface and auto-expense feature that lets users complete expense claims in seconds if their company activates this option.
Société Générale’s choice of Neo follows a new reseller agreement between KDS and BCD Travel to make the industry-acclaimed door-to-door travel management software application more readily available to the travel management company’s clients. Under the agreement, BCD Travel product specialists will receive ongoing training and support in KDS solutions.
“As a globally trusted leader in corporate travel management, BCD Travel carefully studies the market in search of innovations to improve both the travel experience and effectiveness of travel programs,” said Oliver Quayle, senior vice president, partners at. “The reseller agreement we’re announcing today will not only provide travel buyers with a clearer path for adopting our award-winning solutions, it also serves as a ringing endorsement of Neo by leading industry experts with deep knowledge of all the offerings available to buyers.”
“We expect wide interest in Neo among our client base,” said Rose Stratford, executive vice president, global supplier relations and strategic sourcing, BCD Travel. “The platform offers a powerful solution that drives traveler compliance and captures valuable data that procurement teams can use to secure travel program savings.”
Société Générale recently renewed its global contract with BCD Travel for five years. The financial services group has been a KDS customer in France, the U.K., Luxembourg, Belgium and The Netherlands since 2005.
About BCD Travel
BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive, and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with almost 14,900 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain the industry’s most consistent client retention rate, with 2019 sales of US$27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.
About BCD Group
BCD Group is a market leader in the travel industry. The privately-owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management and its subsidiary BCD Meetings & Events, global meetings and events agency), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking) and Airtrade (consolidation and fulfillment). BCD Group employs over 15,900 people and operates in 109 countries with total sales of US$30 billion in 2019, including US$10.9 billion partner sales. For more information, visit www.bcdgroup.com.