Tourvest Travel Services embraces mobile reporting
Tourvest Travel Services (TTS), the travel management division of the Tourvest group of companies, has implemented MicroStrategy’s Business Intelligence Platform in a move which will see TTS become the first company in the travel and tourism industry to offer mobile access to high-level management reports.
NASDAQ-listed MicroStrategy is a global leader in the provision of business intelligence and mobile solutions and TTS chief information officer Louis van Zyl says MicroStrategy’s pioneering technology will allow TTS to give its clients a standard of management reporting that is currently unparalleled in the local industry.
For starters we will be the first travel management company with the ability to deliver management reports to mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. Secondly, the quality, scalability and customizability of the reports will be unlike anything seen before by travel managers.Van Zyl says TTS’s clients will now be able to import up-to-date data from a variety of disparate sources and present it in a highly visual and interactive manner. The ease of use of the technology is best demonstrated by its self-service dashboard creation. Intuitive drag and drop actions let you arrange, resize and format your data into any number of different graphic illustrations, including geo mapping, allowing clients to analyse the data from many different perspectives,‰ he says.
Van Zyl says the introduction of MicroStrategy is the latest example of TTS using state-of-the-art technology to add value to its clients travel management. It signals our intention to move away from pull reporting, where our clients have to come to us for information, to push reporting, where our clients always have ready access to the information they need to make informed decisions on the spot, he says.
TTS is a leader in the corporate travel management market, providing travel management services to 50 of South Africa’s top 100 companies. It comprises renowned travel brands Seekers Travel and American Express Travel Services as well as regionally focused Indojet and Maties Travel.