By definition, an ERP is an Enterprise Resource Planning tool which enables stakeholders to effectively record, manage and forecast resources for an organization. A Business Travel ERP is a similar type of platform but incorporates corporate travel data. Data can be aggregated from multiple sources such as the GDS, the company’s TMC as well as proprietary information that enriches the analytics on offer.
A Business Travel ERP typically uses modules and dashboards to provide Travel Managers, Procurement Professionals, HR Representatives, and Financial Officers with information that can help manage and define decision making for corporate travel programs.
Systems like this also assist with other operational aspects of the travel program such as negotiating with suppliers, validating policy decisions, and controlling costs.
Human Resources will also look at modules that provide information about employee well-being while traveling and identify those at a higher risk of burn-out.
Ecological impacts and attribution of travel ROI are also typically available on a Business Travel ERP.