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Amadeus, SAP Hammer Out Strategic Deal


Amadeus and SAP have put together a strategic technological agreement designed to deliver to the market a cloud-based corporate travel solution that will include online booking, expense and mobile capabilities. Amadeus indicated, in announcing the new deal, that it will integrate the SAP Cloud for Travel and Expense solution with Amadeus e-Travel Management to create an innovative unified user interface and a common workflow with a single end-to-end offering for corporate direct clients and resellers.

The new offering, which is available to customers on a global scale, is sold under Amadeus’ brand and delivers a unique end-to-end on demand solution from one single provider in the travelindustry.

Álbert Pozo, vice-president global customers for Amadeus, said: “Corporations want a complete end-to-end solution for their travel management requirements through one single provider and integrated with the rest of the company’s systems. SAP was Amadeus’ obvious choice as it is the worldwide leader in integrated enterprise solutions offering a new generation of on demand and cloud based technology.”

Hervé Couturier, executive vice-president, research & development for Amadeus, noted that: “Bringing together SAP’s enterprise solutions and Amadeus’ travel technology and expertise, enables us to set a new standard for our cooperation and deliver a unique integrated offering for corporations’ travel management.”

Franck Cohen, president of EMEA, SAP AG, said: “SAP already has a strong presence in this industry but this partnership will put us right at the heart of it. By combining Amadeus’ booking technology with our SAP Cloud Travel and Expense solution, Amadeus can now provide corporations with a unique and innovative way to respond to today’s requirements for travel management and business travelers’ expectations.”

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