Sabre to Extend Corporate Travel Management System to PeopleSoft Business Network; Sabre BTS is a Charter Merchant in the Travel and Expense E-Business Community

    FORT WORTH, Texas, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre (NYSE:   TSG) today
 announced that it is a charter merchant in the PeopleSoft Business Network,
 providing an integrated e-business solution, enabling organizations to reduce
 corporate costs and deliver e-business services that meet employees' needs.
 This agreement combines the Sabre Business Travel Solutions(R) benefits of
 book-to-expense functionality for travel and entertainment purchases with the
 PeopleSoft Business Network.
     By integrating PSBN with Sabre BTS, companies will be able to automate and
 streamline the purchase of items such as indirect goods, company services and
 business travel to reduce costs, eliminate inefficiencies and increase return
 on investment.
     Sabre BTS provides customers a total travel management solution, which is
 fully integrated with the corporation and its travel agency.  The software
 suite includes modules for travel reservations and travel policy management,
 expense reporting and decision making.  PSBN links together a variety of
 existing eBusiness communities -- travel, office supplies and benefits systems
 -- and delivers the customized corporate data to employees' desktops.
 Together, these two solutions reduce off-contract spending, increase
 compliance with corporate policies and provide greater volume-based cost
 reductions.
     "By extending Sabre BTS, we can provide our customers with an enterprise
 business-to-business portal and demonstrate Sabre's commitment to helping
 customers control costs and track expenditures in an innovative way," said
 Nancy Raynor, senior vice president of Sabre and general manager of Sabre
 Business Travel Solutions(R).  "This agreement gives our customers more tools
 to take advantage of e-commerce opportunities."
     PeopleSoft customers will be able to easily access Sabre BTS through the
 PSBN eBusiness Travel and Expense Community. Users can handle all purchases
 through one application.  Additionally, the integrated products will provide
 single-user administration capability that will reduce systems administration
 time and costs.
     "We are excited to be working with Sabre because of its proven, robust
 functionality and unsurpassed travel expertise," said Tom Glassanos, president
 of the eBusiness Solutions Division at PeopleSoft.  "Sabre's leadership in
 travel technology and its extensive travel agency customer base gives PSBN a
 strong foothold in the travel marketplace."
     Sabre is a world leader in the electronic distribution of travel and is a
 leading provider of information technology solutions for the travel and
 transportation industries, including customized software development and
 software products, transaction processing, consulting and total information
 technology outsourcing.
     Current Sabre news releases may be accessed via the Internet.
     Sabre and Sabre Business Travel Solutions are registered trademarks, and
 Sabre BTS and the Sabre logo are service marks, of an affiliate of The Sabre
 Group, Inc., soon to be known as Sabre Inc.
     Visit the Company's Web site at http://www.sabre.com.
 
 

SOURCE Sabre

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