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
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
"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
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.