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Helping cut the cost of business travel

Serko Lets Business Travellers Ask For Permission Rather Than Beg For Forgiveness

Integration between Serko Incharge and Serko Online enables pre-trip approval of trip expenses and helps cut the cost of business travel

23rd April, 2014. Serko, the Australasian leader in online travel booking and expense management, today announced the launch of new functionality that allows users of Serko Online and Serko Incharge to pre-approve trip expenses before users leave on business trips.

Today, most business expenses are approved after the expense has been incurred, which makes cost control extremely challenging for organisations as they often don’t know what their expense amount is until it’s too late. By using Serko Online and Serko Incharge in tandem, organisations can now pre-approve air, hire car and hotel spend before any money gets spent. With travel expenses pre-approved organisations can tightly control spend on travel and expenses, and can move to a more efficient mode of managing expenses by exception.

In addition to pre-trip approval, the integrated Serko Online, Serko Incharge solution allows organisations to simplify the approvals workflow and align travel approval with the expense approvals workflow. With a single workflow for all trip expenses, approvals happen faster, which is good for travellers and managers.

Darrin Grafton, Serko Chief Executive Officer said “This is important for Serko as it’s the first major integration between Serko Online and Serko Incharge, the online expense management solution we acquired at the beginning of the year. The integration clearly demonstrates the benefit and value of working with a single integrated solution provider for travel booking and expense management and is the first of many integrated features that we plan to roll out over the next 12 months.”

The integrated function is available to all Serko Online and Serko Incharge customers immediately. Watch a short video here to learn more about the new functionality.

About Serko

Serko is Australasia’s leading online travel booking company for businesses and government agencies. With its HQ in Auckland New Zealand, and with offices in Sydney Australia, Xi’an City China and Gurgaon, India, Serko employs more than 90 people.

Serko Online is an online booking engine used by administrators and travellers to book flights, accommodation and car hire from the broadest possible set of travel providers. The engine guarantees that travel bookings comply with corporate travel management policy without limiting the users’ choice of travel provider.
Serko is part of the Mundi Global Alliance that provides corporations with the ability to book air travel, car hire and hotels anywhere in the world. Working with the best-in-class local providers in the USA and Europe Mundi is the only true ‘glocal’ travel provider for multi-national organisations.

Visit www.serko.com for more information

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