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i:FAO wählt SilverRail zum Ausbau seines weltweiten Angebots für Bahnreisen

8 November 2012 - i:FAO, der Entwickler von cytric, Europas meist genutzter Software zur Planung, Buchung, Kostenabrechnung und Verwaltung von Geschäftsreisen gab eine neue Partnerschaft mit SilverRail Technologies bekannt, wodurch i:FAO seinen weltweiten Geschäftskunden eine länderübergreifende Buchung und Ticketausstellung im Bahnbereich anbieten kann.

Durch das Verwenden der SilverRail Technologie ist i:FAO in der Lage, seinen mehr als 3.200 Geschäftskunden und 50 Vertriebspartnern über sein Online-Buchungsystem cytric voll integrierte Preisermittlung, Verfügbarkeit und Ticketausstellung zu bieten. Diese Partnerschaft mit SilverRail erweitert die Abdeckung der weltweiten Bahnmärkte durch cytric und fügt dem bestehenden Angebot Amtrak (Vereinigte Staaten), Via Rail (Kanada) und SJ (Schweden) hinzu; weitere Bahnanbieter werden im Laufe des Jahres 2013 folgen.

Das ständig wachsende Angebot an Hochgeschwindigkeitszügen, gesteigertes Umweltbewusstsein beim Reisen und die Deregulierung der Branche haben den Personenbahnverkehr zum dynamischsten und am schnellsten wachsenden Sektor der Reiseindustrie gemacht. i:FAO wird den Anforderungen der Reisemanager durch das Anbieten einer voll integrierten Lösung gerecht, die Buchungseffizienz, integrierte Daten zum Tracking der Reisenden und Marketing-Intelligenz beinhaltet, alles in Kombination mit einem umfassenden Reisekostenmanagement. „Reisende bevorzugen Bahnreisen für Kurzstrecken, weil sie komfortabler und praktischer sind, eine höhere Produktivität zulassen und auch ökologische Vorteile haben," sagt Cameron Jones, Vizepräsident des Vertriebs von SilverRail.

i:FAO fand SilverRail besonders attraktiv, weil dessen weltweite Bahnplattform SilverCore die Integration einer einzigen Technologie für den Zugang zu mehreren Bahnbetreibern gestattet, wodurch die Notwendigkeit der Integration verschiedener Technologien und die daraus folgende Verwaltung mehrerer Technologiebeziehungen vermieden wird.

„SilverRail gab uns die großartige Möglichkeit, schrittweise weitere Bahnmärkte auf schnelle und effiziente Art zu cytric hinzuzufügen. Bahnfahren ist weiterhin ein Schwerpunkt für unsere Kunden und wir erweitern unser Bahnangebot kontinuierlich, um diese Nachfrage zu befriedigen," sagt Louis Arnitz, der CEO von i:FAO.

„Wir sind über die Zusammenarbeit mit i:FAO, einem führenden und innovativen Unternehmen im Bereich der Geschäftsreisen begeistert," sagt Cameron Jones. „Bei SilverRail vereinfachen wir den komplexen Prozess der Bahnticketausstellung und geben damit i:FAO die Möglichkeit, sein Geschäft auf neue Märkte und zu viel geringeren Kosten auszuweiten. Unsere globale Partnerschaft mit i:FAO unterstreicht, dass Geschäftsreisemanager die Bedürfnisse ihrer Kunden durch die Verwendung von marktführender Technologie erfüllen können."

Über i:FAO
Das cloud-basierte cytric System von i:FAO Group ist Europas meist genutzte „SaaS" (Software als Dienstleistung) für die Planung, Buchung und Verwaltung von Geschäftsreisen. Weltweit verwenden mehr als 3.200 große und multinationale Konzerne, mittelgroße Unternehmen und Betriebe des öffentlichen Sektors in mehr als 42 Ländern das System zur Beschaffung und Kostenrechnung von Geschäftsreisen. Durch die Verwendung von cytric buchen die Angestellten der Unternehmen ihre Geschäftsreisen einfach und zu den geringsten Kosten selbst. Zu den zusätzlichen Vorteilen gehören die Einhaltung von Reiserichtlinien, niedrigere Reiseausgaben, verringerte Verwaltungskosten und eine bequeme Kostenabrechnung. Detaillierte Informationen können auf www.cytric.com bezogen werden.

Über SilverRail Technologies
SilverRail hat die erste weltweite Vertriebsplattform erstellt, die sich auf den Personenbahnverkehr spezialisiert, wodurch Bahnbetreiber und Reiseanbieter die Möglichkeit haben, einfach miteinander zu kommunizieren. Die SilverCore Plattform fasst weltweite Informationen zum Bahnverkehr in einem einzigen, vereinheitlichten System durch direkte Verbindungen zu den Anbietern zusammen, wodurch die Such-, Buchungs- und Erfüllungsprozesse standardisiert werden. Durch das Entfernen der Komplexität des Vertriebs internationaler Bahnreisen ermöglicht SilverRail eine weltweite Suche, die von den lokalen Betreibern, geographischen Umständen und Währungen unabhängig ist. www.silverrailtech.com

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