Sabre and UNIT4 Renew SignificantPartnership to Transform Back-Offices in Travel Industry
VICTORIA, British Columbia and SOUTHLAKE, Texas, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- UNIT4 Business Software (http://www.unit4software.com), a division of UNIT4, the world's leading provider of business software for fast changing organizations, and Sabre Travel Network today announced the seven-year renewal of their partnership to advance their travel back-office software, Sabre CentralCommand with Agresso. Representing a significant investment, the agreement reflects the success of CentralCommand in helping large travel management companies (TMCs) be more efficient, more profitable and able to embrace business change independently in a simple, quick and cost-effective way.
"Continuing our successful journey with Sabre will provide ongoing benefits to our customers, which include many of Sabre's largest clients," says Ab van Marion, COO of UNIT4. "Our partnership represents a clear commitment to ongoing R&D in CentralCommand ensuring it remains the most agile business information system available for the travel industry. We look forward to evolving CentralCommand, responding to new technology trends like the cloud, and further establishing our presence in this key sector." CentralCommand is a fully-integrated travel accounting and back-office financial management and business intelligence solution. With its ability to automate manual tasks and its multi-lingual, multi-currency, and multi-country capabilities, CentralCommand has seen particular success among large TMCs with multiple locations, multiple lines of business and global operations.
"CentralCommand combines best in class financial management tools with Sabre's industry-leading back-office solutions for large TMCs. Specifically designed for the travel industry, CentralCommand helps customers save money, increase productivity and access critical business information, no matter how challenging or rapidly changing their business environment is," said Chris Kroeger, senior vice president of marketing for Sabre Travel Network. "For Sabre Travel Network, offering CentralCommand in partnership with UNIT4 represents an important part of our Sabre Red portfolio, ensuring we have the most robust selection of business intelligence products." CentralCommand's unique architecture is specifically designed for organizations that are facing frequent, ongoing change - a hallmark of the travel industry where key performance indicators are highly fluid, mergers and acquisitions occur and considerable regulatory and competitive pressures exist. With CentralCommand, customers can quickly respond to changing business needs.
Sabre and UNIT4 originally partnered in 2002 to create CentralCommand, which is now used by TMCs across North America, Latin America and Europe.
About UNIT4 Business Software UNIT4 Business Software in North America (http://www.unit4software.com) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UNIT4, a $576 million enterprise resource planning (ERP) company and a top six mid-market ERP software player globally. UNIT4 Business Software's leading ERP product for organizations living in change, Agresso Business World, is widely acknowledged as the business software solution that delivers the lowest Total Cost of Change. The software's unique VITA™ architecture allows for ongoing, post-implementation changes by business users, without the external IT costs typical of disparate systems.
Over 3,000 companies and organizations in 100 countries deploy Agresso Business World for both operational support and strategic management. The company's role-based, Web Services and Services-Oriented Architecture (SOA) enabled solutions include Financial Management, Human Resources and Payroll, Procurement Management, Project Costing and Billing, Reporting and Analytics, Business Process Automation, and Field Services and Asset Maintenance.
About Sabre Travel Network Sabre Travel Network is the world's leading provider of high-performance travel solutions. By combining its unique expertise and leading technology, Sabre powers business performance across the travel industry. Sabre's multi-channel merchandising and procurement solutions enable corporate and leisure agencies, corporate travel programs, airlines, hotels and other travel suppliers around the world to make money, save money and provide better customer service. Sabre Holdings connects people with the world's greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry.
The names of actual companies or products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Agresso, Agresso Business World, BLINC and VITA are registered trademarks of UNIT4 Business Software.
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