Managing travel procurement from the cloud

| 0 Comments
From_the_cloud.jpgA cloud-based e-procurement tool has the capability to host a fully fledged online travel management solution, Sarah Holford, Head of Account Management & Implementations at MyMarket.com, tells SmartProcurement.

The online workflow makes for easy access and cost efficiency all bookings (domestic, regional, international and groups) can be coupled to an e-system, says Holford.

Case Study

Tsebo Outsourcing Group (Tsebo) applies MyMarket.com’s e-procurement platform as a fully fledged Travel Management solution. It enjoys an e-travel service that is flexible, has a 24/7 offering and multiple approval methods (i.e. SMS, mobi, email and online).

DarrylLuscos.jpgAll documents issue online and in real time -  within minutes from approval, says Darryl Luscos, group procurement systems manager for Invalu, Tsebo Outsourcing Group’s dedicated procurement division.

“The minute the first PA committed the first purchase order, I got an email saying: ‘Wow, this is fantastic, it took me two minutes to do the entire booking and I’ve already got the e-ticket!’

Luscos drove the adoption of MyMarket.com as Tsebo’s e-travel solution.

At a meeting with SAA, shortly after taking on the portfolio, the carrier informed Darryl which band Tsebo fitted into and, therefore, what discount it qualified for. Darryl had no facts of his own; he had no idea what they were spending.

“I landed the travel portfolio for my sins – but mostly because of its integration capability with MyMarket.com – and it has been an absolute pleasure to manage since.”

In travel, the price is controlled by the airlines. You are a price taker. But what you can influence is internal booking behaviour, like purchasing in advance to get the best rates and savings of the day. Through the system we manage behaviour right down to the lowest level, being the item, says Luscos.

Since Tsebo moved travel onto MyMarket.com’s fully integrate online booking solution, a reduction in transaction cost has been recorded, he says. “Our total saving is 35% when compared with traditional booking costs overall. Just by going online saved us about R600 000 in transaction fees (assuming we maintained the same level of spend as the previous year). Factoring in visual guilt, we’ve been able to save a further 16% in airfare costs.

The system makes such detailed information available to bookers and travellers, he doesn’t have to actively manage behaviour anymore. “The traveller has taken responsibility for their own actions – as has the line manager when approving the transactions.

Holford notes, however, that when an executive requires that extra special service or high touch booking assistance, mymarket.com as a travel solutions partner has a team of dynamic staff waiting in the wings.

For more information on applying cloud-based e-procurement in your organisation email sarahh@mymarket.com.

Darryl Luscos was interviewed by 'Business Travel Now'.

Leave a comment


SmartProcurement Newsletter
X

Please enter your details below to receive the SmartProcurement Newsletter for FREE on a regular basis.

As part of the SmartProcurement Newsletter you will be receiving World Class Procurement News, Tools, Tips, Tactics, Procurement Training updates, Upcoming Events, and the latest Procurement Career Openings.

* Email Address:
* Title:
* First Name:
* Surname:
* Company:
  Position:
* Country:
* Public / Private:

 

Career opportunites

Sourcing

  • >500 000 Gauteng Permanent Procurement Officer / Specialist Strategic Sourcing
Sourcing R 800 000 – R 1.0 million ...More

Sourcing

  • >500 000 Gauteng Permanent Procurement Officer / Specialist Strategic Sourcing
Sourcing R 800 000 – R 1.0 million ...More

Supply Chain Planner

  • <500 000 >500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Supply Chain
 Supply Chain Planner R 350 000 - R550 ...More

Supply Chain Planner

  • <500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Supply Chain
Supply Chain Planner .R 350 000 - R550 ...More

Supply Chain Planner

  • <500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Supply Chain
Supply Chain Planner .R 350 000 - R550 ...More

Supply Chain Planner

  • <500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Supply Chain
Supply Chain Planner .R 350 000 - R550 ...More

Supply Chain Planner

  • <500 000 >500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Supply Chain
Supply Chain Planner R 350 000 - R550 ...More

Demand Planner.

  • <500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Strategic Sourcing
Demand Planner.R 400 000 – R 500 000 ...More

Logistics Specialist

  • >500 000 Gauteng Logistics & Warehousing Permanent Procurement Officer / Specialist
Logistics Specialist,R 400 000 – R 500 000 ...More

Warehouse & Distribution Manager

  • >500 000 Gauteng Logistics & Warehousing Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent
Warehouse & Distribution Manager.R 550 000 – R ...More

Operations Excellence Manager

  • >500 000 KwaZulu Natal Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Supply Chain
Operations Excellence Manager,R 700 000 – R 800 ...More

Operations Excellence Manager

  • >500 000 KwaZulu Natal Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Procurement Management
Operations Excellence Manager:R 750 000 – R 850 ...More

Supply Chain Manager

  • >500 000 Gauteng Permanent Supply Chain
https://www.tech-pro.co.za/pages/jobdetail.aspx#!Gauteng/Supply%20Chain/Supply%20Chain%20Optimization%20Manager/TP2004313/MMaR 900 000 – R 1.0 million CTC ...More

Procurement Specialist / Buyer

  • <500 000 >500 000 Permanent Procurement Officer / Specialist
Job Purpose/Scope The role will manage relatively small

Assistant Distribution Center Operations Manager

  • <500 000 Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Procurement Management Western Cape
(Total Cost to Company R360K-R420K) .Location: Cape Town.Opportunity ...More

Business Analyst Continuous Improvement Analyst

  • <500 000 Analyst Permanent Supplier / Business Development Western Cape
(Total Cost to Company R550K – R650K)Role: Business ...More

Senior Analyst

  • >500 000 Analyst Gauteng Permanent Projects / Category Management
(Total Cost to Company R600k – R700K) excluding ...More

Demand Planner

  • <500 000 Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Supplier / Business Development Western Cape
(Total Cost to Company R500K-R650K) Location: Cape TownThe opportunity ...More

Demand Planner

  • >500 000 Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Supplier / Business Development Western Cape
 (Total Cost to Company R500K-R650K) Location: Cape TownThe opportunity ...More

Commodity Specialist

  • >500 000 Commodities Gauteng Permanent Procurement Officer / Specialist
 (Total Cost to Company R500K – R600K) excluding ...More