You know those Swiss Army knives? The ones that have 3 different knife blades, two screwdrivers, pliers, a fork, spoon and tweezers, all in one casing? Well, I found the Israeli equivalent in the self-booking tool category. Atriis is the tool’s name. In addition to online self-booking, it includes:
- Offline travel agency booking requests
- Non-GDS content integration (SwaBiz, HRS)
- Pre-trip approval
- Agency invoice integration
- Common currency translation
- Policy compliance reporting
- Expense reporting
- Integrated data reporting (including budget to actual comparisons)
- ERP data integration
It might also brew a killer espresso, but if so, I missed that!
The tool is targeted to small corporate accounts – those with $1-5 million in annual air spend. Atriis Technologies, the Israeli-based developer, says 30% of its clients are in the U.S. (50% are in Israel, 20% Rest of World). Yossi Zukerman, VP of Sales, says that four U.S. travel agencies have signed up to distribute the tool, but I have not verified this.
My overall impression of the tool: Capable, very focused on controlling costs, but somewhat clunky in its user interfaces. You should draw your own conclusions, of course. For a U.S.-based demo you can contact: