- Dashboards or Balanced Scorecards? Those trace back to 1987.
- Web-based travel reports? Gotta be 15 years old, at least.
- Comparative price benchmarking? 15 years old, minimum.
- Travel program benchmarking done online?7 years old.
- “One number score”, aka batting average? 5 years old.
My point? Corporate travel managers need a new generation of travel data tools. I’m not selling anything. But I can see the numbers on the wall, at least in terms of what’s needed. Here goes: