Tag Archives: data reporting

Survey Says: Biggest Analytical Pain Points Are…

* Quantifying savings (36%), and measuring the traveler experience (16%) * Working with travel technology tools, e.g. self-booking, expense reporting and data reporting tools (34%), and the airline category (20%) * Deciding how to structure the analysis (22%), getting good … Continue reading

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TIILTS: Better Travel Data Reporting

Quick, now – what’s the biggest innovation in travel data reporting over the last ten years? 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 … Continue reading

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Stairsteps to Data Heaven

Why is it so damned hard to get great value from the sea of travel data out there? You’d think that corporate travel, a large and mature industry, would have cracked the code by now. And yet most buyers are … Continue reading

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Travel Benchmarking Done Well

Benchmarking is one of the most popular requests from travel managers – and one of the most difficult services to provide.  I’ve argued strongly that price benchmarking is wrong and worthless.  Not changing my tune on that one. Performance benchmarking, … Continue reading

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Review: AirPlus Data Reporting Tool

Credit card data is not the best source for airline sourcing projects.  I’ve said this for a long time (for example, here), but was challenged (nicely) by Jacques Lionnet at AirPlus to take a fresh look at AIM, the AirPlus … Continue reading

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Free Webcast on Travel Data

** Update:  The original webcast is no longer available.  Here’s the portion of the webcast that I presented.  It gives a few examples of anlyses that have some element of added value in them: MasterCard ProMedia Webex v2

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Baking and Data Reporting

What the heck does baking have to do with travel data reporting, you ask? It makes for an interesting metaphor.  I used this concept in the speech I gave at the ACTE Canada conference this week in Toronto.  I’ll admit … Continue reading

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Meetings Analytics – A Much-needed Service

If your firm spends much on meetings and events, you should check out Meetings Analytics.  This young firm does the hard and messy work of gathering, scrubbing and analyzing corporate meeting data, and then analyzes it to identify practical savings … Continue reading

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Travel Data 101 (part 3): Data Reporting

(I originally posted this article on Supply Excellence) Good data is one of the two must-haves in any successful travel sourcing project.  (The other is effective people, but that’s another story). The question here is how do you go from … Continue reading

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Travel Data 101 (part 2): Data Scrubbing

(I originally posted this article on SupplyExcellence as part of a series on using data in travel procurement) Let’s assume that you’ve collected all your travel data – now what?  Just like with your other categories, you now have to … Continue reading

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