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With cytric v7 Version 2 i:FAO once more redefines Business Travel eProcurement

i:FAO, the corporate-side provider of Business Travel eProcurement software, is starting installation and deployment of it`s newest version of cytric v7, the leading Internet software for booking and management of business travel.

i:FAO`s groundbreaking cytric v7 is the first business travel eProcurement solution that combines all the benefits of online applications with an open, enterprise-class infrastructure. Version 2,which has already been put into production for several i:FAO customers, further advances i:FAO`s strategy to offer a risk-free solution. This allows all customers to continually optimize their business travel management program.

cytric v7 Version 2 provides a fast and easy travel booking process,
the industry`s most functional travel management system, rapid deployment, and quick return on investment. cytric v7 is set for high user adoption rates and provides for those it`s secure infrastructure, based on the travel industry`s most modern multi-tier architecture with scalability to more than 45,000 airline tickets per day.

In several closed presentations to business travel experts i:FAO unveiled already last December the highlights of the many new and enhanced functions in cytric v7 Version 2. These include numerous industry firsts.

New in cytric v7 Version 2:

Book faster: SpeedBook for air or hotel allows to complete a booking in just two clicks to the confirmation page. Using advanced user and corporate profile technology, cytric accomplishes what may be one of the biggest benefits for users: Incredibly fast completion of standard bookings, always in less than 30 seconds!

Book Internet Fares: i:FAO`s DynaWeb Technology provides access to more than 100 web sites and retrieves air and hotel availability. One click in cytric requests not only solutions from the GDS, but also displays all Internet options consolidated and run through corporate filters. DynaWeb allows for the completion of any web booking and captures data for back office needs and user support. Providing access to the attractive offerings of travel web sites, low cost carriers and the web sites of major airlines and hotel companies further enhances the benefits of an integrated solution for business travel. Using DynaWeb(tm) with cytric also reduces uncertainty for the corporate traveler, because these offers are automatically available. In addition valuable time is saved in comparison to manually searching the Internet.

Find better air fares: New and enhanced Multi-Fare Display for Air Bookings. Pushing the envelope once more, i:FAO provides a superior display to travel bookers, who may, at any time during the booking process, choose from all classes of service (including premium economy) and all fares offered, as well as from restrictions accepted or not wanted.

Optimize hotel bookings: New and enhanced hotel booking process for more than 58.000 hotels worldwide, which includes a content-rich hotel property display with pictures, hotel details as well as detailed room descriptions, and new high quality maps from Microsoft`s MapPoint.net. In addition to this, cytric now manages an unlimited number of hotel programs with any cytric system for unparalleled flexibility in using corporate and preferred rates for hotels. Corporations have the option to add their own layer of geocoded locations to any of the maps displayed in cytric, so that these are displayed together with hotels available at the destination.

Decrease back office cost: Perfect PNR is unique to i:FAO and provides a wide range of options to generate bookings in complete compliance with the requirements of fulfillment centres for touch-free handling and reduced operational cost.

In addition cytric v7 Version 2 has been overall enhanced to easily integrate with any expense software as well as SAP (FI, HR), has a built-in multi-level approval workflow, supports bookings via Palm, Clie, Blackberry and PocketPC, offers multi-language capabilities and an unlimited number of different travel policies. Furthermore i:FAO offers two valuable free Add-On`s:

reality2.0 – Decision Support for the Business Traveler Available free of charge with cytric v7, i:FAO offers it`s revolutionary reality interface, developed at i:FAO`s Future Lab for Travel eProcurement Solutions in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. Reality makes complex travel buying decisions fast and surprisingly easy. The intelligent interface is quick, user friendly and easily understood. It does what other interfaces can not do by swiftly presenting the optimal travel solution.

Market Fares Server

Another free Add-On is i:FAO`s Market Fares Server which allows travel
agencies and corporations to load, manage and book all types of contract air fares completely independent from GDS pricing. All these fares are seamlessly integrated into the cytric reservation flow.

Larger corporations have access to a variety of additional services and
Add-On`s which include:

Look and Feel Site Integration – Because of cytric`s advanced design and software architecture customers can easily develop their own user interface and reservation flow. Using the cytric best practice model, which is based on more than six years of corporate usage experience with cytric, customers can start at a high level of usability and simply add what is important to their specific user base. The open architecture of cytric v7 also supports the seamless integration of the software into portals, because the look and feel of the portal solution must not be compromised.

cytric v7 Enterprise Edition – At a moderate additional monthly fee the Enterprise Edition provides companies with all the operational, transactional, and analytical tools needed to successfully manage and reduce business travel cost. The Enterprise Edition includes a specific i:FAO hosted web site which makes up-to-the-minute transaction and operating data available to the customer. Using this web site and it`s built-in access tools administrators can set up their own notification preferences in case of GDS or reservation system outages as well as continued monitoring of the performance of the complete system including hardware, operating systems, standard and i:FAO software.

Using state-of-the-art robotic, i:FAO`s service includes ongoing monitoring of more than 60 different conditions of the system at any given time.

TwinView with cytric v7 – i:FAO has already in 2002 introduced TwinView Technology, a co-browsing software enabling customer service agents to share screens with travel bookers making inquiries. The actual key to a 100% mandate, i:FAO`s TwinView is a non-intrusive web solution substantially enhancing first level support because the interaction with the user is not ended until the booking is completed. TwinView is typically purchased by high-tech support centres for interactive travel bookings.

i:FAO customers use proven solutions. At a time when corporations everywhere in the world are reviewing their business travel cost and are turning to eProcurement solutions for fast results, i:FAO is offering an unparalleled range of solutions driven by state-of-the-art technology and accessible from anywhere in the world using a standard Web browser. i:FAO`s systems require little training and can be implemented in days, rather than the months required by conventional products. In addition, all customers benefit from i:FAO`s more than six years of experience managing online travel management systems for currently more than 1.600 corporations:

  • With proven security, reliability and scalability
  • Using i:FAO`s high-performance, load-balanced, and failsafe server farm
  • With direct access to all leading GDS and many vendor direct connections including DynaWeb
  • With quality user support

i:FAO, the corporate-side provider of Business Travel eProcurement software, is starting installation and deployment of it`s newest version of cytric v7, the leading Internet software for booking and management of business travel.



i:FAO`s groundbreaking cytric v7 is the first business travel eProcurement solution that combines all the benefits of online applications with an open, enterprise-class infrastructure. Version 2,which has already been put into production for several i:FAO customers, further advances i:FAO`s strategy to offer a risk-free solution. This allows all customers to continually optimize their business travel management program.



cytric v7 Version 2 provides a fast and easy travel booking process,

the industry`s most functional travel management system, rapid deployment, and quick return on investment. cytric v7 is set for high user adoption rates and provides for those it`s secure infrastructure, based on the travel industry`s most modern multi-tier architecture with scalability to more than 45,000 airline tickets per day.



In several closed presentations to business travel experts i:FAO unveiled already last December the highlights of the many new and enhanced functions in cytric v7 Version 2. These include numerous industry firsts.



New in cytric v7 Version 2:



Book faster: SpeedBook for air or hotel allows to complete a booking in just two clicks to the confirmation page. Using advanced user and corporate profile technology, cytric accomplishes what may be one of the biggest benefits for users: Incredibly fast completion of standard bookings, always in less than 30 seconds!



Book Internet Fares: i:FAO`s DynaWeb Technology provides access to more than 100 web sites and retrieves air and hotel availability. One click in cytric requests not only solutions from the GDS, but also displays all Internet options consolidated and run through corporate filters. DynaWeb allows for the completion of any web booking and captures data for back office needs and user support. Providing access to the attractive offerings of travel web sites, low cost carriers and the web sites of major airlines and hotel companies further enhances the benefits of an integrated solution for business travel. Using DynaWeb(tm) with cytric also reduces uncertainty for the corporate traveler, because these offers are automatically available. In addition valuable time is saved in comparison to manually searching the Internet.



Find better air fares: New and enhanced Multi-Fare Display for Air Bookings. Pushing the envelope once more, i:FAO provides a superior display to travel bookers, who may, at any time during the booking process, choose from all classes of service (including premium economy) and all fares offered, as well as from restrictions accepted or not wanted.



Optimize hotel bookings: New and enhanced hotel booking process for more than 58.000 hotels worldwide, which includes a content-rich hotel property display with pictures, hotel details as well as detailed room descriptions, and new high quality maps from Microsoft`s MapPoint.net. In addition to this, cytric now manages an unlimited number of hotel programs with any cytric system for unparalleled flexibility in using corporate and preferred rates for hotels. Corporations have the option to add their own layer of geocoded locations to any of the maps displayed in cytric, so that these are displayed together with hotels available at the destination.



Decrease back office cost: Perfect PNR is unique to i:FAO and provides a wide range of options to generate bookings in complete compliance with the requirements of fulfillment centres for touch-free handling and reduced operational cost.



In addition cytric v7 Version 2 has been overall enhanced to easily integrate with any expense software as well as SAP (FI, HR), has a built-in multi-level approval workflow, supports bookings via Palm, Clie, Blackberry and PocketPC, offers multi-language capabilities and an unlimited number of different travel policies. Furthermore i:FAO offers two valuable free Add-On`s:



reality2.0 – Decision Support for the Business Traveler Available free of charge with cytric v7, i:FAO offers it`s revolutionary reality interface, developed at i:FAO`s Future Lab for Travel eProcurement Solutions in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. Reality makes complex travel buying decisions fast and surprisingly easy. The intelligent interface is quick, user friendly and easily understood. It does what other interfaces can not do by swiftly presenting the optimal travel solution.



Market Fares Server



Another free Add-On is i:FAO`s Market Fares Server which allows travel

agencies and corporations to load, manage and book all types of contract air fares completely independent from GDS pricing. All these fares are seamlessly integrated into the cytric reservation flow.



Larger corporations have access to a variety of additional services and

Add-On`s which include:



Look and Feel Site Integration – Because of cytric`s advanced design and software architecture customers can easily develop their own user interface and reservation flow. Using the cytric best practice model, which is based on more than six years of corporate usage experience with cytric, customers can start at a high level of usability and simply add what is important to their specific user base. The open architecture of cytric v7 also supports the seamless integration of the software into portals, because the look and feel of the portal solution must not be compromised.



cytric v7 Enterprise Edition – At a moderate additional monthly fee the Enterprise Edition provides companies with all the operational, transactional, and analytical tools needed to successfully manage and reduce business travel cost. The Enterprise Edition includes a specific i:FAO hosted web site which makes up-to-the-minute transaction and operating data available to the customer. Using this web site and it`s built-in access tools administrators can set up their own notification preferences in case of GDS or reservation system outages as well as continued monitoring of the performance of the complete system including hardware, operating systems, standard and i:FAO software.



Using state-of-the-art robotic, i:FAO`s service includes ongoing monitoring of more than 60 different conditions of the system at any given time.



TwinView with cytric v7 – i:FAO has already in 2002 introduced TwinView Technology, a co-browsing software enabling customer service agents to share screens with travel bookers making inquiries. The actual key to a 100% mandate, i:FAO`s TwinView is a non-intrusive web solution substantially enhancing first level support because the interaction with the user is not ended until the booking is completed. TwinView is typically purchased by high-tech support centres for interactive travel bookings.



i:FAO customers use proven solutions. At a time when corporations everywhere in the world are reviewing their business travel cost and are turning to eProcurement solutions for fast results, i:FAO is offering an unparalleled range of solutions driven by state-of-the-art technology and accessible from anywhere in the world using a standard Web browser. i:FAO`s systems require little training and can be implemented in days, rather than the months required by conventional products. In addition, all customers benefit from i:FAO`s more than six years of experience managing online travel management systems for currently more than 1.600 corporations:


  • With proven security, reliability and scalability

  • Using i:FAO`s high-performance, load-balanced, and failsafe server farm

  • With direct access to all leading GDS and many vendor direct connections including DynaWeb

  • With quality user support

Theodore Koumelis
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Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.

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