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Sabre Pulls Chrome River Into The Smartphone


As corporate travel firm Sabre looks to help its clients go mobile, the company has announced a new phase of an existing partnership to enhance its smartphone-friendly offering.

An announcement on Monday (July 18) said Sabre has chosen Chrome River to integrate an expense management solution within its mobile app, helping Sabre to complete the end-to-end processes of business travel, from booking to employee reimbursement.

The mobile tool also supports transactions made with virtual payments technology, or it can capture data from payments made with traditional commercial cards. Sabre automates the input of that spend data into Chrome River’s expense management solution to streamline the expense reporting process, the companies added.

Sabre first integrated a virtual payment solution last year, allowing corporate travelers to access a virtual card to book travel plans; the tool automates the reconciliation and data aggregation process to create an expense report.

“The integration of Sabre’s mobile booking capabilities and virtual payments technology with Chrome River’s industry-leading expense management solution will create a best-in-class integrated platform delivering an intuitive experience to manage every aspect of travel and expense, including online and real-time reporting,” said Sabre Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Traveler Experience Clinton Anderson in a statement.

Sabre and Chrome River revealed the extension of their partnership at the Global Business Travel Association Convention 2016, happening this week.

Sabre and Chrome River were already partners, with Sabre announcing in January of this year that it tapped Chrome River to help manage expenses for Sabre’s own employees.



The pressure on banks to modernize their payments capabilities to support initiatives such as ISO 20022 and instant/real time payments has been exacerbated by the emergence of COVID-19 and the compelling need to quickly scale operations due to the rapid growth of contactless payments, and subsequent increase in digitization. Given this new normal, the need for agility and optimization across the payments processing value chain is imperative.

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