|[January 28, 2013]
Blackspark Corporation Simplifies Business Traveler Tracking and Oversight
TORONTO --(Business Wire)--
Blackspark Corporation today announced that its borderFile software now
the leading mobile trip organizer from Concur
(Nasdaq: CNQR). The advance enables rapid deployment of borderFile and
automatic compatibility with employee travel data from thousands of
Blackspark's borderFile software helps enterprise customers to identify
and track the cross-border business travel of their employees, thereby
enabling global mobility oversight in the areas of payroll, employee
income tax and corporate income tax. TripIt organizes travel plans into
an itinerary that has all of a traveler's trip details in one place and
is currently compatible with thousands of booking sites, including
travel agencies, airlines and online travel sites.
"Integrating with The Concur T&E Cloud via the TripIt API is a natural
extension of borderFile's existing capabilities," said Blackspark
Co-Founder Ramon Tavares. "Employee travel data is often fragmented
within the enterprise, as many organizations use multiple travel
management companies, each with varying abilities to share trip records.
Leveraging TripIt alows the various travel data sources to be
standardized, no matter where the original booking takes place, so that
borderFile can aggregate the trip data across the enterprise and provide
a complete picture of exposure."
The solution also significantly reduces the time required to implement
borderFile. "We've taken advantage of TripIt's existing and widespread
compatibility with travel management companies and booking sites," added
Tavares. "There is no custom integration required to get the employee
trip data from a customer's travel vendors. If the vendor is compatible
with TripIt, then they are supported by borderFile, too, out of the box.
Of course, this also means that if you add or change to another
TripIt-supported vendor in the future, they'll also work with
In addition, the TripIt integration provides global mobility managers
with the ability to see employee travel data as soon as trips are
booked. This timeliness enhances borderFile's reports and dashboards,
enabling the customer to assess whether any cross-border exposure issues
need to be addressed proactively.
Highlights of the borderFile and TripIt integration include:
Rapid deployment of borderFile and automatic compatibility with
thousands of travel vendors
Tracking of both in-policy booking and open-booking travel by employees
Non-invasive, traveler-friendly rollout
Timely processing of booked trip data for up-to-date reports and
Inherent support for future changes to travel infrastructure (i.e.
adding or switching travel management companies)
Blackspark will host a webinar on February 21, 2013 to demonstrate the
borderFile and Tripit integration. Registration is available at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/741541478.
To arrange a private demonstration, interested parties may contact
About Blackspark Corporation
Blackspark Corporation provides
innovative solutions to the technology gap that exists within the global
mobility ecosystem. Our borderFile software, part of our Global Mobility
Cloud vision, replaces cumbersome and outdated tools with an efficient,
flexible solution that leverages the power of the Internet and on-demand
computing. In so doing, borderFile enables a smarter, more effective way
for customers and their global mobility service providers to collaborate
and drive business forward. Learn more at www.blacksparkcorp.com.
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