Amadeus Will Embed Cytric Tools Into Microsoft 365
Users will be able to plan trips without leaving day-to-day apps >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
Amadeus announced that it will embed Cytric Travel & Expense, its booking and expense management tool, into Microsoft 365 under the name Cytric Easy. According to an announcement, users can plan trips and share travel details with colleagues without ever leaving their day-to-day applications such as Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Teams. Among the benefits, according to the announcement:
• One app: Search, compare or book a hotel, flight or car rental — without ever leaving Microsoft Teams.
• Easy to share: The only travel and expense tool embedded into Teams with the ability to share trip information. Share in Teams chats to book the same trip as your colleagues.
• Time saving: Minimize the time spent discussing trips with colleagues.
• Collaboration: Share trip components with colleagues and enjoy connecting and collaborating on trips.
Coming soon, Outlook calendar invites will populate relevant data before users start the search process, such as preferred departure location, destination based on meeting location and dates. Flight search results will show recommended options based on flight convenience, price and users’ preferences (for example, stopover airports to avoid). The shortest, cheapest and greenest options will be highlighted.
Rudy Daniello, executive vice president, Amadeus Cytric Solutions, said with Cytric now embedded into Microsoft 365, toggling between applications will become a thing of the past, “leading to improved productivity, and easier compliance with travel and expense programs.” Most importantly, he said, “this collaboration with Microsoft simplifies decades-old processes that impact departments across finance, procurement and travel.”