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BCD and KDS Neo deployed by Société Générale for travel management

KDS partnership with BCD Travel brings powerful travel management software solution to larger number of corporate travel buyers.

PARIS, France and UTRECHT, Netherlands, January 7, 2016 – Société Générale, one of the largest European financial services groups, will deploy the KDS Neo platform to manage corporate travel and expenses, KDS and BCD Travel announced today. Société Générale will use Neo in business trip planning and self-booking for 11,000 users in five countries across all divisions.

KDS Neo is a door-to-door travel booking and expense management solution that eases the life of corporate travelers. It delivers complete, bookable, door-to-door itineraries and also predicts related expenses. Neo includes a calendar-based interface and auto-expense feature that lets users complete expense claims in seconds if their company activates this option.

Société Générale’s choice of Neo follows a new reseller agreement between KDS and BCD Travel to make the industry-acclaimed door-to-door travel management software application more readily available to the travel management company’s clients. Under the agreement, BCD Travel product specialists will receive ongoing training and support in KDS solutions.

“As a globally trusted leader in corporate travel management, BCD Travel carefully studies the market in search of innovations to improve both the travel experience and effectiveness of travel programs,” said Oliver Quayle, senior vice president, partners at. “The reseller agreement we’re announcing today will not only provide travel buyers with a clearer path for adopting  our award-winning solutions, it also serves as a ringing endorsement of Neo by leading industry experts with deep knowledge of all the offerings available to buyers.”

“We expect wide interest in Neo among our client base,” said Rose Stratford, executive vice president, global supplier relations and strategic sourcing, BCD Travel. “The platform offers a powerful solution that drives traveler compliance and captures valuable data that procurement teams can use to secure travel program savings.”

Société Générale recently renewed its global contract with BCD Travel for five years. The financial services group has been a KDS customer in France, the U.K., Luxembourg, Belgium and The Netherlands since 2005.

About BCD Travel

BCD Travel helps companies travel smart and achieve more. We drive program adoption, cost savings and talent retention through digital experiences that simplify business travel. Our 15,000+ dedicated team members service clients in 170+ countries as we shape a sustainable future for business travel. BCD’s leading meetings and events management and global consultancy services complete our comprehensive suite of solutions for all aspects of corporate travel. In 2023, BCD achieved US$20.3 billion in sales. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.