Travel Management Reporting System
is a Travel Management Reporting system designed to meet the needs of travel
agencies and corporate travel departments with advanced reporting requirements.
information from a number of sources including back office systems, quality
control systems and other reporting systems;
corrects illogical information;
Stores the travel
information in a relational data base;
or ad hoc reports and graphs in a variety of formats using a proprietary,
travel industry-oriented Report Writer;
unique features in three critical areas:
The majority of travel management
reports produced by corporate travel agencies are plagued with omissions,
errors and inconsistencies. Although the output of a system is generally no
better than the information entered into it, CrossFire goes to
great lengths to improve the quality of the information it receives. "Raw" data
from the source systems is validated and corrected in order to provide
meaningful travel management reports. This feature sets CrossFire apart from
other reporting systems.
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CrossFire can be
configured to meet the needs of a wide range of processing scenarios. from a
complex multi-user, multi-database environments to a desktop tool for a single
Our proprietary report writer
allows the user to define custom reports to suit their needs. The user does not
need to learn any additional software packages such as Crystal Reports or the
Borland Paradox reporting tools used by other travel reporting systems. It is
not necessary to understand Structured Query Language (SQL) or any data base
a number of travel management reporting features including:
reports and graphs (year over year, monthly, quarterly)
Geographic reporting (airports,
cities, states, territories, countries, continents, regions, domestic,
(departments, regions, corporate structures)
report writer produces easy-to-read reports featuring:
Client and travel agency logos
User-defined fonts, shading and
in PDF, Excel or various database formats.
An optional graph module
produces customized graphs in a variety of styles.
View Sample Reports.
a number of features that streamline the report production process. For
CrossFire Online Reporting
The many features
of the CrossFire travel management reporting system can be made available to
authorized users via the Internet.
how it works:
and their passwords are defined by the CrossFire administrator in the travel
agency or corporate travel department.
Adminstrator determines which client codes and which reports an online user may
On a regular
basis, travel data and report definitions are uploaded to the web server
maintained by CrossFire Services, L.L.C.
can access CrossFire Online from the Internet and request batches of reports to
be processed or can enter specific criteria into report definitions to perform
ad hoc reporting.
Reports can be
produced as PDF files, Excel spreadsheets or Ascii text files.
Report output can
be viewed on the screen or can be sent to the user via e-mail.
Online offers the following advantages:
CrossFire report can be uploaded to the CrossFire Online system.
This ensures that
a user can get the same reports from the Internet that are produced by the
travel agency or corporate travel department. Some online reporting systems are
not available as in-house systems. Online reports provided by those systems are
often different than those provided by the travel agency and quite often
have different totals!
Different sets of
reports can be defined for individuals users.
Online users have
varying needs for travel management Information. CrossFire Online allows for a
reporting package to be customized for each Internet user. Up to three
different report packages can be developed for each user. For example, Weekly,
monthly and quarterly report packages can be defined for each user.
can be requested in a batch and sent to the user as a single e-mail.
reporting system require each report to be requested individually. The user
then receives a separate email for each report processed. CrossFire Online
allows for batches of reports to be run, however, a single email is sent with
each of the reports included as attachments. The text in the body of the email
serves as a table of contents for the attachments.
A growing trend
in travel management is to increase purchasing power by consolidating corporate
spending information. The benefits of consolidated information are available
use more than one travel agency, either domestically or internationally.
serving corporate corporate clients that use multiple travel agencies. By
providing data consolidation services, the travel agency strengthens its
relationships with its customers and potentially increases revenue by becoming
the source for travel management information.
consortia can provide common reporting products to its customers.
process can be be performed in-house by CrossFire users or the entire process
can be managed by CrossFire Services, L.L.C.
Global Data Consolidation Features
In addition to its many travel
management reporting features, CrossFire
offers several advanced capabilities related directly to consolidation of
travel data from multiple sources:
Travel data can
be accepted in any currency and reported in any currency.
incorporate the customer's internal reporting structure so that global reports
can be produced by functional area such as "Sales" or "Manufacturing" or
provide insight in to travel spending by geographic area such as country and
continent or by user-defined regions.
In many cases,
the traditional "domestic vs international" reporting is not adequate for
meaningful analysis of spending patterns. CrossFire supports transborder
reporting which allows the user to subdivide the international totals into an
additional category for short-haul international flights.
have a wide range of users and the traditional "US-oriented" designation of
domestic and international is not relevant to all. When CrossFire reports are
produced, a report perspective can be specified that will automatically change
the domestic and international designation to suit the needs of the user.