KDS Now! 2014 - The Conference Experience
Now in its fourth year, KDS Now! 2014 saw finance, procurement and travel professionals from all over the world gather in Paris to hear from leading T&E industry experts including PhoCusWright’s Tony D'Astolfo, travel writer Amon Cohen and leading industry expert Scott Gillespie as they discussed the outlook for the industry as we move into 2014. This year’s conference also saw KDS CEO Dean Forbes launch KDS’ new corporate expense management products KDS Neo Expense and KDS Neo Receipts. KDS SVP Oliver Quayle also revealed several new enhancements to the award winning KDS door-to-door travel booking solution KDS Neo.
Dean Forbes' Q1 Update
During his quarterly updated KDS’s CEO Dean Forbes covers the following topics: • The exceptional customer interest for KDS Neo Expense, • The ongoing Neo Expense pilot, • The strong progress of Neo Travel and its latest customers. Dean’s reflects on how Neo has helped reshape the industry. The new KDS customer-telephone-based support is also one of the points raised by Dean during his interview. Dean talks about how this “old-school” support system is actually positively revolutionizing customers’ service. Last quarter has been an important quarter financially and Dean explains how strong numbers will impact our future investment. A new initiative, called KDS Start, dedicated to quickly implementing customer is also addressed before Dean finishes by giving viewers a sneak peak at KDS’s furfur R&D development.
The Evolution of the AP Professional in an Increasingly Automated World
Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) Board members discuss the changing role of AP/AR professionals, and how technology and automation are becoming increasingly critical topics as the role of AP professionals continues to evolve.
KDS partners with SilverRail for added rail content worldwide
Stanislas Berteloot, Director of Marketing at KDS, talks about the importance of rail in corporate travel programs in the European market. Business travellers prefer taking the train as opposed to flying typically when the train journey is 3.5 hours or less. SilverRail is proud to have KDS as a global partner by providing a global rail content solution.
KDS Now! 2014: KDS Neo Global Public Transportation
While self-drive, taxi and hire cars are often used in the first or last mile of a trip, it can often inflate the total cost of the trip – many business trips occur in cities where the public transport infrastructure makes more sense from both a cost and time perspective.