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Deem To Push Hotel, Ground Attachment With Mobile Messaging Service
Deem is working on mobile messaging to remind travelers to book hotels and ground transportation if they didn't do so when making an airline reservation. The company plans to make it available through Apple iOS and Google Android messaging applications starting in the fourth quarter. Deem will expand the service in 2019 to cover flight changes and dining.
Deem Launches New Product for Small to Medium-Sized Companies
Deem, a mobile and cloud technology provider for the business travel industry, has launched Deem Emerging, a new travel booking and management solution aimed at helping small to medium-sized corporations manage their travel programs. Deem Emerging, according to the company, is a mobile-first, self-service tool for travel programs with fewer customized needs. It provides the most popular features of Deem’s platform, Work Fource, and the integrated service provisions of Adelman Travel “at a cost-effective scale.”
Deem Enters the Fray for Small & Midsize Enterprises
This week, Deem will launch two versions of a new travel booking and "lite" management suite aimed at the small and midsize enterprise segment. Deem Emerge will target the corporate directly with mobile and desktop booking tools, self-service policy configuration and easy onboarding. Deem Rise will target travel management companies with a technology-first, white-label solution that offers the same functionality. Emerge aims to enable agencies to go after SMEs by reducing high-cost personnel resources required to serve the segment.
INFOR ANNOUNCES NEW COLLABORATION WITH DEEM
Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, today announced a strategic collaboration with Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, to integrate travel and expense management solutions. Paired with Infor’s flexible and configurable travel and entertainment (T&E) expense management solution, this integration offers customers more choice in travel and spend management vendor selection along with an integrated booking tool that automatically transfers data from the Deem Work Fource platform to Infor Expense Management.
SMBs: The Next Frontier In Travel Tech
According to Annette Cumming, Deem, in the corporate T&E space, “everybody is talking about” small businesses. While they struggle to adopt new technologies, the innovations already present in the space are quickly evolving to tap into the SMB segment – which, the executive added, could certainly stand to improve their business travel and expense management processes.
A More Focused Deem Has Gone Back to Basics
The long and complicated saga of Deem represents a cautionary tale for corporate travel, despite the company’s long-term viability. In the company’s latest incarnation, a more refined focus could help the company better compete against its large and ambitious competitors.
Deem Streamlines Travel Data Into Infor’s T&E Portal
Deem, a corporate travel management company, is partnering with Infor, the companies said Wednesday. Infor, which develops cloud applications designed for specific verticals, will integrate Deem’s travel booking solution into its existing travel and expense (T&E) management tool and automate data from the Deem Work Fource platform into Infor’s Expense Management portal.
Deem Work Fource Integrates with Infor
Deem has integrated its Work Fource platform with expense management provider Infor's T&E reporting tool, Infor Expense Management. When Infor clients book travel on Work Fource, their expense data will flow into Infor Expense Management automatically. Deem also integrates with Apptricity and Chrome River.
Hickory Global Partners Will Resell Deem
Members of travel agency consortium Hickory Global Partners will resell Deem business travel management solutions to their clients. The multiyear agreement follows Deem's recent partnership with travel service provider Professional Travel Service International Express.
After False Start, Lyft and Uber Use TMC Partners For Deeper Corporate Travel Inroads
According to a Deem spokesperson, in an "early phase" expected next quarter, "we will take the Lyft reservation inline in Deem Work Fource, write the segment to the PNR and add to the traveler's calendar." Deem would send an SMS text message to the traveler upon flight arrival. That would link over to the Lyft app where the traveler confirms the ride.