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Sabre Focuses On Removing Costs From Australian Agencies

June 9, 2015 Tech No Comments Email Email

Sabre Pacific today announced a new suite of automation solutions designed to help agencies further streamline their operations and remove cost from their business.

Ticketing Express is a new solution launched today for agents in Australia to automate the manual work associated with ticketing. It provides a touchless solution and plays an integral role for agencies wishing to achieve an end-to-end automated workflow. Sabre research has identified that on average, consultants spend 14% of their time on manual ticketing tasks. By automating these processes with Ticketing Express, agencies reduce the risk of error, and consultants are freed up to concentrate on sales opportunities.

“Agencies who manage bookings made online spend approximately 4.15 minutes manually fulfilling these bookings,” said Jeremy van de Klundert, Managing Director of Sabre Pacific. “This can translate into thousands of dollars for large agencies. Ticketing Express removes this cost from their business and frees up consultants to concentrate on what they were hired to do – sell travel!” 

Sabre Pacific has also partnered with Travel Automation to launch a series of automated services which address the manual work associated with processing Queues. The Travel Automation tools, made available via the Sabre Red App Centre, include QBotic, QBotic PRO and KLeer.

“We have identified that consultants are spending up to 2 hours per day processing queues. Travel Automation, in partnership with Sabre is focused on automating this process, therefore reducing an agency’s operational costs” said van de Klundert.

QBotic is designed to automate the process of managing schedule changes, by monitoring schedule change queues, updating PNR’s and notifying customers or consultants of the change. QBotic PRO takes this process one step further by fully automating the reissue of involuntary changes also.

KLeer is another automation solution launched in Australia today. KLeer automates the process involved with managing waitlists. This automation solution continuously checks availability for specified flights and notifies consultants when a desired seat becomes available, when a waitlist is not allowed. 

“The competitive Australia landscape requires agencies to do more with less resources, so at Sabre, we are focused on removing unnecessary costs from our partner’s business,” continued van de Klundert. “This suite of automation solutions, help our partners concentrate on ways to differentiate themselves, by freeing consultants from non-revenue driving activities and focus on customer service.”

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