KDS Travel and Expense app Neo Move aims to become essential on-trip guide and companion, right on your wrist and at your finge

  • Posted by Fran Cator
  • February 18, 2016 2:57 PM GMT

KDS Neo Move is Like Having a Travel Assistant Guiding You at Every Step of Your Business Trip, Available Now from the Apple App Store, for Devices Including the Apple Watch

Philadelphia – February 18th 2016 – KDS, a global provider of corporate Travel and Expense (T&E) Management software solutions today announced the availability on the Apple App Store of KDS Neo Move, a traveler’s on-trip assistant and expense management app for iPhone and Apple Watch.

Neo Move complements KDS Neo, the award winning corporate T&E solution used by tens of thousands of corporate travelers worldwide. KDS Neo uniquely uses a timeline approach to booking travel and submitting expenses, providing a fully priced itinerary in seconds from just asking three questions: Where does my journey start? Where does it end? What time do I need to be there? It also automatically creates an expense report related to that trip and learns each traveler’s preferences and previous behaviors to offer personalized itineraries, optimized for efficiency and compliant with corporate policy.

KDS Neo Move extends that functionality during the trip and uses travel and expense information from the KDS Neo timeline to provide the traveler with real-time, location-based information. For example a user on their way to an airport can see a countdown to when their gate closes. The trip includes public transportation? Neo Move provides visual route information. Got a receipt for lunch or dinner? Scan it right there and then for immediate entry on your expense report. Neo Move’s open API positions the app as a travel hub integrating third party services such as Passbook, Yelp and Uber.

“KDS Neo Move bridges the on-the-move trip management gap,” said Oliver Quayle, SVP of product and partner marketing at KDS. “Until now business travelers had all the support they needed to plan and book their trip; they had solutions to manage and submit their expenses once back at the office, but nothing that connected the two while on trip.”

Said Quayle, “KDS Neo Move is designed to be the only app that travelers want to keep on the first screen of their iPhone. It is the one app that knows each step of your journey, where you are going and when and can sit on your wrist as well as on your iPhone. Its API connects it to the calendar, to the Find my Friends app, to a currency calculator, to Uber, Yelp and other apps so that Neo Move becomes a true T&E management hub.”

Besides providing event and location based information, KDS Neo Move provides constant access to your expenses inbox, letting users manage expenses as they occur. The app scans receipts and automatically adds local currency and country details from the user’s location. The app links to the company’s expense policy informing and alerting users of how that policy is applied in the region where they are located.

One organization managing its travel and expense processes on KDS Neo is CGG, an integrated geoscience company.

“At CGG we selected KDS Neo for its intuitive user interface, availability via mobile and as a tool for global internal process improvement,” said Kamil Beffa, executive vice president global operational excellence at CGG. “First feedback from our employees is very positive, particularly around mobility. They appreciate how Neo supports them in their travels anytime, anywhere. With KDS Neo Move, I think that KDS is definitely going the extra mile to assist travelers during their journey.”