We are very pleased to announce a new partner in the SilverRail stable. KDS, an international provider of travel and expense management solutions, has signed on with SilverRail to expand its, already substantial, coverage of rail markets around the globe. But is also looking to improve functionality with the SilverRail relationship in some markets where it already has its own connections.
This relationship shows the continued success SilverRail has had in addressing the needs of the corporate self booking tool market, and we are very excited to work with KDS going forward. Full release below.
KDS expands global rail coverage with SilverRail
Berlin, Germany – 7th March 2012 [ITB Berlin] - KDS, an international provider of travel and expense management solutions, has announced a new partnership with SilverRail Technologies to provide multi-country rail tickets to its corporate customers across the globe. Through the SilverRail relationship, KDS will be extending its global rail coverage into new markets including Renfe (Spain), Amtrak (United States) and Via Rail (Canada).
In addition to adding these new markets, KDS will also provide improved functionality to their corporate customers for Belgian and Dutch rail. KDS will continue to expand the rail markets offered through their online booking tool as SilverRail expands its global rail footprint later this year.
With increased pressure on travel budgets and awareness of the environmental impacts of travel, rail has continued to move up the agenda for corporate travelers and travel managers alike. By removing the complexity of selling rail, SilverRail will be enabling KDS to continue to provide their customers with the content and services they desire in a consistent look and feel regardless of which rail carrier they are booking.
KDS, which already provides rail content in ten European countries, was attracted to SilverRail for the ability to source five different rail suppliers through a single technology connection, eliminating the need for repeated development and additional resource.
“SilverRail has provided us with a great opportunity to quickly add additional rail content to our booking platform, while also being fully integrated into the system, ensuring full policy compliance for our end customers as well,” said Oliver Quayle, VP of Product Marketing. “Rail continues to be a focus for our travel product suite, and this new relationship with SilverRail will allow us to maintain a leadership position in the market for breadth of rail coverage.”
“We are very excited to be working with KDS on this partnership, helping them expand their business while also reducing costs,” said Cameron Jones, VP Commercial of SilverRail Technologies. “Consumer choice is showing that rail is a key component of any travel offering and with a leading position in corporate travel management, KDS is a great partner for us to be working with as they continue to meet the needs of today’s savvy travelers.”
KDS and SilverRail Technologies are making this announcement at ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, taking place March 7 – 11, 2012.
KDS is a leading international provider of Travel & Expense (T&E) management systems for private and public sector organizations.
The KDS unified Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based technology addresses the complete T&E lifecycle, from policy definition and enforcement, and online self-booking, through to automated expense processing and invoice reconciliation.
With each stage handled seamlessly by fully-integrated technology, clients achieve significant efficiencies and cost-savings. KDS offers the most extensive back-end connectivity to financial service and travel providers (airline, car, rail and hotel) in the industry, ensuring optimized pricing and up-to-the-minute inventory control.
More information on www.kds.com or kds.tv for video testimonials and demos.
About SilverRail Technologies
SilverRail has built the first global distribution platform specialising in passenger rail, allowing rail operators and travel sellers to easily connect with each other. The SilverCore platform aggregates global rail content into a single, unified system through direct supplier connections, standardising the search, booking, and fulfillment processes. By removing the complexities of selling rail, SilverRail enables global rail search irrespective of operators, geographies and currencies. www.silverrailtech.com