Like any industry, the aerospace and defense sector has its idiosyncrasies. That means out-of-the-box travel management solutions require heavy configurations. Not to mention the government regulations to which U.S.
government contractors must adhere.
Still, things were running pretty smoothly for
Lockheed Martin’s travel department, which used
Sabre’s GetThere for booking and IBM’s Global
Expense Reporting Solution for expense. Then
IBM announced in 2014 that it would retire GERS.
Moving to Concur Expense was fine, but senior
manager of global travel, events and logistics Mark
Stansbury was happy with Get There.
Nonetheless, he knew there were benefits of a
single, integrated T&E solution. Lockheed signed a contract for Concur Travel & Expense in
of Lockheed’s 71 countries use Concur T&E; Brazil,
BY JOANN DELUNA
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Lockheed Martin senior manager of global
travel, events & logistics Mark Stansbury