Travel Management Software for Field Sales & Merchandising Teams
Business travel for field sales and merchandising teams is very different than the rest of the business travelers.
Weekly changes in assignment: The territorial assignment for the field sales and merchandising reps changes on a weekly basis, limiting the potential for advance planning.
Uncertain when and where the business day will conclude: Field teams are in a situation where they are unsure when and where the business day will end. As a result, when the day comes to a finish, last-minute hotel bookings become necessary.
Always on the go: Field crews are constantly on the move and may experience difficulties accessing the connected desktop. Hence, they need an efficient solution while maintaining their mobility.
Processing reimbursements take time: Field reps prefer not to pay out of pocket because reimbursements can take a long time to process.
Travel costs have a direct impact on product costs: That’s why managers of field teams need granular yet effective policy restrictions.
How Routespring is the best to solve these unique needs for the field sales and merchandising team?
Expertise in handling last-minute bookings: In the previous 12 months, 91% of Routespring hotel reservations were booked for the same-day stay. Routespring makes this possible by allowing travelers to book hotels until 5 am next morning with provision of extensive prepaid and postpay inventory. Furthermore, Routespring’s support team is equipped to handle any last-minute needs — 98% of the support requests are answered within 60 seconds.
Ensures mobility of travelers: Routespring has developed iOS and Android apps to enable field teams to book travel when there is no access to the connected desktop. The travel support team is available at all times via call, text or email for any help.
Centralized payments to eliminate reimbursements: Routespring gives field teams an option of paying with a central corporate card(s). As a result, the field reps won’t have to pay out of pocket and thus, eliminate the need to process reimbursements.
Multiple levers to optimize travel spend: The cost of travel directly impacts the cost of goods sold, necessitating the implementation of efficient policy controls to optimize travel spend. To address this, Routespring has developed the ability to configure policies at the granular level without compromising employee experience.
Better than the best travel support: Routespring’s in-house travel support team is accessible through multiple channels at all times just to make sure that road-warriors achieve their business goals successfully and reach home safely.
Routespring is a specialized travel management solution for businesses with huge field sales and merchandising teams. They empower finance teams with real-time visibility and controls on the travel spend. Routespring’s in-house customer success team is accessible through multiple channels at all times just to make sure that road-warriors achieve their business goals successfully and reach home safely.