TripIt has introduced an update to its a Web-based travel planning service that is explicitly focused on helping small businesses better manage their business travel activities.
TripIt for Business is targeted at small companies that have between 25 and 499 employees and that support that TripIt for Business Product Manager Thomas Marks describes as "lightly managed business travel." That generally means there isn't a travel agency of record for the company, but there is an interest in keeping closer tabs on business travel activity.
The latest edition of the Web-delivered application offers a number of features for travel arrangers that address that issue, such as a dashboard that lets someone see a high level summary of all the trips that are planned during a given time period along with alerts that are related to those trips. That dashboard (pictured below) also lets your company look at financial metrics, such as what travel spending will be for the next 30 days to 90 days, which employees are traveling the most, and which are the the most frugal spenders.
The application offers a calendar integration so that managers can see where individuals are going to be during a given timeframe. As you might expect, given that TripIt's parent company is Concur, the TripIt for Business application shares data with the Concur expense management application so that it is easier to submit travel and entertainment reports after a trip is complete.
Pricing for TripIt for Business starts at $29 per month for up to 10 users.