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Travel Management

 February 06, 2013
FCm Travel Solutions Goes Mobile With Mantic Point

 FCm Travel Solutions has partnered with UK-based firm Mantic Point to introduce 'FCm Mobile', an integrated mobile phone solution for the global travel management company's corporate travellers worldwide.

FCm Mobile gives travellers access to their itineraries, enables them to receive flight status notifications and to check-in for flights. It also provides travel information such as airport guides, currency conversion and weather forecasts.

The solution allows FCm's travel teams to stay in touch with clients while they are on the move, providing up-to-the-minute information via their mobile devices.

FCm, which is headquartered in Brisbane, manages the business travel programs of leading Australian companies across industries such as mining, financial services, manufacturing as well as the government sector.

The partnership between FCm and Mantic Point follows a six month review by FCm, which investigated a range of mobile phone solutions and apps currently available for the travel market.

FCm's Global Product Manager Traveller Services, Katie Thomas, said FCm was excited about launching FCm Mobile and delighted to be working with Mantic Point.

"After an extensive review we found Mantic Point could meet all of our commercial and technology objectives, and customer requirements for traveller mobile services," Katie said. "This is a fully integrated product within FCm's suite of global technology tools and not simply a resale of an existing mobile solution on the market.

"FCm Mobile, using the Mantic Point platform, has the ability to integrate with external databases, GDS systems and provides multi-language capability. It provides FCm with a globally consistent application to ensure business travel for our customers is quick, easy and instantly accessible.

"When we launch FCm Mobile our customers will not only have all of their travel information at their fingertips but those using the FCm Portal product will be able to access both tools with the same login details. Down the track users will have consistent content across both products."

It's anticipated the mobile app will be launched across most major regions within FCm's network in the next few months, with the travel management company now in the final testing phase.

"Right now we're testing with clients. We're also in the process of revising the look and feel of the app and processes involved with loading traveller data globally from multiple markets. Integration of the tool with the FCm Portal product is also well underway," Katie said.

Mantic Point CEO, Mike Atherton welcomed the new partnership.

"We're really proud that FCm has chosen the Mantic Point team to work with," Mike said.

"With our unique technology, process and design skills we aim to give the travel trade, services that fit with their business needs, helping them and their customers more effectively manage the travel process.

"Everyone at Mantic Point is looking forward to working with the FCm team and delivering a great mobile solution for FCm customers."