By Jayde Phillips, Senior Product Marketing Manager
Egencia is expanding its digital offering with a new suite of APIs (application programming interfaces) that will enable organisations to automatically integrate travel and expenses data into their own internal systems.
Egencia’s APIs help to bring multiple systems together, breaking down silos and centralising fragmented data for easy access and management of travel data. The open platform makes it easy to build robust integrations that help to automate, connect and simplify the entire travel and expenses process.
As companies prepare for the next phase of business travel, optimising the booking experience is a top priority for fuelling economic growth. This means unrestricted sharing of data for faster, more connected user experiences. However, the process of entering, collecting, reconciling and sharing data between internal and external systems is cumbersome and time-consuming. The ability to connect systems using Egencia’s APIs plays a critical role in the digital transformation of customers’ travel and expenses programmes.
From booking trips to processing invoices, Egencia’s APIs help travel managers perform tasks in a scalable manner, create customised dashboards and make timely decisions based on real-time data.
And it doesn’t stop there… Egencia’s new API Developer Centre provides everything you need to get started in one central hub, for quick and easy implementation.
Which APIs are available?
Egencia has a growing suite of 12 APIs that support every stage of the booking and expenses process:
User management APIs - that automatically integrate data into internal HR systems and create a seamless user experience through single sign-on.
Expense management APIs - that help to provide a complete picture of travel spend and help to simplify and consolidate data to improve budgeting, forecasting and policy compliance.
Reporting APIs - that help companies to centralise data, create customised dashboards and get real-time insights, so they can make data-informed decisions that deliver better value.
Duty of Care API - that helps organisations quickly locate and contact impacted travellers on the go to direct them to safety.
What’s in the API Developer Centre?
Developers and software development are critical to the success of API use and integrations, so Egencia’s new Developer Centre is focused on getting developers up and running quickly. The easy-to-navigate website serves as a central hub for the latest technical documentation, starter guides, sample codes and more for faster implementation to make APIs work for you. Plus, Egencia’s team of experts will be on hand to provide one-to-one support in configuring and preparing the testing environment for smooth, successful integration.
John Sturino, Vice President of Product & Technology at Egencia:
“Our customers need to have a deep understanding of their travel programmes' business impact. These data insights come from several systems, and developers play a vital role in making them work together seamlessly. We are helping companies by delivering several APIs that are easy to use and bring booking and expense data over to their enterprise systems. This delivers the needed innovation in business travel for all parts of the organisation and puts the travel management function closer to the strategic heart of the business where it belongs."
What should I do next?
Visit Egencia’s API Developer Centre to streamline your travel and expenses programme.