QPX™ Effortlessly Supports the Defense Department's Complex Business Rules and Travel Policies
When the United States Department of Defense (DoD) wanted to upgrade their integrated and automated travel management system, DTS -- they chose ITA Software’s comprehensive airfare pricing and shopping solution, QPX™.
QPX gives DTS travelers real-time availability data for flight schedules and fares, displaying this information in a single screen with all the details necessary to select, approve, and book the ticket. QPX also ensures that the results are displayed in a consistent manner, across all GDSs.
Most importantly, QPX combines low fare search capabilities with robust and configurable search parameters. This makes it easy for DTS travelers to get the lowest fare available – while making certain that each itinerary returned adheres to the DoD’s complex business rules and travel policies – including military fares, the GSA City Pair Program, the Fly America Act, and other government negotiated fares.
To help the DoD improve compliance with The Fly America Act, ITA and the DoD developed a customized filter that automates key elements of the Fly America Act. It ensures that only US-flag carrier itineraries are returned when they are available. This filter has made it easier for DTS travelers to find Fly America Act fares and has dramatically increased program compliance.
QPX provides DTS travelers with a more expansive set of results than they previously had -- while giving the DoD an easy-to-configure, automated travel management solution that consistently returns program-compliant fares.
"Integrating with ITA Software's airfare pricing and shopping engine, QPX™, has been seamless. We've been able to rollout new changes faster, manage complex policies better, and help the DoD realize their goal of reducing travel costs while simplifying travel management."
Program Manager, DTS, Northrop Grumman Corporation
About Defense Travel System
The Defense Travel System (DTS) is a fully integrated, automated, end-to-end travel management system that enables Department of Defense travelers to create authorizations, prepare reservations, receive approvals, generate travel vouchers, and receive a split reimbursement between their bank accounts and the Government Travel Charge Card vendor. DTS operates at over 9,500 total sites worldwide. On average, DTS processes more than 25,000 transactions with approximately 100,000 unique users accessing it on a daily basis.
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