Wings Travel Management drills deeper with GoData – new mobile-enabled business intelligence tool


shutterstock_118539130Wings Travel Management, specialists in the oil, gas, marine and service critical corporate sector, is boosting its management information capabilities with the launch of GoData an intuitive, mobile-enabled business intelligence tool, allowing clients to drill down their travel data in much greater detail.
GoData gives clients direct access to every aspect of their travel data, not only detailed supplier usage and traveller behaviour but also interactive traveller tracking,  incident management, SLA fulfilment, advanced booking analysis, CO² emission tracking, savings reports, and high-level personalised performance overviews with detailed graph and chart drill-down functionality. As a result clients can perform comprehensive analytics, transforming their data into valuable insights and informed decision-making about their travel spend and traveller safety.
“We recognised that big data is becoming increasingly relevant and important for our clients and traditional MI needed to be taken to the next level.  Knowing how to extract the right information to help clients understand and get the most value from their travel spend is a vital part of account management,” said Paul East, Chief Operating Officer UK/Europe & Americas, Wings Travel Management.
“GoData has been designed to provide robust data from a myriad of sources including non-GDS bookings, enabling both our clients and account managers to slice, dice, and manipulate the data to their specific needs,” he added.
“This means they can dig deeper to identify factors that impact their programme which not only affect cost, but also traveller safety. Given the industries in which most of our client base operates, traveller tracking is a critical element of our management programme. GoData enhances our current services with enriched real-time tracking data from multiple sources, to provide our clients with the most up to date information possible.”
GoData has been created with user friendly functionality, including drag and drop options. The tool also can schedule customised reports for a specific date or time. It can be conveniently accessed from a client’s hand-held device, tablet, notebook or PC, allowing them to retrieve reports on the move, wherever they are in the world.
“During the research stage of the product, we talked to our clients and asked what was paramount to them. Their feedback was simple – they wanted the application to create customised reports, but they didn’t want to have to be an IT ‘geek’ to use the tool,” explained Mr East.
“In addition to the intuitive functionality, what also differentiates this reporting tool is the fact that, because Wings operates from a single global database, GoData captures information across all of our wholly owned global operations in the USA, UK, Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East, so there’s no need to aggregate data from various platforms or affiliates,” he added.