Big Data Equals Bigger Time Suck

Managing data turns out to be the second-most time-consuming task for travel managers. Among 237 North American travel managers surveyed by the Global Business Travel Association and Sabre in March, 57 percent named using data to track program performance and support decisions among their top time sucks, trailing the responsibility of supplier relations and contracts (61 percent). Fifty-seven percent also expect the task to take more time in the next three to five years. The pitfalls are big: Nearly half spend “too much time” manually processing, cleaning and reconciling inaccurate…

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