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Former Member
Jan 28, 2013 at 03:09 PM

Travel Planning Possibilities


Hi Experts,

From everything I've read it only seems possible to use the Travel Planning functionality if SAP is connected to a 3rd party booking system such as Amadeus or Sabre. Is this absolutely necessary? The reason I ask is that I have a client who wants to facilitate the following travel booking business process using SAP but it isn't clear if SAP is able to support it:

Example business process scenario:

1) Employee emails a request for travel to the client's travel office/department.

2) The Travel Office then obtains 2 quotes for the travel from multiple agencies/airlines/etc

3) Travel office then sends the best quote to the employee for review.

4) The Employee can choose to accept/reject the quote.

5) If accepted, the request is then sent to budget approver for approval.

6) Once approved, the travel office confirm the booking.

7) Travel office send booking information/confirmation to the employee.

Potential SAP process:

1) Request - created by employee as standard

2) Plan - would it be possible for the travel office to manually create a travel plan, which includes the travel details (flight times, prices, ticket numbers, etc, etc) instead of it requiring a connection to a 3rd party system.

3) Expense Report - created by employee as standard

Any advice about how SAP could be used to meet the business process here would be very much appreciated.

Many Thanks,