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Deem Expands on Global Travel With Maupin Travel

THROUGH ITS NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MAUPIN TRAVEL, DEEM SUCCESSFULLY CONFIGURES 20 CUSTOMER SITES BEFORE DEADLINE

Oakland, Calif. – January 26, 2021 –
Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, today announced a new partnership with travel management company (TMC) Maupin Travel. As part of the partnership, Deem transitioned 20 Maupin customer sites from the Amadeus online booking tool (OBT) e-Travel Management. The Amadeus global distribution system (GDS) is just one of the globally supported GDSs on the Deem platform.

“We are always executing on our vision of transforming travel,” said Deem President David Grace. “It is critically important to Deem as well as our partners and customers that we provide not just a powerful, intuitive booking and management experience, but one that supports travelers wherever they are and wherever they go. These new Amadeus GDS integrations reinforce our commitments in the industry.”

“We’re proud that we offer our clients the best of both worlds,” said Trevor Smith, president of Maupin Travel. “We value the human touch of our team’s personalized service in combination with a robust technology platform, which our customers need and want. Deem provides a technology experience and a trusted partnership that set up our clients for success.”

Amadeus’ e-Travel Management OBT was discontinued on December 31, 2020, leaving many companies like Maupin Travel with the opportunity to explore a new solution for customers. Working in concert with Maupin, Deem ensured client requirements were met and all sites were fully configured, tested, and functioning two weeks before the deadline. The sites went live with no disruption in booking services for its clients.

About Maupin Travel
We believe that travel is more impactful and more complicated than ever. In our continually evolving travel environment, our goal is to deliver our customers wise counsel and peace of mind. To quiet the noise and provide clarity, so that our customers can collaborate with business partners, visit colleagues, study abroad and explore the globe in a seamless, cost-effective manner. We deliver on this goal with our highly experienced team and a suite of the best technology tools in the market.Based in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina since 1979, we are the trusted travel partner for companies, universities, non-profits, and families, and we are driven by the challenge of continuing to earn that trust. Please visit us at https://maupintravel.com/.



Short’s Travel Signs with Deem to Offer An Additional Travel Booking Solution for Clients

Oakland, Calif. – October 13, 2020 –
Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, announced that Short’s Travel Management (STM) selected Deem to include in its new offerings of travel booking solutions for its clients. As STM plans to sunset its own proprietary booking tool, STO, later in the year, it chose Deem as an additional travel booking solution to offer to its medium and enterprise-level clients. Adding Deem to STM’s arsenal of innovative technology solutions will give STM clients an additional intuitive, secure, and powerful choice when selecting online booking software.

“Working with Deem reinforces our commitment to present leading-edge tools and allow clients to select the best fit for their program,” said David LeCompte, CEO at Short’s Travel Management. “Our clients know they can leverage our volumes while also taking advantage of our nimbleness in creating custom solutions other TMCs may not be able to manage. We’re confident we can extend these benefits to our clients through Deem.”

“We’re grateful when we can partner with travel management companies that share our philosophy, that is, innovation and business agility aren’t optional,” said Deem CEO John F. Rizzo. “We move at the speed of technology – with the traveler at the forefront – and believe Short’s Travel adheres to these same central tenets.”

Short’s Travel Management is known for its work with corporate, government and sports organizations and its ability to help organizations move groups efficiently and safely. In providing a choice of booking solutions to its clients, STM selected Deem in part for its enhanced content related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Deem’s Travel SafetyCheck™ feature offers information on COVID-19 cases in a destination hotel’s neighborhood as well as safety scores for different types of travelers. Additional information on airlines’ cleaning and other safety protocols is also available directly in the booking flow, so travelers are able to get the information they need at the time when it’s most useful for them.

Deem currently serves a number of leading CT100 companies in technology, automotive and other industries, as well as highly competitive midsize and smaller agencies. It is also actively helping TMCs with a marketing cooperative program, Deem Collective, which provides funds, assets and information to help stimulate business, and its Deem Rise product, aimed at helping smaller companies get an online booking solution quickly and easily.

About Short’s Travel Management
Established in 1946, Short’s Travel Management is a family-owned, woman-owned, private Iowa corporation. Experts in specialized segments including corporate, government, university and sports travel, groups and meetings, and air charters, STM is ranked as one of the top-30 travel management companies today and named “the most innovative TMC” by a top consultant in the industry. STM’s mission is to enhance the experience of getting there, being there, and coming home.  Learn more about STM at http://www.shortstravel.com.



Deem Announces Partnership with GeoSure to Bring Travel Safety and COVID-19 Awareness Tools to Business Travel

GEOSURE’S SAFETY AWARENESS TECHNOLOGIES NOW INTEGRATED WITH THE DEEM PLATFORM FOR THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND OTHER SAFETY DATA

Oakland, Calif. – September 9, 2020 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, today announced its partnership with GeoSure, the global leader in providing timely, hyper-local safety information and digital duty of care solutions.

Deem clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, rapidly growing small and medium-sized businesses, and travel management companies (TMCs), will gain access to GeoSure’s unique suite of travel safety digital products and hyper-local insights as found in Deem’s recently launched SafetyCheck feature. These include health and medical risk ratings, the latest COVID-19 data and mapping, women’s safety, LGBTQ+ safety awareness enhancements, and other detailed information.

Additionally, Deem customers will soon be provided with GeoSure’s Daytime/Nighttime Safety Adjustor™ algorithms and the first-ever crowdsourced Safety Experience Sharing (SES)™ feature, which provide in-destination insights from fellow business travelers. In the post-COVID-19 world, experience sharing is increasingly important for traveling female, LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented groups of business travelers.

“Travelers are at the heart of what we do at Deem, and the pandemic has further accelerated the need to provide enhanced duty of care solutions for companies and their travelers in an automated, real-time fashion,” said Deem CEO John F. Rizzo. “As we continue to invest in and deepen our software offering, joining forces with another leader like GeoSure, that has carefully crafted its technology for traveler health and safety, is an obvious choice for us to provide the best information to travelers at the exact time they need it most – during the booking process.”

“GeoSure is thrilled to partner with leading online booking platform Deem to provide a confident, informed, and engaged travel experience by equipping travelers with trusted and timely localized safety information,” said GeoSure CEO Michael Becker. “Highly innovative and nuanced traveler risk management solutions are necessary given the conditions travelers face. At GeoSure, our mission is to make travel safer, confident and inspiring, and with our shared values, this partnership with Deem is a marked advance toward this goal.

”Deem has moved quickly to identify market gaps and reinvent the digital-first travel experience for global business travelers. Cementing a partnership with GeoSure is a natural next phase of this evolution, enhancing duty of care capabilities for the digital economy in a post-pandemic ecosystem.

Beginning today, travelers will see the SafetyCheck icon in their hotel booking module when searching for hotels, with safety data and features from GeoSure seamlessly integrated. Additionally, accurate and detailed airline safety information will be presented in the flight search module, with data provided byRoutehappy by APTCO. In the future, business travelers will have the added benefit of a complete booking and duty of care Powered by GeoSure™ solution in the palm of their hand with the Deem mobile app.

About GeoSure
GeoSure, the leader in scaled location safety assessment, leverages big data, predictive analytics, crowdsourcing and AI to calculate location-specific ratings represented as GeoSafeScores™. GeoSafeScores™ are a simple, standardized system that gauge relative risk of traveling personnel and physical assets anywhere in the world. GeoSure harvests country, city and neighborhood crime stats, health, economic, political data feeds and much more, to generate ratings for more than 65,000 locations worldwide.GeoSure supports the global travel ecosystem by provisioning travelers with ubiquitous safety awareness, reinforcing a positive safety feedback loop in tourism economies, and helping organizations become leaders in Safety Stewardship™, rapidly advancing GeoSure's mission of "A Safer, More Predictable World."To learn more about GeoSure, its safety ratings and how its services may be helpful for future business or leisure travel, visit www.geosureglobal.com or inquire at info@geosureglobal.com.



Deem Empowers TMCs with Rise, a Travel Booking Software Solution for SMBs

RISE OFFERS A MODERN ONLINE BOOKING TECHNOLOGY WITH FAST SETUP AND COST-SAVING OPTIONS, AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH TRAVEL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES

San Francisco, CA – August 4, 2020 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, announced its corporate travel booking software for TMC resale, Deem Rise. Rise is a robust travel technology solution tailored for the Small and Medium Business (SMB) market. With new features for TMCs and self-onboarding that can be handled in just minutes, Rise helps SMBs manage their business travel and save money. The new platform is available now through travel management companies.

“SMBs already know how cloud software helps level the competitive playing field for them,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, Deem. “Now, SMBs can get the efficiency and cost savings opportunities of planning travel the way big companies do, without an overwhelming process or price tag.”

“Deem Rise is the perfect solution for Direct Travel, given our focus on the mid-market client,” said John Coffman, CFO at Direct Travel. “This powerful new technology not only increases policy compliance, but ensures our customers maximize their savings potential.”

TMCs can already help small and mid-size businesses negotiate rates with their favored suppliers. Now, with the new preferred rates feature in Rise, TMCs can apply custom or specific rates per corporation. Combined with an easy way to keep travelers in compliance with its travel program, an SMB has the potential to save a significant amount on overall costs by using Rise with a TMC partner.

For an SMB that may not have a full travel staff, partnering with a TMC provides many benefits, including guidance on travel requirements, which are currently in rapid flux, duty of care support and assistance to travelers if something goes wrong during trips, and help with creating cost-saving policies and managing the online booking tool if needed.

Deem Rise is an online booking and management system for desktop and mobile platforms. Using Rise, small and medium-sized companies can offer the travel content they know their travelers want and need while managing policies, approvals and more. This modern solution enables travelers to seamlessly shop for and book airfare, hotels and ground transportation options that are permitted within a company’s policies and approved rate structures. Rise eliminates the need to book each segment individually – travelers will be relieved to accomplish all of their booking in one streamlined motion.

The Rise platform offers users airfares sourced through Google ITA search for faster and more varied flight options, airfare comparisons and flight restrictions, TripAdvisor hotel reviews within hotel content, and hotel and car rental options that are automatically based on availability for the selected trip dates. The wealth of content provided in its elegant, intuitive design delivers an elevated user experience of which travelers will want to take advantage.



Deem Announces Entirely New Hotel Search and Booking Functionality in its Online Travel Management Platform

DEEM’S HOTEL ENHANCEMENTS SOFTWARE RELEASE REFINES THE USER EXPERIENCE FOR GREATER EFFICIENCY AND TRAVEL PLATFORM ADOPTION

San Francisco, CA – July 14, 2020 - Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, today announced the launch of its entirely new hotel search and booking capability within the Deem Work Fource platform. Deem’s powerful technology is being further enhanced with a more streamlined design, superior performance, a simpler-to-use interface and more powerful functionality to optimize the hotel search and booking process. The platform refresh will improve the overall user experience in searching for and booking hotels for business travel.

In light of current global conditions, keeping travelers on platform without leakage to non-approved booking channels is more critical than ever. Businesses need better data on travelers’ locations so they’re prepared to help should travelers need to quickly alter their plans or return home. But, according to a recent survey1, one of the top reasons for traveler non-compliance is that travelers think their online booking tool doesn’t provide a good user experience.

“Our focus is always on innovating,” said Deem CEO John F. Rizzo. “Whether that means developing entirely new features or redesigning them for an even better user experience, our mission is to create technology that travelers want to use.”

“Because we are dedicated to travel and service, we stay in close contact with our customers” added David Grace, CRO at Deem. “The new release of the hotel search and booking functionality is a direct result of listening to their needs and concerns, and responding in the most effective and timely way possible.

”With thousands of hotels available in locations around the world, it can be both time consuming and frustrating for travelers to find the right one for their trip. Deem’s new Hotel Enhancement software release is designed to make the user experience seamless, faster and more productive.This redesigned functionality in the hotel program includes better, more accurate hotel controls and filtering. Now with multiple ways to search hotels, for instance via list view or map view, travelers can find what they need faster. Deem uses multiple sources to retrieve hotel information and removes duplicate listings from results.The initial phase of the Hotel Enhancements program will be available July 22, 2020. Additional releases that deliver enriched hotel content and more are expected August 5 and August 12, 2020.1 “Booking Tools and Technologies: One Size Does Not Fit All”, ACTE Research, June 2019.



Deem Introduces Travel SafetyCheck, a New Risk Prevention and Travel Safety Solution

DEEM PLANS CONTINUING ROLL-OUT OF TECHNOLOGY FEATURES - AIMED AT BOLSTERING DUTY OF CARE AND BUSINESS TRAVELER CONFIDENCE - IN ITS ONLINE BOOKING SOFTWARE

San Francisco, CA – July 7, 2020 - Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, today announced its plan to enhance functionality that will allow travelers to make more informed decisions to reduce risk and improve safety while traveling in a novel coronavirus era.

In its new Travel SafetyCheck product, Deem will provide curated, real-time key data points across hotel, ground, and flight offerings. Travelers can quickly review information that includes environmental data, cleanliness procedures, pandemic hot spots, and service provider regulations and safety procedures. Travel SafetyCheck will be included without additional fees for all customers using the Deem platform. It is due for release in early fall 2020.

“We have an opportunity and an obligation to help business travelers feel confident about being on the road again,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, Deem. “Empowering travelers to make the best choices for themselves and their businesses, wherever they need to go, is at the heart of our mission to transform business travel.”

Sourced from several different data points, health and safety information will be available for locations based on a hotel’s neighborhood. Additionally, Travel SafetyCheck will show users a map displaying the volume of historic and current confirmed COVID-19 cases, as well as resources to learn more and get additional help.

“The pandemic has drastically accelerated the need for technology to provide enhanced solutions for travelers,” said Todd Kaiser, SVP Business Development and Strategy, Deem. “We are focused on building products and services that help travelers understand conditions while they are traveling, as well as help protect them in the event of a crisis.”

Planned future enhancements
The second phase of the Travel SafetyCheck program will share information on airlines, flights and ground. As airlines and ground transport providers implement new policies, Deem will present insight into each airline’s policy as well as details for specific flights, such as if middle seats are bookable or if masks are required. This phase is expected to be released later in 2020.

“When developing solutions for customers, we consider their input carefully,” said Neil Markey, CIO, Deem. “We strive to understand their current concerns and look for ways to be proactive for their future needs.”



Deem and Direct Travel Join Forces to Solve Traveler Pain Points

DEEM TO POWER TRAVEL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPORT SUPERIOR SERVICE FOR CORPORATIONS AND TRAVELERS

San Francisco, CA – June 30, 2020 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, is joining forces with Direct Travel to provide enhanced travel booking and management technology to corporations and their travelers. As part of the partnership, Deem will power the Direct Travel mobile app, Direct Go.

“Direct Travel is a long-term partner of Deem’s and is well known for providing superior support to their customers,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, Deem. “By extending their partnership with Deem, Direct Travel can provide travelers with a better user experience that’s intuitive and personalized to their needs.”

The Deem and Direct Travel partnership gives corporations and travelers access to a highly customizable and flexible booking platform, and 24/7 customer support from expert travel advisors.

“Our customers demand a frictionless, fast, and mobile booking and management platform,” said John Coffman, CFO, Direct Travel. “Now, with our Direct Go mobile application, travelers can get immediate service wherever and whenever they travel, whether it’s Shanghai or San Francisco.”

Deem was recently featured as advancing mobile and personalization innovations in Levvel Research’s 2019 Travel and Expense Management Insight Report. The report underscored Deem’s consumer-like user experience, its global content and capabilities, and the ability to connect to any Global Distribution System (GDS), Travel Management Company (TMC) or expense provider solution.

Direct Travel's new mobile app, Direct Go, will be available to customers on iOS and Android on June 30, 2020.


About Direct Travel

Direct Travel, Inc. is a leading provider of corporate travel management services. The company has been providing travel management services for over 40 years, working with clients to develop highly customized travel programs. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and innovative solutions, Direct Travel enables clients to derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of superior service, progressive technologies and significant cost savings. Direct Travel has offices in over 90 locations across North America and the UK and is currently ranked 9th on Travel Weekly’s Power List. Direct Travel is also a prominent member of Virtuoso, the world’s most prestigious luxury travel network. For more information about Direct Travel, please visit dt.com.

Additionally, Direct Travel offers full-service performance improvement solutions, including meeting and event management, group incentive travel and individual recognition solutions through its wholly owned subsidiary Creative Group, Inc. For more information, please visit www.creativegroupinc.com.



Deem Launches Collective Program with 25 TMC Partners

TMCS CAN DRIVE REVENUE FASTER WHEN TRAVEL RETURNS BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF MARKETING FUNDS AND DEEM’S POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY IN ITS WORK FOURCE AND RISE SOLUTIONS.

San Francisco, CA – June 2, 2020 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, today announced Deem Collective, a new cooperative marketing and technology program for the travel management community. By offering marketing funds and saving partners deployment expenses with its Rise platform, Deem is actively working to help TMCs thrive through difficult times.

Travel management companies need help driving revenue faster once travel resumes. To that end, members of Deem Collective receive a number of benefits, including access to marketing funds, a customized marketing program to help drive awareness and leads, sales training, access to Deem events and sales representative incentives.

Additionally, Deem Rise enables customer self-deployment, allowing TMCs to provide innovative technology to their users without the cost of developer-led customization and deployment. No other software provider offers this help for TMCs to become more profitable sooner.

“Travel management companies are under pressure from recent entrants in the corporate travel space as well as an uncertain global travel environment,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, Deem. “By partnering with Deem, our TMC partners can offer their customers a better user experience and focus on their strengths – providing proactive support and making sure travelers get where they’re going safely and with the least amount of stress.

”TMCs can now offer corporations the choice of two travel booking and management platforms: Deem’s self-onboarding and light customization platform, Rise, or its enterprise level and highly customizable platform, Work Fource.

Deem Rise upends the economics of online managed travel, speeding revenue and optimizing personnel efforts for deployment. Rise is a mobile-first, self-service solution for TMCs that serve the needs of corporations with small to mid-sized travel programs and fewer customization needs. It provides the most traveler-loved features of Deem’s enterprise level platform, Work Fource, and the integrated service provisions of partner TMCs at a cost-effective scale.

Deem Rise benefits TMCs by cutting time to deployment and active online transactions and revenue to days, rather than months. And, it needs virtually no services personnel to deploy. With continued pressure on business travel, Rise offers an economically efficient platform that drives higher margins, especially when it comes to the middle market and small to medium-sized businesses.

“While some companies might be lured in by flashy marketing, most discerning travel managers know they need an experienced travel management company to serve their travelers,” said Brent Blake, President, Acendas Travel. “With a platform like Deem’s and our travel market expertise, we can help our customers save money and take the hassle out of managing travel.”

“We’ve been a loyal customer of Deem’s for years and our travelers love it,” said Cami Earsley, Corporate Travel Director, Ellison Technologies. “The platform is so fast and easy to use, and if our travelers need help, they know they can call our travel management company and talk to a real live person in seconds.”

“We’ve been managing travel since 1983 and we know what travelers and their corporations need,” said Bob Campbell, CEO, Campbell Travel. “Unique solutions to today’s problems, great service and value for their money. That’s what we give them every day.”

“We know companies have unique needs when it comes to travel,” said David Grace, Chief Revenue Officer, Deem. “So, we’ve taken the time to launch a suite of intuitive and personalized solutions for them.”

“We’re excited to launch the new Collective program with our partners,” said Annette Cumming, VP Channel Sales, Deem. “We’ve been working together for many years, through many changing environments and we believe we’re stronger working together than we are alone.”

“The corporate travel environment is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate,” said John Coffman, Chief Financial Officer, Direct Travel. “Companies need a dedicated travel management company to provide smart consultation, tailored solutions and a true partnership to help them find their way through.”

Deem’s suite of intuitive and personalized solutions can be customized for SMB clients or global enterprises alike. Customers can access fast onboarding, rich data insights and seamless integrations with their preferred expense provider. For a full list of Deem partners visit https://www.deem.com/partners.

Deem was recently featured as advancing mobile and personalization innovations in Levvel Research’s 2019 Travel and Expense Management Insight Report. The report underscored Deem’s consumer-like user experience, its global content and capabilities, and the ability to connect to any GDS, TMC or expense provider solution. IDC ranks Deem as a Major Player, and CV Magazine awarded Deem Most Outstanding Business Travel Solutions Provider in 2018 and 2019.



Deem Enhances its Shopping Experience with ATPCO’s Routehappy Rich Content

TRAVELERS TO SEE REAL-TIME FLIGHT AND TICKET ATTRIBUTES FROM ATPCO; AVAILABLE ON THE DEEM PLATFORM THIS MAY


San Francisco, CA – May 5, 2020 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, today announced it will offer greater flight details in its business travel management platform by integrating ATPCO’s UTAs, a type of Routehappy Rich Content, the industry standard for quickly communicating useful, visual information about the benefits and restrictions of the services that passengers purchase. Deem will make the new content features available to users in mid-May.

“We’re constantly looking for ways to provide the most complete information to travelers without complicating their booking experience,” said Deem CEO John F. Rizzo. “With rapid changes in the travel industry, particularly now, upping the value technology can bring to travelers and agents is key.”

“Travelers and agents need to see at-a-glance merchandising content, that is relevant, accurate and trusted” said Carrie DeMoss, Head of Customer Integrations ATPCO. “ATPCO’s UTAs help corporate travelers understand what fare benefits or restrictions they will receive on the ticket they are shopping for. This consumer-friendly content informs shoppers of refundability, boarding priority, baggage allowance and more and helps to de-commoditize flight shopping, Deem’s innovative integration is a big win for their customers.”

This new rich content integration will help Deem enhance the flight comparison shopping feature for its travelers. ATPCO’s real-time information will further optimize Deem Work Fource with reliable airline details that travelers need to make the right decisions for their trips, especially as the industry and road warriors grapple with uncertain global travel conditions.

Work Fource is Deem’s enterprise-grade managed travel solution that delivers a fast, seamless booking experience for travelers. It offers complete customization based on parameters outlined by a company’s travel program and helps travel managers optimize their budgets and savings with visibility across travel spend. Deem’s intuitive, consumer-like user experience provides a high level of personalization, so travelers can stay focused on productivity instead of spending time managing their trips. Work Fource can connect to a corporation’s choice of GDS, TMC or expense provider solution, making it a best-in-class travel solution for any type of business.

About ATPCO

ATPCO is the world’s leading provider of pricing and retailing content, tools, and services to airlines, global distribution systems, travel agencies, and technology companies. ATPCO works with 440+ airlines and 200+ sales channels globally, with a focus on driving innovation, reducing complexity, and delivering network economics to the entire distribution ecosystem, ATPCO continues to develop new standards and technology solutions that are underpinned by its reliable airline pricing data that lies at the foundation of flight shopping. Owned by airlines, ATPCO content and standards ensure industry-wide consistency, including for NDC, NGS TM and dynamic pricing. Building off its 2018 acquisition of Routehappy, its retailing solutions are also setting the standard by which airlines differentiate their products using compelling rich content, and which channel partners are using to create informative, next-gen shopping displays. For additional information, visit atpco.net.



Corporate Travel Leader Deem Dedicates Industry Veteran Jay Black to GPO and PE

BLACK TO DRIVE PRODUCTIVITY-ENHANCING SOLUTIONS FOR GROUP PURCHASING AND PRIVATE EQUITY SPACE

San Francisco, CA – March 31, 2020 –
Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, today announced the appointment of industry leader Jay Black as Vice President, Group Purchasing Organizations and Private Equity.

"Recent events are having a dramatic impact on business travel, with many companies suspending services and altering business operations,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, Deem. “At Deem we believe in staying the course. We continue to enhance our solutions, we are adding mission-driven leaders to our team and we are helping customers cope with the challenges of today.”

Jay Black’s 20-year career includes leadership roles in the group purchasing organization (GPO) and private equity space, helping companies and firms achieve efficiencies and drive down costs. Most recently he served as Vice President of InsightGPO, where he was responsible for the group purchasing practice of Insight Sourcing Group and helped lead its successful acquisition at the end of 2019. Prior to joining Insight, Black served in domestic and international development roles for CoreTrust, a commercial GPO for large corporations and private equity firms with multiple enterprise portfolios.

“Jay’s extensive experience working with GPOs and private equity firms will help Deem serve this growing vertical,” said David Grace, Chief Revenue Officer, Deem. “He’s a respected industry leader who fosters innovation, solves problems, and can help us navigate these difficult times.”
 
“I’m excited to join an organization leading innovation in the industry,” said Black. “There’s a thirst for productivity enhancing solutions among GPOs and private equity firms, and companies now more than ever, are looking to optimize their operational efficiency. Deem’s solutions are perfectly aligned to those needs.”

Deem recently opened an Innovation Center in Dublin, Ireland and a new office in Oakland, California. Deem ranks as one of the top companies to work for in the U.S.. Deem CEO, John F. Rizzo receives 100% approval on Glassdoor from employees. IDC ranks Deem as a Major Player, and CV Magazine awarded Deem Most Outstanding Business Travel Solutions Provider in 2018 and 2019.

Deem, a wholly owned and independently run subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings, is now part of the fifth largest travel company in the world, helping drive $25.9 billion in annual revenue. With Enterprise Holdings support, Deem will grow its employee base over the next three years, expanding to more than 300 employees.



Travel Industry Veteran Helps Accelerate Growth at Deem

MICHAEL JARRARD APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC SALES

San Francisco, CA – March 17, 2020
– Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, today announced the appointment of travel industry veteran Michael Jarrard as Vice President, Strategic Sales.

"We are accelerating Deem’s growth with new global customers, continuous product enhancements and valuable partnerships,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, Deem. “We need passionate and dedicated leaders to keep us moving forward.”

Jarrard’s 25-year career spans a series of leadership, business development and selling roles in corporate travel. Most recently Jarrard served as the Vice President of Global Sales Effectiveness at RoomIt by CWT. Prior to that, he established and led the sales organization of RoomIt by CWT. Michael has also held a variety of sales and hospitality leadership roles. He is a regular presenter and subject matter expert at industry events.

“Michael is known for building diverse teams and developing long lasting relationships,” said David Grace, Chief Revenue Officer, Deem. “He brings value to the organization through hard work, dedication and by meeting and exceeding his goals. We’re very fortunate he’s chosen to join our mission to transform corporate travel.”

“Business travelers are demanding instant, intuitive, and personalized travel tools, and corporations need to control costs and ensure traveler safety,” said Jarrard. “Deem provides the perfect solutions to those challenges and I now have the opportunity to bring them to more customers around the world.”  

Deem, a wholly owned and independently run subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings, is now part of the fifth largest travel company in the world, helping drive $25.9 billion in annual revenue. With Enterprise Holdings support, Deem will grow its employee base over the next three years, expanding to more than 300 employees.  



Levvel Research Features Deem as Travel and Expense Leader in Latest Report

DEEM ADVANCING MOBILE AND PERSONALIZATION INNOVATIONS IN TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY
San Francisco, CA – January 8, 2019 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, is featured as advancing mobile and personalization innovations in Levvel Research’s 2019 Travel and Expense Management Insight Report.

The report notes that travel and expense management software is often used by employees when traveling and that solution providers, such as Deem, are prioritizing mobile development and personalization innovations to increase productivity and efficiency.

“Because the travel and expense process is so universal in business, and affects so many different roles and teams, it is critical it’s not a hindrance to the user,” said Anna Barnett, Director of Research Operations at Levvel. “Consumer technology today is becoming so intuitive and helpful that we sometimes forget it’s there, and we see travel and expense solution providers leveraging advanced tech to create similar experiences—those in which the solution anticipates travelers’ T&E needs, tracks and incorporates preferences, and automates as much as possible so employees can stay focused on their job.”

The report also notes that Deem’s managed travel solution delivers a fast, frictionless booking experience for all types of businesses, including complete program customizability and visibility for travel managers to optimize savings.

“At Deem, our platform is not only designed to offer control and visibility across employee travel and expense purchasing, it also provides intuitive user experience and a high level of personalization to ensure constant and efficient workforce productivity,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, Deem.

The Levvel report underscores Deem’s consumer like user experience, its global content and capabilities, and the ability to connect to any GDS, TMC or expense provider solution.

“Due to accelerating globalization, it is becoming more important than ever to provide corporations and their travelers with a global solution,” said Neil Markey, CIO and SVP Product, Deem. “At Deem, we work hard to integrate a diverse and global set of content and we make it simple and fast to use the platform anywhere in the world.”

“When you remove the friction from booking and managing travel, just like Deem does, employees will enjoy using the platform,” said David Grace, Chief Revenue Officer, Deem. “This saves travel managers the headache of traveler complaints and technical troubleshooting and makes life easier for everyone.”

Download Levvel Research’s 2019 Travel and Expense Management Insight Report.  

About Levvel

Levvel helps clients transform their business with strategic consulting and technical execution services. We work with your IT organization, product groups, and innovation teams to design and deliver on your technical priorities, from digital strategy to implementation. Levvel Research, formerly PayStream Advisors, is Levvel's market research and advisory group focused on many areas of innovative technology, including electronic payments, Procure-to-Pay, and other business process automation areas. Levvel Research’s reports, white papers, webinars, and tools are available free of charge at www.levvel.io  



Travel Industry Veterans Join Deem Team as Growth Ramps

DEEM EXPANDS SALES LEADERSHIP TO CAPITALIZE ON EXPANDING MARKET OPPORTUNITY
San Francisco, CA – December 4, 2019 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, announced the appointment of new travel industry veterans who have joined the company, after its acquisition by Enterprise Holdings earlier this year: David Grace as Chief Revenue Officer, Christina Woronchak in a strategic advisory role, and Annette Cumming as Vice President of Channel Sales.

"We are experiencing significant growth with the addition of two Business Travel News Corporate Travel 100 customers in the last 90 days and increasing sales momentum,” said John Rizzo, CEO, President and Chief Operating Officer, Deem. “Our newest team members will continue to accelerate this growth and help us transform corporate travel faster than ever before.”

David Grace will lead Deem’s growing sales organization and go-to-market strategy. Grace’s decades long career includes a series of leadership roles with Enterprise Holdings and previous to that, with Vanguard Car Rental, the parent company of National and Alamo Car Rental.

“I’m excited to lead a talented team committed to delivering exceptional service and to join a company that is investing significantly in growth and technology-led innovation,” said Grace. “Disrupting the corporate travel marketplace isn’t easy, but I couldn’t think of a better team to do it with than the people at Deem.”

Christina Woronchak joins the team to consult on strategic sales efforts and work with enterprise level companies to solve their corporate travel challenges. Woronchak’s career includes over 15 years in sales and business development leadership roles with American Express Global Business Travel, where she and her team were instrumental in signing several companies listed on the Corporate Travel 100 and Fortune 500, which represent some of the largest business travel buyers in the world. She brings deep experience with large global travel buyers in key verticals including financial and professional services, energy and technology. Previously she worked with Rosenbluth International and the Intercontinental Hotels Group.

“It is the opportunity of a lifetime to work with, and learn from, such a talented, diverse and dedicated team,” said Woronchak. “Deem is the best-in-breed travel booking solution out there today and I’m excited about bringing our solutions to more corporations and their travelers.”

Annette Cumming returns to the Deem team after a role as Head of Americas Hospitality and Digital Strategy for Travelport. Previous to Deem, Cumming’s held a variety of sales leadership and travel management roles at American Express Global Business Travel, Retek, and WAM!NET. Cumming will be responsible for strengthening travel agency relationships, driving sales growth and partnering with Deem’s Open Expense Alliance partners.

“Deem has had a tremendous impact on corporate travel and it’s an exciting time to be a part of the team,” said Cumming.

Other sales team appointments include Kathy Karlesses as Director of Sales Enablement and Tim Ring as Senior Solutions Consultant. Both Karlesses and Ring joined Deem after working with SAP Concur.

Deem recently opened an Innovation Center in Dublin, Ireland and expanded its office in Bangalore, India. Deem ranks as one of the top companies to work for in the U.S.. Glassdoor rates the company 4.5 out of 5 and CEO John F. Rizzo receives 100% approval from employees. IDC ranks Deem as a Major Player, and CV Magazine awarded Deem Most Outstanding Business Travel Solutions Provider in 2018 and 2019.

Deem, a wholly owned and independently run subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings, is now part of the fifth largest travel company in the world, helping drive $25.9 billion in annual revenue. With Enterprise Holdings support, Deem will grow its employee base over the next three years, expanding to more than 300 employees.



Deem Travel Management Platform Expands Global Capabilities

TRAVELERS BOOKED MILLIONS OF TRIPS, USING 450 AIRLINES, 800,000 HOTELS AND 150 GROUND TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS THIS YEAR

San Francisco, CA – November 21 , 2019 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, announced today the continued expansion of global travel and ground transportation capabilities within the Work Fource travel booking and management platform.

“We continue to add features and functionality to Deem’s enterprise level platform Work Fource,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, Deem. “Our customers travel to more than 170 countries around the world and book in more than 40. We’re constantly adding content and features that help our travelers book and manage their trips faster, and add value to their company’s travel programs while they do it.”

Deem’s recent partnership with Amadeus adds to the existing globally supported GDS’s on the Deem platform, including Sabre, Apollo, Galileo, and Worldspan. The Amadeus integration gives travelers access to more European content, including flights, hotels and ground transportation. Travelers can access extensive global and localized content from more than 450 airlines, including 18 low cost carriers, more than 800,000 hotels and 150 ground transportation providers.  

“At Deem, we’ve taken the time to multi-source content from GDS systems and direct connects so our travelers can find exactly the flight, hotel or ground transportation they want, all on a single platform,” said Neil Markey, CIO and SVP Product, Deem.

Travel content can be booked with localized point of sale, based on dynamic company policy rules. Travelers can then customize the user experience to fit their preferences, including display type, currency, and time and calendar formats.

“We’ve built Deem as a global enterprise solution,” said Todd Kaiser, SVP Business Development. “With the breadth and depth of the travel platform, extensive partnerships with suppliers and providers, our travelers are covered in whatever part of the world their business takes them.”

Deem sources the full range of branded fare options – from the most restrictive to the least restrictive then normalizes those fares across airlines in a single display for the traveler.  

“This functionality is especially important for travelers who are unfamiliar with the branded fares or those in a market where they don’t frequently travel,” said Kaiser. “For example, if a traveler’s trip originates in Canada with travel through various European countries, normalizing the fare display and showing the fare attributes helps the traveler make the right decision for that specific trip.”

Deem’s customer support program spans the globe with support centers based in the U.S and Bangalore, India. Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn more about Deem and its global capabilities, visit www.deem.com/global.



Travel Management Platform Deem to Invest USD $10M on India Expansion

LAUNCHES CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN THE HEART OF BENGALURU

Bangalore, India, September 25, 2019 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, today announced its plans to invest USD 10 Million in India. The capital will be utilized to bolster the company’s R&D capabilities in the country towards enhancing the corporate travel management experience for more than 50,000 corporate customers around the world. The investment will position Deem’s India centre as an R&D hub for Deem’s product development worldwide. Deem’s personalized and intuitive business travel management platform, uses advanced technologies to provide optimized solutions for travelers, corporate travel managers and travel management companies. The company currently has 100 employees in Bengaluru, India, focused primarily on Research & Development (R&D).

Experiencing hyper-growth, Asia’s travel market is expected to more than double by 2025 (as per Amadeus) with corporate travel spending expected to account for the world’s total. India will contribute significantly to this share of the pie and is projected to crack the top five by 2022, according to a recent report by GBTA. Despite the potential, business travelers, particularly millennial business travelers in India and the APAC region face many challenges, owing to the lack of smart, digital solutions in corporate travel management.

“To maintain our position as a front runner in the dynamic space of corporate travel management, India will have a significant role to play, from an R&D as well sales perspective. We will optimize our presence in APAC using India as a strong foothold. Corporate Travel Management in India is at a ripe stage and this is an opportune time for us to develop a strong talent pool that can support our business growth in this geography,” said Neil Markey, SVP Product & Chief Information Officer, Deem.

Deem’s travel management platform addresses the pain points of business travelers globally and the company plans to double its India headcount in the next two years to create a Centre of Excellence  (COE) on Quality Assurance (QA) Automation as well as the development of the next generation travel platform by working closely with the Ireland and San Francisco centers. Deem is also developing a COE on Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) that is focused on creating an enhanced user experience along with business intelligence to enable quicker and better decision making for their customers.

Outlining the strategy for India, Ramesh Kalanje, VP & GM, Deem said, “Deem has nurtured and invested in a highly driven team in India with the technological prowess to disrupt the corporate travel industry. Therefore, India has become a testing ground for Deem to offer solutions that are focused on consumer experience and improving the lives of business travelers, globally. In India, Bengaluru has some of the brightest tech talent and we look forward to driving innovation through our Centre of Excellence to disrupt the corporate travel industry.”

Deem is wholly owned by Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental provider, and an industry leader in mobility and technology. Deem’s platform is faster - time tests show travelers can book air, hotel and rental car almost two minutes faster per booking with 6 less clicks than the leading competitor. Deem’s automatic ticket exchange feature automatically recalculates fares and reissues tickets without agent intervention. Deem is the only online booking tool that offers free 24-hour Southwest Check-In.



Deem and Deltek Announce Partnership to Integrate Travel and Expense Platforms

DEEM TRAVEL AND DELTEK EXPENSE PLATFORM COMBINATION WILL INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND IMPROVE ACCURACY OF EXPENSE REPORTING FOR MUTUAL CUSTOMERS’ EMPLOYEES

Deem and Deltek, the leading provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses, have announced a new strategic partnership to integrate Deem’s travel management platform into Deltek’s time and expense management solution. This integration will simplify the travel and expense experience for project-based businesses and business travelers, saving valuable time for billable resources in the government contracting and professional services industries.  

Deem’s next-generation business travel management platform uses advanced technologies to provide optimized solutions for travelers, corporate travel managers and travel management companies. Integrating travel and expense systems through Deem’s Open Expense Alliance, improves travel expense management for business travelers and corporations. As travelers’ book flights, hotels and services using Work Fource, expenses will automatically flow to the integrated Deltek expense reporting software.  

“At Deem, our mission is to transform corporate travel,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO and President, Deem. “Together, Deem and Deltek are uniquely positioned to provide superior travel booking and expense management solutions to corporations of all sizes. We are dedicating our attention, teams and resources to working with partners that change the way corporations manage their travelers and travel program.”

“Travelers everywhere have challenges submitting expense reports,” said Todd Kaiser, SVP Business Development, Deem. “At Deem, we’re taking as much of that pain away as possible by automatically passing travel booking data into expense reporting software, like Deltek’s. This saves users from manually entering expenses and allows corporate travel managers to better control travel spending.”

“At Deltek, we continue to lead the way in developing innovative systems with flexibility and scale to meet the dynamic needs of businesses wanting to maximize productivity and effectiveness of their people,” said Warren Linscott, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Deltek. “The partnership with Deem reinforces our commitment to bring project-based businesses real solutions to reduce costs, streamline processes and ensure compliance. An integrated solution allowing data to flow directly from Deem Work Fource into our expense management applications, creates a low touch process for the creation and submission of expense reports, while reducing the opportunity for errors. This gives time back to our customers’ billable employees.”

Deltek’s expense management solutions provide a comprehensive platform for expense entry, authorizations and approvals. With an intuitive workflow, extensive reporting capabilities and compliance with government regulations, businesses can expect to see reductions in expense processing costs and inaccurate charges, greater operational efficiencies and fewer delays in authorizations and approvals. Additionally, Deltek’s integrated expense solution provides managerial control and flexibility for end-users to make changes quickly and ultimately ensure greater accuracy of reports.

To learn more about Deem and Deltek, visit the Deltek Marketplace.

About Deltek

Better software means better projects. Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. More than 23,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek for superior levels of project intelligence, management and collaboration. Our industry-focused expertise powers project success by helping firms achieve performance that maximizes productivity and revenue. Learn more at www.deltek.com.



Deem Expands Open Expense Alliance Program

AND UPGRADES CURRENT EXPENSE CUSTOMERS TO CERTIFY EXPENSE SOLUTION

Deem is expanding its current Open Expense Alliance program and upgrading current expense customers to Certify’s expense solution. Deem Open Expense Alliance partners currently include Apptricity, Certify, Chrome River, Expensify, Infor Expense Management, Oracle and others.

“At Deem, our mission is to transform corporate travel,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, Deem. “This requires a fierce and laser-like focus on building the best travel solutions we can. We are dedicating our attention, teams and resources to solutions that change the way corporations manage their travelers and travel program.”

“Because of this intense focus on travel, we realize we can’t dedicate the resources needed to Deem’s expense solution in the long term,” Rizzo continued. “Given that 70 plus vendors are developing expense applications, it would be impossible for us to innovate at the collective rate of those companies. Instead we want to be known for being the best travel experience platform in the world.”

“We’ve led the market for several years with the usability of our expense software,” said Robert Neveu, CEO, Certify. “We want to continue to empower travel managers by giving them the tools they need to automate key processes and enjoy increasingly strategic roles within their organizations.”

Certify is an easy-to-use, web-based expense management and invoice solution for organizations of every size. Certify was recently voted a G2 Crowd standout leader for expense management software, customer support and overall satisfaction.

“Deem exhaustively examined the range of expense companies to partner with on this transition and Certify had the most complete overlap with the features of Deem Expense,” said Todd Kaiser, SVP Business Development and Strategy. “We believe this will minimize disruption and provide the best user experience for employees.”

“The transition is great news for Ellison Technologies,” said Cami Earsley, Corporate Travel Director, Ellison Technologies. “We are excited about the enhanced expense management functionality.”

“Migrating our expense customers allows us to focus on designing and building transformative travel technology and providing tightly integrated solutions with our Open Expense Alliance partners, the best expense software providers in the marketplace,” said Rizzo. “When corporations partner with Deem they aren’t forced into a travel, expense bundle with clunky and hard to use functionality. They can choose solutions that are best suited to their corporate and traveler needs.”

Deem will continue to maintain its expense solution and provide industry-best customer service and support until customers have transitioned to their new expense platform. Deem expects to discontinue maintenance in the next 18 months. Current customers of Deem’s Work Fource solution, will remain on the travel booking and management platform.

Integrating travel and expense systems through Deem’s Open Expense Alliance, improves travel expense management for business travelers and corporations. As travelers’ book flights, hotels and services using Work Fource, expenses automatically flow to the integrated expense reporting software. This saves users the time it takes to enter expenses manually and allows corporate travel managers to review and manage expenditures proactively before the trip is taken - giving them better control over travel spend.


About Certify

Certify, Inc., is the world’s largest independent provider of travel and expense management software. The Certify, Inc. Family of Brands includes leading SaaS platforms Certify, Nexonia, Tallie, Abacus, and Captio. With innovative spend management applications such as real-time expense reporting, integrated travel booking, time tracking, and accounts payable automation, Certify has transformed how more than 10,000 organizations in over 90 countries manage corporate T&E. Customers include Circle K, Garmin, H&R Block, LogMeIn, Marketo, Mailchimp, McDonald’s, Pinterest, Red Bull, Shopify, Subway, SurveyMonkey, Toyota, and Virgin Galactic. For more information, please visit: www.certify.com, www.nexonia.com, www.tallie.com, www.abacus.com, and www.captio.com.  




Deem to Create 50 Jobs With New Innovation Center in Dublin

US TRAVEL TECH SPECIALIST CHOOSES IRELAND AS PART OF GLOBAL GROWTH STRATEGY

Deem, a leading mobile and cloud software technology provider, today announced that it will create 50 highly skilled jobs at a new European Innovation Centre in Dublin. Deem’s expansion into Europe is part of a bold growth strategy that will see the company doubling its workforce around the world, including at its headquarters in San Francisco.

Deem offers a suite of travel booking and management tools for corporate customers and travel management firms. It is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings – the world’s largest car rental provider, which provides services in more than 90 countries and has annual revenues of $24.1 billion.

With the support of Enterprise Holdings – which has operated the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand in Ireland for the past 22 years – Deem will hire 50 software engineers for its Dublin Innovation Centre in the coming 12 months, with further expansion in 2020.

“Dublin is the ideal location for our new European Innovation Centre,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO and President, Deem. “It’s a world-renowned hub for technology, innovation and excellence with an exceptional number of skilled workers, great international connections and a high standard of living.”

“Expanding into Dublin will allow us to pursue our mission – to transform corporate travel – faster than ever before,” said Rizzo.“Business travellers from around the world are counting on Deem to take the frustration and uncertainty out of booking and managing their trips, and travel managers are relying on us to help them save time and money for their companies.

The new European Innovation Centre in Dublin will house a highly-skilled research and development team that will focus on building the future of travel platform to optimize Deem’s travel solutions.

“I am delighted to welcome Deem to Dublin,” said Heather Humphreys, TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.“Ireland is well-established as a vibrant technology hub, and the opening of this new innovation center in Dublin is a welcome addition to that landscape. This announcement is a reflection of how attractive Ireland is to companies operating in the tech sector. We have the skills and talent available to enable the company to grow and to embed their operations here and I look forward to their continued expansion and success over the coming years.”

“Today’s announcement by Deem is testament to the highly-skilled, diverse workforce we have here in Ireland, particularly in the technology sector,” said Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland. “I wish Deem every success in establishing their Irish operations here and offer the continued support of IDA Ireland.”

“This is a once-in-a-career opportunity,” said Ashutosh Saxena, Director, Ireland Operations, Deem. “The European Innovation Centre will design an innovative architecture that enhances and builds on the efforts of hundreds of the very best software engineers in Silicon Valley over the past two decades.”




Enterprise Holdings Completes Acquisition of Deem

The world’s largest car rental provider, Enterprise Holdings, today completed the purchase of Deem, an innovative managed-travel technology platform. The Deem platform includes Deem Work Fource and Deem Ground Work, a suite of online booking and travel technology products for business travelers, travel managers, travel-management companies and suppliers.

Since 2011, Deem has provided the technology behind Enterprise Holdings’ EHIDirect travel booking platform for small- and medium-sized corporations. Enterprise has been a minority investor in Deem since 2016. Most recently, Enterprise and Deem partnered together to offer National Car and Driver in China through the National Car Rental brand.

Earlier this month, Enterprise Holdings announced its intent to acquire Deem. “We recognized Deem as a company that can bring better solutions to the travel industry,” said Greg Stubblefield, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Enterprise Holdings, which operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

Under Enterprise Holdings, Deem now has access to an infusion of capital and resources to help further expand its product roadmap and increase the pace of product development and enhancements.

Deem will continue to operate autonomously from its Silicon Valley headquarters and offer its suite of business travel technology including air and hotel as well as ground transportation options across major rental car, black car, ride-hailing and rail service providers. John F. Rizzo will remain in his role as Chief Executive Officer, as will the rest of the Deem executive team.


About Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings – through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises – operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands at more than 10,000 fully staffed neighborhood and airport locations. Combined, Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management accounted for $24.1 billion in revenue and owned 2 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2018. Enterprise Holdings’ regional subsidiaries and Enterprise Fleet Management currently employ 100,000 worldwide. Enterprise Holdings currently is ranked as one of America's Largest Private Companies. Furthermore, if it were publicly traded, Enterprise Holdings would rank on Fortune's list of the 500 largest American public companies.

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Enterprise Holdings Announces Intent to Acquire Travel Technology Innovator Deem

Enterprise Holdings today announced its intent to acquire San Francisco-based Deem – an innovative managed-travel technology platform that includes Etta and Deem Ground Work, a suite of online booking and travel technology products for business travelers, travel managers, travel-management companies and suppliers.

More than 50,000 corporate customers and the world’s largest travel-management companies already use Deem’s travel and ground transportation software. Upon final acquisition, this transaction would provide Deem with an infusion of capital and resources to help further expand its product roadmap and increase the pace of product development and enhancements.

"Deem’s combination of intellectual property and tech talent represents a significant opportunity for Enterprise Holdings to further enhance and expand our portfolio of services," said Greg Stubblefield, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Enterprise Holdings, which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

Travel & Ground Transportation Solutions

Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental company, serves more than 95 percent of the worldwide car rental market and has been a minority investor in Deem since 2016.

Enterprise and Deem have been working together to bring travel and ground transportation solutions to customers. Since 2011, Deem has provided the technology behind Enterprise Holdings’ EHIDirect travel booking platform for small and medium-sized corporations. Most recently, Enterprise and Deem partnered together to offer National Car and Driver in China through the National Car Rental brand.

Through Work Fource, Deem provides access to innovative travel technology that makes the corporate travel booking and travel experience more efficient for travelers, corporations, and their travel agency partners. Additionally, Deem’s Ground Work platform provides a suite of online tools for booking pre-reserved ground transport for corporations and travel management companies.

The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019 after satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Deem will continue to operate autonomously from its Silicon Valley headquarters and offer its suite of business travel technology including air and hotel as well as ground transportation options across major rental car, black car, ride-hailing and rail service providers. John F. Rizzo will remain in his role as Chief Executive Officer, as will the rest of the Deem executive team.

“We know the industry wants travel management solutions that transform the traveler experience, while lowering corporations’ costs,” said Rizzo. "We will continue that mission to provide travelers with a streamlined platform that predicts what they want and need, and that works tirelessly for them in the background.”

Krish Panu, Chairman of Deem and Managing Partner of Deem investor, PointGuard Ventures, added, “It has been a privilege to have co-invested with Enterprise Holdings in Deem. With Enterprise’s capital and scale, Deem can expand its team and resources to drive its pace of innovation at a much faster rate.”

Acquisition & Corporate Venture-Capital Strategy

Enterprise Holdings is owned by the Taylor family of St. Louis and, as a privately held business, will not disclose financial terms of the Deem acquisition.  However, Enterprise Holdings’ acquisition and corporate venture-capital strategy continues to focus on technologies and business models that not only can accelerate industry-leading transportation solutions, but also customer satisfaction in a rapidly changing marketplace.

In 2007, Enterprise purchased the National and Alamo brands, its largest acquisition to date. Since 2008, Enterprise has spent almost $2.4 billion making acquisitions and corporate-venture capital investments or commitments in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Ireland, Spain, Brazil and China. Acquisitions include car rental companies, carshare operations, technology platforms and franchises.

Today, Enterprise Holdings – based on revenue – ranks near the top of the global travel industry, ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies. “We have long admired Deem’s commitment to creating innovative, customer-focused solutions, while also building a great team and culture,” Stubblefield noted. “We believe this long-term investment will continue to pay dividends worldwide for many years to come.”


About Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings – through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises – operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands at more than 10,000 fully staffed neighborhood and airport locations. Combined, Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management accounted for $24.1 billion in revenue and owned 2 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2018. Enterprise Holdings’ regional subsidiaries and Enterprise Fleet Management currently employ 100,000 worldwide. Enterprise Holdings currently is ranked as one of America's Largest Private Companies. Furthermore, if it were publicly traded, Enterprise Holdings would rank on Fortune's list of the 500 largest American public companies.



Deem Partners with Avis India to Offer Chauffeured Driver Transportation to Corporations Globally

MILLIONS OF BUSINESS TRAVELERS CAN NOW BOOK PERSONALIZED GROUND TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS USING DEEM POWERED PLATFORMS

Deem, a leading mobile and cloud software technology provider, today announced a partnership with Avis India to offer car rental content to business travelers around the world. The new integration, available today, brings the Avis India Chauffeured Driver content to Deem powered travel platforms including Sabre, Apollo, GetThere, Egencia, and Deem Work Fource. All bookings will automatically write back to the respective GDS for travel management servicing.

“Corporate travelers take millions of trips per year using Deem, and more of them are traveling to countries like India where traditional car rental isn’t an option,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO and President, Deem. “The new integration with Avis India gives our travelers more options for international travel and makes their lives easier when they’re on the road in countries where driving can be difficult or hazardous.”

According to the Global Business Travel Association, India has the 10th largest travel market in the world, expecting to spend US$45 billion in 2019.

“Deem is a very popular online travel management platform used by businesses internationally for ground transportation solutions,” said Sunil Gupta, CEO, Avis India. “We are pleased to integrate our services in its global distribution system and serve many more international travelers coming to India. The move is a part of Avis India’s on-going endeavors to cater to travelers with integrity and a high degree of efficiency.”

“Travelers and travel agents can now book Avis India Chauffeured Driver through their booking channel in minutes,” said Neil Markey, SVP, Products and CIO, Deem. “This eliminates the current manual and offline process that consumes lots of time and is inconvenient.”

Avis India Chauffeured Driver is available in all major cities and meets traveler safety and corporation duty of care requirements. The service provides professional English-speaking chauffeurs that pick-up travelers at the airport or city location with their car. The service provides air conditioned and non-smoking rental solutions across multiple categories including economy, first class, business class, and economy and luxury vans.

Avis Chauffeured Driver also offers flexible rental packages available for airport/hotel transfer, Point A to B transfers, hourly rental, a full day, 9 hours rental and as directed transfers.Rates include gas, insurance, parking fees and the driver’s service time.

Corporations and travelers using Deem powered platforms can access an array of global ground transportation options, including chauffeured limousine, black car, car and driver, shuttle, taxi and car rental. Deem’s Work Fource platform also provides real-time location reports, auto-populated information based on traveler’s trips, PNR integration and detailed analytics.


About Avis India

India's leading car rental, leasing and fleet management provider, Avis India, is a Joint Venture between Avis Budget Group, Inc. and The Oberoi Group. Avis India has a fleet of more than 6000 premium cars across the country, with a network extending across 50 conveniently-located stations in 19 cities. For further information, please visit www.avis.co.in. The Oberoi Group operates 28 hotels and three cruisers in five countries under the luxury ‘Oberoi’ and five-star ‘Trident’ brands. For more information on The Oberoi Group, please visit www.oberoihotels.com.

Avis in India is present at Agra, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Rishikesh, Shimla, Udaipur, and Vadodara.


About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,500 locations in approximately 180 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit www.avis.com



National Car Rental and Deem Announce Innovative Partnership to Offer "National Car and Driver" Service in China

San Francisco, Calif. Aug. 12, 2018 – The National Car Rental brand is partnering with Deem – a leading mobile and cloud software technology provider – to make business travel in China even more innovative, efficient and convenient. Business travelers to China can now book their reservations directly through the Deem Work Fource application, or their travel management partner, and have their reservations fulfilled by National Car Rental’s new “National Car and Driver” service.

"Our mission is to make business travelers’ time more productive and more hassle-free through the world’s best transportation options,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, President and Chief Operating Officer, Deem. “For example, Deem’s new and innovative Ground Work platform, coupled with the integration of Enterprise Holdings and eHi Car Services, enables corporate travelers to make better choices for their business trips in China.”

The National Car Rental brand is owned by Enterprise Holdings, which also is a strategic investor in eHi Car Services, the leading provider of car-plus-driver rentals in China with locations in more than 200 cities. Starting Oct. 1, eHi will begin providing cars and professional drivers under the National brand.


Resident Drivers

Enterprise Holdings’ integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises –operating a fleet of nearly 1.9 million vehicles – provides a comprehensive portfolio of transportation solutions, including car rental, car sharing, vanpooling, car sales, truck rental, online ride-matching, affiliated fleet management services, and now car-and-driver services. Enterprise Holdings not only is the world’s largest car rental operator, but also an industry leader in mobility and technology as well as one of the top global travel companies, ranking ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies.

“Booking a car rental can be tricky for business travelers when they travel in China,” said Don Moore, Vice President of Corporate Business for Enterprise Holdings. “Visitors can’t just book a car rental and drive themselves around. They need a resident driver, whether it’s point to point, hourly or a multi-day trip.”

Deem’s technology allows travelers to book car and driver services in hundreds of Chinese locations through multiple platforms, including Deem Work Fource, GetThere, Egencia, Sabre Red App and Apollo. Deem Work Fource is a business travel booking and management platform used by millions of travelers and major travel management companies around the world. Deem’s suite of tools is designed for the entire business travel ecosystem using machine learning, AI and predictive analytics – so travel managers, delegates, agents and travelers can focus on their business and not on the hassle of managing trips.

“We are continually expanding the Deem platform across the globe,” said Rizzo. “Now with expanded options in China, travelers have more choices in more locations that will save them time, money and hassle.”


About Enterprise Holdings
www.ehi.com

In addition to the National Car Rental brand, Enterprise Holdings also owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent A Car brands. The company currently ranks as one of America's Largest Private Companies, and if it were publicly traded, the company would rank on Fortune's list of the 500 largest American public companies. The company operates a network of 10,000 fully staffed neighborhood and airport locations in more than 90 countries throughout the world, and along with its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management, reported $22.3 billion in revenues in fiscal year 2017. In total, the annual revenues of Enterprise Holdings and Enterprise Fleet Management rank near the top of the travel industry – ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental, Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise, Zimride by Enterprise, Enterprise Flex-E Rent and Enterprise Car Club.



Deem Expands Intelligent Attach Solution to Conversational Interfaces

DEEM'S INTELLIGENT ATTACH OFFERS PREEMPTIVE ASSISTANCE TO TRAVELERS USING MACHINE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY

San Francisco, Aug 09, 2018 -  Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the business travel industry, today announced the release of Deem Intelligent Attach for messaging platforms. The artificial intelligence solution will be available to Deem customers as part of the Work Fource platform on Apple iOS and Google Android based messaging applications, with other messaging platforms available in the future.

Deem Intelligent Attach utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to analyze corporate and agency preferences, past traveler behavior, employee profiles and sentiment data, to offer customized and personalized hotel and ground transportation options to travelers via smartphone. The solution is currently available via desktop, mobile responsive application and email.

“If a traveler has a flight booking but no hotel or ground transportation, Deem’s Intelligent Attach sends them a message with highly targeted options,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, COO and President, Deem. “The traveler can tap once, review the personalized offers, and then add the hotel or ground transportation option they want to their trip and their itinerary is automatically updated.”

Deem Intelligent Attach is available to travelers using Deem Work Fource to book and manage their travel. Intelligent attach also works with other online booking tools and travel management itineraries.

“Investing in this new platform is important because it saves our travelers time by providing personalized, contextual recommendations throughout their journey and improves their travel experience,” said Neil Markey, SVP Product and CIO, Deem.

Low attachment rates for hotel and ground transportation is a critical problem for the corporate travel industry. Deem Intelligent Attach solves this problem by providing the right travel options at the right time through dynamic and seamless channels such as messaging platforms. Combined with a robust desktop platform, a fully functional mobile app, and fast and secure infrastructure, the platform provides a solution for corporations and travel management companies that saves travelers time and hassle, lowers servicing efforts and helps control costs.

“Deem’s Intelligent Attach gives companies a competitive advantage when it comes to their travel program,” said Rizzo. “It helps them control costs, it improves their duty of care and it provides a booking and management platform their employees will actually enjoy using, which is increasingly important to today’s work force.”

Flight change and dining options are additional features on the Deem Intelligent Attach road map.

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The most difficult part of any business trip is too often the trip itself. It shouldn’t be. Deem makes it painless for the traveler to get down to business without distraction, simpler for the travel manager and management company to keep track of all the moving parts, and easier for partners to get the information they need to stay competitive.

The Deem Work Fource platform is designed for the entire business travel ecosystem using machine learning, AI and predictive analytics. Deem’s suite of tools range from a dynamic traveler booking platform, travel manager cost controls, travel agency service technology and supplier revenue opportunities, including the world’s largest car service affiliate network and operator solutions.

Deem’s Work Fource Platform services more than 50,000 corporate customers in 61 countries, speaking 14+ languages - including the world’s largest travel management companies. The company, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Bangalore, India, is backed by leading venture capital funds, as well as corporate and private equity investors.

Contact:Tahnee Perry
Deem Inc.
tahnee.perry@deem.com
415-590-8300