Diners Club Italia Selects Captura Expense for Global Travel Portal.
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BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2000
Ventura Technologies Selects Captura to Provide Travel and
Expense Management for Its Diners Club Diners Club International, originally founded as Diners Club, is a credit card company formed in 1950 by Frank X. McNamara, Ralph Schneider and Casey R. Taylor. When it first emerged, it became the first independent credit card company in the world. Business Travel Portal
Captura(R) Software today announced a strategic alliance with Diners Club Italia to offer Captura Expense(TM), Captura's expense management solution.
Diners Club Italia will provide Captura Expense through Ventura Technologies for their global travel portal. Together they will offer an end-to-end global travel solution dedicated to businesses and business travelers through an on-line travel portal hosted by Etnoteam.com, part of I.NET group.
The portal will give travelers the ability to self-book a trip on-line with access to personalized destination information, and alert details such as weather, air strikes, etc., while also offering the best deal available to them. The system will utilize Captura Expense to pre-populate the employees' expense claim with all charges made against the Diners Diners can mean:
Captura's global capabilities were a vital factor in Ventura's selection of Captura Expense. Key features include multi-language support for Italian, French and Spanish, support for business mileage log, and per diems, which best suited Diners' aim of providing an end-to-end global travel solution.
"Captura's ability to deliver a solution in multiple languages and currencies (including the Euro), makes their solution extremely well suited to the needs of the global business traveler," says Vittorio Guillion Mangilli, president, Ventura Technologies. "Ventura wants to create the most comprehensive business portal possible for Diners Club, providing business travelers with a `one-stop-shop' for all their travel and expense needs."
"This alliance represents a great opportunity for Captura to provide our global hosted expense management solutions to organizations throughout Europe," said Dan Vetras, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Captura. "Our product is a complete Web-based solution that supports the global business travel and entertainment requirements of large organizations. We are pleased to support Ventura and Diners Club with this offering, leading the way in Europe for business travelers to manage their travel and expenses."
Diners expects at least 10% of their existing customer base to sign up for the service, with some large customers already committing to a number of licenses. The portal will be supported with an aggressive advertising campaign throughout Europe.
Captura, headquartered in Bothell, Wash., delivers Web-based total expense management application services See ASP and Web services. tailored to meet the broad needs of companies worldwide. Captura's hosted e-Finance Solution(TM) allows companies to automate all facets of expense management using Web-enabled technology while capturing detailed transactional data that can help them make sound, timely business decisions.
Captura has offices in Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , CA; New York New York, state, United States
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CGU Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, CA)
CGU Chang Gung University (Taiwan)
CGU Canadian Geophysical Union , Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Hercules, Inc., Merrill Lynch Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MER TYO: 8675 ), through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides capital markets services, investment banking and advisory services, wealth management, asset management, insurance, banking and related products and services on a global basis. & Co., and Reckitt Benckiser Reckitt Benckiser plc is one of the world's leading manufacturers of cleaning products and a member of the FTSE 100 Index of the largest companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. It is headquartered in the town of Slough just to the west of Greater London. . For more information about Captura and its products, in the U.S. call 425/424-1000; in Europe call +44 1628 519 000 (U.K.) or +33 153 53 67 15 (France); or visit the company's Web site at http://www.captura.com.
About Ventura Technologies
Ventura Technologies, headquartered in Preganziol, Treviso - Italy, owned by Ventura (a Business Travel specialized agency belonging to the Diners Club Italia Group), delivers a global solution for business travel that allows companies to automate all facets of the travel business using Web-enabled technology.
Ventura has offices in Milan, Rome, Florence, Bologna and Treviso (Venice). Customers include Bayer, Benetton Group Benetton Group S.p.A. (NYSE: BNG) is a global clothing brand, based in Treviso, Italy. The name comes from four members of the Benetton family who founded the company in 1965. , Gucci, Coca Cola Noun 1. Coca Cola - Coca Cola is a trademarked cola
cola, dope - carbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States) , and other large corporations.
About Diners Club
Diners Club, the first company in the world to launch a credit card, was introduced in the U.S. in 1950 and in Italy in 1958. Today, Diners is present in 200 countries around the world, with more than 8 million card members.
Diners Club Italia (with 600,000 members), headquartered in Rome, belongs to GTP GTP (guanosine triphosphate): see guanine. Holding, a leading company in the fashion world. Diners Club Italia's mission is to provide customers with tailored products and benefits not available elsewhere. For customers, this translates into a comprehensive system of tailored cards, while for company's it aims at offering an optimized, efficient, complete package of solutions and facilities enabling cost reduction.
To consistently deliver its solutions, Diners has created a wide spread network of partnerships with leading local and international companies providing, through the card, their own services and benefits.