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Sapient Adds Automated Expense Management and Hotel Commissioning Tools to ClearTravel Corporate Travel Service.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 10, 2003

New Relationships with Concur and Pegasus Solutions Strengthen Sapient's Comprehensive Portfolio of Travel Services Solutions That Help Corporations Lower Travel Costs

Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE), a leading business and technology consultancy, today announced it has forged strategic relationships with two key travel industry solutions providers, Concur Technologies, Inc. and Pegasus Solutions, Inc. Through these relationships, Sapient adds expense management and hotel commissioning tools to its portfolio of fully integrated travel applications and services solutions that are delivered through the company's corporate managed travel service, ClearTravel(SM).

With Concur, Sapient has entered into a sales referral relationship to increase adoption of Concur Expense(TM) software, Concur's travel and entertainment (T&E) expense management solution. Concur Expense provides access to T&E analytics for spend management while improving internal control, compliance, reimbursement speed, and expense report accuracy. Concur's customers will now have access to Sapient's ClearTravel offering, which includes an Adoption Management(SM) program to ensure corporations achieve successful user adoption of self-service solutions.

Through its relationship with Pegasus, Sapient can deliver a totally automated solution for reporting and managing hotel commissions. This solution enables Sapient's clients to recover more of their earned hotel commission in a timely manner.

"We are committed to bringing corporate travel managers the most comprehensive solutions for streamlining their travel programs and cutting costs. By working with leading travel providers such as Concur and Pegasus, and combining Sapient's travel industry expertise and approach to ensuring user adoption, we have created a compelling alternative to traditional travel management firms that haven't been able to deliver true business benefits," said John Bray, vice president of Sapient's travel and hospitality practice.

"Concur continues to set the standard for corporate expense management by taking the lead in offering its customers complete best-in-class solutions," said Tim FitzGerald, vice president of strategic alliances for Concur Technologies, Inc. "Sapient's strong track record for helping companies achieve measurable business results through the successful adoption of advanced technology makes them a valuable partner."

"We are pleased to bring our leading commission processing solutions to Sapient's corporate travel offering," said Jeff Bzdawka, Pegasus Solutions' senior vice president of service delivery. "ClearTravel represents an innovative approach to lowering travel costs for corporations, and Pegasus' services complement its goals of delivering commissions that companies have earned to improve corporations' bottom lines."

About Sapient

Sapient, a leading business and technology consultancy, helps Global 2000 clients achieve measurable business results through the rapid application and support of advanced technology on a fixed-price basis. Founded in 1991, Sapient employs more than 1,500 people in offices in Atlanta, Cambridge (Mass.), Chicago, Dallas, Dusseldorf, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Munich, New Delhi, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington, D.C. More information about Sapient can be found at

About Concur Technologies, Inc.

Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR) is the world's leading provider of Corporate Expense Management solutions, servicing more than 1,100 companies world-wide, including seven of the ten largest Global 100 companies. Concur's solutions include travel and entertainment expense management and employee request for vendor payments. Concur also offers value-added software and services to complement its core solutions, including Concur Imaging Service, Concur Business Intelligence solutions, and mobile expense entry solutions. Concur's solutions streamline business processes, reducing costs and increasing operational efficiencies while empowering financial managers to apply greater intelligence to their company's spending patterns. More information about Concur is available at

About Pegasus Solutions, Inc.

Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions, Inc. ( is a leading global provider of hotel reservations-related services and technology. Its services include central reservations systems; electronic distribution services that connect more than 45,000 hotels to the Internet and to the global distribution systems (GDS); travel agent commission processing and payment services; the Utell marketing and reservation representation service (; and PegasusCentral(TM), a Web-based enterprise solution with property management applications. Pegasus' customers comprise the majority of travel agencies around the world, including the top 10 largest U.S.-based travel agencies(1); more than 48,000 hotel properties around the globe, including all of the 50 largest hotel brands in the world based on total number of guest rooms(2); and thousands of Web sites/services have their hotel reservations Powered by Pegasus(TM). In addition to its corporate headquarters in Dallas, Pegasus has 20 offices in 11 countries, including regional hubs in Phoenix, London and Singapore. The company's stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol PEGS.

1 Travel Weekly, June 24, 2002, "Top 50 Travel Agencies"

2 Hotel Business, February 7, 2002, "The Top Hotel Brands" -

ranked by total number of rooms (2001)

Sapient is a registered servicemark and Adoption Management and ClearTravel are servicemarks of Sapient Corporation.
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