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Short’s Travel Management, Inc. Wins 2014 Agresso Innovation Award

Short’s Travel Management, Inc. Wins 2014 Agresso Innovation Award

UNIT4 Presents Award for Short’s “Innovative Use of Solutions”

WATERLOO, Iowa, Oct. 2, 2014 - Short’s Travel Management, Inc.. won the 2014 Agresso Innovation Award, presented by UNIT4 Business Software in Las Vegas September 17. Short’s Travel was recognized for developing their hotel invoicing and collection process and bringing it in-house in 2013, eliminating outsourcing costs and improving collection rate.

“Short’s is very excited to win this award,” said David LeCompte, CEO of Short’s Travel Management. “Our entire staff works tirelessly to maintain our status as one of the top innovative travel management companies in the industry. We emphasize product innovation and development that will not only improve our own systems and processes, but that will improve the overall travel experience for our clients as well.  Innovation isn’t just something we sell; it’s something we live every day.”

Short’s Travel Management was selected as a finalist for “Innovative Use of Solutions” in June, 2014.  The award was received this month by their controller, Cheryl Bergman, who was a key driver of the new process and presented their hotel invoicing and collection process at the annual conference.

“With the downward pressure in the travel industry on service fees, Short’s is continuously looking for ways to increase revenue streams in other areas.  Bringing the hotel commission processing in-house was a logical solution, but not just for the financial benefits,” Bergman explained. “More importantly, it improves our understanding of the hotel industry, which ultimately benefits our customers.”

The UNIT4 Innovation Award Program honors customers for using UNIT4 solutions to embrace change within their organizations. Four awards were presented at the event - one for each major UNIT4 Business Software product, including Sabre® CentralCommand(TM) with Agresso, UNIT4 Agresso, UNIT4 Campus and UNIT4 Coda Financials.  UNIT4 Business Software has operations in 26 countries worldwide that employ more than 4,000 employees. For more information, visit their website at

Short’s Travel Management, Inc. is a leading travel management company founded in 1946 in Waterloo, IA that provides travel services to universities, sports groups, state governments, corporations and vacation travelers. As a full-­?service travel source, Short’s Travel is currently ranked as one of the Top 25 largest travel management companies in the U.S. according to Business Travel News. For more information, visit or contact Short’s at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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