Short’s Travel Management, No. 35 on Travel Weekly's 2013 Power List, has purchased exclusive rights to the FindIt application.
FindIt, originally called BookIt, allows corporate travelers to search for trips on consumer websites such as Kayak or a supplier's site, and then filter that itinerary through their travel management company.
The TMC looks at the itinerary through the filter of the traveler’s profile, the corporation's travel policy and negotiated discounts for better alternative flights and fares.
Short’s Travel Management engineered the back-end system for the FindIt process in 2011, which allows corporate travelers to search on consumer websites and email the itinerary to FindIt.
Last year ProcureApp, which developed FindIt, created a browser extender, available in the Google Chrome and Firefox webstores, that automates the email process. The browser extension automatically displays when a flight is selected at an airline or consumer website, and the traveler can then choose to send their flight to FindIt.
Short’s currently provides the FindIt solution to its clients, and now plans to make it available to other TMCs.
Short's has corporate headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, and Waterloo, Iowa.