EPSA flagship expertise

The flagship category around which EPSA OP has been built, operational consulting in the scope of business travel and MICE requires excellent knowledge of supplier operating methods in order to take full advantage of the many market opportunities.

The business travel industry is undergoing rapid change under the impetus in particular of major disruptions (NDC, Chabot, digitalization), crossed by new trends from B2C that companies need to follow in order to offer their employees an optimal experience. This makes it possible to gain operational efficiency while having a positive impact on the financial management of this important item of expenditure. In addition, we must understand the environmental dimension in our intervention methodologies.

Today, travelers become the central point of the travel manager who must ensure their safety, offer them effective tools via connected applications, a personalization of their means of travelling, in order to offer them an optimal traveler experience.

Hence the importance of being accompanied by an expert partner. EPSA operates across the entire value chain, from redefining internal procedures / policies to the implementation of tools, including traditional RFPs: TMC, T&E, air & hotel program.

Our areas of action


MICE

Meeting, Incentive, Convention & Events: Events at the heart of the company’s communication challenges.

The MICE market covers all expenses related to the organization of seminars, congresses, conventions and other incentives. It is an essential expense item for companies that need to retain their customers, motivate their teams, enhance their notoriety, strengthen their brand image and get a message across.

EPSA supports you to set up an event strategy in accordance with your objectives.

HOTEL PROGRAM

A strategic choice to contain the company’s business travel budget.

Optimizing hotel expenses is a real headache for buyers and travel managers. Faced with a multiplicity of data sources, the diversity of players and the variety of prices, the implementation of a measured and solid program becomes complex and time-consuming.

EPSA supports you in the outsourcing of this exercise and can obtain savings of up to 30% thanks to a complete management of your actions, multi-source data collection, analysis and benchmarking of offers, strategic recommendations until the prices and services offered are negotiated.

AIR PROGRAM

A vector for the development of the company, but also a source of considerable expense, it is necessary to have optimal management of air transport expenses.

In this rapidly changing market (low-cost carriers, new passenger expectations, etc.), the analysis and negotiation of contracts is a primary lever for optimization. EPSA supports you in determining your consumption habits, identifying the most used airlines, booking classes and the type of traffic and routing in order to offer you a purchasing strategy that best suits you.

TRAVEL AGENCY AND T&E TOOLS

To ensure proper management of business travel expenditure, innovative tools make it possible to control the policy to be implemented and to support travelers in an ever more connected way.

The key to the success of a strategic program relies on managing change and the necessary communication with employees to encourage their support. Defining clear rules is essential for the proper use of online booking tools and for effective collaboration with partner travel agencies.

EPSA supports you in defining needs and implementing adapted and innovative solutions.

the EPSA operations & procurement touch

Our added value

Our position as leader in the travel market gives you access to an unrivaled source of benchmarking on more than 95 POS.

Our intervention methodologies focus on innovation and efficiency in the service of travelers and businesses. Our team of more than 30 consultants from different backgrounds knows how to mobilize complementary experiences and expertise to deploy all your optimization projects.

We have already supported more than 300 references, including 37 CAC40 companies. By trusting EPSA, you are choosing a trusted partner, by your side to secure your projects.

Your goals our solutions

SUPPORTING YOU IN ALL YOUR PROJECTS

We support you in all your digital transformation projects on the business travel practice

OUTSOURCING YOUR TRAVEL MANAGER POSITION

Outsource your Travel Manager position to benefit from the expertise of the best experts in contact with trends that will appeal to your travelers and optimize your processes

MAKE A COMPLETE MAP OF YOUR MICE EXPENSES

Map your MICE expenditure and define an action plan on a perimeter that still offers real opportunities

AUDIT YOUR PROCESSES AND PRACTICES

Audit your processes and practices that frame the management of the scope of business travel

Entrust us with the organization of all your events

Entrust us with the organization of all your events and take advantage of our proven methodologies that will guarantee you an immediate ROI

ANALYZE

Analyze, using our artificial intelligence solutions, your air and / or hotel expenses to benefit from the information essential to the implementation of tailor-made programs with the best negotiated rates

OUTSOURCING MANAGEMENT

Outsource the management of major purchasing projects, secure your purchasing procedures, manage performance, rethink the organization of Travel Management, improve quality, modernize your practices

TRAIN YOUR TEAMS

Train your teams in the specifics of the industry, a good opportunity to maximize the adoption of your tools

DEPLOY YOUR T&E SOLUTIONS

Deploy your T&E solutions across 5 continents with specialized teams
For the public sector, secure your Purchasing procedures: Our teams of senior legal buyers have a perfect understanding of the rules and particularities, particularly legal and regulatory aspects of public procurement They also take care to reduce the risks of all categories: financial, technical, temporal, human, etc.

MANAGE THE OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Drive performance in real time thanks to the performance of our IS based on PowerBI Premium

Our references

 
pôle emploi
Business France
Ministère de l'intérieur
Spie
BNP Paribas

meet our expert

«Mobility within the company has profoundly changed our organizations and the way we work. EPSA’s core DNA, our multidisciplinary team dedicated to this scope has been by your side for nearly 20 years to help you transform your organizations and take advantage of changes in the sector. With digitization and some major technological disruptions (NDC, PSD2) our industry is full of opportunities that must be seized! Our promise: to support you on a daily basis to put in place the best solutions that meet the needs of your travelers and that will improve your performance and efficiency. »

Christophe Drezet – EPSA Partner – Travel and Transportation Expertise Manager