Sabre has been has been named to the 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 for creating Sabre Red Mobile Workspace, a solution that lets travel agents connect to the Sabre travel marketplace to shop, book and manage travel on the go.
The app allows the sharing and automatic synchronization of reservation information, customer profiles, user preferences and shortcuts across devices so that travel agents can more efficiently serve their customers. One of its best capabilities is the seamless handling of data, even during intermittent connectivity, such as when an agent moves from a Wi-Fi hotspot to a 4G data network or even travels through a tunnel while commuting.
At a gala awards ceremony attended by some of the technology industry’s chief thought leaders, InformationWeek honored leading digital businesses in the U.S. and revealed its 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100. Sabre ranked No. 96. Other information technology companies recognized included Cisco Systems, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. and Teradata Corp.
“The rise of social, mobile, big data analytics and cloud computing is being felt across almost all industries, not just ours,” said Chief Product & Technology Officer Deborah Kerr. “Earning a spot on the InformationWeek Elite 100 for the way we are using these technologies is great recognition that Sabre is investing in the future by working on innovation that matters most to our customers.”
Sabre has ranked on the InformationWeek 500 for 11 consecutive years. In 2013, Sabre was recognized for its development of its Custom Offers solution, which creates personalized offers from travel suppliers to travelers.
This is InformationWeek’s 26th year identifying and honoring the most innovative users of information technology in the U.S. For 2014, this assessment was narrowed to a more elite 100 organizations. InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies, and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation.
“Just as Amazon.com transformed the retail industry and Netflix changed the face of movie distribution, new digital companies, technologies, and business models will shake up a range of other industries, from healthcare to manufacturing to higher education,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “Digital businesses are adept at using the web in conjunction with mobile, social, analytics, and other technologies to not only boost sales, but also change their relationships with customers. The 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 highlights companies that are leading this digital business revolution, redefining business models and reshaping industries.”