Locomote has provided an immediate return for Agile Underwriting including better cost management, and greater cost transparency around corporate travel spend and most importantly happier business travellers.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Agile Underwriting is an underwriting agency and Lloyd’s Coverholder formed in August 2015. Their team is composed of Lloyd’s and Insurtech veterans with over 200 years experience in both the local and international insurance and reinsurance market.
Agile Underwriting implemented Locomote to deliver a more flexible and intuitive booking and workflow platform paired with 24/7 365 travel agent support for their busy travelling team. Locomote increased their visibility into travel safety and expenses while saving the business money on travel, all within an easy-to-use, travel platform.
- No approval workflows for different departments
- Lack of after-hours support
- Inefficient and inflexible tools for last-minute itinerary changes
- Balancing business needs with financial oversight
Results with Locomote
- Around-the-clock support
- Flexible, self-service itinerary updates
- Market leading reporting capabilities
- Optimised traveller safety and T&E compliance
It was time for change
“It was time for something new. With all of the advances in tools and services in other areas of the company, business travel was lagging behind.” says Ben Webster CTO and Co-Founder of Agile Underwriting. We were partnering with a travel agency that required us to use a separate booking tool to book for our trips while we also needed a way to streamline approvals for our company. This type of fragmented approach wasn’t working for us anymore. We needed one platform for everyone and everything to do with business travel as soon as we saw Locomote we knew this was exactly what we were looking for,” he said.
“The feedback the team has been providing is amazing. It’s like having our own personal travel assistant in our pockets” says Ben Webster.
An experience like no other
Built with the traveller in mind, Locomote platform adoption rates are higher than any other platform out on the market. Which in turn allows finance managers to receive full visibility into their travel spend, gain true cost savings, and fulfil their duty of care commitment to their employees.
“Implementation was ridiculously fast, 4 days to be exact. We launched the Locomote company wide without the need to run any training as the platform was so simple and easy to use it was like booking a holiday. We got 100% adoption within our first month.”
Lightning fast support
“I have particularly been impressed by the support we have received from Locomote. While technology can help automate 101 things, when things go wrong like a cancellation or a quick flight change, that's when you see the true colours of Locomote start to shine. No matter the time, weekday or weekend the Locomote team are ready to assist us” says Ben Webster.