Approval Solutions

Streamline your travel approvals with FCM Approve.

FCM Approve is a suite of pre- and post-trip approval solutions designed to assist organisations with managing their travel policy requirements.

Depending on the level of complexity of your travel policy and the technology solutions implemented within your travel program, we offer a combination of proprietary solutions as well as partner with leading online booking tool (OBT) providers to cater for travel programs of all sizes and forms.

Features of FCM Approve

Approve Start ƒƒ

  • Replaces paper/email approvals ƒƒ

  • Pre-Trip approval ƒƒ

  • Available in any FCM market

  • ƒƒFully integrated into FCM Portal

  • ƒƒIntegrates with Profile Management

  • ƒƒCustomisable content ƒƒ

  • Facilitates two levels of approval ƒƒ

  • Approval via mobile phone

  • ƒƒAbility to track approval status

Approve Online ƒƒ

  • Integrated into online booking workflow ƒƒ

  • Cost based approval linked to actual trip details

  • ƒƒFacilitates multi-level approval ƒƒ

  • Approval via mobile phone ƒƒ

  • Ability to approve or decline prior ticketing (exception LCC) ƒƒ

  • Ability for approval process to be re-instated for changes

Approve Start

This is the starter level for FCM Approve provided to all FCM clients and is included as an additional functionality of the FCM Portal. It encompasses permission to request travel and enables the traveller or travel booker to request authorisation to travel from an approver before a booking is made – this may replace an existing paper- or email-based process. Upon approval an authorisation code is generated which is then used when the booking is made and captured for future reporting.

Approve Start includes the ability to capture key reporting data (custom fields, reference fields, reason for travel, project code) alongside traveller names, destinations and booking inclusions.

For those approvers on the go, Approve Start allows for travel requests to be approved via FCM Mobile.

Approve Online

FCM partners with both Serko and Concur Travel which each offer a variety of pre-trip approval and pre-trip authorisation functionalities.

Additional features available through online booking tools vary by tool but generally include offline booking approval workflows, multi-tier approval and approval for exchanges among others – it is ideal for organisations whose approval decisions are based on time of booking costs and have a need for a customisable solution.

FCM’s account management and technology specialists work closely with your organisation and the online booking tool provider to develop an approval and authorisation process that is customised to your travel program and business requirements.