Newell Rubbermaid Customer Story

Fine-tuning travel with granular insights

Customer
Newell Rubbermaid is a global marketer of iconic commercial and consumer brands, including Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Paper Mate®, and many others.

Challenge
Newell Rubbermaid wanted to manage travel with real-time data to gain the granular insights needed to educate and enforce travel policy, reduce travel spend, and enhance the traveller experience. When travel management at Newell Rubbermaid was transitioned from HR to procurement, the new team was tasked with viewing the travel programme through a different lens, to understand spend at a very granular level and increase both cost-savings and traveller productivity.

Solution
Egencia’s services and technology were instrumental in allowing Newell Rubbermaid to achieve these new goals. Before teaming with Egencia, Newell Rubbermaid relied on historical data that required tedious manipulation. Egencia’s Traveller Dashboard, reporting suite and power tools now provide granular, visually enhanced travel data in real-time, allowing teams to closely monitor spend and compliance, generate executive-friendly reports at a moment’s notice, and continually fine-tune travel policy. The company also installs Egencia TripNavigator mobile app on the phones of all new hires to help them seamlessly manage travel changes on the go. In 2013, Egencia’s reporting tools allowed Newell Rubbermaid to roll out project initiatives that returned 8% in travel savings, and an incremental 11% in 2014. Newell Rubbermaid also realised an additional 10% in strategic meeting savings, within a matter of months, by leveraging Egencia’s Meeting and Event services.

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