Gartner Research

American Express Business Travel Takes Rearden Commerce Under Its Wing

Published: 15 November 2006

ID: G00183081

Analyst(s): Mickey North Rizza

Summary

American Express Business Travel has formed a strategic alliance with Rearden Commerce, an employee business services vendor. The deal looks to be a smart one for all parties. Rearden Commerce gains access to a travel giant and its customers, American Express, a pioneer in online travel, gains cutting-edge technology, and procurement groups gain a new tool to manage employee travel spending. What isn't clear is what it will mean for Rearden's existing partners. Here's a deeper look at the deal.

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