Egencia Picks Cegedim to Roll out Clients Electronic Invoicing in 18 Countries

  Egencia Picks Cegedim to Roll out Clients Electronic Invoicing in 18

Business Wire

PARIS -- November 15, 2012

Regulatory News :

After successfully implementing electronic invoicing for its European clients,
Egencia has demonstrated its trust in Cegedim by again calling upon its
expertise to extend electronic invoicing to international clients.

Egencia, one of the world’s leading business travel agents, having
experimented with and adopted electronic invoicing for a portion of its
European clients, has now decided to expand the system to new countries. To do
so, Egencia is again calling upon Cegedim and its GIS (Global Information
Services) platform.

Taking electronic invoicing international

Egencia has already implemented electronic invoicing for the majority of its
European clients and now wants to build on its efforts by offering electronic
invoicing in additional countries, such as Australia, Sweden, India, the Czech
Republic and Poland. Overall, the project will replace paper invoice 1.8 to 2
million invoices a year with signed pdf files.

GIS, recognized service quality

Following a call for bids in January 2008, Egencia chose Cegedim’s electronic
invoicing solution, which is integrated with the interoperable GIS (Global
Information Services) platform. This year, Egencia’s teams decided to renew
the contract and extend it to other countries.

Egencia decided on a solution that allows to send invoices as electronically
signed pdf files and lets clients view invoices over Egencia’s portal. Cegedim
ensures that all invoices meet the legal requirements of the country in which
they are issued and are stored for 10 years in compliant form.

Thanks to Cegedim, Egencia will be able to give its clients access to invoices
directly via their private reservation site, alongside their reservation
history, which is unique in the market. All of the information needed by
business travelers and Travel Managers is available around the clock in a
single location, accessible using a single login.

“We are so pleased that Egencia has again entrusted us with this project to
roll out their electronic invoicing,” said Patrick Schuller, Sales and
Marketing Director. “Having already partnered on a project that covered nine
European countries, we are very eager to work with Egencia to tackle this new
challenge, where our expertise and international reach will be a real asset,”
he concluded.

“Cegedim’s teams were able to work with our technology and provide us with a
solution that remains relevant today. Cegedim is truly an electronic invoicing
expert, and we are grateful for their support. This project will bring our
electronic invoicing coverage to 18 countries, and there are plans to extend
that coverage to Scandinavian countries by the end of 2013,” explained Cécile
Michaud, Senior Director, Operations, Egencia EMEA.

                   Egencia is the fifth largest travel management company in
                   the world. As part of Expedia, Inc., the world's largest
                   travel marketplace, Egencia helps businesses get ahead by
                   offering the only truly integrated corporate travel
                   service. Egencia's industry expertise helps drive results
                   that matter, delivering meaningful advancements that have a
                   real impact. By combining a powerful offline and online
About Egencia,     service, Egencia delivers a complete corporate travel
an Expedia, Inc.  offering supported by global market expertise and a
Company:           best-in-class technology platform.

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                   services company specializing in the healthcare field.
                   Cegedim supplies services, technological tools, specialized
                   software, data flow management services and databases. Its
                   offerings are targeted notably at healthcare industries,
                   life sciences companies, healthcare professionals and
About Cegedim :    insurance companies. The world leader in life sciences CRM,
                   Cegedim is also one of the leading suppliers of strategic
                   healthcare industry data. Cegedim employs 8,200 people in
                   more than 80 countries and generated revenue of €911
                   million in 2011. Cegedim SA is listed in Paris (EURONEXT:

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                   Since 1992 Cegedim has been offering a comprehensive range
                   of dematerialization products and services for all types of
                   corporate document flows in every business sector in Europe
                   and around the world.

                   Cegedim e-business works with companies to digitize their
About Cegedim      administrative documentation and automate their processes,
                   from order placement to invoice settlement, including
e-business:        invoicing. To do so, Cegedim e-business relies on its GIS
                   (Global Information Services) platform, a unique offering
                   that includes one of Europe’s leading electronic data
                   exchange networks, with more than 60,000 linked companies
                   globally and 250 million data flows per year.

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