Ancestry was experiencing the common problems that come with an antiquated travel management partner: Frustrating and lengthy booking processes, insufficient inventory, high support costs, and low adoption rates.
After switching to Navan, the company’s disrupted travel booking experience has been replaced with a seamless and efficient booking process, improved adoption rates, and significant cost savings. Most importantly, Navan became a partner that Ancestry could trust and grow with — no matter what life threw their way.
Results with Navan
Prior to implementing Navan, the Ancestry team had separate vendors for travel management and booking tools. The two biggest complaints voiced by employees were around the arduous booking experience and difficulty finding inventory.
Employees often found themselves doing double the necessary work to book a trip by first searching flights and hotels through third-party websites and then trying to book that specific inventory through a frustrating, time-consuming process.
Once the team made the decision to move to Navan, implementation took less than six weeks. The Navan team worked directly with Ancestry employees worldwide to ensure a fast, easy implementation process.
Ancestry started immediately saving on costs when they implemented Navan and were pleased to find the cost savings came through multiple means. The first came through a significant increase in policy adoption.
In-policy spend improved 12% every quarter year-over-year once Ancestry started using Navan. Employees started booking within the recommended window before a trip and stopped off-platform bookings.
The Ancestry travel team was accustomed to spending three hours per month preparing travel reports to share with management. The task is now done in less than an hour.
“The Navan reporting tools are really, really good. The tools are easy to use and visually easy to present to people outside of finance to show them what’s happening,” said Randy Luck, Senior Manager of Accounts Payable & Travel.
We didn’t have anything in terms of duty of care before Navan. Now built into Navan is the ability for us to see where people are on their trip. If there are any issues, we are able to reach out to them directly. Not only the travel team, but the security team has access as well. It is a great new feature.
Sr. Manager, Accounts Payable & Travel, Ancestry
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