A new integrated mobile solution is helping FIFO workers get from A to B easier.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has teamed with Osmotion to develop a one-stop, fully integrated booking solution for FIFO miners and oil and gas workers that allows companies to manage the varying complexities of remote site travel management.
The software is designed to eliminate multiple booking touch points and manual processes, providing FIFO workers with a single traveller itinerary for all of their commercial, charter, and site logistics.
According to CWT vice president, energy resources and marine Asia Pacific, Peter Brady, the software is a resources industry first.
"This fully integrated solution simplifies the fragmented processes that are required to move thousands of employees travelling to stay and work at remote locations," Brady said.
"It provides consolidated, accurate, and real time information on each traveller and their respective journeys.
"Given that more than 40 per cent of bookings made in this sector will be rescheduled at least once, this tool gives you the ability to manage changes quickly, cutting the stress for both the traveller and the travel arranger."
Andrew Barr, Osmotion's GM, said the tool was developed in response to industry demand.
"We kept hearing from clients that they wanted a solution to help them keep track of journeys and people more effectively across all commercial and site managed travel and accommodation," Barr said.
"By providing more accurate information, energy and resources companies can improve forecasting, rosters, and utilisation of assets such as accommodation."
Brady added that it will simplify the itinerary for workers, even on complex trips.
He went on to say "this is the first time they will be able to see it all on one single page itinerary, or on their smartphone via CWT's mobile app CWT To Go; and if one component of the trip changes then the integration means their travel manager can start rescheduling straight away".
"Not only does this cut down on the stress of travelling for FIFO workers, they have more control and more confidence over their travel experience."