Our professional global consultancy services are provided by 4th Dimension, a specialty business of FCM. It represents the next generation of advisory services for the travel industry.
4D provides strategic and tactical assistance to companies worldwide seeking to launch, grow, and enhance their corporate travel programs with a focus on flexibility and tangible results. We combine traditional consulting offerings such as strategic supplier sourcing and benchmarking with new and innovative approaches to program management—all while delivering a significant return on investment for our customers.
The team includes highly-experienced travel, finance and procurement professionals and as industry leaders in change management, each has the extensive knowledge to advise on, design and deliver long-term, sustainable programs to generate a significant return on your investment in travel.
Whether you need our help with short-term consultation services or end-to-end onboarding of solutions, we bespoke our offering to meet your requirements. You can trust us to be a partner in these efforts who will ensure you maximize results and receive strategic direction for long-term gains.
By drilling down into your spend across each category of travel, we can offer insight into how your travel processes, policies and current contracts can be improved. This is achieved through SWOT analysis, benchmarking of supplier services, traveler satisfaction ratings and a cost-saving strategic plan for your business travel program.
Our unbiased consultative approach in creating high-performing programs is based on in-depth analyses and proven strategies to get you the best results without monopolizing your internal resources. 4D analyzes historical patterns, identifies, opportunities, negotiates agreements, and implements contracts. We will source, tender and contract all of your airline, hotel, car hire and ground transport suppliers, conduct a comparative analysis, benchmark against industry standards and audit and track contract performance during its lifetime. 4D Strategic Sourcing clients realize ROI’s in excess of 500% annually.
Our comprehensive industry knowledge means we can customize your travel program to be strong and sustainable. We will improve performance through solutions and suppliers outside of the traditional while redesigning travel policies and processes, managing suppliers through a single contact and offering effective advice and communication.
We put our thought leadership into practice to bring you the future of travel today through extensive market intelligence and industry-leading insight, which includes industry updates via a quarterly e-magazine, trend analysis and White Papers, social media streams, crisis management intelligence, case studies, a global resource library and industry reports.
We partner with clients to solve problems and productize the results
We’ve designed 4D to be nimble and flexible enough to address clients needs in new and creative ways. The most effective travel programs have an impact beyond the traditional conceptions of travel management. 4D employs advanced success metrics, comprehensive communications programs, bespoke incentive and gamification programs, and others approaches to ensure that business units and travelers are engaged, informed, and feel ownership over the program’s results.
Extending beyond the traditional boundaries of travel management, 4D integrates travel management into the overall strategic direction of our clients’ companies. 4D helps clients provide insight into the travel cost implications of new facility locations, track income tax implications of extended travel, adapt internal training schedules to reduce travel expenses, win new business by integrating the savings the travel program generates as a part of the client’s value proposition, and more as part of a consistent and wide-ranging effort to optimize each clients operating margins.