< PrevNext > Tobias Ragge, HRS CEO The Hotel Hubmaster By Julie Sickel / December 20, 2016 / Contact Reporter Share Describing what HRS does in just a few words is no easy task, and that's sort of the idea, according to Ragge. "What we're trying to become is a holistic, end-to-end business process-outsourcing solution provider for accommodation." The German company adopted this vision a few years ago—Ragge also made it on this list in 2014—and it's meant keeping an eye out for partnerships and technologies that can solve problems for HRS customers.In 2016, the company launched Paperless Travel, which collects from hotels all the invoices related to a corporate client's stays, digitizes them and matches them with existing booking data. HRS follows up with the hotel if there is a discrepancy in booked and charged prices. The invoice data also can be uploaded to expense reports or accounting systems or form the basis for value-added tax recovery claims.HRS also struck a deal with Concur to enable virtual card payments through Concur's platform in 2017, following previous virtual card partnerships with American Express Global Business Travel and Airplus. HRS's investment in Conichi has helped the mobile check in, secure payment and mobile check-out provider expand its presence in Europe and gain in North America. HRS has leveraged the partnership to add "Smart Hotels," those equipped with Conichi technology, to its online booking tool. HRS has partnered with Australia's Lido Group, a corporate and government accommodations aggregator and payment solutions provider. Ragge said the deal positions HRS "in all of the world's top business travel markets."