Concur Announces That Business Travel Itineraries From Any Source Can Now Be Delivered Directly Into Concur Expense Reports
TripIt Pro integration provides greater visibility for both managed and unmanaged travel programs, and simplifies the end-to-end process for companies and their employees
Redmond, WA, June 28, 2011 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today announced the availability of deep integration between TripIt Pro and Concur’s industry-leading expense reporting solutions. Now, any Concur corporate client can enable TripIt Pro to deliver business travel itinerary data – no matter where that travel is booked – directly into their employee expense reports.
In addition to providing companies with enhanced visibility into business travel spend, this integration gives any company – even those with lightly managed or unmanaged travel programs – the power to link travel and expense with zero disruption to their current approach to travel procurement.
“Concur pioneered expense report automation and continues to innovate, enabling more and more companies around the world to enjoy the benefits of integrating travel and expense management through an open platform,” said Rajeev Singh, president and COO of Concur. “Thousands of Concur clients already enjoy one integrated travel booking and expense reporting experience. Now, by leveraging the power of the Concur Connect Platform to integrate TripIt Pro with Concur’s automated expense reporting, it’s possible for companies of any size – and any style of travel management – to have complete visibility into all of their travel spend. For the first time, companies can now leverage itinerary data from any source and then apply robust policies and sophisticated workflow – all through one seamless solution.”
Concur already automatically sends travel data for Concur Travel customers, whether booked on-line or directly through their travel management company (TMC), to TripIt accounts, so business travelers can have all their travel plans in one place. Now, Concur clients can have all their business travel itinerary data – whether booked through Concur, the TMC, or through another source – automatically available for import into their employees’ expense reports. Employees get the benefits of having the expense report auto-created with the combination of itinerary data and card charges.
The quickest way for any managed travel program to integrate travel and expense
For established travel programs, the integration of TripIt Pro with Concur expense reporting enables companies to gain greater visibility into all of their travel spend. Best of all, since TripIt Pro captures itinerary data from any source, companies can use any method of travel procurement to integrate their travel booking data directly into the expense reporting process – giving them greater visibility and insight into their travel spend.
And for organizations that require even deeper integration, Concur’s most comprehensive travel and expense management solution comes complete with the power of Smart Expenses™ – Concur’s unique capability to match travel booking information with credit card charges and electronic receipts to create a secure system of checks and balances. And by adding the unique capabilities of TripIt Pro, clients with a managed program that use Concur’s travel and expense solutions now have even greater visibility to leakage issues. With Concur’s reporting, travel managers will be able to distinguish between trips booked through Concur Travel, the TMC telephonically, or booked outside the program, giving them greater insights.
A revolution for SMBs and unmanaged travel programs
Concur Breeze and TripIt Pro is the first truly integrated travel and expense management solution geared specifically for small businesses. Concur’s new offering automatically creates expense reports from the traveler’s itineraries by seamlessly linking TripIt Pro’s comprehensive itinerary capabilities with the easy-to-use expense reporting of Concur Breeze. In doing so, this solution now makes many of the benefits of a managed travel program available to any small business, even those that would like to continue to enjoy the flexibility of an ‘unmanaged’ approach to travel procurement. And with the combined capabilities of both TripIt Pro and Concur Breeze, users can organize travel plans, get instant flight alerts with alternative flight options, and enjoy a long list of exclusive features not available through any other expense management solution – online or on their favorite mobile device.
Concur® is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all sizes. Concur’s easy-to-use web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Learn more at www.concur.com.
TripIt®, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their trips – no matter where they book. Simply forward air, car, hotel and entertainment confirmation emails from more than 3,000 vendors to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt automagically creates one simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone, calendar, or anywhere online. For even greater peace of mind while traveling, TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, and more; tracks all frequent traveler points in one place; and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds. TripIt for Business is an easier way for companies to organize office travel; keep track of who’s traveling when and where, and whether travel dollars are being spent wisely. For more information, please visit www.tripit.com and follow @TripIt at http://twitter.com/tripit.
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