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SAP Concur Fusion: Updates Coming to Concur Travel and Concur Invoice

SAP Concur Team |

Today marks the beginning of SAP Concur Fusion. Our annual event helps attendees optimize their investment in—or learn more about—SAP Concur solutions. With educational sessions and opportunities to engage with the broader community, SAP Concur Fusion empowers attendees to influence organizational change so that their business can be ready for anything. 

During this year’s event, we’re revealing several developments to Concur Travel and Concur Invoice solutions with benefits to companies, travelers, and partners. Here are some of the highlights: 

Concur Travel 

At SAP Concur, we are evolving the Concur Travel online booking tool with new technology to better address the current and future needs of our travelers, customers, and travel partners. SAP Concur will soon introduce the initial new car rental booking experience in Concur Travel—starting with customers whose TMCs connect to Concur using the Amadeus global distribution system (GDS)—with a restricted release planned for Q1 2023. 

This enhanced experience will feature a more user-friendly interface with desktop-mobile content parity. With new and improved content and functionality—such as intuitive delivery and collection, average car emission ratings, option to filter electric vehicles, and improved ancillaries’ descriptions—travelers will have the information needed to make cost-effective, compliant, and sustainable choices when booking rental cars.  

Additionally, travel managers will benefit from expanded content, allowing more granular control over booking criteria. Compliance improvements such as access to vendors at off-airport locations will help ensure travelers choose the most policy-compliant option. Meanwhile, core functionality including the ability to display corporate rates and enhanced visibility into rental car spend provide additional tools to control travel costs, all while delivering a superior experience for travelers. 

The evolution of Concur Travel will continue over time to include other GDSs, other verticals and additional content sources for hotel, air, and rail. For instance, an upcoming hotel booking experience – with a restricted release planned for end of Q2 2023 – will introduce more options for sourcing and curating content through Custom Hotel Source providers. With richer imagery and enhanced filtering options, users will be able to easily find their desired property, as well as expanded property and rate content with clearer pricing data.  

Concur Invoice 

In addition, SAP Concur is planning to unveil upcoming changes to Concur Invoice expected by Q2 2023.  

Concur Invoice will offer a new form of payment for U.S. and Canadian currencies: virtual cards. The benefits of using virtual cards, as opposed to current options like checks and the Automated Clearing House network (ACH), include faster payments, increased visibility into payment status, increased security, reduced fraud risk, access to rebates, and greater efficiency and automation. 

Customers also have expressed interest in having greater flexibility and control within Concur Invoice, and SAP Concur will soon introduce an extended service, Invoice Payment Manager, with two new features to help address this feedback:  

  • Batch scheduling: Users will have the ability to schedule payments on a preferred day and time, so they can simply set it and forget it.  
  • Manual Payment Release: Financial executives will have the option to provide final approval before a payment goes out the door. 

These changes are on the way, so stay tuned via the SAP Concur Community—we’ll share more updates soon. And don’t miss the informative sessions and networking opportunities at this year’s SAP Concur Fusion, taking place in person in Houston, Texas, from February 28 through March 2, 2023, and virtually on March 1 and March 2, 2023. Learn more and register to attend the virtual event here

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