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Concur Connect Platform Enhances Concur Clients’ Global Ground Booking Capabilities

Leading transportation providers leverage Concur’s T&E Cloud to offer comprehensive set of booking options for corporate ground transportation

REDMOND, Wash, March 6, 2012 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today announced that content from leading ground transportation booking content providers GroundSpan, GroundScope, and Limos.com is now available to Concur clients directly through Concur’s travel and expense management solution.  The company also announced that long-time partner RideCharge, providers of TaxiMagic, will expand access to local ground transportation in the near future through their new ground offering Sedan Magic.

Through the Concur® Connect platform, Concur now provides clients with a broader array of worldwide ground transportation options, helping them better manage their travel needs – an often difficult and time-consuming task. By partnering with these leading providers, Concur is delivering a more streamlined, automated and comprehensive set of ground booking options that allow:

Access to global booking and reservation systems for preferred ground transportation such as, sedans, limousines, vans and SUVs

  • Greater control over travel and expense costs by pre-populating travel data from the booking stage to the expense reports
  • Increased insight into hidden spend via real-time, paperless online reporting and monitoring
  • Time and costs savings through the use of automated services which removes the requisition of an agent – a breakthrough in the automated travel industry

“We are seeing tremendous growth in the amount of travel content being provided to our clients via the Concur Connect Platform. Whether it’s ground transportation, hotels, airlines, rail, car rentals or any other provider within the T&E ecosystem, Concur’s platform uniquely enables us to deliver a richer travel booking experience to our customers,” said Barry Padgett, executive vice president of platform services at Concur. “Our clients now have the ability to more easily book in-policy chauffeured ground transportation services real-time from leading global travel systems, and have complete visibility into the resulting spend.”

Concur Connect enables customers, suppliers, content aggregators, and developers to access and extend Concur’s travel and expense cloud. Committed to supporting the travel and expense ecosystem, Concur’s platform connects travel suppliers from around the world and provides Concur clients with exclusive access to services otherwise unavailable though traditional travel programs. GroundScope, GroundSpan, Limos.com and Sedan Magic join a growing list of travel suppliers that provide Concur clients with broad access to travel inventory.