Concur clients now enjoy premier access to Sixt service across Europe
Redmond, Wash., July 8, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that Concur clients can now access car rental inventory from Sixt AG, a leading European car rental company and global provider of high-quality mobility services, and make reservations via a direct connect between Sixt AG and Concur’s online corporate travel booking services. Travelers booking through Concur’s services have immediate access and full availability to all Sixt pricing and expanded Sixt booking capabilities and benefits in more than 90 countries.
This automated system provides faster access than traditional distribution channels and supports all corporate reporting structures, offering improved purchasing and client reservation management while delivering exclusive benefits including:
-- Immediate and full access for corporate travelers to Sixt inventory, with even lower rates when the Sixt corporate discount number is used
-- Detailed folio data delivered directly into traveler’ expense reports via Concur’s industry-exclusive technology for e-receipts and Smart Expenses™ – the functionality that matches the three trusted sources of corporate travel data – itinerary, corporate card and e-receipts – to compare what business travelers booked to what was charged as stated
-- Improved, comprehensive reporting, including full expense details for travelers and agents serving Concur customers
-- Extensive property information, mapping and charge breakdown provided by Sixt while booking through Concur
“Concur serves clients ranging from small and medium sized businesses to large enterprises, in over 90 countries around the globe. Whether they are based in Europe or are a large multi-national company with employees traveling abroad, each of our clients requires access to the broadest selection of travel suppliers,” said Rajeev Singh, president and COO of Concur. “By partnering with leading travel providers like Sixt, Concur is continuing to expand and enhance our innovative services that are making the lives of business travelers easier. These exclusive and industry-changing innovations are also helping our corporate clients better manage their business travel spend and drive even more costs out of their businesses.”
Sixt has more than 3,500 locations in over 90 countries and more than 550 stations in Germany, offering multiple models and types – including cars, vans, 4x4s, and convertibles – as well as the latest models from the world's largest BMW & Mercedes-Benz fleet.
Through Concur® Connect – the global program that connects suppliers from around the world and provides clients exclusive access to services otherwise unavailable though traditional travel programs – Sixt joins a growing list of travel suppliers that not only provide Concur clients with broad access to travel inventory, but also feed complete electronic folio data in the form of e-receipts directly into Concur® Travel & Expense and Concur® Cliqbook Travel.