Cash flow management is easier and more accurate for SMBs with Concur Breeze and QuickBooks integration
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 4, 2011 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR) a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today announced an alliance with Intuit that makes Concur's market-leading expense management solution available to over 4.5 million QuickBooks® users. Now, users can seamlessly post approved expense data directly into QuickBooks for fast and accurate accounting and better cash flow management.
"There is so much to track when you grow quickly," said Scott Conway, managing director of Brafton, an online news and content agency and Concur Breeze client. "With the Concur Breeze and QuickBooks integration – which is fantastically smooth – we have better visibility into what's important. We know what we're spending, when and where. New insight into expenses is helping us rethink our policies and encourage the most cost-effective practices."
This new integration between Concur® Breeze and QuickBooks enables users to easily import expense categories, employee data, customers, classes and jobs from a QuickBooks account without manual data entry, lessening the hassle and chance for error typically associated with expense reporting. As a Silver Sponsor of the Intuit Solution Provider Summit – to be held October 9 through 12 in Orlando, Florida – Concur will be showcasing the Concur Breeze and QuickBooks integration throughout the event.
Additional Benefits Include:
- Quick and easy setup: QuickBooks general ledger accounts are automatically pulled in allowing users to easily map their accounts to Concur Breeze expense types meaning expenses are always categorized correctly.
- Receipt imaging: Say goodbye to paper receipts. With Concur Breeze, expense reports are automatically populated with corporate or personal credit card data for paperless accounting. Receipt images can even be captured and attached to a user's expense report via the Concur Breeze mobile app.
- Integrated travel management: Every Concur Breeze user receives a free TripIt Pro account (a $49 value). This means all travel itinerary data is automatically delivered directly to the appropriate expense report, providing users a complete and affordable travel and expense management solution.
- Credit card integration: Concur Breeze safely and securely imports purchases from virtually any credit card and then automatically creates an expense report based on the user's selected business-related expenses.
"We are very impressed with the Concur Breeze product and the integrated TripIt Pro travel app," said Doug Sleeter, president and CEO, The Sleeter Group. "Breeze and TripIt Pro provide a great integrated travel and expense management solution and we use them in our company. We're excited that Intuit and Concur are working together to provide customers with an integrated process that will deliver customers enhanced visibility into their employee spending in QuickBooks."
Additionally, Concur announced new incentives for members of its Concur Advisor Program, designed to provide accountants in public practice and small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) consultants with solutions, training and support to better serve their clients. Members can now earn a referral commission of 20 percent the first year, 10 percent ongoing as well as receive a free subscription to Concur Breeze for up to 25 employees.
"Concur Breeze is a simple, automated expense reporting solution that enables small businesses to focus on what's really important – their business," said Bob Lewis, senior director of business development, SMB, at Concur. "And with the latest addition of referral commissions to the Concur Advisor Program, the Intuit Solution Provider and QuickBooks ProAdvisor program members have both the resources they need and the rewards they deserve from Concur to bring these solutions to their clients and grow their practice in the process."