Concur Clients Now Have Access To Abacus Content

Partnership reflects Concur’s commitment to grow its Asia operations

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 17, 2011 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, announced today that it has partnered with Abacus International,  a leading provider of travel solutions and services across Asia. This partnership enables Concur to offer corporate clients doing business in the Asia-Pacific region access to a broad array of travel content, including the hundreds of travel suppliers like airlines, hotels, and car rentals available through Abacus. This booking channel rounds out a growing list of Asia-specific options for Concur Travel clients, including travel requests, pre-trip approvals, wait-listing and access to local low cost carriers.

“Concur continues to experience tremendous growth throughout Asia-Pacific, and indeed is growing worldwide,” said Michael Eberhard, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Concur Asia-Pacific. “In order to be truly global, Concur understands it must serve the local needs of each market within which we operate. By partnering with leading travel solutions providers like Abacus, Concur is demonstrating our commitment to serving the needs of our Asia-based clients and our customers that do business in the Asia region.”

“As the leading provider of travel solutions and services throughout the Asia region, Abacus is continually looking for ways to enhance our value to corporate clients,” said Robert Bailey, President and CEO, Abacus International. “This partnership gives Abacus clients access to Concur’s integrated travel and expense management solution, helping them better enforce their policies and control costs.”

By partnering with Abacus Concur enables travel agencies and Concur clients conducting business within the Asia-Pacific region to increase policy compliance and enjoy all the benefits of a truly integrated travel & expense management experience. This includes exclusive Smart Expenses leveraging e-receipts, powerful mobile capabilities that support the traveler during business travel, and complete visibility into corporate travel spend that enables corporate travel buyers to:

  • Compare booked travel versus actual spend
  • Track negotiated rate utilization
  • Identify leakage outside of the travel agency
  • Simplify the expense process for employees

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