Every year GeekWire, a global technology news site located in Seattle, Washington, holds its awards ceremony to recognize the most innovative people, companies and technology in the Pacific Northwest. The GeekWire awards contain thirteen categories ranging from the ‘Geekiest Office’ to the ‘Newcomer of the Year’.
SAP & Concur
SAP’s acquisition of Concur, with an 8.3 billion price tag, has been nominated to GeekWire’s category ‘Deal of the Year’. At Concur, over the course of two decades, we have built a vision of travel and expense that extended beyond the four walls of the company to connect a rich network of diverse partners. By investing in cloud, mobile and an open platform, we not only delivered greater value to our customers and partners, but we developed a model that works well across virtually any business process. It didn't go unnoticed. At the time the SAP acquisition of Concur was announced in September 2014, Bill McDermott, SAP CEO, described Concur as the cornerstone of the entire industry.
Forming a partnership between Concur and SAP made sense to the Concur board and co-founders. SAP and Concur share a vision and Steve Singh, Concur co-founder and CEO, said of the partnership, “Together, SAP and Concur can more rapidly expand the ecosystem of partners connecting through an open platform to break down barriers and deliver a new level of integration and simplicity across processes.” With the backing and support of one of the largest, best respected companies in technology, services and business processes strategy, we can better serve our customers and execute on our vision. Singh now heads up the SAP division which brings together the teams from Ariba, Fieldglass and Concur.
Please vote for us to be GeekWire's "Deal of the Year"
Please help us win ‘Deal of the Year’ by submitting your vote by April 29th.We are up against some tough competition, so we need your help! Vote here. The winners will be announced live at the GeekWire Awards May 7th.