Concur Travel & Expense delivers exclusive new capabilities for travel managers, including configurable message board, enhanced fare views, full TSA compliance and more
Redmond, Wash., August 18, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that it will be showcasing powerful new travel management capabilities available exclusively to Concur® Travel & Expense clients next week at the NBTA Convention in San Diego. In addition to delivering the only truly end-to-end travel and expense management experience in the industry, Concur Travel & Expense now provides travel managers with even more power to communicate travel policies and configure the travel booking experience to meet the needs of their organization and their business travelers.
Already recognized as the market leader for travel booking technology, Concur’s continuous innovation delivers monthly updates automatically. In addition to delivering industry-exclusive direct connects, e-receipts, and the industry’s only truly integrated travel booking and expense reporting solution, recent Concur Travel & Expense innovations also include:
-- Configurable Message-boards with Message-board Designer – enables travel managers to use a simple drag-and-drop approach to set rules and designate specific dynamic messages that appear to the traveler during the travel booking process. Unlike similar capabilities from other booking tools, this feature is available at no extra cost and requires no programming or additional support.
-- View More Fares – enables traveler to compare side-by-side all the cabins and all levels of refundability in one view. This empowers the travel manager to guide travelers towards refundable or non-refundable tickets, based on their specific travel policy. Travel managers use many strategies to manage the total cost of a ticket, and Concur supports them all.
-- TSA Secure Flight program – Concur’s is the first and only online booking technology to be fully equipped to support the new mandatory data requirements for the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight program, including the passenger’s full name, date of birth, gender, itinerary, known traveler number and redress number. Available today, Concur clients have access to these security data requirements automatically.
-- Concur Mobile – available to Concur Travel & Expense clients at no extra cost, Concur® Mobile now enables users on Windows Mobile and BlackBerry platforms to change airline tickets right from their mobile device. With the introduction of Concur Mobile for iPhone, travelers using all three of these popular mobile platforms can also quickly view itineraries, add or delete items such as hotels, rental cars, dining reservations and taxis, and even capture and approve expenses – all from their mobile phone.
“The travel manager is under more pressure than ever before to cut costs and control spend,” said Rajeev Singh, president and chief operating officer of Concur. “Our clients demand solutions that help them take more control over their travel spend, drive policy compliance and make their traveler’s lives easier. Concur’s continuous innovation gives our clients an added advantage that helps them respond to the demands of today’s challenging economic environment and drive down costs while still meeting the needs of their business travelers.”
Concur Travel & Expense is the only solution that seamlessly combines online travel booking with automated expense reporting, making One Touch Business Travel™ a reality. This powerful on-demand service automatically reconciles what was booked with what was actually spent, increasing control through the power of Smart Expenses™. Concur’s easy-to-use on-demand service actually helps organizations control spend – from the time travel is procured all the way through to payment and reporting – by driving compliance and enforcing travel policies.