Don’t miss these Fusion sessions!

Our annual Concur Fusion event is a little over one month away and we couldn’t be more excited to see you, connect and collaborate with you. We hope you’ll be one of the over 2500 attendees we’re expecting for our 12th annual Fusion event. Since the session catalog was released this month, we can tell you that this year’s event will be our most interactive and engaging yet! Check out the catalog to preview and pick what sessions you want to attend here at the Fusion website.


Everything you need to know about Concur will be covered in the over 60 sessions we’ve scheduled. Hear about our wonderful partners, learn best practices for using our suite of solutions, experience live product demos and enjoy industry-specific breakouts, panels and roundtables for the Higher Ed, Healthcare, Oil & Gas and U.S. Government industries. There is much for you to see and do in a short amount of time, which is why we’re sharing some of our favorite sessions at this year’s event broken down by category.  



203: Tips and Tricks from the Experts - YOU!

Wednesday, April 1, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Session Type: Panel Session

Speaker(s): Beth Brennan

In this session, we'll be presenting tips and tricks accumulated from YOU via client input at Concur events and through our LinkedIn group. What's the best way to drive corporate card adoption? How about best practices for handling outstanding transactions and reviewing receipts? What about meal policy? Join us and our client panelists to get all the answers, plus a few tips to take home.





103: Managing Performance Against Goals for Travel Managers and Travel Buyers: Key Data and Actions to Take

Tuesday, March 31, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Session Type: Panel Session

Speaker(s): Brian Kyser, Nicole Shaver, Laurie Gaza, Jill Huffman

Different people within an organization use data in different ways to manage their business, monitor performance indicators and drive change that is meaningful to their objectives. In this session, we focus on what’s important to travel managers and travel buyers. We’ll discuss areas of opportunity for each of these roles and how leveraging certain reports and dashboards can help provide the right insights to solve their key problems.


105: Concur Travel & Expense Client Roundtables: Reporting and Analytics

Thursday, April 2, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Session Type: Roundtable

Speaker(s): Brian Kyser, Brian Tarble, Jessica Keehn, Marchelle Klippenstein, Marsha Calfee, Matt Pearce, Michele Leung, Mike Odom, Nicole Holmes, Trevor Davenport

Roundtables for Concur Expense or Concur Travel & Expense clients: Hear how your peers use data and insights to make a significant impact on their T&E program in a roundtable setting.



213: Concur Expense F3 Forum: Future, Feature, Feedback

Wednesday, April, 1 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Session Type: Presentation

Speaker(s): Sarah Kuberry

Have you ever wanted to influence the design of new Concur Expense features or enhancements? Join us for this interactive design session, and see what we’re currently working on. It’s the perfect opportunity to provide feedback!



403: The Evolution of Duty of Care: The Benefits and Challenges Associated with Location Based Services in a Corporate Environment

Friday, April 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Type: Presentation

Speaker(s): Johnny Thorsen

We all need to ensure the safety of our travelers, wherever they are in the world—and whether they’re traveling or not. So learn how the latest “location based” technology makes it easier to track and communicate with your employees, should the need arise.



406: Why We Are Doing What We Are Doing: Travel Suppliers Talk Concur TripLink

Wednesday, April 1, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Type: Presentation

Speaker(s): Charles Sultan, Michael Koetting

United, Airbnb, Intercontinental Hotel Groups and Starwood will explain their motivation behind investing in TripLink – Concur’s answer to open booking. Understand how they’re involved, why they’re involved, and why it’s good for you. You’ll also learn how to extend your managed travel program to their sites, gain greater visibility and improve the traveler experience.



407: Hot Topics in Corporate Travel – Roundtable Debates and Discussions

Thursday, April 2, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Type: Roundtable

Speaker(s): Beth Brennan, Christopher Juneau, David Breslin, Jessica Keehn, Katherine Sullivan, Linda Christie, Myles Wood

Roundtables: This session will include a series of hosted discussions where the hottest topics in corporate business travel will be discussed and likely debated. We'll discuss using the latest vendors (including Uber and Airbnb) in your programs, the future role of the TMC, who owns the travel mobile strategy in your company, and whether or not open booking can co-exist within a managed travel program. Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be a highly intense/interactive forum.



607: How to Deploy TripLink, Drive User Adoption and Measure Success

Tuesday, March 31, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session Type: Presentation

Speaker(s): Amy Padgett, Drew Dawson, Richard Dressen

This session will focus on deploying Concur TripLink suppliers and TripIt Pro from Concur, both core elements of the Concur TripLink product. We’ll also review how to drive user adoption to ensure that you are capturing blind spend and gaining total visibility into your program.



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109: Analytics 102: The Essential Standard Reports You Should Be Leveraging - Beginner

Thursday, April 2, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Session Type: Presentation

Speaker(s): Julianna Mulroy

Are you taking advantage of Concur Business Intelligence? Ever wonder if there are standard reports you should be leveraging? Hear about some of the key standard reports available in Concur Business Intelligence and how you can use them to better manage your business. This session highlights top standard reports for best practices from the session, Analytics 101: A Primer on Best Practices.

**Also see sessions 110, 111 and 112 for more best practices of Concur Business Intelligence at higher levels in the session catalog.





207: Best Practices: Tools and Tactics for Driving Mobile Adoption

Thursday, April 2, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session Type: Panel Session

Speaker(s): Marja Oxenford, Angela Arntz, Sabrina Kronk

Transform your Concur Mobile promotion plan! We have an arsenal of new tools available to help you promote Concur Mobile across your company, including a promotion guide, reporting tools, email templates and sample promotion plans—so you can increase adoption and decrease the time it takes users to complete expense reports or book travel. PLUS: hear about these tools from clients who are using them; what’s working best and how to apply those learnings to your company.





616: Working with the Back Office Admin and Configuration Tools

Wednesday, April 1, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Type: Presentation

Speaker(s): Grant Chase

This session will cover how to use the back office administration and configuration tools for Concur Expense.





414: SHARK TANK for Travel Apps

Wednesday, April 1, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Session Type: Roundtable

Track: Innovation in Business Travel: Connecting the Travel Ecosystem

Speaker(s): Jessica Pankov, Matt Ziskie, Cathy Sharpe, Katharyn Houke-Smith

In this fun and interactive session, a few of our most innovative, travel-centric App Center partners will make their pitch to an esteemed panel of corporate travel managers. At the end of the session, the travel professionals and the audience will rate the apps by potential benefit to their travelers, and one app provider will be selected by the panel to be promoted as part of their travel programs.


508: Starter Kit: Hands-Free Essential Apps

Thursday, April 2, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session Type: Panel Session

Speaker(s): Jodi Koskella, Lorrie Dairda, Andrew Miller

New to Concur or just want to know which apps your peers are leveraging to make their lives easier? Join us for an overview of the apps that are having the biggest impact across the Concur customer base. Hear from your peers on how they’re using the App Center to help with everyday basics like adding and removing users, managing their ERP integration, tackling Visa & Passport requirements, optimizing spend, increasing VAT reclaim and more.



512: Speed Dating with Hot Apps Your Employees Will Love

Thursday, April 2 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session Type: Roundtable

Track: The Concur Platform: Putting it All Together

Speaker(s): Jodi Koskella

Roundtable: Back by popular demand from Fusion 2014! This rotating session gives you a rapid-fire introduction to an array of apps that can help make your travelers’ journey more pleasant … and their expense reports less painful. Meet the app providers, and have your questions answered in this fun and interactive session.



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209: Best Practices: Going Global - Expanding Your Expense Solution

Tuesday, March 31, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session Type: Panel Session

Speaker(s): David Breslin, Lizbeth Alvarez, Chris Vessey, Elsa Amorin, Adrienne White

Learn how to prepare for a global deployment of Concur. We’ll showcase strategies and customer best practices. We’ll also discuss organizational readiness, effective ways to overcome the challenges of complex markets (from pre-trip approval to audit) and how to work with partners in setting up operations and maintaining engagement post-implementation.





303: Hospitals and Health Systems: Networking and Knowledge Sharing

Tuesday, March 31, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session Type: Roundtable

Speaker(s): Brandi Weden, Caroline Heckathorn, Chris Toomey, Fiona Mesko, Joseph Jacobson, Doreen Graham, Carol Arnold

Roundtable: Back by popular demand! Join a peer-led discussion on hot topics, challenges and opportunities facing hospitals and health systems. This interactive and fast-paced session covers a variety of areas such as: risk messaging and workforce duty of care; invoice, p-card and buyer-initiated payment; tips for mileage-only expense tracking and strategies for optimizing your spend-management program. It’s a perfect opportunity to network, collaborate and gain key insights.





309: Concur Program Optimization and Evolution for Higher Education

Wednesday, April 1, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Session Type: Panel Session

Speaker(s): Crystal Brodis, Jen Steiger, Joseph Jacobson, Sandy Hicks, Debbie Phair, Vaibhav Agarwal

The constantly evolving landscapes and demographics of institutions (plus the speed of industry innovation) demand constant evaluation of your Concur program. But how can a higher education institution optimize their program with time and resources at a premium? Not to mention, change management in higher education isn’t easy. Learn the lessons from experts and peers who took on this challenge … and lived to tell the tale!





700: State of the Government Program and Fusion Welcome

Tuesday, March 31, 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Session Type: Presentation

Speaker(s): Jim Lucier, Todd Tower

One year later, many implementations are complete. What are the trends we are seeing and how are we addressing them. What comes next as we move into operational state.





502: The SAP Platform: Run Simple Wednesday, April 1, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Session Type: Presentation Speaker(s): Nancy Callahan If you simplify everything, you can do anything. Join us for an entertaining and thought provoking session as we explore the future of business and how the SAP Platform can enable your business to Run Simple.


Did any of these sessions get you amped for Fusion? Register here for #CF2015 happening in San Francisco from March 31 to April 3. See why Elena Donio, Concur President, is excited for Fusion:  



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