Business travelers worldwide to have itinerary management and travel productivity applications in a single mobile solution
Redmond, Wash., August 9, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand employee spend management services, today announced at the NBTA Convention in Houston that leading Travel Management Companies (TMCs) have entered into strategic distribution agreements with Concur to offer Concur’s mobile solutions to their business travelers.
Leading TMCs like Adelman Travel Systems, Inc., Atlas Travel International, Azumano Travel Service, Inc., Fox World Travel, Inc., The Travel Authority, Travel and Transport, Inc., Travel Destination Management Group, Inc., Travel Incorporated, World Travel Service, Inc. and World Travel, Inc. will provide itinerary data to Concur for use in Concur’s travel management solution for smartphones. Using Concur’s mobile APIs, the participating TMC partners will send business travel itineraries that will be integrated with Concur’s mobile platform.
Through Concur’s mobile application business travelers will be able to view their itineraries with their Android™ phones, BlackBerry® phones iPads, or iPhones. Concur’s powerful mobile platform also integrates select third party mobile applications such as GateGuru’s airport-specific dining and shopping information to make their travel experience easier and more convenient. By using Concur’s mobile application, TMCs can help drive compliance and minimize program leakage by ensuring the mobile transactions stay within their managed travel services.
“Savvy travel management companies increasingly look for opportunities to add value to their clients by seeking innovative technology solutions that improve travelers’ lives while helping their clients manage program leakage,” said Rajeev Singh, president and chief operating officer for Concur. “Concur’s mobile platform is specifically designed to help these innovative TMC’s by aggregating travel content and connecting business travelers with the information and services that they need to stay productive and in policy.”
Concur utilizes robust and flexible mobile application and web services technology to extend the power of Concur’s on-demand travel and expense management services and deliver directly to popular smartphones. By seamlessly connecting to Concur® Travel & Expense, employees using Concur’s mobile application can manage their travel itineraries – adding or changing items such as taxis, hotels or rental cars, conduct in-policy business travel transactions, capture T&E expense data and submit or approve expense reports.