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Concur and Office 365 integration: Meeting business travelers where they are
Office 365 is skyrocketing among business users. Nearly 70 million professionals are actively using Office 365 each month, says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and according to Okta, Office 365 is now the most deployed app among 2000 business...

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Business Travel
On Trend: Automating Expense Reports
Here at Concur, we pride ourselves on making business travel painless, seamless, and simple, with expense reports that virtually write themselves. It’s an approach that continues to gain momentum as evidenced by two industry studies, each released...

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Chaos in the Snow: Businesses Pay the Price
Readers in the UK will be all too familiar with the wintry weather conditions here at the moment, but I thought I’d take a moment to dwell on the effect this has on business travel. With sub-zero temperatures, flurries of snow that turns to ice on...

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ACTE Executive Forum in Johannesburg
As someone who has been lucky enough to work on several continents throughout my career with Concur, I am passionate about taking the integrated travel and expense message out to audiences across the globe. For that reason, I was excited to...

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Rise in Air Passenger Duty Leaves Businesses Grounded
Business travelers across the UK were faced with another challenge a couple of weeks ago as the UK government announced that air passenger duty will rise for the second time in as many years. But this is no small rise; the minimum increase will be...

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BBC Pops the Expenses Bubble
Managing employee T&E spend has received a huge amount of coverage across the media since the MPs expenses scandal. On a positive note, the enhanced media buzz around the topic has helped to emphasize how important it is, in times of economic...

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Could the Next Eruption Come from Business Travelers?
This week has seen the start of yet another airline labor strike, this time with the cabin crews from British Airways walking out for three rounds of five day-long strikes. Fresh on the heels of the volcanic ash cloud disruption, another issue has...

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Iceland Erupts, Business Travel Implodes
Without a doubt, you heard about the 20 March ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano that caused chaos to business travelers across the globe. As you saw on the news or perhaps experienced yourself, numerous flights were canceled, European airspace...

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Tough Talk on Britain's Spending Cuts, But Big Challenges Ahead
On Monday, George Osborne, the Chancellor of Britain’s new coalition government, announced the results of a comprehensive spending review designed to identify cost savings across the public sector that will help the country to reduce its...

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