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travel expense trends
What’s the Next Big Thing? Head to the Concur Developer Conference
Find out at the Perfect Trip Developer Conference 2013 in San Francisco. Over the past few months, an impressive volume of startups applied for $100,000 in prizes from The Perfect Trip Fund Awards. Eight finalists were selected to pitch their...

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Travel & Expense Trends
3 Apps Vying to Transform Business Travel
Business travelers take 460 million trips a year in the U.S. alone, and they face challenges every step of the way. That’s why business travel apps are needed now more than ever. Eight amazing entrepreneurs pitched their best travel solution at...

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Travel Apps to the Rescue This Holiday Season
Over the Thanksgiving travel period, the number of long-distance trips increases by 54 percent, and rises another 23 percent during Christmas and New Year’s travel times.* If you’re on the road for business this winter, a flying sled might...

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Travel Gadgets We Can’t Leave Without
I just returned from the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show and was struck by how many companies are integrating Bluetooth Low Energy technology, or Bluetooth Smart, into their products. For any frequent traveler worried about losing luggage, devices...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Where are all the Business Travel Apps?
When business travelers hit the road, efficiency rules. The less time spent booking hotels, finding transportation and anticipating traffic or flight delays, the better. Of course, they look to their mobile devices for help. But where are all the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
All Roads Lead to DevCon
Invites are out and registration is filling up for The Perfect Trip DevCon 2014 on October 30, 2014, at The Westin Hotel in San Francisco. If you haven’t reserved your spot, now is the time.What: The Perfect Trip DevCon 2014When:October 30, 2014...

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Business Travel Turbulence? Apps to the Rescue!
Business travelers fly five times as much as leisure travelers and spend up to four hours preparing for trips, only to return home with a pile of expenses. Now that’s a rocky road. Do you have an app for the $1.12T business travel market? See how...

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Newsroom
Travel Much? 8 New Travel Apps Pitch for Funding
We had a terrific response to The Perfect Trip Fund Pitch Contest-8 finalists will now vie for $100K in funding awards next week at DevCon 2014. The audience, along with a panel of experts, will vote for their two favorites. There won’t be...

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Travel & Expense Trends
A Winning Day at DevCon 2014
It was a winning day at The Perfect Trip DevCon 2014 in San Francisco last week. The Giants won the World Series and the next morning Concur CEO Steve Singh invited a room full of developers and entrepreneurs to think about how they can make their...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Explore New Mobile Travel Apps at Fusion
It’s that time of year. More than 2,000 Concur customers are coming together for Fusion, our biggest annual event with 4 days of sessions, training, and networking. We’re looking forward to seeing you there and introducing you to new apps...

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International shortcuts: business apps for global travelers
Global business travel spending is expected to grow 8.6%, reaching nearly $1.3 trillion dollars this year.* While U.S. mobile travel sales are projected to reach $64.69 billion by 2018, according to eMarketer. Below you can see the global travel...

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innovation
What’s brewing in the lab?
We’re continually creating new integrations and experimenting with new technologies to help travelers and travel managers. Especially in the new Concur Labs, where developers and designers are brewing new recipes to give you “The Perfect Trip.”...

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Discover New Prototypes & Designs at Fusion
Can you really expense from anywhere? That’s part of what the new Concur Labs is out to discover. Over the past months, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of what’s possible by introducing a series of new concepts to simplify life on the road. At...

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Earth Day: how can you help?
Concur takes Earth Day pretty seriously. Traveling can result in a bigger carbon footprint than average, too—did you know that hotels spend more than $7.5 billion on energy each year? In Concur Labs, we built a prototype “GreenGuest”, a mobile...

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innovation
Concur for Outlook: expense from your inbox
Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most popular and fastest-growing productivity apps. While Concur provides travel and expense management solutions to 34,000 customers across the globe. Now we’re bringing Concur right to your Outlook Inbox so you...

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Innovation
Collaborative design sprint leads to new bot for Slack [Beta]
The Economist thinks bots are “the next frontier” and bots were cited as one of the top CES trends to watch in 2017. That’s why Concur Labs is venturing into how conversational interfaces can benefit the world of travel and expense. We’ve...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Concur Labs and Slack Partner To Bring Travel and Expense Bots to the Masses
You Asked. We Delivered. The Concur bot on Slack has been the number one requested bot by our customers, so we’re thrilled to be making the Concur Expense bot on Slack available in beta and introduce a new Concur Travel bot on Slack. We’re all...

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