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The Rules of Business Email
Recently I received an email from a prospective business partner that read something like this: “steve - i really want to move forwrd w/this project!! But b4 we do, i am checking in with bill. Ill let u know what happens!” Maybe it’s because I am...

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We’re Hitting the Road!
Keep your eyes peeled for a group of Harley Davidsons. We’re hitting the road on our “$61,354.03 Expense Tracking, Not Stacking Tour!” It’s no secret that expenses can be a pain, so for the next month, a team of Concur “Breezers” will be out on a...

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Working on Your Business Instead of Just in Your Business
I have a friend who owns a busy photography business; a very busy photography business. Not only does he have a popular portrait studio, but because he is a good marketer and a master schmoozer, he also has a very hectic wedding photography...

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Employee or Independent Contractor?
So I see here that Pennsylvania just passed a law making it a crime to misclassify an employee as an independent contractor. A criminal offense? Wow. Why resort to such a severe penalty? Well, it turns out that that a few unscrupulous employers...

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Cut the Ribbon! Smash the Bottle! Today We Relaunch Our Website
The idea was simple. We wanted to create a website where you could easily find the information you were looking for. It seemed like a valuable way to help you save time in your day, which we know is just as important to you as it is to us. After...

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Welcome Small Business Expert Steve Strauss
Over the last few weeks, many of our clients have shared their success stories and reviews about how Concur Breeze has helped them streamline processes, save time, increase visibility and more. And, that’s what Concur Breeze is all about - helping...

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Delivering Slick Technology with Concur Breeze
Melton Littlepage is a senior director and six- year Concur employee. Below, Melton, who leads product marketing and business development for Concur Breeze, shares a bit about his passion for delivering slick technology to the small business...

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Concur Breeze in The New York Times
Have you heard the news? According to a recent New York Times article, business travel is on the rebound and tools like Concur® Breeze are helping small businesses-traditionally the first organizations to experience a recovery-take even more...

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There's an App for That
It is probably safe to say that if you are a customer of Concur Breeze and employ their easy-to-use online expense reporting tool, mobility is important in your business, and you get just how significant the smart phone revolution is to the mobile...

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Can a Traveler Survive on Apps Alone? 5 Apps to Consider for Software Mobility
Thanks to the growing popularity of tablets, small business owners find themselves in a unique position. The software they’ve relied on for years, while still important, is becoming LESS important. Tablets don’t use traditional computer software...

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Avoiding the Shoebox
Quocirca lays out reasons SMBs should embrace on-demand expense management solutions When your email inbox is flooded with spreadsheets and hastily stapled packs of receipts start landing on your desk, you know its time to once again manually...

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Give Them What They Want
What is it your customers want from your business? It’s a seemingly simple question, is it not? But it sure is an important one. Answer it right and you get to pass Go and collect $200, but answer it wrong and you ain’t going nowhere. Let me...

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Turning Dreams into Reality
I read not long ago that Chris Haney passed away and it made me sad. You probably don’t know the name, but you definitely know his invention. I wrote about Chris several years ago in my book The Big Idea. He was a great entrepreneur. Back in the...

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How to Get More Twitter Followers
About a year ago I wrote a column for USA TODAY in which I advised small business owners to “not tweet.” My thinking was that spending a lot of time on Twitter was not the best use of your marketing efforts. Blasphemy, I know. Since then I learned...

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Dealing with Debt
In a previous life, I was a bankruptcy lawyer. When I tell people that, they often cluck-cluck and opine that it must have been a terrible way to make a living because the people and businesses I helped were obviously in such distress. But...

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Brandtastic!
Sometimes I dream of what it must be like to be a giant corporation with a huge marketing budget. I mean really, how hard can it be to brand your business when you have millions of dollars at your disposal and the Don Drapers of the world to do...

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What the New Small Business Jobs Act Means for Your Business
This week, Congress finally passed, and the President happily signed, a long-stalled bill designed to help small business - The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. And not surprisingly, given the discordant dialogue that passes for politics these...

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My Job: Helping Small Businesses Succeed
There are no shortages of companies out there who claim they are friends to small business, but I am proof that Concur actually means it. Hi, I’m Steve Strauss. You may have read my long-running weekly column over at USATODAY.com, or at AOL, or at...

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Video Makes Your Site Sticky
I don’t need to tell you that everything is moving online in a BIG way. For instance, if you are reading this blog then it is highly likely that you have already learned that our friends at Concur Breeze makes expense reporting much easier. How?...

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Think of Social Media as a Conversation
One of the benefits of writing a Question and Answer column for USA TODAY, and getting to speak at conferences all over, is that I hear from a lot of small business owners. I learn what works, and what doesn’t, and in the process I am able to...

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Start Small
In case you have not heard (or the trend has not yet hit your area) food carts and food trucks are all the rage right now.Throughout Los Angeles for example, food trucks serving high cuisine at low prices continue to explode in popularity. Kogi...

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Focus on Expense Fraud: Download the Free e-Book
Some call it “padding” the expense report. A few extra dollars here and there for mileage, food or gas. Who’s going to pay attention? Well, a lot of smart companies are catching on. And at Concur, we want to help by sharing our expertise on...

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BizTechDay Inspires with Tips for Small Biz from Successful Entrepreneurs
There is a huge amount of innovation being developed by and for small businesses. The Concur Breeze team was honored to be one of a handful of tech companies asked to demonstrate this past weekend at the Seattle leg of BizTechDay, a series of...

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Be a Good Boss… to Yourself!
I have a pal who always dreamed of being his own boss. An architect, he worked for large firms drafting blueprints, sitting in on boring client meetings, working late, but always wanting something more. Yet, with a young family, and not a lot of...

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Jim Blasingame and Steve Strauss Talk about Mobile Strategies and Concur Breeze
If you are listener of Jim Blasingame’s radio show, The Small Business Advocate, you may have recently heard an interview with our friend Steve Strauss discussing the future of mobile technology for small business owners and how it relates to...

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Paperless Trail
Along with discovering several tips on successful Social Media Marketing from the Old Spice Man, readers of this month’s Entrepreneur magazine were treated to a rundown of what Concur Breeze’s mobile component can do to streamline expense...

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EMI Yoshi Plates Up Amazing Savings with Concur Breeze
Concur Breeze simplifies the expense reporting process for small businesses, like yours. Here’s a new client case study that demonstrates how one company uses Concur Breeze to help them increase efficiency, save time and go paperless. EMI Yoshi’s...

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Kicking It Old School
Sure, I am as guilty as anyone of jumping on the Next Big Thing bandwagon - just look at my posts here and you will notice I have already written plenty about strategies for growing your business in this new world of business we find ourselves in....

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Catch Bigger Fish
I have a pal who sells real estate for a living. Back in the day when you actually could make a living selling real estate, he sold small investment properties – duplexes, four- plexes, mini malls – that sort of thing. Apparently it was fairly...

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My First Expense Report
Welcome guest blogger, Andrew Bartolini, Managing Partner & Chief Research Officer of Ardent Partners and Publisher of CPO Rising: I’ll start with an apology to Concur and the readers of this blog for the long delay since my last discussion...

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Get Ready for Fall
While the days remain long and hot, we all know that fall is just around the corner. For the small business person, that is not insignificant. Aside from all of the spending that goes with kids heading back to school, fall is also the time when...

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ChartWise Medical Systems Increases Efficiency and Goes Paperless with Concur...
Concur Breeze simplifies the expense reporting process for small businesses, like yours. Here’s a new client case study that demonstrates how one company uses Concur Breeze to help them increase efficiency, save time and go paperless. ChartWise...

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Do the Unexpected
I was invited last week to a local business awards event hosted by my friends here at Concur Breeze. Aside from showcasing local innovative companies, the event was notable because the Concur Breezers were there, demonstrating how easy expense...

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Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?
A few years ago I learned one of the great secrets to small business success. I have always thought that business success comes from a variety of factors - passion, experience, smarts, savvy marketing, the willingness to adopt new technology,...

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How You Can Grow Your Business: Create Great Teams
Because I write a Q & A column for USA TODAY every week, I hear from a lot of small business owners. Sometimes they have questions, other times a beef, and happily, still others, a compliment. But of everything I hear, and all of the stories...

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The Only Sales Secret You Will Ever Need to Know
First, let’s get it out of the way that I am no sales guru. Of course, like you, I have done my share of sales over the years; all small business people have. Whether it is closing the deal or getting a client to finally pay up, selling is a large...

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Little Is the New Big
Every year over at USA TODAY, I write a New Year’s column wherein I look at the top trends in small business for the upcoming year. Not surprisingly, this year, the economy topped the list as it touched and changed everything, for good or ill...

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Which Side of the Mobile Revolution Will You Be on?
Today’s news issued at NBTA makes one thing perfectly clear: mobile is top of mind for us here at Concur. Having just announced our mobile strategy, we’re extending our platform to developers and travel partners, all with the goal of providing...

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Tips, Tools and Tech for Optimizing a Travel Program, Part I
With the 2010 NBTA Convention behind us, it’s time to begin thinking about using all we’ve learned to better manage travel budgets as the fall business travel season begins picking up steam. Elizabeth West, Director, Content Solutions for...

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Put Down Your Smartphone and Step Away from the Computer!
Back in the early 90s, I graduated from law school and secured a great job with a great firm. The only problem was that the position was in a city about 90 miles away from where we lived and my wife and I were unsure as to whether we wanted to...

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Lance Armstrong Talks about Life’s Challenges at NBTA 2010
This week at NBTA, we heard fantastic speakers including Condoleezza Rice and Sir Richard Branson. And, on Wednesday Lance Armstrong, athlete, author and cancer survivor, wrapped-up NBTA with an inspirational speech.He shared his story of...

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Leading Beverage Company Savors Phenomenal Savings with Concur
Concur’s mission is to drive costs out of businesses through innovation. Here’s a new client case study that demonstrates how one company uses Concur to help them drive costs out of their business. A leading beverage company with 500 employees...

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Concur Announces New Partnerships with Hotel.info and HRS
Continuing the expansion of Concur® Connect, the global program that provides Concur clients with access to content otherwise unavailable through traditional travel programs, Concur today announced partnerships with both hotel.info and HRS. These...

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Final Thoughts on NBTA 2010
We just got back from the 2010 NBTA Convention & Tradeshow. It was a fantastic event and in reflecting back on the conference, we saw many overarching themes – one being that travel is essential to our world. Just a few months ago, we saw how...

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Management.Travel’s Mobile-centric Interview with Rajeev Singh
As Concur’s mobile application enters its second generation the folks at Management.Travel recently talked with Concur’s COO and President Rajeev Singh about the growing trend of users embracing and adopting new mobile apps to make their lives...

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Sir Richard Branson at NBTA 2010: The Top 10 Things We Took Away
Whether you’re at NBTA or keeping up from afar on happenings, one thing is for sure: there’s a fantastic panel of daily general session speakers lined up. Yesterday, attendees had the privilege of listening to Sir Richard Branson, founder of...

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Create a Referral Machine for Your Business
I find that small business tends to run in families. If one of your parents was an entrepreneur, there is a high likelihood that you may be one too, and that makes sense: Parents instill values, and if self-employment was one of their values it...

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Social Networking for Business 101
Recently I was giving a speech to a group about creative and inexpensive ways they could grow their business. I call it shoestring marketing and it is something I speak and write about a lot (if you want to know more, you can find a webcast of the...

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Concur Breeze for Mobile: Watch the Video
We recently announced that mobile functionality is now available for Concur Breeze users. Want to learn more? Watch this brief video and see Mark, a SMB owner and Concur Breeze user, as he highlights key features of the new mobile application. As...

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We Asked...You Tweeted!
Last week we announced the launch of Concur Breeze for mobile devices and as a way to celebrate, held a fun contest. While it’s no secret that people don’t like doing expense reports, it was great to read what people would rather be doing instead...

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Tweet and Win! SMBs – We Want to Hear Your Stories!
Calling all small business owners and employees! You may have heard that today we announced the launch of Concur Breeze for mobile devices, which makes it easy for Concur Breeze users to create, submit and approve expense reports anytime, anywhere...

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And in This Corner…
Watching some great World Cup matches this week got our competitive juices flowing, so we thought we’d enter into a “friendly” local tech competition between Concur Breeze, Gist and Smartsheet—all local Seattle tech companies with apps in the...

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The Airline Ancillary Fees Hype and Concur’s Solution
One of the hottest topics in corporate travel right now is undoubtedly airline ancillary fees. This topic is creating quite a stir and Concur’s doing something about it. According to a forecast issued by the International Air Transport...

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Competition Makes You Better – the Seattle Shoot-out
This is a guest post from Smartsheet Founder Brent Frei. Smartsheet makes an online project management solution that employs a spreadsheet-like interface on top of a powerful work automation engine. Smartsheet has done the equivalent of poking...

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Bartolini on Breeze: Your Free Trial Starts Today
Welcome guest blogger, Andrew Bartolini, Managing Partner of Ardent Partners and Publisher of CPO Rising: Dateline: May 10th and there is a lot of activity at the Bartolini household. I’ve fully moved into my home office and we’re having some work...

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Going Green with Your Travel Program, Part 2
In part I of our three-part series we discussed specific greener travel options to decrease your travel program’s ecological footprint. In today’s post, we talk about how your organization can take part in carbon offsetting. Read on… Carbon...

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The Case Against Using Spreadsheets for Expense Reporting
By far, the most common feedback I get from small business owners is that their spreadsheet expense report template works fine; something that cannot be said for everything in their business. So, they ask, why make the move now? Here is one good...

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Tips, Tools and Tech for Optimizing a Travel Program, Part II
As we head out of summer and business travel starts gearing up again, we conclude last week’s post from Elizabeth West, Director, Content Solutions from ProMedia.travel on getting the most out of your corporate travel program:

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How to Get Publicity for Your Business
Sometimes running a business is like being alone in a dark room - you know you are there, but no one else does. So how do you turn on the light and let potential customers learn of your business?There are a few ways:So how do you get a writer or...

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How to Engage Your Audience
There are no shortage of ways to engage with your customers - would be and actual alike. Of course, nothing beats the personal touch, even in this high tech, 24/7, wireless era. Sending a thank you note, or having lunch or drinks with a customer,...

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Three Questions with Mike Hilton
Following a year living abroad in Paris, Mike Hilton, Concur’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, sat down with us to discuss all of the buzz around NBTA 2010, his new appreciation for the European business travel industry and what...

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What Small Business Can Learn from the Gulf Oil Spill
The disaster in the Gulf is hard for all of us to watch, and from a business perspective, it is doubly troubling to see all of these energetic entrepreneurs being put out of business. What would you do in that situation? It’s like the old Clash...

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Can Your Spreadsheet Do This?
Your business is demanding. You likely have a constant flow of opportunities and issues. And, if you’re like most small businesses, you’re connected with your staff and employees almost 24x7 via phone, email, text messages, social media, etc. The...

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Businesses Take to the Air Once Again
Last week UK airport operator BAA announced that passenger numbers flying from its airports in August 2010 were down compared to the same time last year, with the exception of Heathrow. The capital’s biggest airport reported its busiest ever...

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Condoleezza Rice Speaks about the American Dream at NBTA 2010
Sometimes it’s nice to step away from our busy work lives and spend a few minutes looking at our country and our place in the world. During Monday’s general session at NBTA in Houston, we had the chance to do just that - step back for a few...

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Concur Breeze Gets Glowing Review
Since the introduction of Concur Breeze, we’ve seen a positive response that Concur now offers a solution that meets the needs of small businesses. Just yesterday, one client who’s previously used Concur, posted a review of Concur Breeze on the...

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Takeda UK Experiences a Quick Recovery from Its Processing Headache Using Concur
Concur’s mission is to drive costs out of businesses through innovation. Here’s a new client case study that demonstrates how one company uses Concur to help them drive costs out of their business. When Takeda UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of...

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How Increased Visibility Can Help Cut T&E spend by 25%: Case Study
Last week, Concur sponsored a Webinar with CFO.com titled Why Better Budgeting Begins With Better Management of Employees' Expenses. During the Webinar, Concur client Michael Ciaccio from Riskmetrics Group spoke about his experiences using Concur....

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Quocirca Explores What It Takes to Manage Road Warriors’ Expenses
Constantly on the road and racking up daily expenses, road warriors can be tiresome and costly members of any team to keep financial tabs on. While new technology and a broad choice of smartphones have made their lives significantly easier, it has...

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Staying Compliant with Concur: The Healthcare Industry
Staying compliant with new and wide-sweeping regulations is rarely an easy task, particularly for companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing fields facing the soon-to-be-implemented Physician Payment Sunshine Act (part of the...

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A Great Time for Small Businesses to Give Thanks
With the Thanksgiving holiday just ending, I am reminded that small businesses have much to be thankful for this time of year, such as, in no particular order… Being in business: At a time when not a few small businesses have gone out of business...

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Business Travel Trends That Will Matter in 2011: Hotel Rates Skyrocket in Key...
With the new year underway, we’ve asked Elizabeth West to share some trends they’ve spotted at Business Travel Media Group —trends that they believe will affect your travel management programs this year. This article is part of a series that will...

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Challenging the Status Quo: Consumer Technology’s Rising Influence
We’re spending this week in Las Vegas at our largest global client conference,Fusion. For the blog, we’ve gathered up some of the thoughts and ideas that are driving us and what people are hearing about at our keynote addresses.Pictured below:...

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AMO Presenting at Business Travel Meetings Show
Welcome Concur guest blogger, Matt Bray, Business Development Manager in EMEA: I spend a lot of my time traveling across Europe talking about the benefits of an integrated self-booking tool and expense management system. I have my views on how...

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Concur Fusion 2010, Day 3
We just finished up our third day of Fusion and the energy and enthusiasm from our clients is contagious! With more than 900 clients, partners and employees, Fusion is the largest gathering for travel and expense management anywhere in the world! ...

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What’s Your Competitive Advantage? Focusing on What You Do Best
With the holidays upon us and businesses vying with one another to get people into the store, I am unfortunately reminded of an old client of mine I will call Sarah. Sarah had a women’s clothing store that historically did very well this time of...

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10 Tips to Break Away from the Frustration of Spreadsheet Expense Reporting
Last week we shared a video that showed the five stages of spreadsheet expense reporting: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. You might have seen yourself or someone you know in one of those stages. We promised you some help that...

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Learning to Love the Bots: How SEO Gets Your Site Found
Pop quiz! What do you think would be the most powerful, cost effective way to grow your business right now? a) Start a Facebook ad campaign b) Engage in some old-fashioned direct mail c) Work on a little search engine optimization Option “A” is...

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What Does It Take to Have a Great Workplace?
What is it that makes a business a great place to work? Every year, Fortune Magazine examines the “100 Best Companies to Work for” and whether you work in a big business or a small one, their list is enlightening. A great employer is a great...

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Fostering Intrapreneurship within Your Ranks
“Entrepreneurship,” while not a word invented by Americans, might as well have been. It is a quintessential American idea after all: The individual, armed with little more than a good idea and a lot of moxie, dares to set forth and conquer the...

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What's Ahead at Concur: Four Big Areas of Growth
We’re spending this week in Las Vegas at our largest global client conference,Fusion. For the blog, we’ve gathered up some of the thoughts and ideas that are driving us and what people are hearing about at our keynote addresses.Pictured below: Raj...

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What’s the Total Economic Impact of Integrated Travel and Expense Management?
In a business climate that demands companies do more with fewer resources, solutions that actually reduce costs have never been more important.Concur recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study on...

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Reflections on our Strategic Priorities from Fusion 2010
Good evening from Fusion in Boca Raton, Florida. In Steve Singh’s Fusion keynote address today, he outlined the core strategic priorities for Concur, focusing on the global priorities of the company, which include investment in distribution,...

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The Mo Bros Amongst Us: Growing Hair for a Cause
Charlie Chaplin, the monocled guy from Monopoly, Groucho Marx, Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit, and all of our dads in the 1980s had one. However, like all fashions throughout history, the heyday of the gentleman’s moustache has waned over...

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The Weather Outside is Frightful… and so is the Airport!!!
Have you been one of the fortunate few to have avoided some of the worst winter weather on record? If so, consider yourself very lucky because you are in the minority. Thousands of flights have been cancelled all over the world due to snow, ice...

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Viva Las Vegas! Thank You for Making This Year’s Fusion the Best Yet
Every year for the last eight years, we’ve gathered together our clients, partners, sponsors and Concur employees for our largest client event, Fusion. We think it’s one of the best ways for our clients to learn from us and each other. We just...

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Fusion 2010 Wrap-Up
Still charged up after attending our biggest client event of the year last week! Concur hosted more than 900 clients, partners and employees in Boca Raton, Florida for our annual client conference, Fusion. The event was a huge success – I’m...

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Tips for Managing Your Expenses
Establishing successful expense management processes might seem daunting - after all, every organization is run differently with a unique set of business needs. Despite this, there are definitely guidelines that can help organizations of all sizes...

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Fusion 2010 Multimedia Resources
In case you weren’t at Fusion in Boca Raton, FL a few weeks ago, I thought I’d provide access to some of the multimedia resources from the event. I’d encourage you to view all the photos taken during the event on Flickr - you’ll see some great...

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CIO Prefers Software-as-a-Service Over On-premise ERP Solution
Computerworld’s Patrick Thibodeau recently wrote of IT Managers’ continued embrace of cloud-based services as well as some of the risks – both security and legally related – that comes with it, saying “There is a cloud services panoply emerging...

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A Look Behind the Scenes at Fusion 2011
Two weeks ago, Concur hosted a record 1,400 attendees at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas for our annual client conference, Fusion. The sold-out event included over 60 education sessions, keynotes from Concur leaders and a true Vegas-style bash at...

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This Holiday Season, Just Say No to the Nopey's
Not to date myself or anything, but back when I was a kid I used to love watching Gumby and Pokey. The stop-action claymation was cool to look at and the stories were always fun. But little did I know that the show would also eventually influence...

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Happy Holidays from All of Us
A Spot of BusinessConcur will be closed on Friday, December 24th and Monday, December 27th so that we can enjoy the holidays with our friends and family. We’ll be back in the office on Tuesday the 28th.A Bit of SillinessFor a few years now, we’ve...

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Which Stage of Spreadsheet Expense Reporting Are You in?
You’ve probably seen one of those spreadsheet expense reports with all those receipts sticking to it. You probably even had to create one or two in your time as well. Maybe there’s even one sitting on your desk right now. Or worse, a pile of them....

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Learning to Love the Bots: How SEO Gets Your Site Found
Pop quiz! What do you think would be the most powerful, cost effective way to grow your business right now? a) Start a Facebook ad campaign b) Engage in some old-fashioned direct mail c) Work on a little search engine optimization Option “A” is...

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Concur’s CEO Named One of Business Travel’s Most Influential Executives
Concur chairman and CEO Steve Singh has been recognized once again as one of the 25 Most Influential Executives in the business travel industry. Steve traveled to the Strategic Travel Management Symposium in New York this week to the to accept...

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Concur Experiences Continued Mobile Growth
As I’m sure you’ve probably heard, this morning at Apple’s WWDC event in San Jose, CA, the iPhone 4 was officially unveiled. Understandably, there has been quite a bit of buzz around the latest version of the device and for good reason. In April...

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What U.S. European Terrorism Alert Means for Business Travelers and Their...
In part I of our two-part series on the recent European travel alert issued by the U.S., check out our top tips for traveling internationally. Regardless of the destination, business travelers should exercise vigilance when navigating unfamiliar...

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Going Green with Your Travel Program, Part 1
Read part I of our three-part series discussing ways some organizations are decreasing their ecological footprint. Have you ever considered what impact business travel has on the environment? Truth is, more and more individuals are taking their...

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Year-end Tax Tips
Aside from visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, this is also the time of year when money and taxes are on the minds of many small businesses. People are budgeting for next year, quarterly payments are due, and end-of-year expense reports...

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3 Tips That Will Help You Reduce Expense Reporting Fraud
It could take the form of physically altering receipts and invoices, or it could be a case of trading in first-class airline tickets for two coach tickets and bringing a companion along for the ride instead of traveling alone. No matter what form...

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How Going Global Can Lead the Way to Business Success
Has there ever been a more exciting time to be in business? The vast array of tools available make it easier than ever, and the ability to do business outside the confines of your local geographic area make it really unique and special. You can do...

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Define Your X Factor: Make Your Business Stand Out
Great businesses might have many things in common - a great product or service, smart people running the organization, an excellent location - it could be all sorts of different things. But I would say that one thing all great businesses share is...

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How You Can Join the Mobile Marketing Party
Where I hail from, up here in the Pacific Northwest, food carts are all the rage. In fact, CNN recently named Portland, Oregon as having the best street food in the world - better than that found in Bangkok, Singapore, or even Mexico. But we are...

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Tired of Hearing the Phrase “Do More with Less”?
Welcome guest blogger, Andrew Bartolini, Vice President & Group Director at Aberdeen Group: If I had a dollar for every article, report, or presentation that had a "Doing More with Less" theme created in the past 18 months, I would arguably be...

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Travel & Expense Trends
U.S. Travel Taxes
Do you know which U.S. cities charge the most and least travel taxes? We do. As a business traveler, have you ever wondered which cities are charging visitors the most in discriminatory fees levied on top of local sales taxes? While these...

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Global Tech Leader, Lumension Security, Achieves World-Class Efficiency with...
Concur’s mission is to drive costs out of businesses through innovation. Here’s a new client case study that demonstrates how one company uses Concur to help them drive costs out of their business. Lumension-a global technology leader of security...

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3 Great Gift Ideas for the Small Business Person in Your Life
Maybe it’s for your boss, a coworker, or even an employee. Whatever the case, the song remains the same: What to get the small business owner this holiday season? Just this week, my business has received presents as varied as they come. From an...

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Business Travel Trends That Will Matter in 2011: Airline Consolidation Hits Home
With the new year just barely underway, we’ve asked Elizabeth West to share some trends they’ve spotted at Business Travel Media Group-trends that they believe will affect your travel management programs this year. This article is part of a series...

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7 Ways to Creatively Reward Your Employees
One of my readers recently wrote me lamenting the fact that while she valued her employees, she was unable to give them bonuses last year because of the economy. She wondered how other small businesses handled the same issue.In the small business...

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Seattle Business Magazine Names Concur Among Best Employers in Washington State
For the fourth year in a row, Concur is named one of the best places to work by Seattle Business Magazine! Concur was named #3 among medium sized companies on "Seattle Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For” list! This is a huge...

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The Globe and Mail Finds Canadian Businesses Save Time and Money with Concur
While most Canadian businesses are still manually submitting and tracking their travel expenses, The Globe and Mail recently found some that are reaping big rewards from Concur’s integrated travel and expense management solution: For many, expense...

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The Shortest Day of the Year Can Seem Like the Longest
The solstice has special significance, we’ve long known that. It’s not just the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, it’s also a time of celebration throughout the world.But now the solstice has another claim to fame. We discovered...

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Live from New York: At the Small Business Summit with Concur Breeze
Hello from New York! We love an opportunity to meet with people, which is why we’re at the Sixth Annual Small Business Summit. Plus, it’s in New York City, a city that takes our breath away with its grandeur, history, and incredible amounts of...

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Improve Your Systems, Improve Your Business
Running a business is a bit like owning a dog. There’s an initial commitment and lots of excitement at first, and then reality sets in. So allow me to share how my family’s experience in dog-ownership might help you improve how you run your...

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Helping Colleges and Universities Manage T&E Expenses
Like everyone else, universities and colleges are increasingly being scrutinized over budgetary matters. It’s a fact that travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses for faculty, administrators and staff is a “cost of doing business” to keep...

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Preparing for a Big Day at the Business Travel Show
Welcome Concur guest blogger, Mark Law, Director of Business Development in EMEA: Last year, the talk at the Business Travel Show was all about the recession with companies across the space feeling the heat of the economic crisis. We had the...

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Top Ten Tips for Small Business Expense Management
Too often, small business owners struggling to survive or looking to grow are overly focused on direct revenue generation to the point that they neglect to proactively manage their business expenses. Since profits (revenue after expenses) are what...

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All Good Things Must Come to an End
When we set out more than a month ago on our “$61,354.03 Expense Tracking, Not Stacking Tour,” we had no idea who we’d meet or what we’d see. We were simply interested in talking to America’s small businesses and showing them how Concur Breeze...

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This Holiday Season, Just Say No to the Nopey's
Not to date myself or anything, but back when I was a kid I used to love watching Gumby and Pokey. The stop-action claymation was cool to look at and the stories were always fun. But little did I know that the show would also eventually influence...

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Feeling a Need for Speed: Our Infrastructure Upgrades
Just last month, in February, IBM unveiled Watson-named for IBM founder Thomas Watson, not the other notorious Watson of Sherlock fame. Made up of 90 servers, Watson took the stage at Jeopardy against two of the show’s top contestants. And won....

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Bartolini on Breeze: “My Unreimbursed Travel Expenses Are Already Piling Up….”
Welcome guest blogger, Andrew Bartolini, Managing Partner of Ardent Partners and Publisher of CPO Rising:When I last posted on this blog, I was an executive in a division of a large publicly traded company. Roughly one month later, I am the owner...

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Thoughts on Our New Expense Reporting Solution for Small Businesses, Concur...
Hi everyone. Yesterday we announced the launch of Concur Breeze, a simple, cost-efficient expense reporting solution designed specifically for small businesses. I could not be more excited. The launch of Concur Breeze allows us to help an entirely...

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Recent Concur Mobile Enhancements
With more and more business travelers doing more while on the road – it’s no wonder why so many road warriors rely on their smartphone to stay connected with their office. In fact, according to a recent Forrester report, smartphone usage amongst...

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The Big Debate: Technology and the Future of the Business Travel Industry
Welcome back Concur guest blogger, Matt Bray, Business Development Manager in EMEA: Last month I posted ahead of one of the most exciting events on the business travel industry calendar – the Business Travel and Meetings Show in Earls Court,...

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Pilot Flying J Finds Success through Increased Visibility with Concur
Concur’s mission is to drive costs out of businesses through innovation. Here’s a new client case study that demonstrates how one company uses Concur to help them drive costs out of their business. Pilot Flying J, the largest U.S. operator of...

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Going Green with Your Travel Program, Part 3
In part I and part II of our three-part series we discussed specific greener travel and carbon offsetting options to decrease your travel program’s ecological footprint. In today’s post, we talk about what actions other organizations are taking to...

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Our Partnership with American Express Business Travel
It’s been a busy beginning to 2010 here at Concur, and it promises to get even more exciting as we converge on South Florida this week for the big event. I refer, of course, to Concur Fusion, our annual client event (although I understand there’s...

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Concur Advantage: An Inside Look
A couple weeks ago, Concur announced the availability of Concur® Advantage, an extended set of client services designed to help clients maximize their Concur solution. We recently sat down with Todd Tower, Director of Concur Advantage, to get a...

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What Starbucks Teaches Us: How Expanding Your Profit Center Can Expand Your...
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, Starbucks did not even sell brewed coffee in its stores, let alone blended espresso drinks. No, back then, back in the day, when the now-ubiquitous coffee giant opened the doors to its first store, in...

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Official Airline Guide: OAG Flight Status is Here
As a business traveler, you know changes in travel plans are imminent. Without a doubt, you’ve faced delayed flights or terminal gate changes. But how do you stay on top of those changes? Today, Concur announced an extension of our partnership...

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Concur Ready for VAT Increase
Earlier this year, the value added tax (VAT) returned to its normal level of 17.5 percent, following its decrease to 15 percent. I previously discussed how extremely important it was for businesses to ensure that they were recovering every penny...

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Meet a Concur Super Fan: Tricia Neal from Piedmont Natural Gas Company
Without a doubt, the most important voices we hear from on a daily basis are those of our clients. It’s incredibly rewarding to sit-down and talk with customers about how they’re using Concur, the value they see in our solutions and how Concur...

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Concur Announces Southwest Airlines Partnership
Last summer at NBTA, we announced a partnership with Southwest. And, today the content is live for our clients to start using! This is an exciting step for Concur because we’re the only travel provider today with direct access to Southwest...

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Concur Client CCMSI Finds Success with Concur's Mobile Solution
Concur’s core mission revolves around delivering innovation to help organizations cut costs and streamline processes. For years, we’ve helped businesses of all sizes reap the benefits of an automated, seamless T&E solution. Every once in a...

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Creating a Paperless Office with the Receipt Store
Who would suspect that a receipt, such a small piece of paper, could cause so much grief? You lose one and you might not get reimbursed. You misplace one and you lose an hour or two trying to find it again. You stick them in your wallet or your...

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Reaching Farther Than You Think Possible: Fusion Keynote Speaker Erik...
What seems impossible to you? What makes you think, “I’d never be able to do that”? Erik Weihenmayer wants you to reconsider: you are more capable than you think. We all are.  Born with a degenerative eye disease, his parents did what they could...

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When Gas Prices Soar: Business Travel Alternatives
How much did you spend filling up your car recently? Are you one of the many who just paid over $50 for a tank of gas in the last few weeks? You’re not alone. With gas prices rising around the country, and some cities seeing over $4.00 a gallon,...

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New Look, New Feel, Same Great Concur Cliqbook Travel Experience
After months of designing, planning and testing work, today we are excited to unveil a number of new enhancements to our travel booking tool, Concur Cliqbook Travel, and our flagship product, Concur Travel & Expense. We’ve made some big...

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Rajeev Singh on Culture, Mobile & the Next Five Years
Xconomy Seattle recently sat down with Concur co-founder and COO Rajeev Singh for a candid interview about Concur’s history, growth and shifts in the industry overall, including the transition to SaaS and the increasing presence of mobile. In this...

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Meetings with Industry Analysts, Recap
As part of the kick off to a new fiscal year, I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss Concur’s strategy with some of the industry’s top analysts. I heard some consistent feedback and took away more than one thing to think about: Overall,...

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Giving Thanks This Holiday
Whether it’s the Harvest Festival in Britain, the Moon Festival in China, or Thanksgiving Day in the United States and Canada, a number of cultures around the world have a special day where they express their gratitude and thankfulness for friends...

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Another Exciting Year Shapes up at Concur
Last week Concur chairman and CEO Steve Singh talked about the five significant growth opportunities within the business travel and expense management market during our first quarter earnings call. We wanted to share some highlights to give you a...

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Business Travel Trends That Will Matter in 2011: Smartphone Travel Tech Evolves
With the new year well underway, Elizabeth West finishes up her series on the trends spotted at Business Travel Media Group -trends that they believe will affect your travel management programs this year. This article is part of a series that...

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Concur Partners with Amtrak to Direct Connect
How often do you travel by train? In FY 2009, Amtrak welcomed aboard over 27.1 million passengers, an average of more than 74,000 passengers per day, riding more than 300 Amtrak trains per day. Whether you use Amtrak or not, one thing’s for sure:...

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T&E Expense Management Benchmark Assessment Tool
How great would it be if you had a tool to quickly benchmark your current expense management capabilities? And how much better would it be if this tool also provided instant recommendations for improvement? If that sounds like something you might...

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Concur Donates Close to $65,000 for Haiti Earthquake Relief
The devastation and tragic human toll resulting from the recent earthquake in Haiti is difficult to comprehend. This region will need the continued attention of the global community, not just in these weeks and months after the earthquake, but for...

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Prepping for the Biggest Client Event of the Year – Concur Fusion 2010
Concur Fusion, our biggest client event of the year is just weeks away! Every year, I look forward to our client conference - there’s nothing more energizing than having hundreds of clients gathered together. Concur clients, product experts,...

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Top Three Trends in Small Business for 2011
Happy New Year!Every year over at my USA TODAY column I write a piece about what looks to be the upcoming top trends in small business for the year. The past two years were, not surprisingly, dominated by the economy. Though the economy cannot...

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Setting up a Social Media Strategy? Simplify with Search
Small business people all get the message by now – they are supposed to not only have a great website, but if they really want to get ahead in this brave, new e-world, they are supposed to have a dynamite social media presence too. Tweet up a...

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Some of the benefits this biomedical device company has realized...
Concur’s mission is to drive costs out of businesses through innovation. Here’s a new client case study that demonstrates how one company uses Concur to help them streamline processes, reduce costs and increase visibility into data. A highly...

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Global Company Maintains World-Class Control of T&E with Concur
Concur’s mission is to drive costs out of businesses through innovation. Here’s a new client case study that demonstrates how one company uses Concur to help them increase compliance, keep employees productive while on the road with mobile and...

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Zarlink Semiconductor Achieves Record-Breaking Time Savings with Concur
Concur’s mission is to drive costs out of businesses through innovation. Here’s a new client case study that demonstrates how one company uses Concur to help them drive costs out of their business. Zarlink Semiconductors, a Canadian-based global...

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3 Steps to Creating a Great Personal Brand
Whether you like it or not, you are a brand. Indeed, whether you are employee or employer, worker bee or out of work, small entrepreneur or big boss, you are a brand. You are a brand as much as McDonalds is a brand. You are a brand, even if you...

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One Powerful New Year’s Resolution That Will Make a Big Difference
While we are all familiar with the making of personal New Year’s resolutions (maybe too familiar!) a recent and emerging trend is to make New Year business resolutions. The challenge of course is that, like personal resolutions, the best laid...

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What’s the Best Reason to Attend Concur’s Largest Annual Client Conference?...
It’s a hustle and bustle over here at the Concur offices with all the planning and excitement surrounding Fusion 2011. Every year for the last seven years we’ve gathered together our Concur community and put them in one place: clients, partners,...

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How Our Social and Mobile Lives Changed How Business Does Business
We’re spending this week in Las Vegas at our largest global client conference, Fusion. For the blog, we’ve gathered up some of the thoughts and ideas that are driving us and what people are hearing about at our keynote addresses.Pictured...

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Travel & Expense Trends
World Class Security and Service Management is More Than Just a Good Idea
Back in January we talked with Bruce Grenfell, Senior Director of Security and Compliance at Concur, about SaaS compliance and security. Six months later, Bruce is back making a guest blog post about why security and service management is more...

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What U.S. European Terrorism Alert Means for Business Travelers and Their...
In light of the recent European travel alert issued by the U.S. government, we have created a two-part series on what you should know and tips for traveling internationally. International business travel is on the upswing as corporations look to...

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Keynote Sessions at Fusion 2010
We’re wrapping up final preparations for our biggest client event of the year, Concur Fusion. And, I’m excited to announce that Concur’s Chairman and CEO, Steve Singh, will deliver the day one keynote presentation and we’ll broadcast it live from...

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Mastering the Business Part of Business
Not long ago, I interviewed a man who owned some franchised ice cream shops. He had a great story: It turned out that he had been in business for 15 years and had gone from working in one of the shops during high school to managing it in college...

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Lessons in Innovation: Where Pong Went Wrong
Watching my daughters duel it out over Sonic the Hedgehog for the umpteenth time this summer reminded me of a story I ran across when I was writing a book about business innovation a few years ago. The book was chockfull of feel-good...

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How E-receipts Make Your Business Travel Even Better
Hey, do you still have that hotel receipt from that business trip you took five years ago to Topeka, Kansas? Unless that receipt has a special place in your heart, it’s most likely not in your or your company’s scrapbook (rather, it is most likely...

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Identifying Expense Fraud in Your Small Business
Expense reimbursement fraud is a real danger to the bottom-line of any small business, especially because it can be difficult to detect. Consider these chilling examples: And these are some of just the most egregious cases. Far more often, expense...

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5 Ways Travelers Are Front and Center in Innovation
It’s an exciting time to be a traveler. Coming from a history of lugging manila folders and paper receipts with me on the road, I know other travelers are just as amped as I am that there are smarter and easier digital alternatives. As those of us...

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Concur and Salesforce Work Together to Create Concurforce
Think about your last business trip. You had a meeting scheduled with a prospect or client, booked your travel and headed out for your meeting. Along the way, you probably stuffed your receipts in envelopes. Once you returned, that’s when you did...

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Run Through Local Neighborhoods: Business Travel Tips
Noise canceling headphones, an inflatable pillow, a travel sized umbrella, a toothbrush and toothpaste and an English-Japanese dictionary are just a few things that Scott Schwisow, Senior Director of Acquisition Integration, pulls out of his...

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The Busiest and Most Magical Expense Day of the Year
Unlike eggnog, holiday parties, tins of cookies, and gifts tied with fancy fabric bows, expense reports don’t garner a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings, especially not this time of the year when, face it, we’d all rather be on a ski slope somewhere,...

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The Pros and Cons of Working with Family and Friends
Not long ago, I received a letter from a reader that posed a difficult dilemma. What would you tell him to do? Dear Mr. Strauss: I have a small business that I enjoy very much and have owned it for a dozen years. A couple of years ago, my wife...

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First Time at Fusion 2012? A Guide on Making Your Way
A big, four-day industry conference with sessions, trainings and networking events is a lot to take in when you’re the new kid. If you’ve never been to Fusion before, the first time can be a little daunting - so where should you start? We’ve put...

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Travel Apps for Small Business – Almost Live from the Small Business Expo
They say humans only use 10% of their brain capacity. While most of us would like to think that’s not entirely true, it’s a curiously similar scenario when it comes to our personal technology. If you’re a business traveler, you probably have a...

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How to Establish Yourself as the Go-to Business Resource for Expense...
Here at Concur, we pride ourselves in helping our partners achieve success with their clients. That’s why we started the Concur Advisor Program last spring. Since its launch, we’re excited to announce that we’ve helped over 3,000 accounting...

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Making Business Travel a Whole Lot Less Troublesome
Business travelers know the joys and tribulations on the road like no one else. Standing in queues at security lines, to board a plane, to even get into a hotel room. And all that time travelling for business can add up to frustration, lack of...

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Top 7 Signs You’re at Work in the Social Era
Are you on the 3G or the 4G? Or does your phone still flip up or even bare the moniker “candy bar phone”? Finding it tough to keep up on the latest technologies? You’re not alone. Technology is advancing at a breakneck pace. Imagine being a...

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The Half-Day Holiday: Paris
A long layover, a short business meeting or a few unexpected hours of free time could equal an opportunity to answer emails or upload your expense report. But who wants to work when there’s a world of cultural curiosities outside your door?...

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Concur Embraces the Nexus of Forces to Innovate Business Travel
Mike Hilton is the EVP of Product Strategy and Marketing. He has been with Concur since the start, 20 years ago, helping to found the company and creating its first product, QuickXpense. In these 20 years, Mike has always kept his eye on emerging...

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New to Fusion? Navigate Your Way Around [Infographic]
Fusion can seem, for some, like everyone knows each other. That they’ve all been there. Done that. But in reality, there are a whole bunch of people who have never been to Fusion before. If this is your first Fusion, you’re not alone. Navigate...

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Looking Ahead: 3 Big Travel Expense Projects for Concur
In A Second Look: Concur Travel and Expense Enhancements, we looked at some of the features we’ve delivered over the last year. But we also wanted to give you a sneak peek at three significant travel expense projects currently in development. 1....

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Walter Isaacson Is Fusion 2012 Keynote Speaker
Walter Isaacson knows a thing or two about innovators. In his storied career as a news executive and biographer, he’s spent years researching and writing the stories of America’s greatest minds. Einstein. Kissinger. Franklin. And, most recently,...

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5 Traits of a Great Small Business
What does it take to be, not a fine or good small business, but truly a great one? How does a small business rise above the din? Maybe surprisingly, a great location and a lot of Twitter followers are not on the list. No, in this vlog I share the...

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Using Concur Breeze to Control Fraud in Small Business
Before you even opened up your doors to your first customers, you probably researched locations, your market, wrote a business plan, found investors, and put in plenty of sweat equity. As your business took off, you made sure to hire the right...

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Introducing the Concur T&E Spend Report
It’s hard to believe that Concur was founded 18 years ago this month. Back then, it was just Rajeev Singh and me, trying to figure out a better way to help people submit their T&E expenses for reimbursement. Fast forward to 2011, and now...

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What Kinds of Videos Help Small Business?
As small business expert Steve Strauss says, “Video carries gravitas.” When visitors come to your website and see a video, 80% will click on it. In other words, video goes a long way toward helping your business. Here, Steve discusses five types...

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How to Create a Winning Ad for Your Small Business
There are so many choices when it comes to advertising your small business these days that it can at times be overwhelming; offline, the choices include print options like newspapers and magazines, as well as electronic options such as TV, cable...

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Mexico Taxes: New Law Requires Digital Receipts
¿Tienes recibos electrónicos? If you’re doing business in Mexico, there are some new regulations that will affect the way you manage your invoices and receipts. In fact, any organization filling out a tax return in Mexico may be significantly...

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Making Old School Marketing New Again
Look, I am as guilty as anyone for jumping on the e-bandwagon and extoling the virtues of the myriad of new ways a small business can market itself these days - everything from mobile mania to social media and more.Pundits like me do this for one...

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Business Travel Beyond Borders: Spotlight on Belinda Zinicola
Business travelers unite! We know you’re on the road and always on the lookout for ways to make the most of your time. We’re on the hunt for the best business travel tips. How can you get through the JFK airport that much quicker? Or make the most...

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Taking Your Plus-one on Your Next Business Trip
Most business travelers work to support their family, a partner or a way of life. Balancing work along with spending time with the people you care about can be a conundrum. So how do you choose between spending time with loved ones and working...

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Quiz: What Your Expense Report Says About You
Wondering if you’re dedicated to the details, reckless about receipts or laughably laissez-faire on submitting expense reports? Find out how your expense reporting fits with your road warrior lifestyle and how new habits could supplement your old...

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Shave Hours Off Expense Report Prep; Document Receipts Remotely
Concur has partnered with Intuit Anywhere to keep your travel expenses synchronized with QuickBooks. The results: accurate accounting, mobile data entry, time savings and faster reimbursements. Someday, the most forward-thinking accounting...

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My Best Business Travel Experience Ever
As we all know too well, there was a time not so long ago when business travel was not the breeze it is now. Today, between smartphones and smart apps and laptops and new airplanes, traveling hither and yon is pretty easy.But even as short as a...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Using Social Media to Grow Your Business
According to a recent survey by eMarketer, “just 24 percent of small businesses and 33 percent of medium-size businesses have integrated social media in a structured way for their businesses.”While that percentage seems too low to me, a different...

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The Perfect Business Trip: What Would It Be Like for You?
Business travel is near and dear to our hearts here at Concur. We’re business travelers ourselves so standing in lines, missing connections, packing our carry-ons and being out on the road is something that we understand to our very core. We’re...

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The Sleeter Group Concurs!
As a small business accounting and consulting advocate, The Sleeter Group makes it their business to know the SMB accounting marketplace. In fact, Doug Sleeter who founded the San Francisco Bay Area-based consulting company is the expert when it...

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5 Reasons Your Boss Needs to Send You to Fusion
Travel expenses and time out of the office need to be justified, so if you’re going to attend Fusion, there better be a good reason. And it better be good not just for you but also great for your company. To help you convince your boss that it’s...

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Bring Your Own Device: Safety First!
This series about the bring your own device movement (BYOD) was developed in partnership with Visage. Losing a personal phone is hassle. Losing a device loaded with intellectual property or sensitive data from your employer could be a security...

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Earth Day at Concur: be the change you want tosee
“Earth Day is a reminder that we all share the same living space, and that we need to be collectively responsible for its care and well-being. It’s only in the last century or so that humans have become capable of creating planetary level change...

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Here for the Long Haul: Small Business Summit Wrap-up
When the Concur Breeze team went to New York for the Small Business Summit, they found New York “perfect.” They “loved it.” The concrete jungle. The cabs. The pure energy of the place. It was intoxicating. Not only was the conference jam packed...

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Going Global: Great Global Companies Are Also Local Companies
In today’s economy, “going global” isn’t just an option; for many, it’s a prerequisite for success. Recently, Rajeev Singh was invited by the Washington Technology Industry Association to talk with entrepreneurs and other business leaders about...

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Airline Regulations: What Business Travelers Should Know
The U.S. Department of Transportation has cracked down on regulations this year, fining airlines more than two dozen times in the first six months for infraction of DOT rules designed to protect consumers. In April, the department also upped the...

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Roadshow Reveals Tips to Help Policy Compliance
For the past four years, we’ve taken to the road and met our clients far and wide. This year we headed up north to Canada, west to California, east to Washington, D.C. and New York and we’re finishing up in the heartland in Ohio and Tennessee....

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The Best Apps for Business Travel and a Few for Fun
I just got back from dropping off my youngest daughter at summer camp. This annual tradition takes us three days of driving to get there and back. This is her last summer at camp and much has changed in the eight years since we started doing this....

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Creating a Brand that Rocks
Gene Simmons, lead singer for the band Kiss, once remarked that while he liked being in a rock and roll band, he loved being in a rock and roll brand. Aside from being a cool turn of phrase, just what did he mean by that? Think about Kiss for a...

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Set up a Retirement Account to Save on Taxes
Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to lose some weight? Well, yes, that too. But no, it’s time to start thinking about taxes. Of course my friends here at Concur are the best when it comes to helping you get a handle on your expenses and...

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Travel and Expense is the New Trend for Clothing Brand Abercrombie & Fitch
With more than $19 million in travel spend, 36,000 expense reports to process annually and thousands of travelers moving among more than 1,100 stores and offices in domestic and international locations, apparel company Abercrombie & Fitch...

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How to Find Angel Investors
Finding the money you need for your business is usually a challenge, although not always. I am reminded of this great story out of the Silicon Valley some years back: In 1996, Larry Page and Sergey Brin were Ph.D. students at Stanford and had...

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Concur Customer Shares Expense Management Success
At High 5 Adventure Learning Center in Brattleboro, Vermont, Shelly Dennis is used to living on the cutting edge. The nonprofit educational organization uses creative experiential education and adventure learning to achieve positive change in...

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Implementing Cloud-based Accounting: Pick Your Path
From guest blogger Randy Johnston. Ask five CPAs how they plan to implement cloud-based accounting in their clients' companies. At least one will begin with, I know we need to do that, but… You may be incorporating cloud-based technologies without...

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Business Travelers Beware: Phantom Fees Driving Up Car Rental Costs
If a few innocuous scratches are putting a dent in your car rental bill, you’re not alone. Many business travelers are reporting an increase in vigilance by car rental companies on things like paint nicks, gas mileage and minor damage - even when...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Half-Day Holiday: Tokyo
A long layover, a short business meeting or a few unexpected hours of free time could equal an opportunity to answer emails or upload your expense report. But who wants to work when there’s a world of cultural curiosities outside your door?...

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Time Zoned Out: Top 5 Jet Lag Tips to Manage the Drag
It’s 3 a.m. on a Monday morning. In Paris. Your first meeting starts in a few hours and you’re staring at the ceiling with all the energy of a person about to go out on the town. Welcome to what most business travelers encounter as they fly...

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Moneyball Inspiration Billy Beane Is Fusion’s Keynote Speaker
When great executives take big risks, push for innovation and leverage all the data in their wheelhouse, companies don’t just change - whole industries evolve. It’s something that Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane knows better than...

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Travel & Expense Trends
A Second Look: Concur Travel and Expense Enhancements
The bustle of business coupled with information overload makes it easy to miss functionality and features that can make your travel and expense processes easier. So just in case you missed them, here's a recap of some of the product enhancements...

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Join Us on the Road: Concur Elevate Roadshow Series
Update: The roadshow is an annual event. This post talks about what you can learn and expect while you're there. For this year's dates and cites, click here.The Concur Elevate Roadshow Series will help you get more out of your Concur solution. The...

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Is Expense Fraud Affecting Your Company?
Erroneous expense filing happens at every company. When does it become fraud… and how can you take steps to detect or prevent it?Human error is a factor in expense reporting-every finance department knows it, and they work hard to prevent it,...

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5 Tips to Help Hire the Right Employees
Recently, I heard from a reader with an interesting take about hiring and firing. The email went like this: “Steve - I think you need to warn employers about relying too heavily on the job interview when hiring a new employee. I have worked in HR...

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Going Global: Taking Your Business to New Markets
In today’s economy, “going global” isn’t just an option; for many, it’s a prerequisite for success. Recently, Rajeev Singh was invited by the Washington Technology Industry Association to talk with entrepreneurs and other business leaders about...

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travel expense trends
Top Smartphone Etiquette MistakesTop Smartphone Etiquette Mistakes
This week I was speaking with a friend about smartphones, and we had a good laugh about some of the mistakes people make when it comes to cell phones in business. Case in point: She relayed a story of how she was once texting a co-worker about...

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Expense Management Trends for Mid-market Companies
Automated travel and expense management - once only seen as necessary for large enterprises - is increasingly being adapted by small and medium-sized organizations. Concur recently sponsored research from Aberdeen Group regarding how small and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Brafton Writes up Amazing Savings with Concur Breeze
As blogs and social media sites continue to gain precedence where traditional news and television used to reign, the need for great content is in high demand. After all, content is king. That’s where Boston-based Brafton comes in. Specializing in...

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Highlights from Concur: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
Who doesn’t love a reunion? It’s that chance to see people you haven’t seen in a while. To catch up and hear the latest. Which is exactly why we have the equivalent of a big family reunion each year. We call it Field Operations and it’s the time...

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With Spending Cuts in the Future, Technology Can Help
If you’ve seen the news recently, it’s likely you’ve heard that President Obama announced the signing of an executive order which requires federal agencies to cut spending by 20 percent in five target areas: travel, technology, printing, vehicles...

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Travel & Expense Trends
3 Tips on Managing International Expense Reporting
If you or your business have international offices or overseas opportunities, you know that expense reporting can take on a whole new level of complication when an international component is added to it. The following blog post from High Street...

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Travel & Expense Trends
6 End of the Year Tips for Small Businesses
It’s both a magical and a busy time of the year. With the holidays coming up, there are a number of things to keep track of, and plenty of things that can get easily lost in all the hustle and bustle of the season. Here are a few things that small...

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Concur Advisor Says: "All My Clients Need Concur!"
George Kaplan, CPA and head of his own accounting and consulting firm, says all his clients need Concur, they just may not know it yet. Soon they will, if George has anything to say about it. And he does have a lot to say about Concur Breeze....

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Travel & Expense Trends
New Editions: Concur Refreshes Product Names
What’s in a name? A lot, actually. While the demand of our clients is evolving, so is the way we present our products. In that vein, we’ve had a good look at our product and service offerings and decided to simplify how we describe them. We’ll...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Get Ready to Party Like It’s 1989 at Fusion 2012
Leg warmers and day-glo leopard prints probably aren’t on your normal conference “to-pack” list. But the social event at this year’s Fusion is a celebration of all things ’80s – skinny ties, big hair and all the spandex unitards you can wedge into...

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Customer Spotlight: Peg Crowley-Nowick
Zipher Medical Affairs Company in Marion, Massachusetts, isn’t large, but its employees were having the same problems personnel at larger firms do: reimbursement for frequent travel and related expenses. So Zipher’s president, Peg Crowley-Nowick,...

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TripIt for Business Named Top 100 2012 Small Business Influencer
2012 brought small business into the limelight . According to a recent Small Business Association (SBA) economic report, “Small businesses are at the forefront of America’s economic recovery. In the last 26 months we have created 4.25 million...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Best Practice: How Safety-Kleen Manages Travel
Want to know how your peers manage day-to-day challenges in travel and expense? Concur is sharing the best practice stories of its clients about everything from travel booking to policy enforcement. From the technology industry to the education...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Half-Day Holiday: Mexico City
A long layover, a short business meeting or a few unexpected hours of free time could equal an opportunity to answer emails or upload your expense report. But who wants to work when there’s a world of cultural curiosities outside your door?...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Capture Travel Bookings with Open Booking
When it comes to things like hotel rooms and car rentals, a lot of corporate travel managers out there already know some employees are deciding to book these items outside of their travel booking tool. Sometimes, employees can find a better travel...

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5 Great Apps to Help Build Your Mobile App
Many small business owners lack the funds to pay large sums of money to an app developer. But in an era where a business owner can simply use a Wordpress template to set up a website, there should be a way to build mobile apps on your own. Every...

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travel expense trends
Fiscal Cliff Notes: How the Deal May Adversely Affect Business Travel
The cloud of consternation over the U.S. Government’s “fiscal cliff” deal last month is starting to lift and we’re getting a clearer view of how the legislation will affect the business travel industry. The forecast? Not all sunny skies.In fact,...

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Smarter Service or Profiling? TSA’s New Approach Affects Business Travel
The Transportation Security Administration is working to make business travel easier for frequent fliers, but its approach is ruffling some feathers.The TSA is testing a new program - something called “managed inclusions” - that allows officers to...

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Travel & Expense Trends
What Not to Miss: Clients Share Top 5 Fusion Networking Tips
Fusion is fast approaching and before you Viva Las Vegas, it’s a good idea to start thinking about a game plan – for connecting with your peers. Our annual client conference involves a lot of things: sessions, trainings, social activities and, our...

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How to Manage Your Millennial Travelers - Part 2
Earlier this month we shared three tips on managing millennial business travelers from industry experts. This week, we're sharing a few of our own ideas for how to delight this mobile workforce while also insuring that your company’s travel...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Building a Better Business: Ask for Feedback
How do you know if you are doing a good job in your business? Sure, there are the usual suspects – growth projections, sales, profitability, and so on. But let me suggest that metrics alone are a false prophet. Sure, they tell you whether or not...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Google Maps makes mileage tracking easy
Reduce self-reported mileage with our new automatic distance capture tool.See Concur Drive Mileage tracking is a hot topic around here. We suspect that it has something to do with the changing costs of gas. We also suspect it has more to do with...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Will an Intern Help Your Small Business? You Bet!
The purpose of the Insights blog is to help businesses save time and money. And of course that makes a lot of sense. If you know anything about my pals here at Concur, you know that their software is almost beyond compare when it comes to helping...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Happy National Small Business Day!
We’re celebrating small businesses as a part of National Small Business Week. We’re thinking about our small business clients and highlighting them. As small businesses create 60-80% of new jobs in our country, we commend all small business owners...

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travel expense trends
Detecting and Preventing Travel and Entertainment Expense Fraud
Improved policies, the right tools and smart reporting can help.In an earlier post on travel and entertainment expense fraud, I delineated some common tactics for fraudulent reporting of T&E spend. These tactics-and undoubtedly...

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Products in Action
How Concur Audit Service helps you prevent fraud
Concur recognized long ago that the tactical functions of a physical audit can be cumbersome, time consuming and costly. To help you save time and increase efficiency, we created an Audit Service that provides you with support specifically around...

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Newsroom
Cliqbook and Concur Travel are One and the Same
Where did Cliqbook go? I can’t tell you how many times people came to the Concur booth at past GBTA conventions to ask where the Cliqbook booth was! So, last year we made changes to all our product offerings and made it easier for customers to...

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travel expense trends
Higher Education Has Unique T&E Needs, Concur Can Help
Universities have special needs when it comes to travel and entertainment expenses. With so many different groups that travel, the details surrounding the needs of those groups and their specific policies can be overwhelming. Travel can be further...

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What Matters Now in Corporate Travel 2012: Part II
In Part I, I took a look back at predictions from 2011 to see how hot button issues from last year played out. Now, let's turn the conversation to 2012. Economic Concerns a Wildcard: Last year was a banner year for business travel. Building on a...

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The Power of Failure
I have a question for you:Was New Coke a failure or a success?Now, for those of us of a certain age, those who lived through the New Coke debacle, the obvious answer is that it was a complete and utter disaster. But, if you recall your school...

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Business Travel: We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
Back in the day, business travel involved a paper ticket that you had to guard with your life or you were quite literally stuck. Expense reports? Get out the tape! Or, shudder, the stapler. Really, they were quite the arts and crafts project,...

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Small Business
Here's the Travel Expense Policy Template You Need
Setting clear guidelines is important in every aspect of business, particularly with your most valued audience – your employees. Managing expense and travel is no exception. And, with an average of 10% of a company's business budget devoted to...

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Newsroom
Success Secrets of Our 2013 Concur Star Award Winners – Part II
We always knew our clients were the smartest innovators in the travel and expense business - last week in Las Vegas, you proved it.At Fusion 2013, we heard stories from companies who revolutionized their travel and expense management with Concur....

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Travel & Expense Trends
Meeting Face to Face Makes a Big Difference
There are all sorts of reasons you are successful in business. Maybe you have a location that is tough to beat or have become a whiz at social media. Maybe you created a program that allows people to handle their expense reporting easier and...

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travel expense trends
What Cloud Computing Means to Your Small Business
We have all been hearing about cloud computing for the past few years, but can it actually help your business? You bet it can, and maybe you didn’t even know that you are probably already using could computing. Click this video to see how, and how...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Make Your Corporate Expense Policy Fit Your Company Culture
A company’s culture is often as easy to detect as its dress code. And just as the company dress code is designed to fit your company’s culture, your travel and expense policy should also be geared to fit that attitude.Providing your employees with...

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The Concur Company Culture
With employees who speak French, German, Hindi, and Japanese, opportunities abound to learn something new every day. Outside the U.S., we have offices in Prague, the United Kingdom, France, Mexico, Canada, Australia, India and Japan. Most of us...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Cloud Computing Security at Concur
When Amazon announced late last week that their cloud services in Virginia had some prolonged outages, these services outages caused a number of companies to go off-line. Not only were people unable to access data, but in some cases entire sites...

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Putting the Spotlight on Expense Report Fraud
People don’t want to talk about it. Companies don’t want to admit they’ve got a problem with it. We’ve heard from some employees they know they have “massive amounts of it” in their organization. But for companies large and small, expense report...

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Four Types of Expense Report Fraud to Look Out for
Fraudulent spending has the potential to significantly impact a business’ bottom line. According to Certified Fraud Examiners (CFES), 5% of a typical organization's annual revenues are lost due to fraud each year, while the median loss from asset...

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travel expense trends
Going Global: Committing to the Unique Needs of New Markets
In today’s economy, “going global” isn’t just an option; for many, it’s a prerequisite for success. Recently, Rajeev Singh was invited by the Washington Technology Industry Association to talk with entrepreneurs and other business leaders about...

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travel expense trends
To Groupon or Not to Groupon, That is the Question
Recently, I was speaking with a woman in the checkout line at the market and somehow we started talking about yoga. While she liked her studio and the teacher, what really thrilled was the cost. “One dollar a class with Groupon!” she exclaimed....

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Innovative Updates for the Business Travel Industry: Notes from GBTA 2011
Engineers - we’re not known as the most entertaining people. The marketing people, though, are a very clever bunch. (They made me say that.)Given that we’re getting ready for the GBTA convention in Denver, where travel technology vendors showcase...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Locate & Alert Confirms Safety of Employees
Sometimes the unexpected happens on a business trip. I’m not talking about arriving at the airport and realizing you left your suit jacket at home (which is why if you stop by the Concur booth at the GBTA convention in Denver this week you’ll see...

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Tracking Expenses Has Never Been Easier
If you are still tracking your business expenses the old-fashioned way-by hand, looking at physical receipts-then it’s time to hop on the bus, Gus. Tracking expenses has never been faster or easier. In this video, Steve Strauss shows you how new...

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For Business Travelers, Is High Speed Rail Service in the Future?
Amtrak announced last week that 2011 was another banner year for train travel in the United States. The railroad served more than 30 million passengers in its fiscal year ending September 30, up 5 percent from 2010. Ticket prices were up 8 percent...

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Congrats to the Inductees of the Business Travel Hall of Fame
While a lot of us would love to take plenty of vacations, we rarely get that chance. Business trips, though? How many people have you met aside from George Clooney’s character in Up in the Air who want to take plenty of business trips? Still, the...

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Add PO Matching to Invoice Processing: A “Match” Made in Heaven
It’s five o’clock on a Friday. You’ve been processing invoices for hours and just want to go home. Several invoices have Purchase Order (PO) exceptions that can only be resolved by other employees in your organization. As much as you love chasing...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Top 3 Easy Mistakes for Small Businesses to Make, and Avoid
Here where I live, we seem to be in the middle of a “mattress war!” There have to be at least six different bed companies in the region duking it out, vying for our collective attention and dollars. Apparently we, as a community, are incredibly...

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Up in the Air and Under the Weather: How to Avoid Getting Sick
Don’t forget your neti pot, road warriors! Business travel can sometimes declare war on your body, let alone your antibodies. Your probability of catching the sniffles increases 20 percent for frequent flyers after sitting for hours next to a...

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The Hospitality Push: Hotels Step up Services to Attract Travelers
Remember when your flight attendant used to walk through with a cart full of snacks, drinks, newspapers, blankets and pillows all for the price of… free? Once upon a time, airlines offered amenities up in the air that made the business travel...

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Ready to Join the Ranks of the Self-employed?
What do you do if you have been out of work for 99 weeks, your unemployment is running out and you have no prospects? What do you do if you are 30-something, have two kids at home, and the thought of not having a flexible schedule bums you out?...

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Travel & Expense Trends
6 Mobile Apps That Improve Business Travel
Will your favorite carry-on fit in the overhead compartment? Tech savvy business travelers rarely ask that question. They know that the best carry-on fits neatly inside a pocket, doesn’t have to get stashed away in the overhead bin and is...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Happening Hubs: What Not to Miss in San Francisco
In today’s mobile workplace, deal making and hand shaking may take you all over the world. So what’s happening in travel hubs between business meetings and convention sessions? From major metropolises to unsung cities, we’ve got some advice for...

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Newsroom
Business Travellers to Find Nirvana at Canadian Airports?
The secret’s out when it comes to business travel… a secret that Canadian business travellers already know.A few months ago, we reported on a survey that identified some of the most stressful airports in North America. But in looking back over...

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How to Do Expense Reports on Your Mobile Phone
A few months ago I was in Boston for a conference, living the dream of every business traveler: crashed out in my hotel room, foraging for dinner in the minibar, and flipping aimlessly through the TV channels. Finding nothing on, I grabbed my...

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Is there a “best age” to become an entrepreneur?
Michael Dell started Dell Computers out of his college dorm room. Steve Jobs was in his early 20s when he co-founded Apple Computer. Bill Gates famously dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft. Across the pond, Richard Branson was also a...

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Products in Action
3 Quick Tips to Easily Roundup Your Receipts
Concur Expense Self-Guided DemoDiscover how to track expenses quickly and easily with our interactive experience.  Try it Now There’s a lot of excitement and buzz around our annual Fusion event and many of us are in the same boat as the many...

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Newsroom
Success Secrets of Our 2013 Concur Star Award Winners – Part I
We always knew our clients were the smartest innovators in the travel and expense business - last week in Las Vegas, you proved it.At Fusion 2013, we heard stories from companies who revolutionized their travel and expense management with Concur....

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Becoming a Thought Leader Today
Back when I launched my USA TODAY column 15 years ago, becoming known as an expert was both easier, and more difficult, than it is today. Let me explain: It was definitely more difficult because the opportunities to get your name out there were...

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Newsroom
On the Upswing: How Business Travel Is Bouncing Back
Maybe it’s the spring weather, but the economic forecast for business travel has been looking a lot sunnier in recent weeks.Last week, the U.S. economy reached a major milestone: the Dow Jones closed above 15,000 points for the first time. Ever....

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Travel Request Helps Effectively Manage Business Travel
Recently we focused on expense fraud and asked business travel expert Elizabeth West about ways to help companies prevent it. She wrote:While pre-trip approval has become de rigueur for many travel programs, a few companies have taken the idea a...

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Empowering Small Business with Concur Breeze and TripIt Pro
We’ve gotten a few questions on Twitter from people asking what the integration of TripIt Pro would specifically mean to small businesses. It seemed like a great opportunity to sit down with Steve Jarvis, VP, Marketing, Small and Midsize Business,...

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Back to School, Back to Work
So we are getting ready to send our middle daughter off to college and I don’t like it; I don’t like it one bit. Of course I am happy for her and in her mind she is already gone, but this brings my wife and I one step closer to an empty nest. Boo...

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7 Tips for the Newbie Business Traveler
When you’re new to business travel it can be tough to get your bearings, especially if you’ve never flown before or have never been to your destination city. My very first multi-city weeklong business travel experience was two years ago, just a...

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Travel & Expense Trends
We’re Thankful for Our Clients This Thanksgiving
At Concur, we have a lot to be thankful for. We’ve had an outstanding year, one filled with innovation and growth. We’ve made successful acquisitions of TripIt and GlobalExpense, and developed new product features and services like mobile version...

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travel expense trends
Turn the Busiest Expense Day of the Year into One of the Quietest
For accounting departments around the world, December can be a Grinch. Employees who have waited months to submit their expense reports are suddenly in a hurry to be reimbursed before the holidays, and accountants are eager to reconcile their...

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Newsroom
In Praise of Small Business
As you may know, it is small business week, an event that deservedly celebrates all things small business and which has occurred every year in our nation’s capitol since 1963. The funny thing is, this is the time when those other folks in D.C....

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travel expense trends
What Is the Main Reason People Start Businesses?
While driving home from a buddy’s house where we spent a great 4th of July on the beach watching fireworks, roasting marshmallows, and enjoying friends, my wife and I were blasting the music. Before long, Janis Joplin came on the radio, croaking...

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Advisor Spotlight: Mike Collett
For Mike Collett, a CPA and Network Administrator with Biesinger & Kofford, the name of the game is helping business people see how their companies are working, then helping them work even better. One way he does this is through the Concur...

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travel expense trends
Your Smartphone's "Mobile Moments" Can Enrich Client Relations
Just because your smartphone sits on your desk all day doesn't mean it's working for you. We talked to long-time expert accounting technologist Carlton Collins about mobile apps for accountants. Here are five ways your iPhone, Android or (in some...

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travel expense trends
Before You’re Out the Door: Duty of Care for Business Travelers
When you’re on the road, unexpected events can turn your business trip sour in a matter of minutes. Minor accidents, major storms, or even social or political unrest are the kind of lemons that can twist up communications and compromise your...

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Newsroom
You've Got Mail: 7 Ways to Clean Your Inbox
It seems that email has become the scourge of the modern age. As is said about other things in life, "We can’t live with it, and we can’t live without it." That we all devote too much time to it is definitely a truism as well. So what do we do?...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Happening Hubs: What to Do on Your Business Trip to Portland, Ore.
In today's mobile workplace, deal making and hand shaking may take you all over the world. So what's happening in travel hubs between business meetings and convention sessions? From major metropolises to unsung cities, we've got some tips for what...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Season's Greetings from Concur
Season’s Greetings to one and all! It has often been said that being part of a good company is like being part of a family. At the end of the day, you have each other’s backs and appreciate one another for all the things you do. That’s why we...

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travel expense trends
Innovation and the Small Business
One thing I always tell small business owners is that there is no need to reinvent the wheel. This is especially true vis-à-vis bigger businesses because they have far more resources - budgets, staff, etc. - than we do. And one of the things that...

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Newsroom
How the American and US Airways Merger Affects Business Travel
When the announcement came last week that American Airlines and US Airways were shaking hands on an $11 billion merger, the business travel industry took a moment to ask: will this have an effect on us? The answer is yes… eventually.It could take...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Watch Fusion 2013 Keynotes Live
If you aren’t able to join us in Vegas for Fusion this year, it’s still possible to hear where we think the industry is headed and what it will take to succeed in these dynamic times. Concur will be live streaming the Wednesday and Thursday...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Top 3 Ways Social Media Has Changed Business Travel
In the past five years, Millennials have flooded the business travel workforce, tweeting, status updating and blogging their way through work. Marketers took notice and changed the way they advertise – online, on social media. So just how much...

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travel expense trends
Understanding New Technology Takes Just 30 Minutes a Week
Do you know anyone like this: They buy some hot new tech toy, figure out the basics - the main things that are intuitive - and then keep saying that they will learn all of the other cool things the gadget can do . . . next week, or next month?...

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travel expense trends
Like Lady Gaga, Make Your Small Business Stand Out
What is it that makes you notice one business over another? It’s not an insignificant question because the things that make you notice another business are likely the things that make someone else notice your business. And with 30 million small...

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travel expense trends
Can Expense Reporting Be Fun? Maybe Just a Little for Salesforce
With 75 percent of 6,000 employees traveling to different parts of the world, how in the world does Salesforce.com keep track of their travel and entertainment expenses? Well, Ralph Colunga, Senior Director of Global, Travel, Meetings, and Expense...

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Concur Travel and Expense Helps Give Focus to TravelFocus
One of the things we love hearing from our customers is how much time they save with the integration of travel and expense. It’s one of the things that really stands out for Meredith Titus at TravelFocus. For her, the entire process is quick and...

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Newsroom
Don't Learn the Hard Way: The Web as the Ever Important Backup
In this age when our businesses are so dependent upon technology, it is more important than ever that you have systems in place so that your data is safe, secure and backed-up. In this video, Steve Strauss shares both a lesson learned the hard way...

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Technology Trends for Small Businesses to Watch in 2012
In 2003, I wrote the Small Business Bible and in that edition of the book I talked a lot about the importance of small businesses having a great website because back then that was a trending topic. In 2007, I wrote the second edition of that book...

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travel expense trends
Keeping Balance on the Road: Business Traveler Spotlight on Fred Fredericks
Business travelers unite! We know you’re on the road and always on the lookout for ways to make the most of your time. We’re on the hunt for the best business travel tips. How can you get through the JFK airport that much quicker? Or stay in shape...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Avoiding Dumb Sales Mistakes
When business people hit the road on a sales trip, there is usually plenty at stake. After all, there is only so much you can do virtually (even if it seems as if that is all you do); email, attachments, phone calls, and texting can get you close,...

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Travel & Expense Trends
A Traveler Is a Traveler – No Matter How Much They’re Managed
Booking travel as a road warrior includes a flurry of flight options, hotel choices, rental cars or taxi companies – usually with policy compliance coming in as an afterthought. According to a recent PhoCusWright study, almost half (53%) of U.S....

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travel expense trends
Client Spotlight: Sara Barrington
Sara Barrington - a Concur client - goes as fast as she can when she works. So when she is away from the office, she likes to slow down. Sara - who came from England, trained as a chartered accountant - has been involved in the success of several...

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Advisor Spotlight: Armand Kadima
The dismal economy has hit some financial professionals hard. Actually, people in all industries are feeling the squeeze. How they react could make or break their businesses and careers. Armand Kadima, who has a tax and accounting practice, could...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Infrequent Flier: A Guide to Air Loyalty Programs
Not every business traveler racks up air miles, speeds through customs with panache or spends months on the road. In fact, many of us travel casually - once or twice a year for work. No gold status. No upgrade vouchers. Just a carry-on, a ticket...

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All Aboard with Concur Travel and Deutsche Bahn
If you’ve ever traveled to Germany, there’s a good chance you were one of the over two billion passengers who every year ride Deutsche Bahn, the national railway system of Germany. Business travelers pack the high-speed ICE trains, getting work...

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Travel & Expense Trends
What Makes Concur a Great Place to Work?
Frankly, the people.At Concur, the people are at the heart of our success. For almost 20 years now, we’ve hired and kept some of the best out there, the ones who are developing innovations, supporting clients, implementing solutions, and working...

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Top Small Business Trends for 2013
The times, as Bob Dylan once observed, they are a changin’. And that is as true now as it was when he sang it, and insofar as business goes, truer than ever. One advantage I have getting to write my weekly small business column for USA TODAY is...

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Business Travel
Expense this, not that: what to claim on the road
Traveling by ground transportation this year? Air travel is still the king among road warriors, but we expect more business travelers to opt to go by rail, shuttle to the job or rent a car. Gas prices are currently at an all-time low,...

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The Final Frontier for Travel and Expense Management
Space...the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Concur Connect and Mobile R&D teams...to boldly go where no one has gone before in travel and expense management! Have you ever wondered what would Concur look like in space? How would...

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4 Tips for Staying Productive on the Road
It goes without saying that my friends here at Concur are masters at helping road warriors be more productive. And that got me to thinking - other than a great smartphone and some top-notch software, what other tricks do people use to remain sharp...

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Technology Shopping for Your Small Business
There was a time when you could run a business and not be a technology geek, but that is not the case anymore. For example, back in the day, my dad could run his carpet stores, content that his considerable selling and advertising skills were...

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Celebrating National Small Business Week
Next week is National Small Business Week—a time to celebrate the small business owners who help drive the American economy, fuel innovation, and support their communities. It’s estimated that there are over 27 million small businesses in America...

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How to Confront an Employee about Expense Fraud
Maybe it’s out of frustration. Maybe it’s because of the down economy. Maybe it’s because the employee really hates business travel. Or maybe it’s an honest mistake. Whatever the motivation, people submit fraudulent expense reports. Some people go...

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Grow and Build a Customer-centric Business
Hearing about the cool idea of the integration of Concur Breeze and TripIt reminded me that to succeed long term, a business must continually look for new ways to improve and grow their business.And yet somehow, this is a concept that is too...

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Concur Sheds Light on the Sunshine Act
The Physician Payment Sunshine Provision, otherwise known as the Sunshine Act, went into law in March 2010. Its aim is to monitor the influence between physicians and the manufacturers of drugs, devices or medical supplies. By requiring in-depth...

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3 Tips to Improve Your Small Business
Small business people are an amazing lot: Full of vigor, ideas, and a corresponding strong work ethic They rarely let obstacles stand in their way. But that said, there is no shortage of obstacles, eh? If it’s not employees calling in sick, it’s...

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How to Wrap Up 2011 with a Strong Finish
The new year is just around the corner. Before you know it, it’ll be January 2012. The end of the year can be stressful enough as it is. Finance and accounting professionals know this better than most. So what a perfect time to nip that stress in...

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Top 5 Ways to Travel Smart
My pals here at Concur know a thing or two about smart business travel; after all, both Concur Breeze and TripIt are tools that make business travel easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable. While many people these days like to complain that...

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TripIt for Business: Bringing Office Travel into the 21st Century
When we created TripIt for Business, we took the same TripIt technology you’ve come to rely on for organizing all your plans in one place, and used it to make office travel easier for travelers, travel coordinators and colleagues. For better or...

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Is a Strategic Partnership a Good Idea for Your Small Business?
When people think of business partnerships, they usually think about two or more people getting together to launch a venture. And while that is true, it may also be true that a far more common type of partnership these days is the strategic...

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Concur Proudly Presents 2012 T&E Spend Report
Who knew Santa Clara, California, was such a spendy spot? After processing $50 billion in travel and entertainment expenses, Concur has insight into where road warriors spent the night, dined out or hailed a cab in 2011 – and they’re in some...

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Crowdfund Your Next Project
Typically, historically, there have been two ways to fund a project or business - debt financing and equity financing. Debt financing is as it sounds - you take out a loan and agree to pay it back over time. Equity financing, as you likely also...

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Top Small Business Technology Mistakes
Not so long ago, small business people did not have to worry about being tech savvy, but that certainly is not the case today. No, these days it is vital that anyone owning, running, or working in a small business be as smart about computers and...

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Advisor Spotlight: Lohmueller Consulting - NetSuite and Concur Specialist
Rufus Lohmueller, President of Lohmueller Consulting, started out his career as many others in the accounting game do. He earned a degree from the UNC Charlotte and his talent landed him a role at a “Big 8” accounting firm. “I quickly discovered...

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Want to Ride the Fusion Wave at #CF2013?
Last year, we put together the Wave for Fusion attendees to meet each other, start conversations, and help break the ice. We’re all here together, right? After all, people head to a conference not only to learn, but also to meet new people and...

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Fusion Live Questions – and Answers
Smart questions deserve intelligent answers. And during Fusion Live earlier this month, Concur’s Twitter feed and Facebook page were abuzz with client queries. We’ve compiled some of the most common questions that came out of Fusion Live, with...

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Post Fusion Wrap Up: Get Your Content Here
Whether you were one of the 2,000 people able to attend Fusion in Las Vegas or you just want to see what happened, here’s a lowdown on where to find what. Videos This year we broadcasted live from the Palazzo Grand Ballroom. Clients, partners and...

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Cutting Back? How to Be Smart with Your Money
With all of the uncertainty about the economy these days, one of the smartest things you can do is cut back and keep your overhead low. It is also one of the dumbest things you can do. Let me explain: I would venture to say that back in the day,...

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A Change in Our EMEA Organisation
A blog post by Isabel Montesdeoca, Concur’s new Senior Vice President and General Manager for EMEA Today we announce a change in Concur’s EMEA organisation. As of this week, I will be taking over the role of Senior Vice President and General...

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A Round-up of Top Business Travel Stories of 2011
Before we clink the champagne flutes to welcome 2012, we thought it would be nice to take a trip down memory lane and look at some of the stories that affected the business travel industry most in 2011: How nickels and dimes add up to $22.6B. A...

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Cloud-based Accounting Offers Challenges, but Big Rewards
Accounting technology pioneer Doug Sleeter outlines the steps for getting there Moving the accounting profession away from its manual financial systems and onto computers in the 1980s and '90s was a monumental task. Doug Sleeter, co-founder of the...

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Tips for the Self-employed to Find Customers
When I was in law school, I took a class on how to start a law practice because already back then I had an inkling that working for others wouldn’t work for me. One day, our instructor invited a local lawyer, a very successful solo practitioner,...

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Find Your Solution at Fusion 2012's Connector Showcase
What one person can imagine, another can make real. It’s how innovations come to life. It’s also the basis for how our Concur Connect Platform works. At Concur, we recognize we can’t build a solution for every challenge we come across. But we can...

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Hands-On Product Training Happening at Fusion
With all the training videos, tablet tutorials and even “podcasts for dummies,” there’s one learning tool all the technology in the world lacks: a human touch.At Fusion, we know not everyone learns our products at the same speed or style. That’s...

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Why Should Small Businesses Tweet?
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I wrote a column for USA TODAY that essentially told small businesses to ignore Twitter. Not a few people damned me for my ignorance. I learned that you tell people to ignore Twitter at your own peril.In...

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A Whole New World: How to Travel in Emerging Markets
Business travelers unite! We know you’re on the road and always on the lookout for ways to make the most of your time. We’re on the hunt for the best business travel tips. How can you get through the JFK airport that much quicker? Or stay safe...

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Top Five Tips for Preventing Business Travel Burnout
Out on the road. Up in the air. Down in the trenches. And out of commission.For road warriors who consistently travel several times per week, per month or per year to get the job done, business travel can be taxing both personally and...

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Faster, Faster! It's Official: Technology Speeds up Business Travel
Are business travellers using technology to improve their travel experience? Absolutely! When we asked 1,024 rail or air business travellers in Great Britain what tools they use to make business travel less of a pain the benefits of technology...

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The Long Haul: Top Tips for Back-to-Back Business Travel Overseas
Thanks to globalization, our world may be getting smaller, but flights to business hotspots across Asia, the Americas and Europe have stayed the same: long.Leaving on a jet plane for two or three weeks – or more – to seal deals from Sydney to...

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Happening Hubs: What Not to Miss in Minneapolis
In today's mobile workplace, deal making and hand shaking may take you all over the world. So what's happening in travel hubs between business meetings and convention sessions? From major metropolises to unsung cities, we've got some advice for...

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The Social (Fusion) Network: Why It Rocks to Ride the Wave
Kelly Goodman is an Expense Management Specialist at the Florida Virtual School. Last year she Tweeted up a storm and won the 2012 Fusion Wave’s grand prize: free registration to this year’s Fusion in Las Vegas. Last year was my first time...

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Are Loyalty Programs Worth Your Time and Energy?
Do you feel like you’re spending a lot of money to maintain your loyalty program points and miles status lately? You’re not alone. With extra fees here, changing point values there and no such thing as a “free” trip anywhere, some business...

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T&E Software That's Useful, Usable and... Delightful?
It's safe to say that listening to a favorite song on your iPod can be delightful. Reading a book on a Kindle certainly is enjoyable. But is it really possible to put mundane tasks like entering expense reports or searching for travel in the same...

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You’ve Found Fraud in Your Company. Now What?
A few weeks ago, we heard a story from a small business owner who noticed that an employee was claiming 20 miles to travel a distance that the owner knew was really only 4 miles round trip from the office. Looking back on previous expense reports,...

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Concur Honored Again as Best Place to Work
Concur was named #6 among midsized companies in Seattle Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. In the midsize category (100-499 employees), 27 companies were selected based on the magazine’s set of criteria. Of those 27...

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Attendee Tracking for the Sunshine Act
The client lunch: a few appetizers, maybe a salad, most likely the pasta dish, and a lot of conversation about your shared business. How are things going? What will the future hold? And after all is said and done, the receipt comes and is quickly...

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The Importance of Professionalism
I am in the process of hiring a firm for a big project my business is undertaking. While the project is not altogether new, the actual process of hiring some experts to help us with it is, and as such I am getting a new perspective on how some...

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7 Steps to Starting a New Business in 2012
This is part 1 of 2. As the year winds down, all sorts of things compete for people’s attention – the holidays, time off, sales (if yours is a seasonal business) and plans for the New Year tend to top the list.And for not a few people, especially...

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Announcing Concurforce
The arrival of the Information Age means that we have the luxury of information at our fingertips. Anything we want to know or to share, can be done with a quick click. The acceleration of technology continues to challenge how we handle and manage...

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International Travel for the Small Business Owner: Five Tips That Will Make...
With today’s reliance on technology and increased state of security awareness, international travel brings its own set of challenges. Furthermore, American electronics often won’t work on international power outlets and location-based websites...

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Hotels Use Technology to Appeal to Business Travelers
I don’t know about you, but whenever I check into a hotel, I always wonder why they still bother with a bedside phone. None of us has used it for anything except dialing the front desk in about twenty years. Still, the hotel has to give us...

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Holiday Rush: 6 Tips to Get Through the “Busiest Expense Day”
At our accounting firm, we actually embrace and conquer the “Busiest Expense Day” and help our clients to do exactly that, too. A big part of our success comes from automating and streamlining the expensing process to prevent loss and maintain...

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A Conference to Remember: Top Takeaways from Concur Fusion
For me, Fusion is all about sharing knowledge, networking and connecting with my Concur contacts. I’ve attended Fusion for three out of the last four years, and the event is always memorable for me for a few different reasons. Industry insight I...

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Take the Guess Work out of the T&E Budget Game
The element of surprise is great when it comes to birthday parties and April Fool's Day pranks, but when trying to carefully manage a budget-and travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses in particular-no one likes to be caught off guard. As your...

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Fusion 2013: Highlights from Day One
It’s official… Fusion 2013 has kicked off. And what a kick off it’s been! We’ve got the photos to prove it.This year marks our 10th year of our annual client conference. And every year it’s been getting bigger and better.In fact, over 1800 people...

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Here's What You Need to Know about Tax Code Changes
It’s that time of year again – March Madness? Well, yes, but that’s not what I’m talking about. It’s also tax season. And while taxes may not be as much fun as basketball, they are more important. This year especially. There are some big changes...

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What’s the Best Word for Small Business?
I have a pal who sells advertising on golf courses. You have probably seen those ads, most of us have – real estate agents pitching their services on placards on the tee box, bench ads for restaurants, the little boxy coupons in the score sheet. I...

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What It Takes to Build a Great and Enduring Company
The website Mixergy is on a mission to share the stories of entrepreneurs and how they got to where they are today. So when Mixergy founder Andrew Warner invited Concur President and COO Rajeev Singh to take part, the result was an hour of insight...

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How Can Audits Help Prevent Fraud?
Thanks to the IRS, when people hear the word “audit” they tend to get sweaty palms and their heart rate goes up, fearing the taxmen might be on their way. But in reality, for a business, audits can help you understand how your company spends its...

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Concur Hits the Road with the Small Business Tour
Concur has been chosen to participate in the Small Business Tour 2012, a series of events for small business owners to learn about the latest technologies available to run a thriving small business in today’s economy. Concur was selected for the...

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Eliminate Sunshine Act Guesswork
We’ve heard from pharmaceutical and medical supply clients that reporting the right information for the Sunshine Act is a top priority. Yet the federal government has continued to change the reporting requirements. With the approach of January 1,...

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Quick Reimbursement for Small Business Expenses
Employees at small businesses are the epitome of the phrase “jack of all trades,” only with the spin that they are actually usually masters of not just one, but all the activities that take place in the business. From handling orders and working...

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Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Incorporate Your Business
When someone starts a business, he or she almost always begins the venture as a sole proprietorship, legally speaking. It is not hard to understand why that is: A sole proprietorship is the easiest, quickest, and least expensive way to get...

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Roam Around the World: How to Use a Mobile Device Overseas
For anyone who has ever been out of a local “service area” for most major mobile carriers, roaming charges can be a rude awakening. Ninety-nine cents per minute here. An extra $1.99 per minute there. It all adds up. For international travelers,...

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Five Great Travel Tips from Five (+1) Busy Entrepreneurs
Traveling is an important part of doing business, with small business owners often jetting across the country on a weekly basis. Whether attending conferences or meeting with clients, an entrepreneur is apt to return from one trip on Friday, only...

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This Summer, Do the Opposite
Recently I was watching an old episode of Seinfeld and it occurred to me that George was really onto something when he pledged one day to “do the opposite.” You remember that episode, right? Something was going wrong in George’s life, as usual,...

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Employee Spotlight: Joe Martino
When Joe Martino isn’t coaching Concur Advisors and clients, he can be found on the baseball diamond, basketball court, football field or golf course, coaching kids. A five-year Concur veteran, Joe has worked more than 5,000 hours in community...

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The Best Practice: How Nexus IS Does Expense Reports
Want to know how your peers manage day-to-day challenges in travel and expense? Concur is sharing the best practice stories of its clients about everything from travel booking to policy enforcement. From the technology industry to the education...

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Millennial Mandate: How the Next Generation Will Change Business Travel
Get ready for Flip-Flop Fridays. By 2025, it’s predicted that three out of four of your colleagues will hail from the millennial generation, a group of collaborative idealists who love blue jeans, social networking, and most of all:...

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Travel Trend Update: Clearing the Air on Ancillary Fees
What once was free now has a fee - permanently. Ancillary fees added up to $36 billion in revenue for the global airline industry in 2011, with charges for baggage, preferred seating and an increasing number of other items that used to be included...

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Merry Miles: How to Give Your Loyalty Rewards to Charity
Here we are, in the height of the holiday rush, with all of the gluey fruitcakes and elfin carolers one season can muster. Business as usual is slowing down a bit to make time for family, friends and a dollop of charitable holiday giving. Most...

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3 Trends in Business Travel to Put a Smile on Your Face
If you open a newspaper or turn on the television, the world doesn’t always seem like the happiest place. Sure, there’s a lot of bad news coming out of business travel, but we’ve found some stories bound to cheer you up as you slog through TSA...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About QuickBooks
In light of our launch of the Concur Connector for QuickBooks - an integrated expense solution that pulls your Concur expense data into QuickBooks with one click - we’ve teamed up with QuickBooks expert and author Leslie Capachietti to provide...

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Find A Flexible Workspace
With today’s mobile technology, we now have the freedom to unchain ourselves from our desks. But, when you travel a ton for business, how do you find a quiet place to work? Here are our favorite tips for finding a flexible, quiet workspace while...

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GBTA Spotlight on Transformation: Tell Your Story
Creativity, innovation and passion surround us - in our workplaces and our industry. There are people everywhere who see opportunities where others see limits.You might be one of those forward-looking people yourself. If that’s you, we want to...

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Thank You to Administrative Assistants Everywhere
“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”-Author UnknownEvery company or organization has at least one of these top-performers in their midst....

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Make a Creative Vacation Policy for Your Small Business
I recently tried to get in touch with a colleague in France, only to discover that he is out of the office until August 29. In France, employees are guaranteed a minimum of 5 weeks of paid vacation a year.Here at home in the States, summer is...

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5 Things to Know Before Starting a Business
When someone you know gets the entrepreneurial bug, or if you catch it, you better watch out. Starting a business has plenty to be said for it of course, but one bad thing that can happen is that the entrepreneur “falls under the ether.” What I...

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Riots in the UK: Business Travellers Caught in the Middle
Readers in the UK will be very aware of the riots that took place across London and other major cities recently. The violence and speed with which it escalated, spreading across the capital and other parts of the country, was alarming. For those...

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6 Steps to Choosing a Great Business to Start
It’s no surprise that with so many people out of work, there’s been an increase in small business startups. But how do you start a small business if you’ve never done it before? It can’t be an impulsive move. It’s a matter of looking at what you...

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Concur Delighted to Achieve ICAEW Accreditation
EMEA’s General Manager, Isabel Montesdeoca, sent the following blog post about receiving the valuable accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. We are pleased to announce we are the first company in our...

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Employee Spotlight: Blake Yonago Enjoys Helping Customers Get Their Time Back
As a guy who enjoys meeting new people, Blake Yonago seems to have found an ideal niche at Concur. “Every day is different, which makes Concur so appealing,” he says. Blake has been with the company more than three years. He’s a Regional Sales...

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Stay Safe and Healthy on the Road: Business Traveler Spotlight on Jennifer...
Business travelers unite! We know you’re on the road and always on the lookout for ways to make the most of your time. We’re on the hunt for the best business travel tips. How can you get through the JFK airport that much quicker? Or stay in shape...

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Small Business Tweeting: How-to's and Not-to's
In my last blog, I discussed the many reasons why small businesses should embrace Twitter and make it part of their marketing mix. This is a piece of advice I have been giving small business people for a while now and inevitably one of the follow...

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How to Survive London as a Business Traveller: Top Olympics Travel Tips
Many business travellers out there already know that London is the most visited city for international business travel - you’ve been flying there a lot (according to the Concur T&E Spend Report). The Olympic Games take place from 24 July...

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Sky High Wi-Fi with Gogo: Taking Productivity to a New Level
Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a plane with Gogo Wi-Fi access! Any of you out there stuck on a flight across the country know how long a flight can feel when you’re staring out at the clouds or flipping through the same...

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The Best Practice: Lumension Security on Expense Reports
Want to know how your peers manage day-to-day challenges in travel and expense? Concur is sharing the best practice stories of its clients about everything from travel booking to policy enforcement. From the technology industry to the education...

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The Half-Day Holiday: London
A long layover, a short business meeting or a few unexpected hours of free time could equal an opportunity to answer emails or upload your expense report. But who wants to work when there's a world of cultural curiosities outside your door?...

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Disaster Recovery and Your Small Business
The images on the east coast from Superstorm Sandy are of course heartbreaking, but they should also serve as a reminder to small businesses that disasters happen, natural and otherwise. Consider all of ways that some external thing can interrupt,...

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How Do Fusion and the Holiday Season Connect?
Registering for Fusion might not be on the top of your to-do list right now. After all, there is so much going on, what with the busiest expense time of the year; not to mention the holiday parties, the time off requests, and the ugly sweater...

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3 Tips for Managing Millennial Business Travelers
There's a new generation entering the workforce and they bring with them an unprecedented set of needs and expectations when it comes to business travel.Labeled "Millennials," "Generation Y," and sometimes "Generation Y-Not?" for their proclivity...

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How to Successfully Communicate Your Expense Policy
In my last blog I mentioned how an old client of mine ended up losing his business because of a fraud scheme that ran into the six-figures. He was shocked because he thought that he was running a great business with people whom he could trust. And...

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Join Concur in Supporting Relief Efforts in Japan
The earthquake and tsunami in Japan left many of us speechless and overwhelmed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, we’ve checked in with our teams who were traveling at the time and discovered, with great relief, that they are fine. We’ve also been...

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2 Tips for Writing Your Corporate Expense Policy
Early on in my career, I once heard an HR person say, “You know our employees don’t steal.”  Okay…. I also heard another HR rep say, “Our people want to do the right thing. They just have to be taught ‘the how to.’ ” I would like to say HR rep...

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Bottom Line: React to Expense Fraud Right Away
I once represented a woman who owned three restaurants and who almost lost her entire business because she reacted too slowly to what was clearly, to me, fraud. But she was blinded by loyalty. She came to me because one restaurant in particular...

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Concur Advisor Program Connects Accounting Professionals with Clients
Most CPAs and tax professionals can tell horror stories of clients bringing in boxes of spreadsheet-based reports—reports covered in staples and tape. Once their hearts start to beat again, they expertly eye those stacks of paper with an estimate...

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The Integration of Concur Expense with TripIt: Making Business Travel Even...
It’s so easy to sing the glories of business travel. It’s great for so many reasons: a chance to personally connect with coworkers, learn new tools and techniques at conferences, meet with clients on the road. And then again, there’s the other...

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Putting Our Trust in TSA's Trusted Traveler?
The United States Transportation Security Administration formally announced its pilot of a “Trusted Traveler” program in June. For frequent travelers, it can't happen soon enough.Trusted Traveler, Registered Traveler, CLEAR Pass, iQueue… no matter...

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Market Volatility: What’s the View from the C-Suite?
The downgrade of the U.S. credit rating late last Friday, as well as the ongoing debate over the debt ceiling and the European debt crisis, rocked the markets on Monday. As global markets continue to exhibit a great deal of uncertainty, investors...

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Mobile Flight Booking: Native App vs. Mobile Website
The face-off has officially begun. Concur announced last week that it will unveil mobile flight booking capability for its mobile travel and expense tool. It's a first in the industry in that the functionality is offered via device-specific native...

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Keeping It in Perspective: Business Travel Tips
Business travelers unite! We know you’re on the road and always on the lookout for ways to make the most of your time. We’re on the hunt for the best business travel tips. How can you get through the JFK airport that much quicker? Or stay in shape...

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Reflections on 10 Years in the Travel Industry Since 9/11
In 2001, I was just a year-and-a-half into what would ultimately become my career as a travel industry journalist. I worked in New York City, as I still do, but despite the fact that it was my job to understand and report on multitudes of domestic...

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At Concur, Innovative is Our Middle Name
Last week, Forbes announced their list of the world’s most innovative growth companies. Who made it to the top of their list? Concur. We couldn’t be more thrilled or honored. What does innovative mean? For Concur, it means being out there making...

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What Matters Now in Corporate Travel 2012: Part I
Happy New Year, business travel pros! In this two-part blog, I'll take a look at the travel management issues I identified last year as having a critical effect on the industry (part one); then we'll turn the lens on 2012 (part two) to see how...

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Regulation Round Up: The Latest News in Business Travel
Some big changes are happening around the world in travel regulations. January is a busy month for lawmakers and agencies enforcing new legislation intended to protect consumers and provide more transparency in the air and on the ground.Concur has...

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What’s the ETA on Booking Flights from Your Mobile? It’s Already Here.
What on earth did we do before mobile technology? The days of booking travel weeks in advance, collecting paper receipts and filling out expense reports belong in the Stone Age. Today Concur is moving users into the Digital Age at a...

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Fuel Costs Will Alter Road Warriors Behavior
You’ve seen the signs - $3, $3.50, $4… and counting! Gas prices, no matter where you look, have become downright expensive with little sign of relief. But for business travel, the fluctuating cost of a gallon of fuel goes mostly unnoticed, or at...

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Celebrate National Small Business Week with Concur
Happy National Small Business Week! This week, small businesses from across the country will gather in Washington DC to recognize the incredible impact American entrepreneurs are making on the revitalization of our economy. After all, two out of...

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The B Word
People start their own business for all sorts of reasons - freedom, passion, boredom - you name it. But one reason that I have never seen is that they like budgeting . . . well, unless that person is an accountant, but you get the idea. The fact...

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7 Ways to Be More Productive at the Airport
Long delays at the airport can be frustrating, but they don’t have to be. With a laptop or tablet, a cell phone, and a mobile printer, you can run your business directly from the gate. At the very least, you will be able to respond to e-mails and...

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Want More from Your Software? You Just Need to Know Where to Look
While doing research for this piece, I ran across an article on how to get the most out of your new iPhone. As I had recently lost my old one and got an iPhone 4S with Siri as a replacement, the article struck a chord. As I read it, I realized...

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Etiquette in Asia: How to Navigate Business Meetings
Wondering when to bow, when to avoid eye contact and when to clink glasses in Asia? The geography of doing business has centered in Asia for decades, but travelers still struggle with etiquette in many business hotspots where traditions run deep....

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Business for Pleasure: The Extended Personal Business Trip
Remember when a business trip meant getting there and back as quickly as possible? Well, things have certainly changed. Now, business travelers are taking advantage of their travel opportunities and extending their business trips. That’s right,...

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Navigating a Missed Connection: How It Affects Your Travel Policy
For anyone who has ever missed a connecting flight, it’s a sinking feeling. After all the planning, booking and packing, there are times when business travelers arrive in a connecting city - and don’t take off again as planned. “It’s definitely...

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Speedier Service: Global Entry Program Flies You Through TSA Lines
If you’re looking to speed through security on your next business trip, the U.S. government has implemented a few ideas that could save you time, paperwork and stress - and, you can keep your shoes on.U.S. Customs and Border Protection implemented...

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The Best Practice: How PMI Mortgage Encourages Policy Compliance
Want to know how your peers manage day-to-day challenges in travel and expense? Concur is sharing the best practice stories of its clients about everything from travel booking to policy enforcement. From the technology industry to the education...

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Concur Has Your Back: Preventing Fraud
As an expert in travel and expense management, we talk to many companies and hear our share of stories about fraud. Overwhelmingly, the majority of employees are doing the “right” thing when it comes to submitting their expenses for reimbursement....

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How You Can Use Apps for Your Small Business
What is the hottest trend in business today? If you said Facebook and social media, you would be wrong. The answer is the use of smartphone apps by business. Using apps in your business and creating apps for your business has never been easier. In...

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Business Travel Tips from a Seasoned Traveler
Business travelers unite! We know you’re on the road and always on the lookout for ways to make the most of your time. We’re on the hunt for the best business travel tips. How can you get through the JFK airport that much quicker? Or stay in shape...

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The Joys (and Perils) of Technology
Recently, I was writing the third edition of my book, The Small Business Bible. The last time I wrote it was in 2007, and when my editor asked me last year if I had anything new to add to the book - if there was in fact a need for a third edition...

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Top Year-End Small Business Tips
With the year winding down, right now is a great time for small businesses to take stock, assess (or reassess) where things are, and make some plans for next year. Here then are my top tips for ending the year on the right note and getting ready...

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To You and Yours This Holiday, from Concur
Here's wishing you and yours a magical, healthy, and wonderful holiday season.Concur will be closed on Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th so that we can enjoy the holidays with our friends and family. We’ll return again on Tuesday the...

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Jump on the Social Media Bandwagon in 2012
I remember when blogs were new. I didn’t like them and didn’t think they would last. “The CB radio of our time,” I thought.OK, got that one wrong.The point is, better late than never, eh? The same is true for social media. While it obviously is...

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Is Fusion All Learning and No Play? No Way
Most people know about 10% of a software program’s entire capabilities. Whether or not that’s an accurate figure (75% of statistics are made up on the fly), most people would agree that they’d love the time and opportunity to learn more about...

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How to Deal with the Speed of Change in Business Today
When I first wrote The Small Business Bible in 2003, I didn’t mention social media even once, because social media didn’t exist back then. When I wrote the second edition in 2007, I did mention social media (one site, MySpace - !) but it was...

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Ice, Ice Breaker: Top Tips for Networking at Conferences
Industry conferences usually start with a crowded ballroom brimming with colleagues dressed in their finest business casual togs, drinks in hand, plastic name badges swinging in the air conditioned breeze and a cacophony of shoptalk rising to the...

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Sneak Peek at Concur’s New Free On-the-Go, In-the-Know Expense Tracker
No one likes doing expense reports. Here at Concur, we know that we can’t change that fact of life but we can make it much more tolerable. That’s why today at the Finovate Conference in San Francisco, we’re excited to give a sneak peek at an...

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Employee Spotlight: Teresa Kearney
Teresa Kearney is a woman who is not afraid to get her hands dirty. She loves the nitty-gritty of her job as a Program Manager for Concur. Often, she serves as a liaison between R&D and an array of groups: Implementation, Sales, Clients,...

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Post-conference Tips: What to Do with What You’ve Learned
Conferences can be great opportunities to learn more about products, identify industry trends and network with colleagues. After hours of sessions, speeches and trainings, you’re headed back to the office with a head full of facts and a pocket...

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Hot for Accounting: We’re Gearing Up for a Summer Road Trip
This summer, Concuris proud to sponsor and be a part of the Sleeter Group Small Business Technology Road Show! The Sleeter Group is taking a class act of software solution leaders to help small businesses all across America take advantage of the...

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Security 101: Mobile Security Tips for the Frequent Traveler
The cost of a stolen laptop, smartphone, or tablet goes far beyond the price your small business will pay to replace it. The true cost comes with the cost of the compromised data on that laptop. Security expert Rob Humphrey writes on his blog,...

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Survey Says – You Are Probably Not Taking a Vacation This Summer
A couple of surveys I ran across recently indicate something that is disappointing, but probably not surprising: An increasing number of small business owners are opting to not take time off right now. And that is sad, for so many reasons, not the...

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Concur Study Reveals Most Stressful Airports in the U.S.
With the holidays just around the corner, airports across the country will soon enter the busiest travel period of the year. A new survey* from Concur reveals the most stressful airports across the country: topping the list is Chicago O’Hare,...

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Top 4 Ways to Soothe Stress at the Airport
Regardless of where you travel this holiday season, chances are that if it’s through a U.S. airport, you’re bound to feel some stress. To help you dash through these airports during the upcoming holiday we have a few tried and true tips designed...

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How I fell in love with TripIt
In the past two months, two different parts of my life collided, and TripIt came to the rescue. I have been working with my friends here at Concur for a few years and know and love their expense management software and app. Indeed, I have used it...

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Casting Predictions Aside: Most Popular Concur Blog Posts in 2012
We all know what didn’t happen according to the Mayans this year - thank goodness the world is still spinning. But Mayan predictions aside, jetpacks still haven’t taken off. Flying cars are nowhere to be seen. Transporters haven’t shown up. And...

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Smarts to Share? Nominate Your Company for Concur Star Award
Calling all innovators! If you’ve got some secrets to spill on how Concur has revolutionized your company’s travel and expense management, we want to hear about it - and so do your peers. We’re taking the time to recognize our clients’ best...

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E-Commerce Made Easy for Small Business
What if I told you that there was a part of our economy that was growing at a double-digit clip every year the past few years? And what if I further told you that you could get into it for little or no money? Well there is and you can. It’s called...

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The No.1 Mistake Businesses Make When Writing Headlines
Did that headline catch your attention? If I did my job right, it did. Headline writing is one of those additional new things that small business people need to master these days, along with, among other things, SEO, mobile management, and...

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The Age Of The Small Business Has Arrived
This is, without a doubt, the greatest time ever - and I mean ever in the entire course of human history - to start, own, run, and grow a small business. Hyperbole? No. fact. The age of the small business has arrived. In the last 30 years or so,...

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An “Airline Bundle” of Joy? How Airlines Are Reorganizing Business Travel Fees
Want extra legroom? And Wi-Fi? And a flight change fee waiver? There’s a bundle for that.One creative way airlines are pricing their services these days involves an airline bundle - not necessarily of joy, but rather a group of add-ons that would...

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Claim This, Not That: A Guide on Business Travel Deductions
April 15th is ancient history in our busy business world, but the new tax season is upon us and we’re already thinking about the travel expenses worth claiming for 2013. The Internal Revenue Service has strict rules on what it considers...

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How to Easily Manage Your International Travel Documents
International travel can be a grand adventure, all right. But managing all the required documents and visas can make even the most seasoned business traveler feel out of their element. Visa guidelines are often buried somewhere and can be easily...

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What Did Popchips Do to Make Happy Employees?
Ketih Belling started Popchips in 2007 and immediately caught the attention of snack lovers throughout the country with those healthy snacking chips. (We dare you to try a bag and see how long it takes until it’s empty… it won’t take long.)...

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Making Global Deployment Easy: Fusion 2012
Whether it’s email, teleconferencing, accounting, expense reporting or business travel, companies want to ensure their employees have the tools they need to do their best work. And as a company grows into new markets and new locations, making...

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5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Website
So I spent the weekend cleaning out the garage and pulling weeds, how about you? I know that my brother got his car serviced, and my wife cleaned out a closet (part of her nefarious plan to get me to do the weeding, no doubt!). Yes indeed, spring...

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Move Your Expense Reports to the Cloud
No matter where you are, the time and money lost to manually processing expense reports can really add up. A few weeks ago, Mike Eberhard, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Concur, shared exactly that when he sat down with Brooke...

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The Right Tools Take the Hassle out of Business Travel
Nothing compares to meeting people face-to-face. Sure, email can be direct and fast, but it’s not exactly known for its ability to tell a joke, or to relate subtleties and complexities. The telephone might be fine for occasional check-ins with...

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Creating a Recipe for Business Success
I once knew a guy named Jim who wanted to open a vintage clothing store. Although he had studied clothing design, he knew little about business, but that did not deter him, and off he want on his entrepreneurial (ad)venture. At first, he stumbled,...

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We Spend, Therefore We Are
Nothing tells us quite as much about ourselves as how we choose to spend our money. The woman walking her poodle with a diamond-studded leash or the man driving his tricked out truck with chrome-everything need not say another word to help us...

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Resolve to Make Expense Management Easier in 2012
While Dick Clark was busy dropping that bedazzled mirror ball on yet another year, some of Concur’s clients were toasting resolutions designed to make their expense management easier in the New Year.January is the perfect opportunity to reflect on...

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The Mobile Office: When Does a Good Thing Become a Bad Thing?
There is no doubt we are living through a revolutionary technological time that is changing the way people work. More and more, business people are becoming untethered - untethered to their desktop and desktop computer, untethered to the office,...

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Small Business and the Election of 2012
Small businesses know better than most what kinds of contributions they make to the American economy. And it seems like every four years during election season the spotlight shines again on small business as the candidates debate and discuss what...

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Konnichiwa! Concur Unveils Enhanced Features for Japan
Not every company has the exact same corporate policy when it comes to expenses and business travel, so why would countries be any different? Take for instance the need to read IC cards (smart cards) in Japanese. Or the need to provide rail...

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Crazy for Cognos? Most Popular Fusion Session Returns for 2012
What happens when you get a bunch of report writers together in a small room to talk shop? At Fusion 2011, the result was a standing room-only crowd of enthusiastic data wielders, eager to learn more. In one of our most popular sessions last year...

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Dude… Where’s My Bag? How to Get an ETA on Your Lost Luggage
Not every business traveler racks up air miles, speeds through customs with panache or spends months on the road. In fact, many of us travel casually - once or twice a year for work. No gold status. No upgrade vouchers. Just a carry-on, a ticket...

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What Makes the Difference Between the Best and Worst Job Ever?
The worst job I ever had also happened to be the one that paid me the most. Coincidence? I think not.While creating a place where people want to work - where they give their best and are committed to the cause - requires so much more than a good...

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The Half-Day Holiday: London
A long layover, a short business meeting or a few unexpected hours of free time could equal an opportunity to answer emails or upload your expense report. But who wants to work when there’s a world of cultural curiosities outside your door?...

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Small Businesses, Get Blogging! It's Better Late Than Never
It took me a long time to get published - I mean a real long time. Years. A decade maybe. Long story short: After I got my Masters from Claremont McKenna, I wasn’t prepared to go get some 9 to 5 job at some big company (foreshadowing my later...

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New Year, New Rules: How 2013 Will Change Your Travel Expense Policy
Now that the party hats are put away, it’s time for the ball to drop on a few New Year regulations affecting business travel and travel expense management. Governments in the United States and Europe have been talking about everything from...

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Does Your Small Business Have a Mobile Video Strategy?
Mobile video consumption is on the rise, with more people each year choosing to at least occasionally watch a video on a mobile device. The future popularity of mobile video can be best illustrated by the continued explosion of both mobile use and...

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Business Travel Transformed: Download the Free e-Book
Welcome to the Social Era, where smart enhancements in technology have brought business travel from the era of the spreadsheet to the digital receipt. Thanks to the changes in technology, our workplace has transformed too. Travel and expense...

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Emcee Insight: What to Expect at This Year’s Fusion
Adam Harris is the Director of Business Development at Concur. In 2012, he debuted as emcee of Fusion, our annual client conference. And he’s rocking the mic again next month for Fusion 2013 in Las Vegas! Last year, on the balcony of the John...

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Tech Solutions to Help You Stay Fit in 2015
It’s 2015 and most of us have at least one New Year’s resolution related to exercising more or eating healthier. Before you give up, consider how technology can help you keep your resolution—especially if you’re a business traveler. Back in 2013,...

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Driving Cultural Change: People, Policy and Compliance
This content is beingre-purposedfrom ourUK blogwhere it was originally posted on January 2, 2013. We thought our US readers would benefit from these great ideas as well.Are employees making decisions based on the prevailing culture of your...

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New to Business Travel? Top 5 Tips for Rookie Road Warriors
When you’re the new kid on the business travel block, sometimes the learning curve can be pretty steep. With a new job, making a few mistakes is inevitable. But in business travel, sloppy spending can cost you - and your company - a lot of...

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Attention First-Class Fliers: Airlines Want to Woo You
If priority boarding and custom-made cocktails aren’t incentive enough to fly first-class, airlines are now investing in luxuries to attract the biggest share of high-flying customers - including business travelers.Premium-class passengers now...

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Top 5 Lessons Learned From Small Business Week
During National Small Business Week last week, we featured tips and tricks to help any business, from just a handful our small business clients - after all an essential part of growing any business is great advice! Here are the top tips we learned...

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Is Your Back Office Behind the Times? 5 Things to Check
Businesses have made great strides in recent years in adapting new technologies. Owners wield iPads and smartphones as they rush from meeting to meeting. Cloud-based technologies like Salesforce and Skype have given business owners the ability to...

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Is Your Corporate Travel Program Leaking?
In spite of the Herculean efforts of travel managers to develop the best travel program possible for their company, employees can stray away. They sometimes book outside of their company’s traditional channels like online booking tools and travel...

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Secrets Revealed! What the Expense IQ Report Can Tell You
On which line items do road warriors spend more? If they’re working for a small business, all of them.Concur recently partnered with IDC to create the third annual Concur Expense IQ Report, an exclusive analysis of the T&E spend from more than...

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A Dozen Great Books for Your Summer Reading List
Ah summer, time for BBQs, block parties and the perfect opportunity to catch up on your reading list. After all, who doesn’t look forward to relaxing on the beach with cold drink and time to lose yourself in a good book? Here at Concur, we set out...

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Passion Comes First: National Small Business Week Highlight on Keynote Systems
Welcome to the first day of Small Business Week, where we give a huge shout out to all of the wonderful small business owners and employees, plus highlight valuable advice from a few of our Concur small business community members. To kick off the...

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Automation – The Key to Resource Management
Today, more than half of all Americans either own or work for a small business. Plus, two out of every three jobs created in the U.S. are for a small or mid-sized business. With such a growing, competitive market, it's hard to deny you're fighting...

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Forget Minor Setbacks: National Small Business Week Highlight on Folio Wine
This post is part of our National Small Business Week celebration series where we spotlight some of the small businesses around the U.S. and find out their productivity and efficiency tips. Many of us might relate to Chris Millich’s story of how...

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My Summer Internship — Developing Skills to Help My NPO
This entry is part of our Summer Internship series at Concur. Our Summer Interns are more than just interns; they are part of our Concur family. So, here are a few of their stories about what they learned while working here at Concur.I remember...

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7 Tips for Travel, Time and Expense Reporting
Client billing for time and expense reporting can be cumbersome – it’s time to make it simpler. Here are seven tips to help you do just that. 1. Put your employees first The processes and tools you put in place, such as an online time tracker, for...

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How to Put Your Business Travel on a Budget
It used to be that business travel was the domain of first class flights, top-tier hotels, five-star restaurants and lavish spending accounts. Although there are still companies where that’s the norm, many businesses have cut back considerably in...

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Having a Ball: National Small Business Week Highlight on United States Tennis...
This post is part of our National Small Business Week celebration series where we spotlight some of the small businesses around the U.S. and find out their productivity and efficiency tips. Today, during our celebration of National Small Business...

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Most Business Owners Feel U.S. is a Great Place to Start a Small Business
Sixty-three percent of business owners feel America is a great place to start a small business, according to a recent survey by CNN Money. The survey, which polled 50,000 American small business owners on the state of small business in America...

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Is Multi-state Travel Putting Your Company At Risk?
This post was written by Ramon Tavares from Blackspark. Are you tracking your travelers? The tax-man is, and many companies are unaware that they are putting themselves at risk under his watchful eyes. There are U.S. tax consequences when...

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Celebrate National Small Business Week
Here at Concur, we’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our nation’s small businesses, who are not only the backbone of our local economies, they also shape our communities, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation,...

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TSA Trends: Nixing Knives and “Nude” Scanners
The busy summer travel season has barely started, but TSA has already had a hectic few weeks.First, it swapped out all of its controversial full-body scanners, which critics alleged took images that left little to the imagination. Then it reversed...

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Expanding Your Small Business — Is It The Right Time?
A small business generally starts out in the home office of its founder or in a small storefront location, moving to a larger space as it grows. But over time, many businesses find that they can grow by adding locations in other areas. Whether...

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Zombies Need Not Apply: 7 Tips for Employee Engagement
Zombies are real. In fact, some small businesses have a large contingent of zombies on the payroll. They’re not the flesh eating variety. No, these zombies gnaw away at productivity, innovation and morale. Zombie infestation is an all-too-real...

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Open Payments, a.k.a. The Sunshine Act, Is In Effect — Are You Prepared?
Edited as of December 2013 to reflect the Sunshine Act's new name, Open Payments. Is your small business fully prepared for Open Payments, formerly known as The Physician Payments Sunshine Act?As of August 1, 2013, all medical manufacturers are...

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You Can’t Manage What You Can’t Measure: The Need for Time and Expense...
This post was originally published on the Replicon blog by Vivek Gopalpuria and is republished with permission.These are difficult times, and organizations need innovative measures to stay relevant. We have just emerged from a double-dip recession...

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Top 5 Ways to Survive Summer Business Travel
The kids are out of school. The sun is out of hiding. And everyone seems to be packing the airports, roads and hotels to start their vacations – in fact, this summer’s travel season is predicted to be the largest in the U.S. since 2008.As a...

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Bottom Line Boost: Reports Say Business Travel Builds Revenue
The link between business travel and the bottom line just got stronger.New reports show that dollars invested in business travel are equating higher profits. It’s part of the positive cash flow that has been restoring investor confidence in the...

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GBTA Spotlight on Transformation: Salesforce.com Soars with Social Travel...
Who's the best person to answer questions like "What's the best hotel within company guidelines in Dubai?" or "Should I take a shuttle or taxi from Heathrow?" Someone who's been there and done that, that's who. The frequent travelers at...

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Negotiate Better Costs For Your Small Business
Having been a lawyer in a previous life, negotiating is something that comes very naturally to me. A wise man once told me, “Everything is negotiable,” and I took that to heart,. So, I am always happy to see if I can get a better deal, and I find...

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Summer Interns — Not Just for Donuts and Coffee
This entry is part of our Summer Intern series at Concur. Our Summer Interns are more than just interns; they are part of our Concur family. So, here are a few of their stories about what they learned while working here at Concur.Hunting for an...

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3 Absurd Things Businesses Keep Doing
Technology has changed the way we do business today, especially with our business processes. But as the business world has shifted, not everything has shifted with it. Often we don’t even realize we’re still clinging to old methods until someone...

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Growing Pains: How to Keep Employees Happy While Growing
Congratulations! Thanks to your vision, hard work and small business management skills, your business is growing. Of course there is one other group you shouldn’t forget to thank - your trusted employees. Overall, your employees have been...

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Focus On the How and Now: National Small Business Week Highlight on Self-Help
This post is part of our National Small Business Week celebration series where we spotlight some of the small businesses around the U.S. and find out their productivity and efficiency tips. To conclude our National Small Business Week customer...

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Taming the Cost: Complexity of Password Proliferation
We all have them. I do, you do. Our mothers, cousins, friends and even sometimes to our discontent - our children have them. We just don’t talk about them and they silently pile up before we realize there’s a problem.I’m talking about the...

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My Summer Internship, Going Global
This entry is part of our Summer Intern series at Concur. Our Summer Interns are more than just interns; they are part of our Concur family. So, here are a few of their stories about what they learned while working here at Concur.Currently, I am...

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Getting Started: There's an API for That
Before you get started, it might help to explain how we got started developing APIs for Concur. Worldwide, 18,000 enterprises use our T&E solution. Our first development projects came from companies that wanted to build solutions for their...

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How to Gain Experience and Career Development As An Intern
This entry is part of our Summer Internship series at Concur. Our Summer Interns are more than just interns; they are part of our Concur family. So, here are a few of their stories about what they learned while working here at Concur.I never...

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My Summer Internship at TripIt — Setting The World on Fire
This entry is part of our Summer Intern series at Concur. Our Summer Interns are more than just interns; they are part of our Concur family. So, here are a few of their stories about what they learned while working here at Concur.At Gonzaga...

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Including Summer Interns in Your People Strategy
This entry is part of our Summer Intern series at Concur. Our Summer Interns are more than just interns; they are part of our Concur family. So, here are a few of their stories about what they learned while working here at Concur.Summer has...

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How To Maintain Business Momentum During Summer
Here’s a cautionary tale: I have a pal who used to own some very profitable and popular restaurants. The operative phrase you may have already noticed is, “used to own.” My friend built the place from the ground up. He started there as a busboy...

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5 Leadership Traits You Should Steal From the Man of Steel
Let’s face it. A speeding bullet will always be faster than you.A locomotive would destroy you.Wearing a cape would only make you run slower. That’s okay. There’s only one Superman and you’re not him. You’re human, just like the rest of us....

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Reducing the high cost of small business
Most people who own, or work at, a small business would not trade places with their big business cousins because there is much that small business people like about their situation: But, that said, big businesses have some advantages that, to be...

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Creating Expenses On the Go: Tips for the Busy Professional
Smartphones and tablets have enabled small business owners to be more mobile than ever, but with that mobility comes the ever-present challenge of keeping up with expenses. If you’re still stuffing receipts into the front pocket of your laptop...

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Smart Data: Maximize the ROI of Company Travel
Several years ago, in my previous life working for a global corporate travel agency, I was reading the transcript of a panel discussion from one of our client forums. I was struck by something I read there – one of those things that is so obvious...

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Be True to Yourself: National Small Business Week Highlight on Healthcare...
This post is part of our National Small Business Week celebration series where we spotlight some of the small businesses around the U.S. and share their productivity and efficiency tips. It is my pleasure to share small business advice from one of...

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Rethinking Your Vacation Policy
My last blog, "How to Maintain Business Momentum During Summer", got me thinking about business policies in general, especially a company's vacation policy. Many times, businesses go with the same-old-standard vacation policy without fully...

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Breaking Down $50 billion: Industry Insight with the Expense IQ Report
What’s the best way to negotiate better deals, evaluate providers and efficiently measure and benchmark travel and expense patterns for next year? Try taking a look at the industry’s spend trends from last year.In 2012, Concur clients spent more...

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How Mobile Technology Leads to Happier Employees and a Smarter Strategy
Mobile technology is the most effective way to make your employees productive. The less time employees spend searching for the right data or dealing with process, the more time they will spend directly impacting your company's bottom line. Think...

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My Summer Internship — Are We Having Fun Yet?
This entry is part of our Summer Internship series at Concur. Our Summer Interns are more than just interns; they are part of our Concur family. So, here are a few of their stories about what they learned while working here at Concur.You’ll hear...

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Fraud Prevention: Download the Free e-Book
Fighting fraud is a tricky topic, particularly when it comes to business travel. Sure, many employees don’t think twice about adding in a few extra expenses here and there. But expense report fraud actually accounts for 14.5 percent of all...

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How to Create a Business Travel Policy that Works for Everyone: 4 Quick Tips
Like corporate culture, travel policies can vary greatly from one business to the next. Your company’s approach to business travel may not work for others, and vice versa. There are, however, general guidelines you can follow when setting or...

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Increase Employee Productivity at Your Small Business with These 5 Tips
Think of the three best employees in your office. Go ahead and take a few seconds… Okay, now name the three most productive employees in your office. Again, take your time. Did the same people come to mind? Productivity is what separates those who...

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All About Open Booking: Download the Free e-Book
Welcome to Travel 2.0, the upgrade where smart enhancements in technology have changed business travel. In this new world of Travel 2.0, road warriors choose travel options that best suit their needs, sometimes out of policy and often out of the...

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How Cloud Business Apps Give You Super Powers
Okay, so cloud business apps won’t give you super powers, at least not yet. But when you go from expense tracking the old-school way to a do-anything-from-anywhere situation, you sure feel super about your new powers.Apparently there are plenty of...

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8 Ways to Get the Most Out of Concur Fusion 2014
It’s almost here! We’re just a few short days away from the 11th annual Concur Fusion event in the heart of New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. And this year we’re set to excite and inspire you with game-changing announcements,...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Six GBTA Speakers We Wouldn’t Want to Miss
It’s that time of year again! The smell of conference guides is in the air, and the Concur Social Media team is excited to report on this year’s GBTA conference. There are a few special sessions and speakers that we’re dying to see. We’ll be on...

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Travel & Expense Trends
How to set reasonable expectations for business travel ROI
Business is business – and travel is no exception. Companies should expect a return on investment for business travel, just as in other areas like sales or manufacturing. After all, as major software companies roll out expanded mobile capabilities...

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Who we are
Interns at Concur
Concur is investing in early talent in a big way! In 2016 we’ll be hosting over 185 Interns across multiple locations, departments and functions. Ensuring that weather you’re a code guru, marketing wizard or data fanatic, Concur has an opportunity...

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Newsroom
Efficient Business Process or Three-Ring Circus? Take the Expense Management...
At Concur, we've seen expense management in all its various forms. You've got your highly efficient processes, your not-quite-there-yet processes, and of course your completely clueless processes. The fun part is turning all the completely...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Ask A Travel Manager: Meals, Per Diem & Multi-Currency Credit Card Issues
This week we received a question in our Concur Client User Group (http://linkd.in/1qr8ES3) from Valerie who asked: “Our company has a small group (roughly 30) of employees that travel nearly 100% of the time all over the country. We are exploring...

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Travel & Expense Trends
12 Items on our SkyMall Holiday Wish List
The results are in! You voted and we took note. Here is a countdown of the top 12 items on our SkyMall Holiday Wish List as voted on by Concur’s social media communities. #12 Cabeau Evolution Travel Pillow The patented Evolution Pillow is the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Road Test: Trace at the LA Auto Show
Concur labs was spotted at the L.A. Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo as a finalist in Ford’s Developer Program with its newest innovation – Trace. During Ford’s Hackathon at CTIA in Las Vegas, we took a look at major pain points for Concur’s...

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Newsroom
The Top 3 Expense Management Challenges for Non-Profits
For industry outsiders, the non-profit industry conjures up thoughts of fundraising, volunteering, and doing good in the community. And that’s all true. But like their for-profit counterparts, non-profits also operate in the real world - a world...

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travel expense trends
Top Technology Tools to Improve Small Business Productivity
I don’t know how I could of ever lived without it. We’ve all thought it before. It’s a cool feeling - uncovering a new solution that makes your life easier. And when it comes to small business management, productivity is the name of the game. In...

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Newsroom
3 Expense Reporting Budget Burners and How to Fix Them
The emerging theme in the expense management industry is to truly understand spend. That includes a detailed knowledge of where it goes, what it returns and how to best budget for it. Then, it may surprise you to learn about the wide disparity in...

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Newsroom
What CFOs Need to Know Now about Expense Reporting
Theeconomyis starting to wake from its sleepy slumber. Thank goodness! As jobs start to become available and hiring picks up, so, too, do the number of clients that companies will have in locations distant from their own. What does this mean?...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Travel & Expense Management: Trends for the Future (Webinar)
Today’s organizations have a lot to think about when it comes to travel and expense management. Greater business intelligence, visibility, risk mitigation and the ability to adapt amid today’s mobile workforce are just a few considerations.Join us...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Concur Employee Profile: Denny Lee
Concur Start Date: 10/4/2013 Hometown: Seattle, WA Favorite Global Cities: Seattle, WA, USA; Taipei, Taiwan; Montréal, Canada Favorite Workweek Lunch: In San Francisco: RNG Lounge and La Mar. In Seattle: Salumi. I’m bit of a foodie. Pets: None…yet...

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Innovation Award Winner: Oribe Hair Care
Concur recently had an opportunity to sit down with Sid Katari, Oribe Hair Care CFO, to talk about why Concur is the right fit for Oribe’s finance and sales teams. When seeing the Concur product for the first time and learning that reimbursement...

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Steve Singh On Mad Money with Jim Cramer 8/5 - 4:30 PM EST
Join Steve Singh on CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 pm EST/1:30 pm PST.What: Steve Singh Interview – CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim CramerWhen: Tuesday, August 5 - 4:30 PM PST/1:30 pm PSTWhere: CNBC Join us on social media...

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Concur Employee Profile: Yolanda M. Davis, Software Design Engineer and Dr....
Name: Yolanda M. Davis Concur Start Date: February 24, 2014 Hometown: Living in Atlanta, GA but Originally From Baltimore, MD Favorite City in the World: So far? St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Favorite Workweek Lunch: Chipotle Pets: None, but I do...

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Trial by hire: Why this new trend could become the future of hiring
Bringing new employees on board is exciting, but it also comes with some risks. That’s why some business owners are jumping on a hiring trend called test driving – and it’s working. A recent New York Times article explored how companies hire...

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travel expense trends
Why Your Expense Management Strategy Should Be Capabilities-Driven
Cost-cutting initiatives are a cyclical phenomenon for most companies. Why? Because after the "appropriate" measures are taken, resource allocation policies remain the same. There's a smarter expense management strategy. Today, more companies are...

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travel expense trends
Why Leading SMBs Are Adopting a Results-Oriented, Mobile T&E Strategy
There are over six million SMBs in the U.S. alone (65 - 70 million worldwide), and in 2015, the SMB market is projected to cross the trillion dollar threshold in IT spending. That’s a lot of cabbage going toward computing. Specifically, SMBs are...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Need a ride? We can help.
At GBTA Europe last fall, Concur announced another partnership with the international car hire company Sixt, based in Germany. But if you’ve been paying close attention over the past several years you’ve noticed that Concur boasts an array or...

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Products in Action
Concur Invoice New Features: Streamline Expense Processing
There are business issues that every organization finds challenging. One of those issues is the need to gain insight into their spending.Many of Concur’s clients are benefiting from transparency on their spending through Concur Invoice. We’re...

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travel expense trends
This Just In: Concur for Windows Phone Is New and Improved!
We listened to suggestions from our Concur community and our research and development pros have been hard at work improving the Concur for Windows Phone 1.1 app, which is now available on the Windows Phone Store. We’ve kept the excellent features...

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travel expense trends
What Kind of Travel Manager Are You?
All hail the travel manager, the keeper of costs, the controller of compliance and the only person in the office who knows the good, the bad and the ugly of employee spending habits. The travel manager mindfully watches over road warriors as they...

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travel expense trends
How to Be a Happy Road Warrior
Having trouble finding your happy place on the road? For busy road warriors, personal happiness usually takes the back seat to making your flight or attending that meeting. But there are a few ways to bring joy back to business travel. Here are...

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travel expense trends
Technology Continues to Change the Way We Work
How would you feel about being tracked at any given time via an implanted microchip? It may sound like science fiction, but it’s already happening in ultra-secure workplaces, where the chip allows access to doors or other top-secret locations....

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travel expense trends
4 Ways to Overcome Resistance to New Ideas
Resistance in the workplace has an impact on more than morale; it also censors creativity, stalls innovation and blocks new ideas from making it to the boardroom, let alone the whiteboard.So how can you overcome resistance to new ideas?#1:...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Pet Peeves: 7 Things Your Employees Won’t Tell You They Hate
The 2nd week of October is national pet peeve week. So if you somehow forgot all those little things that make your blood boil, here’s a whole week dedicated to reminding you. Yay!And when it comes to pet peeves, what better place to start than...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Apps Our Partners Built and Concur APIs That Helped
We’re working to improve life on the road for business travelers, and we hear from clients and partners about tools and technologies that could help. See how these partners turned travel pain points into new, cool solutions—and which Concur APIs...

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travel expense trends
Fact or Fiction: People Still Do These Things at Work?
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” --Andy Warhol Assuming you own a smartphone - which is a fairly safe assumption these days - how long have you owned one? According to the innovation adoption...

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travel expense trends
Pssst! It’s Me, Your Expense Report, and I’ve Got Some Secrets to Tell You
Most secrets are better left as secrets. But when it comes to your expense reports, the facts can be seriously worth knowing. After all, an expense report with secrets is covertly impacting your bottom line. This is often the time of year when...

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travel expense trends
How to Be Ready for the March 31st Open Payment Deadline
If you are part of themedical manufacturing community, March 31stis a big day for you. Due to the Open Payments law, formally known as the Sunshine Act, reports of your spending from August 1, 2013 through end of December 2013 are due to Centers...

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Innovation
Concur & Airbnb: Bringing the Sharing Economy to Business Travelers
Yesterday Airbnb announced a partnership with Concur, just a few short months after Concur’s Tim MacDonald began discussing data indicating that use of Airbnb has become a trend among business travelers. With this partnership, the benefits of the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Jewel to Speak at Concur Fusion 2014
Jewel, the acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist, and daughter to an Alaskan cowboy singer-songwriter, will speak at Concur Fusion 2014 in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Friday, May...

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travel expense trends
How to Make Business Travel Less Painful
If you travel for business, you already know how stressful it can be. You’ve got strict deadlines, forms, rules, procedures, confirmations, check-ins, check-outs… and that’s not even counting the actual business you need to take care of. It’s even...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Find out how Pure Fishing serves over 10 countries with Concur
Last week, we featured the creative ways that our partner and Innovation Award Winner, Gant Travel Management, has improved the way they do business with Concur. This week, hear how Pure Fishing, Inc. uses Concur expense solutions to streamline...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Marooned: what to do when you’re stuck on the road
It’s a business traveler’s nightmare – you’ve completed a tough week abroad meeting clients or contacts, and you’re on the way to the airport to jet home. But all of a sudden your phone lights up with notifications from TripIt telling you your...

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travel expense trends
Productivity Tips: How to Avoid Technology Distractions
Recently, we had a chance to sit down with Rieva Lesonsky of SmallBizDaily for a quick coffee break webinar, Productivity Tips: Get Back to What Really Matters. As a small business expert, Rieva knows a thing or two about how to do more with less...

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travel expense trends
How Non-Profits Can Do More Good with Enhanced Expense Management
There are about 1.5 million registered non-profit organizations in the U.S. alone. And while we often refer to non-profits (and the good they achieve) collectively, the truth is that non-profit organizations compete with each other for talent,...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Listening is your key to happier, more productive employees
Your employees are a big part of what keeps your organization moving forward. Situated on the front lines of customer service and production, happy workers can save your company money, generate new ideas, and improve your reputation. On the flip...

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Who we are
How going green can save your business
What was once considered a trend or possibly a passing fad, “going green” is now an accepted and necessary part of managing a business. Bottom line cost savings represent some of the most apparent benefits, brought about by reducing energy costs,...

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Innovation
How CFOs can use big data
The demand for Big Data and Analytics (BDA) strategies, tools and skills continues to skyrocket. By the end of 2017, two-thirds of the CEOs of the G2000 will have digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategy and by 2018,...

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Who we are
Avoid the biggest LinkedIn mistake – kickstart your networking with these six...
LinkedIn is one of the most widely used social networks, with 330 million registered users. Many professionals log into LinkedIn on a daily basis and use it to stay in contact with old colleagues, learn new perspectives, identify sales targets,...

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Who we are
Concur nominated GeekWire's "Deal of the Year"
Every year GeekWire, a global technology news site located in Seattle, Washington, holds itsawards ceremony to recognize the most innovative people, companies and technology in the Pacific Northwest. The GeekWire awards contain thirteen categories...

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travel expense trends
How to Solve the Top 5 Travel and Expense Management Challenges
Clunky, error prone expense report forms, confusing travel policies and slow reimbursements are all major frustrations for your employees when it comes to travel and expense management. Not only are your employees frustrated, your company lacks...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Real Cost of Using a “Free” Expense Report Form
Is it outdated to use spreadsheets as expense report forms, and should you instead choose faster, more high-tech solutions?This was the premise of our recent blog post Fact or Fiction: People Still Do These Things at Work, and blog reader...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Are Loyalty Programs Losing Their Luster for Business Travelers?
What happened to loyalty love? A few months ago, we wrote about a new trend in business travel: road warriors who leave their loyalty programs in search of better bargains. Thanks to a new report by consulting firm Deloitte and Touche, that trend...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Small Business Week Canada — Insights with Lori Meakin of Cambridge...
Welcome to Small Business Week 2013 in Canada. We’d like to take this opportunity to give a huge shout out to all of the wonderful Canadian small business owners and employees who are strong, successful and social.After all, SMBs make up 98.9% of...

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Newsroom
How to Hone Your Negotiation Skills
Negotiation skills can be helpful in all walks of life, from making purchases to planning a trip. For corporate travel managers, however, good negotiation skills are critical. Armed with the ability to negotiate effectively, travel managers can...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Travel and Expense Integration: Quick Ways to Optimize the Process
Guest Post by Acquis Consulting When it comes to modern business and T&E, everyone talks about having an integrated travel and expense solution - but what goal is your company trying to achieve by integrating the two? Are you trying to make...

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travel expense trends
Infographic: Travel & Entertainment Expense Visibility
To be or not to beThat is the question that top executives are answering with real-time travel and entertainment expense visibility, enabling them to be more competitive in many regions. This infographic details the challenge, strategy and results...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Innovation Award Winner: Elizabeth Arden
Elizabeth Arden Builds an Integrated System with ConcurAs a part of our Innovation Award winner series, we’ve featured Oribe Hair Care and Getty Images. This week, we are proud to recognize another Innovation Award winner, Elizabeth Arden....

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Travel & Expense Trends
Cognizant Achieves 97% Policy Compliance
Over the course of several weeks, we’ve shared with you the stories of our Innovation Award winners, clients who have transformed the way they do business with Concur solutions. Last week, you heard from Elizabeth Arden. This week, we feature...

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travel expense trends
Make a Clean Break from Work Mode with These Work-Life Balance Tips
With Mother’s Day behind us and Father’s Day fast approaching - not to mention a fast-fleeting summer season that beckons - this is a time of year when many of us evaluate our work/life balance, or lack thereof. For today's professionals, work is...

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innovation
3 Examples of Gamification in the Workplace
Productivity metrics are at an all-time low in the U.S., with 70 percent of people in the current work force labeling themselves as “disengaged” or “actively disengaged” at work, according to a recent report from Gallup. To reverse these declining...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Gamifying Your Business
Gamification is changing the way we do business. Learn why companies are rethinking incentives and strategies for keeping employees engaged in the workplace.Gamification in the Workplace from Concur

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Travel & Expense Trends
What Can Hindsight Do for your Company’s Financial Health?
Remember the conference last year where you scored two big clients? How about the business trip that energized a flailing account? According to a study released by Stanford Professor Philip Zimbardo and MagnifyMoney’s Nick Clements, those memories...

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Travel & Expense Trends
International taxi services improve transportation experience for business...
Today, at our Paris roadshow event – Concur Fusion Exchange – we announced the addition of TaxisG7 to our growing list of ground transportation platform partners. Combined with Uber, Curb (formerly Taxi Magic), Addison Lee, Limos.com and others,...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Help Build Our SkyMall Holiday Wish List
At some point every business traveler has picked up SkyMall magazine and found that one-and-only, just-right, gotta-have-it thing. That thing you didn’t know you needed. Maybe it’s a thing your 8-year-old niece needs. No matter the thing, once...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Why Strategic T&E Integration is the Next Big Success Driver
Have you ever heard the phrase, what you can’t see can hurt you? With all of the mobile technology applications available today, as well as the increasing complexity of running a business, organizations today struggle with T&E visibility...

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Newsroom
Colonel Chris Hadfield to speak at Concur Fusion 2015
We’re excited to announce that Colonel Chris Hadfield will speak at Concur Fusion 2015 in San Francisco at the Moscone West Center on Friday, April 3, 2015. “Good morning, Earth.” That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield-writing on Twitter-woke up the...

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Business Travel
Business travel bags that amaze
There is no way to avoid the hassle of business travel. In order to meet with clients face-to-face or even to visit a world-famous site on vacation, we all put up with the long airport security lines and cramped airplanes. There are a couple of...

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travel expense trends
Back to School: 7 Small Business Management Tips to Take from Teachers
Who was your favorite teacher growing up? Mine was Mrs.France, my second grade teacher. Even though I was only six or seven years old, Mrs. France, along with the lessons she taught me, will forever be etched into my memory. Great teachers make...

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travel expense trends
What’s Up with Ground Transportation Trends
Ground transportation doesn’t grab as many headlines as the airlines do, but more business travelers have been opting for the open road instead of the closed cabin in recent years. So what’s trending for business travelers on the road and the...

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travel expense trends
Top 4 Mistakes Business Travelers Often Make
Business travel is all a big dance - and once in a while, road warriors are caught tapping with two left feet. Between booking flights, shuffling to the airport, finding the hotel - not to mention the actual work required once you reach your...

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travel expense trends
4 Non-Traditional Networking Tips for the Small Business Owner
Effective networking is integral to the success of any business and has become essential to small business management. But small business owners are bombarded with the same few networking tips. Attend community events, keep up with social media...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Make Corporate Travel Policies Easier for You and Your Employees
The corporate travel environment is changing faster than ever before.Technology is giving travelers more choice in booking travel and companies more choices in how they interact with the customers and off-site employees. However, travel remains...

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travel expense trends
Two Days, Two Types of Expense Tracking
How much of a difference does your expense tracking solution really make? To help you understand, let’s look at it from the perspective of an end user. Enter Stacy. Stacy is bona fide revenue driver. In this article, we follow Stacy’s activities...

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travel expense trends
Getting Cash Flow to Work: Know Where It Goes
No matter what business you are in, the old adage of "cash is king" always runs true. And if cash is king, then cash flow is what keeps the kingdom operating. Cash flow is a critical element of the success for any business. Without it, profits are...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Interview Recap: Steve Singh on CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer
Yesterday Steve Singh had another opportunity to sit down with CNBC Mad Money’s Jim Cramer to talk about the business travel and expense management ecosystem, driving down operating costs, and the power to book travel wherever you want. Amid jokes...

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travel expense trends
Where to Eat During Fusion - A Guide to New Orleans Eateries
With our user conference, Fusion, coming up next week, the buzz around the office and online is electrifying! Here at Concur, we are excited to spend some quality one-on-one time with our customers, partners and each other. But, let's be honest -...

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travel expense trends
4 Small Business Productivity Boosters That Shouldn’t Work, But Do
In America, unhappiness among workers costs an eye-popping $300 billion per year in lost productivity. Boosting productivity is a goal all companies share, regardless of their size. But approaches to increased productivity can vary widely. “Like...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Travel Insider’s Bag of Secrets
Travel is a big part of my life. Air travel, auto travel, train travel, hotel travel, any kind of travel. Just shy of my 40th birthday, I had accrued enough miles (2 million) to earn lifetime platinum status on American Airlines. Yes, I am that...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Welcoming TMC Preferred Partners
We are very honored to open GBTA 2014 with news about our growing TMC Preferred Partner Program. It is an incredible time for our industry, and a pleasure to welcome our new partners as we look forward to long relationships with these remarkable...

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travel expense trends
The Mobile Mind Shift
We’re excited to be cited in a compelling new technology book by Forrester researchers Ted Schadler, Josh Bernoff and Julie Ask: “The Mobile Mind Shift – Engineer Your Business to Win in the Mobile Moment.” Based on 200 interviews with...

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Newsroom
Why You Should Consider Localization When Creating Your Travel Policy
If your company is looking to save some dough this year - and let’s be honest, what company isn’t? - then localizing your travel policy can be a great way to reduce travel-related expenses.Developing localized guidelines for travel may seem time...

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travel expense trends
Concur 2014 Year in Review
The 12 months of 2014 were exciting in the world of business travel and spend management. We pulled some of our favorite company highlights and industry news together for our year in review.   January - A rosy outlook for SMBs  The year started...

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Newsroom
Why Expense Managers at Financial Services Firms Deserve a Free Massage
Have you hugged your expense manager today? If not, maybe this post will inspire you to. Employees who are responsible for managing expenses for an entire organization carry a heavy load on their shoulders. For employees who manage expenses for...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Celebrate National Pie Day - January 23rd
Did you know thattoday is National Pie Day? Every January 23rd since 1986, the American Pie Council sponsors Pie Day to celebrate with fellow pie lovers. Last year the American Pie Council polled 1,000 respondents where it found that apple pie is...

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Newsroom
These Non-Profit Organizations are Profiting from Improved Expense Management
According to State of the Nonprofit Sector: 2014 Survey by Nonprofit Finance Fund, nearly half of your non-profit peers have already made technology upgrades in order to increase organizational efficiency. If your organization is looking for ways...

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travel expense trends
3 signs you work for a non-profit
Working in the non-profit sector can be incredibly rewarding. But, as you well know, it also comes with common misconceptions and immense challenges. Here are three signs you work for a non-profit: Sign #1: You are constantly setting people...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Survey Says: Business Travelers Demand Technology
Is the desire for constant connectivity flushing the basic amenities for business travelers down the lavatory drain? A summer survey by tech giant Honeywell polled about 3,000 travelers from the United States, United Kingdom and Singapore to glean...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Concur Team "Grows the Good" at Dreamforce Hackathon
What happens when Concur developers come together to build a Salesforce app that helps business travelers save money and give back to the greater good? Last week, a scrappy team of Concur developers travelled to San Francisco to compete in an...

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travel expense trends
Know Where Your Money Is Going: Manage Your Cash Flow
Managing cash flow properly is vital for any business because insufficient cash is one of the most frequent reasons companies fail in the short-term. In essence, to avoid cash flow problems, you need to make sure you are receiving more money than...

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travel expense trends
How to Use Mobile Apps to Increase Your Business Productivity
It's no secret that mobile apps can increase small business productivity. A practical business app can be your organization’s trump card in the game to get more done with fewer resources. In a recent TabTimes article, Kazunori Ukigawa, CEO of...

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travel expense trends
Why Every CFO Should Invest in Essential Technology
When making technology decisions, today’s CFOs (or CIOs, or whoever oversees technology investments) navigate a tricky path. Their mission - to choose technology that will pay for itself, yield ROI for the business, and appease all company...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Steve Singh on Mad Money with Jim Cramer 6:00 PM EST
Join Steve Singh on Mad Money with Jim Cramer as they discuss cloud-based spend management and the power of the platform. Steve is scheduled to meet back up with Jim Cramer on CNBC's Mad Money to speak about cloud-based spend management, plus the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Tulane University captures open data with Concur
Over the past six weeks, we’ve shared with you the stories of our Innovation Award winners, clients who embody what it means to be “Transparent, Connected and Effortless,” by improving the way they do business with Concur solutions. Last week, we...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Executive women and business travel
More women than ever are traveling for business, and study after study demonstrates that gender diversity in the workplace pays off. When “the workplace” is a hotel lobby in a remote city, or a first class seat with an inflight internet...

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Innovation
An Absolutely Unofficial Way to Connect Tableau to SparkSQL (Spark 1.1)
Big Data is all the rage. It’s being discussed by industry experts, business analysts, and executives. However, it’s not enough to have access to your Big Data- to showcase the true value it needs to be presented visually.  In fact, it’s been...

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Innovation
Spark atop Mesos on Google Cloud Platform querying Google Cloud Storage
A great reason to jump into Spark on Mesos on Google Cloud Platform is because you can quickly spin up a development environment to work with Spark, Mesos, Google Cloud, and Marathon together very quickly. A great way to set this up is to follow...

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Travel & Expense Trends
5 Ways to Get High-Tech Employees to Say “Are You Kidding Me?”
If your technology company is hiring, you don't need me to tell you that, compared with other industries, high technology has one of the most competitive talent deficits. You are already aware of the struggles tech firms face in both recruiting...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Keeping at-home employees productive
Working from home: is it a dream come true, or a complete disaster? For many employers, this is a question they’ll have to address whether they want to or not. A more connected world means people can get the job done whether they’re sitting next...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Customer innovation at Concur Fusion 2015
This has been an exciting week of collaboration, discussion and learning in San Francisco. Today Concur CMO,Jerame Thurik, had the opportunity tochat witha panel of Concur Innovation Award winners who shared their experiences managing business...

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travel expense trends
Employee Profile: Senad Mustafic
Tell us about you in 100 words or less: I am Senior Manager of Special Projects in our Global Finance department. Nowadays, I am mostly focused on integration with SAP. I deal with the change from the U.S. set of standards to an international set...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Automated Invoicing Tips for Small Businesses
The days of manually completing invoices to mail to customers are long gone. With the right invoicing software, businesses of all sizes can track a purchase from the estimate phase to the day it’s finally marked “paid in full.” Automated invoicing...

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travel expense trends
Work from Anywhere — Super Heroes of the Mobile Age
Humans have been working from anywhere for thousands of years. Only recently, though, have we been walking around with command centers in our pockets. So not only can we work from anywhere today, we’re expected to work from anywhere, and on our...

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travel expense trends
How Disruptive Thinkers Can Induce Change Among Small Business Management
This is part three of a three-part series on disruptive thinking. Part one provides a general overview of disruptive thinking and explains why it can be a valuable component of small business management. In part two, we provided tips for managers...

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Newsroom
Business Travel Reimagined for the Future
Thanks to the ever-evolving use of technology, as well as advancements in engineering, business travel is too evolving at a rapid rate, making it easier for the road warrior and platinumflyer to find their destination. Not only is technology going...

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Travel & Expense Trends
4 Common Sense Approaches to Improve Your Business
"There is nothing more uncommon than common sense." --Frank Lloyd Wright If you have ever served on a jury, you quickly realized that Wright was on to something when he made the above statement.  The following are some common sense approaches...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Fusion Advance Rate Ends Sunday 3/16
Here at Concur we're getting excited to see our Fusion attendees in New Orleans May 6-9. We're jazzed for a speaking lineup that includes some of the brightest minds in travel and expense management, and we can't wait to share with you in product...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Adding Data, Technology & Service - Evolution of the TMC
This blog post is part of a TMC Preferred Partner blog series, a series of posts guest-written by bloggers from a variety of Concur’s thought leading TMC partners. Learn more about the Preferred Partner program benefits and how you can get...

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travel expense trends
Does Your Company Have the Right Perks To Retain Top Talent?
For the past few years, the unemployment rate in the US has been decreasing. Today’s unemployment rate of 6.5% is over 3.3% points lower than just four years ago.With this economic growth, businesses today must be strategic in how they retain and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Amazon releases Fire Phone. Concur featured in Amazon Appstore.
There is a lot of chatter about Amazon’s launch of Fire Phone. This device could be an exciting game changer for mobile in years to come, and Concur and TripIt are ready for the evolving mobile marketplace. We are thrilled to be featured apps in...

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travel expense trends
Business travel to India: What you need to know
set to exceed $1 trillion this year, it’s no surprise that a few countries are garnering the lion’s share of travelers. While London is the biggest business travel destination right now, it may not remain that way for long. India is becoming an...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Searching For an Expense Report Template? Here Are 5 Good Reasons Why You...
Hold it right there, friend. Before you venture any further in your search for a sample expense report template, there's something you should know. Actually, there are five things you should know. Here are five good reasons your business should...

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travel expense trends
How a Lack of Real-Time Insight Hampers T&E Spend Management
According to Forrester, T&E ranks as the second most difficult cost to control, right behind maintenance and repairs. The primary culprit for this lack of control (and overspending) is a lack of real-time insight, which is a by-product of...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Relax to Recharge: How Vacation Improves Productivity
Welcome back! “Welcome back?” you may be asking. “Welcome back from what?” If you’re a US worker, the joys of the long Labor Day weekend are likely a long forgotten memory by now. But if you relaxed and decompressed during your most recent days...

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travel expense trends
Got Ideas? How to Get Management Buy-In
Sustainable growth doesn’t happen without innovation. For a business of any size to prosper over the long haul, change must be part of the mantra.Of course leadership can talk about change until the bottom line turns red. Talking about it is the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The 5 Unexpected Places Your Savings Are Hiding
T&E spend programs can be valuable resources for Compliance and Financial professionals to identify trends and potential risks associated with travel and expense transactions. So, it made perfect sense when Oversight Systems partnered with...

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travel expense trends
Air Canada Partners with Concur
Star Alliance Members to receive all of the benefits of Concur TripLink This morning in Toronto at our Concur Fusion Exchange event (#CF2014), we announced a partnership with Air Canada to develop and enable corporate travel booking functionality...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Concur and Sixt announce partnership
Today in Berlin at GBTA Conference 2014, Concur announced a partnership with Sixt, global provider of high-quality mobility solutions. The partnership makes it easier for business travelers to achieve the Perfect Trip by linking their Concur and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Tactics for Adapting Agile Methodology to Your Marketing Department (Part 2)
In my last post I touched upon the origins of Agile and Lean in the software industry and focused briefly on how to start sowing the seeds of Agile within your marketing group. In this post I will cover the Agile tactics that solve the three...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Use Storytelling and Experiential Marketing to Stand Out
In today’s noisy world, brands are finding it more difficult for their messages to reach their existing and prospective customer base. Companies have to work harder than ever to be noticed. Yankelovich, a market research firm, estimates 30 years...

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travel expense trends
The Top 10 Job-Related Annoyances That Are New Since ‘95
The sounds of smartphonesThey already play Taylor Swift on every radio station. Your colleagues don't need to hear it five more times each day from your ringtone. They also don't want to hear your dog bark every time you get a text. There's a...

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travel expense trends
#FavoriteReceipt winners win the Internet
...and some very fun prizes. As year-end approaches, employees are filing more expenses than at any other time. In fact, the “Busiest Expense Day” of the year was December 15, 2014, according to data we released earlier this month. We imagined you...

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Travel & Expense Trends
"Why I'm attending my 3rd Fusion" Customer Testimonial - Bama Companies
[caption id="attachment_12393" align="alignright" width="300"] David ChristieConcur AdministratorBama Companies[/caption] My name is David Christie and I am the Concur Administrator for the Bama Companies. We have been using Concur Standard since...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Pressed for time? Outsource your household chores
There is one commodity we never seem to have enough of, regardless of age, profession, or location – time. It’s precious and fleeting. I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the more quickly time seems to pass. However, there is good news!...

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travel expense trends
#FavoriteReceipt Sweepstakes Rules
2014 FAVORITE RECEIPT SWEEPSTAKESOFFICIAL RULESImportant: Please read these rules before entering this online Promotion (the “Promotion”). By participating in the Promotion, each entrant (“Entrant”) agrees to be bound by these official rules...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Steve Singh On Mad Money with Jim Cramer 6:00 PM EST
Join Steve Singh on Mad Money with Jim Cramer at as they discuss business travel, expense and the power of mobile. Steve first sat down with Jim back in November at the Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco. They discussed the business travel...

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travel expense trends
Super Powers of the Cloud: How the Cloud Empowers Employees
This is the second in a series of four posts about "Super Powers of the Cloud," focusing on individual employees. Today's tech savvy workforce demands the powers of connectivity and mobility. And cloud computing is a way to give them the...

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small business
Top mobile security best practices
A feel-good technology experience can quickly turn into a gruesome horror story the moment security is compromised. This is why BYOD concerns, data breaches and mobile security fears are top-of-mind issues for many business stakeholders these...

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Travel & Expense Trends
How Gant Travel became smarter, wealthier, better looking and more interesting
I find it fascinating that in our industry we’re willing to accept 80% as good enough. Today, a travel customer’s expectations for service are set by companies like GE, Amazon, Apple and Zappos – not by other travel companies. At organizations...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Meet Beth Norris Brennan, Client Marketing Manager & Rock Star
Name: Beth Norris Brennan Concur Start Date: April 2008 Hometown: Aitkin, MN (home of the Aitkin “Gobblers”). Today, I live in Lonsdale, MN Favorite City in the World: Tie between Budapest, Hungary and Melbourne, Australia Favorite Workweek Lunch:...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Selfies of Automated Expense Reporting
Have you ever seen a sad selfie? It's a rare sight, for sure. Selfies are all about capturing happy times and momentous occasions when no one else is around to capture them for you. And thanks to the meteoric rise of smartphone cameras, these...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Concur & Uber Partner to Simplify Business Travel
This week at GBTA in Los Angeles we’re talking a lot about mobile innovation and the ways that technology enhances choice in the travel market. As business travelers continue to embrace new tools to get where they need to go, many companies and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
High Tech Companies: Welcome to High-Tech Expense Management
High technology companies face a unique set of challenges that differentiate them from companies operating in other verticals. These challenges affect all areas of business, including expense management. In this article, we will cover the specific...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Traveling for a Job Interview or Meeting? Avoid Blunders with these Tips.
So, you landed a job interview with a great firm. The only issue is that it’s not in your city, requiring you to travel for the interview. Interviews and offsite meetings are stressful enough without having to consider all of the logistics and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Enter to Win Concur’s #FavoriteReceipt Sweepstakes
Tis the season for filing expenses! As we approach the busiest expense day of 2014, employees are filing more expenses than any other time of year. Companies are closing out Q4 and getting ready to take a break for the holidays, making early...

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innovation
Unlocking your Hadoop data with Apache Spark and CDH5
The Spark/Mesos Seattle Meetup group shared the latest presentation from their most recent meetup event in November. The topic of the event was "Unlocking your Hadoop data with Apache Spark and CDH5." The event's presentation can be found at the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
7 Signs You’re a Concur Customer
Through thousands of conversations with our valued customers, we’ve come to recognize some common themes of Concur users. Perhaps you identify with a few of these signs.You Utilize the Power of the Cloud Concur has built an ecosystem that connects...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Nap Pods – The Next Frontier of Travel Luxury
As an experienced traveler, you always ensure that your flight is on time before you leave for the airport. However, whether your flight actually departs on time is another story. You know the scenario: you arrive to your gate only to learn that...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Do you have the tools you need to grow your business?
What does growth look like for your company and what tools do you need to sustain it? A recent survey conducted by emedia for Concur shows that businesses define growth in different ways and pursue different strategies to attain it. This...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Barry Padgett appearance on Bloomberg West with Cory Johnson
Watch Barry Padgett, Chief Product Officer of Concur, discuss the Concur and Starbucks application integration on Bloomberg West from Monday, February 23. Concur users can now earn rewards points on the more than 10,000 business-related...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Making time for ‘Bleisure’
Business travel has long been seen as a necessary but burdensome task. We associate it with long security lines. endless meetings, and weary travelers – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Technology has transformed nearly every aspect of taking a...

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business travel
Top 10 most expensive, US business travel cities (and their GSA per diem rates)
If you’ve ever submitted an expense report for a business trip, you might be aware of what your per diem [daily] spending allowances are for the cost of the hotel you’ve booked and your meals. Have you ever wondered who sets these amounts? And how...

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travel expense trends
Yikes! Still no dinner reservations for Fusion 2015? Never fear - Table8 is...
Photo courtesy of La Urbana Here we are. Friday March 27, 3:45pm. It’s the end of a long week, coming up on the end of a month and a quarter. There’s so much to do before leaving for Fusion 2015 next week. We’re all excited, and at the same time...

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Small Business
7 time management hacks
As a small business professional, you know that your time - as well as your employees’ time - is your greatest asset.With only so many hours in the day, and a seemingly infinite number of tasks demanding your time and energy, how do you make sure...

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travel expense trends
Employee Profile: Manu Kozhuppankutty
Tell us about you in 100 words or less: My roots are in India - my parents are from Kerala however I was born and raised in Germany near the Swiss/French border. I speak German, Malayalam and English. I am blessed being part of two cultures with...

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Business Travel
Concur TripLink shapes the future of business travel and the Perfect Trip
The world of travel and spend management integration is getting bigger and better every day. Today, Etihad Airways, national airline of the United Arab Emirates, popular airport parking provider WallyPark, and Enterprise Holdings, the largest car...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Does Your Business Travel Policy Need an Update? 3 Questions to Ask
According to research by American Express Global Business Travel, less than a third of all companies have updated their business travel policies within the last year. “Like many improvement resolutions, reviewing and revising your travel policy...

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travel expense trends
9 Really Helpful Blog Posts about Fraud, VAT, Tax and HMRC
When it comes to HMRC, VAT, expenses and accounting advice, one of the most helpful resources online is Accounting Web. Here’s some advice and general viewpoints regarding what is going on in the world of VAT, tax, fraud and HMRC, according to...

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Newsroom
Leverage Your Data for Better Business
Guiding a business to success is largely based around making decisions to steer the business in a certain direction. These decisions have a profound impact on whether the business takes off or withers, and there isn't a finance manager out there...

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travel expense trends
Why You Should Invest in Mobile Now
The digital world is fired up about apps that enable business people to get things done on the go. Whether it’s back office solutions that establish company cohesion from all corners of the earth, or expense reporting software that takes manual,...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Agency Automation of the Future – 5 Things to Expect
It’s no secret that everyone benefits from automating manual processes: TMCs, travel managers, corporations and travelers. Bottom line: it’s faster, more accurate and cost-effective. But the rise of consumer tools and increased traveler data has...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Employee Profile: Chad Minnick, Sales Trainer and Networking "Godfather"
Concur Start Date: August 2, 2010Hometown: Kirkland, WA (but grew up in Fort Wayne, IN)Favorite City in the World: Hmmm… Toss between Vancouver BC or San Francisco, CAFavorite Workweek Lunch: Nibbana Thai, right down the street from the Bellevue...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Ask a Travel Manager
This week we received a question in our Concur Client User Group (http://linkd.in/1qr8ES3) from Lisa who asked: "We are trying to determine if as a company we would be best served utilizing the passive or active travel approval process? I would be...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Simple hacks that can transform your meetings
It’s no secret that meetings are losing popularity – and fast. From articles decrying the notion altogether, to executives who advocate for shorter meeting times, it’s fairly obvious that traditional meetings leave much to be desired. It turns out...

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travel expense trends
Shiny, Happy People Holding Smartphones: How Mobility Affects Employee...
“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” - Jim Collins inGood to GreatThe ability to recruit and retain top talent is a differentiator for all companies. For SMBs, however, talent is especially critical as a few key additions or...

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travel expense trends
Seattle Spark Meetup Feb. 10 - Better Together: Dato and Spark
Next Tuesday, February 10, the Seattle Spark Meetup group convenes again at the Concur Technologies office in Bellevue to welcome the great folks at Dato (formerly GraphLab) to help showcase GraphLab Create with Spark Integration. I will then...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Are you getting the big picture? Discover the true cost of manual expense...
“I love expense reports,” said no one. Ever! If you are looking for the next big opportunity to make your mark, here is a slam dunk:  fix your company’s expense reporting.If your company is like most, it sorts through an average of 100 expense...

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travel expense trends
3 steps to healthier, happier business travel
give you a fresh perspective on old issues. You can have an amazing time on the road – it just takes a little preparation.How to kick your business travel up a notch1. Make your health a priorityYou want to put your best foot forward when you face...

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Who we are
Social fun at Fusion #CF2015
Earlier this month, we held our annual Fusion event in San Francisco with 2300 incredible sponsors, partners and customers! At the event, we announced exciting new TripLink partnerships and valuable new app integrations available in the Concur App...

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travel expense trends
The Bottom Line: Turning Your Data into Dollars
How can you make 2014 a more cost-efficient, more profitable year for your business? If you’re searching for ideas, read on my friend. As we head into the New Year, what better time to evaluate 2013 expenses to identify new ways to boot...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Small Business Innovation — 12 Idea-Inspiring Quotes
Innovation is an essential part of small business management. Whether it’s implementing innovative solutions to make your life easier such as expense management software or implementing unique ideas to increase market share, small business...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Automated Expense Tracking Lets You Say Good Riddance
You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. Popular song lyrics, for sure – they’ve been sung by Joni Mitchell, Cinderella, Kelly Rowland, even the Jonas Brothers – but not always true. If these artists worked in an office, and experienced the...

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travel expense trends
The Power of Disruptive Thinking for Your Business
This is part one of a three-part series on disruptive thinking-a way to shake things up and help your company gain productivity andefficiency. Part one will explain why.In parts two and three, we will focus on how managers and employees can create...

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travel expense trends
Small Businesses Are Bouncing Back with the Rest of the Economy
Economists look at certain conditions, such as the housing market, unemployment and stocks, as a barometer tomeasure the strength of the economy. And if you looked at these particular indicators today, you might say that the economy is in pretty...

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travel expense trends
Avoid Tax Season Nightmares by Keeping Expense Data Accessible
Tax time is hard enough. Don’t make it harder by keeping your expense data out of reach. Instead, keep data where it should be: at your fingertips. Automated expense tracking makes historical expense report forms searchable and findable at a...

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travel expense trends
How the Right Expense Management Solution Can Help Your Small Business Grow
Henry and Richard Bloch started their small business in 1955. Today, they no longer have that small business. What they have instead is the largest tax solution company in the world. H&R Block now serves over 24 million clients per year, and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
5 Perks That Are Quickly Becoming Workplace Necessities
As the economy improves, and employees gain back leverage, companies looking to attract and retain top talent are forced to re-think the perks they offer. Perks that were once labeled as "employee-friendly" are now viewed by many recruits as...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Five ways to stay in shape while traveling for business
When you’re starting a new career, the idea of traveling for business can sound like the hallmark of an illustrious high-status role. You might imagine dashing between global cities - breakfast in London, lunch in Paris and then off to Milan for a...

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Travel & Expense Trends
With online booking tools on the rise, Gant Travel Management refocuses their...
Last week, we featured the innovative ways that our partner, Cognizant Technology Services, has transformed the way they do business with Concur solutions. This week, learn how Gant Travel Management is using Concur solutions to complete their...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Show off Your Innovation at Concur’s 12th Annual Fusion Conference
Are you saving your company tons of time and money by innovating with Concur? We’re excited to showcase your successes in front of your peers, other customers and partners.The Fusion Innovation Awards are the perfect opportunity to highlight your...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Employee Profile: Justin Lew, Hosting Ops Supervisor and World Traveler
Concur Start Date: 01/30/06 Hometown: Seattle, WA Favorite City in the World: I’ll give you three - Barcelona, Singapore, and Henningsvaer Favorite Workweek Lunch: When I’m Seattle - Kauai Family Restaurant. In Prague - Sansho Pets: Does a Bonsai...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Power of "And"
BERLIN - Today I had the opportunity to speak at GBTA 2014 in Berlin, and what a wonderful time to be in here - to witness Sunday’s incredible celebration of the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall. So much has changed. Berlin has...

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Travel & Expense Trends
What No One Tells You About Accurate Record Keeping
Keeping accurate records has always been vital to success in business. Records help to organize and manage finances, track patterns over time, and can forecast a company’s financial future. Good records can also serve as an ally during an...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Infographic: Are you ready for Monday December 15th?
Today we released new data that shows the third Monday of December has consistently been the busiest expense day going back several years. That means this upcoming Monday, December 15, is scheduled to be the busiest day for expense claims in 2014....

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Travel & Expense Trends
Concur TripLink now integrates with Airbnb to provide visibility into booking...
During GBTA 2014 in July, Airbnb announced a partnership with Concur that would change the way that business travelers think about their hospitality options for the future - bringing the sharing economy to the Perfect Trip. The deal promised a new...

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travel expense trends
Employee Profile: Tricia Manning Smith
Concur Start Date: February 17, 2014 Hometown:  Maquoketa, Iowa Favorite City in the World:  Luang Prabang, Laos Favorite Workweek Lunch:  anything new and different that I’ve never tried before.  Ideas? Pets: 3 rescue kitties; Eli, Kloe, Amber...

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Newsroom
Why a Capable Expense Management Solution Is Critical for Financial Services...
Heavy regulation, heightened risk management and staffing shortcomings are among the unique challenges firms operating in the financial services industry face. Read on to learn how a capable expense management solution can help financial services...

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travel expense trends
Why Jargon Doesn’t Belong in Your Expense Policy Template
“Uh huh. Uh huh. Okay.Um, can you repeat the part of the stuff where you said all about the things?” - Homer Simpson A jargon-laced expense report template may seem intuitive on the surface, but when asked to follow it employees will need...

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Newsroom
Create Corporate Travel Compliance with Ease and Flexibility
Change for corporate travel is coming faster than ever. As technology advances, travelers are enjoying more choice and flexibility in booking travel through mobile apps and automated services. To keep the corporate paradigm cohesive, new,...

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travel expense trends
How Companies Are Changing Work As We Know It
Gone are the days where all employees clocked into headquarters and were pretty much found at their desks from 9 to 5. Today’s workplace is not connected by corridors, but by fiber optic; with today’s technology, workers don’t have to be in the...

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travel expense trends
Putting Security First In Mobile App Development
By: Chad Butler Anyone who has printed out travel itineraries, collected paper receipts or submitted a spreadsheet based expense report form has certainly wondered if there isn’t another way. Here at Concur, we have created a better way to manage...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Trend: Business Travelers Combine Airbnb & Concur
Innovation. It’s everywhere. It’s in our mobile devices, on our televisions and laptops, at our coffee shops and in our travel lodging. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Americans applied for over half a million new patents in...

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travel expense trends
If Change Is What You Want, a Champion Is What You Need
Number two on Zappos' list of core company values, right behind "Deliver WOW Through Service," is "Embrace and Drive Change." Here are a few excerpts from Zappos' stance on change management: Your company may not be as innovative as Zappos. Few...

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Travel & Expense Trends
TMCs Evolve by Staying Customer Focused
What is missed though is the window of opportunity these shifts provide to TMCs with deep experience and expertise in a complex and ever-changing customer centric business service. Serving professional services, Ovation has come to understand the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Shhh… Don’t Tell Anyone Else How Cool Des Moines Is
In the middle of October, an RV full of over-caffeinated Visage employees barreled down Highway 35 into Des Moines. We had just finished the first of nine events in five days as part of an old fashioned roadshow that would take us from Minneapolis...

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travel expense trends
5 Signs Your Financial Services Firm Has Outgrown Its Homegrown Technology...
1. Fixing problems usually causes a new problem Remember that cartoon (or maybe it was The Three Stooges, or both) where the dam springs a leak? The person responsible for maintaining the dam plugs the leak with a finger. Then another spout of...

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travel expense trends
In 2015, turn failures into success with transparency
Failure. It’s a word that produces an involuntary shudder in most of us - especially when it refers to the workplace. No one wants to fail, and C-suite executives least of all. But the evidence suggests that we might want to reconsider our...

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Newsroom
Top 10 Ways to Boost Travel Agency Efficiency
Technology is changing the way business is conducted all over the globe. Companies are constantly seeking ways to do it better, faster and at reduced costs. So, what helps drive those factors?In the world of travel agencies, efficiency is key, but...

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travel expense trends
Social Is Key For Small Business Growth
Last week, Concur joined the celebration of Small Business Week Canada with BDC. Themed “Success Ahead, Mapping Your Future Growth,” the weeklong celebration offered a ton of information and networking opportunities for small business owners. ...

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Travel & Expense Trends
New FAA Regulations Are a Delightful Boost for Business Travel
Attention ladies and gentlemen: please keep your seats in the upright position, fasten your seat belts and keep electronic devices turned on. Last week, the FAA reversed its long-standing rule to shut down all electronic devices during take off...

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travel expense trends
5 Questions to Ask Before Going Global
Congratulations, you've done it! You've successfully rolled out your T&E solution to rave reviews. But now your road warriors in other places are asking for the same options when it comes to booking travel or reporting expenses. Or, maybe...

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Newsroom
The Don’ts of Sales Conference Travel
Don’t break out your travel fight glovesWe all know traveling can be a draining experience, lines, screenings, delays… it can really be a pain to get from ‘Point A’ to ‘Point B’ these days. Sometimes, these frustrations can bring some of those...

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Travel & Expense Trends
We're Jazzed for Concur Fusion 2014
The excitement within these walls at Concur is undeniable. We're counting down the days (26) until we get to engage with you in New Orleans. Jazz, beignets, parade floats and more await us in the Big Easy -- along with a bevy of opportunities to...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Five Reasons to Attend Concur Fusion 2014 in New Orleans
Having difficulty justifying the trip to New Orleans for your organization? Here are 5 great benefits you’ll gain from the event, as well as some resources to help you make the case to go. 1. Incomparable networking opportunities With more than...

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Travel & Expense Trends
7.5 Things Sales Pros Can Do with the Extra Time Automated Expense Tracking...
Never. That’s how many times an expense report has closed a sales deal. It almost happened back in ’87, but the deal reportedly fell through at the last second. Always. Automated expense tracking may not close sales deals either – but they always...

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travel expense trends
Adults Say the Darndest Things about Expenses
You wouldn't think something as "adult" as expense reporting would be capable of invoking emotion in professional grown-ups, right? Well, you'd be surprised.A standing ovation for expenses?Sid Katari, CFO of Innovation Award Winner Oribe Hair...

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travel expense trends
Behind the Scenes at Concur: How Cloud-Based Expense Reporting Benefitted Our...
The average small to medium-sized business averages about 100 expense reports per month. Here at Concur, we average over 3,000 per month. Luckily, 73% of our expense reports move from submission to approval within 3 days. We’re in the business of...

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travel expense trends
Steve Singh on CNBC Squawk Box 7/23 5:30am PST
JoinSteve SinghonCNBC's Squawk Box tomorrow morning at 5:30am PST.What:Steve Singh Interview -CNBC's Squawk Box When:July 23 5:30AM PST Where:CNBCJoin us on social media under the hashtag#Concurringto continue the conversation.Check out some of...

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Travel & Expense Trends
A shout-out to the Seattle tech scene
Puget Sound is a wonderful place to live and work. Fresh seafood, amazing summers, vibrant wildlife and some of the best hiking and camping in the world make this a place like no other. We wouldn’t want to be headquartered anywhere else. And we’re...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Ban smartphones in meetings? Wait just a minute
Including electronic devices in meetings has been a hot-button issue for a while, and the recent launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 is bringing the buzz about smartphone etiquette to a fever pitch. Some are suggesting that smartphones should be banned in...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Want to Boost Productivity? Increase Your Internal Communications!
How do you usually hear about news or happenings at your company? We hope that your answer isn’t “at the water cooler!” Regardless of the size of your workforce, it is nearly impossible to keep up with all of the events, news and announcements....

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Newsroom
3 Expense-Related Facts High-Tech Companies Can’t Afford to Ignore
Expense management is an area of concern for all companies, regardless of industry. But there are certain industries where a more refined approach tobusiness intelligence reportingis required. High technology is one of these industries. Here are...

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Newsroom
7 T&E scenarios where pre-knowledge is power
"If only I would have known sooner" can be a costly quotation in business. And for too many businesses, this saying is all too common. But fortunately, when it comes to T&E management, more people are now saying, "I’m sure glad I knew that."...

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Newsroom
When it comes to expense data, ignorance is anything but bliss
Whoever said "what you don't know can't hurt you" obviously didn't manage expenses. While more of today’s companies are using expense data insights to eradicate preventable oversights, still, too many companies are being hurt by the many unknowns...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Drowning in receipts? 3 quick steps to tame the paper monster
It’s hard to believe, but the first quarter of 2015 is nearly over. For people wanting to stay on top of their finances, this means it’s time to get organized. From stray receipts to detailed expense reports, it can be tricky to place everything...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Spark ecosystem & Spark streaming fundamentals
Last Tuesday, the Seattle Spark Meetup group convened for our monthly meeting. It was a special meeting since it was actually a joint Seattle Spark Meetup and Pacific Northwest Cloudera User Group session held at the Concur Technologies...

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Innovation
Open at work: responsibility in company culture is changing spend management
There is a general understanding in business that “you need to spend money in order to make money.” It is also generally understood that no one likes to be micromanaged, and that too tightly policing minutiae tends to result in unhappy and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
How the Hotel Industry Is Wooing “Super Commuters”
If you’re commuting more than 90 miles to get to your day job, chances are you’re one of the new “super commuters,” a growing group of business travelers that’s attracting a lot of attention in the travel industry. New York University's Rudin...

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travel expense trends
Concur’s Commitment to India
India has a special place in my heart. Not only is it the ancestral homeland for my brother Steve and me, but also it’s a country that’s commitment to innovation has buoyed advances in technology around the globe, a history sacred to a tech nerd...

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travel expense trends
3 Habits of Highly Relaxed Road Warriors
In a world of constant connectedness, some business travelers are looking for ways to unplug, unwind and balance the personal with the professional. Mobile devices have increased the opportunity and demand to work from anywhere, anytime, but...

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travel expense trends
How Small Business Managers Can Leverage Disruptive Thinking for Improvement
This is part two of a three-part serieson disruptive thinking.In part one, we provided an overview of why disruptive thinking is an important component of small business management. Here we provide tips for managers looking to tap into the power...

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travel expense trends
Super Powers of the Cloud: How Cloud Computing Makes Business Owners Superhuman
This is the first post in our four-part “Super Powers of the Cloud” series. This post focuses on the “powers” the cloud gives business owners. At one point in time, cloud computing might have been the stuff of comic books. Today, however, Forbes...

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travel expense trends
Who’s Managing Your Mobile and Wireless Spend?
Today, one in two in the US carries a smartphone, contributing to the deluge of devices that Enterprises aim to support. Here at Concur, we hear first-hand from customers in IT, finance and procurement who face the challenges of managing expenses...

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travel expense trends
Why In-Person Meetings Are Still Critical
With the advance of online meeting technology, you’d be rational to guess that small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are traveling less, and that old-school, in-person meetings are down sharply. And you’d be dead wrong. The truth is that in the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Story of Change Management, Told By 12 Random Internet GIFs
"It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change." -Charles Darwin The times they are a changin’. They were changin’ back when Bob Dylan wrote the infamous lyrics, they were changin’ a thousand...

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Newsroom
Learn to Ignite Change and Become a Hero
Winston Churchill once said, "to improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often."But when you are looking to change something at your work,you may feel like the driving force of the company's change management belongs to those who are...

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How is Cash Flow Management Like the GPS of Your Car?
How you manage your company's cash flow can make or break your success, especially for small to mid-sized businesses. The inflow and outflow of cash can be difficult to balance.You have to work at achieving a positive cash flow. Success doesn't...

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Newsroom
What's Your Expense Personality Type?
You might think that your company's expenses are only made up of dollars and cents. However, that's not the case. Just like every part of your business, behind those dollars and cents are people - many different types of people, each with their...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Is the CFO role changing?
It wasn’t so long ago that CFOs kept a low profile in the enterprise – but that isn’t the case today. As transparency and compliance become increasingly important, the CFO role is expanding in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge tools and...

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travel expense trends
10 Proven Productivity Hacks
Small business productivity doesn’t magically increase. It takes initiative. And it’s hardly ever one major change that makes companies “productive,” but rather a collection of small changes over time that add up to a major difference.Here at...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Where to Eat in London
London is a world unto itself. The eclectic neighborhoods - which house a blend of historical landmarks and modern-day attractions-keep visitors occupied for days. Are you one of the staggering 18.7 million who will visit London this year? Whether...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Embracing social media: What every leader should know
Social media has changed the way we communicate and share information. Over the past few years social has truly become part of our identities, both business and personal. Recent stats indicate that 72% of all internet users are active on social...

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Newsroom
Monitor These 5 KPIs to Keep Your Small Business in the Black
Your profit and loss statement may be looking good, but is there a bigger story behind your balance sheet? Don't let yellow lights become blaring sirens. Instead, proactively track these five small business KPIs consistently. Doing so will help...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Ultimate Small Business Productivity Roundup
In honor of our neighbors to the north during Canadian Small Business Week, and small businesses everywhere, we thought we'd close the week with a collection of our favorite small business productivity blog posts from over the years. Here's a...

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Newsroom
How 3 High-Tech Companies Are Killing It with High-Tech Expense Management
Often the easiest way to evaluate a potential solution is to see how similar companies use the solution to solve real-world challenges. If you don’t have time (or a desire) to peer through comprehensive case studies, no worries, because we’ve got...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The happiness factor: why emotional success matters to business
For both entrepreneurs and seasoned executives alike, building a profitable business is priority number one. After all, profits are key to future success. But the bottom line is only one indicator of a healthy organization. According to recent...

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Travel & Expense Trends
CFOs can boost leadership skills by building trust
Fearless. Knowledgeable. Decisive. Moving beyond traditional roles, the modern CFO is all of these things and more. As financial overseers, they pave the way for their organization to move into the future with confidence. She or he is heavily...

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Travel & Expense Trends
In 2014 TMCs Looked to the Future – What will 2015 bring?
2014 has been an eventful year with exciting product developments and unprecedented growth in the Concur ecosystem. Despite the many changes, our focus on creating the Perfect Trip to improve the traveler experience has not wavered. And our TMC...

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Who we are
Employee Spotlight: Meet Elena Donio - mom, sister, philanthropist, athlete,...
Name: Elena Donio Concur start date: July 1998 Hometown: Cupertino, CA Favorite city: Seattle AND London Typical workweek lunch: Salad Secret superpower: Superfast reading Tell us about yourself in 100 words or less: I believe we are at our best...

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travel expense trends
Splendid News: TSA Lines Get Faster for Frequent Fliers
Airport optimism is big in business travel these days, courtesy of the Transportation Security Administration. The trusty TSA originally tested expedited screening programs at 40 airports in the past couple of years, speeding up the process for...

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travel expense trends
Can Your Business Survive Without a Mobile App?
Counting calories? There’s an app for that. Need tips for brushing your teeth properly? There’s an app for that. We can all get a good laugh searching for weird or awesome apps that make our lives easier, or just plain entertain us. But in the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
What does compliance mean to your company?
Compliance or acting according to a set of rules is a fact of doing business whether you are a business owner, executive, HR manager or sales representative. Navigating the path to compliance requires proactive planning and organization but...

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Innovation
Concur clients take innovation to the next level
This week at Concur Fusion 2014 in New Orleans, several clients received a Concur Innovation Award for their innovative use of Concur solutions to improve processes, drive down operating costs, make their users happy customers and more.  We...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Capturing Open Data Leads to Better Risk Management
This blog post is part of a TMC Preferred Partner blog series, a series of posts guest-written by bloggers from a variety of Concur’s thought leading TMC partners. Learn more about the Preferred Partner program benefits and how you can get...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Webinar: Beyond AP Automation, The Getty Images Story
Manual data entry, lost invoices, long cycle times, and lack of visibility - does any of this sound familiar? You are not alone. These were just some of the pressures global digital media company, Getty Images faced prior to streamlining their AP...

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travel expense trends
Concur is going to Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference. Are you?
This week the Concur Advisor Team is traveling to our nation’s capital to attend WPC 2014 (Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference), and we couldn’t be more excited! Not only do we get to see some of our valued partners, but we also get to join...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Why small businesses are flocking to the cloud
Over the past few years, cloud technology has grown from an interesting idea into a thriving industry. Consumers and enterprises alike have taken advantage of its convenience and accessibility – and now small and medium sized businesses are taking...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Adapting Agile Methodology to Your Marketing Department (Part 1)
Agile Methodology: Roots & popularity You’ve probably heard the terms “Lean” and “Agile” come up in conversations about project management a lot lately – the methodologies are firmly entrenched in industries that produce software or rely on...

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Newsroom
These 5 Advantages Are AWOL at Non-Mobile SMBs
Remember the five o’clock whistle? That’s gone now, replaced by a smartphone notification for tasks that need to be completed sometime between checking out and turning in. And remember that “working nine-to-five” song? Just try listening to it now...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Orbitz for Business & Concur to Deliver Integrated Travel & Expense Solution
Today Orbitz for Business and Concur, announced a partnership that will help companies reduce travel cost by capturing bookings made in Orbitz for Business and populating them in a customer’s Concur account. Whether customers book travel...

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Newsroom
7 Reasons Why Leaders at Financial Services Firms Lie Awake at Night
Did you know that before Edison invented the lightbulb, people slept an average of ten hours a night? Today, Americans average less than eight hours of sleep per night (less than seven on weeknights). And while no one has performed a sleep study...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Fusion 2015 early bird registration rates end Friday, January 23!
We’re a little over two months away from our annual Concur Fusion event, and early bird registration discounts end Friday, January 23. Will you be there?This is our 12th year holding Fusion and we are expecting it to be our largest and most...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Mastering Business and Leisure Pet Travel
Whether for business or pleasure, if you’ve ever wondered about the reality of driving cross-country, checking in and out of hotels, and going to meetings with your pet in tow, the next 800 words of your life will help set the record straight. I...

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travel expense trends
How Online Behaviors Are Transforming Business Travel
Say bye-bye to paper boarding passes and hello to a more personalized business travel experience from start to finish. We are more connected than ever before, whether from a mobile device, tablet or one of countless apps that make interaction more...

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travel expense trends
How to Create Your Budget Based on Last Year’s Expenses
What kind of budgeter are you? Do you see budgeting as a task that simply needs to get done (and then revisited throughout the year as things change) or are you the type who takes pride in budgeting? If you’re the type of person who enjoys...

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travel expense trends
Mobile Expense Reporting Will Soon Be the Only Way It’s Done
Welcome to the era of the smart mobile expense report. Not only is mobile expense tracking available, it will soon be the only way it’s done. If you or your employees are still chained to their desks tracking expenses via spreadsheets, your...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Innovation Award Winner: Getty Images
This post is part of an eight-week series highlighting Concur Innovation Award Winners. Last week we introduced you to our first 2014 Innovation Award winner, Oribe Hair Care. This week, we’re highlighting Getty Images. Concur’s Innovation Awards...

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travel expense trends
Introducing Concur for Amazon Fire Phone
This week Amazon released its first smartphone, Fire phone, to the world. Equipped with exciting features like it's 13MP camera, 1080p video, Firefly technology, and handheld shortcuts, the Fire phone proposes refreshing updates to the way...

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travel expense trends
Can You Beat the Spreadsheet? Play to Find Out...
When you can't find that last receipt anywhere to attach to your spreadsheet-based expense report, it can seem like a very frustrating game of "Where's Waldo". You dig through your desk. You turn your bag upside down. You even might call the cafe...

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Newsroom
These 6 Co-workers Went on a No-Spreadsheet Diet. See Their Shocking...
They knew the no-spreadsheet diet existed all right. What they didn’t know, however, was if they would ever be allowed to taste test an expense management option other than a spreadsheet. So when these six co-workers were finally given the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
2014 Flight Departure Performance via d3.js Crossfilter
Over the next several weeks, Concur #BigData analyst Denny Lee will share his technical insights into the world of data analysis and big data management in the world of travel and expense. From time to time he will offer some interesting...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Learning from Matt Zames and JP Morgan’s recent expense cuts
When it comes to expense accounts, everyone knows regular reviews are important – but actually doing it is a whole different story. Too often, expense account reviews aren’t thorough enough, or are only performed on an ad-hoc basis. That may work...

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How to Cut Spend When You’ve Already Cut Spending
If your business has been around for a few years, there's a good chance it has already been through the cost-cutting wringer. And although many businesses have seemingly exhausted all options to cut costs, companies will continue looking for new...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Table talks: Is the romance of travel in the journey or the destination?
Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse: Jigish Avalani, August 18, 2014. Find it here. As any aspiring chef knows, the joy of preparing your meal is as important as the joy of eating your meal. And as any parent knows, convincing your teenagers...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Key Sessions at GBTA Conference 2014
We don’t know about you, but we’re getting excited for GBTA’s Europe Conference, November 12-14, 2014. In addition to networking with over 700 people from 20 countries, this year GBTA has combined with the German Business Travel Association’s...

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Travel & Expense Trends
A detailed itinerary could save your next business trip
Take it slow before you goThe days leading up to an important business trip are often hectic and filled with last-minute preparations. From polishing your presentation to packing your bags, the stress seems unavoidable – but it doesn’t have to be...

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small business
Starting a small business? You don’t need millions.
Starting a business is a dream shared by many. From taking a fledgling idea and turning it into an actual product, to the independence that comes from being your own boss, the advantages to owning your own company can seem endless. But good ideas...

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Innovation
SAPPHIRE NOW "Run Simple" highlights
SAP recently held their annual customer event, SAPPHIRE NOW, from May 5 - 7 in Orlando, Florida. Over 17,000 SAP employees, customers, analysts and partners took over the Orange County Convention Center to experience the latest and greatest in the...

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small business
Today is the day your business becomes permanently profitable
It’s tougher than ever running a business these days. Over three-quarters of small business owners haven’t fully recovered from the recession, with many working long hours and forgoing raises. To make ends meet, they use personal guarantees,...

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Who we are
Concur Client User Group on LinkedIn reaches 5,000 client members
Concur’s Client User Group on LinkedIn has reached 5,000 client members – and it’s growing! The group is a safe place for our client administrators, finance and travel executives and other relevant client roles to connect, share best practices,...

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who we are
Concur wins Geekwire Deal of the Year award #gwawards
A few weeks ago, we shared the exciting news that we had been nominated for a GeekWire Award. These annual awards offer recognition to local entrepreneurs, companies and innovations, supporting and enlisting the Pacific Northwest technology...

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who we are
Employee Profile: Abed Husseini
Tell us about you in 100 words or less: I am a private family man, happily married to my beautiful wife, Zein, with whom I have four amazing children: Musa, Heba, Maryam and Aisha. I love the outdoors and all forms of bicycling-though I am not any...

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Who we are
Jason Day stuffs backpacks for area youth at Concur Community Day
PGA golfer Jason Day and his wife Ellie will bring smiles to the Puget Sound today when they stop by Concur headquarters to stuff backpacks to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, Washington. Concur employees and leadership, as a part...

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small business
10 Ways to use mobile marketing to grow your sales and revenues
Truth: While most of the Fortune 500 is deep into mobile marketing, many small to midsized businesses remain on the sidelines when it comes to leveraging the platform.The biggest challenge many have with mobile marketing is how to plan and launch...

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travel expense trends
App of the week: Motus
The workforce is always evolving, but now more than ever, there is a dramatic transformation in the way people work. Work today is mobile, and the lines between business and personal life are becoming increasingly blurred. As the workforce has...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Effortless Travel and Expense with SAP Concur
Everyday thousands of business travelers embark on trips around the world. Although expense policies differ, each company needs a seamless way to track their employees’ travel and expenses. With the wrong tools, it's expensive, time-consuming, and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
#SHARING YOUR #PERFECTTRIP AT #GBTA2015 WITH @CONCUR SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
#SHARING YOUR #PERFECTTRIP AT #GBTA2015 WITH @CONCUR SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES Important: Please read these rules (“Official Rules”) before entering the promotion (the "Promotion"). By participating in the Promotion, each entrant (“Entrant”)...

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Products in Action
How TMCs can use messaging to find, communicate with and support travelers
In today’s global and digital environment, business travel is still not without its headaches. In a world of computer systems failures, weather events, and other serious risk threats, traveler whereabouts can sometimes be downright unpredictable....

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Travel & Expense Trends
Internet Explorer 8 and 9 Announcement
Concur is committed to delivering the best client experience through its solutions. Since Microsoft is dropping support of Internet Explorer 8 and 9 in January 2016, Concur is also announcing it will discontinue support of Internet Explorer 8 (IE...

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travel expense trends
Concur growing, opens new office in The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Last week, Concur opened a new headquarters in the United Kingdom at Maidenhead, signaling major growth for the company. Having been previously located in Slough, the new office in Maidenhead is prominently located in the center of town to...

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travel expense trends
Say no to expense report fraud with these easy steps
says a study from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. And if 15% doesn’t seem like much, look at it this way: that’s an average loss of $26,000 every single year.The finance department isn’t the only one that expense report fraud hits...

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Travel & Expense Trends
#Sharing with Concur at #GBTA2015
It’s that time again! The #CountdowntoGBTA has already begun. On July 25th, Concur will be in sunny Orlando, Florida for one of the year’s largest business travel conferences and we hope to share some time with you. Here’s a roundup of the places...

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Who we are
Employee Profile: Amy Jackson
Tell us about you in 100 words or less:I’m a California girl, having rotated between a triangle of NorCal locations. I was born in Walnut Creek, spent most of my childhood in Folsom, went to Chico State, lived in the Bay Area for awhile, and now...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Register now for Fusion Exchange Paris!
Tuesday September 8th, 2015 @ Cinémathèque Française Concur France is delighted to invite you to its annual event, Fusion Exchange, hosted at the famous Cinémathèque Française, a building designed by architect, Frank Gehry, on Tuesday, September...

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Who we are
“Why I ride Bike MS” from Team Concur
We announced in June our co-sponsorship with the Singh Family Foundation of the Bike MS : Deception Pass Classic 2015 event. The event is held by The National MS Society, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on supporting those faced with the...

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Products in Action
Simplifying connections, part 1: Brittenford ExpenseConnect for Concur Travel...
On the road, in the office, or at a conference, staying connected makes a difference. But staying connected means many different things for different people. Since introducing ExpenseConnect and InvoiceConnect, Brittenford Systems has been...

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Press ReleaseAugust 09, 2010
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Leading Travel Management Companies To Offer Concur’s Mobile Solutions
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...

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Press ReleaseAugust 09, 2010
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Marriott and Concur To Deliver E-Folio Data Directly To Business Travelers
Detailed Folio Data Automatically Downloaded to Expense Reports Redmond, Wash., / Bethesda, Md -- August 9, 2010 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, and Marriott International, Inc...

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Press ReleaseNovember 04, 2010
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Study by Independent Research Firm Illustrates Total Economic Impact of...
Study reveals that Concur’s travel and expense management solution delivers an ROI of 242% over a three year period. REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 3, 2010 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions,...

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Press ReleaseAugust 05, 2010
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Study Reveals Best, Worst Travel Taxes in Top 50 U.S. Destinations
Research Finds That Taxes Targeting Travel Services Increase Cost by 56% Industry Says High Discriminatory Travel Taxes Deter Meetings, Harm Local Economy Alexandria, VA (August 5, 2010) – The NBTA Foundation, the education and research foundation...

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Press ReleaseMay 03, 2010
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Concur Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
REDMOND, Wash., May 3, 2010 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced the appointment of Frank Pelzer as Chief Financial Officer, effective as of May 17, 2010. Mr....

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Press ReleaseMay 18, 2010
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Concur and HRS Partner to Provide Corporate Clients With Rich Hotel Content...
Corporate customers using Concur travel booking solutions now enjoy direct access to HRS - Hotel Reservation Service, the market leader. REDMOND, Wash., May 18, 2010 - Concur (Nasdaq:CNQR - News), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee...

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Press ReleaseDecember 22, 2009
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Concur Surpasses 10,000 Client Mark
Strong demand for industry-leading Employee Spend Management solutions pushes client count over the 10,000 plateau as company heads into 2010 REDMOND, Wash., December 22, 2009 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand...

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Press ReleaseNovember 25, 2009
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Concur to Present at the 2009 Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference
Redmond, Wash., Nov. 25, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that chief financial officer John Adair will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at...

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Press ReleaseJuly 15, 2009
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Concur Announces Schedule For Upcoming Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Earnings...
REDMOND, Wash., July 15, 2009 - Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that its fiscal 2009 third quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday, August...

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Press ReleaseMay 26, 2009
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Concur to Present at the Credit Suisse Software Conference
Redmond, Wash., May 19, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Managementservices, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseMay 05, 2009
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Concur First to Support the TSA’s New Secure Flight Program Requirements
Market-leading corporate booking technology makes it easy for corporate travel managers to be in compliance REDMOND, Wash., May 5, 2009 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today...

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Press ReleaseMay 06, 2009
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Concur to Present at Baird’s 2009 Growth Stock Conference
Redmond, Wash., May 6, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseApril 30, 2009
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Concur to Present at the 11th Annual D.A. Davidson Financial Services...
Redmond, Wash., April 30, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that chief financial officer John Adair will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at...

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Business Travel
Going to GBTA? Win an Apple Watch from Concur by telling us about your...
Concur wants to see what your Perfect Trip looks like. Share your Perfect Trip and get a chance to win an Apple Watch Sport with the TripIt app from Concur.Simply take a photo of anything that makes your GBTA experience the Perfect Trip and share...

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Business Travel
Connect with Concur at GBTA 2015
We're excited to be in sunny Orlando, Florida at GBTA 2015 this Saturday, July 25th to Wednesday, July 29th! We're so excited, in fact, that we've rounded up all of the places you can connect with Concur at the event and online in this one-stop...

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Business Travel
TripIt makes it easy for travelers to reach their travel management companies
We’re excited to let you know all about our latest launch: TripIt for TMCs. Travel Management Companies (TMCs) manage your company’s business travel and strive to provide you with quality care both before your trip or in the event of a disruption....

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Press ReleaseAugust 09, 2010
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Concur Unveils Enhanced Mobile Strategy
Mobile platform underscores company’s vision for delivering solutions that enable customers, partners and suppliers to work together Redmond, Wash., August 9, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand employee spend...

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Press ReleaseJuly 14, 2010
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Concur Announces Schedule for Upcoming Fiscal 2010 Third Quarter Earnings...
REDMOND, Wash., July 14, 2010 - Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that its fiscal 2010 third quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday, July 28,...

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Press ReleaseNovember 07, 2007
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Concur Chairman & CEO Steve Singh to Unveil Vision for Transforming The...
REDMOND, Wash., November 7, 2007 -Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that chairman and CEO Steve Singh will deliver the opening keynote at the 5th annual Concur...

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Press ReleaseMay 07, 2010
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Concur to Present at the DA Davidson 12th Annual Financial Services Conference
Redmond, Wash., May 7, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced chief financial officer John Adair will meet with investors on behalf of the company at the DA...

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Small Business
How automation helps small businesses grow
You’re a small business with fewer than 25 employees. You want to grow and the market’s ripe for it. But you’re having trouble scaling up. It’s clear your team doesn’t have the time it takes to pursue new opportunities or to develop more strategic...

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Press ReleaseMarch 04, 2010
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Concur to Present at the Wedbush Securities 8th Annual New York MAC Conference
Redmond, Wash., March 4, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseJune 08, 2010
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Concur to Present at the William Blair 30th Annual Growth Stock Conference
Redmond, Wash., June 8, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that John Adair will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the William Blair 30th...

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Press ReleaseMay 13, 2010
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Concur to Present at the Robert W. Baird & Co. 2010 Growth Stock Conference
Redmond, Wash., May 13, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseMay 12, 2010
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Concur to Present at the JP Morgan 38th Annual Global Technology, Media and...
Redmond, Wash., May 12, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseMay 03, 2010
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Concur Exceeds Revenue and Earnings Expectations in Second Quarter of Fiscal...
Company continues to invest and execute against strategic priorities; launch of Concur Breeze addresses increasing demand from small and mid-sized businesses REDMOND, Wash., May. 3, 2010 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of...

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Press ReleaseApril 26, 2010
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Concur Appoints Michael T. Koetting as Executive Vice President, Supplier...
REDMOND, Wash., April 26, 2010 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced the appointment of Michael T. Koetting as executive vice president, supplier management and...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 23, 2009
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Concur President & COO Rajeev Singh Presents Strategy and Charts the Course...
Keynote presentation focuses on company's continuous innovation, world-class service and industry leadership REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 23 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today...

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Press ReleaseSeptember 08, 2010
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Concur to Present at Deutsche Bank's Technology Conference 2010
Redmond, Wash., September 7, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that chairman and chief executive officer Steve Singh and chief financial officer Frank Pelzer...

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Press ReleaseSeptember 04, 2009
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Concur to Present at Citigroup's 16th Annual Global Technology Conference
Redmond, Wash., September 4, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that chairman and CEO Steve Singh will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at...

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Press ReleaseAugust 24, 2009
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Concur and Southwest Airlines Sign New Access Agreement
Redmond, Wash., August 24, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that it has signed a content agreement with Southwest Airlines, which gives Concur® Travel &...

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Press ReleaseAugust 03, 2009
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Concur Acquires Etap-On-Line
Acquisition of leading European travel and expense management provider continues Concur’s commitment to global and local market leadership Redmond, Wash., August 3, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee...

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Press ReleaseMarch 23, 2009
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Concur Unveils New Mobile Solution To Empower Business Travelers
Powerful innovation allows travelers to easily change itineraries, book taxis, capture expenses and approve expense reports – all from their smartphone REDMOND, Wash., March 24 -- Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand...

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Press ReleaseMarch 22, 2009
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Concur Board of Directors Supports Chief Executive
Redmond, Wash., March 22, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR) announced today that its Board of Directors met yesterday to review Concur’s historical disclosure about the academic background of Steve Singh, Concur’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer....

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Travel & Expense Trends
Travel risk management: 5 key questions to ask
Keeping travelers safe is more than just a responsibility—it’s your duty. Yet the responses to a traveler risk survey vary from company to company. Together with GBTA, Concur spoke to travel managers, security officers, HR personnel and others...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Want to save money connecting abroad? Forget traditional voice plans and opt...
Anyone who travels internationally knows the fear of pulling out your phone in a foreign country. Things we do all the time in our home country add up to big spending as soon as you’re abroad, leaving you to evaluate every decision: How much will...

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Press ReleaseJuly 20, 2010
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Concur Extends Partnership with OAG for Mobile Flight Status Updates
Redmond, Wash., July 20, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that it has extended its partnership with OAG, the global leader in aviation intelligence, for...

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Press ReleaseAugust 18, 2009
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Concur Unveils Powerful Mobile T&E Solution For The iPhone At NBTA
Concur Mobile allows travelers to easily change or update itineraries, capture expenses and approve expense reports – all from a smartphone Redmond, Wash., August 18, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee...

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Press ReleaseJune 02, 2009
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Concur to Present at the William Blair Growth Stock Conference
Redmond, Wash., June 2, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that chairman and CEO Steve Singh will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the 29th...

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Press ReleaseDecember 01, 2008
Travel & Expense Trends
Concur Sponsors Webinar About Evaluating T&E Trends for a Challenging Economy...
Business Travel News and other industry experts to discuss the current state of air travel and T&E best practices in a live, interactive discussion Redmond, Wash., December 4, 2008 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR) the world’s leading provider of...

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Press ReleaseMarch 05, 2009
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Concur to Present at the Wedbush Morgan Securities Investor Conference
Redmond, Wash., March 5, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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who we are
Concur fuels growth with 170 new engineers
Imagining the way the world should work and building tools to bring that vision to life requires a lot of brainpower. To help meet the travel and expense challenges we’re so passionate about, Concur is hiring 170 new engineers in the next few...

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products in action
Using data-driven AP to make better business decisions
Integrating your data streams is a great way to drive success for your business. Once you move to a single platform for handling your travel, expenses, and other accounts payables (AP), you’ll find it’s easier than ever to drive insights from the...

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Press ReleaseAugust 09, 2010
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Concur Previews Next Generation Of Mobile Travel And Expense Management at NBTA
Redmond, Wash., August 9, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, will preview the next generation of its travel and expense mobile solution today at the NBTA Convention in...

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Press ReleaseJune 11, 2009
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New Study Reveals Automated Solutions Like Concur Invoice Help Cut Processing...
Aberdeen Group report finds best-in-class organizations leverage Accounts Payable automation to streamline workflow, eliminate paper and achieve superior performance Redmond, Wash., June 11, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading...

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Press ReleaseMay 03, 2010
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William W. Canfield Retires From Concur Board of Directors
REDMOND, Wash., May 3, 2010 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced the retirement of William W. Canfield from the Concur board of directors. "I’d like to thank Bill...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 21, 2010
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Concur Named ‘Best Expense Management Service Provider’ at the Business...
Concur recognised for effectively streamlining business travel and expense claims for global client base with mobile solution LONDON, England, January 21, 2010 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend...

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Press ReleaseJuly 21, 2009
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Best-In-Class Companies Cut Expense Report Processing Costs By 73%
New Aberdeen Group report recommends that organizations leverage combination of T&E expense report automation and corporate card programs to achieve superior performance Redmond, Wash., July 21, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s...

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Press ReleaseSeptember 28, 2009
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CONCUR EUROPEAN OPERATIONS CONTINUE TO GROW
Company builds on momentum with incremental investments to grow leadership and deliver innovation LONDON, UK, September 28, 2009 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR) the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, has announced...

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Press ReleaseMarch 09, 2010
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Concur To Launch New Small Business Expense Reporting Service In The Google...
Concur Breeze takes the hassle out of expense reporting – free 30-day trial makes it simple for any small business to get up and running in minutes. REDMOND, Wash., March 9, 2010 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 03, 2010
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Concur Reports Strong Revenue and Earnings Growth in First Quarter of Fiscal...
Company continues to invest against long-term global growth objectives; enters into new strategic alliances with leaders in corporate travel supply chain. REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 3, 2010 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of...

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Press ReleaseDecember 01, 2009
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Concur to Present at the RBC SaaS Symposium
Redmond, Wash., Dec. 1, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that chief financial officer John Adair will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the...

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business travel
Essential trip tips for frequent business flyers
Business travel can be a challenge - and with airline cutbacks, TSA restrictions and growing crowds, flying has become a frustrating chore for many jet-setting professionals. Even carry-on bags are feeling the squeeze as the International Air...

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Who we are
Jason Day wins his first major at PGA Championship
Concur is proud to congratulate our brand ambassador and PGA TOUR golfer, Jason Day, on his hard-earned triumph at the PGA Championship this past weekend. His victory at Whistling Straits Golf Course secured his first major win of his career and...

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Business Travel
Insider’s guide to business travel and expense: from road warrior to rock star
Whether it’s your first business trip or your thousandth, it seems there’s always something you can do to make the travel and expense process a little more effortless.We’ve got some good news for you – at Concur there are 5,000 of us who...

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Press ReleaseDecember 15, 2009
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Concur Unveils New Era Of On-Demand Services With Launch Of Concur Advantage
Company now offering business process management expertise to complement its world-class technology, providing clients with a unique comprehensive SaaS solution REDMOND, Wash., December 15, 2009 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading...

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Who we are
Concur sponsored Brighter Days Foundation Invitational with Jason and Ellie Day
Concur is proud to have sponsored the inaugural Brighter Days Foundation Invitational, hosted by PGA Tour golfer, Jason Day, and his wife Ellie Day at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio last week. On Sunday, August 2nd, Concur Corporate...

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travel expense trends
How tax and expense automation can help your business scale
This articlewas originally posted on the blog of our App Center partner, Avalara, in December 2015. View the original post here. With tax season just around the corner, we at Concur are making our business resolutions for 2016-and one of them is...

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Press ReleaseOctober 11, 2010
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Concur Small Business Survey Reveals Surprising Habits for Expense Reporting;...
Company hits the road on motorcycles for “$61,354.03 Expense Tracking, Not Stacking Tour” to share Concur Breeze with small businesses around the country Redmond, Wash., October 11, 2010 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of on-demand...

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Press ReleaseAugust 04, 2010
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Concur To Showcase Significant Corporate Travel Booking Enhancements At NBTA...
New usability enhancements, integration with social media tools and new mobile capabilities make it easier for business travelers to manage their travel and expenses Redmond, Wash., August 4, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading...

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Press ReleaseAugust 04, 2010
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Concur to Present at Morgan Keegan’s 2010 Technology Conference
Redmond, Wash., August 4, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that John Adair, Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO, will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseApril 19, 2010
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Concur Announces Schedule for Upcoming Fiscal 2010 Second Quarter Earnings...
REDMOND, Wash., April 19 -- Concur (Nasdaq:CNQR - News), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that its fiscal 2010 second quarter earnings conference call will take place on Monday, May 3,...

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Press ReleaseNovember 03, 2009
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Concur Mobile For iPhone Now Available on Apple’s App Store
Free mobile application enables Concur Travel & Expense clients to easily change or update itineraries, capture expenses and approve expense reports – all from their iPhone Redmond, Wash., Nov. 3, 2009 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR) the world's...

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Press ReleaseSeptember 04, 2009
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Concur to Present at Kaufman Brothers 12th Annual Investor Conference
Redmond, Wash., September 4, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will deliver a presentation...

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Press ReleaseJune 02, 2009
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Concur to Present at the RBC Capital Markets’ 2009 Technology, Media &...
Redmond, Wash., June 2, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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business travel
How to use TripLink now
TripLink represents the next generation of business travel by extending the value of corporate travel programs and integrated travel and expense to all travel, capturing 100% of travel reservations, no matter where they are booked. Did you know...

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travel expense trends
5 benefits of an automated higher education travel and expense process
It goes without saying that keeping track of travel and expenses (T&E) is crucial for your college or university. However, this isn’t always so easy to do in a campus setting. Generally, higher education institutions waste significant time and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Bringing more value to more customers in Japan and around the world
Concur has a history of making big bets to bring more value to more customers. We moved expense management to the cloud before it was popular, we expanded into small and mid-market business, government and international markets simultaneously, and...

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Press ReleaseAugust 03, 2010
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Concur to Present at the Oppenheimer Annual Technology, Media &...
Redmond, Wash., August 3, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that John Adair, Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO, will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseJuly 28, 2010
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Concur Reports Strong Revenue and Earnings For Third Quarter of Fiscal 2010
Company continues to focus investments on strategic priorities including mobile innovation, increased presence in the SMB segment and geographic expansion REDMOND, Wash., July 28 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand...

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Press ReleaseMarch 29, 2010
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Concur Announces Expected Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2010
REDMOND, Wash., March 29, 2010 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced expected financial results for its second fiscal quarter, ending March 31, 2010. Expected...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 20, 2010
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Concur Announces Schedule for Upcoming Fiscal 2010 First Quarter Earnings...
REDMOND, Wash., January 20, 2010 - Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that its fiscal 2010 first quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday,...

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Press ReleaseNovember 18, 2009
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Concur to Present at the 2009 FBR Capital Markets Fall Investor Conference
Redmond, Wash., Nov. 18, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that chief financial officer John Adair will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at...

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Press ReleaseAugust 05, 2009
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Concur Reports Strong Results For Third Quarter Fiscal 2009
Year-over-year third quarter revenue grows 13% driving 63% earnings growth REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 5, 2009 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today reported financial results for...

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Press ReleaseApril 15, 2009
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Concur Announces Schedule For Upcoming Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter Earnings...
REDMOND, Wash., April 15, 2009 - Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that its fiscal 2009 second quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday, April...

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Press ReleaseOctober 20, 2015
innovation
Steve Singh on Mad Money with Jim Cramer 10/21– 6:00 PM ET
Steve Singhappeared onCNBC’sMad MoneywithJim Crameron Wednesday, October 21 at 3:00 pm PDT/6:00 pm EDT.What:Steve Singh Interview -CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer When:Wednesday, October 21- 3:00PM PDT/6:00 pm EDT Where:CNBCDid you miss it?...

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business travel
$19.6B spent on food for meetings. That’s a lot of receipts…
Businesses spend $19.6 Billion on food for meetings - Concur and ezCater are helping them organize it.The three-martini lunch was a staple of business culture decades ago. Even after business became less like a scene from Mad Men and more like...

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Press ReleaseNovember 10, 2010
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Concur Exceeds Expectations For Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010
Company’s strong annual revenue growth rate drives continued industry-leading innovation REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 10 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today reported financial results...

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Press ReleaseJune 28, 2010
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Concur Introduces Concur Breeze for Mobile Devices
Powerful expense reporting application now available for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone smartphones REDMOND, Wash., June 28 -- Concur (Nasdaq:CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand employee spend management services, today announced that...

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Press ReleaseApril 06, 2010
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Concur Announces Closing of $287.5 Million of 2.5% Convertible Senior Notes
REDMOND, Wash., April 6, 2010 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced the closing of its offering of $287.5 million aggregate principal amount of 2.5% convertible...

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Press ReleaseMarch 31, 2010
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Concur Prices $250 Million of 2.5% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2015
REDMOND, Wash., March 30 -- Concur (Nasdaq:CNQR - News), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that it has priced $250 million aggregate principal amount of 2.5% convertible senior notes due...

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Press ReleaseMarch 01, 2010
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Concur to Present at the Jefferies 4th Annual Technology Conference
Redmond, Wash., March 1, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseNovember 17, 2009
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Concur’s Fourth Quarter And Fiscal 2009 Results Exceed Expectations
15% top line growth and 33% Non-GAAP EPS growth in fiscal 2009 driven by robust client demand REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 17, 2009 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today reported...

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Press ReleaseSeptember 08, 2009
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Concur to Present at Deutsche Bank's Technology Conference 2009
Redmond, Wash., September 8, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that chairman and CEO Steve Singh will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at...

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Press ReleaseMay 18, 2009
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Concur CEO Steve Singh Named One Of Business Travel Industry’s Top Executives
Redmond, Wash., May 19, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that Concur chairman and CEO Steve Singh has been recognized by Business Travel News (BTN) as one...

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Products in Action
Concur partners with Lyft and Hotel Tonight
Concur, Lyft and Hotel Tonight bring you perfect trips and expense reports that write themselves Today at the GBTA Conference 2015 in Orlando, Florida, Concur announced its newest partnerships with Lyft and HotelTonight. These new partnerships...

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innovation
Harnessing the power of travel and entertainment data
In this paper, Acquis Consulting Group will shed light on the myth that accurate and robust travel and entertainment reporting and analytics is unattainable.We explore many of the business and technical challenges frequently cited by companies...

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Innovation
Thinking of moving to the cloud? Tips for starting securely
If you haven’t moved to the cloud yet, chances are you’re considering it—according to Gartner research, moving to the cloud is a top priority for 32 percent of CIOs around the world[1]. Of course it is: we’re all under pressure to save costs and...

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Who we are
Concur and SAP working in tandem to serve communities in need
Concur employees have been busy with their usual work as well as spending their days volunteering as part of SAP’s Month of Service commitment. SAP’s signature corporate volunteer initiative, Month of Service, is an accumulation of employee...

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Press ReleaseJuly 22, 2010
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Amtrak and Concur Provide Business Travelers With Access to Nationwide Rail...
Integrated display makes comparison of rail and air options easy REDMOND, Wash., July 22, 2010 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, and Amtrak, America's railroad, today announced...

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Press ReleaseMay 17, 2010
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Concur and hotel.info Partner to Provide Direct Connect to Worldwide Hotel...
REDMOND, Wash., May 18, 2010 -- Concur, the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services and hotel.info, the leading online hotel reservation service with more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, announced today a new...

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Press ReleaseMarch 29, 2010
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Concur to Offer $250 Million Convertible Senior Notes due 2015
REDMOND, Wash., March 29, 2010 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that it proposes to offer $250 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes,...

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Press ReleaseOctober 27, 2009
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Concur Announces Schedule for Upcoming Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2009...
REDMOND, Wash., October 27, 2009 - Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal 2009 earnings conference call will take place on...

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Press ReleaseAugust 18, 2009
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Concur Announces Starwood Hotels & Resorts E-Receipts Now Available
Comprehensive, detailed electronic folio data automatically flows directly into expense reports Redmond, Wash., August 18, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced...

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Press ReleaseAugust 18, 2009
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Concur To Showcase Industry’s Most Comprehensive Travel And Expense...
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...

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Press ReleaseAugust 07, 2009
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Concur to Present at Oppenheimer’s Annual Communications & Technology Conference
Redmond, Wash., August 7, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseApril 29, 2009
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Concur Reports Strong Results For Second Quarter Fiscal 2009
Year-over-year second quarter revenue grows 16% driving 82% earnings growth; company reaffirms fiscal 2009 earnings guidance REDMOND, Wash., April 29 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management...

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Who we are
Employee Profile: Brian Oehling
Tell us about you in 100 words or less: My life is surrounded by amazing people.From my family, friends, my team, and co-workers, I am constantly energized by their awesomeness that surrounds me.I get a lot of energy from them.I manage the best...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Concur and Lufthansa partner to enable direct corporate booking on LH.com
Concur just announced a new partnership with Lufthansa to enable business travel bookings directly on LH.com while still giving travel managers all the same benefits, tools and visibility they get today on bookings made in Concur. Now business...

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Small Business
Expense pain points for finance managers
This is the time of year ghosts, ghouls and goblins take flight. But for many small and medium sized businesses, the real nightmares lie buried in stacks of expense reports, waiting to jump out and threaten even the most intrepid finance...

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innovation
Busiest expense days around the world
It’s December and 2015 is drawing to a close. Most people are wrapping up loose ends, preparing for the holidays or planning for 2016. However, if you work in a finance department, you are mostly likely feeling a crunch and finding yourself busier...

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small business
Goodbye Intuit Sync Manager? Hello, help from Concur.
Wondering what to do now that Intuit has decided to discontinue the Sync Manager utility in QuickBooks Desktop? Concur’s got a simple plan to help you through it. (Sync Manager is the utility that currently connects QuickBooks Desktop to Concur in...

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Press ReleaseNovember 01, 2010
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Concur Announces Schedule for Upcoming Fiscal 2010 Fourth Quarter Earnings...
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 27, 2010 - Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today announced that its fiscal 2010 fourth quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday,...

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Press ReleaseJune 02, 2010
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American Express and Concur Launch Expense Reporting Service Designed To...
Concur Breeze leverages direct data feed from American Express Commercial Card to help mid-market companies better manage cash flow, save time and improve efficiency -- REDMOND, Wash., June 2, 2010 – American Express and Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the...

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Press ReleaseApril 20, 2010
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Concur Introduces New T&E Expense Management Features and Best Practice...
Latest update includes Google Maps integration, ancillary airline fee reports and best practices dashboards that help clients better manage travel and expenses REDMOND, Wash., April 20 -- Concur (Nasdaq:CNQR - News), the world's leading provider...

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Press ReleaseMay 12, 2009
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Concur to Present at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and...
Redmond, Wash., May 12, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that chairman and CEO Steve Singh will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the 37th...

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travel expense trends
The five biggest pains in the expense review process
Chances are, being a savvy business professional; you’ve dealt with the headaches of paper expense reports by moving to an automated solution in the cloud, like Concur. But auditing expense reports can still add layers of pain, unless you find the...

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Business Travel
Personalized services that add value for your employees: how AirRefund fits...
Business travelers are quite well versed on the subject of travel hassles. Stress, being away from home, long flights, dealing with disruptions while on the road… all of this adds up to business travel not being as enjoyable as we often hope it...

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Business Travel
Getting what you need when you're on the go
When you spend a lot of time on the road, the simplest tasks can sometimes be a lot harder than they should be. Things like getting a good meal or finding a reliable dry cleaner to deliver before your next big meeting are often a hassle. But they...

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Press ReleaseMarch 01, 2010
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Concur to Present at the UBS Software Mini Conference
Redmond, Wash., March 1, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will meet with investors on...

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Press ReleaseJuly 08, 2009
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Concur and Sixt Partner To Provide Direct Connect To Car Rental Inventory
Concur clients now enjoy premier access to Sixt service across Europe Redmond, Wash., July 8, 2009 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that Concur clients can now...

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Press ReleaseMay 07, 2009
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Concur Teams with TBI to Launch VAT Recovery Service
New third-party service simplifies VAT reclaim process, cuts business costs REDMOND, Wash., May 7 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced a new partner service in...

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who we are
Congratulations Jason Day!
Concur is excited to congratulate Concur brand ambassador and PGA Tour golfer Jason Day on his victory at the RBC Canadian Open! Jason redefines the notion of a champion with his relentless commitment to win, focus on teamwork, and dedication to...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Do you know when your p-cards go on vacation?
Let’s face it, accidents happen. For instance, I was at a gas station and saw a dad drive up in his SUV. Camping gear was loaded on the roof and there were two small children in his car, both vying loudly for his attention. He fumbled with his...

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who we are
It’s a great Day to be number one!
Concur is thrilled to congratulate our talented brand ambassador, Jason Day, on becoming the number ONE golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking! His playoff win at the BMW Championship bumped him to that coveted number one spot and Concur could...

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Small Business
Invoices: how to focus on auditing
When’s the last time you did an audit of your expenses? In our recent webinar on Accounts Payable (AP), we asked Christine Williams, Controller at Sesame Communications, about some of the challenges she faces when it comes to technology and AP....

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Innovation
The evolution of IT in the era of cloud computing
We sat down with Concur Chief Technology Officer Mark Nelson to talk about the impact of cloud computing on the role of CIOs and IT departments. In his role, Mark is responsible for running all IT for Concur, including the company’s cloud services...

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business travel
Federal employees speak out on duty of care - where does your agency stand?
One major pillar of any comprehensive travel policy includes a duty of care or risk management program. Travel policies must address and discuss companies’ ethical and legal responsibilities to provide safety and security to all of their...

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Press ReleaseOctober 04, 2010
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Amadeus and Concur deliver integrated corporate travel and expense management...
Worldwide customers have greater choice and increased value as a result of the partnership Redmond, WA, October 4, 2010 – Amadeus, a leading global technology and distribution partner to the travel industry, and Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading...

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Press ReleaseAugust 02, 2010
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Concur to Present at the 12th Annual Pacific Crest Technology Leadership Forum
Redmond, Wash., August 2, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that John Adair, Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO, will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 02, 2010
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Amadeus and Concur enter into a global strategic alliance
Worldwide customers to have greater choice and increased value as a result of the partnership Madrid, Spain and Boca Raton, FL, 2 February, 2010 – Amadeus, a leading global technology and distribution partner to the travel industry, and Concur...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 28, 2010
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American Express Business Travel and Concur Agree to Provide Clients with a...
Synergies of relationship deliver global procurement and advisory expertise combined with market-leading technology and access to rich T&E data NEW YORK, January 28, 2010 -- American Express Business Travel and Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR)announced...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 19, 2010
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Concur Hosts Premier Client Event of the Year
Keynote sessions at Concur Fusion – the industry’s largest travel and expense management gathering – will focus on strategic vision, innovation and inspiration. REDMOND, Wash., February 19, 2009 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading...

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Press ReleaseNovember 17, 2009
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Concur Announces CFO’s Plan To Retire In Fiscal 2010
Executive to remain in his current role throughout the search and full transition process REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 17, 2009 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that...

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Press ReleaseNovember 05, 2008
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Concur to Present at the Fourth Annual Piper Jaffray Global Internet Summit
Redmond, Wash., November 5, 2008 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that chairman and CEO Steve Singh will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 21, 2009
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Concur Announces Schedule for Upcoming Fiscal 2009 First Quarter Earnings...
Redmond, Wash., Jan. 21, 2009 - Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that its fiscal 2009 first quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday, February...

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Press ReleaseJune 11, 2008
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Concur to Present at the William Blair 28th Annual Growth Stock Conference
REDMOND, Wash., June 11, 2008 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that Chief Financial Officer John Adair will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at...

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Press ReleaseMay 14, 2008
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Concur to Present at the Sixth Annual Wedbush Morgan Management Access...
REDMOND, Wash., May 14, 2008 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that Executive Vice President, Corporate Development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseMay 06, 2008
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Concur to Present at the RW Baird’s Spring Growth Stock Conference
REDMOND, Wash., May 6, 2008 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that Executive Vice President, Corporate Development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseMarch 04, 2008
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Concur to Present at the 2008 Montgomery Technology Conference
REDMOND, Wash., March 4, 2008 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that Executive Vice President, Corporate Development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseAugust 02, 2007
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Concur to Present at the 2007 RBC Capital Markets North American Technology...
REDMOND, Wash., August 2, 2007 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that company chairman and CEO, Steve Singh, will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 02, 2007
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Concur Technologies to Present at CSFB Disruptive Technology Conference
REDMOND, Wash., February 02, 2007 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Corporate Expense Management services, today announced that company CFO, John Adair, will deliver a presentation on behalf of...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 27, 2007
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Concur Technologies to Present at 4th Annual Montgomery & Company Technology...
REDMOND, Wash., February 27, 2007 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Corporate Expense Management services, today announced that company chairman and CEO, Steve Singh, will deliver a presentation...

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Press ReleaseNovember 23, 2005
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Concur Technologies to Present at CSFB Technology Investor Conference
REDMOND, Wash., November 23, 2005 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of business services that automate Corporate Expense Management, today announced that Steve Singh, chairman and CEO for Concur Technologies,...

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Press ReleaseOctober 05, 2005
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Concur Technologies Honored as a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Company
REDMOND, Wash., October 05, 2005 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of business services that automate Corporate Expense Management, has been named to Deloitte & Touche's prestigious Technology Fast 50...

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Press ReleaseMarch 08, 2011
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PC Optional: Enhanced Concur Breeze Mobile App Gives Small Businesses...
NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today announced a new set of mobile features for Concur® Breeze – the online and mobile expense reporting service designed...

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Press ReleaseApril 18, 2011
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Concur launches small business expense solution in the UK
Concur® Breeze takes the hassle out of expense claims, saves time and money LONDON, United Kingdom, April 18, 2011 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a global leader in integrated travel and expense management, today launched the UK version of Concur®...

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Press ReleaseJune 28, 2011
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Concur Announces That Business Travel Itineraries From Any Source Can Now Be...
TripIt Pro integration provides greater visibility for both managed and unmanaged travel programs, and simplifies the end-to-end process for companies and their employees Redmond, WA, June 28, 2011 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of...

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Press ReleaseAugust 16, 2011
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Concur Clients Now Have Access To Abacus Content
Partnership reflects Concur’s commitment to grow its Asia operations REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 17, 2011 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, announced today that it has partnered with Abacus...

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Press ReleaseOctober 05, 2011
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Concur and Cvent Expand Alliance with New Partnership Agreement
Companies Sign New Sales Distribution Agreement; Planned Product Integration via the Concur Connect Platform Will Deliver End-To-End Meetings-Related Travel and Expense Management REDMOND, WA and MCLEAN, VA – October 3, 2011 – Concur® (Nasdaq:...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 16, 2013
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Concur Announces Schedule for Upcoming Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Earnings...
Redmond, Wash., January 16, 2013 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today announced that its fiscal 2013 first quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday,...

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Press ReleaseApril 10, 2013
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Egencia and Concur Simplify Business Travel Management with New Partnership
Industry Leading Solutions Unite to Deliver One Connected Travel and Expense Offering BELLEVUE and REDMOND, Wash.—(April 11, 2013)—Egencia®, the business travel division of the Expedia, Inc. group (NASDAQ: EXPE), and Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the...

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Press ReleaseJune 10, 2014
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Concur Tees Up Sponsorship with PGA TOUR Player Jason Day
Renowned Australian Golfer Enters Multi-Year Brand Sponsorship with Concur Bellevue, WA., June 10, 2014 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the leading provider of spend management solutions and services in the world, today unveiled a multi-year sponsorship...

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Press ReleaseJuly 09, 2014
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Concur Partners with United Airlines to Develop Expanded Corporate Booking...
Concur and United Customers Gain Visibility to Itineraries Bellevue, Wa., July 10, 2014 –Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), leading provider of spend management solutions and services in the world, today announced a partnership with United Airlines to...

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Press ReleaseJuly 29, 2014
Travel & Expense Trends
Airbnb and Uber Partner with Concur to Enable Next Generation of Business Travel
New Partnerships Reflect Growing Collaborative Consumption Among Business Travelers Los Angeles, Calif., July 29, 2014 – Concur, the world’s leading provider of spend management solutions and services, announced Airbnb and Uber as the latest...

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Press ReleaseDecember 10, 2015
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Concur Honored by Glassdoor as One of the Best Places to Work in 2016
BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 10, 2015 – Concur, the world's leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2016. The Employees'...

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Press ReleaseJune 19, 2008
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Concur Announces Recent European Achievements at 2008 European User...
SNCF certification, market-leading innovation and expanded European presence among topics discussed at company’s largest ever gathering of European clients London, UK, June 19, 2008 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR) the world’s leading provider of on-demand...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 08, 2008
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Concur to Present at the Deutsche Bank 2008 Small & Mid Cap Growth Conference
REDMOND, Wash., February 8, 2008 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that Concur CFO, John Adair will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the...

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Press ReleaseApril 26, 2006
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Concur Technologies Exceeds Revenue and Earnings Expectations for Second...
REDMOND, Wash., April 26 2006 Concur reported revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2006 of $23.5 million, which was driven by 52% year-over-year growth in subscription revenue. Total revenue for the quarter was up 36% from the year-ago...

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Press ReleaseSeptember 27, 2007
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Concur to Present at the Jefferies Technology Conference
REDMOND, Wash., September 27, 2007 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that company chairman and CEO, Steve Singh, will deliver a presentation on behalf of the...

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Press ReleaseOctober 11, 2007
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Concur Opens Office in Czech Republic, Broadens Global Presence
PRAGUE, Czech Republic, October 11, 2007 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Employee Spend Management, today announced the opening of its Prague, Czech Republic office, strengthening...

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Press ReleaseJuly 12, 2006
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Concur Technologies Announces Schedule For Upcoming Fiscal 2006 Third Quarter...
REDMOND, Wash., July 12, 2006 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today announced that its fiscal 2006 third quarter earnings...

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Press ReleaseSeptember 06, 2006
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Aberdeen Group Study Finds Growing Demand for End-to-End Corporate Travel and...
REDMOND, Wash., September 06, 2006 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today announced that recent findings from an independent...

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Press ReleaseJuly 25, 2007
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Marquee Organizations Select Concur's On-Demand Services to Streamline Travel...
REDMOND, Wash., July 25, 2007 - Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Employee Spend Management, today announced key contracts awarded in the third quarter of fiscal 2007 that helped push...

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Press ReleaseNovember 29, 2005
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Concur Technologies to Present at First Albany Growth Conference
REDMOND, Wash., November 29, 2005 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of business services that automate Corporate Expense Management, today announced that company Chairman and CEO, Steve Singh, and CFO, John...

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Press ReleaseJuly 20, 2005
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Marquee Companies Select Concur Technologies to Automate Expense Reporting
REDMOND, Wash., July 20, 2005 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of business services that automate Corporate Expense Management, today announced several key contracts awarded in the third quarter of fiscal...

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Press ReleaseMarch 29, 2005
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Concur Technologies Continues to Build on Global Momentum
REDMOND, Wash., March 29, 2005 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of business services that automate Corporate Expense Management, today announced that global brands such as Electrolux, InBev USA, PepsiCo in...

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Press ReleaseSeptember 10, 2004
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Concur Technologies Announces 2nd Annual Investor and Analyst Day
REDMOND, Wash., September 10, 2004 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the leading provider of Corporate Expense Management solutions, today announced that it will hold its second annual Investor and Analyst Day on Wednesday, November 10,...

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Press ReleaseMarch 23, 2004
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Concur Technologies Seamlessly Delivers New Capabilities to More Than 1,000...
Latest Enhancements to Concur Expense Service Pro Including Advanced Audit and Back-Office Capabilities; Customers Get New Features without Disruption or Upgrade Costs REDMOND, Wash., March 23, 2004 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the...

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Press ReleaseApril 20, 2011
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Concur Announces Schedule for Upcoming Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Earnings...
Redmond, Wash., April 20, 2011 - Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today announced that its fiscal 2011 second quarter earnings conference call will take place on Tuesday, May...

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Press ReleaseJuly 20, 2012
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Concur Unveils New Innovations to Its Corporate Travel Booking Tool
GBTA Convention attendees will see new Open Booking options and global travel features designed to delight travelers Redmond, Wash., July 23, 2012 – Concur®, a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions (NASDAQ: CNQR),...

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Press ReleaseMay 08, 2014
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ExpenseIt Makes Manual Expense Reports a Thing of the Past
Automagical Expense App Has Turned a Quarter of a Million Receipts into Expenses for Concur Customers, and Sent 25,000 Synchronized Alerts to American Express Cardmembers SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW ORLEANS – May 8, 2014 – ExpenseIt®, the automagical...

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Press ReleaseNovember 06, 2015
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Booking.com and Concur Announce Partnership to Enhance Business Travel Worldwide
BELLEVUE, Wash. and FRANKFURT, Germany November 9, 2015 – Today, Concur, the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions and services, and Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest...

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Products in Action
Bridgestone and Concur partner in paperless expense reporting
Hear why Bridgestone chose to implement Concur and the results they’ve experienced since. Click here to watch other Concur customer success stories. https://www.concur.com/en-us/casestudy

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Innovation
Justin Trudeau’s first 100 days
Justin Trudeau marks his first 100 days as Canada’s Prime Minister on February 12th. While there were lots of business issues in the last election, the continuing oil slump and weak Canadian dollar have moved the flagging economy to Job 1. It was...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 15, 2016
innovation
Concur Extends Benefits of Managed Travel Programs to Capture Business Travel...
Customers Will Gain up to 38 Percent more Visibility into Business Travel Bookings  BELLEVUE, Wash., FRANKFURT, Germany and PARIS, France, February 16, 2016 – Concur, the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management...

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Press ReleaseMarch 08, 2016
Travel & Expense Trends
Hertz, HRS Join Growing Concur TripLink Platform to Extend Benefits of...
TripLink Network Now Includes All Major Rental Car Companies and Largest Hotel Aggregator in Europe BELLEVUE, Wash., March 9, 2016 – Concur, the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions and services, today...

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who we are
Concur receives 6 national Telly Awards
Concur has been honored with 6 Telly Awards. These awards recognize the very best in film & video production, groundbreaking online video content, and outstanding local, regional, & cable tv commercials and programs. Each of the following...

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Press ReleaseDecember 03, 2008
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Concur Announces Availability of Concur Premium Services
Value-added offerings extend additional support to growing customer base Redmond, Wash., Dec. 3, 2008 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR - News), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today reported the launch and...

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Press ReleaseAugust 28, 2008
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Concur to Present at the Jefferies 2nd Annual Technology Conference
REDMOND, Wash., September 4, 2008 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will deliver a presentation...

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Press ReleaseOctober 22, 2008
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Concur Widely Recognized for Industry Leadership and Value for Customers in 2008
Redmond, Wash., October 22, 2008 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced several independent organizations have awarded the Company for its success in the past year....

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Press ReleaseJune 12, 2008
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Concur Sponsors Webinar On Driving Superior T&E Expense Management...
Industry expert Aberdeen Group shows how best-in-class organizations cut costs and increase compliance by complementing T&E automation with audit, reimbursement and analytics Redmond, Wash., June 12, 2008 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR) the world’s...

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Press ReleaseMay 07, 2008
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Concur and RideCharge Unveil First-Ever Direct Connect Taxi Network For...
Now available via Concur Connect, RideCharge enables companies to take even greater control of ground travel expenses REDMOND, Wash., May 7, 2008 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR - News), the world’s leading provider of on-demand business services that...

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Press ReleaseMay 01, 2008
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Concur Sponsors Procurement.travel Webinar on How Procurement Rigor Improves...
Jay Campbell, Chief Content Officer for Procurement.travel to lead discussion on how organizations can drive significant costs out of the entire travel and expense management process Redmond, Wash., May 1, 2008 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's...

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Press ReleaseApril 02, 2008
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Concur Establishes Enduring Commitment to Business Travel Industry by...
Concur’s leadership and innovation continues to set the pace for corporate travel and technology Redmond, Wash., April 3, 2008 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Employee Spend...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 20, 2008
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Concur Sponsors Webinar on the Value of Enterprise-Wide Automation on...
Concur and Treasury & Risk Magazine Editor-in-Chief Pat Wechsler to discuss how on-demand services bring enterprise-wide automation to any sized organization REDMOND, Wash., February 21, 2008 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 23, 2008
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Concur Sponsors Webinar on Trends in Online Booking Adoption on Tuesday,...
Concur client MassMutual joins BTN Editor-in-Chief David Meyer to discuss technology advancements and integration with company systems REDMOND, Wash., January 23, 2008 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 28, 2004
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Concur Technologies Announces Fiscal 2004 First Quarter Earnings
Subscription Revenue Growth Drives Continued Profitability; Annual Recurring Revenue Grows 22% Over Prior Quarter REDMOND, Wash., January 28, 2004 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the leading provider of Corporate Expense Management...

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Press ReleaseNovember 09, 2005
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Concur Technologies Announces Record Revenue and Earnings for Fourth Quarter...
REDMOND, Wash., November 09, 2005 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of business services that automate Corporate Expense Management, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 25, 2006
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Concur Technologies Exceeds Revenue and Earnings Expectations for First...
REDMOND, Wash., January 25, 2006 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today reported financial results for its first quarter ended...

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Press ReleaseMarch 10, 2006
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WSA Names Concur Technologies 2006 Service Provider Of The Year
REDMOND, Wash., March 10, 2006 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today announced it was named "Service Provider of the Year" at...

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Press ReleaseApril 12, 2006
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Marquee Organizations Select Concur Technologies to Automate Expense...
REDMOND, Wash., April 19, 2006 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today announced key Concur Expense Service and Cliqbook Travel...

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Press ReleaseJuly 17, 2006
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Concur Technologies Debuts Most Advanced End-to-End Corporate Travel...
REDMOND, Wash. /CHICAGO, Ill., July 17, 2006 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), announced today from the National Business...

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Press ReleaseNovember 29, 2006
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Marquee Organizations Choose Concur Technologies to Automate and Streamline...
REDMOND, Wash., November 29, 2006 -Concur Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today announced key contracts awarded in the fourth quarter...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 30, 2007
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Concur Technologies' Steve Singh & Tom DePasquale Named to Business Travel...
REDMOND, Wash., January 30, 2007 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today announced that company chairman and CEO, Steve Singh,...

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Press ReleaseJuly 18, 2007
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Concur Announces Schedule For Upcoming Fiscal
REDMOND, Wash., July 18, 2007 - Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that its fiscal 2007 third quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday, August...

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Press ReleaseDecember 12, 2005
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Concur Technologies Named to Red Herring Small Cap 100
REDMOND, Wash., December 12, 2005 - Concur Technologies (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of business services that automate Corporate Expense Management, announced today that it has been selected by Red Herring magazine as one of the...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 24, 2004
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Summit Strategies Profiles Concur Technologies in New Report
REDMOND, Wash. - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the leading provider of Corporate Expense Management solutions, announced today that Summit Strategies, an independent market research firm, has published a new report entitled: "Breaking...

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Press ReleaseMay 04, 2011
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Concur to Present at the D.A. Davidson’s Financial Services Investor Conference
Redmond, Wash., May 4, 2011 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced that chief financial officer Frank Pelzer will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the...

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Press ReleaseSeptember 07, 2011
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Concur to Present at Deutsche Bank's 2011 Technology Conference
Redmond, Wash., September 7, 2011 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced that CEO and chairman of the board Steve Singh will deliver a presentation on behalf of the...

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Press ReleaseApril 24, 2012
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New Concur Report Provides In-Depth Look at $50 Billion Worth of T&E Spend
Analysis reveals where Concur users are spending money, where they aren’t, and the state of the industry in the US and abroad REDMOND, Wash., April 25, 2012 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management...

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Press ReleaseMay 15, 2012
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Concur to Present at the 40th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and...
Redmond, Wash., May 14, 2012 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced that Concur chairman and CEO Steve Singh will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the...

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Press ReleaseApril 10, 2013
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Concur Announces Webcast of Analyst Day at the Company’s Fusion 2013 Client...
Redmond, Wash., April 11, 2013 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced that the Company will be webcasting the Analyst Day presentations at the company’s Fusion 2013...

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Press ReleaseMay 01, 2013
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Concur Reports Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2013
REDMOND, Wash., May 1, 2013 — Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR) today reported financial results for its second quarter ended March 31, 2013. Concur reported total revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 of $127.4 million, up 17.5% from the year-ago...

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Press ReleaseAugust 05, 2013
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Expense Automation Pioneers Concur® and American Express Tackle Receipts by...
Concur is the first expense provider to integrate near real-time data from American Express Bellevue, Wash., August 5, 2013 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced that...

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Press ReleaseJune 15, 2015
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PGA Golfer Jason and Ellie Day Stuff Backpacks for Underserved Children at...

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 12, 2015 – Concur brand ambassador and PGA golfer Jason Day, joined by his wife Ellie, visited the headquarters of Concur today in support of a Concur community service event that benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of King...

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Press ReleaseJuly 28, 2015
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Concur Partners with Lyft and HotelTonight to Meet Growing On-Demand Needs of...

New partnerships expand options for on-the-go and last minute business travel with Concur

ORLANDO, Fla., July 27, 2015 – Concur, the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions and services, today...

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Press ReleaseNovember 04, 2015
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Concur and AccorHotels Partner to Extend Global Benefits of Managed Corporate...
Partnership allows business travelers to book direct with more than 3,800 AccorHotels properties worldwide BELLEVUE, Wash., November 4, 2015 – Concur, the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions and services,...

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products in action
Concur Demo: An Expense Report that Writes Itself
Join Barry Padgett, Chief Product Officer at Concur, as he books a trip from Seattle to San Francisco and produces an expense report that writes itself along the way. Then Test Drive the product for yourself athttp://bit.ly/1QiPs8h

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Products in Action
Empowering employees with mobile solutions
Want to enlist your employees in managing spend? Make it as easy as possible for them to use your tools. Here’s how it works when you combine your expense reporting with a mobile solution: “Our travelers can use their mobile phones to take...

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Small Business
Canada’s new passenger screening – effective deterrent or racial profiling?
Canada’s new airline passenger screening system is supposed to be efficient, effective and accurate, but the Canadian government’s privacy czar worries it invites racial profiling. He’s asking the border agency to show the need for an approach he...

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Press ReleaseAugust 28, 2008
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Concur to Present at the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference
REDMOND, Wash., September 2, 2008 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that chairman and CEO Steve Singh will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 18, 2008
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Concur Announces Schedule For Upcoming Fiscal 2008 First Quarter Earnings...
REDMOND, Wash., January 18, 2008 - Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that its fiscal 2008 first quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday,...

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Press ReleaseJuly 19, 2006
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Marquee Organizations Choose Concur Technologies to Automate Expense...
REDMOND, Wash., July 19, 2006 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today announced key Concur® Expense Service and Cliqbook®...

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Press ReleaseSeptember 29, 2006
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Concur Technologies Named One of the Pacific Northwest's Fastest Growing...
REDMOND, Wash., September 29, 2006 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today announced that it has been named to Deloitte's...

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Press ReleaseNovember 22, 2006
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Concur Technologies to Present at CSFB Technology Conference
REDMOND, Wash., November 22, 2006 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today announced that company CFO, John Adair, will deliver...

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Press ReleaseAugust 02, 2004
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Concur Technologies and Runzheimer International Announce First Integrated...
ORLANDO, Fla, AUGUST 2, 2004 (NBTA BOOTH #639 & 1538) - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of Corporate Expense Management solutions and Runzheimer International, one of the world's leading international...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 29, 2004
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U.S. Bank and Concur Technologies Sign First Joint Customers
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., - U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems and Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR) announced today that Maurices Inc. and a leading fluid technology company have become the first U.S. Bank commercial card customers to implement...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 28, 2011
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Concur Chairman and CEO Steve Singh to Deliver SaaS 3.0 Keynote at the 2011...
Redmond, Wash., February 28, 2011 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced that chairman and CEO Steve Singh will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the 2011...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 07, 2012
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Concur to Present at the Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summit
Redmond, Wash., February 7, 2012 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced that executive vice president, corporate development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseMay 09, 2012
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Concur Announces Several New Concur Connect Platform Partners At Fusion
They join existing partners from travel and expense eco-system to demonstrate the power inherent in the Concur T&E Cloud REDMOND, Wash., May 9, 2012 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management...

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Press ReleaseMarch 11, 2013
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Concur Adds Advanced Mobile Communications and Messaging Platform to Concur...
Acquisition of conTgo will enable a range of new services to improve business travel Redmond, Wash., March 11, 2013 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), today announced it acquired privately-held conTgo, a leading cloud-based mobile communications and...

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Press ReleaseMarch 09, 2015
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Concur’s SMB Survey Finds Majority of SMBs Relying On Outdated Expense...
Most rely on manual solutions that do not meet needs for flexibility and productivity BELLEVUE, Wash., March 11, 2015 – Concur, the world’s leading provider of expense management solutions and services, today released the findings of its ‘SMB...

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Products in Action
How TripLink Works
Guess who just got 100% visibility into her company's managed travel program? Julie did. Learn how Concur TripLink EXTENDS the value of your managed travel program.(Sorry to shout, but it's that cool.) We're ready when you are:...

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Press ReleaseJuly 31, 2008
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Concur to Present at the RBC Capital Markets Technology, Media &...
REDMOND, Wash., July 31, 2008 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that Executive Vice President, Corporate Development John Torrey will deliver a presentation on...

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Business Travel
“I love to pack”—said no one, ever
If you’re a road warrior, you know that the fastest way to get through the airport is to travel with a carry-on, but that limits what you can bring; one pair of shoes, one sports coat that goes with everything - and the workout gear that will be...

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Press ReleaseJuly 22, 2008
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Concur Connect Establishes More Connections With Travel Suppliers to Deliver...
Avis Budget Group, SNCF, SWABIZ join other key suppliers all now connected to over $35 billion of spend driven by Concur's over 7,000 clients from around the world Redmond, Wash., July 22, 2008 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR) the world’s leading provider...

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Press ReleaseAugust 01, 2007
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Concur Exceeds Revenue and Earnings Expectations for 3rd Quarter Fiscal 2007
REDMOND, Wash., August 1, 2007 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services today reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2007. Concur reported total revenue...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 04, 2008
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Concur to Present at Citi's Annual Software Investor Day
REDMOND, Wash., January 4, 2008 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that Executive Vice President, Corporate Development John Torrey, will deliver a presentation on...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 23, 2006
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Acquisition of Market Leading Online Travel Management Service, Cliqbook, ...
REDMOND, Wash., January 23, 2006 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM) announced it has agreed to acquire privately held Outtask,...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 11, 2006
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Concur Technologies Announces Schedule For Upcoming Fiscal 2006 First Quarter...
REDMOND, Wash., January 11, 2006 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of business services that automate Corporate Expense Management, today announced that its fiscal 2006 first quarter earnings conference call...

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Press ReleaseDecember 21, 2005
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Concur Technologies Introduces World's First On-Demand Report Authoring...
REDMOND, Wash., December 21, 2005 - Concur Technologies (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of business services that automate Corporate Expense Management, today announced that Cognos ReportNet™ is now available to Concur Expense Service...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 25, 2007
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Concur Technologies Ranks Among World's Top 10 Providers of On-Demand Services
REDMOND, Wash., January 25, 2007 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of business services that automate Corporate Expense Management, has - for the second consecutive time - been named among the top ten...

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Press ReleaseMarch 06, 2007
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Event Update: Concur Technologies to Present Webinar on Vendor Payment Best...
REDMOND, Wash., March 06, 2007 - Presentation to Reveal the Most Efficient Way to Manage the Processing of Vendor Invoices and Employee Check Requests Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Corporate...

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Press ReleaseJuly 23, 2007
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Concur Unveils Travel and Expense 2.0 Featuring Smart Expense at the 2007...
BOSTON, MASS., July 23, 2007 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services unveiled the next generation of travel and expense management featuring Smart Expense™. This industry-first...

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Press ReleaseOctober 27, 2005
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Concur Technologies Announces Schedule For Upcoming Fiscal 2005 Fourth...
REDMOND, Wash., October 27, 2005 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of business services that automate Corporate Expense Management, today announced that its fiscal 2005 fourth quarter and year-end earnings...

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Press ReleaseJune 01, 2005
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Concur Technologies Appoints Gordon Eubanks to Board of Directors
REDMOND, Wash., June 01, 2005 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of business services that automate Corporate Expense Management, today announced the appointment of Gordon Eubanks to its board of directors....

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Press ReleaseJuly 06, 2004
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Raytheon Systems Tackles Travel Expenses with Concur Expense
LONDON, England, July 06, 2004 - Concur Technologies, Inc, (NASDAQ: CNQR), the global leader in expense management solutions, today announced that Raytheon Systems Limited, a major provider of Defence and Aerospace systems, has deployed Concur...

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Press ReleaseApril 26, 2004
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Concur Technologies To Present at D.A. Davidson & Co.'s Sixth Annual...
REDMOND, Wash., April 26, 2004 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the leading provider of Corporate Expense Management solutions, today announced that Steve Singh, president and CEO, and John Adair, CFO for Concur Technologies, will...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 19, 2011
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Concur Announces Schedule for Upcoming Fiscal 2011 First Quarter Earnings...
Redmond, Wash., Jan. 19, 2011 - Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced that its fiscal 2011 first quarter earnings conference call will take place on Wednesday, February 2,...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 13, 2012
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Concur Japan Announces New Employee Spend Management Solution
Cloud-based expense management solution designed for the Japanese market features support for the IC card, the smart card ticketing system for public transport TOKYO, Japan, Feb. 13, 2012 -- Concur Japan announced today the launch of its employee...

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Press ReleaseSeptember 17, 2013
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New Rakuten Travel and Concur Partnership Improves Hotel Booking Options for...
Japanese hotel reservation service integrates with Concur’s new Japanese Travel Solution to provide service that helps manage spend through increased efficiency and transparency Tokyo, Japan and Bellevue, WA, September 17, 2013 - Rakuten Travel,...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 06, 2014
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Concur Provides Robust Travel and Expense Solutions for the Healthcare Industry
Concur Presents Technology Solutions in New HIMSS Innovation Center Bellevue, Wash. – February 6, 2014 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management, is pleased to announce its participation at the HIMSS...

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Press ReleaseNovember 20, 2014
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Concur and Thomson Reuters Announce New Integration of Concur Invoice and...

Concur App Center Expands to Simplify Complex Sales Tax Compliance

BELLEVUE, Wash., -- November 20, 2014 – Concur, the world’s leading provider of spend management solutions, today announced a new integration with Thomson Reuters...

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Press ReleaseNovember 21, 2014
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New Analysis from Concur and Table8 Shows Business Dining Is A Key...
Insights Reveal Business Dining Trends that Restaurants Can Leverage To Drive Revenue BELLEVUE, Wash., November 24, 2014 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of spend management solutions and services released an analysis today...

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Small Business
Hello, happy employees
It’s all over the news these days: hiring and retaining the best employees is a big challenge right now. Outdated expense reporting doesn’t help – it’s slowing reimbursement, frustrating people and taking them away from their primary work. But...

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