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.- Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced the availability of Concur® Mobile, the powerful extension to Concur’s innovative end-to-end approach for travel and expense management. Now, for the first time, mobile workers can ease the pain of business travel during their trip by using their Blackberry or Windows Mobile phone to manage their itinerary, conduct in-policy business travel transactions, capture T&E expense data and approve expense reports – all while on the road. Concur Mobile not only makes life easier for the mobile workforce, it also helps companies more tightly control the significant amount of unmanaged employee spend that occurs during business travel, helping them take a giant step toward getting a handle on this last area of uncontrolled business travel spend.
“Concur’s vision of One Touch Business Travel™ revolutionized the corporate travel industry by linking procurement with reimbursement, using e-receipts to seamlessly reconcile T&E spend while making it easy to book travel, file expenses and get reimbursed. The next phase of that revolution is delivering an even more compelling experience to help ease the pain for business travelers on the road,” said Rajeev Singh, president and chief operating officer of Concur. “With Concur Mobile, the millions of business travelers that trust Concur now have a trusted companion that they can take with them on the road, to help them easily adapt and optimize their business travel plans and accurately capture expenses – productively and within policy. At every step of the business travel process, Concur is delivering innovation to help our clients increase compliance and drive down T&E costs while making life easier for the mobile workforce.”
Concur Mobile enables travelers to quickly view their itinerary and add or delete items such as hotels, rental cars, dining reservations and taxis – all from their mobile phone. Available in English, French and German at no additional charge for Concur® Travel & Expense customers, Concur Mobile provides business travelers around the world with a powerful tool to help them comply with corporate policies and be more efficient and productive wherever they may be traveling.
The solution also lets business travelers quickly and easily capture miscellaneous out-of-pocket purchases and tips, ensuring that these commonly forgotten transactions are automatically and accurately accounted for within the expense report. Busy managers can even review their employees’ expense reports in detail, right from their hand-held device, allowing them to approve or reject expense reports quickly, no matter where they are.
Leveraging Pyxis Mobile’s powerful Application Studio, Concur Mobile utilizes the industry’s most robust and flexible mobile application technology to extend the power of Concur’s market-leading on-demand travel and expense management services to popular smartphones. And by seamlessly connecting to Concur Travel & Expense, Concur Mobile helps drive compliance and minimize program leakage by delivering access to in-policy travel choices and accurately capturing the resulting spend.
“The mobile device has increasingly become the primary computing platform for enterprise employees in the field or on the road,” said Michael J. King, Research Director with Gartner. “As the applications these users access evolve to match the power of today’s smartphones, forward looking companies are embracing both the technologies and the process improvements they enable to make to employees more productive and efficient when on the road.”
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