Egencia and Concur Simplify Business Travel Management with New Partnership
Industry Leading Solutions Unite to Deliver One Connected Travel and Expense
BELLEVUE and REDMOND, Wash., April 11, 2013
BELLEVUE and REDMOND, Wash., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Egencia®, the
business travel division of the Expedia, Inc. group (NASDAQ: EXPE), and Concur
(NASDAQ: CNQR), the global leader in integrated travel and expense management,
today announced a global partnership to make the process of expensing business
travel faster, easier and more accurate for mutual customers.
Through this strategic partnership, Egencia and Concur are connecting the
corporate travel booking and expense management processes into one solution
for mutual clients. Leveraging the Concur platform and its Open Booking APIs,
the combined solution makes the process of expensing business travel easier
and faster for companies whose business travelers plan, book and manage trips
through Egencia and manage expenses with Concur.
Through Concur Open Booking, trips booked and managed by Egencia are
automatically added to Concur Expense where the details automatically
pre-populate the expense report. Itinerary details, e-receipts and credit card
charges are all matched to deliver increased insight and control to their
organizations, while making completing expense reports easier and more
efficient for employees.
"Egencia is pleased to have brought this connected user experience
together—it's good for the traveler and the company," says Mark Hollyhead,
senior vice president Egencia Americas. "The Egencia and Concur partnership is
advancing the worldwide travel and expense experience for millions of people
by integrating the best technology from our respective organizations.
Travelers and travel arrangers save time, while travel managers and business
decision makers gain clear insights into traveler spend and policy compliance
with accurate data."
"We believe travel should have far fewer hassles and give business people far
more time to focus on the things that matter most in their busy lives. That's
why Concur pioneered an integrated travel and expense process – simplifying
the way companies manage their corporate travel and expenses," said Michael
Koetting, EVP of Supplier Management at Concur. "Building this connected
experience with Egencia required an open platform and an open mindset that
allows us to deliver more value to our clients."
The Egencia and Concur Expense connected offering is available now in the
United States and Canada as a certified application and will be made available
to customers in the rest of the world later this year. As VIA Egencia
customers are migrated onto the Egencia technology platform, they will have
access to the Egencia and Concur Expense connected offering. Set-up is quick
and interested customers may contact either organization to discuss next
About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company
Egencia is a leading full-service travel management company delivering
innovative corporate travel solutions and expert local service to more than
10,000 clients in nearly 60 countries around the world. As part of the
Expedia, Inc. group, (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world's largest travel marketplace,
Egencia provides forward-looking companies with the ability to drive
compliance and cost savings in their travel programs, while meeting the needs
and requirements of the modern business traveler. For more information, please
visit www.egencia.comor follow us on Twitter @Egencia.
Egencia and the Egencia logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners. © 2013 Egencia, LLC. All rights
reserved. CST # 2029030-50; CST # 2083922-50.
Concur is the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management
solutions. Through Concur's open platform the entire travel and expense
ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and developers can access and extend
Concur's T&E cloud. Concur's systems adapt to individual employee preferences
and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large. Learn more
atConcur.comor theConcur blog.
Contact: EGENCIA, Kristin Treat | PR Manager, North America, Email:
email@example.com, Office: 425-679-4930 | Mobile: 425-214-6026; or CONCUR,
Kristin Prigmore, Weber Shandwick, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
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