Big response to the launch of the Concur Advisor programme in the UK

11 companies sign up to programme that pays commissions over lifetime of referred customers

London, UK., June 26, 2014 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the global leader in integrated travel and expense management, today announced the launch of a UK advisor programme offering finance and accounting software resellers an opportunity to refer the company’s software to small and medium-sized businesses. Key benefits of joining the programme include a revenue share agreement over the lifetime of the referred company, a percentage discount to pass onto clients, and a discount on Concur solutions for the advisor company. 

Initially launched in the United States in 2011, there are now over 3,000 registered advisors. The UK has signed up 11 companies to become official Concur advisors in the last month. Those companies include VATit, Metaphorix, Pensar Systems, Strategies for Sales, First Hosted and Advantage Business Systems. In addition to revenue sharing opportunities, the programme will provide advisor companies with the opportunity to share knowledge, expertise and contacts in order to boost sales and drive uptake of expense management solutions amongst SMBs in the UK. 

“The advisor programme is a win / win / win for all concerned, driving additional revenue or cost saving for all three parties and delivering a best-in-class expense management solution for the end customer.” comments David Vine, Managing Director, UK SMB at Concur. “As a company, we are committed to investing significant resources and energy into making this a success for the long term. For example, each new advisor company that joins the programme will have their own dedicated Concur Relationship Manager committed to driving a successful collaboration.
 
One of the first companies to sign up to the Advisor Programme was VATit, an international VAT reclaim company. Brendon Silver, Managing Director of VATit's European Operations, commented: "VATit's diverse portfolio of VAT solutions will be enhanced as we work with Concur to develop a seamless and cutting-edge VAT recovery process. When we were given the opportunity to formalise a partnership, it was a no-brainer - the synergies are obvious. Concur customers will benefit from the integration by streamlining their VAT reclaim process and taking advantage of advisor programme discounts -.’’

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