Free mobile application enables Concur Travel & Expense clients to easily change or update itineraries, capture expenses and approve expense reports – all from their iPhone
London, England, 3 Nov., 2009 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR) the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that Concur® Mobile for the iPhone is now available as a free download from the Apple App Store. This powerful extension to Concur® Travel & Expense – Concur’s innovative end-to-end travel and expense management service – enables iPhone users to manage their itinerary, conduct in-policy business travel transactions, capture T&E expense data and approve expense reports – all while on the road. See a video of Concur Mobile for iPhone.
Already in use by thousands of business travellers on BlackBerry or Windows Mobile devices, Concur Mobile is the business travel companion that makes life easier for the mobile workforce while also helping companies more tightly control the significant amount of unmanaged employee spend that occurs during business travel. Now that Concur Mobile is available as a free download for iPhone users, for the first time ever, organisations can provide their business travellers with a choice from among the three leading smartphone platforms to better manage and control business travel and T&E spend.
“Apple’s iPhone is a transformative mobile device that has become an indispensable productivity tool for business travellers around the globe,” said Katherine Sullivan, Senior Director, Solution Marketing for Concur. “We’re excited that the millions of users of Concur’s powerful enterprise application – Concur Travel & Expense – can now leverage this intuitive mobile platform to help them manage their travel and expenses while on the road. This is yet another example of Concur’s continuous innovation to help clients increase T&E policy compliance and drive down costs, while making life easier for the mobile workforce.”
Concur Mobile enables travellers to quickly view their itinerary booked through Concur Travel & Expense, change existing flights and add or delete items such as hotels, rental cars, dining reservations and taxis – all from their mobile phone and all within policy. The solution also lets business travellers 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. By seamlessly connecting to Concur Travel & Expense, Concur Mobile helps drive compliance and minimise program leakage by delivering access to in-policy travel choices and accurately capturing the resulting spend.
"The mobile worker is a growing and important component of the global workforce, which accounted for 847.8 million workers globally in 2008,” according to Sean Ryan, research analyst for Mobile Enterprise at IDC, and co-author of the recent IDC report Enterprise Mobility in the Cloud. "The mobile solutions now emerging from on-demand service providers like Concur provide a template for how companies can leverage mobility to extend the value of their enterprise applications," says Robert Mahowald, co-author of the report and research director for SaaS and Cloud Services at IDC.