REDMOND, Wash., July 19, 2007 - Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced the launch of the Concur Travel Management Company (TMC) Partner Program. The program enables participating TMC’s to deliver Concur’s end-to-end travel and expense management service to their clients. Leading TMC’s like Adelman Travel Group, Advantage Travel Management, Balboa Travel Management, Casto, Directravel, FCm Bannockburn Travel Solutions, Piedmont Travel Global Solutions, Travel Incorporated, Ultramar Travel Management and Young's/American Express Travel now provide their clients with the world’s only truly unified corporate travel booking and expense management solution – Concur® Travel & Expense.
“Savvy travel managers and procurement professionals clearly understand that online travel booking and expense reporting comprise one single business process. For those seeking innovative technology solutions that address the entire process, it is only natural that they seek the counsel of their trusted advisors in the TMC community.” said Rajeev Singh, president and chief operating officer for Concur. “Concur’s program helps these innovative TMC’s complete the evolution from travel service providers to trusted business and technology partners. And based upon the high caliber of the TMC’s that are participating in this program, Concur’s market-leading vision of delivering a single, unified travel and expense process is affirmed.”
Concur Travel & Expense is truly unique, combining the ease-of-use and flexibility of the leading corporate travel booking tool with the power and control of the leading expense reporting solution – all into one seamless service from the most trusted name in travel and expense management. And because Concur’s on-demand service is independent of any agency, corporate card or distribution system, clients can work with the TMC of their choice to quickly and easily implement an end-to-end corporate travel management solution that delivers complete access to the broadest travel content available while delivering the control, compliance and visibility they require.
“Our clients look to us for the technology and services they need to optimize their travel management programs,” said Joe Mazza, Jr., Director of Technology at FCm Bannockburn Travel Solutions. “As the only provider offering a truly unified travel booking and expense reporting solution, Concur is the natural partner to help us fulfill the increasing market demand for one seamless solution that delivers even greater value to all of our clients.”
“It’s no longer enough to simply deliver superior travel services,” said Mike Brown, President of Travel Incorporated. “Our clients are demanding that we provide them with an end-to-end travel and expense management experience that helps them manage costs and increase policy compliance. Our partnership with Concur enables us to delight our clients while still meeting their requirements for flexibility and independence.”
“Corporate travel is very dynamic and we need technology partners who understand this and develop innovative products,” said Ivan Imana, Director of Technology at Adelman Travel Group. “Concur is a respected player in the marketplace, and now they’ve seamlessly united their premier solutions into one travel and expense management service that will help Adelman Travel drive down our clients’ costs.”
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