REDMOND, Wash., February 21, 2006 - Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today announced the availability of Cliqbook Meeting™, an online service that facilitates and simplifies the entire process of managing corporate meetings. Cliqbook Meeting drives cost reductions by serving as a single online tool that manages both the planning and the employee travel associated with corporate meetings, providing companies with complete control and visibility into their overall corporate meeting spend.
"We'd like to capture and control more spend through automation, which would enable us to fully leverage the relationships we have with our travel vendors," said Kevin Maguire, manager of corporate travel and fleet services, from Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc. "With Cliqbook Meeting, we will be able to consolidate both our transient and group travel spend and move more transactions online while providing our travelers with a familiar, efficient and easy-to-use one-stop platform to help them manage all their corporate travel needs."
Cliqbook Meeting employs the same technology as Cliqbook Travel™ - the leading online corporate travel management service trusted by hundreds of companies to simplify online booking and reduce the costs associated with corporate travel programs. This same powerful combination of integrated workflow, approval mechanisms, and real-time reporting is now being applied to help organizations manage meetings of any size. Leveraging powerful planning and travel functionality, Cliqbook Meeting provides corporations with a single solution to manage and control all of the costs associated with group travel.
With Cliqbook Meeting, organizations can leverage one efficient online tool to orchestrate all meeting details and manage registration for profiled and non-profiled (guest) attendees. Cliqbook Meeting ensures that all travel expenses booked by meeting attendees comply with established company policies, fully leveraging all discounts and preferred vendor terms. The easy-to-use interface produces manifests for meeting and traveler logistics, including information required for rooming, food and beverage, ground transportation and materials. Cliqbook Meeting even automates and personalizes communications to invited and registered attendees, generating invitations, confirmations and attendee surveys to maximize attendance and optimize meeting input.
"Customers like Tokyo Electron, who are already enjoying the benefits of using Concur Expense Service and Cliqbook Travel, are looking for additional services to help them drive costs out of their businesses, especially when it comes to the increasing cost of conducting company meetings," said Rajeev Singh, president and COO of Concur Technologies. "With Cliqbook Meeting, organizations can streamline the entire corporate meeting planning process while fully leveraging all corporate travel policies and negotiated discounts, providing every traveler with one-stop access for registration, event information and travel bookings.
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