Concur, GDSx Product Strategies Combined to Deliver Managed Travel Service Across Booking Channels
London, UK, August 06, 2013 – Concur
® (Nasdaq: CNQR), the global leader in integrated travel and expense management
, today announced Concur TripLink, a suite of Concur solutions for corporate customers and Travel Management Companies to capture every booking and control program leakage. Created from the combination of the Concur Open Booking product and the recently acquired TripLink technology from GDSx, Concur TripLink includes features for corporate customers, TMCs and suppliers for unprecedented visibility across all itineraries, and enables TMCs to better serve travelers regardless of how the booking originated.
The Concur TripLink product suite includes:
TripLink – TripLink provides a complete view of all travel transactions, giving business travelers and their companies better visibility, more control and stronger negotiating power while still retaining negotiated discounts.
TripLink for Agencies – TripLink for Agencies enables TMCs to capture and manage bookings, regardless of what booking tool is used on the itinerary. Agency automated solutions will be automatically integrated with TripLink, providing value-added processing and information services.
Supplier TripLinks – Concur’s AppCenter will include TripLinks to partner suppliers, including Avis, IHG, La Quinta, Marriott and others, to ensure travelers book using corporate negotiated rates and that companies have visibility into direct bookings.
“We’re focused on giving corporate customers and TMCs the ability to manage travel, no matter where it’s booked. With the TripLink product suite, we’ve created the industry’s most complete solution to that challenge,” said Mike Koetting, Executive Vice President of Concur. “In fact, we are already seeing the benefits of this capability with agency automation provider Cornerstone Information Systems, which will integrate its ResMarker Connect tool with TripLink. Linking TMCs, travelers and suppliers together in an open platform won’t just enable better visibility -- it will enable us to extend the managed travel model to more and more bookings.”