SAP Completes Acquisition of Concur

Company Accelerates Business Network Strategy, Delivers New Model for Simply Managing
Resources, Processes and Spend

WALLDORF, Germany — Dec. 4, 2014 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the leader in the multi-billion dollar market for travel and expense (T&E) management solutions. With the acquisition of Concur, SAP advances its business network strategy by delivering a new model for managing business resources, processes and spend in the simplest possible way — through the world’s largest business network.

All outstanding shares of Concur have been converted into the right to receive US$129 per share in cash. Concur has notified The Nasdaq Stock Market of the completion of the acquisition and expects trading of its common stock to be suspended pending delisting of such shares.

Concur will operate as a business unit within SAP and continue to be led by its existing management team.

Helping Companies Run Simple
“Social networks have made it easier than ever for us to shop, share and consume. Companies want this same simplicity,” said Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP. “SAP provides the largest global network of digitally connected companies for businesses to collaborate, organize and innovate business models in entirely new ways. With the acquisition of Concur, we are expanding this network and delivering on our promise to help companies run simple. Business travel and expense management are notorious business challenges for companies worldwide. I’m thrilled for our customers that the leading solutions for travel and expense management are now part of the SAP Cloud portfolio.”

Fueling the Networked Economy
Business is no longer about simply executing a process within a company, it’s about orchestrating commerce transactions across an entire value chain. SAP is uniquely positioned to connect companies to the applications, networks and platform they need to discover, connect and collaborate in the networked economy and empower them to win.

  • With more than 1.6 million connected companies in 190 countries transacting over half a trillion dollars  in commerce on an annual basis, the SAP business network is the largest in the world.
  • Leveraging the collaborative commerce capabilities of Ariba, an SAP company, the flexible workforce management capabilities of Fieldglass, the travel and expense capabilities of Concur and  the real-time in memory capabilities of the SAP HANA® platform,  SAP enables companies to link a virtual network of partners into a shared community and execute key business processes — from procurement, invoicing and payment to staff augmentation and talent management — in a more efficient, informed and simple way.

Expanding the World’s Largest Business Network
Concur extends the SAP business network with leading cloud-based solutions for innovative and effortless T&E management that provide total transparency into travel spend wherever it occurs. Concur delivers a unique platform to connect and engage the global travel ecosystem and enables SAP to accelerate its network strategy:

·       Concur is the global leader of integrated T&E management solutions for companies of all industries and sizes, with more than 25,000 customers and 25 million active users in over 150 countries.

  • Concur addresses the US$1.2 trillion corporate travel market both for travel buyers and the global travel ecosystem, including suppliers, travel management companies, online travel agencies, global distribution systems and app developers.
  • When Concur is combined with the Ariba and Fieldglass business networks, SAP will be positioned to power transactions that drive more than US$10 trillion of addressable global spend annually

“At Concur, we’ve always imagined the way the world should work. We were founded on the simple idea that complex tasks like expense reports should be effortless for the user, create transparency and insights for businesses and connect people to the community of partners they count on,” said Steve Singh, Concur CEO. “We have shared a vision for the perfect trip, and believe that we have only scratched the surface on what’s possible when we dream big. With SAP, we are excited to expand on that vision to re-imagine the way businesses manage their resources globally, connecting travel, procurement, contingent workforces or any other spend in real time.”

Product Availability
Concur solutions are available for purchase by SAP customers as of today.

Financial Impact
Concur is expected to contribute €40–€45 million to SAP’s non-IFRS cloud subscriptions and support revenue for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. The contribution to SAP’s non-IFRS operating profit in 2014 is expected to be insignificant. SAP will provide 2015 guidance and mid-term targets including Concur in January 2015.

For more information, visit the SAP News Center. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.

About Concur
Concur is the leading provider of spend management solutions and services in the world, helping companies of all sizes transform the way they manage spend so they can focus on what matters most. Through Concur’s open platform, the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and developers can access and extend Concur’s T&E cloud. Concur’s systems adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large. For more information, visit

About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 263,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit

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Concur is a leading cloud-based provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Our easy-to-use, Web-based and mobile solutions adapt to each employee’s preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies large and small. No matter what size the organization, we help control costs and save time. The Concur Connect platform allows an entire ecosystem of end users, customers, suppliers, and solution partners to access and extend the Concur T&E cloud, which delivers travel and expense solutions and services otherwise unavailable to them.

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Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Founded in 1993 on the premise of helping drive costs out of businesses through innovation, Concur’s services are trusted by over 20,000 clients around the globe with around 30 million users. Learn more at

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