Berlin, 13 November 2014 – Concur, the leading provider of spend management solutions and services, and Sixt, global provider of high-quality mobility solutions, today announced their partnership at the GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) conference in Berlin.
“Car rental meets travel expenses” – the partnership between Concur and Sixt will make it easier for business travellers to achieve the goal of the “perfect business trip". Concur’s TripLink solution allows travellers to link their Concur and Sixt profiles to enable business travellers to directly book their rental car or other Sixt services, according to their company conditions and in compliance with travel expense regulations. The trip data will be sent back to Concur to automatically populate travel and expense reports on Concur. For business travellers, this means greater flexibility and freedom during the booking process. Companies’ financial and travel managers simultaneously receive a clear overview of all bookings, even if these are made directly through Sixt and not via Concur.
The linking of Sixt and Concur user profiles allows business travellers to enjoy great added benefits:
More choice: the business traveller is free to decide whether to book via Concur Travel or directly through Sixt. With TripLink the traveller can combine the various booking channels in a single accounting system. This means that the traveller has full flexibility in the choice of his or her preferred booking channel.
Cost benefits: With Concur TripLink, business travellers can benefit from their company conditions, regardless of where they book their trip. They and their companies also have a simple overview of all bookings and costs. This information can then be used to create programmes for compliance with travel guidelines and security regulations.
Improved risk management: By combining bookings from various booking channels, companies know where their employees are at all times. This makes it easier for a company to fulfil its duty of care.
“Offering our clients a stress-free and pleasant travel experience using innovative and comprehensive solutions beyond simple car rental is very important to Sixt,” says Konstantin Sixt, Managing Director Sixt SE. “For that reason we are very pleased about our partnership with business travel and expense specialist Concur. This will give our shared customers as much flexibility as possible when choosing their preferred booking channel while simultaneously consolidating data into a single system. This increases user acceptance while making the process significantly more efficient and reducing overall costs.”
“We are proud to have gained the leading international provider of mobility services as a Concur TripLink partner,” says Rajeev Singh, President and Chief Operating Officer at Concur. “Sixt is thereby highlighting its innovative role on the business travel market, and together we can meet the increased need for greater transparency and flexibility in the travel booking process. Rental cars are an important and core part of the perfect business trip, and this partnership with Sixt will allow us to offer our shared clients full flexibility when booking, while continuing to benefit from company discounts and other advantages.“
Sixt SE, based in Pullach near Munich, is a leading international provider of high-quality mobility services for business and company clients as well as private travellers. Sixt operates in more than 100 countries around the world and is continuously expanding its presence. Sixt is the sole international provider to offer flexible and individual concepts for its clients that integrate rental, leasing, car sharing and limousine service products. Its strengths, such as the high percentage of premium brands in its vehicle fleet, the committed service orientation of its employees and the great value it offers, mean that the company, founded in 1912, enjoys an excellent position on the market. The company works with renowned names from the hotel industry, well-known airlines and numerous notable tourism providers. The Sixt Group achieved turnover of 1.66 billion euro (2013).