REDMOND, Wash., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today announced that a wide array of Concur Connect partners are participating in Fusion, the company's premier client event, with new partners joining a growing list demonstrating the extended value now available to all members of the travel and expense eco-system. Through the power of Concur's T&E Cloud, over 15,000 Concur clients and 18 million Concur users have access to a wide variety of additional value-added innovation and content from partners that have leveraged the Concur Connect Platform.
Some of the enhanced value being delivered to clients by Concur Connect Partner Solutions include:
- Increased Compliance – A wide variety of specialist services for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries provide additional innovation to help Concur clients track physician entertainment spend and comply with the Sunshine Act. These partners include AdvantageMS, Healthcare Data Solutions, MedPro Systems, Porzio Pharmaceutical Services and R-Squared.
- Streamlining the user experience – partners are working with Concur to make the end-user's travel and expense experience even more seamless. Receipt OCR (optical character recognition) functionality from newly signed partners Abukai and Lemon will enable users to take a mobile snapshot of their receipt and have an expense entry automatically created for them in Concur dramatically reducing the time it takes to complete expense reports. New partner TravelText offers the same benefits by transforming text messages into expense reports. These solutions help Concur in its quest to deliver clients the Perfect Business Trip by enabling cutting edge technologies. Also helping to achieve this vision is a growing list of leading ground transportation providers, including Taxi Magic, GroundSpan, GroundScope and LIMOS.com which initiated access to diverse and unique content for Concur clients directly through Concur's travel booking tools.
- Increasing control over increasing areas of spend – New partner Visage Mobile provides enhanced mobile expense management integrated with Concur to help companies optimize mobile spend due to the explosion in the employee BYOD (bring your own device) model. Tango Card rounds out the list of newly signed partners by providing flexible corporate gift options that enable sales and service professionals. As these professionals purchase gift cards and other digital goods from the Salesforce app or from Tango Card directly, the integration automatically creates an expense entry in Concur. Companies can save time and gain increased visibility into their portion of the $50 billion per year spent on corporate gift cards.
The Concur Connect Platform
The value delivered to the entire travel eco-system by Concur's T&E Cloud is made possible by Concur Connect, the platform that enables customers, suppliers, content aggregators, and solution providers to access, build upon, and extend applications, content and T&E data aggregated through Concur.
The Concur Connect Partner Program enables any solution provider or member of the travel eco-system to build integrated solutions that add value for Concur customers and increase the reach for their own solutions and services. Concur's core travel and expense management solutions are augmented by a wide variety of solution and content providers, increasing the value of Concur's services and enabling clients to access specialized functionality to help them better manage their businesses.
Any company, solution provider or content aggregator can become a Registered Concur Connect Partner. In order to develop applications that are accessible by multiple clients, those partners can move up to the Certified Tier. For partners interested in working with Concur on a deeper level – which includes support for development and go-to-market activities – Gold and Platinum Tiers are available.
In addition to providing tiered technical and marketing support through the Concur Connect Partnership, Concur's developer portal provides rich documentation on our web services for clients and partners which can take them from creating a developer sandbox through to inserting expense reports from an external app in rapid succession.
Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Concur's easy-to-use Web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Concur Connect is the platform that enables the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and developers to 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. Learn more at www.concur.com.