Cable & Wireless Selects Concur Expense to Automate T&E Expense Management Process for Bottom Line Results

Leading Global Internet Services Company to Increase Operational Cost-Savings

And Efficiencies Around the World



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Concur Technologies Inc.

    REDMOND, Wash., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --
 Concur Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CNQR), the leading provider of
 Corporate Expense Management solutions, today announced that
 Cable & Wireless (London: CW; NYSE:   CWP), a leading global Internet services
 company, has selected Concur Expense(TM) to provide company-wide automation of
 its travel and entertainment (T&E) expense management process for its
 14,500 users.  Concur Expense, the world's leading Web-based T&E expense
 management solution, allows companies to focus on their core competencies and
 provides rapid return on investment.  Concur's low risk, high reward
 Corporate Expense Management solutions reduce operational costs and increase
 business efficiencies, maximizing a business' limited resources and bottom
 line results.
     Cable and Wireless joins other leading telecommunications organizations,
 including AT&T, Lucent Technologies, SBC Communications, Inc., and Sprint, who
 have chosen Concur Expense to better compete in the global economy.  Some of
 Concur's largest deployments have occurred in these companies, including SBC
 at 200,000 deployed employees, Lucent Technologies at 160,000, Sprint at
 100,000, and AT&T at 80,000 deployed employees.
     "As an internationally-based global services company, we have unique laws
 and regulations that differ from U.S.-based companies.  We chose Concur
 because of their proven ability to deploy their applications in large
 international companies and because Concur Expense includes the international
 features needed to manage our T&E requirements globally," said Tony Scott,
 vice president, transaction processing for Cable & Wireless.  "Increasing
 control and efficiencies in our T&E expense management process will reduce
 costs and increase employee productivity, delivering results to our bottom
 line."
     "Concur has unmatched expertise in deploying Corporate Expense Management
 solutions in internationally-based companies with complex needs.  Our proven
 technology innovation and deployment model will enable Cable & Wireless to
 achieve a rapid return on its investment," said Steve Singh, chairman,
 president, and chief executive officer for Concur.  "Cable & Wireless'
 selection of Concur Expense will yield significant time and cost benefits that
 can be used to direct limited resources to conducting their core business."
     Prior to selecting Concur Expense, Cable & Wireless used a number of
 paper-based expense reporting systems.  This system required employees to
 manually prepare, approve, and process expense reports, resulting in
 inaccurate expense reports, long reimbursement times, manual re-keying of data
 into financial systems, and inadequate information for travel spending
 analysis.
     Concur Expense automates each step of the T&E expense management process
 -- from expense report preparation and approval to policy compliance, data
 analysis, and reimbursement.  With Concur Expense, companies gain new control
 over their T&E expense management process.  Travelers prepare expense reports
 faster and more accurately, aided by the direct prepopulation of expense data
 from their corporate charge cards.  Expense reports are automatically routed
 to managers, who can more efficiently approve expense reports on-line and
 receive immediate notification of non-compliant entries.  Accounting is more
 productive because expense reports are delivered on-line and automatically
 link to financial and payroll systems, eliminating the need to re-key expense
 data.  Easily accessible expense data allows the company to analyze spending
 trends and negotiate better supplier rates for additional savings.
 
     About Cable & Wireless
     Cable & Wireless is a major global telecommunications business with
 revenue of over 9 billion pounds sterling (U.S. $14 billion) in the year to 31
 March 2000 and customers in 70 countries.  Its operations around the world
 offer a full range of telecommunications services.  Cable & Wireless' focus
 for future growth is on IP (internet protocol) and data services and solutions
 for business customers.  It is developing advanced IP networks and value-added
 services in the U.S., Europe and the Asia-Pacific region in support of this
 strategy.  With the capability of its global IP infrastructure and its
 strength in key markets, Cable & Wireless holds a unique position in terms of
 global coverage and services to business customers.  For more information
 about Cable & Wireless, go to www.cw.com.
 
     About Concur Technologies, Inc.
     Concur Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of Corporate Expense
 Management solutions that automate costly and inefficient business processes,
 allowing companies to better leverage their most limited resources:  time,
 money, knowledge, and energy.  Meeting the needs of businesses of all sizes,
 Concur's solutions include travel and entertainment expense management,
 employee requests for vendor payments, and time tracking and reporting, and
 can be delivered through licensed and Application Service Provider (ASP)
 models.  Today, over 625 companies, including AT&T, Citigroup,
 Daimler-Chrysler, DuPont, First Union, and Pfizer, have licensed over
 2.5 million employees to use Concur's market-leading solutions to reduce
 costs, and increase productivity and access to data about internal business
 processes.  Delivering on its commitment to excellence and meeting the needs
 of its customers across the globe, Concur leverages its strategic alliances
 with more than 50 world-class organizations such as ADP, American Express,
 Exodus, Great Plains, KPMG, and Microsoft, and has successfully deployed its
 solution to more than 1.2 million employees worldwide.  Concur also continues
 to expand its international market leadership with more than 50 companies
 deployed outside North America.  More information is available via the
 Internet at www.concur.com.
     NOTE:  All company or product names are trademarks and/or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  investors, John Adair, 425-497-6439, or johna@concur.com, or
 media, Shannon Holliway, 425-497-7364, or shannonh@concur.com, both of
 Concur Technologies, Inc.; or James Abt of Niehaus Ryan Wong, 704-665-9217, or
 ajames@nrwpr.com, for Concur Technologies.
 
 

SOURCE Concur Technologies Inc.
    REDMOND, Wash., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --
 Concur Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CNQR), the leading provider of
 Corporate Expense Management solutions, today announced that
 Cable & Wireless (London: CW; NYSE:   CWP), a leading global Internet services
 company, has selected Concur Expense(TM) to provide company-wide automation of
 its travel and entertainment (T&E) expense management process for its
 14,500 users.  Concur Expense, the world's leading Web-based T&E expense
 management solution, allows companies to focus on their core competencies and
 provides rapid return on investment.  Concur's low risk, high reward
 Corporate Expense Management solutions reduce operational costs and increase
 business efficiencies, maximizing a business' limited resources and bottom
 line results.
     Cable and Wireless joins other leading telecommunications organizations,
 including AT&T, Lucent Technologies, SBC Communications, Inc., and Sprint, who
 have chosen Concur Expense to better compete in the global economy.  Some of
 Concur's largest deployments have occurred in these companies, including SBC
 at 200,000 deployed employees, Lucent Technologies at 160,000, Sprint at
 100,000, and AT&T at 80,000 deployed employees.
     "As an internationally-based global services company, we have unique laws
 and regulations that differ from U.S.-based companies.  We chose Concur
 because of their proven ability to deploy their applications in large
 international companies and because Concur Expense includes the international
 features needed to manage our T&E requirements globally," said Tony Scott,
 vice president, transaction processing for Cable & Wireless.  "Increasing
 control and efficiencies in our T&E expense management process will reduce
 costs and increase employee productivity, delivering results to our bottom
 line."
     "Concur has unmatched expertise in deploying Corporate Expense Management
 solutions in internationally-based companies with complex needs.  Our proven
 technology innovation and deployment model will enable Cable & Wireless to
 achieve a rapid return on its investment," said Steve Singh, chairman,
 president, and chief executive officer for Concur.  "Cable & Wireless'
 selection of Concur Expense will yield significant time and cost benefits that
 can be used to direct limited resources to conducting their core business."
     Prior to selecting Concur Expense, Cable & Wireless used a number of
 paper-based expense reporting systems.  This system required employees to
 manually prepare, approve, and process expense reports, resulting in
 inaccurate expense reports, long reimbursement times, manual re-keying of data
 into financial systems, and inadequate information for travel spending
 analysis.
     Concur Expense automates each step of the T&E expense management process
 -- from expense report preparation and approval to policy compliance, data
 analysis, and reimbursement.  With Concur Expense, companies gain new control
 over their T&E expense management process.  Travelers prepare expense reports
 faster and more accurately, aided by the direct prepopulation of expense data
 from their corporate charge cards.  Expense reports are automatically routed
 to managers, who can more efficiently approve expense reports on-line and
 receive immediate notification of non-compliant entries.  Accounting is more
 productive because expense reports are delivered on-line and automatically
 link to financial and payroll systems, eliminating the need to re-key expense
 data.  Easily accessible expense data allows the company to analyze spending
 trends and negotiate better supplier rates for additional savings.
 
     About Cable & Wireless
     Cable & Wireless is a major global telecommunications business with
 revenue of over 9 billion pounds sterling (U.S. $14 billion) in the year to 31
 March 2000 and customers in 70 countries.  Its operations around the world
 offer a full range of telecommunications services.  Cable & Wireless' focus
 for future growth is on IP (internet protocol) and data services and solutions
 for business customers.  It is developing advanced IP networks and value-added
 services in the U.S., Europe and the Asia-Pacific region in support of this
 strategy.  With the capability of its global IP infrastructure and its
 strength in key markets, Cable & Wireless holds a unique position in terms of
 global coverage and services to business customers.  For more information
 about Cable & Wireless, go to www.cw.com.
 
     About Concur Technologies, Inc.
     Concur Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of Corporate Expense
 Management solutions that automate costly and inefficient business processes,
 allowing companies to better leverage their most limited resources:  time,
 money, knowledge, and energy.  Meeting the needs of businesses of all sizes,
 Concur's solutions include travel and entertainment expense management,
 employee requests for vendor payments, and time tracking and reporting, and
 can be delivered through licensed and Application Service Provider (ASP)
 models.  Today, over 625 companies, including AT&T, Citigroup,
 Daimler-Chrysler, DuPont, First Union, and Pfizer, have licensed over
 2.5 million employees to use Concur's market-leading solutions to reduce
 costs, and increase productivity and access to data about internal business
 processes.  Delivering on its commitment to excellence and meeting the needs
 of its customers across the globe, Concur leverages its strategic alliances
 with more than 50 world-class organizations such as ADP, American Express,
 Exodus, Great Plains, KPMG, and Microsoft, and has successfully deployed its
 solution to more than 1.2 million employees worldwide.  Concur also continues
 to expand its international market leadership with more than 50 companies
 deployed outside North America.  More information is available via the
 Internet at www.concur.com.
     NOTE:  All company or product names are trademarks and/or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  investors, John Adair, 425-497-6439, or johna@concur.com, or
 media, Shannon Holliway, 425-497-7364, or shannonh@concur.com, both of
 Concur Technologies, Inc.; or James Abt of Niehaus Ryan Wong, 704-665-9217, or
 ajames@nrwpr.com, for Concur Technologies.
 
 SOURCE  Concur Technologies Inc.