DENVER, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Concur, the world's leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced an expansion of its partnership and technology integration with Uber that will be first of its kind. As part of this expanded partnership and integration, Concur customers will be able to realize significant cost savings on their ground transportation and gain visibility into their Uber usage, while at the same time increasing traveler productivity and satisfaction. Concur customers will exclusively have access to the Uber for Business features for free, along with automated employee onboarding, policy controls, savings performance, and trip summary dashboards only available through the powerful combination of the two travel industry innovators.
Together, Concur and Uber will be able to help companies reduce their ground transportation spend by enabling them to more easily use affordable ridesharing options like uberX. Through this exclusive partnership, Concur customers will have access to Uber for Business features for free, and once connected, all business trips taken with Uber will sent to Concur enabling savings insights, policy controls, as well as automated expense report population for travelers, yielding greater traveler productivity and satisfaction.
"Our average enterprise customer expenses almost $1 million in ground transportation annually and about 7 percent of that is with Uber today. By shifting more spend to Uber, these companies stand to save hundreds of thousands of dollars," said Elena Donio, president of Concur. "We've seen almost 230 percent growth in Uber transactions in the past year, and with this integration, we expect to see that growth accelerate as we help companies leverage the benefits of Uber as part of their travel program."
"This strategic partnership will offer enterprise clients seamless access and enhanced reporting for Uber for Business through Concur, providing companies an innovative travel solution that offers unprecedented control, visibility and cost savings in global ground travel," said Emil Michael, Chief Business Officer, Uber. "We are excited to build towards the future of business travel management in partnership with SAP/Concur and to continue to revolutionize the ways people move."
This product integration will launch in Q4 of 2016 through the Concur App Center.
For more information, visit concur.com/appcenter/u4b.
Concur, an SAP company, imagines the way the world should work, offering cloud-based services that make it simple to manage travel and expenses. By connecting data, applications and people, Concur delivers an effortless experience and total transparency into spending wherever and whenever it happens. Concur services adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large, so they can focus on what matters most for their businesses. Learn more at www.concur.com or the Concur Newsroom.