Redmond, Wash., August 18, 2009 -- Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, unveils Concur Mobile for the iPhone.
This powerful extension to Concur Travel & Expense -- Concur's innovative end-to-end travel and expense management service â€“ now enables iPhone users to manage their itinerary, conduct in-policy business travel transactions, capture T&E expense data and approve expense reports -- all while on the road.
Already in use by thousands of business travelers on BlackBerry or Windows Mobile devices, Concur Mobile is the business travel companion that not only makes life easier for the mobile workforce, it also helps companies more tightly control the significant amount of unmanaged employee spend that occurs during business travel. With the introduction of Concur Mobile for the iPhone, now, for the first time ever, travel managers can provide their business travelers with a choice from among the three leading smartphone platforms to better manage corporate travel spend.
"Just as Apple's iPhone transformed the way we interact with our mobile devices, Concur has revolutionized the corporate travel industry by making it easy to book travel, file expenses and get reimbursed," said Rajeev Singh, president and chief operating officer of Concur. "By making Concur's powerful enterprise application â€“ Concur Travel & Expense â€“ accessible through the iPhone's intuitive mobile platform, we're delivering the next phase in Concur's continuous innovation to help our clients increase compliance and drive costs out of every step of the business travel process, while making life easier for the mobile workforce."
"All signs point to the continued growth of mobile technology's relevance and importance in travel," says travel industry research authority PhoCusWright in a recent report. "While existing mobile travel applications largely treat mobile devices as simply an additional access point for existing content, the next generation of mobile applications, currently under development, will begin to serve the real-time needs of the mobile traveler."
Concur Mobile enables travelers to quickly view their itinerary booked through Concur Travel & Expense, and add or delete items such as hotels, rental cars, dining reservations and taxis â€“ all from their mobile phone. Concur Mobile is currently available in English, French and German, all at no additional charge for Concur Travel & Expense customers. Concur Mobile provides business travelers with a powerful tool to help them comply with corporate policies and be more efficient and productive wherever they may be traveling.
The solution also lets business travelers quickly and easily capture miscellaneous out-of-pocket purchases and tips, ensuring that these commonly forgotten transactions are automatically and accurately accounted for within the expense report. Busy managers can even review their employees' expense reports in detail, right from their hand-held device, allowing them to approve or reject expense reports quickly, no matter where they are.
Concur Mobile utilizes the industry's most robust and flexible mobile application technology to extend the power of Concur's market-leading on-demand travel and expense management services to popular smartphones. And by seamlessly connecting to Concur Travel & Expense, Concur Mobile helps drive compliance and minimize program leakage by delivering access to in-policy travel choices and accurately capturing the resulting spend.