Posted June 1, 2012

GUEST: KesselRun's Wilkinson On Concur's 'Open Bookings' Approach

KesselRun Corporate Travel Solutions senior partner Tom Wilkinson praises Concur's strategic move to facilitate "open bookings" and discusses the next era of travel management. Read More »
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Posted May 31, 2012

TMC Response To Concur 'Open Bookings' Plan Tepid, Defensive

Travel management company executives are not enthused by Concur's exploration of enabling travelers to book negotiated rates on airline websites—apparently bypassing GDSs and TMCs while supposedly retaining policy enforcement and traveler tracking. Read More »
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Posted May 17, 2012

WorldMate API Attracts 50 Developers

More than 50 companies including FlightStats, ExpenseCloud and Short's Travel Management have licensed an application programming interface from WorldMate, according to the itinerary management provider. WorldMate automates the processing of confirmation emails from more than 1,300 travel intermediaries and suppliers. Read More »
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Posted May 3, 2012

Concur Raises Expectations After Strong Quarter

Following "exceptionally strong" March quarter results, Concur raised its near-term guidance for revenue, operating margin, earnings and cash flow, including an expectation for revenue growth of 25.5 percent in the current quarter. Concur on Wednesday reported March quarter revenue of $108.4 million, which at 28 percent higher than a year earlier represented the company's "highest year-over-year growth rate since the beginning of the recession," CFO Frank Pelzer told analysts during a conference call. Read More »
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Posted March 19, 2012

COMMENT: The Role Of TMCs In A New Age Of Data Aggregation

One of the hottest issues in travel management: who will become the dominant aggregator of data, and therefore primary intermediary, for the corporate client? Read More »
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Posted February 2, 2012

Concur's New Goals: Perfection, Ubiquity

Concur is aiming during the next decade to serve "the perfect business trip" to "every business traveler," chairman and CEO Steve Singh said during the company's December-quarter earnings call on Wednesday.

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Posted January 30, 2012

Analysts: CWT, Concur Each To Win Parts Of A Delayed And Downsized ETS2 Contract

The U.S. General Services Administration in April will award its e-Gov Travel Service 2.0 contract in parts to Concur and CWTSatoTravel/Northrop Grumman, according to BMO Capital Markets analysts Karl Keirstead and Shateel Alam. Read More »
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Posted January 25, 2012

WorldMate CEO: CWT Partnership 'Not Active,' Tie With Amex More Dynamic

Two years after taking the chief executive role and one year after founder Nadav Gur left the company, CEO Jean Tripier this month claimed WorldMate is Read More »
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Posted November 16, 2011

Concur Plans To Double Sales Team, Add Operations Center

Concur on Tuesday announced plans to double its sales force during the next 24 months, open a new operations center in Manila and expand its existing facility in Prague. "We expect to drive the innovation curve in our industry even faster and deeper into the supply chain, and we expect to ramp our investments in customer deployment and service teams to support the level of growth that we plan to deliver," chairman and CEO Steve Singh said on an earnings call.

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Posted October 19, 2011 - Las Vegas
Steve Singh

INTERVIEW: Concur Chairman and CEO Steve Singh, Part Two

Concur chairman and CEO Steve Singh last month here sat in The Beat Live Hot Seat, fielding questions from The Beat founder Jay Campbell, readers and audience members about collaboration with other tech firms, cloud computing, customer service and other topics. Read More »
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