Posted September 19, 2014

Concur 'Completes' SAP, But There Are Plenty Of Questions

After he pulled off an agreement for an $8.3 billion acquisition, which he described as "the largest acquisition in the history of the SaaS industry," you could excuse SAP CEO Bill McDermott's exuberance when discussing Concur Thursday night during a conference call with analysts and media. Read More »
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Posted September 18, 2014

SAP Agrees To Buy Concur

Sometimes the rumors are right. After a couple of weeks of speculation sparked by a Bloomberg article, SAP today confirmed there is indeed an agreement to acquire Concur. Read More »
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Posted September 16, 2014

THE BEAT SHEET: Sabre Defends The Middle; TMC Execs Give DOT An Earful; Chrome River Grabs At Least One Former IBM Expense Customer

The Beat Sheet is an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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Posted September 11, 2014

Quelling Concur Rumors, SAP Chief Highlights Organic Growth

SAP CEO Bill McDermott's comments Wednesday at the Deutsche Bank 2014 Technology Conference in Las Vegas served more to extinguish rumors that his company might buy Concur than to fan them. Read More »
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Posted August 7, 2014

After Clients Cite Performance Problems, Concur Claims Technical 'Issues' Addressed

Concur in an emailed response Wednesday to questions from The Beat acknowledged experiencing technical "issues" last week but claimed they since have been "identified and addressed." Read More »
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Posted August 5, 2014

Concur Again Beats Expectations, Highlights Long-Term Growth Opportunities

Concur beat financial expectations for fiscal third-quarter revenue, earnings, cash flow from operations, free cash flow and new customer growth, according to executives speaking on Monday during an analyst conference call. Read More »
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Posted July 31, 2014

Concur Not Neglecting Traditional OBT Amid TripLink Development

Los Angeles - Concur used the occasion of this week's Global Business Travel Association conference here to discuss the latest developments for its TripLink open booking service, including Starwood's activation and plans to bring Airbnb into the fold by this fall. Read More »
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Posted July 17, 2014

THE BEAT SHEET: Jacques On Concur; CWT's Mobile Strategy; Direct Travel's GDS Plans

The Beat Sheet is an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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Posted July 11, 2014

United's Slater: TripLink Move About Revenue, Not Costs

United Airlines' decision to participate in Concur's TripLink open-booking service stemmed primarily from customer requests and provides the airline opportunities to better market ancillary products to United loyalists, according to John Slater, the carrier's vice president of sales. Read More »
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Posted July 10, 2014

Concur (Finally) Adds An Airline To TripLink

Concur on Thursday announced that it has partnered with United Airlines to facilitate direct bookings via the TripLink open-booking platform. Read More »
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