Posted April 30, 2013

Google, Concur Work To 'Gamify' Compliance

Concur is building a system that awards "points" to policy-compliant travelers, providing a framework for incentive-based corporate travel programs like Google's. The travel department at Google is helping build the system, a Google official confirmed. Read More »
Posted April 29, 2013

GSA Expects ETS2 Review To Conclude By July

The U.S. General Services Administration expects by July to finish a court-mandated reevaluation of its decision to award Concur the full 15-year contract for its second-generation E-Gov Travel Service, according to officials from GSA and CWTSatoTravel. Both CWTSatoTravel and Concur had been expected to win rights to bid on federal agency business under the GSA program. Read More »
Posted by: Holly Leber with reporting by Jay Campbell | More by Holly Leber
Posted April 18, 2013

Concur Commits To TMCs As Part Of Open Booking Quest

Many questions are swirling around Concur's "Open Booking" initiative, not the least of which is how travel management companies will be involved. If travelers from Concur clients are free to book through whichever channel they chose, how can TMCs help manage those bookings? Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas with reporting by JoAnn DeLuna | More by David Jonas
Posted March 29, 2013

Court Orders GSA To Reconsider CWT's ETS2 Bid

A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge this week ordered the U.S. General Services Administration "to conduct a reevaluation" of Carlson Wagonlit Travel's bid to serve as a contractor for the second-generation E-Gov Travel Service contract, awarded exclusively to Concur last May. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted March 11, 2013

Concur Acquires ConTgo In Pursuit Of 'Perfect Trip'

Concur's acquisition of traveler tracking and communications platform conTgo for an undisclosed consideration, announced Monday, builds on existing components in a quest for what Concur calls the "per... Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted February 1, 2013

Feds Again Defend ETS2 Decision, Call CWT Bid 'Ineligible'

Carlson Wagonlit Travel in October filed a second post-award protest against the federal government claiming the U.S. General Services Administration's "unprecedented" 15-year, $1.3 billion contract for end-to-end travel services awarded exclusively to Concur violated federal law. Requesting a dismissal, both Concur and the federal government in court documents blasted CWT's latest protest and its failed bid to serve federal civilian agencies through the second-generation E-Gov Travel Service. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer with reporting by David Jonas | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted January 31, 2013

Concur Deploying ETS2 Faster Than Expected

Concur is signing federal agencies to ETS2 contracts more quickly than it initially expected. Speaking Wednesday during the company's conference call on its fiscal first quarter, which ended Dec. 31, executives said the quicker progress has required Concur to accelerate investment in deployment-related resources, though they still do not expect to realize ETS2 revenue benefits during the company's current fiscal year. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted December 12, 2012
Tim Burke

INTERVIEW: GSA's Tim Burke

U.S. General Services Administration director of travel and transportation services Tim Burke spoke with The Beat's David Jonas about the development and implementation of ETS2, GSA's next-generation end-to-end travel management system, which all U.S. federal civilian agencies must use. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted December 5, 2012

Opine Booking

No new developments really, but it's interesting to read these opposing takes, posted days apart by Concur and GetThere, on new corporate travel approaches.
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted November 8, 2012

TripIt Updates Itinerary Page After User Revolt

It's rare to see a product get as thoroughly hammered as TripIt did when its new itinerary page design, unveiled Oct. 11, suffered through weeks of pretty nasty hits from users who, on the company's o... Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
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