Posted November 8, 2012

Concur Enjoys Record New Sales, Sees Further Sales Team Expansion

Concur announced its best-ever quarter for new sales, an achievement that will drive higher than previously expected revenue growth rates in mid- to late-2013. Read More »
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Posted October 22, 2012

Concur Open Booking Program Forcing 'Hard Questions'

Concur late last month met with some suppliers and a number of large corporate accounts to talk about its Open Booking initiative. People familiar with the proceedings said the participants were happy Concur is working to capture data on bookings made outside the traditional global distribution system/travel management company setup, challenging as such a program could be. Read More »
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Posted October 3, 2012

Concur Invests In Hotel Digital Marketing Firm

Concur partnered with a venture capital firm to co-lead a $10 million investment in Buuteeq, a Seattle startup that provides website and digital marketing technology to more than 4,000 hotels in the Americas and has set sights on global expansion. Read More »
Posted September 24, 2012

GAO Denies CWT Protest Of GSA ETS2 Decision

The U.S. Government Accountability Office did not uphold Carlson Wagonlit Travel's protest on the General Services Administration's decision to go with a single provider, Concur, for its next-generati... Read More »
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Posted August 2, 2012

Google, Salesforce.com Using Concur's Open Booking

Concur named Google and Salesforce.com as customers of its Open Booking initiative. The two customers are "embracing Concur Open Booking and leading a group of clients representing billions of dollars in travel spend in the Concur Open Booking Alliance," said president and COO Rajeev Singh, speaking Wednesday during the company's quarterly earnings conference call. Read More »
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Posted July 31, 2012 - Boston

Several Hotels And Car Rental Firms Concur: Open Booking Is Coming

Concur last week announced that Avis, Best Western, Choice, Hertz, InterContinental, La Quinta, Marriott and Starwood would participate in its Open Booking initiative. Read More »
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Posted June 20, 2012

CWT Protests GSA's ETS2 Award To Concur

CWTSatoTravel on June 15 filed a protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office over the U.S. General Services Administration's decision, announced June 4, to select Concur as the sole provider of booking and expense management technology to civilian federal agencies as part of the next-generation e-Gov Travel Service initiative. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted June 11, 2012

Concur Prez: 'Open Booking' More About Hotel, Enabled By TripIt

Concur president and COO Rajeev Singh on Friday said Concur's Open Booking initiative, which set off heated discussion about whether it threatens travel management companies, is more about hotel and ground transport than air travel. He also confirmed that the effort would leverage TripIt's itinerary aggregation. Read More »
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Posted June 7, 2012

GUEST: 'Open Travel' Ushering In An Era Of ... Something Or Other

Tom Wilkinson hails Concur's "Open Travel" initiative as ushering in a new era of ... something or other. I read his piece several times and even followed the link to the manifesto based upon a panel he moderated. I still don't get how anyone other than Concur stands to benefit. Read More »
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Posted June 5, 2012

Concur Awarded ETS2 Contract, CWT Seeks Answers

Seeking to "better understand the reasoning for the decision" by the U.S. General Services Administration to make Concur the "single awardee" for its $1.4 billion E-Gov Travel Service contract for online booking, expense management and related services, Carlson Wagonlit Travel in a statement indicated it had requested "a formal debriefing" from GSA. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
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