Posted January 20, 2015
Steve Singh

INTERVIEW: Concur CEO Steve Singh

Concur CEO Steve Singh recently spoke with The Beat's JoAnn DeLuna to discuss the impact the SAP acquisition will have on Concur's organizational structure, international growth, headcount and customers. Read More »
Posted by: JoAnn DeLuna | More by JoAnn DeLuna
Posted October 14, 2014

Terry Jones, IBM's Watson Team Up For Cognitive Travel Recommendations

By adapting the cognitive powers of IBM's Watson supercomputing technology, travel technology guru Terry Jones once again is looking to shake up the industry. Read More »
Posted by: David Meyer | More by David Meyer
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 »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted September 2, 2014
Frank Petito

INTERVIEW: Orbitz For Business President Frank Petito

Orbitz in May announced that its Orbitz for Business corporate travel division signed an agreement to provide an online booking tool for IBM. Read More »
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 »
Posted by: JoAnn DeLuna | More by JoAnn DeLuna
Posted May 30, 2014

Concur Seizes Opportunity To Scoop Up IBM's GERS Customers

Once a dominant player in providing expense management systems, at least for very large expense programs, IBM is winding down Global Expense Reporting Solutions and giving way to the current leader in the space. Concur now aims to persuade IBM's clients, including some pretty big names, to switch over to its expense management system. Read More »
Posted by: JoAnn DeLuna | More by JoAnn DeLuna
Posted May 16, 2014

Visa Adds New Categories For Ancillary Airline Data

Visa has implemented new transaction categories that enable airlines to transmit additional payment details on ancillary airline fees, officials this week told The Beat. Read More »
Posted by: JoAnn DeLuna | More by JoAnn DeLuna
Posted May 5, 2014

Sources: IBM Expense Reporting System To Shutter In 2016

After a year of rumors, The Beat has learned that IBM plans to cease operating its Global Expense Reporting Solutions product. Concur confirmed it has reached a "partnership" deal with IBM and plans to disclose further details Tuesday at its user conference in New Orleans. Read More »
Posted by: JoAnn DeLuna | More by JoAnn DeLuna
Posted June 7, 2010 - New York City

TECH: Sabre, Travelport Taking IBM's zTPF, But Not Amadeus

Sabre Travel Network is moving its core technology off the prevailing version of IBM's Transaction Processing Facility operating system to the more modern zTPF, according to a Sabre spokeswoman. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted April 20, 2010 - New York City

TECH: Travelport Plans Upgrade As Connectivity, Ancillary Pricing Models Evolve

Travelport GDS has agreements with multiple airlines on pricing for optional services sold through the global distribution system, and CEO Gordon Wilson expects related pricing models to evolve even as he hopes the per-segment pricing structure for base bookings remains. Meanwhile, Wilson said, growth in the number of protocols that suppliers use to connect with GDSs is a big driver for Travelport's recently announced deal with IBM to move to its zTPF system, which he estimated would take up to Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
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