Posted September 29, 2016

Appeals Court Reverses DOJ's Antitrust Win In Favor Of Amex

A U.S. court of appeals this week ruled in favor of American Express and reversed an earlier U.S. district court decision that had sided with the U.S. Department of Justice to prohibit Amex's "non-discrimination provisions" on merchants. Read More »
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Posted June 12, 2015

KDS Launches Personalized Search, Content Hub For Neo

Paris – Travel and expense management company KDS announced several changes and enhancements for its Neo door-to-door booking tool during the company’s annual conference here, including personalized search results, a content hub and an upcoming mobile app. Read More »
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Posted May 20, 2015

Federal Court Denies Amex’s Request For Stay On Merchant Rule Changes

A U.S. district court on Tuesday denied American Express' request to wait until its appeal is over to amend merchant provisions the court had deemed unlawful. Instead, the court gave Amex 30 days to seek a longer stay from an appeals court, during which time the merchant deals will remain in place. Read More »
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Posted April 6, 2015

Prioritizing New Website, United Pushes TripLink Launch To Second Half Of 2015

United Airlines still plans to launch Concur's TripLink with customers later this year, but not before the airline's new website goes live, United western division managing director Anthony Toth told The Beat during last week's annual Concur Fusion 2015 event in San Francisco. Read More »
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Posted January 22, 2015

Amex Reinvests $719 Million Gain From Concur Sale

American Express reinvested portions of its $719 million pretax gain from selling its 13 percent stake in Concur into a restructuring that involves some headcount reductions, a renewed Delta Air Lines agreement, and marketing and promotional initiatives, Amex executive vice president and chief financial officer Jeffrey Campbell said Wednesday during an earnings conference call with analysts. Read More »
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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 »
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Posted November 14, 2014

KDS: Service Enhancements, Innovation Will Win Over The United States

To "win the hearts and minds" of the North American market, travel booking and expense management provider KDS is taking an unconventional approach to growing its business, CEO Dean Forbes last month told The Beat. Read More »
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Posted August 22, 2014
Mike Concannon

INTERVIEW: KDS Americas GM Mike Concannon Talks Development, New Travel and Transport Deal

After six months on the job as KDS' general manager of the Americas, Mike Concannon spoke with The Beat's JoAnn DeLuna about the travel and expense system provider's North America ambitions, obstacles in the U.S. market and partnerships with travel management companies, including a new deal with Travel and Transport. 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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