Expense and invoice management specialist Concur has added real-time assessment of business travellers’ tax and immigration obligations to its app centre.
The development comes from a partnership between SAP-owned Concur and tax advisory firm EY, the global entity that includes Ernst and Young.
The collaboration is an extension of the existing strategic alliance between EY and SAP and was driven by demand by EY and Concur clients,
The firms said it is a first-of-its kind business travel solution that provides real-time immigration and tax assessments to business travellers.
By linking directly to real-time data within the Concur Travel and Expense platform, EY clients will be able to receive accurate analytics on their domestic and international cross-border tax obligations.
Concur said the integration will give organisations increased visibility into potential risks before they occur, with no additional effort required from their travellers.
Michael Bertolino, EY global people advisory services leader, said: “Business travel is vital for EY clients around the world, and workforce mobility is an important driver of competitive advantage, as well as an operational necessity.
“The new offering helps us ensure that tax and immigration issues don’t impede employees from doing business when they are on the move.
“By harnessing the collective power of 10,000 EY professionals providing EY People Advisory Services, we will work together with Concur to support clients with a unique experience when it comes to managing business traveller risks.”
Mike Eberhard, president of Concur, added: “We want to make it easy for companies to adjust and adapt to the increasingly complex demands associated with global business travel-related tax and immigration.
“As Concur’s customers currently operate and expand globally, it’s important that we not only continue to innovate, but also work closely with industry leaders like EY to meet our clients’ current and future needs.”
The integrated solution will be available globally in the Concur App Centre for EY clients as well as Concur’s.