Concur unveils latest smartphone technology

Travel management technology provider Concur has revealed a series of mobile developments it hopes will help it tap into the growing European smartphone market.


The next generation of the firm’s travel and expense technology was showcased at the NBTA Convention being held in Houston this week.


Concur’s latest version of its technology has been adapted for use on Android handsets as well as iPads and comes with additional functionality.


New developments already available or due to be launched later this year include:



  • The ability to automatically capture corporate credit card charges and make them available for importing into expense reports; 

  • Up-to-the-minute flight status, flight check in, seat availability, and gate and baggage claim information provided by OAG;

  • The ability to incorporate a Twitter feed, with the ability to share travel plans via social networking sites including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter;

  • Easier navigation and usability with a new user interface.

Rajeev Singh, president and chief operating officer of Concur, said: “We recognise that mobile will continue to transform our entire industry, from suppliers to corporate buyers and especially the mobile worker.


“Our goal is to empower employees by delivering smart, real-time content and connections to them anytime, anywhere.


“We also believe that companies that embrace mobile solutions will drive costs out of their business while making life easier for their mobile workforce.”


Concur also announced an expansion ofits its partner programme, Concur Connect, to include complementary third party mobile services that may not be available through traditional travel programmes.


To achieve this Concur is introducing new mobile APIs and Web services that allow partners and other third party developers to integrate their mobile applications into Concur.


 

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