GetThere.com (Nasdaq: GTHR), a provider of Internet-based business-to-business travel booking systems, today announced that it has been selected to link its GetThere Exchange? travel procurement system into Concur Technologies (Nasdaq: CNQR) newly announced Concur Business Advantage trading network. The GetThere.com system, already used by many of the world’s leading corporations, provides convenient online booking to corporate travelers, while helping reduce travel costs.
Concur Business Advantage is a global trading network connecting users over the Internet directly to a pre-integrated network of market-leading suppliers. Through Concur Business Advantage, customers can link to the comprehensive GetThere Exchange travel procurement platform.
The GetThere Exchange allows travel suppliers and buyers to conduct commerce on the Internet. GetThere.com provides corporate travel departments with customized functionality, comprehensive reporting and an easy-to-use booking tool for employees. GetThere.com works with all major global distribution systems (GDS) and any travel agency to adapt to diverse customer requirements.
“GetThere.com’s Internet-based travel system is delivering some of the most pronounced savings in the business-to-business procurement area,” said Steve Singh, chairman and chief executive officer of Concur. “Through Concur Business Advantage, our customers can now provide their employees with the most powerful Internet booking technology available, and the impressive savings it can provide.”
“Concur continues to deliver innovative options to help customers reap the advantages of integrated procurement services,” said Gadi Maier, president and CEO of GetThere.com. “Our linking to the Concur Business Advantage program allows an even greater population of users to access the potent travel procurement capabilities of the GetThere Exchange.”
About Concur Technologies
Concur Technologies, Inc.? (www.concur.com) is the leading provider of workplace eCommerce solutions that automate costly and inefficient business processes among employees, partners, suppliers, and service providers. Its flagship product, Concur eWorkplace?, integrates Concur’s suite of workplace eCommerce solutions - corporate procurement, human resources self-service, and travel management - through a common business portal. The Concur eWorkplace suite is available in two distinct models: licensed and Application Service Provider (ASP). Both models enable users to access critical information and services thus reducing operating costs, increasing productivity, and improving supplier management. Concur’s customer base is comprised of more than 320 companies, representing over 2.4 million employees, across more than 20 countries. AT&T, Baxter International, DaimlerChrysler, Exxon, and Pfizer are among the companies that have selected Concur’s workplace eCommerce solutions. Concur’s global trading network, Concur Commerce Network?, links buyers throughout the workplace together with suppliers to conduct business-to-business eCommerce in real time. The Concur Global Alliance Network? is comprised of over 50 world-class organizations including ADP, American Express, Exodus, KPMG, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, and SAFECO.
GetThere.com (Nasdaq: GTHR) is a provider of Internet-based e-commerce systems for business-to-business travel procurement. The company offered the first corporate Internet travel booking system in 1996 as Internet Travel Network (ITN). Today, GetThere.com provides travel procurement solutions to major corporations, travel suppliers, and e-commerce sites. GetThere.com’s Global Manager? system is used by leading global companies such as Nike, Lucent, Chevron, Boeing, Cisco Systems, Texas Instruments and Procter & Gamble. GetThere.com’s FlightRez? system is used by United Airlines, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, National Airlines and Northwest Airlines. The company also provides the online booking capability to several e-commerce sites including AmericanExpress.com, Trip.com and buytravel.com.