Concur Technologies (NASDAQ: CNQR), the leading provider of workplace eCommerce solutions, announced today that it formed an alliance with GetThere.com, formerly Internet Travel Network, to deliver business-to-business eCommerce solutions through the Concur Travel Network?. Available through Concur eWorkplace.com? (www.concureworkplace.com), Concur Travel Network will offer organizations greater efficiency in procuring travel services on-line, allowing employees to research, book, and purchase travel services day or night.
“The partnership of Concur and GetThere.com has tremendous benefits for our Concur eWorkplace.com customers,” said Steve Singh, president and chief executive officer of Concur. “Not only are we serving the demand for a robust business-to-business corporate online travel service for the small and middle markets, we have pioneered a new step in conducting business-to-business eCommerce through Concur eWorkplace.com and the Concur Travel Network.”
Accessible at anytime, from anywhere through Concur eWorkplace.com, employees have 24x7 access to Concur Travel Network to book air travel reservations, car rentals, or hotels, and to view air schedules and fares. To both address the need for a comprehensive outsourced solution for the small and middle markets and the heightened demand for business-to-business eCommerce travel services, Concur and GetThere.com, through the Concur Travel Network, will work together to serve the market for online corporate travel services.
“GetThere.com is a leading provider of Internet-based travel procurement and supply solutions,” said Bruce Chatterley, executive vice president of eServices for Concur. “This partnership, which forms the Concur Travel Network, will offer tremendous value to our customers and is merely the first of many value-added services that we will provide to companies via our premier Concur eWorkplace.com portal.”
Unveiled today in New York at Upside’s prestigious Preview event, Concur eWorkplace.com is the outsourced, Internet version of the Concur eWorkplace? Intranet solution suite. More than 25 companies with over 6,000 employees have already signed up to benefit from access to Concur eWorkplace.com and its components: Concur Expense? for travel and entertainment expense management, Concur Travel Network for travel booking, Concur Procurement? for Web purchasing, and Concur Human Resource? for HR processing and self-service.
GetThere.com is a leading provider of Internet-based travel procurement and supply solutions primarily for businesses and travel suppliers. GetThere.com’s solutions include ITN Global Manager for business travel booking, ITN FlightRez for travel suppliers, and an ePartner solution for Internet-based content and electronic commerce providers and travel agencies. The company’s customers include businesses with significant travel expenditures such as Chevron, Credit Suisse First Boston, Nike, PeopleSoft and Texas Instruments, travel suppliers such as United Airlines, Lauda Airlines and National Airlines, and ePartners such as Cendant, Travel.com, Trip.com and CNN Interactive.
About Concur Technologies
Concur Technologies, Inc.? is the leading provider of workplace eCommerce solutions that automate costly and inefficient business processes among employees, partners, suppliers, and service providers. Its flagship products, Concur eWorkplace? and Concur eWorkplace.com? (www.concureworkplace.com), integrate Concur’s suite of workplace eCommerce solutions, including business-to-business procurement, human resource self-service, and travel and entertainment expense management, through a common user interface, and provides a business portal through which employees can access critical information and services. Companies may choose from the highly configurable licensed Intranet solution, Concur eWorkplace, or the best-practices outsourced Internet solution, Concur eWorkplace.com. Concur has licensed its solutions to more than 1.8 million desktops in over 235 companies worldwide. Concur’s solutions reduce operating costs, increase employee productivity, and improve supplier management in small and medium sized businesses and Global 2000 enterprises. Its customers include AlliedSignal, AT&T, DaimlerChrysler, Exxon, and Pfizer. Concur’s Global Alliance Network—comprised of over 50 world-class organizations including ADP, American Express, and Microsoft—further enhances its ability to provide best of-breed solutions for maximum results. Headquartered in Redmond, Wash., Concur has offices throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific rim. Additional information on Concur is available via the Internet at www.concur.com.