Concur has unveiled the first native mobile air booking experience for business travellers at the GBTA Convention in Denver.
Recent studies show business travellers are relying more and more on their mobile devices to keep them connected, productive and safe and secure while on the road.
Booking air travel on Concur’s mobile app: The ability to book and complete in-policy air reservations directly from Concur’s mobile travel and expense management app on any Android™, BlackBerry, iPhone or iPad device.
Locate & Alert service: To empower companies to better address their growing need for enhanced duty-of-care, Concur also plans to unveil its Locate & Alert service. By leveraging all available itinerary data and also providing employees with an easy way to ‘check in’ with their current location using their mobile device, the service enables companies to locate employees and communicate important messages and alerts via voice, text and email to help ensure their safety and security.
Accessibility Mode: Leveraging Concur’s dynamic consumer-like web interface, Concur’s booking technology is fully accessible to users who cannot use a mouse including visually impaired users that require screen reading technology.
Travel Alternatives: Enables companies to leverage their preferred teleconference, web conference, or video conference provider and have the travellers compare the cost of travel to the cost of the travel alternative.
Japanese language support: Clients using Concur’s Travel and Expense services can now enjoy a complete Japanese language user experience.
“The ability to book an entire business trip, from air and rail to hotel and car – all from your mobile device, and all in policy – is now a reality,” said Rajeev Singh, president and COO of Concur.
“But the mobile business travel experience doesn’t just stop there. Concur’s comprehensive approach to mobile travel and expense management helps travelers manage every aspect of their itineraries and capture and record spend incurred while on the road.
“With Locate & Alert, now every traveller’s organisation can leverage mobile capabilities to do even more to help keep their employees safe and informed – no matter where they are.”