Concur has announced a partnership with Abacus International which will see expense management services provider offer corporate clients doing business in the Asia-Pacific region access to a broad array of travel content.
Content is set to include hundreds of travel suppliers like airlines, hotels, and car rentals available through travel solutions provider Abacus.
This booking channel rounds out a growing list of Asia-specific options for Concur Travel clients, including travel requests, pre-trip approvals, wait-listing and access to local low cost carriers.
“Concur continues to experience tremendous growth throughout Asia-Pacific, and indeed is growing worldwide,” said Michael Eberhard, executive vice president, Concur Asia-Pacific.
“In order to be truly global, Concur understands it must serve the local needs of each market within which we operate.
“By partnering with leading travel solutions providers like Abacus, Concur is demonstrating our commitment to serving the needs of our Asia-based clients and our customers that do business in the Asia region.”
By partnering with Abacus Concur enables travel agencies and Concur clients conducting business within the Asia-Pacific region to increase policy compliance and enjoy all the benefits of a truly integrated travel and expense management experience.
This includes exclusive Smart Expenses leveraging e-receipts, powerful mobile capabilities that support the traveller during business travel, and complete visibility into corporate travel spend that enables corporate travel buyers to:
Compare booked travel versus actual spend.
Track negotiated rate utilisation.
Identify leakage outside of the travel agency.
Simplify the expense process for employees.
“As the leading provider of travel solutions and services throughout the Asia region, Abacus is continually looking for ways to enhance our value to corporate clients,” said Abacus International president Robert Bailey.
“This partnership gives Abacus clients access to Concur’s integrated travel and expense management solution, helping them better enforce their policies and control costs.”