Concur, a provider of integrated travel and expense management services, has announced plans to connect TripIt with Concur’s existing products and services. Concur’s strategy includes making TripIt’s mobile trip management solution the go-forward mobile travel and expense management experience for all of Concur’s clients and business travellers. The company’s plans include combining all the capabilities of Concur’s existing mobile offering into TripIt, delivering one single mobile solution for travel and expense management, with availability expected by the end of 2011.
The company will continue to offer TripIt’s trip management and sharing capabilities free to all travellers. TripIt users who are also Concur users will see additional expense management and travel booking capabilities, including expense entry, submission, and approvals; credit card data management; receipt management; and car/hotel/rail bookings.
“The mobile device is becoming the platform of choice for business travellers,” said Rajeev Singh, president and chief operating officer (COO) of Concur. “Concur’s record of mobile travel and expense innovation is unmatched in the industry. Our mobile solution already enables travellers to manage many aspects of their business travel, like capturing receipts with their phone’s camera; submitting, reviewing and approving expenses while on the go; booking hotels, cars and rail – all from their mobile device while they’re on the road.
“Now, we’re integrating all of TripIt’s available features – including itinerary management and trip sharing, flight tracking and refund alerts, frequent flyer points tracking and other exclusive privileges – giving clients access to the best of both solutions through one mobile app. With Tripit and Concur working seamlessly together, we’re making life easier for travellers while providing their companies with an even greater level of visibility and cost control.”
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