Articles tagged “concur”

To Understand Personalization, Corporate Travel Looks to Consumer Travel

To Understand Personalization, Corporate Travel Looks to Consumer Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel management companies are finally looking to approach corporate travel from a more traveler-centric perspective. The pressure is on to shift to a more progressive approach to travel technology, iterating based on what travelers actually want.

1 day ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: Corporate Travel Tech Is in Upheaval

Travel Megatrends 2017: Corporate Travel Tech Is in Upheaval

Andrew Shievachman, Skift

Corporate travel is finally starting to learn lessons from the consumer travel space, mostly because business travelers have been trained by their leisure travel to expect robust booking tools and more control over their trips. The travel management companies that focus the most on improving their traveler-facing technology will win this battle, and improve their clients’ travel experience in the process.

1 month ago

Concur Expands Into China’s Corporate Travel Market

Concur Expands Into China’s Corporate Travel Market

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The corporate travel management arms race in China is heating up since the country's business travel market continues to surge. China, however, is an extremely complicated market with its own unique idiosyncrasies and pitfalls.

3 months ago

Small Companies Have Embraced Airbnb for Business Travel

Small Companies Have Embraced Airbnb for Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Small companies are leading the charge when it comes to using Airbnb for business travel. Lower prices when compared to hotels, and accommodations with better locations in pricy cities, have no doubt contributed to the trend.

4 months ago

Concur Buys Hipmunk to Bring Consumer Tools to Its Business Travelers

Concur Buys Hipmunk to Bring Consumer Tools to Its Business Travelers

Dennis Schaal and Jason Clampet, Skift

Six years after brashly boasting about how it would disrupt travel search, Hipmunk, which had to compete against larger players with more ample war chests, is exiting into the business travel portfolio of Concur. Hipmunk's turn toward business travel may make it more of a business-to-business play than its current consumer incarnation. As Concur's TripIt example shows, it remains to be seen how innovative Hipmunk can be given larger corporate priorities within SAP/Concur.

6 months ago

Two Years Later Uber and Concur Expand Corporate Travel Integration

Two Years Later Uber and Concur Expand Corporate Travel Integration

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Anyone doubting the complexities of corporate travel should know that it took two years for Uber and Concur to get to this stage.

8 months ago

Concur Hopes Its Taxi Ads Will Attract Business Travelers and Their CFOs

Concur Hopes Its Taxi Ads Will Attract Business Travelers and Their CFOs

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Concur's ongoing advertising campaign show how eager the company is to get its products in front of potential customers.

9 months ago

CEO Interview: The 15-Year-Old Corporate Travel Company That Wants to Be a Startup

CEO Interview: The 15-Year-Old Corporate Travel Company That Wants to Be a Startup

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Deem will try to become more relevant by reducing its product offerings and adopting a more focused approach to developing travel solutions. But in an extremely crowded marketplace, it may be a case of too little, too late.

9 months ago

Four Charts on the Cost of Last-Minute Travel Booking

Four Charts on the Cost of Last-Minute Travel Booking

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The amount of data available to travel managers is growing. They just need to know how best to use those numbers to help them make the best choices for their travelers and companies.

11 months ago

Uber Is Now Easier for Business Travelers to Expense

Uber Is Now Easier for Business Travelers to Expense

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Uber's integration into the habits of business travelers continues to move forward.

12 months ago

SAP Invests in Travel Startups Through Concur’s Perfect Trip Fund

SAP Invests in Travel Startups Through Concur’s Perfect Trip Fund

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Concur's travel and expense offerings are a high-profile element of SAP's portfolio rather than blending into oblivion. SAP has not shut down Concur's Perfect Trip Fund and continues to invest in travel startups.

1 year ago

Top Business Travel Concerns: Sharing Economy Growth, New Airline Surcharges

Top Business Travel Concerns: Sharing Economy Growth, New Airline Surcharges

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The rise of the sharing economy is a trend in business travel that won't get put easily back in the bottle, although it isn't for everyone. On the other hand, it is possible that Lufthansa's battle with the business travel community could get recorked and disposed with.

2 years ago