Articles tagged “sap”

Business Travel

SAP Concur to Help Businesses Sync Meeting Planning With Travel Expense Management

We anticipate a convergence between travel expense management and meeting planning. Companies will see a boom in internal meetings for team bonding and training as the pandemic subsides. So they'll need software to rein in costs.

SAP Concur to Help Businesses Sync Meeting Planning With Travel Expense Management

Business Travel

Enterprise Wants to Save Car Rentals Through Travel Tech

New acquisition Deem is well placed in the current climate, helping corporate travel agencies develop booking tools to navigate complex Covid-era trips. But can it keep up with demand?

Enterprise Wants to Save Car Rentals Through Travel Tech

Business Travel

Will Companies Rein In Workers Post-Pandemic on Self-Booking Travel?

As the pandemic continues, companies may think again about giving more freedom to staff when choosing their flights and hotels.

Will Companies Rein In Workers Post-Pandemic on Self-Booking Travel?

Coronavirus

Amadeus Teams With Microsoft: Take That Sabre and Google

Battling huge losses, and ongoing travel restrictions in Europe, Amadeus' decision to team up with the technology titan could pay off — but the race is on to deliver something tangible as rival Sabre gets to work with Google.

Amadeus Teams With Microsoft: Take That Sabre and Google

Business Travel

Why Corporate Travel App Pana Would Make a Good Fit for Coupa Right Now

While business travel platforms go after the expense market, expense platform Coupa’s move in the other direction would give it plenty of cross-selling opportunities.

Why Corporate Travel App Pana Would Make a Good Fit for Coupa Right Now

Online Travel

SAP Concur Is a Collateral Victim of the Collapse in Business Travel

SAP has pared back its own business travel. It probably had those cuts in mind when it lowered forecasts for its Concur unit, which offers travel expense management software.

SAP Concur Is a Collateral Victim of the Collapse in Business Travel

Mergers and Acquisitions

Hipmunk Co-Founders Spurned by SAP Concur in Attempt to Buy Back the Company

It isn't very unusual for a company like Hipmunk to get acquired and then to fade into oblivion in the clutches of a much larger corporation. That's the way it goes in the heartless mergers-and-acquisitions game.

Hipmunk Co-Founders Spurned by SAP Concur in Attempt to Buy Back the Company

Business Travel

Coupa Is Gunning for SAP Concur’s Share of the Travel Expense Business

Most corporate travelers would rather think about anything else than booking and expensing travel. That's why companies are scrambling to help reduce that pain point for road warriors. We expect Coupa, Certify, Chrome River, and SAP Concur to acquire more travel tech companies to help seize the opportunity.

Coupa Is Gunning for SAP Concur’s Share of the Travel Expense Business

Online Travel

Concur Buys Hipmunk to Bring Consumer Tools to Its Business Travelers

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.

Concur Buys Hipmunk to Bring Consumer Tools to Its Business Travelers

Online Travel

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

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.

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