Expense Management

Expense Management

October 24, 2012

TravelText Releases New Expense Capture System for Concur Users and Clients

TravelText, a Concur Technologies (News - Alert) partner, released a new expense capture system that will help streamline travel and expense reporting for over 15,000 Concur clients and 18 million Concur users. Concur is a provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions.

“What normally takes minutes in traditional Web and app based expense reporting is done in seconds with TravelText,” said Jarl-Gunnar Lier, CEO of TravelText.

The total experience is made seamless by TravelText which leverages SMS/MMS technology to let Concur users create and populate expense reports using text messaging. They have to send a text message when they incur an expense along with amount and picture of receipt, to a dedicated shortcode to get it recorded.

“The value TravelText offers to Concur customers is our unique texting functionality that allows the user to report everything in real time. A user never has to worry about not having an Internet connection, and expense report data is entered securely and automatically through that quick texting sequence,” Lier added.

A text-based system was selected by TravelText in order to leverage the fact that all kinds of mobile phones can easily send text messages. Texting is considered a simple and very fast mode of information exchange which will be most suitable for expense reporting.

“There are over 5.5 billion mobile phones in the world and 100 percent of them can send text messages. Being a Concur Partner successfully leverages our two companies’ unique and solid cloud-based technology and provides a complete and easy way for Concur users to manage their expense reports,” said Lennart Ims, CBDO of TravelText.

According to officials, TravelText is cost effective as monthly rates are based on the number of SMS/MMS messages sent. For a person taking 1-2 trips per month the payment will come to only $5.95 per month for 50 messages which works out to an annual fee of $59.00 only.

In related company news, Concur partnered with Cvent a provider of cloud-based software for event management, meeting site selection and Web surveys recently. This will entail each company to actively promote and refer the other’s products and services.

This agreement further augments the existing partnership between Concur and Cvent (News - Alert), through which Concur’s corporate travel booking technology is integrated with Cvent’s attendee management applications.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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