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Concurforce Is Next Generation Social Travel and Expense Management

By on September 15, 2011 in Expense, General, Travel with 0 Comments

Two weeks ago, Concur announced another industry-leading move that could blur the lines of traditional travel & expense management systems with the one of the most commonly used tools in a sales professional’s day-to-day routine.  While many expense vendors (Expensify, ExpenseWire & others) have solid integrations between their solutions and Salesforce.com, the Concur solution appears to be the first truly blended product.  Here are some excerpts from Concur’s press release from two weeks ago:

Concur and Salesforce.com Join Forces to Deliver Concur Travel and Expense Management in Salesforce

 Dreamforce 2011, the cloud computing event of the year, will showcase how businesses can tap into the power of social, mobile and open technologies to become social enterprises

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1, 2011 — Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference – Concur (Nasdaq:CNQR) today announced a new Concur travel and expense management offering, Concurforce, built on Force.com, salesforce.com’s (NYSE:CRM) social enterprise platform for employee facing apps.

…Concurforce is built on the Force.com platform and leverages Concur’s market-leading travel and expense management services. The application delivers a simple and familiar experience for Salesforce users, saving them time and improving productivity. Concurforce allows users to:

  •  Collaborate on business trip details in Salesforce Chatter, the employee social network;
  •  Use itineraries from TripIt, a leading mobile trip organizer, to create and submit accurate, in-policy expense reports from within Salesforce CRM;
  •  Review and approve expense reports right from their Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, and iPad devices or from the Web; and
  •  Gain real-time visibility into T&E spend and instant insight into costs associated with sales opportunities and service engagements, helping them improve margins and manage the cost of sales.

…Additional notable features of Concurforce include:

  •  TripIt Pro integration – Gives users the freedom and flexibility to turn reservations from any travel vendor into a single organized itinerary that can automatically be turned into an expense report. Concurforce matches itinerary details from TripIt Pro with auto-imported credit card charges to create a “one click” expense report.
  •  Salesforce Chatter integration –TripIt Pro itineraries and Concurforce notifications are automatically posted to Chatter, increasing collaboration on business trips, agendas and content to save time and help employees work more efficiently with colleagues.

Read Press Release Here

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