Concur Offers Expense Management to Go

Realizing that the type of businessperson most likely to need corporate expense management software is also the type to use mobile devices, Redmond, Wash.-based Concur Technologies Inc. today announced the launch of its mobile device connectivity platform.

Concur says the platform is designed to simplify the process of managing travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses for mobile workers, who will benefit by spending less time managing receipts on the road. An XML-based connector will integrate Concur Expense software into the next generation of mobile hardware, including PDAs, cell phones, and wireless two-way email devices, Concur says.

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While the mobile connectivity platform is designed to accommodate multiple operating systems, Concur says that initial support will be for Palm OS devices.

“Mobile computing is bringing new efficiencies to the enterprise and allowing remote workers to add more value to the company rather than spend time on distracting administrative functions,” said Steve Singh, chairman, president, and CEO for Concur. “Our mobile device connectivity platform provides the mobile workforce with the ability to quickly capture expenses from anywhere at anytime, saving them time while creating a more streamlined enterprise through accurate and timely expense reporting.”

For example, after incurring an expense, the worker simply enters the transaction amount into their PDA. The next time the PDA is synchronized to the user’s computer, the expenses are transferred to Concur Expense.

Concur Expense is available both through license and ASP models. It has formed strategic alliances with companies such as ADP, American Express, KPMG Consulting, Microsoft and Microsoft Great Plains.

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