BELLEVUE, Wash., March 9, 2016 /CNW/ -- Concur, the world's leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions and services, today announced new TripLink partnerships with Hertz and HRS Global Hotel Solutions at Concur Fusion 2016, its signature customer event of the year. The integrations will give travel managers the visibility, benefits, and tools associated with their corporate managed travel programs across bookings travelers are making today.
"Sometimes business travelers need to reserve car rentals and hotel accommodations directly," said Tim MacDonald, executive vice president of Travel for Concur. "Our partnerships with Hertz and HRS expand our network of Concur TripLink partners, which now reflects the majority of the world's car rental companies and a growing number of leading hotel content and service providers, giving our customers a transparent view into that spend."
By integrating Hertz and HRS into the Concur TripLink platform, travel managers will be able to track, view and manage all bookings made directly on Hertz.com and HRS.com, as soon as they occur. With Hertz, Concur TripLink now covers 93 percent of all rental cars in the U.S.* HRS hotel content and payments are also available in Concur Travel, offering multiple options for customers.
"We are addressing the evolving needs of our business traveler customers," said Bob Stuart, executive vice president of global sales at Hertz Global Holdings. "This partnership with Concur helps deliver a more streamlined booking experience for business travelers reserving vehicles on Hertz.com, ensuring they maximize their travel budgets, while also providing corporations with the visibility they need to manage their business."
Concur TripLink is the first solution of its kind to extend the benefits of a managed travel program to bookings that happen directly with suppliers. This allows businesses to:
- Maximize the use of negotiated corporate discounts
- Gain visibility into spend, no matter where it is booked
- Have a consolidated view of all travel program data
- Ensure end user compliance with company travel policy
- Fulfill duty of care requirements
"Today's customers expect integrated solutions, seamless processes and transparency. We are entering a new strategic level of the long-standing partnership between HRS and Concur, which will enable corporates to streamline the booking and expense management process even more," said Tobias Ragge, CEO at HRS.
Additional global Concur TripLink partners include AccorHotels, Airbnb, Air Canada, Avis, Booking.com, Captain Train, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Etihad Airways, Hertz, HotelTonight, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Lufthansa, Marriott International, National Car Rental, Omni Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Sixt Rent a Car, United Airlines and Wally Park.
"Concur has emerged as the only vendor that can provide corporate travel and business managers with a single set of connected software solutions that increase both the user experience and the ability to more closely manage corporate expenses at the same time," said Chris Chute, Vice President, Customer Insights and Analysis Group, IDC. "Today's TripLink announcements mark a significant update for both Concur and the broader travel and expense management industry."
For more information about Triplink, visit Concur.com.
*Concur car rental partners include Enterprise, Hertz and Avis. This calculation is based on the combined number of U.S. cars in service between Enterprise, Hertz and Avis, according to data provided by Auto Rental News.
Concur, an SAP company, imagines the way the world should work, offering cloud-based services that make it simple to manage travel and expenses. By connecting data, applications and people, Concur delivers an effortless experience and total transparency into spending wherever and whenever it happens. Concur services adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large, so they can focus on what matters most for their businesses. Learn more at www.concur.com or the Concur blog.
Hertz Global Holdings operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz Global is one of the largest worldwide airport general use car rental company with approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and more than 1,320 airport locations internationally. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz Global Holdings apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz Global Holdings owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. The Company also owns Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation ("HERC"), one of the largest equipment rental businesses with approximately 280 locations worldwide offering a diverse line of equipment and tools for rent and sale. HERC primarily serves the construction, industrial, oil, gas, entertainment and government sectors. For more information about Hertz Global Holdings, visit: www.hertz.com.
HRS – Global Hotel Solutions
HRS is a global hotel solutions provider and offers solutions around the topic of hotel management to more than 3,000 enterprises. Among its customers are numerous global players of the Fortune 500 Companies, including Google, China Mobile, Hitachi, Huawei, Alibaba and Panasonic. HRS offers its customers individual consulting and develops custom-tailored solutions. In addition to professional hotel procurement and negotiations of special rates with hotels, HRS optimises the cashless and paperless payment of hotel stays as well as the automated invoice processing. Services for meeting and group bookings through a standardised online booking tool complete the offer for companies. The hotel portfolio comprises more than 300,000 hotels in 190 countries. These include, beside hundreds of hotel chains, roughly 180,000 privately run houses. HRS Global Hotel Solutions has exclusive access to all global distribution systems (GDS) worldwide. Offering more than five million rooms in individual hotels, HRS is the world's largest hotel content provider. Furthermore, corporate customers benefit from the HRS Business Tariff which is available in 40,000 hotels and offers up to 30 per cent discount off the daily online hotel price.
The continuously expanding group of companies has more than 1,500 employees in 25 offices worldwide, among them Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, London, Mumbai, São Paulo and New York. The HRS Group's headquarters are located in Cologne.
Further information can be found under corporate.hrs.com