REDMOND, Wash. and LONDON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the mobile industry's biggest event Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona, Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, has announced that close to one million travelers are now using Concur's mobile application on their iPhone, Android, BlackBerry or iPad to book or amend air, rail, car travel, and hotel rooms or manage their expenses. Additionally, more than 1.5 million travelers are using TripIt® on their mobile devices to organize and share their trips.
The figures show that as global smartphone usage continues to rise – according to IDC, the worldwide market increased 5.4 percent year over year in the fourth quarter of 2011 – there is a growing appetite for apps like Concur and TripIt that can make the travel experience more seamless. During the week ending 20th February 2012 alone, over 15,000 people downloaded Concur onto their iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or Android device.
Rajeev Singh, president and COO of Concur comments: "The ability to book an entire business trip, from air and rail to hotel and car – plus manage the resulting expenses – is now at the fingertips of nearly a million Concur users globally. Additionally, more than 1.5 million travelers rely on TripIt's mobile app to easily organize and share their travel plans from their smartphone. As Concur continues to innovate across our mobile offerings, business travelers and their companies are enjoying access to more and more services that enable them to save time and reduce costs."
Concur's mobile app gives travelers the freedom and flexibility they need while ensuring that all travel transactions are booked in compliance with the company's travel program. It can capture and record expenses while on the road – including receipt images – designate and track attendees, approve and submit expense reports and seamlessly integrate with other mobile applications to help make the process of business travel even easier.
TripIt automagically creates one simple, smart itinerary – no matter where travel is booked – and makes it accessible on a smartphone, calendar, or anywhere online. TripIt Pro keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, and more – tracking all frequent traveler points in one place and monitoring eligible flights for fare refunds.
Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Concur's easy-to-use Web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Concur Connect is the platform that enables the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and developers to access and extend Concur's T&E cloud. Concur's systems adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large. Learn more at www.concur.com.