Concur Connect Platform Enhances Concur Clients’ Global Ground Booking Capabilities

Reprinted from PRNewswire.

REDMOND, Wash., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/

Leading transportation providers leverage Concur’s T&E Cloud to offer comprehensive set of booking options for corporate ground transportation

REDMOND, Wash., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, today announced that content from leading ground transportation booking content providers GroundSpan, GroundScope, and is now available to Concur clients directly through Concur’s travel and expense management solution. The company also announced that long-time partner RideCharge, providers of TaxiMagic, will expand access to local ground transportation in the near future through their new ground offering Sedan Magic.

Through the Concur® Connect platform, Concur now provides clients with a broader array of worldwide ground transportation options, helping them better manage their travel needs – an often difficult and time-consuming task. By partnering with these leading providers, Concur is delivering a more streamlined, automated and comprehensive set of ground booking options that allow:

  • Access to global booking and reservation systems for preferred ground transportation such as sedans, limousines, vans and SUVs
  • Greater control over travel and expense costs by pre-populating travel data from the booking stage to the expense reports
  • Increased insight into hidden spend via real-time, paperless online reporting and monitoring
  • Time and costs savings through the use of automated services which removes the requisition of an agent – a breakthrough in the automated travel industry

“We are seeing tremendous growth in the amount of travel content being provided to our clients via the Concur Connect Platform. Whether it’s ground transportation, hotels, airlines, rail, car rentals or any other provider within the T&E ecosystem, Concur’s platform uniquely enables us to deliver a richer travel booking experience to our customers,” said Barry Padgett, executive vice president of platform services at Concur. “Our clients now have the ability to more easily book in-policy chauffeured ground transportation services real-time from leading global travel systems, and have complete visibility into the resulting spend.”

Concur Connect enables customers, suppliers, content aggregators, and developers to access and extend Concur’s travel and expense cloud. Committed to supporting the travel and expense ecosystem, Concur’s platform connects travel suppliers from around the world and provides Concur clients with exclusive access to services otherwise unavailable though traditional travel programs. GroundScope, GroundSpan, and Sedan Magic join a growing list of travel suppliers that provide Concur clients with broad access to travel inventory.

About GroundScope

GroundScope is an independently owned business that provides a fully managed global ground transport service designed to save clients money and improve their overall service. GroundScope works with companies of all sizes to online access its leading, comprehensive selection of ground transportation products available to corporations and their travelers today. Learn more at

About GroundSpan

GroundSpan is an entrepreneurial technology company driven and managed by founding developers and technologists. GroundSpan is exclusively focused on the development of applications for the automation of ground transportation bookings and expense reporting, harnessing the collective institutional knowledge of its founders and their experience. The company is committed to developing innovative, industry leading solutions for its clients and partners. Learn more at


Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., is the world’s largest marketplace for people to search, compare and book private car service online and on the go. empowers leisure and business passengers by offering easy access to thousands of affordable and dependable drivers at discounts of up to 40 percent off standard rates. With exclusive search technology and in-depth customer reviews, consistently delivers more ways to find the perfect car or limousine service for any occasion. Join the Ride Revolution

About Sedan Magic

Sedan Magic is the most convenient way to book and manage sedan rides. Developed by RideCharge, Inc., makers of the award-winning Taxi Magic mobile application, Sedan Magic revolutionizes the private car service experience by providing smartphone users with the power to book available, on-demand sedans instantly from their smartphone. Sedan Magic technology provides today’s modern riders with reliable, innovative solutions to meet their local travel demands. Sedan Magic products help established sedan & limousine fleets grow their customer base, service more rides and operate more efficiently. Sedan Magic launches in New York in early 2012 and expands nationwide thereafter. Sedan Magic is a division of RideCharge, Inc., a private company based in Alexandria, Va.

About Concur

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


Reprinted from PRNewswire.