Bellevue, Washington and Lausanne, Switzerland, 2014-11-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In connection with the GBTA Conference 2014 Berlin, world leading providers routeRANK, for door-to-door, multimodal, multicriteria travel planning, and Concur, for expense management, today announced a partnership, bringing together their respective solutions’ unique strengths for benefit of their joint customers.
Through the partnership, their joint customers will be able to plan the complete door-to-door trip with routeRANK’s patented technology, based on actual schedules and fares. In a first step, they will be able to automatically send back the itinerary to Concur as an electronic travel request prior to booking a trip. In a second step, they will be able to directly book with the Concur Travel booking tool. Joint customers will also have access to the usual additional modules of the routeRANK solution, such as the meeting optimizer.
“Following multiple joint customer requests over the past year, this now allows their business travelers and travel arrangers to easily account for all relevant aspects of their trip”, said routeRANK Chairman Jochen Mundinger. “Including productivity, stress and risks of delays as well as total price, travel time and carbon emissions. For all their relevant trip options through multiple airports and train stations, in a single view on one page. This holistic view is what allows the substantial savings both during planning and during travel.”
“We are committed to delivering the best experience for our customers and this partnership with routeRANK brings us one step closer to The Perfect Trip,” said Jigish Avalani, SVP & GM, Concur Cloud Platform. “Beyond the comprehensive coverage of the many different transport modes this integration is a first to allow Concur customers to see exact multimodal schedules and fares.” The partnership was further mentioned in Concur President and COO Rajeev Singh’s presentation at the GBTA Conference.
routeRANK is the leading provider of IT solutions for door-to-door, multimodal, multicriteria travel planning. Its patented technology accounts for the actual schedules and fares, and integrates with both online and offline business travel processes and workflows, in particular TMC portals and their relevant booking tools and GDS. The Standard Professional version
completes the offering, helping companies of all sizes plan their business trips. In addition, travel related consumer websites use personalized, custom-configured routeRANK versions as white label solutions. Learn more at www.routerank.com or on the routeRANK blog.
Concur is the leading provider of spend management solutions and services in the world, helping companies of all sizes transform the way they manage spend so they can focus on what matters most. Through Concur’s open platform, the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and developers can 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 or the Concur blog.
April Moh, Grayling for Concur, email@example.com
Jochen Mundinger, routeRANK, firstname.lastname@example.org