Amadeus, Concur Join Forces for Travel & Expense Management Solution

Amadeus, a global technology and distribution partner to the travel industry, and Concur, a provider of on-demand employee spend management solutions, announced that they have entered into a long-term alliance to bring key technologies together for a combined travel and expense management solution to extend their core offerings.

This includes the integration of travel bookings from Amadeus eTravel Management (AeTM) into Concur Expense, as well as unique integration of Amadeus core distribution technology into Concur Cliqbook Travel -- the first time Amadeus has provided this type of technology to a third party. Both companies are currently working towards delivery of the solution in 2010.

Announced at Fusion, Concur's annual customer conference in Boca Raton, Florida, the alliance is an extension of the companies' vision for offering end-to-end T&E solutions and gives Concur and Amadeus customers even greater choice for integrated travel and expense management solutions. Through the strategic alliance, Concur and Amadeus continue their commitment to global and local market leadership and set a new level for providing global distribution and content.

This alliance supports both companies' long-term growth objectives. On Amadeus' part, the agreement is the latest move in its strategy to create a global and end-to-end travel and spend story for its global customer segment. In addition to Concur's acquisition of Etap-On-Line in August 2009, the partnership supports Concur's broader strategy of local and global market leadership. Customers will be able to select the integrated travel and expense management solution that best meets their requirements and which helps them better manage employee spend.

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