Concur TripLink and HRS Announce Integration
Concur TripLink helps companies capture travel itineraries, even if travelers need to make reservations outside of Concur Travel. It connects trips, travelers and itineraries across multiple channels, allowing companies to apply policy and ensure traveler safety by making it easier to quickly locate and communicate with employees in the event of an issue or emergency.
Today, we’re excited to announce that Concur TripLink customers can now connect their SAP Concur account with HRS’ corporate booking portal and mobile apps at an enterprise level using company-level linkage on the HRS App Center Listing. HRS is a global provider of corporate hospitality services, from sourcing and meeting services to the provision of unique, discounted rates at tens of thousands of business-grade hotels in top city centers worldwide. TripLink users will benefit from HRS exclusive rates via this access.
SAP Concur is introducing company-level linkage of HRS corporate accounts with SAP Concur via TripLink, allowing all bookings made on HRS mobile apps or the HRS Corporate Booking Portal to sync directly to Concur Travel, the Concur mobile app, and TripIt Pro. Bookings automatically appear in a traveler’s SAP Concur account without a need to email anything, providing immediate visibility into traveler spend and monitoring for policy rules, if applicable.
“As per HRS’ transparent approach to corporate hotel program management, we are committed to providing our unique hotel shopping options in whatever channel travelers and admins choose to book in,” said Jason Long, vice president of global solutions for HRS. “TripLink’s increasing traction with corporate programs dovetails with HRS’ growing client roster; these companies are driving more value for their travel programs by utilizing creative tools and services.”
Recent GBTA Foundation research found that travel managers continue to struggle to capture bookings made outside of corporate channels. TripLink is the first solution of its kind to extend the benefits of a managed travel program to direct supplier bookings. This allows businesses to:
- Ensure end user compliance with company travel policy
- Fulfill duty of care requirements and ensure traveler safety
- Maximize the use of negotiated corporate discounts
- Gain visibility into spend, even when booked directly with suppliers
- Have a consolidated view of all travel program data
- Increase traveler productivity and satisfaction with TripIt Pro for all travelers
To date, more than 8.5 million travelers have access to Concur Triplink, and the global TripLink network includes 28 partners representing airlines, hotels, ground transportation providers, and more. For more information about TripLink, visit Concur.com/TripLink.