Okta ‘App of the Week’: Savvy Travel & Expense Management with Concur

Concur is not your typical SaaS company. For one thing, they’re not a startup. Founded in 1993, Concur provides travel and expense management software to thousands of businesses around the world. And the company continues to innovate and evolve its business management offerings. Today, Concur offers mobile and online solutions to help companies control costs and boost productivity around their travel and entertainment (T&E) spend.

With 20 percent of T&E spend out of policy, Concur provides businesses very tangible – and much needed – visibility. Concur gives real-time access and insight into T&E costs as well as those associated with sales opportunities and service engagements.

Greater transparency and control means improved margins and better managed sales costs.

Another reason to love Concur? The company has embraced mobile, social media and other tools popular with employees. With Concur, managers can review and approve expense reports directly from their mobile device (Android, BlackBerry and iOS). On the social front, Concur has integrated with Salesforce Chatter, meaning employees can collaborate on business trip details through the social network.

Concur delights end-users as well. Through its integration with TripIt, a leading mobile trip organizer, employees can user Concur to create and submit accurate, in-policy expense reports from within Salesforce.

Concur is used by businesses in more than 90 countries and processes roughly 10 percent of the world’s T&E spend. And it’s SAML-based, so identity management and security a top priority.