Orbitz for Business on Tuesday announced expense integration with Concur.
Bookings made via the travel agency are "directly passed" into the expense system, according to the announcement. "As a result of this integration, an expense report is automatically initiated, which helps employees cut data entry time, increase reporting accuracy and visibility, and helps control and identify fraud."
Rocketrip announced a partnership to "automatically push all relevant expense data to Concur."
The Rocketrip platform
enables companies to reward business travelers who book travel at prices below predetermined budgets, and earlier this year indicated
work underway to integrate with expense management systems. "This integration with Concur means that all receipts will flow directly into Concur during expense submission," according to the announcement. "Rocketrip is now available in the Concur App Center, which offers streamlined integration with Concur Travel, Expense, and Invoice products."
Total revenue for Serko increased 50 percent year over year for the six months ending Sept. 30,
the New Zealand-based online booking and expense software provider announced Thursday. Revenue increased to NZ$4.7 million (US$3.7 million), with revenue from travel bookings, Serko's "core revenue growth engine," up 36 percent year over year. Online transaction volume rose 32 percent. Serko's net loss widened to NZ$3.6 million (US$2.8 million) from NZ$347,000 (US$272,000) for the prior-year period, which CFO Tim Bluett attributed to "the planned investment we have made in growing our organization and operational capacity to support the pipeline of growth for the business."
MasterCard and Conferma globally expanded their existing integration,
Conferma announced Tuesday. The partnership, first signed in 2011 and dubbed In Control for Business Travel, previously was available only in Europe. With In Control, clients can create virtual card numbers for individual transactions and reconcile booking data. The integration gives In Control clients, including corporate clients and issuing banks, access to Conferma's network of travel management companies, global distribution systems, self-booking tools and online travel agencies to "streamline and modernize [clients'] travel payment and reconciliation processes" regardless of the booking platform used and across all payment categories, according to Conferma.
Deem on Thursday launched a new version of its travel and expense mobile app for Android and iOS devices.
The app features a "refreshed, consumer-grade user interface with faster navigation," according to Deem. The app enables air, car and hotel bookings that incorporate corporate pricing and policy controls. For airline bookings, new features include airline seat map displays and details on inflight amenities, when available. For hotel bookings, the app includes TripAdvisor review integration and hotel property images. The expense module enables travelers to submit and managers to approve reports.