Capita Travel and Events partners with Concur to implement unrivalled travel and meetings management solution

Monday, February 6, 2017

Capita Travel and Events, the UK’s specialist in travel, meetings and event management, today announces a unique partnership with Concur, an SAP (NYSE: SAP) company and the world's leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, to offer an unrivalled travel and meetings management solution.

Mutual customers will benefit from Capita Travel and Events’ specialist hotel and rail proposition, being fully integrated within the cutting-edge, cloud-based mobile and online booking solutions from Concur.

This highly innovative partnership with Concur underpins a wider Capita Travel and Events strategy of Smarter Working being unveiled at London’s Business Travel Show on Wednesday 22 February 2017.

James Parkhouse, CEO, Capita Travel and Events, said: “The partnership with Concur puts us in a unique position to address some significant market gaps. Our specialist hotel pricing, including non-GDS content, will be available within a great online booking technology, giving UK centric businesses, large and small, an uncompromised travel solution for the future. This partnership addresses the growing trends of mobile booking, non-GDS content reliance, and an emphasis on the sharing economy. The user experience is market leading and this will further boost online booking levels, ensuring greater price and policy compliance. It also enhances our focus on delivering relevant expense system interfaces for our customers.”

Trevor Elswood, Chief Commercial Officer, Capita Travel and Events said: “This is a significant market collaboration that will answer customer needs of today and the future. Our specialist expertise and Concur’s technology leadership will allow us to address market gaps that are becoming apparent as supplier distribution grows in complexity, and as travellers demand intuitive booking experiences alongside mobile accessed on-trip itineraries.”

“The partnership with Concur sits within a wider Capita Travel and Events strategy that will see a significant shift in how we shall lead our sector in realising the opportunity of smarter working. This strategic programme will be launched at the Business Travel Show and is set to revolutionise the way organisations approach travel and meetings.”

Chris Baker, Managing Director of UK Enterprise, Concur, added: “At Concur we’re on a mission to help our customers make the most of their time and their employees’ skillsets. So we’re always looking for ways in which technology can streamline a process and make traditionally cumbersome tasks more efficient. And deliver insights that keep our customers ahead of the competition.

“It’s this drive that led us to partner with Capita. We’re excited to work with a truly unique organisation that encompasses many different sectors. Working together, we’re going to provide a solution that will make a real difference to the way Capita, its customers, and its employees operate. We are excited to present them with a new way of working, that will save time and boost productivity.”

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