SAP CEO: Why Have Travel Policy When Employees Can ‘Maybe Get A Better Rate’?

SAP CEO Bill McDermott sees Concur's TripLink supplier-direct program as a replacement for corporate travel policy.

In an interview published last week by Re/code, McDermott responded as follows when asked why SAP is paying about $8 billion for Concur:

"Every company has a corporate travel department, but no one wants to work with it. You can use . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.