SAP Concur

New Emburse CEO Aims To Double Revenue

Emburse has a new CEO and an ambitious goal. Owned by private equity firm K1 Investment Management, the purveyor of expense and travel management products by Chrome River, Tripbam, the former Roadmap and other brands, on Monday announced that longtime technology industry leader Marne Martin replaced Eric Friedrichsen as CEO.  Friedrichsen became a board member….

‘Something Went Wrong’ With SAP Concur Logins Last Week 

On Jan. 2, when some users tried to log in to SAP Concur for expense or travel, they encountered a “Sorry, something went wrong” error. Multiple services, also including invoicing, imaging and analysis/intelligence, suffered from degradation, according to the company’s status dashboard. SAP Concur was working to address a potentially serious issue, which it described…

Amid Travelfusion Dispute, Ryanair Deals Directly With Concur

Europe’s largest airline, Ryanair, in mid-December announced a deal to directly distribute fares through SAP’s Concur Travel and TripLink. On top of an agreement implemented in May 2023 with Amadeus, and pre-existing participation with Sabre and Travelport, the arrangement positions the carrier to court frugal business travelers for its aggressive growth plans. Already a titan…

With Finance Picture Brightening, CWT Brings Back Koetting

CWT confirmed it hired Mike Koetting, who retired in early 2022 from SAP Concur after more than 11 years there. Meanwhile, Fitch Ratings on Monday said it expected CWT to get back to positive free cash flow next year. Koetting rejoined the travel management company last month as chief transformation officer, reporting to CWT president…

Notebook: Catch Up On Airline Distribution

The Global Business Travel Association’s New Jersey chapter on Nov. 9 hosted a webinar on airline distribution featuring JTB Business Travel, SAP Concur, Sabre and United Airlines. Moderated by The Company Dime‘s Jay Campbell, the discussion featured observations about the status of the New Distribution Capability, where it’s going, some of its challenges, what the…

United Move Prompts Some Buyers To Again Find Direct Channel Insufficient

Surprised to find last week that United Airlines made their negotiated rates available to travelers via its website and mobile app, some corporate travel buyers took a closer look at functionality the airline built to support their needs. While United has done more than some other carriers to legitimize supplier-direct channels for managed travel, “better…

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