Concur and La Quinta Inns & Suites to Deliver E-Folio Data Directly to Business Travelers
REDMOND, Wash. and Irving, Texas, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, and La Quinta Inns & Suites today announced that Concur clients can now automatically receive detailed folio data and e-receipts from participating La Quinta hotels – downloaded directly into Concur users’ expense reports.
By automatically sending e-Folio data directly to Concur’s expense reporting system, La Quinta enables its customers to:
- Eliminate paper hotel receipts, making expense reporting easier and helping drive compliance with corporate travel policies.
- Enjoy fast and accurate access to travel spend for auditing and analysis, including full expense details and line level e-folio data.
Concur e-receipts, exclusively available to Concur clients, are complete electronic versions of the paper folio receipts traditionally delivered to hotel guests upon check-out. Concur’s travel and expense management services automatically captures this data – along with itinerary data entered at the time of booking and corporate card charges incurred by the employee. The resulting Smart Expense(TM) is a trusted transaction that the employee does not need to edit and the company does not need to audit.
“We know business travelers are looking for ways to make their time more productive,” said Feliz Jarvis, executive vice president of sales for La Quinta. “Our partnership with Concur has given business travelers yet another reason to select La Quinta when on the road.”
“With leading travel suppliers like La Quinta, we’re able to provide innovative services that make business travelers’ lives a bit easier,” said Michael Koetting, senior vice president of supplier relations and advertising for Concur. “By delivering e-receipts directly into the traveler’s expense report, we help our clients develop corporate travel spend insights with precise data inherent in electronic receipting.”
Through ConcurÃ‚® Connect – the global program that connects suppliers from around the world and provides clients exclusive access to services otherwise unavailable though traditional travel programs – La Quinta joins a growing list of travel suppliers that not only feed complete electronic folio data in the form of e-receipts directly into Concur, but also provide Concur clients with broad access to travel inventory.
About La Quinta Inns & Suites
La Quinta Inns & Suites is one of the largest operators of select service hotels in the United States. Based in Dallas, Texas, the Company operates and provides franchise services to more than 800 hotels in 46 states, Canada and Mexico under the La Quinta InnÃ‚® and La Quinta Inn & SuitesÃ‚® brands. For reservations or more information about La Quinta, please visit www.LQ.com or call 1-800-SLEEPLQ.
Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Concur’s adaptable Web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Learn more at www.concur.com.