Bellevue-based travel expense company Concur today announced a new partnership with United Airlines that will enable direct corporate travel bookings on United.com and United apps.
The deal will allow travelers to link their Concur and United MileagePlus accounts and book a flight on United’s platform while automatically having the transaction recorded on a Concur expense report. Companies that have set up special rates for employees through managed travel programs will now also be able to see those adjusted fares directly in United’s apps.
“It’s a significant innovation that delivers a solution that our customers have been asking for,” Concur CEO Steve Singh wrote in a blog post. “Our customers will save money. They’ll have a new set of tools to keep travelers safe. And businesses will get visibility into how travel dollars are being spent today.”
United is just one of many companies that Concur is teaming up with as of late. In May, the 21-year-old company added more than 30 new partners to its App Center to offer apps that integrate with the company’s Travel, Expense and Invoice products.
In April, Concur reported better than expected earnings for the first quarter of 2014, with revenues of of $169.5 million. That financial performance earned high praise from “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer, who called out the company’s relative lack of competition as a reason why he feels optimistic about its chances.