Concur, the cloud-based travel and expense solutions and services provider, has announced the offering its App Center in Japan. The App Center provides more than 30 million users worldwide applications and services that are seamlessly integrated with Concur to simplify business travel and expense reporting.
“Expense calculation costs across Japan amount to nearly one trillion yen. Today’s roll out of the Concur App Center (in Japan) will bring automation and efficiency to business travel booking and expense calculation, so business travelers can be more productive and focus on what matters most,” said Masamune Mimura, President and CEO, Concur Japan. “In the future we hope to expand with the developer community in Japan, growing the open ecosystem to include more local partners.”
Through the App Center, business travelers and clients can find domestic and overseas applications and services that interact seamlessly with Concur. Individual traveler apps improve employee productivity by automatically digitizing receipt images, creating expenses from spreadsheets and automatically creating E-receipts from various service providers. Company apps increase visibility into spend, simplify management of compliance with complex global regulations and integrate with existing business systems.
Concur clients in Japan will have access to a growing ecosystem of partner applications in the Concur App Center. The latest partnerships include:
- Nihon Kotsu Nationwide Taxi: taxi booking and e-receipts.
- Global WiFi: overseas Wi-Fi data access.
- STREAMED: digitizing receipt information.
- Top Rep: visualizing airfare and hotel expenses.
- Fujisoft: sales and expenses coordination between Concur and Salesforce.
- ABeam Consulting & Saison Information Systems: integration with Japanese accounting, CRM and human resource systems.
Additionally, existing partner applications that support the Japanese market will also be available. These applications include Uber (black car service), IMS Health (Life Sciences industry compliance), Ping Identity (SSO and Identity Management), Meridian and TaxBack (VAT reclaim) as well as ERP integrations for SAP and NetSuite.