22 Nov

EY and Concur to collaborate on the first fully integrated tax and immigration solution for business travellers

Concur, an SAP company and provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, is working together with business partners to offer  clients a better experience in global business travel and manage tax and immigration compliance risks via the Concur App Centre. 

The Concur Fusion Exchange event in London provided a great opportunity for current and prospective clients to speak to Concur partners such as AMEX, Acquis, BusinessVisaHQ, ATPI, Oversight, HRS Global Solutions, Realisable and many others, all of which are established and highly knowledgeable suppliers in the travel and expense industry to understand how their corporate travel can be improved.

Simon Mathews, Business Development Manager at AMEX said:

American Express is widely known for its credit card business. However, we are also a market leader in fraud detection and virtual payment solutions. We support our card users in being at the forefront of tackling fraud. One of many ways in which we do this is to offer clients one time payment mediums to be used at say, a hotel, and not to be used thereafter. This is by default a one time use card which eliminates fraud as no one else will be able to use the card again.
Furthermore, AMEX has full integration with Concur to make the travel and expense management data collection a seamless operation; Monitoring and tracking expenses from initiation to finance department with ease.

Matt Fryar, Vice President of Sales of Oversight said:

The travelling industry is an area highly underestimated in respect of deliberate fraud and error. Our solution offers users the ability to wholly integrate into Concur and detect corporate policy violations and reveal an array of risks from the smallest intentional fraud attempts to more larger scale transaction manipulation by travellers.

Real-time immigration and tax assessments to business travellers through the integrated offering by EY and SAP will capture relevant travel and business activity data within Concur. Using EY tax and immigration technology, the integration analyses the data to make a real-time assessment of a business traveller’s tax and immigration obligations before they travel.

By linking directly to real-time data within the Concur Travel and Expense platform, EY clients will be able to receive robust, real-time analytics into their domestic and international cross-border tax obligations. This seamless integration will give organisations increased visibility into potential risks before they occur, with no additional effort required from their travellers.

Michael Bertolino, EY Global People Advisory Services Leader, says:

Business travel is vital for EY clients around the world, and workforce mobility is an important driver of competitive advantage, as well as an operational necessity. The new offering helps us ensure that tax and immigration issues don’t impede employees from doing business when they are on the move. By harnessing the collective power of 10,000 EY professionals providing EY People Advisory Services, we will work together with Concur to support clients with a unique experience when it comes to managing business traveller risks

Mike Eberhard, President, Concur, says:

We want to make it easy for companies to adjust and adapt to the increasingly complex demands associated with global business travel-related tax and immigration. As Concur’s customers currently operate and expand globally, it’s important that we not only continue to innovate, but also work closely with industry leaders like EY to meet our clients’ current and future needs

The integrated solution will be available globally in the Concur App Centre for EY clients as well as Concur’s.

With more than 160 pre-built integrations with Concur Travel, Expense and Invoice products, as well as connections to popular apps, the Concur App Centre delivers innovative functionality in key categories such as finance, regulatory compliance, enterprise identity, traveller productivity, travel management and much more.

For more information, visit: https://www.concur.co.uk/app-centre.

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