Concur has introduced an integrated traveler risk management solution featuring an actionable travel and expense data set. The new solution also includes an option for 24/7 monitoring services to help communicate with and assist employees at any time on a company's behalf – from pre-travel guidance to emergency safety information.
"From civil unrest to natural disasters and terrorist attacks, businesses need to be sure they know where their employees are and direct them to safety as quickly as possible,” said Mike Eberhard, president of Concur.
“Our data set extends beyond traditionally booked travel itineraries, maximizing visibility and empowering businesses to take action in these situations. During recent global incidents, Concur was able to locate employees in affected areas within an hour.”
Concur Risk Messaging will capture traveler location data via Concur Travel & Expense, Concur Mobile, Concur TripLink, TripIt from Concur, supplier e-receipts and more, providing travel managers immediate visibility into employees that may be at risk.
Concur Active Monitoring, powered by HX Global, will offer 24/7 monitoring, proactive communication capabilities, and assistance coordination. This enables businesses to deliver on their commitment to ensure employee safety and well-being as they travel, across time zones and outside of business hours.
In 2016, Concur issued more than 10 million alerts notifying business travelers of potential risks in locations they were visiting. The number of Concur users who received alerts also increased by 770 percent, from 151,000 users in January 2016 to 1.3 million users in December 2016.
Additional Concur Risk Messaging and Active Monitoring features include:
- The ability to issue pre-travel advisories
- Two-way messaging via text, email, phone, and Concur Mobile
- Traveler location mapping and reporting
- Incident analysis and reporting
- Custom message and alert creation