Concur Introduces Concur Breeze for Mobile Devices

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2010-06-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Concur Breeze, the application aimed at reducing the complexity of small business expense reporting, is now available for free on Google Android, BlackBerry and Apple iPhone smartphone devices.

Concur, a provider of on-demand employee spend management services, today announced that Breeze, the company's online expense reporting service designed specifically for small businesses, is now available as a mobile application for Google Android, BlackBerry devices and Apple's iPhone smartphones. Breeze automatically captures transaction data from both personal and corporate credit card charges, and makes them available for import into expense reports.

Users of Breeze can now create, submit and approve expense reports from anywhere with their smartphone devices. The mobile application is available for download from the iPhone and Android app stores at no additional charge for Concur Breeze customers, and it will be available for Over the Air (OTA) download and from the BlackBerry App World in early July also at no additional charge, the company said.

Breeze allows mobile workers to manage all aspects of the expense reporting process such as importing credit card transaction data to automatically create a new expense report, editing, deleting or entering new expenses for items such as meals or tips, assigning an appropriate classification for each expense, capturing the receipt image and automatically attaching it to the expense, submitting an expense report for approval, and reviewing report details with the ability to approve or reject expense reports.

"With the mobile application of Concur Breeze, a user can manage expense reports without ever having to use their PC," said Elena Donio, executive vice president and general manager of emerging business for Concur. "People want applications to be flexible enough to fit in their lives whether at the office or on the go. We've unleashed the power of Concur Breeze, so that now small business owners and their employees can take care of expense reporting wherever and whenever it's most convenient to them."

In coordination with the announcement, Concur is launching a weeklong Twitter contest and giving away an SMB Stimulus Package every day this week, which includes a new HTC Legend Android device. The company said Breeze is an ideal low-cost way for any small to medium-size business (SMB) to automate and streamline the submission, review and approval of all business expenses-including T&E, office supplies, advertising, shipping, telecom and more.

"We're seeing an increasing level of engagement from technology providers at the point where mobile technology applications and the needs of SMB intersect," said Carrie McGillivray, program manager of SMB markets and mobility for technology research firm IDC. "As smartphones become both more powerful and more ubiquitous, SMBs-in their constant quest to drive down costs and become more focused and productive-are discovering new ways to leverage mobile technology to help them automate many day-to-day business needs."



 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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