TravelText, the developer of a unique texting-based expense reporting service, and a partner with Concur Technologies (News - Alert), revealed its unique expense capture system which will make the travel and expense reporting experience even more seamless.
As a cloud-based software company, TravelText partnered with Concur to leverage the two companies’ unique and solid cloud-based technology and methodology, and provide a complete expense reporting service.
“We chose a text-based system because there are over 5.5 billion mobile phones in the world and 100 percent of them can send text messages,” Lennart Ims, CBDO of TravelText, said in a statement. “Texting is simply the fastest and easiest way to send a message – so why not incorporate it into expense reporting?”
TravelText uses the simplicity of SMS/MMS technology to allow Concur users to easily and securely create and populate expense reports via text messaging. Users simply send a text message of their expense type, together with the amount, to a dedicated shortcode and the expense is filled out.
A picture of the receipt can also be attached.
“What normally takes minutes in traditional web and app based expense reporting is done in seconds with TravelText,” stated Jarl-Gunnar Lier, chief executive officer at TravelText.
The value TravelText offers to Concur customers is in the company’s unique texting functionality, said Lier, allowing the user to report everything in real time. A user never has to worry about not having an Internet connection, and expense report data is entered securely and automatically through that quick texting sequence.
TravelText is available to the more than 15,000 Concur clients and 18 million Concur users. The service is less expensive than a monthly coffee habit, noted the company. Monthly rates are based on the number of SMS/MMS messages sent, so an average traveler taking one to two trips per month will pay $5.95/month for 50 messages, or an annual fee of $59.00.
Other monthly packages are available and a free trial is available to everyone.
Edited by Braden Becker