San Francisco, CA & Sandnes Norway October 22, 2012
TravelText, a Partner with Concur Technologies Inc., announced today the release of its unique expense capture system that will make the travel and expense reporting experience even more seamless. TravelText is available to the more than 15,000 Concur clients and 18 million Concur users.
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,” says Jarl-Gunnar Lier, CEO of TravelText. “The value TravelText offers to Concur customers is our unique texting functionality that allows 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.”
The release of TravelText is supported through a :60 commercial created by Emmy award winning editor Katie Hetland (http://www.KatieHetland.com), who has done work for Lady Gaga, AT&T, Disney and many more well known brands and artists. The spot takes a humorous look at a typical business traveller and an astronaut and can be found on http://traveltext.net and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxY_PO-QKZ0.
“Being a Concur Partner successfully leverages our two companies’ unique and solid cloud-based technology and provides a complete and easy way for Concur users to manage their expense reports,” said Lennart Ims, CBDO of TravelText. “We chose a text-based system because there are over 5.5 billion mobile phones in the world and 100% of them can send text messages. Texting is simply the fastest and easiest way to send a message – so why not incorporate it into expense reporting?”
Pricing for TravelText is less expensive than a monthly coffee habit. Monthly rates are based on the number of SMS/MMS messages sent. An average traveller taking 1-2 trips per month will pay $5.95 per month for 50 messages or an annual fee of $59.00. Other monthly packages are available and a free trial is available to everyone.
TravelText is a unique expense capture solution that is tailored to simplify and automate expense reporting for Concur users. It’s so fast and easy that you'll find yourself done with your expense report before you get back home. Founded by Jarl-Gunnar Lier in 2009 and based in Norway, TravelText is dedicated to providing innovative tools for business professionals to manage the never-ending challenge of expense reporting paperwork. More information about TravelText can be found at http://TravelText.Net
TravelText provides a unique texting based expense reporting service. Founded in 2009, on the premise of helping business mankind survive the never ending expense report nightmare, we have made the lives easier for a growing number of users ever since. TravelText is supported by Innovation Norway, the norwegian Government's main instrument for innovation and development.