: Concurforce Now Available for Salesforce CRM Customers on the AppExchange, the Leading Marketplace for Business Apps
Nov 30, 2011 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
CLOUDFORCE -- Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR) today announced the release of Concurforce -- a new travel and expense management solution built on Force.com , salesforce.com's social enterprise platform for employee facing apps. With Concurforce, customers now have a travel and expense management tool within Salesforce that's specifically tuned to the needs of field sales and client service employees -- typically the heaviest business travelers and most frequent expense report filers. Concurforce is immediately available for test drive and deployment on the AppExchange at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/ .
With Concurforce, users can quickly create accurate, in-policy expense reports right from a smartphone or from the web. Credit card spend is automatically reconciled with expense line items, and business trip details from TripIt Pro are automatically shared in Salesforce Chatter. Real-time dashboards help users quickly and easily understand the costs associated with sales opportunities and service engagements, giving them better visibility to the cost of sales.
Concur also announced the release of the new Concur Salesforce® Connector, designed for existing Concur and Salesforce customers interested in simplifying expense entry and gaining visibility into customer acquisition costs. Leveraging Concur Connect -- the integration and interoperability platform that provides unique additional value for Concur clients -- this new connector enables clients to quickly and easily integrate the two solutions. Contact records from Salesforce can be added to an expense report in real time, reducing the need to enter data manually. Clients can also leverage the Connector to enable employees to track expenses by sales opportunity for accurate cost-of-sales reporting. Colleagues can also share travel plans via Chatter for better collaboration within their social enterprise.
"Managing travel and expenses is the last thing road warriors feel like doing. Concurforce and the Concur Salesforce Connector provide full integration with Salesforce CRM so users can manage T&E the same way they manage their sales opportunities -- anytime, anywhere," said Michael Hilton, EVP worldwide marketing at Concur. "Concur is excited to deliver new social and mobile employee applications in the cloud with Force.com."
"Concurforce exemplifies how ISVs can use Force.com to develop solutions that are social, mobile and open to drive more value for their customers," said Ron Huddleston, senior vice president, ISV Alliances, salesforce.com. "By using Concurforce, companies will be able to realize the power of the social enterprise within their travel and expense management experience by delivering a more seamless, connected and collaborative experience and better aligning costs with sales." Cloudforce New York Welcomes Attendees to the Social Enterprise
The number of social networking users has surpassed e-mail users. And people access the Internet more from mobile devices than from desktops. Salesforce.com is helping companies meet the challenge of this social revolution with the social enterprise. Today, companies must change the way they collaborate, communicate and share information with customers and employees to stay competitive. By leveraging salesforce.com's social, mobile and open cloud technologies, companies can transform themselves into social enterprises by developing social profiles of customers, creating employee social networks and building customer and product social networks. Cloudforce New York attendees will be able to learn firsthand how to join this transformation. About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange
Force.com is the trusted social enterprise platform for building and running any employee app in the cloud. Force.com powers the Salesforce CRM apps, the more than 250,000 custom apps used by salesforce.com customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and Sprint Nextel and the more than 1,300 ISV apps built by partners such as BMC, FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu.
Enterprise apps built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed and marketed through the salesforce.com AppExchange http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/ .
The salesforce.com social enterprise platform delivers the most trusted and comprehensive cloud technologies for social, mobile and open apps. It includes Force.com, the cloud platform for employee apps, Heroku, the cloud platform for customer apps and Database.com, the cloud database to integrate the social enterprise.
Salesforce, Dreamforce, Force.com, Heroku, AppExchange, Database.com and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc.
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