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Business Travel Direct has been selected as SAP Concur’s only TMC Elite partner headquartered in the UK.

Expense, travel and invoice solutions provider SAP Concur has revamped its TMC partner programme into a multi-levelled system, with partners now classified as either Partner, Select or Elite.

The restructuring of SAP Concur’s previous Preferred Partner programme is set to provide better transparency for businesses looking for the right organisation to work with, and demonstrates the level of commitment between SAP Concur and each of their partners. SAP Concur TMC Elite is the highest level of partnership available and has been defined by SAP Concur as the following:

“Partners in this top level have embraced the full suite of SAP Concur travel solutions (including TripLink) and are using Concur Expense in their own business. This provides customers a seamless integration with the entire ecosystem of SAP Concur travel solutions, plus hands-on knowledge. TMC Elite-level partners are uniquely capable of capturing spend and supporting travelers – no matter how or where those trips were booked. As a result, they can deliver increased visibility and control of all T&E spend, compliance across all reservations, and, most importantly, improved traveler safety and an enhanced travel experience.”
Brian Hace, Vice President of Platform and TMC Services, SAP Concur, from A New SAP Concur Partner Program Helps TMCs Define and Deliver More Value to Customers

Business Travel Direct has worked exceptionally closely with SAP Concur for many years, embracing the full suite of solutions the platform offers and investing in the partnership, with their own certified teams across client services, support and implementations.

“We’re delighted to have been given the accolade of TMC Elite Partner” states Julie Oliver, Managing Director of Business Travel Direct “As a business focussed on innovation, our investment in technology and, specifically, our partnership with SAP Concur underpins our proposition. We work incredibly closely with SAP Concur at many levels across our business to ensure we remain at the very forefront of the technology for the benefit of our clients. It’s a truly two-way, mutually beneficial relationship. We’ve often been first to market with new functionality, and have provided insights and feedback to SAP Concur. We even have our own Concur Certified teams to ensure we implement in the best possible ways and can provide great support for clients. Becoming the only TMC Elite partner based out of the UK demonstrates our commitment and helps highlight to our clients and prospects just how closely we work together for the benefit of continuously improving travel and expense processes.”

About Business Travel Direct

Business Travel Direct is an award-winning Business Travel Solutions Partner empowering individuals to connect with and change the world. With offices in five UK locations and a history spanning 50 years of excellence in travel, Business Travel Direct pioneer progression in travel and technology to offer perpetual personal, organisational and commercial benefit gains.

Keeping the traveller at the core, Business Travel Direct offers service personalisation that really matters, with safety and security at the forefront to ensure organisations meet their duty of care responsibilities.

Business Travel Direct is now part of the Reed & Mackay Group, a global leader in travel and events with 140 locations and over 4000 experts across 40 countries.