SAP is enhancing its focus on corporate ground travel through a new partnership with India’s largest corporate car rental firm.
Reports in Business Standard said SAP is collaborating with Carzonrent, integrating the firm’s car rental technology into SAP Concur for automated corporate travel and expense management services. Employees traveling into India can access the integration when using SAP Concur.
Users can connect their Concur accounts with Carzonrent via the SAP Concur App Center. The connectivity enables them to view and analyze travel expenses when making purchases with Carzonrent.
“Carzonrent is the first Indian corporate car rental service to associate with SAP Concur, and we bring our considerable experience on board,” said Carzonrent Managing Director and CEO Rajiv K. Vij in a statement. “Together, we will facilitate expense management for all SAP Concur clients with our innovative technology platform that simplifies the whole travel expense process. This will provide a smart car rental solution to SAP Concur clients, along with access to our large fleet of chauffeur-driven cars.”
In another statement, SAP Concur Managing Director of India and SAARC Operations Neeraj Dotel said the integration with Carzonrent is part of SAP’s efforts to boost visibility into corporate ground transportation.
Last year, SAP Concur announced a collaboration with Hertz and Nokia to enhance corporate ground travel with connected vehicle technology. The firms developed the SAP Vehicles Network solution, with integrated rental car services that include fueling and payment.
SAP’s existing connected vehicle platform, Mohio, will provide fueling and parking stations for users of the Vehicles Network, while Nokia is offering its IMPACT solution to manage IoT-connected cards.
The partners also reportedly created a prototype of a connected vehicle that integrates into Concur’s TripLink solution.
SAP rebranded Concur into SAP Concur earlier this year, with intentions of focusing on scale and development.