Super Bowl Stats, Snacks & Apps for Traveling Fans

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We’re data geeks here in the Concur Platform team.  With Super Bowl XLVIII around the corner, we couldn’t help but collect a few stats:

  • $150M is what fans, sponsors, media, and visitors spent last year
  • 108.7M watched last year
  • 400,000 fans are expected in New York this year.
  • Tickets are now $1,643-$25,550 a pop.
  • Companies will spend up to $4M for a 30-second ad.

Did Someone Say Snacks?

Top snacks on Super Bowl Sunday?  USA Today reports that about 27% of watchers eat some kind of veggie, 22% eat chips, 18% eat pizza and 16% eat soup. *I’m going pizza, pepperoni and sausage.

Getting Back to Work: Apps for Travelers

I’m watching from the couch.  But let’s pretend I had sideline tickets to the game and a 7:00 AM business meeting the next day, in California.  Here’s a few apps I’d have handy:

  • TripIt:  Put all your itinerary plans “automagically” in one place.
  • MTA.info:  A local public transportation must-have.
  • TaxiMagic:  Find a cab quickly.
  • ParkNFly:  Reserve a car at corporate rates and earn points.
  • TravelText:  Text expenses right to your Concur account.

What travel apps are on your device?

  • Tell us about it @Concur and use #ConcurAPI
  • Find new solutions in the Concur App Center
  • Build apps for travelers:  developer.concur.com

*Source:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/22/super-bowl-foods-eating/4671109/

[Exercise on] Mapping Concur APIs to product (Concur Travel and Expense)

Get List of Expense Reports

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Get Report Details

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Get (Expense) Form Field Details  (please refer to Expense Report Process to understand the requirements to create an expense report through API)

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Post Expense Report Header (please refer to Expense Report Process to understand the requirements to create an expense report through API)

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E-Receipt activation inside Concur

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Itinerary

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Concur App Center + Evernote Integration

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Getting your Concur access token using Postman (Chrome extension)

I recently just joined Concur as Senior Developer Evangelist.  Concur takes away the headache of doing your expense reports, and travel booking (if your company uses Concur).

As I’m ramping up on the Concur APIs, I figured I’ll post this screenshot of my Postman setup to generate an access token whenever I need it. (Postman is an awesome Chrome extension/tool to manage your API calls).

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To get your consumer key, you need to have a Concur sandbox and head to your registered app, as shown below: (Administration -> Web Services -> Register Partner Application -> Edit)
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