Business Coffee Meetings Made Easy: Starbucks Partners with Concur

By Mae Velasco, Assistant Editor

Business is brewing for Starbucks and Concur as they're about to fill in a tall order that coffee-fueled busybodies are going to love.

Starbucks is currently the number one location for out-of-office meetings, and as a result, is the most frequently expensed restaurant for business travelers and corporations. According to Concur, the world's leading provider of spend management solutions, 10,000 meetings are held at Starbucks each month by its users.   

However, despite the fact more than one-third of all Starbucks transactions are made with a Starbucks card, Concur users were unable to earn reward points for their business-related purchases. Customers had to choose whether to use the app and create their expenses manually, or have Concur automatically create their expenses and miss out on the Starbucks stars. 

With this new partnership, users will be able to link their Starbucks cards to their Concur accounts and get the best of both worlds: automatic expense entries and points toward their free drinks. Will the collaboration between these two big companies start a new trend in mobile payments? Read More