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Uber + Xero: Enabling time and cost savings for Aussie and Kiwi businesses

February 12, 2019 / Pacific
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We’re pleased to announce a partnership with Xero, to create an integration which will allow companies to more easily manage how their employees use Uber for work purposes.

The new integration will go live in Australia and New Zealand later this year and will allow Xero users to automatically import their invoices for their Uber for Business account, eliminating the need for manual data entry.

This will help companies save time processing expenses, simplify the reconciling of spend on the use of Uber, and provide an easier experience for employees using the service. Once the connection is enabled between Xero and Uber by the customer, bills will drop in to Xero on a monthly basis.

Commenting on the partnership, Georgia Foster, Head of Uber for Business, Australia & New Zealand, said: “Our customers are looking for streamlined technology solutions to improve business travel. A lot of employees already use Uber for safe, affordable and reliable rides at home and while travelling, and we believe this integration with Xero will improve their experience even further by reducing admin time.

“We’re pleased to partner with Xero as an innovative company operating on a global scale, to further help local businesses achieve cost and time savings for business travel.”

The new partnership agreement launched at Xero’s 2019 Roadshow, which Uber for Business is proud to support, and will visit 20 cities and regional centres across Australia from 5 to 21 February.

Xero’s annual Roadshow, which was last year attended by over 7,000 accountants and bookkeepers, will showcase the latest technological developments in the accounting industry, and exhibit innovative products and practice tools.

According to Jared Baker, Xero’s Platform Growth Director, the new partnership announcement aims to reduce friction for business advisors and their small business customers.

“We are continuing to evolve and grow our ecosystem to integrate the best partners and tools to increase business productivity and help our customers to not only survive, but thrive. Our data shows that on average, the more digitally connected a small business is, the better business outcomes they have,” Mr Baker said.

“Partnering with Uber, which we know our customers already use and love, will enhance our platform capabilities and simplify administrative tasks, saving valuable time.”