In our increasingly interconnected world, more of us are travelling for work than ever before. Whether it’s the morning commute to the office, flying to meet international clients or catching a ride to the meeting across town, we can’t seem to avoid using transport in our day jobs in some way—or sorting out the expenses afterward.
People around the world have already turned to Uber to make some of that work-related travel more convenient. So, we thought “why not make things even easier”? That’s where Uber for Business comes in.
So, what is Uber for Business?
Uber for Business is a different way of using our same tried-and-tested ridesharing service. Essentially, it allows you to create a company Uber account, which employees can then connect to with their own accounts to request a ride. Rather than paying for the rides from their personal accounts, they will be charged to the central Uber for Business account.
Sign up takes no time at all: you can access Uber for Business through the Uber app or by signing into the Uber for Business website using your normal Uber account. From there, you can set up your organization and connect employees to your account.
Why Uber for Business?
It sounds pretty simple, right? However, business experience would tell you that a simple change can have large effects:
An Uber business account helps to cut out the hours spent dealing with expenses in all parts of an organization. When an employee requests a ride through an Uber business account, the ride can be paid for automatically from a company card or allocated budget. This means employees no longer have to trawl through receipts and emails to claim back their travel expenses, and the admin team doesn’t have to waste time processing them.
Uber for Business also makes the whole business of corporate travel management easier. By having all employees on the same account, you can set limits for company travel for all of them from within the Uber business account. This includes the total budget, number of rides in a timeframe, total cost of an individual ride and much, much more. Not only that, but all data from rides taken by employees is automatically collected and collated in the company Uber account, reviewable at any time in one simple, straight-forward report.
Rather than creating a company travel policy and manually logging information about corporate travel made by employees, Uber for Business is able to completely automate this process: from deciding how employees can travel all the way up to generating data reports about the costs of that travel.
Ensure safety and convenience
As Uber for Business runs off the same ride request service as Uber, you’ll find all the same benefits:
Risk assessments and vetting travel partners are out the window, as we’ve already done both for you. The Uber company account will also automatically collect records of all journeys taken and employees can choose to share their ride status in real-time, so someone can always know they’ve arrived safely.
As is the Uber way, you can request rides at all hours of the day in over 600 cities around the world. So, whether you need to make an emergency rush to the office in the middle of the night, or you have employees working or meeting with clients overseas, everyone in your organization will still be able to request a safe and secure ride logged in the company account.
And, of course, it’s not just employees that can request rides on Uber for Business! You can organize and send rides to customers, clients, job candidates or any other persons related to your organization through the Uber business account.
So, if there’s something that Uber for Business can improve in your travel policy, it might be time to make a change. Still unsure about how to get started or whether an Uber business account can help your organization? You can contact us or look at our extended guides and information resources for Uber for Business.