Uber’s new partnership with Concur, Expensify, Certify and Chrome River to streamline ride expensing is another step towards the total integration of Uber into the habits of business travelers.
Despite duty of care concerns, ride sharing is an area of extreme potential savings for corporate travel managers. Integrating expenses into the overall trip process will let travel managers better parse the data on completed trips.
“We pay close attention to the behavior and needs of our 32 million end users around the world – and take steps to provide the best customer experience,” said Barry Padgett, Concur’s chief product officer. “Our integration with Uber is an example of this as we saw business travelers using Uber grow by 220 percent from 2014 to 2015. That’s a lot of receipts. We’re pleased to continue our partnership with Uber to make reimbursement of rides a simple experience for Concur customers globally.”
Uber’s embrace of expense services has come long after its rival Lyft, which launched its integration with Concur in late-2015. Airbnb has served expense data through Concur since 2014.