Uber's integration into the habits of business travelers continues to move forward.
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.
Subscribe to Skift Pro
Subscribe to Skift Pro to get unlimited access to stories like these ($30/month)Subscribe Now
Photo Credit: A New York City traffic jam in 2012. Aftab Uzzaman / Flickr
Concur Co-Founder Is Back With Biz Travel Startup Spotnana
Second seasons often disappoint, but Steve Singh's comeback bodes well for blue-chip corporations. Singh is a business travel icon, and his ideas and energy may rev up the metabolism of travel managers, whether or not they buy into his new startup Spotnana.
Sean O'Neill | 3 days ago
Uber CEO Is Fine Not Having a Superapp Model to Broaden Ridesharer’s Reach Into Travel
Come for the rides, stay for the food. Dara Khosrowshahi joined Uber as CEO when ridehailing was everything. Now he's navigating a multi-product approach. Yet when it comes to profits, Uber's still en route.
Sean O'Neill | 4 days ago
Southwest Business Wants to Do More Than Just Fly Corporate Travelers to Meetings
What a difference a year makes. The airline’s business travel division has, finally, added Sabre, but is also preparing to add a shopping mall-style loyalty program. Will this complete its corporate-friendly transformation?
Matthew Parsons, Skift | 1 month ago