Your Uber for Business is Arriving Now
You asked, we delivered. Today, Uber is truly open for . . . business. As business travel with Uber has increased, we’ve heard from loyal users that the ability to use a shareable business account would make their lives a lot more seamless – and a lot more Uber.
We aim to please, and so we set out to build the best possible product for companies and their traveling employees, whether the destination is Denver or Dubai. The result: Uber for Business.
Uber for Business allows employees who Uber to bill their trips directly to their company. A centralized billing system helps administrators, team leads and small business owners by providing trip information in place of receipts and helps employees by connecting with the same safe, reliable Uber ride they are used to without the hassle of having to file expenses. (No more paper receipts!)
Here’s how it works:
- Employers visit our signup page to create a business account with Uber’s web portal
- From there, they link the payment method of choice and add employees to the account
- Once added, employees will automatically receive an email invitation to join their team or company Uber account
- Managers or administrations immediately have trip information at their fingertips, as well as other key metrics such as the number of trips and the total amount spent on travel weekly, monthly and annually
For Business Travelers
- If you already use and love Uber, this option will pop up in your account once you’ve received an email invitation and verified your work email address
- If you’re new to Uber, you’ll be able to easily create a new account by following the link in your email invitation
- From there, all users will be able to easily toggle between payment options, which means business travel is automatically expensed and personal trips stay personal
- Double bonus: this fall, American Express Corporate Cardholders participating in Membership Rewards in the US will have the option to earn double points or use points to pay for Uber rides
But it doesn’t stop there. We’re also launching a new partnership with Concur, the world’s leader in spend management solutions with over 20,000 business clients around the globe. This partnership will allow all 25 million Concur users to link their Uber and Concur accounts, allowing for effortless expensing. Once an employee opts in and links their accounts, Uber will automatically pass along expense-ready travel information, including an e-receipt. Uber, Concur and American Express are also proud to announce that later this year corporations will be able to “turn on” this effortless expensing across their entire organization.
A number of companies have already been piloting Uber for Business. Tesla Motors, for example, uses Uber at its Service Centers around the country to give customers a convenient and reliable ride while their vehicle is being serviced. Gilt, the innovative online shopping destination, uses Uber to transport models to and from fashion and editorial shoots at their Brooklyn Navy Yard studios.
Here’s what businesses are already saying:
Deutsche Bank is excited about the opportunity to work with Uber, which adds to the Bank’s long history of applying new consumer technologies in a business context. Many employees already use the application in their daily lives. The Bank wants to make Uber part of their corporate experience, enabling them to book global transport on a central, scalable and seamless booking and expenses platform.
–Henry Ritchotte, Member of the Management Board and Chief Operating Officer, Deutsche Bank
Salesforce is excited to partner with the market leader in ground transportation, Uber. The Uber and Concur integration will increase visibility and transparency for Salesforce, and ease the expense report process for employees.
–George Hu, Chief Operating Officer, Salesforce.com
Barclays has been a proud pilot partner of Uber as they look to develop tools to simplify life for the many of us who travel for work. We have been impressed by the convenience and reliability of Uber’s platform, which is in line with Barclay’s commitment to service. We look forward to working with Uber as they continue to develop technology to streamline the travel experience.
–Gerard LaRocca, Chief Administrative Officer, Barclays Americas
This is just the beginning of what Uber for Business will offer travelers and their employers. While Uber can’t get you out of your work trip, we can make sure you arrive in style, without the hassle of expensing a ride. One more way we’re simplifying the way you move.
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