Ride-sharing leader Uber has enhanced its dedicated business-travel services, going beyond initial offerings like monthly billing and reporting to offer a new interface and more control over employee spending.
In a recent blog post the company announced changes to Uber for Business which include:
- giving travel managers the ability to set up automated programmes for various transportation needs, including commuting and late-night rides
- establishing parameters on how business travellers, customers, and clients can use Uber, such as establishing per-trip spending limits, the type of vehicles authorized, the time of day that trips can take place, and the locations that trips must begin and end
- allowing Uber charges that exceed company-set limits to be billed to an employee’s own credit card
- assigning individual levels of Uber access, such as by team, level or location
“With the new Uber for Business, every member of the organization – travel managers, finance, HR, and executive leadership – can deliver solutions that improve the business, whether it’s through cost savings, employee productivity or scaling the business,” according to Uber.
Uber for Business allows companies to arrange rides for employees, clients and others through the Uber Central website, as well as providing activity and billing reports and direct charging to corporate accounts via the Uber app.