Making corporate travel easier with Uber for Business

It’s all about saving you time and creating a seamless experience from start to finish.

By Staff Writers, May 23 2022
Making corporate travel easier with Uber for Business
Executive Traveller x Uber

After a long business trip or day going from one meeting across town to another, submitting an expense form is probably the last thing on your mind. As a result, receipts tend to pile up.

Rather than trawling through emails or loose papers trying to make sense of faded ink a month later, there’s an easier way – one that doesn’t require you to commit personal money upfront or justify the trip to get it reimbursed. It’s Uber for Business, and it could be a gamechanger.

Not only does it make expense-time a breeze, eliminating the back-and-forth altogether, but it also comes with a suite of handy perks designed to help you travel smarter, not harder.

But first, what exactly is Uber for Business and why is it time you made the switch?

One account to rule them all

Launched in 2014, Uber for Business allows companies to create a single Uber account, which employees then connect to using their own account to request a ride. Rather than paying out of their own pocket, it’s all charged back to the central business account.

Users simply switch their profile from personal to business each time they order a ride.

From an employer’s perspective, it’s a one-stop platform with automatic expense reconciliation (accountants rejoice!), no service fees, and powerful reporting tools that offer valuable insights into usage. You can also request rides on behalf of peers or customers, and create vouchers as incentives that can be used for both Uber rides or UberEats orders.

On the employee side, it allows you to reserve rides ahead of time and streamline your travel expenses.

This is in addition to the Uber partnership perk allowing Qantas Frequent Flyer members to earn Qantas Points – 1 Qantas Point per A$1 spent – on rides to and from eligible airports around Australia. Melbourne is one of the airports, and it even has a new dedicated Uber kerbside pickup zone.

Yet there’s more to it than that. And it has the power to transform a business.

The same global app, just a new way to use it

Uber’s app gives users access to request rides in 10,000 plus cities across 70 countries around the world. As an Uber for Business customer, rides cost the same as they would a regular traveller, too.

What is different about it, however, is the centralised dashboard. The intuitive interface allows businesses to set custom travel and meal budgets for employees, easily manage billing, and generate reports with data on time, location, cost and more.

It also integrates with many of the top expense management systems, including Certify, Expensya, SAP Concur, and Zoho Expense, making it simple to set up and to use.

Customisable programs and incentives

With the rise of work from home over the last two years, getting teams together in a collaborative environment – in person – has become a challenge. But not an impossible one.

As an incentive to get back in the office, Uber for Business allows companies to cover the full or a portion of an employee’s daily or weekly commute within certain days and times. It can also help your team get that extra mile to and from public transport, as well as get home when working late at night.

Whether for a small to medium startup or publicly listed company, it’s this kind of added perk that can help employers attract, nurture and keep the best talent.

And, with more than 4.4 million Australians already using the app, Uber for Business makes perfect sense too, giving you a seamless experience that puts the power in your hands.

Best of all, it’s free to get started – and designed for businesses of any shape or size.

Contact the Uber for Business team to learn more.