Uber has announced the new “Uber for Business” service which lets companies avail features such as monthly billing and reporting. Highlights of the service include:
Set-and-forget travel programs: New tools allow managers to set up automated programs for commuting, business travel, and any other mobility need. For example, if employees are working late, they could use a safe ride home. Managers can be the hero by setting up a “late night rides” policy that only works for trips taken between work and home after 8PM. The company can choose how much to fund per trip, and if employees need to take longer trips, it’s no problem, everything over the spend allowance will be charged to their payment method of choice.
New tools for customizing Uber travel: Companies can set rules for employees, customers, and clients around the type of car that they can use, how much they can spend, the time of day that the trip must take place, and the location from which a trip needs to begin or end. Mix and match these rules in the way that works best for your company.
Different access for different groups: Businesses can provide customized levels of Uber access depending on each person’s needs. For example, companies can give all of their employees $10 (or more) for their daily commute, while giving recruiters special access to call rides for candidates via Uber Central. By segmenting the organization by team, level, or location, companies can take their transportation policies out of the back office and easily bring them to life.
A fresh user interface: Uber has re-designed the Uber for Business dashboard from the ground up to feature a cleaner, more seamless experience. A streamlined account setup flow makes it easy to get riding with as few or as many travel programs as you need. Plus, access to Uber Central is easily controlled so that you can enable employees who interact with customers, guests, or recruits to call a ride for them on demand.
“What does this mean for businesses in the UAE? This means cost savings, because they can ensure that employees travel within company policy. It means time savings for admins and managers, who can now build set-and-forget travel programs for the whole company. And it means happier employees and customers since Uber can eliminate the stress of driving and parking and give people more time to catch up on emails, enjoy their morning coffee or take a few minutes to just relax,” said the company in a statement.