Uber updates ‘Uber For Business’ with new tools

By Anuj Sharma - August 16, 2017
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The companies can set rules for employees, customers, and clients around the type of car that they can use, how much they can spend, and the location from which a trip needs to begin or end.

Ridesharing app Uber today announced new tools for ‘Uber for Business,’ enabling new use cases like daily commute, late-night rides home from work, between-office transportation and much more.

The new updates now include tools that allow managers to set up automated programmes for commuting, business travel, airport rides, and any other mobility need. For example, if employees are working late, managers can set up a “late night rides” policy that only works for trips taken between work and home after 8 p.m. The company can choose how much to fund per trip, and if employees need to take longer trips, everything over the spend allowance will be charged to their payment method of choice.

The companies can set rules for employees, customers, and clients around the type of car that they can use, how much they can spend, and the location from which a trip needs to begin or end. They can mix and match these rules in the way that works best for their company.

Businesses can provide customised levels of Uber access depending on each person’s needs. For example, you can give all of your employees Rs 500 (or more) for their daily commute, while giving recruiters special access to call rides for candidates via Uber Central.

Uber has also redesigned “Uber for Business” dashboard for a cleaner, more seamless experience. A streamlined account setup flow makes it easy to get riding with as few or as many travel programmes.

With the new Uber for Business, every member of the organisation -- 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, the company said.

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