A few months ago, ride-sharing giant Uber introduced a new feature to its app called Business Profiles, which allowed customers to keep their personal rides separate from their business rides by designating them as one or the other. And now the company is taking that one step further by integrating its app with four leading providers of travel and expense reporting systems for companies.
The four providers are Concur, Certify, Expensify and Chrome River. Uber said that its new partnerships with those four firms “cover the vast majority of the managed expense market, so that business riders have the ability to simplify expensing with just one tap.”
With Uber’s new Auto-Expense feature, a customer who uses one of those four firms for expense reporting simply indicates within the Uber Business Profile that a ride is for business, and it will be automatically filed with the expensing firm designated by the user.
“With nearly one million people activating business profiles, business travel has become one of Uber’s fastest-growing segments. Providing the ability for our riders to automatically submit their receipts for expense reimbursement is a logistical step forward in making trips more seamless,” said Max Crowley, the head of of Uber for Business.
“We saw business travelers using Uber grow by 220 percent from 2014 to 2015,” said Barry Padgett, Concur’s chief product officer. “That’s a lot of receipts.”
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