Uber Simplifies Expenses for Business Travelers

Uber can be a great tool to get planners and business travelers to meetings on time. With Uber now available in 69 countries around the world, business travelers can use it nearly anywhere their meetings take them. The company has announced a new feature that will make it much easier to keep track of the costs of your rides.

Late last year, Uber launched Business Profiles, which allows business travelers to keep work trips and personal trips separate. Just two months after launch, nearly 1 million riders had signed up for it. Now Uber is looking to offer even greater convenience to business riders with the announcement of a powerful new feature: Auto-Expense. Similar to competitor Lyft’s partnership with Concur, Auto-Expense streamlines expensing by linking Uber with leading expense management companies.

Created in cooperation with Concur, Expensify, Certify and Chrome River, Uber’s Auto-Expense makes it easier than ever for business travelers to file expense reports. Users must first sign up for Business Profiles before activating Auto-Expense. Then, each time a user takes a ride using their Business Profile, a copy of the receipt will automatically be sent for reimbursement. Riders will no longer have to waste time organizing receipts and manually filing them. With Auto-Expense, you’ll save time and won’t have to worry about lost receipts.

Barry Padgett, chief product officer at Concur, says, “We pay close attention to the behavior and needs of our 32 million end users around the world—and take steps to provide the best customer experience. Our integration with Uber is an example of this as we saw business travelers using Uber grow by 220 percent from 2014 to 2015. That’s a lot of receipts. We’re pleased to continue our partnership with Uber to make reimbursement of rides a simple experience for Concur customers globally.”

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