Last updated: 08:00 PM ET, Thu March 03 2016

Uber Now Makes It Uber Easy To Expense Business Trips

Business Travel | Gabe Zaldivar | March 03, 2016

Uber Now Makes It Uber Easy To Expense Business Trips

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Business travelers, feel free to flip over the new addition to the Uber suite of innovations.

Announced March 3, the ride-hailing app is unveiling its auto-expense feature, which allows travelers to seamlessly pair their accounts with expensing companies.

Now reimbursements are not only easy, they are delivered near effortlessly as you barely remember expensing your trip.

It’s as if an expense fairy soars throughout your respective Prius or Honda Accord’s backseat and waves its wand to get you your reimbursement without so much as a photocopied receipt.

The future is here and it is a boon for the lazy.

The report explains, offering how many different providers you can utilize: “With Auto-Expense you can link your Business Profile to your expense provider, like preferred partner Concur as well as Expensify, Certify, and Chrome River. Next time you ride on your Business Profile a copy of your receipt will be automatically sent for reimbursement.”

As Uber reminds, it launched its Business Profiles initiative last November, which simplified the process of splitting your personal and business accounts.

It basically took the guesswork out of expensing what was a trip to the pub with friends and a corporate lunch.

Now things are so much simpler, because you are just a couple taps on the smartphone away from foregoing the usual pain of printing a receipt.

The report also signaled just how popular Uber has been for corporate road warrior. According to Uber, nearly a million riders have taken advantage of the Business Profiles innovations.

The popularity is widespread as “over 200,000 companies” have employees using the Business Profiles feature.

Extrapolating those numbers, we predict a wave of success for auto-expense, which takes an already peaceful ride and makes it all the more enjoyable.


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