Uber is making a push into the business travel market. Yesterday, the company announced its Uber for business program, which includes integrating expense management with Concur.Uber logo

Here are the details from Uber:

For Businesses

  • Employers visit our signup page to create a business account with Uber’s web portal
  • From there, they link the payment method of choice and add employees to the account
  • Once added, employees will automatically receive an email invitation to join their team or company Uber account
  • Managers or administrations immediately have trip information at their fingertips, as well as other key metrics such as the number of trips and the total amount spent on travel weekly, monthly and annually

For Business Travelers

  • If you already use and love Uber, this option will pop up in your account once you verify your work email address

  • From there, all users will be able to easily toggle between payment options, which means business travel is automatically expensed and personal trips stay personal

  • Double bonus: this fall, American Express Corporate Cardholders participating in Membership Rewards in the US will have the option to earn double points or use points to pay for Uber rides

As part of its push into business travel, Uber is also partnering with Concur to handle expense management. The goal is “to make expensing ground transportation as effortless as requesting an Uber ride,” the company says. More from Uber:

Any employee at a company that uses Concur for expense management is able to connect and sync their Concur and Uber accounts.  Once connected Uber will automatically pass e-receipts and trip information into Concur’s expense management system – no extra step needed! Not only does this rescue employees from the agony of receipt retrieval, but it also helps your business save money and capture more data than ever, providing your procurement teams with something to cheer about.

One of the common complaints I hear about traditional taxis is their reluctance to take credit cards, which can create a major hassle for business travelers who need to route their expenses through a company card.

It’ll be interesting to see if Lyft and other ridesharing apps follow suit.