Uber and Bellevue, Wash.-based travel expense platform Concur are expanding on a partnership inked two years ago. The new agreement gives Concur customers access to Uber for Business features for free and a more streamlined integration between the two services.
The average Concur customer expenses nearly $1 million in ground transportation a year, 7 percent of which is with Uber, Concur President Elena Donio said in a press release. Uber first partnered with Concur when launching Uber for Business, a platform that allows travelers to automatically send their expense reports for Uber trips to their Concur account.
The expanded partnership includes automated employee onboarding and makes it easier for business to track their employees’ fast-growing Uber usage and look for opportunities to save money.
Competition is heating up among transportation companies like Uber and Lyft, as well as lodging titans Airbnb and HomeAway for the lucrative business travel market. Despite Uber’s headstart, rival Lyft showed it’s still in the game by securing a high-profile partnership with Apple.
Uber’s new product integration with Concur is expected to launch in Q4 of this year.
The expanded integration between Uber and Concur comes as Uber announced that it has surpassed more than two billion trips.