Provider is first rideshare platform to join UATP Network >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
AirPlus Company Account, the payment platform for AirPlus International, is now accepted on Uber, according to an announcement. Users of Uber for Business can now request a ride via the Uber app, and payment and billing take place in the background with AirPlus. The same applies for other Uber for Business offerings like access to meal orders or other deliveries.
Uber is the first rideshare platform to join the UATP Network, and AirPlus is the first issuer in the UATP Network through which Uber can be billed.
According to the announcement, the arrangement eliminates the need for time-consuming billing with physical receipts. Instead, companies receive a precise overview of expenses with integration into their accounting systems.
For their part, employees do not have to pay in advance and then be reimbursed afterwards via a travel expense report. Instead, payment and settlement are made using the AirPlus Company Account already stored in the system; according to the announcement, that means settlement works in the same way as the entire booking process: simply and effortlessly. In addition, the central payment ensures that trips comply with travel expense guidelines, and companies gain full control over their costs, including detailed evaluation options. Oliver Wagner, CEO of AirPlus International, said that by integrating with Uber Wallet, companies will now benefit from bundled billing and reporting for rides with Uber and other Uber solutions as well.
Susan Anderson, global head of Uber for Business, said the collaboration “will deliver a frictionless experience for both the business traveler and for travel managers or HR professionals on the back end.”