It would seem that the simple domination of residential travel (and the subsequent beat down they delivered on taxi drivers) isn’t enough success for Uber. The company that allows people to organize quick rides from a variety of amateur drivers through an app on their phone is now hoping to tackle the corporate world. This isn’t the first time that news of Uber’s expansion has bubbled up to the surface. However, this is the first time that the company has taken a major step to adjust its process to accommodate businesses.
According to reports, Uber has struck a deal with Denver-based Concur Technologies Inc., a travel and expense management company. The deal will find Uber integrating its software into Concur’s existing platform; the goal is to allow companies to encourage their traveling employees to use Uber while being able to maintain oversight over the specific numbers.
Given that Uber is generally considered the cheaper option (as opposed to taxis), it’s likely that Concur’s existing corporate client base — which includes Goldman Sachs Group, Morgan Stanley and McKinsey & Co. — will be keen to give the experiment a shot (especially since Concur has promised to begin pitching the service to their clients immediately.