Corporate travel and expense management company Concur is pairing up with Ola, India’s leading ride-hailing service, to streamline the business traveler experience.
Reports Monday (Mar. 6) said Concur is partnering with Ola Corporate, Ola’s enterprise service, to link Concur customers to Ola’s mobile car rental and cab booking services.
“Ola Corporate has been designed to streamline corporate travel in India, and the service has witnessed tremendous growth and popularity among some leading brands and enterprises in India,” said Ola Senior Director Ankit Jain in a statement. “Our latest partnership with Concur will provide an innovative and smart solution for the seamless, hassle-free on-the-ground transportation management for several leading enterprises registered with them.”
“Ola is the leader in the mobility space in India, and this integration with India’s largest and most popular mobility platform will make it seamless for our corporate clientele,” said Concur Vice President of Platform John Gibbon in another statement. “The improved convenience that this partnership will bring to our customers in India is a huge value-add and will go a long way in our goal of finding better ways to manage business expenses.”
Ola Corporate launched in India last year, reports said, with hopes of having 10,000 corporates connected to its platform by 2018. The partnership with Concur means it will land in Concur’s App Center, with transactions on the Ola platform automatically entered into Concur for expense reporting purposes.
Concur made a similar partnership in China with another Uber rival, Didi Chuxing, last year. But that doesn’t mean the T&E firm is ignoring Uber; last year Concur also inked a deal with Uber for Business to not only collaborate on the sharing of expense data, but to link Concur clients to Uber for Business for free and allow Concur to access data about its clients’ use of Uber.