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Rydoo Integrates T&E Tools Into Uber

Rydoo, the mobile T&E app resulting from a collaboration between Sodexo, Xpenditure and iAlbatros, is integrating its expense management capabilities with Uber.

A press release Monday (Sept. 10) said Rydoo is linking into Uber for Business to streamline corporate travelers’ reimbursement and expense reporting processes.

“Rydoo is focused on meeting our customers’ expectations by offering global solutions,” said Rydoo CEO Sébastien Marchon in a statement. “At Rydoo our goal is to simplify expense management so employees can focus on being productive. Integrating Rydoo with the Uber app is a reflection of our commitment.”

Receipts generated from Uber for Business are automatically integrated into the Rydoo app, the company explained. Business travelers can then send that data to their managers from within the mobile platform.

“Uber for Business is focused on providing organizations across the globe with the best possible way to manage ground transportation programs, and expense management is a critical component of this,” added Uber for Business Head of EMEA Chrisophe Peymirat in another statement.

Business solutions provider Sodexo launched Rydoo as part of a broader collaboration with Xpenditure and iAlbatros last June. The release followed a pilot of the mobile app, which reportedly yielded an 87 percent reduction in expense report processing costs and a 75 percent reduction in expense processing times. Tests also showed a 93 percent average adoption rate of the mobile app within the first month that enterprises began testing the solution.

Rydoo is the latest in a series of T&E companies to integrate its functionality with Uber for Business. Most recently, last month, business operating system company Zoho announced an integration with Uber for Business, enabling trip receipts to be automatically added from Uber into Zoho Expense.

While Uber is the leader in ground transportation for corporates, according to Certify data, its top rival Lyft is gaining ground with the business community, and has similarly introduced features to support streamlined expense report management.

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