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Uber, Zoho Expense Integrate For Biz Travelers

Zoho, the maker of an operating system for businesses, announced on Thursday (Aug. 16) that it will automatically import Uber for Business trip receipts into Zoho Expense, its expense reporting and tracking software.

In a press release, Zoho said that with direct integration between the Uber and Zoho apps, business travelers don’t have to manually forward Uber receipts to Zoho Expense. Instead, Uber users around the globe will be able to select Zoho Expense from the Uber app, and their receipts will be automatically added to Zoho Expense reports.

“Uber for Business provides organizations with the billing, reporting and management software that they need, as employees turn to Uber for safe, reliable transportation across the globe,” said Michael Goodwin, head of business development and partnerships, Uber for Business. “Our integration with Zoho Expense will automate a key step in the process, making that expense-related work faster and easier for business riders and travel managers alike.”

According to Zoho, Zoho Expense will be available to Uber app users with a business profile starting in the early part of September. The service will have a free plan and a standard plan that will cost $15 per month for 10 users. Each additional user costs $2 per month.

“Zoho and Uber are committed to making business simple for our customers,” said Raj Sabhlok, president of Zoho. “Simplifying expense reporting of Uber rides is a reflection of that commitment. After a long business trip, the last thing travelers want to do is dig through their inboxes for Uber receipts. With Zoho Expense and Uber, they won’t have to.”

The deal between Zoho and Uber comes as business is booming for the ride-hailing company. Late last month, it announced it had reached a major milestone of completing more than 10 billion trips.

“We’ve hit some pretty exciting milestones together in the past, and this latest one is no different,” the company wrote in a blog post. “On Sunday, June 10, 173 trips and deliveries started simultaneously at 10:12 p.m. GMT, putting us over 10 billion completed trips.”

The ridesharing company has made trips in more than 21 countries across five continents, including Montreal, Mexico City and Miami. Uber revealed that Latin America took the top spot for most simultaneous trips on a continent. The shortest Uber Eats delivery clocked in at just over half a mile, while the longest trip was a 41-mile ride to the airport in Denver.

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