Ola has launched Ola corporate, an enterprise solution to corporate cab bookings.
With Ola corporate, employees can book a cab for business travel on the regular Ola app and have it expensed directly to the company account through a centralised enterprise system within the app, instead of needing to have it reimbursed later.
According to the website, the Ola Corporate admin dashboard helps you easily manage and control employee travel for your company. You can use the dashboard to create and manage cost centres, travel budgets, employee permissions, ride policies, expenses, and more.
“With Ola Corporate, we are bringing the inherent benefits of Ola’s technology platform to simplify the way executives travel for business, at the click of a button on their Ola app,” Pranay Jivrajka, chief operating office of Ola, said in a statement. “The corporate dashboard allows for improved efficiency and productivity for businesses, taking away the hassle of scheduling pickups and cumbersome billing and payment processes,” Jivrajka said.
In a bid to become the number one player in the Indian cab-services industry, Ola has been giving rival Uber a tough fight, matching each product and feature to the T.
However, Ola corporate is a unique offering by Ola which would likely help it capture a new and a prime market in the corporate sector where business travel is a regular affair.
Ola operates in 120 cities, and has been experimenting with new products like car pooling with Ola share, Shuttle services, many partnerships with local events. With Ola corporate, Ola is looking poised to solve the many aspects of the urban commute problem.