Traveling Can Suck. SmartRides Don’t.
Traveling can be brutal. Delayed flights, trying to find a cab, fumbling through your phone for your hotel address — it’s all a huge headache. Those headaches are now a thing of the past because Expensify has teamed up with Uber to trade your boarding pass for hotel key with a single tap.
So What is It?
Expensify already provides live flight updates for any reservation forwarded to email@example.com, and creates your expense report along the way. We call this feature “Trips”, and we’re taking it one step further: starting today the Expensify app will detect when you land and have an Uber driver waiting outside baggage claim to escort you straight to your hotel — all prearranged from your itinerary without you even needing to look up the address. We call it “SmartRides”; the VIP travel experience for everyone, brought to you by Uber and Expensify.
Think This is Magical? We’re Just Getting Started.
As great as SmartRides is, it’s just the beginning of our partnership with Uber. Next up is an expansion of SmartRides to take you to the airport at the start of the trip, and back home after. After that, we’re launching our integration with Uber for Business, which allows companies to centrally pay for their employees’ Uber trips and automatically sync up the receipts. After that we’ll take Realtime Expense Reports out of beta such that expense reports are a thing of the past once and for all, and then… well, you’ll need to just wait and see.
We didn’t just set out to make “expense reports that don’t suck”; we’re aiming for a total reinvention of the expense management space. Call it ambient computing, call it crazy, call it whatever you want. But we’re doing it, sooner than you might expect, and it’s going to be awesome.
Have you tried SmartRides yet? Let us know what you think!
Download the Expensify App and start enjoying SmartRides here: