Introducing Uber for Business

We are pleased to introduce Uber for ACU

ACU has recently completed a review aimed at streamlining and improving its work-related ground transportation options (both domestic and international). This review looked at such aspects as:

  • Staff convenience, experience and safety
  • Potential efficiencies and transparency for the University
  • Ease and speed of administration.

As a result of the review, we are pleased to announce that Uber will soon become the preferred ground transportation provider for ACU, in circumstances where public transport is not practical.

What is Uber?

Uber is a simple to use global transportation service that matches drivers and riders via its smartphone application.

What is Uber for Business?

Uber for Business offers all the features of the standard Uber transportation service, with work-related Uber trips being cashless, cardless and charged directly back to ACU.

Staff approved to use Uber for Business will be required to first setup a personal Uber account before they can be added to the system. To book an Uber for a work-related trip, once active on ACU’s account, you simply tap on your Personal Profile and switch to your ACU Business Profile on your phone Uber app. The cost of the trip is charged directly back to ACU and your trip receipt sent to your work email, so you won’t need to:

  • Carry cash
  • Collect a receipt
  • Use a credit card
  • Deal with matching up expense items against reports.

ACU roll out of Uber for Business

Stage One
Staff who currently have an ACU corporate credit card will shortly be invited to join Uber for Business. Following this, remaining ACU staff will be advised as to the procedures for using Uber for Business.

Cabcharge
Cabcharge e-tickets will still be available from Finance until 30 April 2018, while ACU transitions to Uber. They will no longer be given out by campus concierges after 6 April.  

Need to travel infrequently and/or don’t want to join Uber?
Uber Central, shortly to be rolled out, is a facility where Uber bookers can book rides for other people, such as:

  • Students and guests
  • Staff who are not on Uber
  • Adhoc/one-off staff users.

A number of finance staff will initially be designated as Uber bookers. We will keep you posted with more details, including contact details of the Uber bookers, as this service is rolled out in the coming weeks. Please note that you will need to provide the Uber bookers with your name, your mobile number and correct account string (entity-project code-source of funds) for your trip, so the correct code is charged.

Should you have any queries, please contact the Uber administrator Candy Jowett at Candy.Jowett@acu.edu.au or on 07 3623 7115.


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