Taxi booking and payments app goCatch and global professional services firm Ernst and Young, these days known as EY, are trialling a new corporate solution to taxi payments and receipt tracking for staff.
EY is the first of several corporates to pilot the solution, with other large Australian companies to follow.
goCatch claims it is ‘the first time an organisation is able to charge staff taxi travel back to a single business account with goCatch.’
This move comes in addition to several existing features that already help business users simplify taxi travel, such as having tax invoices emailed directly to inboxes and receiving monthly reports on taxi usage.
goCatch CEO Ned Moorfield said: “What we’re announcing today is a new feature which significantly cuts down on the administrative burden for businesses in managing taxi related travel.
“For the first time our customers can now link multiple staff goCatch accounts to a single business account and receive a rich set of reporting on staff taxi travel. “This eliminates the need for lodging time consuming expense claims and ensures businesses can achieve greater compliance with company policies.”
As noted, EY is ‘the first of many corporates expected to trial the taxi booking payments platform’, with goCatch aggressively growing national market share in direct competition to Cabcharge’s existing Fastcard product.
goCatch’s Moorfield added: “We’re providing a much needed one-stop-shop, corporate solution to enable the streamlining of taxi receipts and payment processing.
“Instead of providing individual receipts to administration staff at month’s end, employees’ taxi receipts are automatically collated and reconciled through our app. This solution eliminates lost receipts, fraud and forgery and a lot of general time wasting.
“We’re increasingly finding that more business people are using goCatch as their taxi solution. Job volumes from CBD based locations across Australia have risen significantly over the past six months. Thousands of companies are also using our service regularly to and from airports, skipping queues and saving time.
“Business people require certainty in going from meeting to meeting and that’s why using goCatch makes sense,” concluded Moorfield.
David McGregor, EY’s Technology, Media, Entertainment and Telecommunications leader noted ‘the pilot program for its staff signals continued innovation and a firm-wide push for smarter business solutions.’
McGregor said: “EY has a strong focus on innovation and fostering entrepreneurs and we’re delighted to be supporting goCatch with this pilot.
“We see the potential value for our employees using the goCatch app. By systemising taxi travel through one platform, this allows us to save time and money when it comes to end-of-month processes.
“We’ll be assessing the trial closely and there is potential for this service to be rolled out across wider business units in the months ahead,” concluded McGregor. EY adds that it ‘recently signed on to a multi-year-sponsorship of Tank Stream Labs (TSL) to support the burgeoning entrepreneurial community.’
goCatch also noted ;it was in advanced discussions with many other large Australian corporates, spanning professional services, media and IT to trial its new corporate taxi solution.’