Get your Share Pass at just Rs. 49

Ola Corporate brings for all its lucky employees a privilege offer to provide increased predictability and convenience to their everyday travel.

As our valued Corporate user, you can now buy the one-month Ola Share Pass worth Rs. 149/- for Rs. 49/- only. With the Ola Share Pass, you would always get fixed rates without peak pricing on your Share rides irrespective of time and day.

To get you on board the Share Pass bandwagon today all you need to do is:

  • Activate your Ola Corporate profile on or before March 10th, 2017.
  • Go to the Ola app menu, select Ola Share pass option and click on “Buy a New Pass”.
  • Choose the Rs. 49/- Ola Share pass that suits your needs and click on “Buy This Pass”.

Here’s how to get your share pass:

That’s it! Now enjoy flat fixed fares without peak pricing irrespective of time and day on all your Share rides.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Offer valid till 21st March 2017 only.
  2. This Share Pass can be used for personal rides and to-be-reimbursed Corporate rides only.
  3. Ola reserves the right to modify/withdraw the offer as per its discretion.
  4. Offer applicable only to Ola Corporate users receiving this communication from Ola.
  5. Existing Share Pass holders with more than 5 days of validity left and / or more than 5 rides left in their existing Share Pass will not be able to avail this offer.

Book Your Outstation Corporate Rides Today!

Are you one of those who suffer from the pains of inter-city travel for official work quite frequently? Do you hate heckling with cab drivers to stay put a little longer when there’s a sudden change in your plan? Is it really difficult to travel outside city limits as most cabbies refuse to travel such long distances? Also, do cash payments pose as a hassles sometimes, due to the unavailability of the exact change and the like?

We at Ola Corporate have thus introduced Ola Outstation for all your corporate ride needs. Employees can now book outstation rides right from their Ola cabs app and mark it as ‘Corporate’. Ola Outstation is our solution to your inter-city travel woes. You can even plan your trip way ahead by booking cabs upto 7 days in advance, and the trip date can range from 1 to 10 days. So, whether you are travelling to a different city for an important deal closure or to cities where flights are unavailable, Ola is your ride. So book an outstation today and travel comfortably in one of our cabs, be it in a Mini, a Sedan or an SUV or even a Luxury cab, Ola has you covered.

How is Outstation Valuable?

  • You get cabs at your disposal for your intercity travel needs.
  • Travel on demand by booking cabs just one hour in advance.
  • You even have the option to book a one way route (for select routes only).
  • Payments are cashless with an extremely transparent pricing system.

How to book an Outstation ride:

  • Open Outstation on Ola app: Access the Ola Outstation icon (scroll to right if not visible on front panel) and enter your destination city.
  • Select your time of travel: Choose from travelling 1 hour later or book in advance.
  • Choose your travel package and car category: Book “1 way trip” (available only on select routes) or “round trip” for up to 10 days. Choose between the choice of cars
  • Turn the corporate toggle on: This ensures your ride is tracked as a corporate ride and you get a corporate invoice too.
  • Board and enjoy your ride: Read through the ride details and click on ‘accept and confirm’. Your driver details will be shared 45 mins prior to pick-up time.

Simplify Your Expense Management by Linking Ola Corporate with Happay

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Business expense management is a pain for all big and small organizations. With large number of employees and their expenses to be handled companies almost always face issues. Keeping a tab of all the paper invoices, entering the data and finally reconciling them is a major issue. Employees face a major hassle while having to keep a tab on all the paper invoices. Also it gets tough when they have to go through the tedious back and forth processes in case of errors in expense reporting.  

To tackle these issues you can resort to various expense management tools. One such is Happay- a business expense management solution that streamlines everything expense related end to end. Happay provides real time visibility and control over the expenses made. We provide Ola Corporate users the option to integrate their Ola account with their Happay account, in order to make their expense management easy and stress free. Employees need to link their Ola and Happay accounts, after which all invoices of corporate ride taken on Ola will be automatically pushed into Happay for further processing. One can now forget the hassles of dealing with multiple paper invoices and scanning them for expense reporting on Happay.

How it works:

Users will get an email with an unique link, clicking on which they would be prompted to enter their Happay account credentials after which their Ola Corporate account would be integrated with Happay. Just in case you haven’t received an email contact your company’s admin for the same.

Integrating your Ola account with Happay:

  • Click on the unique Account Integration link sent to you on your official email Id
  • This would take you to the Happay login page
  • Login with your Happay credentials and once that done your Ola account will be automatically integrated with Happay.

After the integration employees can view all Ola Corporate invoices in their Happay account and take the necessary actions in Happay.

So what are you waiting for? Get moving, get using Happay today!

Simplify Your Expense Management by Linking Ola Corporate with Concur

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Ola Corporate helps companies provide their employees with regular, uninterrupted and timely corporate travel along with hassle free pickup and drops, various cab options and affordable rates. Ola helps Companies and employees alike. On the one hand corporates are able to manage the budget of their employees’ travel expenses through our robust digitised system and on the other, employees can book cabs for corporate travel from their Ola app helping them lower the dependency on travel desk managers.

Ola also helps in managing the corporate travel expenses of its users and thus Ola has integrated with Concur.

How Concur Would help Ola Corporate Users:

Concur is used as a central expense management mode and users use it seamlessly to request for reimbursement from their companies for their Ola Corporate rides, once users link their Ola accounts to their Concur accounts.

Setting up Concur accounts are easy. Once attached to the Ola Corporate account all ride invoices will be pushed to concur. Employees can view these detailed helping in effortless reporting and expensing.

Attaching Concur with Ola

Here’s How:

  • Login to your Concur account.
  • Then select Ola app from the ‘Apps for Me’ section.
  • In the Ola App details page click on ‘Connect’ to link your Ola Corporate account with Concur account
  • On hitting ‘Connect’ you will be taken to a page where you need to provide your Ola account credentials. You can login here with either your registered email address or mobile number.
  • That’s It! Your Ola Corporate and Concur accounts are linked. Take a corporate ride with Ola and your invoices are saved in your Concur account.

However, just in case at any point of time you wish to unlink your corporate account from your concur account log in to your Concur account and remove the Ola app from there.

Admins Take Note- The Analytics Dashboard is Here

Ola Corporate is here to make the lives of all the admins and travel desk managers all the more hassle free. Well, we at Ola Corporate have come up with another brand new feature yet again – The Analytics Dashboard. So the moment you log into your Ola Corporate admin account you would automatically be taken into the analytics dashboard.

Wondering what it does? Well, here it is:

Through the analytics dashboard you can keep a tab on a host of corporate travel activities of your employees. This would include information on the number of employees activating their Ola corporate account, or the how many have taken or not taken rides. You can also keep a tab on your employee travel expenses and budget the same accordingly. We also provide graphical representation of user experience helping you to make improvisations if and when required.

Viewing the Analytics Dashboard:

  • Activation Analytics: This section would help companies understand the various stages of product adoption by the employees. You can view the invites sent, the invites accepted, first ride and Active users or users who have been actively taking corporate rides over a week. This would help companies understand employee product adoption and whether rides are taken or not. Armed with these details admins can easily find out ways of making employees aware of the benefits of Ola Corporate along with the travel benefits.
  • Budget Analytics: Budgeting is one of the most important factors for a company to thrive better and this also comes to play while budgeting for employee travels. Through Ola Corporate’s analytics dashboard admins and travel desk managers can get a detailed insight on the same all in one place. This section shows the budget utilization for employees in a group. Budget  usage can be calculated along with details of whether employees are exhausting their travel budget early in the month. In such instances admins can either increase the budget or take necessary steps to keep the budget within limits.
  • Spend Analytics: This section allows admins to view the expenses on employee travel. However this section would also show the ride count helping admins calculate the total expenditure on a per ride basis. The overall spend of the corporate account would be shown in a bar chart across the following segments- city, group, category and ride reason. As per the change in the selection, spend could be shown accordingly.
  • Experience Analytics: It’s here that customer/employee experience is captured. The admin can look into the quality of drivers or the cabs he/she has been provided for his bookings. Overall this would act as a transparent method for the admins in terms of getting an insight into user experience and making changes if required.

Ola Corporate Easing Your Business Travels

Corporate travel is of utmost need in today’s world. Each one of us travel everyday not only to our respective offices but also for client meets, site visits and so on. Thus, incurring high work travel related expenses is quite common. Not only this, getting cabs during peak hours, or renting out cabs for day long requirements is many a time difficult due to availability issues and also due to high monetary demands by the drivers.

This is where we at Ola Corporate come in. Ola Corporate aims at making corporate travel a breeze for working professionals. The best part, you can book cabs for corporate purposes right from your Ola app. Once your company is onboard Ola Corporate you would receive an email in your official id for verification. Verify your official email id and login to your Ola account and select the ride category of your choice. Then choose the corporate profile from the profile option and hit confirm. Your ride will be marked as ‘Corporate’. Once the ride is complete you would receive invoices marked as corporate into your official email id. Not only this, you can even add ‘Ride Reason’ before or after the ride helping you to provide detailed information about your business related travels to your admins and travel desk managers.  

This would help you to keep a record of your corporate travel expenses all in one place. You can even choose to receive your corporate ride invoices on a monthly or weekly basis helping you get consolidated reports of all rides taken. This in turn help would help you provide invoices easily to your travel desk managers for reimbursements and would allow you to forget the hassle  of managing a whole lot of paper invoices.

You can even view other profile details once you view your corporate profile. This includes the days and the time during which you can avail corporate rides, ride type that you can book and the payment policy. All of these would be set by your company and you can avail the corporate rides as per these policies. The payment policies would include either auto paid by company or to be reimbursed. Credit /debit card payments would not be needed at all if the payment option set by the company is ‘Auto Paid by Company. However in case it’s the ‘To be Reimbursed’ mode of payment you can add your card details and make your payment process hassle free. So while booking your ride you can simply choose the credit or debit card from which you wish the payment to be made and confirm the booking. This would allow you to make payments for your rides either instantly or later as per your convenience. Once the payment is cleared you can continue taking corporate rides.

Ola Makes Payment Methods Easier

 

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Technology plays an important role in our lives. It affects how we shop, socialize, connect, play, and deal with day to day activities. One is most certainly the payment methods that we use for various purposes. Making payments have taken a whole new turn with the availability of net banking, online wallets and the mode of card payments. Are you a consultant or sales personnel? Does your work entail continuous travelling? Have you faced issues where you traveled by a cab and you didn’t have the right amount of cash on you and ended up paying more because you or the driver fell short of change? Is reimbursements a hassle when corporate rides are paid by cash? If the answer is yes then this blog is particularly for you.

Organizations these days provides their employees with corporate credit cards to help make  payments while they are travelling for work.  This, not only helps employees in travelling hassle free without having to think of carrying cash around, but also expense management becomes much easier. Also, now one can make payments for business travel with Ola using these corporate credit cards. Well moving around cashless is a liberating thought in itself. As these ways of making payments mainly contribute to a faster and a convenient checkout process. Ola Corporate has hence come up with the method of card payments in a bid to make corporate travel all the more convenient.

As an employee you can now add your credit card to your corporate account and travel hassle free. Companies onboard Ola Corporate allows two modes of payment for their employee travels. One the ‘Auto Paid by Company’ option and the other ‘To be Reimbursed’ option. Hence, credit card payments would not be needed at all if the payment option set by the company is ‘Auto Paid by Company’.

You can either opt to pay instantly or can also opt to pay for the ride later as per your convenience, and once the payment has been made you can continue taking further rides with Ola. Once that done you would receive an invoice for the same.

Late Night Corporate Commute Now Gets Easier

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Late night commute for employees can be a need in many companies. This would mean facing difficulties in booking cabs at odd hours for your staff due to unavailability most of the time. Security also becomes a major concern, especially for women employees during late night commute. These hassles needs to be dealt with each day, which in turn takes up much time away from productivity. Not only this, getting hold of a proper business car service also proves to be a major challenge many a time.

Ola Corporate has thus come up with a new feature – ONE Traveldesk to address all the above mentioned issues and much more. With this feature, OLA Corporate provides travel desk admins in organizations the ability to book a cab anywhere in India for all corporate travels, right from their desktops. Admins can move away from unreliable manual transport management systems to a more robust digitized platform to fulfil corporate travel needs. We not only aim at making lives of commuters easy but also the task of admins and travel desk managers stress free.

ONE Traveldesk has some other really cool features too. For example- Admins can book any ride category for their employees on ONE Traveldesk and it even allows admins to book cabs by simply overriding the set ride policies to meet emergencies and demands. As travel desk admins you can now also rent a cab on an hourly basis to meet needs. So book a cab for 4 or 8 hours and provide your employees cabs at their disposal. Employees can thus be dropped off at multiple drop locations and if the need arises a security guard from office can even be sent with the women staff just to ensure that extra layer of safety.

Our One Traveldesk feature assures that admins can book cabs for their corporate employees at most times and at extremely affordable rates. With this, we hope to solve most of the day to day hassles faced by admins and travel desk managers and aim at becoming one of the most sought after business car service providers in India.

Missed Flights and a Lot More..

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Vikas looked flustered the moment he landed at the Mumbai airport at 8.30 in the morning. The airport was already bustling and he had a long day ahead of him and strings of meetings were lined up with various clients. To add to the mayhem he needed to squeeze out an hour to close an all important deal, a deal that was probably going to change his professional life.  And once done, he had to be back at the airport by 6 in the evening for his flight back to Delhi.

Argah! Vikas thought and almost cringed at the stress of travelling that lay ahead of him. He wondered, do I use a cab? an autorickshaw? or the local trains? He was mighty confused. Vikas asked a local cabby and the guy dispassionately stated “teen hazar rupaiya aath ghante ke liye.” Vikas laughed at him and decided to walk away, little did he know that he would never make it back to the airport by 7pm. He even thought of looking for a cab rental service but alas, a low cost one was unavailable.

That evening was probably one of the most troubled evenings in a long long time for the 30 year old sales professional. He not only missed his return flight but also couldn’t close the very important deal. Vikas felt frustrated and helpless at the situation and cursed the prevailing cab situation. Also, in the absence of a business taxi rental service his trip had simply turned into a major mess!

Cut to present: It’s been a year since the harrowing experience at Mumbai and for a long time Vikas dreaded assignments which required travelling. But over the past few months things have changed drastically. His company realised the harrowing travel issues faced by professionals and started looking out for low cost company taxi rental services. Finally, after a few months and a lot of research they onboarded Ola Corporate and the employees heaved a sigh of relief.  

Now travelling was easier and hassle free. Not only this, in situations where there were internet issues or employees had to travel to remote locations admins could now book cabs for employees directly from their dashboards with the new ‘ONE Travel Desk’ feature. In fact, with the availability of the office car rental services just at the click of a button productivity went up manifold.

Vikas now books cabs for 4 or 8 hour packages with Ola Rentals for corporates. The best part, he can even top up the package as and when needed on an hourly basis. Cool huh!

Ola Rentals is currently available in select cities only, launching soon in other smaller cities.

So, the next time you are out on a business trip, hire a cab and keep it with you all day long. Use Ola Rentals and forget the hassle of multiple bookings!

LUX & SUV- Adding Class and Convenience to Corporate Travel

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The business travel scene is an uncomfortable one with only small cabs being available mostly. Also, desiring luxury cabs for business travel is almost like a dream. But Ola Corporate makes this a reality. Ola Corporate introduces Ola SUV and Ola Lux for corporate travel, addressing your issues of comfort and the desire for luxury travel.  

We know your hassles of airport drops and pickups  in small cars, where the luggage space is unbelievably less not to mention the crunch in seating capability. Also, business drops in these small cabs especially with your team is simply impossible. So you end up booking more than one cab in turn having to shell out more.

Presenting Ola SUVs for corporates which aims at solving this hassle by  bringing back the experience of comfortable travel especially when you are travelling with your team. Not only this, SUVs ensure a greater cargo space and a seating space for upto 6 people thus making it the best choice for airport drops and pickups. Also, the extra leg space makes SUVs the most preferred for team travel. Book an SUV and travel in a Toyota Innova, Honda CRV, Maruti Ertiga to name a few.

Ola Lux on the other hand makes travelling in high end swanky cars for your corporate needs a reality. Isn’t the thought in itself delightful?  Have important clients or guests visiting your office? Book an Ola Lux and provide them with a luxury experience. Want to be ferried around to and fro from important client meets and corporate parties? Book an Ola Lux and make a classy statement. The Ola Lux fleet of cars include Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Camry and many more. These are luxury cars manufactured by the best car makers in the world which would give your corporate travel experience that extra edge- assuring luxury, style and comfort!

So from now on, when you mark your ride as corporate, click on Ola Lux and one of the finest cabs of town driven by a well-trained chauffeur would be at your doorstep in no time. Also, there’s  complimentary wifi for seamless browsing on the go!

Be it SUVs or our range of luxury cabs Ola Corporate aims for one thing – providing you with one of the best daily corporate cab service experience in India. Currently, both Ola Lux and Ola SUVs have been rolled out to select cities. However, very soon they will be available throughout providing you with the best possible corporate travel experience.