PLDP in partnership with Uber to offer transport services to its employees

May 05, 2017 | Same topic: Up-to-date consumer reports
Leading telecoms and digital service provider PLDT taps Uber to provide transportation services to its employees.
PLDT has joined forces with ridersharing company Uber to supply transportation services to its employees. With this move, going to and from workplace or appointment destinations has become easier and more convenient for those working in the PLDT.
 
In detail, sales personnel of PLDT and its subsidiaries Smart Communications and Voyager Innovations Inc. will be given an Uber for Business account which is linked to a central payment account where their faces are automatically charged.

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PLDT head office in Makati City, Metro Manila

PLDT has joined forces with ridersharing company Uber to supply transportation services to its employees
 
Therefore, employees need not to shell out their personal money and may ask for reimbursement at a later date, which is a faster, safer, and easier mean of travel for them.
 
“Through this, the PLDT group takes its digital pivot further by becoming the country’s first and biggest conglomerate to use digital solutions to augment its fleet management,” said Eric Alberto, PLDT Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer.
 
He further explained: “Through progressive and digital fleet management, we enable our employees to really focus only on delivering awesome customer experiences when they go about their day-to-day duties, without worrying about transportation and parking issues, this via paperless transactions and analytics.”
 
To ensure safety and transparency, the partnership also features a dashboard which would indicate commonly used delivery routes, thereby supplying data that can help in maximizing these trips.
 
A black car in front of Uber backdrop

Sales personnel of PLDT and its subsidiaries Smart Communications and Voyager Innovations Inc. will be given an Uber for Business account
 
In addition to cost savings, this action would enable the PLDT to outsource transportation services instead of buying additional vehicles and spending for their fuel, maintenance, insurance and parking fees.
 
The PLDT in cooperation with Uber also aims to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and ease traffic congestion by facilitating carpooling among employees.
 
Uber Philippines General Manager Laurence Cua stated: “Uber is excited to offer solutions to companies like the PLDT group and allow us to work together not only to solve traffic, but also to save on costs of buying brand new cars. By using technologies like Uber for Business, companies are able to unlock new ways to meet employee transportation needs whenever they want, at the push of a button. We are helping shape the future of travel and simplify processes.”

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PLDT logo sign

The partnership also features a dashboard which would indicate commonly used delivery routes
 
Accoring to the PLDT, Uber for Business is currently on a pilot test-run among the company’s employees and, its subsidiaries Smart Communications and Voyager’s employees, and will later be rolled out to a larger base in the future.
 
In case you are unware, uberHOP rides for employees during morning and afternoon rush hours were already launched, with designated convergence points in Quezon City and Parañaque, which had been pre-identified through a survey. Each uberHOP ride can make room for 6 people.  
 


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