Ola streamlines corporate travel for top companies like Airtel, Reliance ADA, L&T across India

~ Empowers thousands of enterprise customers by offering a seamless mobility experience ~

Thousands of companies already benefiting from Ola Corporate - Airtel, Reliance ADA, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Thomas Cook & Godrej form the latest additions to the high profile list of Ola’s enterprise customers
Ola enables a brand new feature, ‘Manager approval’ for a seamless travel experience

Ola streamlines corporate travel for top companies like Airtel, Reliance ADA, L&T across India

Bangalore, September 16th, 2016: Ola, India’s largest transportation platform, today announced that top companies like Airtel, Reliance ADA, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Thomas Cook and Godrej are the latest to adopt its unique enterprise offering - Ola Corporate. Ola Corporate already enables seamless business travel for more than 200,000 employees in over 100 cities across India. Apart from options to ride across categories like Ola Micro, Ola Mini, Ola Prime, Ola Rentals, Ola Lux and Ola Share; Ola Corporate has started integrating deep into companies HRMS and expense management systems to deliver a true enterprise class product in the transportation segment. Ola has also built a post-ride, approval mechanism on its own platform, allowing managers in these companies to track and approve rides taken by their teams. Top companies like Airtel, Reliance ADA, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Thomas Cook & Godrej aim to reduce business travel expense by up to 60%, with Ola’s Corporate services.

Ankit Jain, Head - Ola Corporate said “We launched Ola Corporate in the beginning of the year, inheriting benefits of Ola’s technology platform to simplify the way executives travel for business. We are delighted to extend our service to India’s leading organisations. With the addition of a host of exclusive features, we are confident that our service will bring immense value to hundreds of thousands of working professionals and enable seamless mobility experience for their business travel”. He further added, “Ola Corporate is leading the evolution of enterprise transport in India. This is an important step towards our goal of ensuring mobility for a billion Indians, by addressing a major use case with unique and customised solutions.”

Speaking on the partnership with Ola, Ram Kuppuswamy, Global Chief Sourcing Officer at Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) said, “With over 18,000 employees spread across 100+ cities and towns in India, our transportation needs for business travel are extremely varied. Ola understands our unique needs and has tailored its solutions to serve a wide range of use cases. We are delighted to partner with Ola and avail of their corporate services. In our experience of working with them, we are already seeing immense benefits from increased employee convenience, simplified accounting and greater control over costs by using Ola Corporate.”

With this partnership, Airtel, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Reliance ADA, Taj Hotels, Thomas Cook and Godrej become the latest additions to Ola’s enterprise clients ranging across young startups, SMEs, PSUs and large conglomerates. Launched earlier this year, Ola Corporate offers enterprise customers, the flexibility and ease of hailing an Ola as and when required for business and pay from their company’s centralized pre-paid account. With convenient app based bookings and ETAs of less than 5 minutes across all major Indian metros, Ola significantly reduces the time wasted in waiting for scheduled transport. Centralized billing makes the entire process of applying for transport reimbursements redundant for corporate travelers and organizations, resulting in improved business productivity. Ola Corporate has helped companies save up to 60% on business travel.

Ola comes with comprehensive safety standards like live ride tracking, thorough verification of driver partners, number masking and emergency in-app SOS button; to ensure a safe and secure travel experience for corporate and retail users alike.

About Ola:
Founded in Jan 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Olacabs), is India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent and quick service fulfillment. Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 102 cities can book from over 450,000 vehicles across cabs, auto-rickshaws and taxis. Ola has also introduced a range of shared mobility services on its platform like Ola Shuttle and Ola Share for commute and ride-sharing respectively. The app is available on Windows, Android and iOS platforms.