5 Reasons Why You Need Upside to Manage Business Travel
Managing a corporate travel program isn't for the faint of heart. Anyone who is in charge of booking and managing their company's business trips knows this. You're probably thinking there has to be a better way to manage your team's travel than using spreadsheets and hopping from one airline website to another to compare ticket prices.
Enter Upside Business Travel.
Take the Guesswork Out of Booking Your Team's Biz Travel
If you're in charge of booking travel for your coworkers, then these questions probably sound familiar:
- How do I spell Sam's last name?
- Where did I put her frequent flyer numbers?
- What's his seat preference?
Staying on top of all your travelers' personal information gets even more complex when multiple people need to go to the same place. You're probably using a spreadsheet to keep everything straight, which isn't foolproof. Sometimes, you might even have to walk over to someone's desk to get the information you need to finish booking a trip.
Upside takes the guesswork out of booking travel for your coworkers by storing all of the information you need to book travel for someone else. We'll automatically fill in names, birthdates, TSA PreCheck numbers, and more so you don't have to.
Get Expert Travel Support When You Need It
It's no secret that inclement weather comes with major headaches for business travelers. And if you manage your company's travel program, that usually means you're on the receiving end of flight change/delay frustrations and requests.
Thankfully, Upside's travel experts---aka Navigators---have your back 24/7 to help your team get where they need to go. If your travelers' flights get cancelled and they need to rebook, they can call, email, or chat with one of our Navigators to find a new flight and even extend their hotel stay or car rental. While our Navigators are working out the logistics, you can rest easy knowing that we've got everything covered.
A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place
At any given moment, you may have your boss flying to a big meeting in London, a couple of road warriors on the conference circuit, or a new contractor flying to your corporate headquarters. Knowing where everyone should be at all times isn't easy or realistic, especially when you factor in all of your other responsibilities.
If you're tired of combing through your inbox to find out where Jerry from Sales is supposed to be next Thursday, then you need a tool that can keep tabs on all of your travelers. Upside's Trips page has all the info you need to keep track of the who, what, when, and where of every company trip.
Select Traveler. Book. Repeat.
Building the best travel itinerary for all of your travelers takes time. Have you ever finished booking the ideal trip for one of your team members only to turn around and have to book the exact same trip for someone else?
Upside's Book Again feature can help you with this booking déjà vu. After you book a trip, you can easily click Book Again to book the same trip for another coworker, allowing you to quickly cross off another task from your to-do list.
Expensing Made Easy
Does asking your team for their travel receipts have you feeling like a broken record? Not only is tracking down receipts time-consuming, it's also frustrating for both travelers and those tasked with managing travel. And can you ever be sure if you have the most up-to-date receipt?
With Upside, you can easily download trip receipts for every single company trip, helping to streamline reporting. Additionally, the platform's Expensify integration simplifies expensing by automatically forwarding trip receipts to your company's Expensify account. You probably don't have a passion for expensing and reporting, which is why we've made it easy to track down those pesky travel receipts.
Empower Yourself With Superhero Booking Powers
Consider how Upside can change the way you book and manage corporate travel for the better--better for you and better for your traveling employees.
Visit upside.com to see how our no-fee, no-contract travel management platform can save you time, money, and effort.