A single mobility ecosystem: on more suppliers, happy employees, cost control and cost reduction.
It may seem obvious, but the first thing you need to do to control your mobility costs is know every detail of what those costs are. Visibility is crucial. A world that offers more and more kinds of mobility (and ways to pay for it) can enhance employee satisfaction and help to achieve sustainability goals. We all like to offer our employees an attractive mobility package with many options. For one thing, to meet the wishes of these employees. But offering a wide choice can also affect the size of the fleet. The lease car becomes a less obvious alternative when there’s more choice. And having fewer lease cars means more sustainable travel alternatives.
The risk of having more suppliers
Offering sustainable alternatives to the lease car can have a positive effect, but a broad package can also be risky. It could potentially lead to a lack of transparency regarding costs, for example. Employers are more likely to join forces with a greater number of mobility companies than previously. And this creates an administrative challenge, especially if it’s not clear which employee is entitled to which package.
One mobility ecosystem
How can you lower costs while increasing the number of suppliers? That requires a coherent solution that integrates all individual suppliers into your organisation’s ecosystem.
This kind of ecosystem allows you to work with policy-driven business rules. These business rules determine which kinds and providers of mobility your (groups of) employees can use.
They also determine which supplier, transaction or expense gets approved. Through intelligent cost allocation, a professionally designed ecosystem also permits private use if desired. The costs for a private transaction are then facilitated by the employer but automatically charged to the employee.
Maximum freedom, complete control and cost savings
Being attentive to the wishes and requirements of employees in the area of mobility enhances employee engagement. Moreover, providing the framework within which the organisation makes the desired mobility available to its employees offers maximum freedom while remaining fully in control of the costs. And, if that’s your aim, you will actually save costs.