How an integrated approach to corporate mobility leads to reduced costs.
It may seem obvious, but the first step in coming to grips with mobility costs is having detailed knowledge of what those costs are. Visibility and transparency are crucial.
A world that offers an ever-expanding range of (paid) mobility services can contribute to employee satisfaction and meeting sustainability goals. We all want to provide our employees with an attractive mobility package which features plenty of options. On the one hand, this is done to meet employees’ wishes. On the other hand, offering such a wide range of possibilities also has consequences for the size of the company fleet. More choice means that a leased company car is no longer the standard. And fewer leased cars means more sustainable travel alternatives.
The risks of an extensive mobility package
Offering sustainable alternatives to a leased company car will provide benefits but offering such a wide choice is not without risk. It can lead to a lack of transparency when it comes to calculating costs. A wide range of services often results in more suppliers. Employers today often engage the services of many more mobility companies than they used to. And, if there is no clear insight into which employee is entitled to which mobility package, administrative challenges arise.
The organization’s mobility ecosystem
How can you reduce costs with multiple suppliers? It all starts with visibility. An employer must know exactly what the total mobility costs are per employee. It must be clear when double costs or inappropriate use is involved. Such insights require a cohesive and integrated solution. Together, all of those individual suppliers form a part of the organization’s mobility ecosystem.
Policy-based business rules
Drafting and developing a mobility ecosystem starts with clearly defining policy. This policy determines which mobility forms and suppliers can be used by individuals or groups of employees. In a mobility ecosystem, the obvious choice is to work with policy-based business rules. The business rules determine which supplier, transaction or expenditure will be approved. Through intelligent cost allocation, private use can be accommodated in a professionally designed ecosystem. The employer facilitates costs for private transactions without having to pay for it.
Complete freedom and complete control
Being aware of employee wishes and demands regarding mobility contributes to employee engagement. When you also offer a framework in which you provide mobility solutions for your employees as an organization, you provide complete freedom while keeping your costs fully under control.
Annual client savings
A world that offers an ever-expanding range of (paid) mobility services can contribute to employee satisfaction and meeting sustainability goals.
Victor van den Berg