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With this Uber get-to-work-safe app, you are really spoiling us, ServiceNow
The. Defining. Enterprise. Software. Company. Of. The. 21st. Century
For those who can't operate a taxi app on their phone, ServiceNow has linked arms with Uber to bring the world a "Book Uber" feature via its Workplace Safety Management app to solve the "biggest problem businesses face".
What's that? Helping staff "feel safe" when they are once again travelling to and from work "as soon as it's safe to reopen", said ServiceNow.
The workflow whizz, which boasted recently it has an architecture that lets it innovate in two-week cycles, is also clearly adept at generating tools with misleading names.
Within the Workplace Suite is the Uber for Business "solution", a feature so "employees can easily co-ordinate their Uber ride to and from the workplace via their mobile device".
Innovation in action.
"Employees can concurrently schedule arrival time, reserve workspaces and manage health screenings, all through the Now Mobile app. The new integration comes hot on the heels of Uber's recent rollout of new features and policies to help protect the the health and safety of both rider and drivers."
Uber was told by Transport for London in November last year that its licence for the city would not be renewed following a series of safety failures. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he understood the decision might be unpopular with Uber users but that "their safety is the paramount concern". Still, Uber remains available in London and 20 other cities across the UK, and the appeal against the ruling is ongoing.
TfL confirmed to The Register this morning that the Uber appeal case is scheduled for 14-17 September at Westminster Magistrates' Court.
ServiceNow pointed out more than 600 organisations, up from the 550 it highlighted last week, have downloaded its Safe Workplace apps, including Uber and Coca-Cola European Partners.
For everyone else, there is the Uber app available on all good smartphones – unless yours is branded Huawei, sorry – via the Android Store or Apple's App Store.
So this is why ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott said at the end of last month: "We're on the move to our destiny to become the defining enterprise software company of the 21st century".
What groundbreaking service does your home-brand or other corporate software offer nestled under "workplace solutions"? Can you buy cafeteria food under a submenu called "employee dynamics"? Can you even find your own payslip? Let us know in the comments below. ®