Deem + Lyft Partnership Brings Ride-Sharing to its Intelligent Ground Transportation Platform
San Francisco, Calif., July 16, 2017 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the business travel industry, announced a partnership with Lyft to integrate ride-sharing services into Deem’s ground transportation software. The Deem platform is used by more than 35,000 corporations and travel management companies (TMCs) around the world.
The proposed integration will add Lyft as a ground transportation option which will enable their service to all those using Deem’s ground applications. Millions of business travelers will have access to Lyft as a ground transportation option within the Deem Work Fource platform.
“This is a landmark partnership,” said John F. Rizzo, President and Chief Operating Officer, Deem. “We’re looking forward to integrating Lyft into our booking channels. Instead of using or connecting multiple applications, we want to make it easier for travelers and their travel agents to reserve a Lyft ride, right alongside their flight and hotel, in one simple, seamless process.”
Deem will integrate Lyft via its content aggregation hub. This will populate Lyft content to appear automatically in all existing Deem ground distribution channels, including Apollo, the Sabre Red Workspace, TripCase and within the online booking tool, GetThere.
“We are excited about working with Deem to improve the traveler experience and make Lyft more accessible on their platform,” said Amit Patel, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Lyft.
“Corporations, TMCs, travel arrangers and travelers themselves have been asking for a fully integrated ride-sharing option in their travel programs and we want to make it a reality,” said Mike Daly, Vice President, Travel and Car Services, Deem. “We'd like partners using Deem Work Fource to have the ability to add Lyft reservations directly in the global distribution system, which enables complete itinerary management and reporting.”
The most difficult part of any business trip is too often the trip itself. It shouldn’t be. Deem makes it painless for the traveler to get down to business without distraction, simpler for the travel manager and management company to keep track of all the moving parts, and easier for partners to get the information they need to stay competitive.
The Deem Work Fource platform is designed for the entire business travel ecosystem using machine learning, AI and predictive analytics. Deem’s suite of tools range from a dynamic traveler booking platform, travel manager cost controls, travel agency service technology and supplier revenue opportunities, including the world’s largest car service affiliate network and operator solutions.
Deem’s Work Fource Platform services more than 35,000 corporate customers in 61 countries, speaking 15+ languages - including the world’s largest travel management companies. The company, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Bangalore, India, is backed by leading venture capital funds, as well as corporate and private equity investors.
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in over 300 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.