SAP Partners With Nokia To Offer TwoGo – Emploee Ride Sharing Service For Companies
SAP – the world’s largest Enterprise Resource Planning system provider, has teamed up with Nokia to provide cloud-based corporate ride-sharing platform called TwoGo. Nearly two years ago, SAP has been testing the app within its own offices and now, the company has made it available to the corporate world. Peter Graf, SAP’s sustainability chief said:
We’ve combined our mobile and cloud technologies into a carpooling solution to help provide immediate economic, environmental and social benefits to companies and their employees. As such, we expect TwoGo to not only help people and businesses save money and greenhouse gas emissions, but to also connect people more closely with each other and with the company they work for.
Once a company licenses TwoGo, employees can sign up online and enter their ride-sharing preferences, such as proximity, timing to and from work and willingness to leave the highway to pick up passengers. As soon as an employee enters their preferences, a match is made and communication is handled automatically via email or SMS. Although it’s designed for large organizations smaller companies can integrate it with e.g. Google Apps and use it across several businesses renting offices in the same building.
Christof Hellmis, vice president of Map Platform at Nokia said:
We are excited to partner with SAP on this new venture that we anticipate will bring accurate and comprehensive global maps, traffic information and routing capabilities to enterprise customers. We believe that location will be the new frontier of technology across industries, and with HERE we aim to provide the best map functionalities for every use case and customer. TwoGo is a particularly interesting service as it combines location, mobility and sustainability in an innovative way. Powered by HERE, TwoGo can be accessible to commuters everywhere and at any time.
I think that TwoGo is really cool add-on to large organizations and can bring some tangible value to organizations: reduce costs for corporate fleets, parking infrastructure, travel expenses and employee networking. If your still not convinced and you are the eco-personal TwoGo can as well help reduce greenhouse gas emissions;).
“Thank You London”: Geotagged thank you on Google Maps
Whats the coolest way to send anonymous thank you notes that makes an entire city, a happier place to live in? Postcards are a bit too classic. How about an App?
“Thank you London” is not your usual high octane, visually captivating app but it surely is something that you will be interested in! Today is the day everyone starts using Google Maps to make London a far happier city. Thank You London is an app that allows users to post anonymous and geotagged thank you notes.
That’s it, it might not be a out of the world app but it’s really something, isnt it! An Geotagging app for posting thank you! Surely it is a GEOAWESOME world.
Thank you Oliver Rees for a wonderful App and for making the world a happier place 🙂