SAP’s "carpooling" cloud platform revs up

    By: Mr. Adrian Bridgwater on Apr 30, 2013

    SAP has launched a cloud-based carpooling application to make it easier for users to share rides. GoTwo started out as a collaboration between two SAP developers and has ended up saving SAP employees time, money and gasoline – and of course carbon emissions 

    Since its employees started using the app in July 2011, SAP says it has saved more than $5 million though reduced fuel consumption and maintenance costs for both the SAP fleet and employees’ private cars, the company says.

    TwoGo also helped SAP eliminate 400,000 miles of driving and avoid 88 kilotons of greenhouse gases, the company says.

    “GoTwo is a game changer because it could transform the way commuters view and accept carpooling. Most carpooling match-maker schemes are quite tedious and are as much of a hassle to sort out as the actual mundane commute on a congested interstate. When I lived in the Bay Area, I remember calling the local transportation authority to get car-pooling resources. After my inquiry, I received a long list that read like a those hefty Cheesecake Factory or TGI Friday’s menus: and like them, nothing on those long lists had any appeal,” writes Leon Kaye on Triple Pundit.

    NOTE: SAP here is producing a combination of cloud computing, algorithms and enterprise software application development expertise.

    SAP’s chief sustainability officer Peter Graf has said that the amount of waste commuters generate is enormous.

    The cloud-based app can be instantly rolled out across organizations, allowing employees to be matched into carpools automatically and according to their individual preferences.

    The mobile app can save employees’ money, too. In large urban areas in the US, the average commuter spends $16 and 52 minutes going 32 miles round trip to work each day, SAP says. By carpooling, employees recoup some of this lost productivity by encouraging networking and brainstorming on the road.

    TwoGo can be used on various mobile devices, online and through calendar applications. It works with any iCal compatible corporate calendar application (such as Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes or Google), SAP says. The app also provides administrators with reports on employees’ commuting habits and usage trends.

    You can visit the TwoGo site at this link here today.

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    Released: April 30, 2013, 11:24 am | Updated: March 23, 2014, 8:46 am
    Keywords: Mobility News | Mobile Application Development | SAP


     

     

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