Why you absolutely need a Homelike Corporate Account
ARGH! moments and logistical nightmares are probably part and parcel of your daily life if you’re a Travel Manager. From tedious searches for cost-efficient options to managing multiple bookings simultaneously, you surely have a gazillion things on your plate.
To make things more unpleasant, you also have an obligation to meet the needs of individual corporate travellers despite increasing travel costs and shrinking budgets.
Travel management tools are on the rise to help ease your workload. For your company’s housing requirements, Homelike has created an all-in-one management solution for booking and managing business accommodation from 1 month for up 2 years.
1. Manage multiple users on one account
For travel managers, the Homelike Corporate Account is the light at the end of the tunnel. Setting up a corporate account on Homelike is super easy.
As an account administrator, you can invite multiple employees, delegate administrative privileges, and keep track of apartments employees are staying in and their respective invoices.
On your account’s dashboard, you can also view the status of pending requests and information about current bookings.
Here’s a brief view of the booking process and the Homelike Corporate Account:
2. Allow Travellers To Book Their Own Accommodation
Today’s jet setters are tech-savvy and often prefer self-booking over managed travel. This gives them the freedom to arrange their own trips based on their individual needs and preferences. It also helps them eliminate those rage-inducing back and forth email threads that come from having a middleman handle their travel plans.
Personalization is the key for employees to feel comfortable during their long travels. Research has shown that making employees comfortable when they’re out of their comfort zone can lead to higher productivity.
In other words: business travellers want to choose their accommodation themselves, and use technology to do it. That’s why Homelike gives you, the travel manager, the chance to allow employees to choose and book their accommodation themselves.
3. Dedicated account manager for every corporate account
Let’s face it. Sometimes you just don’t have the patience to pore through long FAQs and cluttered web pages for answers. Sometimes, you just need a human being on the other end to answer your questions and provide immediate solutions to problems.
At Homelike, we have a dedicated account manager for every corporate account. If you’re facing an issue, just pick up the phone and give us a call. We’ll hash out the details and come through for you!
Whether you need to find 60 apartments in Berlin or you have a question about an apartment, your partner at Homelike is always ready to assist you. The best part? This service is free of charge.
4. Global customer support in 7 languages!
Customers from many parts of the world opt for our services and we have a multilingual customer support team that can help you in 7 mainstream languages!
Our enthusiastic support team speaks English , German , Spanish , French , Dutch , Portuguese , and Chinese . Many of your employees will have the option of having their questions answered in their native language.
5. 100% free booking platform for your corporate travel needs
We wouldn’t want to see your CFOs and Financial Controllers nag you relentlessly or get paralysis over “additional expenses”. Homelike’s corporate account is entirely free.
There is absolutely no registration or monthly subscription fee! Register and add as many users as you like completely free of charge without worrying about accruing extra costs.
6. Zero booking fees!
Absolutely none! Unlike many other accommodation providers, Homelike won’t charge you any booking fees no matter how many apartments you book. All you pay is the monthly rent. Pretty neat, right?
7. You don’t have to pay upfront for the entire stay
This is one of the perks of booking an apartment through Homelike! You don’t have to pay all at once for the entire stay. Your employee or you can opt to pay the rent in easy monthly installments.
In addition, with a corporate account, you can decide whether to pay directly online or by invoice.
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8. Browse Apartments, Book, and Sign—Completely Online
Once you (or your employee) choose an apartment and the landlord approves your request, the next step is to review the rental agreement and sign it online. Why do you need a rental agreement, you ask?
In countries like Germany, if a business traveller intends to stay for over three months, they need to submit their rental agreement at the local Bürgeramt to register their address and get a Registration Certificate. This is a mandatory legal requirement.
With Homelike’s online lease agreement, your employee can easily register your address with the city authorities.
9. All Homelike apartments meet our high quality standards
If you’re not yet sold on the benefits of having a Homelike Corporate Account, here is a little extra something.
Every apartment on Homelike meets our Ten Quality Standards. All our apartments are exclusively from professional landlords and have been verified to be business ready. Meaning no matter which apartment you choose, you can enter your new apartment and feel right at home.
Every Homelike apartment is a fully furnished and equipped unit. Of course, that includes a high-speed internet connection which is a necessity for employees on the go.