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Mobility costs rise for employers according to Benchmarking Report

Press Release.

08.27.2015

Mobility costs rise for many employers according to the Runzheimer Benchmarking Report

Waterford, WI – August 27, 2015 – Runzheimer International® released its 9th Annual Benchmarking Report today.  The Report provides benchmarking data for business vehicle, travel & expense, and relocation programs. Understanding how these programs are changing to create growth and competitive advantage is a major reason for this research. Data from the Report shows that high-growth companies have a greater concentration of mobile workers—those who drive, travel or relocate for business. The results illustrate that mobility programs and investments are a key ingredient for growth.

Key findings of the survey include:

Business Vehicle Program spending continues to grow. Average annual direct spend per driver increased above survey results from the past five years.

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of companies surveyed provide cost of living allowance for their Relocation Programs.

Companies see benefit & efficiencies gained from an outsourced vehicle program—FAVR reimbursement programs experience spend levels that, on average, are 26% lower than those organizations with Fleet programs.

Less than half of participants reported having an automated expense reporting process, indicating significant efficiency opportunities.

Average annual investment on business vehicle programs was 0.52% of revenue, travel & expense programs was 0.89% of revenue, and relocation programs was 0.10% of revenue.

The Benchmarking Report, in its ninth edition, is published by Runzheimer International, the global leader in mobility services programs. It covers areas including Business Vehicles, Business Travel & Expense, and Domestic Relocation. Runzheimer defines mobility services as programs, technology and services for those who drive or travel as a key part of their job.

"We’re excited to share this data with companies to help them understand how their programs compare to those of their peers, as well as recognize areas for improvement and efficiencies that can impact their bottom line,” said Donna Koppensteiner, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Runzheimer International.  “The findings from this report demonstrate the opportunity for companies to assess their policies, processes, and investments to make sure they are positioned for success. This benchmarking report provides companies the unique opportunity to measure their business vehicle, travel & expense, and relocation programs all in one place.”

The Runzheimer International Benchmarking Report provides valuable insights on employee mobility and how organizations manage a mobile workforce. Companies that participate in the survey receive a complimentary copy of the report. Want to receive a copy of the report?  Learn more.

About Runzheimer

Founded in 1933, Runzheimer connects people, companies and their vehicles in ways that drive superior productivity and impactful business intelligence. We provide expertise, technology and world class customer service that empowers companies to move their businesses forward with confidence. As a result, our customers are able to better manage cost, reduce business risk and increase employee satisfaction in the mobile workplace. Runzheimer is the leader in workforce mobility programs, designing and delivering fair, accurate and defensible™ business vehicle programs, relocation information services and business expense solutions. We are highly renowned and recognized for our market leading service delivery focus, an integral part of our corporate culture.