Finnish start-up Cabforce entered the the taxi business scene back in 2010 with plans of building an IT solution for taxi entrepreneurs. The platform provided a web-based dispatch and fleet-management tool along with multichannel booking tools for passengers. This also included a user friendly software that helps cab drivers interact with both clients and dispatchers. Earlier last week Cabforce made announcement on expanding its cab business globally.
The idea is to leverage the growing importance and the financial returns on the business travel ecosystem, which is worth a staggering 700 Billion Euro annually. In a press release issued, Cabforce’s CEO, Tommi Holmgren mentioned that the startup has already set up things in Helsinki, Tallinn, Brussels and London and they are set for the public launch. Once Cabforce is out it will definitely have the right foundation to further grow and lead the category.
The first service has already been launched in Helsinki in collaboration with Finnair. It is focused on providing readily accessible transportation service in the Greater Helsinki Area. This is aimed at the Plus Platinum and Gold members of the Finnair.
Finding transportation is often a major issue when travelling. Providing travellers with a solution that leverages the ever-popular web and mobile platforms makes life much easier for them. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just sit in the waiting area of the airport, book a taxi via the mobile device or better still, have an advance booking prior to the start of your travel to a city? This definitely simplifies the whole process of travelling, which is important especially for business travellers (who, incidentally, are also likely to be Finnair’s Platinum or Gold members).