Cebu, Philippines – SWAT Mobility, the Singapore-based smart mobility company that provides employee transportation and logistics solutions, has announced its plan to expand smart mobility adoption in the province of Cebu in the Philippines. This will be particular among IT-BPM companies.
The Philippines is home to a number of IT-BPM firms that suffer from the inefficiencies of the transport system. While local roads remain clogged with traffic, business productivity suffers and leads to increased costs for businesses.
As part of the Smart Mobility Summit, held on, April 1,by Cebu’s IT-BPM group, the company presented its vision for Philippine transportation in the future and predicted that dynamic shuttles would augment public transportation in Cebu to meet local demand in the near future.
One of the topics highlighted at the Summit was how Cebu-based IT-BPM companies can overcome the constraints posed by traffic and the current transportation infrastructure. More particularly, how they will deal when the majority of their employees are required by the Fiscal Incentives Review Board to return to work (FIRB).
Nicholas Stipp, chief revenue officer of SWAT Mobility, shared that as Cebu and the rest of the country fully reopen this month, they expect a much larger volume of movement which is already straining the current transport system. To maintain productivity, businesses recognise the need to utilise digital solutions to help their employees go back to work.
Stipp added, “Smart mobility solutions have proven to improve transport efficiency, reduce operational costs and enable businesses to reach markets more quickly. As local companies are looking to embrace smart mobility and digital technologies with a clear focus on future business growth, they need to actively engage their workforce in driving this transformation.”
Meanwhile, Theresa Busmente, country business head for SWAT Mobility Philippines, commented, “We have helped BPO companies offer transport to support their staff’s commutes and increase retention by enhancing the convenience to employees. Smart technology helps companies to fully realize the benefits of offering transport.”
During the Pandemic, the company has introduced smart mobility to BPO companies in Cebu with their implementation partner, Hagibis Ventures, Inc.