To use this product, your company must have a Motus App subscription.
The Motus App gives you access to your Motus account on the go. Modify your business mileage log from anywhere – and enjoy the freedom to spend time on what’s most important in your day. IRS-compliant mileage logs are instantly created and saved in the cloud, so you’ll have peace of mind in case of an audit.
- Add, edit, or delete trips
- Submit your mileage for reimbursement directly from within the app
- Access your IRS-compliant mileage log any time, any place
- View monthly mileage history
- Integration with most CRM, HR and Workforce Management systems
For those employers who have enabled GPS capabilities, the Motus App will automatically record business stops, populate location details, and calculate trip-by-trip mileage. In addition to the key features listed above, GPS-enabled users benefit from the following:
- “Set it and forget it” - set your business hours to automatically track business mileage throughout your day
- Automatic detection of business stops
- Auto-population of address, location name, and other company-provided custom fields
- Map view shows the day’s route and stops
- Stop and trip durations are captured
- Application of appropriate commute deductions
- User-initiated option - allows you to turn off automatic tracking and record business mileage by clicking start/stop for each business trip
- Optional push notifications remind you to begin/end mileage recording each day
- Location-based push notifications remind you to input any trip details
- Route planning & optimization helps increase route efficiency
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Motus has been designed to limit GPS and battery usage, but we recommend charging your device while driving to extend battery power.
Drivers on this version of the app will be able to view and update their Base Location from the app. Since we are slowly phasing in this feature, you may not see this option right away. We've also made a few other minor tweaks and improvements. We look forward to your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Driving!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I get it, but I’m not in love with this hog
My company decided to enroll us with Motus, and I run it all day. While it is easier than logging my odometer every day, the program destroys my battery life. In less than ten hours it kills my battery from full, leaving me dependent on charging the phone every opportunity I get as I need the phone to keep in touch with my clients and office. If I do not charge the phone throughout the day, the phone dies. When I do not use this program, my phone holds a charge for days.
To get around this, I have tried manually entering my mileage in the app, but I find the app always shorted me on miles. Thus this is not a solid work around as you will always have to consult your odometer and request the difference in miles.
One thing that may help is allowing us to turn off WiFi when on the road. Many folks with company phones are not connected to a WiFi service and use cellphone data on the road. When we do use WiFi, we are often not tracking mileage. Perhaps if the app did not force us to keep WiFi on all day, it could help to conserve power?
I’d give this zero stars if I could. Regardless of the mode you use, there are issues. If you use the “automatic” setting, it will record “mileage” for just walking around within a location. If you use “beacon” mode, it may not start first trip of the day - Motus fix is you have to “manually start recording” so, add that to the long list of things to do/remember each morning... Also with beacon, it senses other people’s beacons so if you ride with a co-worker also with a beacon, your app will record mileage. If you enter mileage manually, there are discrepancies galore - most notable, you make a round trip to a single destination and the mileage amount it uses for your initial trip is 1-2 miles different than your return trip, despite using same address. Finally, the customer service: might as well be non-existent. 5+ business days for any kind of action/response is ridiculous. This is probably reflective of the myriad of issues with this platform listed above or that are yet to happen. The only positive is the app itself is user friendly, just the whole point/premise of the technology is complete garbage. If you plan to use this, hope you enjoy being frustrated and wasting time.
App closes often
Unlike most apps I have on my phone this one I am forced to use by my company. That would be fine if it worked perfectly, however it does not. The app is much better than the one that replaced Equo but still has the problems with randomly closing. I will start my morning and open the app and the app was closed during the night somehow. I will then go about my day and later on in the day check and the app is sometimes closed and has to re-open and did not record my trips.
If you drive from point A to point B and let’s say it’s 50 miles when you manually enter in point A to B in the app it will never be that amount, Never. It will always be shorter somehow as it will always pick the shortest route. Then you are “not allowed” to change that amount either it is what it is. You have to request more mileage from them if you want it adjusted properly.
I have thought this for years of using these apps if the app would just not close it would probably be fine. Why does the app close? I don’t understand. Is the app crashing? Is the phone closing it? How can an app that records your mileage be accurate if it closes randomly?
- Motus, LLC
- 134.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.