For some situations in your life, like recreational activities, it’s not such a big deal to have software being incompatible with the hardware you’re using. There may be a game you’ve heard of for phones that is great in iOS, but there’s no Android version available. Or maybe some productivity software that is good for creative writing has a Mac version, but not a Windows compatible PC version.
In cases like this, it’s unfortunate, but not a deal breaker, and if you wait long enough, maybe a version compatible with your favored platform will eventually become available. However, with expense report software, this isn’t a problem you should ever have to face.
Professional software and productivity has very different demands, and versatility is a necessity. Expense report software can be a great addition to your company, streamlining the process of filing these reports, making it faster and easier to do it, even making it possible for employees to do it in real-time as a purchase is made. But that’s only possible if the software is compatible with the phone they are using.
This is why it’s critical to make sure that if you want to take advantage of the fact that your employees have and use their own phones, the software is compatible. iOS, Android and Blackberry are the main operating systems of today’s mobile devices, and if your expense report software doesn’t support one of these platforms, that can be a major hurdle.
When looking at expense report software that you want your staff to use when they’re on trips, it’s important to make note of exactly which devices and operating platforms your staff have. Ensure that whatever mobile expense reporting solution you’re looking at actually supports the infrastructure that you have. If it does, the next step is making sure it’s integrated right into your travel and reporting process.