Being misunderstood by your hosts? Misfiling expense reports?
While business trips can be beset by all kinds of issues, a savvy traveler has the experience to deal with them. However, there is one issue that even the best traveler has very limited control over, and that is time.
The passage of time cannot be avoided. Running out of time is a critical concern when business travelers encounter negotiating cultures that are very different from what they are used to. In a few days or a few weeks, the travel budget will run dry — and an outcome must be achieved.
There is nothing quite as disheartening as “running out of time” when one is traveling abroad, especially when on the verge of a major breakthrough. That being the case, it’s important to make certain time is spent wisely.
Make Expense Reports Easier And Save Hours Of Your Limited Time
Airline costs are climbing everywhere. At the same time, hotels are cutting back on business-focused perks as a cost savings to weather difficult economies throughout Europe and Asia.
In this climate, it is important to maximise the time that you spend abroad and not make return trips unless absolutely necessary. Yet, some enterprises find that small but challenging details, such as travel expense reports, consistently cost travelers hours each week.
How can you save time while managing the business travel of top-level leaders?
In the past, most efforts have focused on making the act of travel easier: For example, booking lodgings, airlines, and even train routes throughout the market territory. Now, however, it’s time to focus on the human factor.
When expense reports are approved quickly and easily, it gives travelers the feeling they are achieving more in the time they have. That gives them the chance to focus on the negotiations, operations, or other critical factors that they have to excel at.
It can all be achieved through software that will automate and simplify expense issues.
Such software can also raise morale by preventing the appearance of conflict between members of the organisation: Executives and other travelers can do what they do best while compliance professionals manage their side of the equation smoothly.
Using the right “software as a service” suite, you can make a short business trip seem twice as long — and help your enterprise’s go-getters to achieve lasting impact without return voyages.