For years, businesses that have relied on employees to travel have found that one of their biggest challenges doesn’t lie with actually attracting sales, but with managing the huge amount of travel expense information that comes from having employees on the road regularly. Luckily, today it’s possible to take your expense reporting paperless and enjoy a number of benefits from doing so.
There are some very good reasons that going paperless is something you should consider. If you’re not sure that it’s the right idea for your situation, think about the following:
- Paperless means that your employees on the road don’t have to keep track of huge piles of receipts. They can use their mobile device to photograph and upload receipts, adding a lot of convenience to their daily activities.
- That also means that when they arrive home, you’re not left with dozens of receipts to review. You can do so on the computer and even get started while they’re still on the road, getting a head start and monitoring expenses as they occur.
- Paperless expense reporting lets you archive your travel expense info without much hassle at all. If you need to access the information later it’s easy to do, and possible with a few simple mouse clicks instead of a trip spent digging in filing cabinets.
- All of this means that you experience fewer errors and mistakes, less chance of fraud, and less chance of noncompliance. By going paperless you’ll actually manage to save your company money in the long run thanks to these aspects of the paperless process.
Simply put, going paperless with your expense reporting is something that offers so many benefits it’s hard to understand why any company hasn’t already done it. Take a look at the advantages above and you’ll likely see why it’s a smart move for your business, too.