One of the biggest concepts to help push modernisation forward in the 21st century was standardisation. It was the concept of making or doing something in the same way, creating a set of rules or compliance that everyone agreed on. Because of standardisation, a piece of furniture made in Sweden can be assembled using screws and screwdrivers in Japan. And a car made in Italy, can run just fine on the fuel put it into it in America. But while standardisation has many advantages, it’s not a completely perfect solution. Sometimes you have a better way of doing things than what the standard procedure demands. Sometimes the standard way of doing something isn’t good enough.
That’s why, in the 21st century, standardisation is now being complemented by customisation. Everybody may want to do essentially the same thing, but the WAY that it’s done doesn’t have to be identical. This is especially true in business, with the way expense reports are filled. Every business has different needs. Some businesses only travel to different regions of the same country to achieve their goals. Other businesses rely on travel to other countries for extensive foreign dealings, and still other businesses are larger, multi-national entities with offices in many countries and employees traveling back and forth to different parts of the world from different parts of the world. All of them need to file expense reports, but all of them will have very different needs for how to go about this.
Modern expense report software can accommodate this need for customisation. With the right software, expense reports—and the details required—can be adjusted to fit an individual company. So if there’s only ever a need to worry about transactions in American dollars, the software can account for that. If employees travel to Europe, Asia and the Americas, currency conversions can be taken into account. If certain expenditures are handled by another department or company, this can also be handled by the right software. It’s all a matter of taking the time to understand what the software can do, and configure it to suit your specific corporate needs.
And once it does, you’ll find that filing expense reports, reviewing them and even approving them are much faster thanks to an automated, online, customised process that makes this detail-oriented but necessary activity easier for everyone.