We really believe in the efficiency and convenience that using good expense reporting software can bring to a company. But at the same time, we also understand that not all companies will necessarily benefit from using this kind of software. Different companies have different needs, and you have to make sure that you’re not just following a business trend for the sake of being part of the crowd, but that the decision makes sense for your company.
With that said, who’s not necessarily a good fit for expense report software?
Entrepreneurs Just Starting Out
If you are an entrepreneur that is just starting out in the world of being your own boss, and you’re working from your own home, now may not be the time to take the plunge. When you are the sole employee of your own business, tracking your own, at home expenses isn’t just financially more viable, it may be a valuable lesson you need to learn about accounting.
Local Businesses With No Distance Dealings
If you’ve got a successful restaurant that’s doing great business, but you have no need to send yourself or your employees to other countries—or even other cities—you may be okay for now. A strictly local business is a vital one, but the lack of travel means expense report software may be overkill in your current situation.
So when do you should start thinking about using it?
You’re Becoming A Medium Sized Company
If you’re business has been good and you find that you’re hiring more and more people, now may be an excellent time to pick up the habit using good expense reporting software. As your employees do more and more things, and go to different places, they will often conduct transactions in the name of your business. Even if they don’t travel, but are purchasing office stationary, or meeting with clients for meals in the city, all of this can now go into an expense report
When the moment arrives for you and/or your employees to start driving to other cities, or hitting airports for conferences, business meetings, and other professional activities, it’s time. Regular travel means regular expenses, and you should establish a solid, accurate foundation for this right now, before more employees mean even more expenses to keep track of.
The second you know your company will be traveling on a regular basis, you need to start looking at expense report software you can rely on.