Technology innovations have ushered in a new set of rules for business travelers and their corporate travel managers. Sophisticated yet user-friendly enterprise systems and cloud-based software services have made working anytime/anyplace the new reality for today’s professionals—and many have embraced it with open arms. Or, shall we say, with connected devices?
If you’re a business traveler that frequently hits the road for conferences, client meetings and trade shows, you’ve likely become accustomed to the ups and downs of life on the road. Whether it be issues at the airport or a slow-down at the local Rent-A-Car, travel often comes with a few hiccups.
Business travelers have a stressful job. From last minute flight changes to lost luggage, the on-the-go lifestyle takes a toll on the traveler. But with the rise of technology, many aspects of business travel have gotten easier—things like finding a ride (Uber, Lyft), getting a last minute hotel (Airbnb, HotelTonight), or getting a meal are now simplified and can be completed with a few button taps. But what if you want to take your stay in a new city one step further?
A well-executed company expense report policy can cut costs, improve administrative efficiency, and enhance employees’ overall T&E experience. You’re spending money to make money, after all, so you want to be sure everyone’s on the same page while carrying out the company’s mission—on the road, at the office supply store, or while entertaining clients. For expense reports to be accurate and compliant, your expense report policy needs to be rock-solid.