Nevertheless, with the global economic scenario looming large on the organizations to cut corners in its expenses, business travel expenses are also affected. In a globalized business environment with offices and branches spread worldwide, the multicultural multinational workforce has to be managed, organized and directed to meet organizational goals and objectives. Though technological innovations have paved way for a virtual interaction and communication with the workforce, it may not be as effective as the face-to-face interaction. Hence, cutting down on business travel expense on the part of key professionals may not always be a viable option.
Effective business travel management and spend analysis is a prerequisite to strategic sourcing. However, relying on manual processes will result in use of man-hours and increased transaction costs. Automation of this processes either through use of software implementation or through web-based on-demand applications from SaaS providers will pave for better management control and reduced transaction costs.
A number of service providers have designed and developed software for managing of business travel expense. However, the leaders in the industry have exploited the cloud computing technology and have designed software for digital management of the business travel expense and any other expense initiated by the employees and management worldwide. This cloud based business travel expense management software provides end-to-end visibility, control and enhanced spend analysis across the expenses in comparison to the traditional expense management software.
The cloud based corporate travel and expense management software with its various modules offers a number of benefits for the organization. Through effective accounting, invoice handling, travel booking, cloud collaboration with banks, airlines, travel agents and hotels this is automation and optimization of travel expenses. Further, it greatly reduces travel and travel administration costs, provides improved control through compliance with tax regulations and laws prevalent in the region, real-time information of the value network, eliminates repetitive manual task and expedite the travel claim approvals thus paving way for a hassle free business travel
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