The Claromentis Expense Management Intranet Module has been developed to effectively support the submission, management and approval of employee expenses. The fully automated system contains configurable settings to suit the needs of each organisation whilst offering built-in workflow, reporting and notification capabilities.
The Expenses Overview feature provides employees with important information relating to the status of each expense sheet - along with the number of receipts uploaded, the date in which the expense was last modified and the total amount. Previous expense sheets can also be duplicated to reduce time wastage in submitting regular expense claims.
Expense administrators can add various projects to the expenses application to assist with the recording and billing of costs associated with client projects. Each project relates to a client organisation that has been custom configured and each client organisation can have multiple projects. Alternatively, intranet users can submit operational expenses that are associated with their organisation, for example: IT equipment and training costs.
When intranet users are submitting expense claims for approval, they can add multiple receipts. These receipts can be uploaded or moved from the desktop using the in-built drag-and-drop functionality. Employees can add comments in the Notes section to provide further information to their line manager or accounts team.
Expense administrators can easily configure the different types of expenses that are applicable to their organisation. For expense types that are no longer valid perhaps due to a change in policy - such as gifts - they can be hidden from the user. This feature will also maintain historical data for reporting purposes.
Expense types can be associated with departments and teams, for instance 'Website Maintenance' may only be applicable to the marketing department. Departments and project teams can be added to the Expense Management System to reflect the exact structure of each organisation. When adding a department or project team you can assign both a main and substitute budget holder to ensure that they receive relevant notifications.
The in-built permission engine allows administrator rights to be assigned to individual employees. These permission rights enable employees to edit and change the statuses of submitted expense claims. Additional rights can also be attributed to employees based within the Finance team to effectively process expense requests.
The Expenses Management module offers organisations five automated workflow stages in processing corporate expenses:
As a budget holder or departmental manager it is important to view a detailed summary of corporate expenses. The reporting location, project, expense type, status and cost type. It is also possible to download a CSV file of filtered expense results.