Simplify approval flows for transactions
Approvals shouldn't be confined to expense reports alone. With Zoho Expense, you can set up approval flows for advance payments, trip requests, and purchase requests. With automation and user-friendly dashboards, the process is simple.
Set up hierarchical approval
When adding users, you can choose their designated approver right away. Set up linear approval hierarchies and Zoho Expense will automatically send transactions to the appropriate person for approval.
Don't want complicated approvals? No problem! Make it so the approver for advance payments and purchase requests can be any Admin.
Access approvals from a single place
Zoho Expense offers a consolidated dashboard for approvers and admins to view transactions submitted for approval. Approvers can view the reports, advance payments, trips, and purchase requests submitted to them, while Admins can view all transactions.
Authorize a colleague to approve reports or trips on your behalf when you're away from work by adding them as your delegate. You can even set up an out-of-office approver and all approval requests will be auto-forwarded to them during the specified period.
Automate approval notifications
Notify approvers when a report or trip request is submitted and when approvals are pending. Notify submitters when reports or trips are approved or rejected, when comments are added to their reports, or when a report gets reimbursed.
Know the approval flow
Let employees know where their approval request is. Once they submit an expense report, trip request, advance payment, or purchase request, Zoho Expense displays the approval flow directly on their request screen.
Get approval analytics
Want to know how long approvals take in your organization? Zoho Expense can tell you. A dedicated analytic report gives you approval times so you can take action if they are unreasonably long.
One of my responsibilities is to oversee the AP function, and expense reporting is by far one of the most tedious aspects. Zoho Expense helps alleviate a bit of that headache with their online and mobile app platforms that allow users to upload and submit information electronically. Moreover, Zoho Expense has the capability to export their information in far more detailed fashions than other desktop and mobile applications including AMEX and Citi. I also like the approver and reminder functionality the app enables for the management team.
AVP Finance, Impact Floors of Texas LP
I believe, the most convenient feature for our employees is the easy-to-use mobile version of the tool. You click a picture of the bill you just spent on, select the relevant expense head and hit submit. Additionally, scanned copies of bills/ receipts, expenses, approvals, comments are now available in one report which forms the basis for any reimbursement claim posted to our accounting software.
Director of Finance, Exotel
The best thing that I like about Zoho Expense is how it allows everyone to convert a paper receipt into a digital format by snapping it with their mobile's camera. Without Zoho Expense, we would probably be using another system with a less optimal balance between costs and features.
In the past, I spent a ton of time chasing down our company credit card users because they often did not provide me with the receipt or even notation of their spending, so when the statement came, I had no idea which budget areas to pay the invoice from. Now, they each have a Zoho Expense account to track their spending in, and since getting the receipts into the account is so easy, and they can see their own bank feeds, it is working tickety-boo!
Financial Manager, Lakeside Lutheran High School
Not just for all business teams, Zoho has helped the accounting team as well. Expense related reports are all available at one place. A remarkable thing about the Zoho experience, is the constant support they give us, for every little query. Zoho has made life easier for us.
Hector Beverages Paperboat
Expense reporting has been so easy after we started using Zoho Expense. The efficiency of expense reporting and reimbursement has improved multifold.
Zoho expense is a good tool. It is helping us to manage expense records in a seamless manner. In our line of business where international business travel is routine, Zoho Expense has helped us to create a paperless and fully traceable process. It is great value for money and extremely user-friendly!
Ms. Sushama Telang
COO, Sarla Advantech Pvt. Ltd
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Direct Feed Integration
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Make expense reporting for employees a cinch. They can create expense reports with all the important details they need. Apply cash advances, download expense report PDFs, and streamline the reporting process with report types.Learn More
Expense Report Automation
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Zoho Expense is GDPR compliant and ISO certified. In addition to a global edition, Zoho Expense has 8 dedicated editions for the US, the UK, India, Canada, Australia, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia. Never worry about local compliance laws again.Learn More
Process expense reimbursements in a faster, more efficient manner. Sync settlements with payroll and ERP software. Make employees happier with quicker expense reimbursements, delivered directly to their accounts.Learn More
Set up policies for different branches, departments, or cost centers, and ensure no employee expense is outside the policy limits. If there are violations, you can be notified instantly. Create mileage and per diem rates for different policies as well.Learn More
Set up limit rules based on fixed amounts, expense count, mileage limit and more. Choose to warn or entirely block employees from submitting expense reports when a rule is broken. Set up daily, monthly, or yearly expense limits, or place a rule for a custom duration as well.Learn More
Create budgets for expense categories or expense types and put a lid on the spending. Warn or block employees from creating an expense when it exceeds the budget. Get analytics on the actual spending vs the budget initially set and stay on top of your spending.Learn More
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