Don't let expenses admin get in the way of a great event
Running an an event of any size is no small feat. Something we know first hand from our recent and successful stand at Accountex in May. After weeks and months of planning, the last thing most of us want to have to do is expenses admin. At Accountex we gave away over 500 of our hugely popular #ExpendCactus and the similar number of our bags.
We also paid for other things like electric for the stand, badge readers, balloons, a fancy dress outfit, t-shirts, Ubers, Addison Lee delivery vans, a fair amount of coffee to keep us going and team drinks for a job well done.
Normally there would be a minimum of a days worth of follow up admin, just to sift through all the expenses and file them accordingly. Nightmare...
Thankfully, working for a company that’s making expenses awesome means that the admin burden of filing expenses just isn’t the issue it once was, but we are only talking about one event. When you’re constantly juggling multiple events and projects, things could easily start to unravel.
Our customers have always helped to shape Expend's solution, and because of that, we recently launched our ‘Client Name’ and ‘Job Number’ features in our mobile app. These features were amongst the top requested, in particular by our event management and PR agency customers, who need to link an expense to a particular event, job, project and/or client.
However, because of the flexibility of how we built our system, you can easily utilise these features as your organisation sees fit. For most, just a simple adjustment to your current process will be all that’s required, and your expenses process will suddenly become even more awesome.
Have you used our new features? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or email us.
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Written by Adam Clarke
I'm the Marketing and Partnership Manager at Expend. When I'm not fighting expenses admin with our amazing solution, you can find me eating my way around London's food scene.