I just want a system that will match receipts with credit card transactions from purchasing card. We don't have any travel reimbursements, everything is on card. Is there a way to upload credit card transactions, batch by card (employee) then send report for the employee to expense and attach credit card receipt.? Right now I am getting items such as Estimate- paid online don't know what credit card will be.
I am trying to set up process to reconcile credit cards
There are a bunch of cloud based programs that can do this. Look in the Priduct review section under expense reporting.
We use Concur and are very happy with the software process. We have 40 cardholders and it was always work to get everything properly accounted for.
Quick question on Concur as I am currently looking into this software as well. It seems like it doesn't automatically download the credit card transactions for you to reconcile to, so how do you overcome this challenge?
This is such a pain for us as well...
We are thinking of looking at the Amex program. My wife's company uses it and it seems to work well for them.
Thanks Wayne, will take a look at the link you sent.
We currently don't have an automated credit card automation system. The employees, who use a credit card fill out an expense report with attached receipts. It's being prooved by our admin staff (e.g. Does every expense line on the expense report have an attached receipt?) Then the expense report is sent to the accounting department and the
The system you are using is very time intensive. I just came back from a business trip. The program I use, reads my credit cards and I can then create an expense report for my clients.
For expenses over $75 or specific one's per client, I can then either upload the receipt or take a photo from my phone on the fly and attach later, when the charge goes through.
What used to take me 45 mins just to enter into my accounting system (forget about all the different reports, collation of paper receipts, etc) is now about 10 minutes period (which includes all those reports).
As usual, what works for me, may not work for you (as far as specific software) but there are a large number of SaaS offerings. As such, I'm not mentioning the system I use.
We use Expense Watch. Our employees can set up their credit cards in the system and the transactions automatically download into Expense Watch. From this software, our project managers and directors can approve the expenses, after which the system then produces an invoice to the company. We interface with
-download credit card activity for each cardholder
-allocate the expenses to the correct account and other dimensions
-reconcile and pay the card
You could also look at how your purchase process could be changed in future with the right integrated
If you want to chat more, let me know.
When we implemented our P-Card program, we used the software provided by US Bank to attach receipts and allocate the expenses. In general this software worked fine, but due to the industry we are in we had some additional reporting requirements and decided to move to Concur as we had been using this interface for years with our Travel Card program. Depending on what you want to spend, I would contact your bank to see what reporting support they have. I know when we put our program out for quote most of all of the big players supported their cards with reporting.
I am the CEO of a startup software company and we are building a solution to immeasurably improve the existing expense reporting processes. We feel the present solutions may have missed the mark when it comes to the "centralized services" market and there is a significant marketplace need for a solution built to maximize expense reporting through centralized
CPA’s, Administrative Assistants, and accounting teams, not to mention out-sourced accounting teams, all leverage the advantages gained by centralizing repetitive accounting and operations functions.
We have re-envision the work and process flows and are building new user tools so that centralized services teams will be provided solutions to help them maximize efficiencies, thus substantially lowering operating costs. We also believe our solutions improve overall data input and review quality improving company policy compliance and cost controls.
I would love to hear thoughts form this group on features you would like to see but are missing in existing solutions, and also hear about the best features that current provider already offer. thanks for your consideration and thoughts.
Automated systems are the norm these days, replacing paper process in the past.
At minimum you should be able to download CC transactions from bank credit card into an
with other side of entry posting to proper expense account, project and department, with any personal charges deducted from the total expenses charged to company.
Then when you pay the credit card balance due to bank or credit card company, you simply debit the credit card liability account and you have an automatic recon.
If the credit card liability account has a debit balance, you are missing ER receipts, and if it has a credit balance that should be amount due to credit card company.
Usually you pay the credit card account before the ER is submitted by employee so you have a debit balance in the account until the expense reports are posted too.
I work in the GovCon industry, where the best system that does this for small biz is called PROCAS and the best system for large businesses is Deltek Costpoint and both allow you to attach receipts for each transaction on the expense report, then both have function to import into the main accounting system where the ER's then become A/P vouchers on the A/P Aging with amounts due to pay to employees.