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BCD M&E releases ‘Expense’ tool

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BCD Meetings and Events (BCD M&E) has launched its second key product on its Meetingsource platform, a tool for non-employee expense reimbursements.

The platform, called Expense, provides a secure and efficient process for capturing, verifying and reporting non-employee expense reimbursements.

BCD M&E says Meetingsource Expense can be loaded with attendees from any registration system and configured at the individual meeting level with expense categories and sub-categories to streamline the user experience and ensure compliance. The data can then be exported to a csv file. In future updates, data can be extracted via an API for integration directly into customers’ AP system, allowing for transference of data.

The tool is web-based and mobile friendly, making it convenient for users to upload their expenses as the incur them or when they return to the office.

Ted Stone, SVP of global technology and products at BDC M&E, said: “The challenge with non-employee reimbursements has traditionally been the cost associated with providing a license to an internal expense system or the time and effort involved in a manual submission, verification and reimbursement process. Meetingsource Expense provides the attendee... a straightforward and secure means to submit their expense data while providing our clients an elevated level of data accuracy and compliance confidence.”

Jeannie Griffin, VP of product and technology solutions, added: “Key benefits to customers are automation, flexible configuration per meeting, but most importantly, the service checkpoint and verification of accuracy to wrap around the technology. Meetingsource Expense creates process efficiencies for our teams, as well as our customers, providing more time to focus on accuracy and data transfer.”

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