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Tracking Business Travel Down To The Mile

Travel and expense reporting is entering the digital age in a big way, with solutions that link to wearable and mobile devices on the assumption that a business traveler is always on-the-go, and needs a T&E solution that is just as mobile.

Expense management solution provider Nexonia is getting on board with the mobile tool trend through a partnership between its mobile app and a smart driving assistant.

Reports released Tuesday (May 19) revealed that the Nexonia Expenses mobile app now integrates with Automatic, a car adaptor that syncs up with the vehicle and feeds driver data into a connected Automatic app onto a driver’s smartphone. The partnership, the companies said, mean the mileage data from Automatic will now feed automatically into the Nexonia Expenses app, simplifying traveling employees’ mileage tracking.

The tracked business trips can be automatically uploaded into an expense report, too, the companies added, though a simple “Add from Automatic” button in the Nexonia app.

According to Nexonia CEO Neil Wainwright, the partnership “marks a very exciting time in business travel,” adding that employees can upload their mileage information into an automated expense report before they even exit the vehicle.

Travel and expense management tools have gotten more sophisticated in recent years, coinciding with the rise in smartphone use and, now, wearable technology. While mobile travel services like Uber are strengthening their position on the expense report, technology firms like Microsoft are developing their own T&E technologies. With the launch of Apple Watch last month, companies are now looking to develop and adapt their T&E solutions to wearable devices, bringing T&E even further into the high-tech realm.


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