We here at GC received the following email in our inboxes this Moanday morning:
Finally!!! See below 🙂
Direct Pay makes managing your expenses easier
With the implementation of Direct Pay, managing your business expenses just got simpler. Direct Pay is the process where Deloitte pays American Express directly, on your behalf, for your business expenses that have been imported into DTE.
There is no change to billing dates, the point rewards program, or the way you enter your expenses.
Direct Pay will begin for U.S. professionals with expense reports dated December 17 (U.S. India professionals are not part of Direct Pay at this time.)
The process is simple:
• Use your American Express corporate card for business expenses
• Import your expenses into DTE
• Deloitte pays American Express for the imported expenses
Professionals will still be responsible for paying American Express directly for any minor non-business corporate card charges, or any American Express business charges that are manually entered into DTE. To help you with this process, there is a new tool in DTE that reconciles your monthly American Express charges to what you have imported.
Sweet Baby Jesus, it doesn’t take much to excite the Green Dots these days, does it? It’s impossible for us to tell whether or not our contributor is a traveling worker bee or the executive assistant of some traveling Big Wig (Joey E!), but it doesn’t really matter because they are SUPER PSYCHED. Is this what it’s come to for us? Forget about holiday bonuses or even some free schwag; filing expense reports just got only slightly marginally sorta kinda maybe better. No word yet on a charge code for the strip joint, errrr “Big Ben’s Steakhouse.” Continue to pay those charges with your excess per diem.
So this got us thinking. What other kinds of techy improvements would improve your lives at work? Some off-the-cuffers:
1. Partner calls sent straight to voicemail.
2. Starbucks, delivered.*
3. The ability to work from home and have a work/life bal…oh wait. Nevermind.
Who is else in a dizzy tizzy about Big D’s technological advancement? Spill your joys below.
*Interns do not count.
If finicky expense-tracking is going to evolve with the times, there has to be a way to track every dime spent from anywhere and it appears Chase is making an effort toward that goal with its newest offering: Jot.
Jot will provide Ink from Chase customers a variety of mobile benefits, including the ability to:
— Receive text alerts within seconds of making a purchase with their Ink card;
— Immediately tag these purchases to custom categories on a mobile device or online;
— Enable employees to tag their business expenses;
— Immediately view all transactions on their account, including those of their employees, through their mobile device or online;
— Adjust employees’ card spending limits in real-time via a mobile device; and
— Create and download reports into accounting software, including QuickBooks(R) and Excel(R).
“Small business owners are innovative, passionate and hardworking, and Chase’s dedication to partnering with these business owners comes from the belief that this group of entrepreneurs is an integral part of the American economy,” said Richard Quigley, president of Ink from Chase. “Jot was designed with small business owners’ immediate financial needs top of mind. Jot will enhance the finance-savvy business practices of small business owners, allowing for additional time and an improved focus on the passion and sense of accomplishment they have for their businesses.”
Financially-savvy Ink customers who have an iPhone or Android phone can download Jot by visiting the Ink website. Once you’ve got it downloaded you and your employees’ spending will be reined in and you’ll be back agonizing over more important things in no time.