NextiraOne is the UK’s leading vendor-independent communications solutions and services provider and has successfully implemented voice and data solutions to more than 5,000 customers.
Field-based implementation and support team
The company’s sizeable field-based implementation and maintenance support team previously submitted expenses using an excel spreadsheet that was then printed and circulated for approval.
The frustrations were considerable and the solution provided by Webexpenses has been extremely well received by all concerned.
“The process is now very slick and the quality of expense reports is vastly improved," explained Anne Morris, the Treasury Manager at NextiraOne. "The feedback from our field-based staff has been very positive, as the new process lets them track expenses through the approval process, but also allows for immediate approval and repayment of expenses, even when the claimant, authorising manager and accounts department are in different locations.”
“The streamlined approval process has allowed us to remove a headcount on expense processing, so the cost savings have been tangible and measurable. The reports functionality allows management to analyse spending patterns and to recharge expenses items to clients or projects, and we feel that the whole process is now under control in a way that it wasn’t previously.”
Anne Morris, Treasury Manager at Nextira One
Integration with SAP
NextiraOne are soon to transition their core financial accounting software from MFG/PRO to SAP. They intend to stay with Webexpenses through this transition.
Morris explained, “While we’ve looked at the SAP expenses module, we ruled it out as an option, both because it is expensive and because we had concerns as to whether it would provide the flexibility that we require and the ease-of-use that end users expect. We don’t anticipate any constraints in integrating with SAP. This was completed easily with MFG/PRO and we expect the SAP integration to be equally straightforward.”
WebExpenses has also assisted NextiraOne in achieving P11D dispensation under IR69.
“We demonstrated to the Inland Revenue that we maintained a proprietary system for managing expenses that allowed us to ensure that staff complied with our expense policy. This was sufficient to meet the requirements for dispensation,” concluded Morris.