Chrome River's expense report software offers users many ways to handle paper or electronic receipts, from any device. Chrome River users can build expense reports as they happen, whether they are on their desktop, tablet, or mobile phone. From "Snap & Send" to "Forward & Forget," receipt OCR, Uber integration and hotel folio itemization, Chrome River makes building an expense report a breeze.
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Chrome River customers love how effortlessly our expense management system fits into the way they work. They might be in the office booking their next trip, taking an Uber to a client meeting, having dinner with a customer, checking out of a hotel, or at the airport gas station topping off the rental car. Whatever the situation, they need a way to get the receipt into their expense report without the hassle.
It’s all done automatically in Chrome River. Our image processing, OCR (optical character recognition) and email handling technology mean that by simply taking a picture of a receipt on a mobile phone or forwarding an email, our users can get all of a transaction's data into their expense report - without having to type a single thing.
Forget laying out all the receipts – Chrome River just delivered expense reports that practically write themselves.
Snap & Send
Simply take a photo of a receipt using any mobile device and share with Chrome River via email. Users can quickly and easily Snap & Send emails with an image file attached to Chrome River, from which our email automation will create expense transactions, extract and categorize the data with OCR and have any associated images attached as receipts. The service also provides the ability for users to override the OCR data for the amount and currency by entering a value in the email subject or adding a message into the email body, which will be applied to the expense transaction’s description. With this feature, users can write the entire expense report on their smartphone, attaching receipts as they happen.
Chrome River SNAP
We also offer Chrome River SNAP, an optional mobile app utility that enhances the receipt entry experience of Chrome River EXPENSE. It enables users to snap a photo of a receipt with a dedicated smartphone app just after an expense occurs and upload the receipt image to the EXPENSE Receipt Gallery for OCR data extraction. Chrome River SNAP also integrates with third-party photo gallery apps so users can share receipt images directly to the Receipt Gallery. Chrome River SNAP is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Forward & Forget
Share electronic receipts from vendors to Chrome River via email, scan, or even fax. Users can very easily forward their emailed receipts (airfare, hotels, internet, Amazon, etc.) to the standard Chrome River expense email address and our expense report software creates expense transactions for these, creating an image of the email body as an attached receipt. Users can also enter a specific amount and currency into the email subject to override any parsing logic if desired (another wonderful feature).
Many Chrome River users like to create and submit their expenses as soon as they’re incurred. Whatever device they’re using, this is a piece of cake with our HTML5-enabled web application. With Chrome River open on a mobile phone or tablet, users creating an expense item are prompted to attach an image of the receipt. This will then offer the option to either snap an image on the device’s camera directly into Chrome River, or upload a previously captured receipt image. As with our Snap & Send option, Chrome River’s powerful image processing and OCR capabilities will read and extract all relevant transaction data in seconds, so there’s no need to manually enter any receipt information before creating and submitting the expense.
Direct Uber and Lyft Integration
Thanks to technology partnerships with both Uber and Lyft, Chrome River users can have ride information automatically sent from their Uber and Lyft accounts direct to their expense reports when they ride on their Uber and Lyft Business Profiles. After selecting Chrome River as their expense management provider on their Business Profile, Uber and Lyft will automatically send details of all rides taken on their Business Profile, complete with the receipt image and map, to Chrome River, at the same time users receive a copy of their receipt by email.
Hotel Folio Itemization
Simply email your hotel bill to Chrome River and our hotel folio itemization feature, Chrome River FOLIO automatically creates separate expense line items for items such as room, tax, parking, meals and room service. The solution works with any hotel’s bill–from individual boutique hotels to major international chains. Folio data is automatically extracted, categorized, and populated directly into the expense reporting system. This feature enables travelers to turn what can often be a time-consuming task into something that can be done effortlessly.
Chrome River’s image processing technology goes beyond standard OCR to automatically crop the receipt image and correct the orientation. This goes beyond traditional OCR and includes image enhancement, rotation, OCR text extraction, and rules logic for data analysis and accurate assignment.
Even crumpled receipts can still be read and understood by Chrome River’s Smart OCR.
Our Smart OCR reads the information on the receipt (time of day – is this breakfast, lunch or dinner?, amount and currency, merchant name and vendor type) and then maps the receipt to the correct expense line. The system can also recognize a related line item – such as a credit card transaction – and combine the two.
No matter how you slice it, Chrome River is always investing in new ways to make our expense management software so easy to use. And the more your employees love doing expense reports, the more visibility you have on working capital and the true cost of business. Chrome River lets business flow.
I really like the ways to add receipts to an expense report. It's great!
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