Magazine article The CPA Journal

Automated Travel Reimbursement Form

Magazine article The CPA Journal

Automated Travel Reimbursement Form

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Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has introduced a new travel reimbursement program. The program has cut the time required to reimburse travel expenses from three weeks to one day, increased the accuracy of data submitted, and received rave reviews from the staff.

The program, called Fast Cash, is enabled by a new, easy-to-use automated travel reimbursement form developed in only one month with a powerful and flexible forms automation solution from JetForm Corp. of Waltham, Mass. In some ways the new form, created using JetForm-Design and JetForm for E-Mail, resembles the hard copy expense forms previously used by employees to submit data relating to transportation, lodging, meals, and other expenses. But the software-based form offers much more. For instance, it automatically validates data using built-in logic and calculates total down and across to eliminate errors. It also enables employees, with a push of a button, to route expense-related data via Lotus cc:Mail across the local area network (LAN) to the accounting department. In addition, it can run in either DOS or Windows.

Executives and employees at EEI, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association serving investor-owned electric utility companies nationwide, are so pleased with the new form and the Fast Cash program, they've honored the teams with a service excellence award. …

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