Flywheel Uses Lola.com and Expensify to Streamline T&E Reporting

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With All Travel Booked through Lola.com and All Travel Receipts Automatically Sent to Expensify for Easy Expense Management, Flywheel Ditches Paper Receipts

BOSTON - eTradeWire -- Lola.com (https://www.lola.com/), the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to manage, book, and report on business travel, and Expensify (https://www.expensify.com/), the most widely used expense software in the world, are streamlining travel and expense reporting for Flywheel (https://getflywheel.com/). The company that helps build, launch, and manage WordPress sites for customers is managing all travel bookings in the Lola app, and then receipts are automatically sent to Expensify for easy expense tracking and reporting. With employees in eight countries, travel is a huge part of Flywheel's annual budget.

"Employees would print out their receipts and just drop them on the accounting manager's desk, and each month, every expense had to be coded," said Steve Isom (https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveisomjr/), Vice President of Finance at Flywheel. "Because Lola.com integrates with Expensify, we are now able to accurately code all travel expenses immediately. Everything auto populates into Expensify, and then goes to the finance team for approval. We can instantly see what the travel expense is, get things booked in the right period, and generally be more accurate in our reporting. All of the data is in one place, so we have complete visibility into travel expenses."

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Flywheel has 200 employees, including 40 who work remotely. When Isom started at the company in August 2018, he quickly realized that there was a huge problem with their travel process. Not only did employees hate booking travel, but there was no visibility into travel spend, which made it impossible to forecast or report.

"At Expensify, we're constantly simplifying business travel for employees and admins," said Daniel Vidal (https://we.are.expensify.com/the-team), Director of Strategy at Expensify." We're excited to continue to work with Lola to offer businesses worldwide a complete and automated business travel experience."

When booking travel using Lola.com, it's easy to link (https://docs.expensify.com/articles/2214174-lola) your Expensify account to automatically send flight and hotel receipts. Lola.com provides visibility into travel spend so Finance can see what employees are booking, where they are, and when their trips are taking place, as well as provides the ability for employees to easily book travel for themselves within the company's travel policy. Setting up a travel policy with Lola.com that includes company guidelines, but still allows employees to have a good travel experience, takes just minutes.

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"Deepening key partner integrations helps us in our goal of delivering the absolute best customer experience in business travel," said Tim Knowling (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-knowling-b603185/), VP of Partnerships at Lola.com. "We are thrilled to bring more flexibility and functionality to the Lola.com integration with Expensify."

For more on Flywheel's success, visit:
https://www.lola.com/blog/flywheel-uses-lola-fo...

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