Accounting and ERP software provider Sage now integrates with Abukai Expenses,
the companies announced. Sage clients can use Abukai to upload PDFs or snap photos of their receipts. Using optical character recognition, Abukai automatically reads such expense data as transaction date, vendor, amount and value-added tax and enters it into expense reports, which feed the Sage One online accounting software. The expense firm in June also partnered with cloud-based ERP system Exact Online
Customers now can use U.S. Bank's virtual card product to purchase air tickets,
the bank announced Monday at the Global Business Travel Association's annual conference in Los Angeles. Launched in 2012
and in partnership with global distribution system Sabre and payments technology provider Conferma, U.S. Bank Travel VirtualPay previously could create single-use account numbers only for lodging bookings. U.S. retailer Macy's piloted the service in the United States, according to U.S. Bank. The bank also announced other virtual card enhancements, including the ability to instantly adjust credit limits and reimburse third-party service providers.
Wells Fargo built an expense reporting tool for its corporate card clients,
Wells Fargo vice president and commercial card product manager Michelle Dutcher told BTN
. The Commercial Card Expense Reporting service is accessed via Wells Fargo's CEO Mobile application, and allows travelers to upload receipt images via their smartphones. The bank can provide a direct file feed to a company's enterprise resource planning system and allow program managers to download general ledger data files into their accounting systems, according to Dutcher. CEO Mobile is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.