It's time to shed unwanted expenses. Reduce organizational spend. And keep your budget lean. IBM can help you get started. How? By reducing the cost, complexity and spend of your travel and reimbursable expense reporting process, and by quickly implementing expense policy changes to better respond to evolving business conditions with our Global Expense Reporting Solutions (GERS).
You need a smarter global travel and expense reporting solution that can help change the way you do business for the better. Developed and used internally by IBM for decades, GERS is based on advanced automation and analytics to help businesses of every size improve process efficiency. Reduce costs and the related spend associated with fragmented, ineffective travel and expense reporting processes and policies. Rapidly implement and enforce expense policy changes for increased compliance and better overall business performance. What's more, IBM stands behind our solutions with the commitment to deliver these outcomes to your business to ensure ongoing operational excellence.
A smarter travel and expense processing solution for competitive advantage
Think beyond the short-term fix of simply cutting costs.IBM's industry-recognized, Web-based Global Expense Reporting Solution (GERS) is based on a combination of expert global resources, innovative technology and analytics, standardization and granular measurement to help significantly reduce the overall cost and spend associated with travel and other reimbursable expense processing. Innovative technology creates a seamless, automated workflow across your enterprise for improved efficiencies and productivity. Unmatched predictive and behavioral analytics and standardized processes help ensure policy compliance across the organization for measurable reductions in spend and enhanced business resiliency. By leveraging granular expense data, you also gain advantage in negotiations with suppliers while built-in auditing capabilities help safeguard your company's assets. All combined to typically lower your total operating costs from 40 to 75% and deliver significant reductions in your related spend. Unlike other partners, IBM stands behind our solutions with the commitment to help you achieve the expected business outcome and deliver sustainable, continuous end-to-end process improvements.
GERS is based on a comprehensive business policy engine, integrated receipt imaging and scanning service, and a robust data analysis toolset that is designed to change-and simplify-the way your employees report travel and other reimbursable expenses. GERS links to any online reservation service and corporate card provider to help you:
Global reach that can propel your enterprise forward
Whether large or small, your business has the potential to touch every corner of the world. So do IBM's capabilities. In fact, GERS operates in more than 85 countries in 35 languages and supports country-specific tax rules and reclamation requirements. So wherever you need to do business, now or in the future, GERS provides dynamic user profiling and a multitiered framework for seamlessly defining your language, technical, organizational and business requirements. All designed to help transform your enterprise to compete-and thrive-in a global marketplace.
IBM offers comprehensive solutions designed to improve and manage travel and expense processes from start to finish. Unlike other partners, IBM is a trusted industry leader that stands behind its solutions with our commitment to delivering the expected business outcomes and providing ongoing operational excellence. Building on a proven travel and expense reporting solution for more than 500 worldwide organizations-including our own-IBM offers world-class global support, delivery capabilities and experience to help meet travel and expense reporting needs for virtually every business environment.
Email a Global Expense Reporting Solutions specialist at: GERS@us.ibm.com
GERS application hosting and infrastructure
A dedicated expense management application and infrastructure continuously monitored and managed by IBM, including routine maintenance, implementation and network, system and database administration
A set of common system interfaces from your existing systems that automate critical expense management back office business processes across the organization
GERS comprehensive managed business process services
A strategic, comprehensive and streamlined approach that encompasses the end-to-end management of critical expense management business processes