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Certify Adds Features For GSA Travel Expense Management

The solution can be configured to work with the most current per diem rates established by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), helping to simplify travel and expense reporting for government contractors required to comply with complex GSA ...

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Expense management provider Certify has added GSA per diem services to its fully automated solution. The solution can be configured to work with the most current per diem rates established by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), helping to simplify travel and expense reporting for government contractors required to comply with complex GSA reimbursement policies.

Per diem rates are established by the GSA and set the standard maximum allowances for federal employees while on official travel. These rates also extend to companies and contractors that conduct work for the federal government but are not employed directly by government agencies.

With Certify GSA capabilities, administrators can configure travel and expense reporting requirements using the federal standard allowances established each year. Once configured, Certify automatically calculates allowable reimbursable amounts based on the date of expense and destination. Additional variables affecting reimbursable rates, such as meal combinations, incidental expenses, reimbursable type and travel days, are also included. All calculations are compared to the most current GSA-supplied data to ensure accuracy and streamline the approval process.

The enhanced Certify service also eliminates confusion and improves communication during the process for employees with clear and easy to understand expense reports that show the exact amounts for reimbursement. Certify provides advanced reporting tools with custom output options available for greater visibility into travel and expense management spend. Administrators can easily see their most frequently traveled destinations, which employees are their most active travelers, spend by department and more.

“Our customers have been asking for a tool to help manage GSA per diems, and we’re thrilled to be able to deliver a turnkey solution that fits perfectly within Certify,” said Robert Neveu, president and CEO, Certify. “Whether by choice or as a government agency or contractor, navigating the requirements for GSA per diems and reimbursement is anything but simple. Now with available GSA functionality, Certify makes travel and expense management easy for even the most complicated transactions and policies.”

The new Certify GSA capabilities are included with the Certify Enterprise Plan and are part of the integrated Certify system, which streamlines processes, automates policy controls and provides greater visibility into organization-wide T&E spend. More information about Certify’s GSA per diem functionality is at www.certify.com.