Why small business expense management is like strawberry cheesecake

When it comes to expense management software for small business, Solo Expenses think you should pay for only what you want – and we’ve changed our software to reflect just that. After all, we’re about managing business expenses, so why shouldn’t we start on our own doorstep…?

We once visited a restaurant which had a very special section for children. At the entrance and exit were sets of bathroom scales, which were part of a simple system: weigh the child on the way in, and again on the way out, and pay the bill based on the difference.

Now, we have to hold our hands up and say that this was a long time ago, and the system probably no longer exists because it’s not seen as politically correct. However, at the time the children going through there to eat their buffet meal thought it was great and may well have eaten a heartier meal than might otherwise have been the case.

But politically correct or not, from a price point of view the restaurant was being scrupulously fair. Adults were expected to pay for what the children in their care had eaten; nothing more, and nothing less.

And so, it is for users of Solo Expenses. We have a host of features which you can combine to make the small business expense management software package that’s perfect for your business. Our interface is much the same as a restaurant menu. It’s packed with good stuff that you might just want one day – but what if today’s not that day? Simple – don’t pick it. But if you do want it, like the slice of strawberry cheesecake, you can have it if you want it.

How does it work?
It works like this. When you sign up to use our service (and why wouldn’t you; we already have thousands of satisfied money-saving clients in more than 90 countries) you’ll see a list of options. They’re all there, carefully laid out like a restaurant menu, and you can choose as many – or as few – as you like. Then sign up and you’re ready to go.

But, sticking with the restaurant analogy, what if, having eaten the main course, you decide that your willpower has failed you want to have a dessert after all. Just as it’s no problem in the restaurant, it’s no problem with Solo Expenses, either. You can go back and make a change to add an extra service.

Why would I want to do that, we hear you ask? Well, there could be any number of reasons. Perhaps you win a new contract, and that changes the way your business works. Perhaps it was entirely online, but then you land a new client and find yourself faced with business travel you didn’t have to do before. That would change the expense management software package you needed into a travel and expense management software package. Simple. Tick a couple more boxes, and you’ve enabled more features to fit in with your new-look business.

Flexible support
And that’s how important it is for us to be flexible to support you in the best way we can. Business expense management can be a little odd; it’s an admin task, and doesn’t earn any revenue in itself, so you’d expect that it could be low priority. But at the same time, if you get it wrong, it can be an expensive mistake. Therefore, the solution needs to be accurate and easy to use, so all your business spending is collated as quickly as possible and can be interrogated so that you know the information you need is there, at your fingertips, at any time of day or night. That’s what our business software provides – so long as you have a WiFi connection – in the perfect recipe for your business to manage its expenses in the most palatable way possible. Bon appetite!