Tlc For T&E Headaches

New expense-report software can make a tedious task almost painless

Quick, name the most unpleasant thing you have to do on the job. If filing expense reports leaps to mind, you're in good company. In the U.S. alone, some 40 million people take business trips six times a year on average. But for most road warriors, resurrecting every darn taxi and meal receipt, -recalling cash tips, and segregating each item on a hotel bill can be a hair-tearing ordeal. And when we fail to file on time, the worst of the T&E procrastinators--alas, we know who we are--not only aggravate our bosses but often also shortchange ourselves.

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