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For a new part of our business, we have input staff details on Bright HR. There have been times when calls have been made to the helpline for guidance. It does not take long to get to know the staff you are speaking to. In relation to the query addressed with a team member today the service was excellent. Matthew has a great depth of knowledge of the system and works through the shift and annual leave calculations at the click of a finger. Thank you Mathew for your support, you are a star!
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Webexpenses is well suited for quick and easy, simple claims for parking. For instance; I pull up to a parking bay in London, open the parking app (Ringo, for instance) and pay for the parking. Ringo emailed me a receipt for the parking. I take a screenshot of the email and then open WebExpenses mobile app. The total claim time in WebExpenses is about another minute. Add a claim, including the type of claim (parking), assign it to a client, and give it a price. Attach the screenshot, DONE, and all before I've gotten out of the car. WebExpenses mileage claims are based on Google Maps with traffic re-routing. I believe that this has a negative effect on your mileage claim because the time you drove around an accident, through miles of villages, and get to where you are going, the accident has now cleared. You go to put in your mileage claim, and it asks for your start postcode and finishes postcode. It then works out the mileage with the traffic in its current state. You are now 20 miles short of your actual journey. I ALWAYS take a start odometer from the car and a finish odometer from the car and adjust the claim on the form. The issue with this is that every mileage claim has a red flag for management to check over when processing the claim.
Read full review Pros When a query has been dealt with via the helpline an email confirming the outcome is often issued which is great for reference at any time. The system is easy to use and the screens are clutter free. The support service offered is easy to access and the staff are friendly and helpful. Read full review imports credit card transactions from our corporate card program without issue allows for easy set up of new users is a very intuitive, easy to learn tool has a very responsive support and customer service team Set up and configuration was thorough, and they were able to work through our unique issues, such as custom segments in NetSuite. It is a very inexpensive product. Well worth the cost. Read full review Cons Direct-dial telephone numbers rather than going through the Peninsula helpline numbers. Setting up annual leave profiles often needs the assistance of a Bright HR representative when staff works quirky shifts. Providing examples of how to set the system up in user guides may help to set the system upright the first time. Read full review Expense claim feature when it comes to travel and when we have to create in terms of KMS driven it should auto-capture the dates. This can be improved and there is the scope for improvement. More tabs can be provided in petty cash expense so you need not type. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I would see no issues in renewing the Webexpenses software, and this has improved the way we process expenses.
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I am giving Webexpenses a score of 9 as I find the whole experience of using very painless and efficient without any stress. Very often, I am very busy with my other work tasks, and the fact that this is very simple, easy, and quick to use makes the whole process run very smoothly.
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There was an unexpected system issue that caused us to have to postpone a user training session at the last minute. Our Webexpenses trainer was not aware that it was going to occur.
Read full review Performance
The performance is great. Pages and reports load quickly. The data export/import from Webexpenses to our financial software, ACS, is not user friendly, mainly due to ACS import steps
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The support for the initial setup was great, but since then we have only had to contact support once when we had problems uploading credit card files. The help we received at this time was not good and we ended up trying various things until we resolved the problem ourselves. The online support tutorials are good, but searching for a specific issue is difficult.
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Our trainer spoke very quickly and went through the training material quickly. Since this process was new to us, we missed some important information. We would have benefitted from further training with report generation as well. She did provide a recording of the training, but again, she went through the material very quickly
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As long as you have people that are fully aware of the setup steps to get users into the software then I would see no issues arising for any company.
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I chose BrightHR as it offered a one-stop platform for HR management for which we have dedicated UK and ROI HR specialists who not only give HR advice but also write policies and handbooks, etc. They are a one-stop-shop, which was very important as when I signed the contract I did not have an HR person in my team and they were essentially my back office. Also, by signing up, I got access to Bright Safe too; which is great as again it's a one-stop-shop for Health and Safety in the workplace. So I can roll out toolbox talks, training, and accident management.
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Fortunately, I have not used any other alternative before so I am afraid I am not in a position to establish any sort of comparative analysis between Webexpenses and any of its competitors. However, when asking people in other organisations Webexpenses was always the recommended option instead of other providers.
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The Webexpenses multiple department management was not a perfect match for our internal structure. We developed work-arounds.
Read full review Return on Investment Saved admin time in filing and then searching for documents. Saved admin time in chasing for managers' approvals for holiday requests. Saved admin time in chasing managers/employees to update their profiles. Read full review Previously you would have to manually scan expenses using a photocopier and have them signed and then put them in an envelope! Big time saving so Consultants can focus on selling. Accounts departments require less capacity as its all automated. Good tracking of expenses through the dashboard for managers. Read full review