Traveling for business is stressful enough without the added hassle of having to manage all the various receipts you will encounter. Flights, hotels, taxi, car rentals, meals: all these expenses need to be itemized and inputted into an expense report once the trip is concluded. Not only is this tedious, but it wastes valuable time you could be spending on other projects.
Fortunately there is a solution: Concur's various travel partners will automatically upload an eReceipt to your expense report. When your trip is over, it's already all there. You don't have to manually enter and itemize all the information, Concur does it for you.
If you aren't a customer of Concur, there are still simple ways to manage your receipts for business travel. Save all receipts that you receive digitally (flight reservations, car rentals, etc.) as a PDF to a cloud-based system, such as Dropbox.
Any paper receipts you receive can be easily scanned from your smart phone using a free app, such as Genius Scan. After scanning, you can ditch the paper receipt, and email or upload as a PDF to your Dropbox. You will still have to fill in the expense report, but having all the receipts in one place when you return to the office will be a welcome change from scouring your wallet and pockets for lost receipts after a trip.
Best of luck with your business travel!