Zoho Expense: Product Updates for January - March 2020

Zoho Expense: Product Updates for January - March 2020

Hello everyone,

I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. We're all going through unforeseen circumstances, but it's still important not to let expenses pile up for later. So, we have made enhancements to our app that will help you manage your expenses efficiently. Read through all the updates we've rolled out in the first quarter of 2020 and put them to best use while managing your expenses.

Attach receipts from Zoho WorkDrive

Zoho WorkDrive joins Zoho Expense's list of cloud accounts. You can now upload the receipts you've saved in your Zoho WorkDrive into Zoho Expense directly. Create expenses for those receipts and report them on time.

To do this: Go to Receipt Inbox > Click here to attach > from cloud > Zoho WorkDrive > Select Receipt > Attach.

Share your access to export reports to Xero

If you have integrated your Zoho Expense organization with Xero, you can now share your access with other admins to export reports created in Zoho Expense to Xero. All the admins with this access permission will be able to export the reports, without having to depend on the integration owner to initiate the export. Admins will also have permission to sync data instantly between the two apps. 

To share your access: Go to Admin > Integrations > Xero > Show Details > Change Configuration > Share Access > Select the users > Save

New camera modes to capture receipts (iOS App)

Switch between different camera modes to capture your receipts in the iOS app. We've introduced Quick Scan, Single, and Multipage modes to help you snap photos of your expense receipts. 

If you're in a hurry and have a lot of receipts to scan, use the Quick Scan mode. With this mode, you can continue to capture photos of your receipts while scanning happens in the background. Use the Single mode if you want to create a single expense for a single receipt you're uploading. Use the Multipage mode to capture a long receipt with multiple pages, and upload it as a single receipt to create a single expense.

To try new camera modes: Open Zoho Expense iOS App > Camera icon > Select a mode.

Zoho Expense - itilite integration

itilite is an end-to-end travel management solution, which helps corporate organizations book flights, trains, buses, and other transportation services for their employees' business travel. 

After you integrate with itilite, every time an employee books a service through itilite, a non-reimbursable expense will be automatically created for that employee's account in Zoho Expense. The integration will also help you keep track of your employees’ travel bookings and expenses.

To integrate: Go to Admin > Integrations > itilite > Contact Us and request access to integrate with itilite. 

Zoho Expense - Zoho Projects integration 

Zoho Projects is an online project management app that helps you plan and track your work efficiently. By integrating Zoho Expense with Zoho Projects, you can fetch your projects and customers easily. You
can also record expenses for the imported projects and bill the customers you've imported, if required. Learn more about the Zoho Expense – Zoho Projects integration
To integrate: Go to Admin > Integrations > Zoho Projects > Connect Now

iOS app updates

  • You can now associate Projects and Customers with the advances you record.
  • If the receipts fail to be uploaded to Zoho Expense, we will retry the syncing of receipts automatically. You can also retry syncing the receipts manually. 
  • You can now associate report types with reports and create expenses with the expense categories filtered based on the associated report type.
  • If your report has expenses that were incurred in multiple currencies, you can view a summary of the total amount of expenses made and advances received, for each currency.

Android app updates

  • A search option is now available for Reports in the Android app. You can now search the reports you've created in both online and offline modes.
  • If you need statuses other than the default statuses for the advances you record, you can create custom statuses in the web app and use them from the Android app.
Try out these features and share your feedback in the comments section below. We'd love to hear from you.

We'd also like to let you know about some new offerings we've introduced to help businesses during this tough period:
  1. Our remote work toolkit, Zoho Remotely, is available for free until July 1, 2020.
  2. Our Emergency Subscription Assistance Program (ESAP) is designed to help small businesses that have been severely impacted by the current economic disruption.

Thanks for reading! As always, if you need anything, don't hesitate to write to us at 

Vidhya G.S.
The Zoho Expense Team

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