COVID-19 and the associated travel restrictions have significantly impacted travel and expense management within the public sector.

As a result of COVID-19, government organizations were required to quickly identify essential positions, review existing regulations, and enforce new travel rules and restrictions to ensure the safety of their workers and the general public. As the pandemic landscape continues to fluctuate, public sector organizations are faced with increased health and economic challenges that impact their operational efficiency. Flexible, user-friendly, and innovative travel and expense management solutions are crucial to not only overcome current challenges but also ensure effectiveness in the future.

CGI Advantage Travel and Expense increases efficiency and maintains compliance

Implementing new rules and restrictions while continuing to manage the unique needs of various employee groups can be tedious and time consuming for state and local governments. While many organizations envision a travel and expense management solution that enforces rules, promotes employee engagement, and provides real-time access to relevant information and dashboards, they are limited by a solution that is difficult to configure, hard to use, or not mobile-enabled.

At CGI, our solutions have been shaped by the unique needs of public sector organizations. Over 40 years of dedicated work in the public sector has given us rare insight into the government domain. CGI Advantage Travel and Expense is not only built specifically for public sector organizations, but it’s also supported by powerful, modern technology that makes it the best choice for state and local governments. With a dynamic user experience, mobile capabilities, and intuitive access to managing pre-trip authorizations, advances, and expenses, our customers see a measurable increase in employee engagement and satisfaction. Additionally, automated expense calculations increase workforce efficiency while robust analytics provide real-time information to support informed decision-making at both the executive and travel administrator levels.

CGI Advantage Travel and Expense at a glance

CGI Advantage Travel and Expense minimizes unnecessary spending by enforcing client-specific travel policies, processing automated calculations, and supporting optional advance payments. Flexible approval routing can be based on dollar thresholds and expense types, allowing additional levels of review where necessary. Additionally, our solution offers pre-trip authorization, placing approvals upfront or liquidating encumbrances for better controls.

When coupled with the solution’s user-friendly interface, these controls empower organizations to reduce strain on their back-office staff while continuing to successfully manage and monitor their operations. As a part of our unified solution, CGI Advantage Travel and Expense works seamlessly with CGI Advantage Financial Management to ensure budget rules are validated in real-time and all travel related expenses are managed efficiently.