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Defining the controls of an expense type

When you select a profile, you can define the controls of each expense profile type from the “Expense types and rules” tab. Then select an expense type in order to configure the controls to which they will be subject.

Restricting the number of declarations

Cleemy can calculate the number of times that a user has created an expense of a certain type during a specified period of time.

Configuration

All you have to do is click on the check box and enter a maximum number of declarations and a period of time. Don’t forget to save the changes (button found at the bottom of the screen).

Suppose you have defined a limit of two declarations per month for each expense type. If the user has already declared two expenses during this period, and he or she tries to declare a third one, Cleemy will prevent the user from saving a third expense to this expense type.

Quantities and guests

Expenses for expense types with quantities or guests still count as a single declaration regardless of the quantity or number of guests.

Period

Periods are not rolling but are related to calendar weeks, months and years:

  • A period of one week runs from Monday to Sunday.
  • A period of one month is approved to the calendar month of the date of the expense.
  • A period of one year is understood to be the calendar year of the expense.

 

Ceilings and flat rates

Cleemy allows an expense to be subject to:

  • Alert thresholds which are visible to the declarer, his or her approver, and accountants. These controls simply indicate that the employee has declared more than one of a certain type of amount during the period.
  • Blocking ceilings. If the employee exceeds the ceiling amount, he or she will not be reimbursed the amount above the ceiling. Please note that a blocking ceiling cannot be overridden by anyone including authorizers, accountants and administrators.
  • Flat rates: the amount is completed in advance and cannot be changed by the employee. It is important to add a restriction to the number of declarations of flat rate expense types. For example, by restricting flat rate lunches to one per day.

Quantities and guests

“Quantity” or “Restaurant and guest” expense types take into account the quantity and number of guests before the ceiling is applied. Therefore:

  • A meal with a ceiling of 20€ will not lift an alert if a 39€ meal is declared with an additional guest to the declarer.
  • If hotels have a ceiling of 100€, a hotel invoice for two nights will be accepted by Cleemy even if the amount is 200€.

Management by currency

Ceilings and flat rates are managed by currency. Please note that this does not refer to the currency of the expense but instead to the currency used by the accounting department of the employee’s legal entity. This has two important consequences:

  • If an employee of “Lucca France” makes an expenditure in US dollars, this amount will be converted to Euros which will then be subject to the ceiling.
  • Similarly, the employees of “Lucca Germany” will be subject to the same ceilings as the employees of “Lucca France.” If you wish to define different ceilings for different legal entities, you must make a copy of the expense types in question and manage them in separate profiles.

The drop down menu to the right of the text “Add controls for a currency” allows you to add controls to the currencies of existing legal entities.

Once you have added a currency, a box will appear that will allow you to configure the controls of the expense type. The radio button will allow you to indicate if the expense type has a ceiling or is fixed.

You can remove all the controls of a currency by clicking on the trash can in the right hand corner of the grey frame.

Configuring a ceiling

To define a ceiling, you must choose:

  • A period (like for the limits of number of declarations). The ceiling can also be applied by declaration, independent of a period.
  • An amount (necessary for the currency of a user’s legal entity).
  • An expense type: alert or block. The block restricts the amount reimbursed to the ceiling amount. The alert is purely informative.

You can create as many ceilings as you would like for an expense type: Cleemy will apply them all and employ the most restrictive.

It is possible to remove a ceiling by clicking the “remove” link that appears to the right of the ceiling line.

Configuring a flat rate

It’s very simple: all you have to do is enter the flat rate amount. Flat rates are usually paired with a limit on the number of declarations (cf. above). For example, flat rate lunches are limited to one per day.

The controls related to absences are defined on the “Controls on absences” page in the “Configuration” tab.

To learn more about different rules and controls that you can configure, please visit the “Manage your expense management policy” support page.

 

 

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