NBAA Convention News

Gorilla app simplifies expenses

 - October 13, 2010, 12:17 PM

Tired of lugging around slippery bundles of receipts and having to figure out what they were for and when and where you generated that expense for that painful aspect of business travel, the expense report? Gorilla Expense, a new NBAA exhibitor at Booth No. 4641, has developed software to make the expense process easier.

Gorilla’s software is a combination of the online Gorilla Expense system, tied to a mobile application that runs on iPhones, BlackBerrys and Android phones. When you pay for an expensable item on a trip, simply shoot a photo of the receipt with your phone’s built-in camera and edit a few details about the expense. It’s then automatically incorporate into your Gorilla Expense account.

Once back at your office or from any computer with Internet access, you can complete your expense report. Or, for an extra fee, Gorilla will customize your software to integrate with your company’s ERP or accounting system to further automate the expense reporting process. The software can also handle foreign currencies, as well as incorporate company policies and limitations, warning users of policy violations, for example.

Gorilla Expense has focused previously on the consulting and engineering fields, but given the amount of travel done by aviation industry personnel, company president CV Sudarshan saw an opportunity and decided to exhibit at this year’s NBAA show.

Gorilla Expense costs from $10 to $50 per person, depending on how many users work for the company that buys the software. NBAA attendees can view the iPhone app at the Gorilla Expense booth and sign up for a free trial of the product, said Sudarshan.