Our “hidden gem”: mileage tracking
Recently we’ve had a lot of users come to us for our features related to Receipt tracking, that eventually ended up becoming hard core users of our mileage tracking features too. We haven’t promoted our mileage tracking capabilities as much (we gave it a little mention here and will do more in the future). There are some real gems in that part of the app for those of you that are required to track mileage for tax reasons or reimbursements.
The best place to start, depends on how you currently keep mileage records:
- Are you currently keeping track of odometer “start” and “stop” numbers, for each trip? If so, when you create a new mileage expense in ProOnGo, you’ll see our graphics that look a lot like an odometer, and you’ll be able to set your start/stop odometer by just tapping on that graphic.
- Are you currently keeping track of “starting address”, “ending address”, and “distance”? If so, you’ll love what we do with GPS — based on your latitude and longitude we’re able to guess what street address you are closest to, and we auto-fill your “start” and “end” addresses based on that. You can click on the “Calculate Distance using Addresses” to then calculate how far you drove (or at least a great approximation).
- Are you currently tracking mileage by client, project, etc? If so, you’ll notice that our 4 customizable fields are available in mileage expenses, so that you can classify, categorize, and annotate to your heart’s content
Want to see all of the bells & whistles? Check out the following screenshots put together by our engineering team, where you might just learn a thing or two about “tricks of the trade” for filing mileage expenses (you’ll have to click on the image to zoom in for full detail):