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Chrome River

Chrome River is a fast, fluid mobile web application that offers the latest in travel and expense management. Travelers will enjoy the same user experience across all devices - desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The business-rules-engine in the application will assist travelers in complying with University of Idaho policies more efficiently by applying travel policies as the expense report is created, preventing delays in processing for travel and purchasing card expenditures.

 

Timeline For Implementation:

     Functional Testing - Completed February 27, 2019

     Training Sessions for Chrome River

          April 4 Fig Meeting - Vandal Ball Room 10 a.m. to noon  open session

          April 12 Demo and Training with Zoom - 9 a.m.

          April 15  Open Session BPC room 40A 8:30 to 10 a.m.

          April 18 Open Session BPC room 40A 3:30 to 5 p.m.

          April 24  Cuibo Meeting  Q & A support for Chrome River

 


     Estimated Go Live - April 2019

     

 

For more Information concerning the Chrome River Implementation Project, please email crtravel@uidaho.edu

Chrome River FAQ

What Type of Training will be available for the Chrome River Implementation?

There will be Open Session that will provide a demonstration of the software and provide a Q & A support of Chrome River.

 

Who will be providing the training sessions:

The Training sessions will be conducted by Accounts Payable Team.

 

What is the responsibility for the departments in regard to training?

The subject expert in each department will be able to assist travelers in completing their claims and researching payments on the Chrome River Software.

 

The university has outgrown the current Travel Web program, which has been in use since 2003. U of I needs a robust travel management system that can provide tools to assist travelers, manage travel costs and simplify compliance with State of Idaho Travel Policies.

Chrome River is a fast, fluid mobile web application that offers the latest in travel and expense management. Travelers will enjoy the same user experience across all devices – desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The business rules engine in the application will assist travelers in complying with U of I policies more efficiently by applying those policies as the expense report is created. This prevents downstream delays in processing claims by eliminating much of the back and forth that currently happens as claims are audited. The application provides multiple options for attaching receipts to expense claims, which will greatly increase efficiency and decrease processing time for claims. Just imagine completing your expense report from your smartphone with snapshots of receipts while you wait in the airport for your flight home!

The Chrome River application will benefit the departmental staff preparing the expense claims and Accounts Payable with simplified processes and greater visibility into expense claims during the approval process. The integration of Purchasing Card processing and the travel reimbursements on one travel expense report will create efficiencies in expense processing and provide more complete information for each trip. The routing rules will also ensure that proper approvals are consistently obtained for all expense claims.

The application has been configured to comply with current U of I policies and procedures. This also provides U of I with the opportunity to refine these policies to better meet our needs and to improve communication of current practices and policies. A new Travel page is under development to serve as a comprehensive source for this information. The application will also provide warnings and information during the claim preparation process in order to assist travelers in understanding and complying with policies.

Contact

Physical Address:

Bruce Pitman Center, Room 042

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 4244
Moscow, ID 83844-4244

Fax: 208-885-5417

Email: lkeeney@uidaho.edu