Meet Amanda Lim.
Amanda is a Commercial Accountant for Canva, a modern graphic-design tool that aims to make graphic design accessible for everyone. While Canva launched in 2013, the platform’s ease of use quickly turned Canva into a high-growth startup with more than 20 million monthly active users across 190 countries.
The company considers in-person collaboration more valuable than virtual conferencing, and as Canva grew, business trips started to increase across the organization.
Amanda manages finances for Canva’s internal teams, working closely with Team Happiness to keep employees engaged and productive. Managing travel is a key aspect of Amanda’s role, but it wasn’t always that way. Up until recently, her team lacked the time and tools to track travel spend in a scalable way, and as the need to travel grew, there was a pressing need for reporting and visibility in one place.
After looking into other travel solutions, Amanda believed the TripActions platform could empower everyone at Canva to book their own travel. When their travel policy was unmanaged, Canva’s HR specialist was booking trips on behalf of employees, which involved collecting information from each individual before even starting the search for flights, lodging, and rental cars. At times, managing all the travel bookings would take more than 60% of her time, just to collect and manage all the individual details to ensure a successful travel booking.
“We started booking travel as soon as we rolled-out TripActions internally,” Amanda said. “My first trip was for a visit to the Canva Manila office, and it was really easy and straightforward to book on the TripActions platform. Plus, the proactive, real-time notifications and overall customer support experience made it feel like TripActions was there with me for my entire journey. It was like having my own personal travel agent in my back pocket!”
For Amanda and her team, it’s much easier to track travel spend when all the booking happens in one central platform. Instead of trying to wrangle several credit card statements and match the transactions to the trips they’re associated with, the team has greater visibility into where their travelers are going and what they’re spending with greater ease and speed.
Since bringing TripActions onboard, Canva has streamlined their entire business travel management process. Implementing TripActions and rolling it out to the team was fast and simple.
The platform’s integrations with Expensify and Bamboo HR made for an easy onboarding process, and Amanda believes these integrations will allow for scalability as Canva continues to ramp up hiring. “Our biggest benefit from TripActions has been the time we have gained by removing the manual efforts of booking travel," said Amanda. “Booking through TripActions not only saves time but makes our lives easier while saving the company money.”
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