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Expense report and invoice workflows

Business rules engine

Emburse's Enterprise platform, Chrome River, delivers a powerful world-class business rules engine as a core part of our solution.

Business Rules Hero Chrome River

Every time a user saves an expense or invoice item, it is checked for policy compliance against a rules set. Every time an item is submitted, the routing is determined by the rules engine. Rules are customized for each organization and can be changed as rules and policies change.


Business rules engine capabilities

Simply put, the business rules engine is the air traffic control for your expense report and invoice workflows. We build into our powerful business rules engine all of your business rules and approval routing processes. It enforces expense policies and routes expense reports and invoices for approval according to the way your business works. This is the opposite of some vendors that ask you to change your behavior to fit the way their software works.

We give your business the flexibility to create virtually any kind of business rule; you are not dependent on a fixed set of pre-built rule types. For example, you might have a compliance rule that prohibits future dated transactions. Then you decide to modify this rule to allow for certain expenses that have future dates, but not other types of expenses. You might want to change the rule to say that this expense exception is only permitted in your North American offices or for individuals with certain titles. The rule options are limitless and flexible so they can be changed as your organization’s business rules change. Regardless of how your business policies evolve, the business rules engine evolves with you.

Leveraging our robust business rules engine enables your organization to streamline your expense reporting process by automating the manual verification and approval steps in the expense process. This innovative technology empowers your AP Team to focus on more strategic initiatives instead of manual and repetitive tasks.

In the past there was the program and the data; now there is the application, the business rules and the data. The separation of business rules allows your business analyst to make changes to the application logic without having to turn to the developers for help. It enables solutions to change dynamically, without the delays and frustrations of waiting for software release cycles. This is the heart of modern AP automation.

We often hear from companies, “Our approval process is very complex – there’s no way you can automate it.”

We love to hear that challenge because it means one thing: the ROI and time savings will be dramatic.

Features in Emburse Chrome River Business Rules Engine


Features and benefits

Powerful capabilities

Powerful capabilities

Flexible changes

Flexible changes

Updates at any time

Updates at any time


So easy to use, enterprises love it

Our choice of Emburse Enterprise was made in part due to the very user-friendly interface, easy configurability and the clear commitment to impactful customer service – all aspects in which Emburse Enterprise was the clear winner.

Sally Abella

Director of Corporate Travel

Emburse Enterprise simplifies our process a great deal and makes expensing charges a much quicker process.

Leigh Ann Kerns

Purchasing Agent

Team members enjoy Emburse Enterprise’s automated process and the reduction in time spent on creating expense reports and submitting them; and use their mobile devices for receipts and approvals, and most importantly, quick reimbursement.


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