As small businesses grow, they need a tech stack that will scale with them. Gipper, a graphic design platform made for sports administrators in K–12 schools and collegiate athletic departments, needed an alternative for its disjointed travel and expense (T&E) system.
A significant number of Gipper’s 60 employees in the United States and India travel to attend scholastic conferences and to promote the company. But Gipper had several challenges that resulted from its stitched-together T&E solution, including:
Initially, the company tried TravelPerk because of its partnership with Expensify.
“We booked one conference with TravelPerk and it was awful — just a terrible experience,” said Brooklyn Picard, Gipper's partnership activations coordinator. “They ended up charging our employee’s card for everything instead of the card we had on file with them. And it was a hassle to get it reimbursed.”
Gipper then switched to Navan, the only company that delivers a vertically integrated T&E platform. Navan’s all-in-one solution helps streamline and automate T&E from swipe to reconciliation.
For Gipper, the time and cost savings were huge:
"I’m now the star of the company because of Navan. It’s just made everyone’s lives so much easier," said Picard.