American Express (AMEX) Cards + Airbase

Automate accounting & approvals for AMEX virtual Card spending.

Upon enrollment1, customers can create an AMEX virtual Card on the Airbase platform and enjoy the visibility and control provided by spend management. Airbase’s system automatically routes your employees’ requests to create an AMEX virtual Card to the right approvers, captures transaction details, and syncs them to your GL. Integrating your eligible AMEX Card within Airbase allows you to automate and manage non-payroll spend within your company’s spend policy.

Spend management for your AMEX virtual Cards.

Airbase’s spend management functionality2 enables you to:

  • Pre-approve and adjust spending limits on AMEX virtual Cards.
  • Control spending with user-defined spend limits and expiration dates.
  • Categorize transactions at the approval stage or use the auto-categorization feature to help reduce errors.
  • Automatically sync all AMEX virtual Card transactions to your GL and help reduce manual reconciliations.
  • Use your AMEX virtual Card for bill payments.2

Use the platform to manage non-payroll spend.

As part of the integration, Airbase provides the ability to manage bill payments2 and expense reimbursements. These features are optional tools for managing non-payroll spend that you can enable in addition to the AMEX virtual Cards.

Reduce costs related to a fragmented spend management process.

As your company grows in size and complexity, you’ll need more advanced tools to manage spending but without the hassle of managing multiple spend management tools. Airbase has the depth and breadth of functionality to grow with you.

With different packages2 to choose from, the Airbase and AMEX integration provides a comprehensive tool to manage your business spend all on one platform.

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Visibility into spending.

Set approval workflows to reflect your company’s expense policies. Make them as robust as necessary using Airbase’s advanced approvals that include choices like approval groups, and parallel and sequential approvals.3

Since all budget owners can view their spending in real time, any day of the month, your accounting team won’t have to spend time running special reports.

Control over spending.

With Airbase, your AMEX virtual Card purchases are approved in advance to provide better control over budgets. Use the adjustable spending limits and expiration dates to avoid unwanted recurring charges.4

Airbase will even remind employees of missing receipts so that your accounting team doesn’t have to. Automated control makes spending with AMEX virtual Cards easier for everyone.

Airbase integrates AMEX virtual Card data into the following accounting systems.

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1 Card enrollment required for eligible American Express Business and Corporate Cards. Separate enrollment with each of Airbase and American Express integration is required to utilize combined product offering.
2 There is no fee to generate virtual Cards. To make a Card payment to a supplier through the service, the supplier must be an American Express accepting merchant and agree to accept American Express virtual Card payments. Additional upgrades, features, and payment methods may require separate activation and fees may apply. Airbase is solely responsible for determining additional fees. Please contact your Airbase representative to learn more.
3 Advanced approvals are offered as part of an upgraded package for an additional fee. Contact your Airbase representative to learn more. Final transaction approval is dependent on American Express approval.
4 Airbase does not cancel virtual Card purchases for recurring subscription charges. Please contact the subscription provider to cancel services.