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Chrome River: Simplifying your Data

Chrome River was founded in 2007 to provide mid-size to global organizations with a powerful, easy-to-use, and elegant expense report and invoice automation software that can be accessed over the internet – anywhere, anytime. The company wanted to provide a solution that was straightforward to use, ensuring high user adoption. This approach has been validated by its consistent high growth and outstanding customer loyalty.

“Our goal was to provide a solution that easily automates and enforces any organization’s business rules, so the software works to fit your organization’s needs – not the other way around,” says the CEO of Chrome River, Alan Rich. “We have a deep understanding of an organization’s financial operations, processes and goals, and how expense control and efficient processing can streamline business operations.” Chrome River is headquartered on the Miracle Mile in the Mid-Wilshire district – the heart of Los Angeles.

“We don’t just talk the talk, but we walk the walk,” Rich adds. As a leading cloud technology provider, Chrome River knows it’s important to give the teams the best tools for the job. Aside from the world’s best expense management system, it also uses the latest in cloud productivity, communications, and collaboration solutions to make life as straightforward as possible.

The ABCD of Chrome River

It’s critical to work someplace that shares your values. Here are the key things that Chrome River believes in as an organization:

A – Approach is to be Accountable and treat others with respect
B – Business is to Build innovative software
C – Customer Commitments come first
D – Direction is to grow recurring revenue and Do it right

Team Play

Successfully scaling a business is impossible without hiring the best people across every department. In order to maintain its position as the innovation leader in the field, the company is bringing on more product development experts and engineers.

As one of the fastest-growing companies in the country and a key player in the Los Angeles tech scene, Chrome River is always looking to expand its team, both in the U.S. and overseas. “Our team is growing rapidly, so we’re constantly looking for people who can help us continue our journey to become the world’s most loved expense and invoice management solution,” says Rich.

Chrome River develops clever solutions for complex problems. Hence, the employees are similarly smart. Be it an employee in product development, customer support, sales or any other role, everyone tackle challenges head-on without the need for hand-holding. As a leading innovator in the expense and invoice technology industry, the employees work both individually and collaboratively on broader projects to help maintain its leadership position.

The perks of working at Chrome River include company-paid, employee medical coverage, basic life and AD&D insurance, dental and vision coverage options, and more. It also provides paid time-off, flexible spending accounts, and generous employee referral bonuses. Additionally, there’s also a fully-stocked kitchen with complimentary drinks and snacks.

The employees are encouraged in their broad range of interests, says the CEO. “Our diverse team includes people with a broad range of interests and backgrounds: they build 3D printers; they’re nationally-ranked pinball players; they’re competitive marathon runners and tri-athletes; they’re professionally-trained musicians and we encourage everyone to share their real-world experiences with the rest of the team.”

Banishing the Sunday Night Blues

“If you have a job where you get that sinking feeling on Sunday night, it’s time for a change,” believes Chrome River. It recently expanded and rebuilt offices to create an environment that’s attractive, fun, open, and designed to give the best possible environment for its ever-expanding team. The open plan offices not only encourage the teams to foster a more collaborative spirit but also help it build stronger personal relationships with each other. Not to forget the ergonomic chairs and standing-capable desks, a kitchen loaded with free snacks and drinks, and even swings and a section of an aircraft fuselage in one of the meeting rooms.

“We know that it’s not all work, work, work, so whether it’s a fully-stacked (and free) snack vending machine, ping pong tournaments, mid-afternoon fresh-baked cookies, or our legendary Waffle Wednesdays, we want our team to enjoy coming to the office every day,” notes Rich. It’s common to see teams get together socially for an after work drink or a workout challenge at the gym, and they also participate in local indoor soccer and basketball leagues.

Meet the Brains behind Chrome River

Alan Rich is the Co-founder and CEO of Chrome River. He guides software design with an acute focus on business function. He has worked with numerous organizations to implement innovative technology and provide expertise in financial management systems. He co-founded Elite Information Group which provided financial and practice management applications for the professional services industries including the global market leading Elite Enterprise.

“Our solutions and services are designed from the ground up to uniquely offer the flexibility to fit our customers’ requirements.”

Chrome River meets the challenge of today’s workforce with our modern expense report software and invoice management solutions. 

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