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Deep Dive: Auto-categorize card expenses with default categories
Once configured according to your GL, the default category will detect the type of merchant for an expense based on its Merchant Category Code (MCC) and associates that expense with the proper GL account.
This time-saver keeps employees from having to manually code expenses and provides admins with the peace of mind that the expenses coming in for approval are more reliably associated with the correct GL account.
Best of all, this works for personal and company cards alike!
Setting up Default Categories
First, go to Settings and select the group policy that you want to configure.
Go to the Categories tab and scroll down to Default Categories.
Under the Category column, select the account that most closely associates with the merchant group for all groups that apply to expenses that you and your coworkers submit. If you are unsure, just leave the group Uncategorized and the expense will not come in pre-categorized.
Wasn't that fun? You're now on your way to expense automation freedom!