The U.S. Air Force’s 55th Comptroller Squadron Financial Management Flight has begun testing its new EPHESOFT scanning software designed to manage the service branch's travel-related payment documentation, the Air Force said Tuesday.
The platform sends documentation to the Air Force Financial Services Center in South Dakota which handles payment procedures for temporary and permanent change-of-station travel outside the scope of the Defense Travel System. The new web-based system intends to be compatible with other platforms without requiring encryption or reliance on a virtual private network. Additionally, it enables travel vouchers to be transmitted to the AFFSC within minutes.
Master Sgt. Crystal Doepker, flight chief for the 55th Comptroller Squadron Financial Operations, said it takes about two hours to deliver the travel vouchers through the system prior to the upgrade.
“With the efficiencies that this system brings, it will reduce any work stoppage or delays in getting travel vouchers to the AFFSC,” he added.