American corporate cards issuer Brex has integrated its instant signup and card issuance technology with Rippling’s automated employee onboarding solution.

The integration will enable the companies to automatically issue physical as well as virtual Brex credit cards to new staff and contractors.

Brex noted that the combined solution will help to coordinate corporate credit card management policies across the IT, HR, and finance departments.

Brex co-founder and co-CEO Henrique Dubugras said: “By combining the ingenuity of Rippling’s automated employee onboarding with Brex’s instant signup and card issuance technology, companies can easily scale their payments programmes, reduce manual workflows, and increase control.”

Rippling founder and CEO Parker Conrad stated: “Brex’s focus on simplifying corporate expenses with technology mirrors Rippling’s approach to HR & IT.

“With this new integration, companies that use Rippling can improve employees’ onboarding experience while reducing administrative busywork.”

Companies using combined Brex and Rippling solution will be able to exercise better control over their corporate card programme. They can also set the rules that will decide which staff will be provided a corporate card.

Also, they can add an automatic card lock or suspension feature to mitigate potential liability in case the employees or contractors offboard.

The combined tool is currently being used by online-only grocer Farmstead.

Farmstead co-founder and CEO said: “The ability to seamlessly provision corporate credit cards in a way that is integrated with our overall approach to onboarding, payroll, and information technology is a 10x process improvement for our finance and people teams and our employee base at large.”

Recently, Brex and Bank of the West introduced a new co-branded card for emerging firms and small multinationals in the US.

Last month, Brex expanded its alliance with Mastercard to leverage new technology and special benefits for its corporate card portfolio in the US.