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Handling Direct Booking: Integrating T&E

As we said in last week’s post, we believe direct booking is a problem that’s only going to grow—and to address it, the next generation of integrated travel and expense needs to do more.   It is not a simple fix. It’s not enough to simply connect an online booking tool to an expense solution. The future requires a fully integrated travel and expense (T&E)…   Continue Reading »

The evolution of IT in the era of cloud computing

We sat down with Concur Chief Technology Officer Mark Nelson to talk about the impact of cloud computing on the role of CIOs and IT departments. In his role, Mark is responsible for running all IT for Concur, including the company’s cloud services offerings for customers and internal IT operations for the company. Prior to joining Concur, Mark was responsible for Oracle’s cloud infrastructure, including…   Continue Reading »

Thinking of moving to the cloud? Tips for starting securely

If you haven’t moved to the cloud yet, chances are you’re considering it—according to Gartner research, moving to the cloud is a top priority for 32 percent of CIOs around the world[1]. Of course it is: we’re all under pressure to save costs and use resources more strategically, and what’s more strategic than having a system that never needs costly hardware updates? Or one that…   Continue Reading »

Federal employees speak out on duty of care – where does your agency stand?

One major pillar of any comprehensive travel policy includes a duty of care or risk management program. Travel policies must address and discuss companies’ ethical and legal responsibilities to provide safety and security to all of their employees—whether they are on the road or not. In addition to 19.79% of flights being delayed in 2015 , there are other considerations that must be made to…   Continue Reading »

Steve Singh On Mad Money with Jim Cramer 10/21– 6:00 PM ET

Steve Singh appeared on CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer on Wednesday, October 21 at 3:00 pm PDT/6:00 pm EDT. What: Steve Singh Interview – CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer When: Wednesday, October 21 – 3:00 PM PDT/6:00 pm EDT Where: CNBC Did you miss it? Watch Steve’s appearance here on Vimeo.

Canada’s national election: what business is watching

Experts say Canada’s national election on October 19th will be a watershed, whoever wins. Three parties and their leaders are competing, each with a different vision. All will have an effect on how Canadians do business.   Like no other In a commentary last June, The National Post’s Andrew Coyne called this “an election unlike any we’ve seen before” based on the length of the campaign,…   Continue Reading »

Moving accounts payable from a cost center to a value-add

If you’re in Accounts Payable (AP) and you’re still relying on manual input, you know the struggle is real: manual processes reduce the business’s visibility into spend, as well as increasing the potential for error and driving up labor costs.   And you have undoubtedly heard the promises about the cloud: its cost-reducing magic, its seamless automation of repetitive work. You can’t read anything on…   Continue Reading »

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