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Travel & Expense Trends
Sink or swim in 2017: Embracing the mobile mind shift keeps you afloat, part 1
During a recent webinar, guest speaker, Forrester Research VP and Principal Analyst Paul Hamerman revealed that savvy business leaders are leveraging the digital disruption to turn conventional business processes from batch to real-time,...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Sink or swim in ‘17: Embracing the mobile mind shift keeps you afloat, part 2
What’s the biggest opportunity for finance leaders in 2017? During a recent webinar, Forrester Research VP and Principal Analyst Paul Hamerman said, There is an opportunity to use technology to lessen the burden of managing expenses, risk and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The cost of doing nothing: Ignoring fraudsters? Part 1
Fraud is an enterprise risk. It falls in the same realm as economic, supply chain, disaster, duty of care and regulatory risks, according to the Association for Fraud Examiners (ACFE). An awareness of this risk can get the attention of the CFO and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The cost of doing nothing: Tax troubles for guestimators (Part 2)
According to Ed Sturm, Tax Managing Director at Deloitte Tax LLP, companies are generally doing a decent job in keeping up with book accounting for travel, meal and entertainment expenses. "At the same time, when referring to the correct tax...

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Travel & Expense Trends
What Every CFO Should Know About Employee Spend
Spending is ramping up and it’s inevitable that business travel will increase. In fact, during an intense period of change, many companies had their expense category ‘Other’ grow by 58% from 2019 to 2020 (source: SAP Customer Data). Do you know...

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Travel & Expense Trends
What Every Travel Director Should Know About Travel and Employee Spend
Many external forces are once again shaking up the travel director’s role at enterprise-sized organizations. The shared economy, supplier direct bookings and increased responsibilities in traveler satisfaction, as well as a heightened...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The cost of doing nothing: Mitigating FCPA risks (Part 3)
According to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) expert Mike Koehler, who runs the award-winning FCPA Professor website, “2016 witnessed the largest number of corporate enforcement actions and the largest aggregate corporate settlement amounts in...

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Travel & Expense Trends
A Quick Win for CIOs in Financial Transformation
In enterprise-size companies, CIOs and their teams align their IT strategies with their business strategies. At times, lending a hand to the business to help prioritize initiatives is essential. In the past, decisions around digital transformation...

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Travel & Expense Trends
What every CPO should know about employee spend
The pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of finance: So, what does this mean for the reality of employee spend? If the patterns of employee spending are changing, then your strategy and spend management processes that uphold...

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Travel & Expense Trends
From spreadsheets to the cloud: A global leader’s digital transformation of T&E
Helping builders build better. Bentley is a technology company that serves engineering, architecture and construction firms around the globe—offering solutions and software that help accelerate project delivery and improve asset performance. And...

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Travel & Expense Trends
New FCPA enforcement actions: Are you mitigating this risk?
During a July 12, 2017 webinar regarding how companies can better minimize Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) risks, we shared how savvy practitioners are helping their companies along this journey by properly configuring their travel and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Why HR Professionals Should Put Employee Spend on Their Radar
The great resignation, big quit or whatever term you use is impacting HR leaders to not only ask finance for more resources to recruit and keep talent, but also engage finance to ensure employees are happy with their current expense and travel...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Research Reveals Nearly Two-Thirds of U.S. Companies Fail to Reclaim VAT from...
Navigating the minefield of international value-added tax (VAT) can be tricky for U.S.-based companies. Many companies feel they have it covered, yet each year billions of dollars of VAT go unclaimed. In fact, nearly two-thirds (69%) of U.S....

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Travel & Expense Trends
Why Fraud Examiners Think AI and ML Should Be Used in Company Travel &...
Teams are more strategic with AI and ML The sheer volume of travel and expense (T&E) spending means keeping up with expenses can be overwhelming, and create an opening for fraud in your organization. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Thought Leaders in T&E Recommend Great Reads for 2020
Need a shortlist of the best spend management reads to inspire you in 2020? We’ve got you covered! From books that helped transform some of the top thought leaders lives in travel and expense (T&E) management to reads that make you sharper in...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
Bring Some “Grit” Into Your Spend Management Program
Jason Grunin, Assistant VP of Business and Energy for the University of Tulsa, understands the challenges that commonly hinder spend management programs. It wasn’t too long ago his organization was feeling the many pains and frustrations itself,...

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Industries
Corporate Hospitality Remains a Focus for FCPA Enforcement Actions
If you oversee or manage corporate hospitality expenses in your organization, then recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions may have served as a useful reminder that corporate hospitality remains to be a focus even during...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
Preventing and Detecting Fraud Risks in Times of Economic Uncertainty
Even during this challenging time, fraud unfortunately does not stop. According to the President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Bruce Dorris, “The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic instability will not only...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
Compliance During this Time of Uncertainty: Part One
During this time of global upheaval and disruption in our lives, for businesses and communities, one thing is certain: Controlling spend has never mattered more. Especially for businesses who are seeking ways to hoard cash and are anticipating new...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
Driving FCPA Compliance Globally
An overwhelming majority of companies (83%) reported that they could be doing more to mitigate against bribery risks by reconfiguring their expense processes, procedures, or tools. How mature is your company’s approach? This will be explored on...

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Products in Action
Return to Work, Return to Travel: CDC Shares Insight
How can those in finance, travel, auditing, compliance, HR, and shared services contribute to their organization’s plan to help employees return to work or travel? Return to Work, Return to Travel with the CDCon-demandWatch Now No doubt, COVID-19...

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Products in Action
Returning to Work and Travel: The CDC and SAP Concur Customers Share Their...
Since the world went virtual overnight, making remote work the new norm and testing our conference-call capabilities, government travel restrictions have been fluctuating. All of these struggles have forced companies to stay agile, discussing...

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Business Travel
Returning to Work and Travel: The CDC and SAP Concur Customers Share their...
Part 2: Returning to Work As the quarantine guidelines have extended in many places, the traditional office and workspace as we know it has changed, and likely will be impacted. The best way to prepare your business to return to work is to...

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Business Travel
Returning to Work and Travel: The CDC and SAP Concur Customers Share their...
Part 3: Returning to Travel In part two we discussed planning for a return to the workplace. And, just like adjusting work habits, adjusting the approach taken to travel is critical. The Centers for Disease Control during a July 16 webinar...

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Products in Action
Aberdeen Insights: The T&E Road to Recovery and Growth, Part 1
During a recent Aberdeen webinar, Vice President and Group Director Bryan Ball, revealed the roadmap for success when it comes to companies navigating how to manage their travel and expenses (T&E) during these uncertain times. According to...

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Travel & Expense Trends
T&E Management: The Road to Recovery, Part 2
During a recent Aberdeen webinar, analyst Bryan Ball shared that, “Mobile is back!” and “Return to travel will be robust!” Mobility will be key on the road to recovery as many employees continue to work from home. According to Ball, travel will be...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Risks: How Travel and Expense Play a...
“Even though COVID-19 continued to disrupt the global economy this summer, there was no disruption to the Department of Justice’s evolving compliance expectations of business organizations,” said Professor Mike Koehler, a leading FCPA expert and...

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Products in Action
Thought Leaders in T&E Recommend Top Reads to Set You on a Prosperous Journey...
Sometimes a good book or podcast is just what you need to unwind or get inspired! One of the best ways to reset our minds is to gain perspectives from others; so our team set out and asked some of our top T&E thought leaders what recommended...

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