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Invoicing & Spend Management
Guidance for Growth: The Finance Leader’s Role in Business Expansion
It’s a fact: When small and midsize businesses (SMBs) grow, time and money get stretched to the limit. Companies not only hire more people, invest in new equipment and work space, and buy more materials to produce products, but their employees...

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Small Business
Get Smart About Managing Company Spend and Watch Your Business Grow
Why Have a Cost-Conscious Business Growth Strategy?Eighty-five percent of SMBs agree their businesses could focus more on efficiency and cost control. Prioritizing cash flow and spending in expansion decision-making may lead to better outcomes:...

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Products in Action
Simplify Expense Reporting Through Intelligence, Automation, and Integration
The cloud is bringing the power of intelligence and automation to small and midsize companies through easy-to-deploy and consume software that saves time, cuts costs, and supports easier business expansion. Take travel and expense (T&E)...

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Small Business
How Business Leaders Drive Growth Through Intelligent Spend Management
When small and midsize companies are not expanding internationally, growth for many firms comes through organic revenue increases, adding new locations and headcount, and mergers and acquisitions. These complex endeavors require close internal...

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Small Business
Spending Your Way to Intelligent Business Growth
No business – large or small – can afford to rest on its laurels today. Continued expansion is critical. But as noted in a new paper by CFO, successful growth requires more than a scattershot approach. Winners in the race to grow must be strategic...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
Automate Invoice Processing and Watch Your Bottom Line and Business Grow
Cloud technologies are bringing world-class software solutions to small and midsize companies around the world – and they are paving the way for greater efficiency, visibility, and scalability. Take AP automation, for example. According to AMI...

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Small Business
SMB Leaders: Do You Really Know How Much Manually Managing Company Spend...
Managing company spend is a hot topic today – especially among small and midsize businesses (SMBs) – because cash flow is key to driving profitable growth. But are you optimizing how you manage it? The Value of Automated Travel, Expense, and...

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Small Business
How Automated Expense Management Frees Finance to Focus on What Matters Most
Manual and spreadsheet-driven processes are costly and inefficient at any scale, not just for big businesses. In fact, given the resource constraints of small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs), it’s likely that the inherent inefficiencies of manual...

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Small Business
Tackling Expense Chaos with Automated Solutions Built for Small-to-Midsize...
As your small-to-midsize business (SMB) grows, you’ll have more employees spending more on everything from travel, supplies, and marketing services to computers and department-focused cloud software. This means more spending decisions will be in...

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Small Business
What Would You Do with an Extra $39,000 Per Year? Discover What You Can Save...
Is your organization among the 26% of small to midsize businesses (SMBs) using spreadsheets to manage their expenses? Or the 49% of SMB businesses still using handwritten records to track, manage, and analyze spend? While you may be comfortable...

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Small Business
What’s Holding Your Business Back from Automating Travel, Expense, and...
Manual and spreadsheet-driven processes are costly and inefficient at any scale, not just for big businesses. In fact, given the resource constraints of small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs), it’s likely that the inherent inefficiencies of manual...

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Travel & Expense Trends
How Much Can a Small-to-Midsize Businesses Really Benefit from Invoice...
How many suppliers does your accounts payable (AP) department pay? Have you checked recently how many checks your AP department has written in the past year? Have you ever totaled up how much time and effort goes into this lower-value process each...

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Small Business
How to Find the Right Solution to Automate Accounts Payable for Your...
How many suppliers does your accounts payable (AP) department pay? Have you checked recently how many checks your AP department has written in the past year? Have you ever totaled up how much time and effort goes into this lower-value process each...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
Still Focused on Customer Experience? Today, Employee Experience Is Key
Business’ priorities have shifted – your competitors are no longer focused solely on the customer experience. Instead, they’re creating exceptional employee experiences that keep the workforce engaged, productive, and profitable. And you can use...

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Small Business
Mundane Matters: How Onerous, Everyday Tasks Hurt Employee Productivity and...
Are your finance processes creating stress and frustration for your employees – and wasting their time when it should be directed toward serving customers and growing your business? Think about the processes just about every employee needs to...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Now Is the Time to Digitalize Your Spend Management
When we think about the havoc COVID-19 has wreaked on the business world, digital transformation may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But, whether business is booming or times are tough, the new work-from-home paradigm has put a...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Stay Resilient and Thrive with an Experienced Spend Management Partner
2020 has been an exceptionally volatile year for business. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken global economies in ways we have not seen for nearly a century. Some businesses have prospered while others struggle. Whatever your situation, keeping a...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Build a Stronger, More Resilient Business Through Digital Finance Transformation
Businesses around the globe have been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. From shutdowns to supply shortages to drastic spikes in demand, uncertainty is the only certainty. All of this turmoil has put finance teams at the helm – whether steering...

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Small Business
Best-in-Class Businesses Stay Productive and Profitable with Digital Spend...
The road to success is never easy, but 2020 has put businesses around the world to the test like never before. COVID-19 and its economic impacts weigh heavy as we look ahead to 2021. So, when it comes to sound financial decision-making, companies...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
Best-In-Class Companies Stay on Top with Digital Spend Management
This past year has taught us that businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees must be prepared for anything. Whether you are surviving or thriving, having tight control over budgets and cash flow is critical to managing change. Many companies are...

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Products in Action
Make Better Financial Decisions with Help from Digital Spend Management
2020 was a difficult year. But companies with 1,000 employees or fewer have been hit especially hard. To see how this segment is faring and how digital spend management can ease the road ahead, SAP commissioned Aberdeen Research to conduct a...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
How Are Finance and IT Leaders Navigating the Path to Post-Pandemic Success?
It is with cautious optimism that we look forward to living and working in a post-pandemic world. If we’ve learned anything in the past 15 months, it’s that staying flexible and resilient in the face of change requires clear spend visibility and...

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Small Business
Find Out If You Have the Spend Control to Stay Agile and Meet the Future Head-On
Business agility depends on staying on top of spend. As recent history has shown, change is both constant and can happen in an instant. Keeping a close eye on costs and improving your cash flow is critical to your company’s ability to both weather...

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Innovation
How Can IT Help Lead the Way to Greater Business Agility and Financial Control?
Running a successful business has always been about keeping pace with change – and these days change is faster and more drastic than ever. The past two years have radically transformed the way we work. Now, as we move out of the “pandemic era,”...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
How Strong Is Your Spend Control? Assess Your Business Agility to Find Out
In the new world of hybrid work, being apart means being more connected than ever. As business leaders, we must stay agile in order to adapt to ever-changing market landscapes and support our people while maintaining business control....

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Travel & Expense Trends
Get Your Hybrid Workplace Working for Your Business and Your People
Welcome to the new world of work. While many organizations may still be unsure about the hybrid work model, employees overwhelmingly prefer having the flexibility to work from anywhere. But getting there takes careful planning and some initial...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
Give Your People the Workplace Experience They Deserve
Some are calling it the Great Resignation, others the Great Reprioritization. Whatever you call it, workers are looking for jobs that give them greater flexibility – and they are leaving in droves if employers can’t accommodate. It all began when...

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