More recent stories from Lara Edwards
Invoicing & Spend Management
Do You Have a Supplier Invoice Policy in Place?
A supplier invoice policy is one of those documents that every business should have. An effective policy will greatly reduce the amount of time related to the tasks of approving and processing vendor invoices, addressing exceptions, or storing,...

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Industries
How to Improve Cashflow: Top Tips for Finance
When your business uses manual, paper-based finance processes, all the information you need is there, but finding it in a timely manner is hard. That means it’s hard to keep track of cashflow – and even harder to improve it. Finance automation...

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Industries
How to Plug Skills Shortages in Your Finance Department
UK finance departments are facing a problem. Many don't have enough of the right staff in place. Six in ten chief financial officers (CFOs) at UK companies said that they expected to have skills shortages, according to research published in August...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
Empower Your Finance Team with Continuous Accounting
Little and often: It’s an approach that’s recommended for self-improvement activities such as exercise and learning. It’s also recommended for keeping on top of chores such as gardening and housework. You can apply this approach at work, too. In...

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Small Business
Invest in Your Finance Team to Drive Growth
The input of the finance team is a critical part of business growth. In a recent survey of 500 finance leaders commissioned by SAP Concur, 91% of respondents said the finance team plays a vital role in helping achieve the business’ growth...

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Small Business
Ensure Your New Spend Management Solution is Welcomed with Excitement
What’s the usual reaction in your business to the announcement about a new system being rolled out? Excitement about the difference it will make to your efficiency and productivity? Or a sigh as everyone thinks, “oh great, another system to...

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Small Business
Need a Travel and Expense Policy? Create One in Three Minutes
We hear from many small businesses that they need greater visibility into and control over what their staff is expensing, but don’t know where to start. The answer is simple -- a travel and expense (T&E) policy. This policy governs what can...

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Small Business
What Are Your Barriers to Business Growth?
With the big change in the form of Brexit on the horizon, we asked market research specialist Vanson Bourne to survey 500 UK finance leaders to explore growth strategies in a changing economic landscape. Let's take a look at some of the findings...

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Small Business
Are Your Systems Ready to Scale as You Grow?
Think for a moment about the systems you have in place and the processes you use on your team. How many of them were strategically implemented with an eye on the short, medium and long term? And how many of them were invented as a quick fix at the...

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