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Invoicing & Spend Management
Is Your AP Process Holding Your Business Back?
Chances are, your business is planning for growth. You aren’t alone. Research shows 96% of businesses are planning to grow and expect to hit their peak in the next two years. As part of your preparations, you’re probably looking at your systems...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Key Factors in Achieving a Compliant, Efficient Month-End
Does your month-end start long before the last working day of the month and typically spill into the start of the next? Is it a stressful, inefficient exercise that doesn’t really deliver as much value as you’d like? If you use a paper-based...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Be Ready for Brexit, Whatever the Outcome
The news is full of big companies discussing preparing for Brexit. But what about the 99% of businesses in the UK that are small and medium-sized? What preparations should they be making? If you trade with any EU countries or travel to the EU on...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
Do You Have All Your Business Risks Covered?
For finance managers, it’s very easy to focus on the risks that fall into your remit: failing to comply with legislation, breaching travel and expense policy, falling victim to fraud, and the like. But businesses face other risks too. And as a...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
You Need a Risk Management Plan. Here's How to Create One
In the last two blogs we’ve been looking at compliance and risk issues in growing businesses and how to manage it. In this last blog I’ll show you a three-step process for creating a risk management plan in your business. Travel Risk...

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Invoicing & Spend Management
How to Manage Employee Spend Risk and Compliance in Your Business
Managing risk and ensuring compliance is a vital part of every finance manager’s role. Yet in the average small to medium-sized business, it’s often one of those areas that gets squeezed because of a lack of time and money. In this compliance...

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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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