More recent stories from Lara Edwards
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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Small Business
How to Fine-Tune Your Expense Approval Process
Signing off expenses can be a problematic chore. On the one hand, it’s essentially admin. It’s very easy to simply approve an expense claim without a second glance, which is troubling given 5% of a typical organization's annual revenue is lost to...

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Small Business
Unexpected Advice About Implementing SAP Concur
We recently hosted a webinar with three finance professionals running SAP Concur in small businesses in the U.S. The panelists shared their stories to help fellow small businesses learn from their successes and avoid their pitfalls, with some...

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