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Travel & Expense Trends
What are Supplier-Direct Bookings, and Do They Impact Your Travel Program?
Employees today have the world in the palm of their hands. In some ways, this makes the travel manager’s job easier, but it can also make it more complicated. For example, mobile devices give employees greater access to suppliers, making it easier...

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Products in Action
Customer Success Story: How NEC Reduces Time Spent on T&E Management by 40%
As one of Japan’s largest IT and network solution and service providers and the fourth-largest PC manufacturer in the world, NEC Corporation knows first-hand the importance of simple internal processes coupled with efficient, effective business...

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Business Travel
Up in the Air, Whose Duty is Duty of Care?
There are more than one million people in the air right now. More than 400,000 of them are traveling for business. And odds are, you have no reliable way of knowing how many of them are yours.

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Invoicing & Spend Management
Are You Breaking the Golden Rule of Travel and Expense Management?
If one thing is certain in travel management, it's that you can’t manage what you can’t see. For many companies, travel is a significant category of spend – and yet one that most finance leaders struggle to monitor and control. According to a...

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Travel & Expense Trends
How Healthy Is Your Travel Program?
Corporate travel is so much more than getting your people from point A to point B. It enables the personal connections with customers and between teams that help shape and grow your business. Being on the road can be taxing for employees, so...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Taming the Wild West of Corporate Travel: A Win-Win for Travel Expense and...
It’s easy to view corporate travel as just a cost of doing business. But it plays a vital function for every business. Depending on your industry, it’s what keeps your company moving; the sales pipeline flowing; your experts informed and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Make Intelligent Technology the Future of Your Travel and Expense Management
Personal connections are critical – especially in the digital age. Whether you’re brainstorming the next big move or meeting face-to-face with customers, business travel is high on the agenda. This means T&E management is top of mind for...

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Business Travel
Travel Management: What’s Keeping Finance Leaders Up at Night?
Taking care of employees can be a challenge on a good day. But when they’re on the road, running into everything from the annoyance of cancelled flights to the violence of political unrest, connecting with and protecting them is crucial. Any...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Why It’s Time to Build T&E Management into Your Company’s Financial and...
In its 2020 report The Mobile Economy, the GSMA states that in 2020, 5G will shift from hype to reality, but primarily for businesses – not consumers. In fact, the GMSA expects 5G will be the “first generation in the history of mobile to have a...

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Business Travel
Take A Peek at Where Travel Is Headed
Everybody’s talking about the "new normal" and while nobody really knows what that’s going to look like, we’re guessing it isn’t going to feel all that normal. Especially when it concerns going into the office, booking a trip, getting on a plane,...

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Business Travel
What Happens Next With Travel? And What Happens After That?
They always said that change is constant and, no matter who “they” are, they sure weren’t kidding. It’s almost too constant these days; companies are adjusting (or trying to adjust) to changing requirements and regulations, then changing again...

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Business Travel
Where Does Travel Go from Here?
Talking about travel in 2020 is like talking about, well, anything else in 2020 – none of it makes much sense anymore. But what we can discuss with absolute certainty are the ways to improve travel management that make it easier to hit the road...

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Products in Action
Simplicity, Safety, Spending. The Three Reasons to Look at A Travel and...
Not everything is as easy as 1, 2, 3. But if you’re considering taking a look at travel and expense management systems, these three are the real benefits that really matter. And when you wipe away all the marketing and promises, the business...

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Products in Action
What Does IDC Say about T&E Management Software? Just Take A Look at What...
Your travel program isn’t what it was a year ago. Nobody’s is, and that’s okay. What’s not okay is leaving it as it is and hoping things will be fine when we take to the roads, rails, and skies again. Sure, you’ve got other fish to fry right now –...

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Products in Action
Are Your Employees Ready to Get Back On the Road? Are You Ready to Ask Them?
It’s happening, albeit slowly. The world is moving from virtual back to actual, and as you prep for it, you need every ounce of help you can get. Arguably, the most important requirement in this case is the honest opinions and apprehensions of...

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Travel & Expense Trends
How Much Do You Worry About Business Travel?
If you run a business with fewer than 1,000 employees, you’ve got bigger things to keep you up at night than travel management. But when it comes to traveler safety – especially in a year like 2020 – you have every right to be concerned. And...

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Travel & Expense Trends
You’re Closer to Travel Management Than You Think.
Small to midsize organizations like yours travel the world, just like larger organizations. But because you don’t have seemingly endless travel budgets, many companies your size believe they can’t – at least at first glance – afford the programs...

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Travel & Expense Trends
If You’re Ready to See Your Company’s Hidden Spend, You’re Ready for Managed...
Are you sitting down?Companies like yours – small to midsize businesses trying to squeeze every ounce of savings out of their budgets – waste millions of dollars each year on travel and expenses they can’t find a way to control.They waste money on...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Blending the Rules: Making T&E Policies Work for Businesses and Travelers
Business travel puts your butt in the seat, so to speak. It enables your company to sit across the table from key clients; it helps you build relationships and foster partnerships with prospective customers; it is, in fact, the simplest, surest...

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Travel & Expense Trends
How Businesses are Preparing for the Return to Travel
Is corporate travel going to be a thing again? Of course it is. Are your business travelers fired up about getting back on the road? Sure they are. In fact, according to a recent Wakefield Research report, 32% said they are excited about the...

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Products in Action
Examining Sustainable Travel During Your Travel Downtime
There has to be a better way to get there How often do 98% of organizations agree on something, especially when that something involves spending more money? Rarely. Yet according to a recent EMEA-focused study, that’s precisely the percentage of...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Duty of Care Isn’t Only About Traveler Safety Anymore
It turns out that keeping people safe, happy, and productive actually makes them safe, happy, and productive. Maybe that isn’t a huge surprise, but after 2020 turned all our spare bedrooms into offices, we’re ready to get back out there safely, to...

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Business Travel
How Far Will You Take Travel in a Post-Pandemic World?
You kept your business on its feet while keeping employees safe, happy, healthy, and productive. You figured out working from home and how to turn your company on a dime when COVID-19 restrictions threatened to turn it on its head. You reeled in...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Sustainable Travel Isn’t Going Away
When you graduated from high school, you were determined to change the world. Well, the world is finally giving you a chance. You see, saving the planet isn’t simply a slogan anymore. It’s about actually saving the planet, and it isn’t something...

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Business Travel
Who’s Driving the Next Era of Corporate Travel?
You stand at the helm your travel program – your newly modified, completely adaptable travel program that you rebuilt during the last 16 months of “downtime” – but even though the C-suite now looks at you to singlehandedly restart corporate travel...

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Business Travel
You Don’t Have to Fly Solo
Partnering with TMCs is a key component to rebuilding corporate travel. With changing regulations, compounding compliance concerns, increasing traveler demands, and a jittery C-Suite eager to get people back on the road, it might seem like the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Where’s Everyone Going?
The return to corporate travel after a year of change Yes, clicking a Zoom link is easier than packing an overnight back and heading to Cleveland, but after a year-and-a-half of meetings in your spare bedroom, Cleveland – or Chicago or Sydney or...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Long Road Back to Business Travel is Getting Shorter
You remember that trip out west with your parents when you were ten? How it took forever, and you weren’t quite sure where you were going, and all you had was a promise that it would be great when you got there? Yeah, that trip. That’s where we...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Duty of Care: Not Just for Emergencies Anymore
Duty of care often used to be crisis management, largely used by oil and gas companies and others operating in remote and danger-prone environments. The COVID-19 pandemic and the evolving nature of work changed that. Now, it’s not tenable to look...

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Travel & Expense Trends
It’s Time to Become a Travel Management Strategist
Safety, risk, sustainability, and control of spend are common topics at the moment. As travel managers learn about and assess those and other challenges, they may ask themselves a gut-level question: How can I prove my value when we’re traveling...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Travel Managers Are Seeing More Travel and Expanded Roles
Whether a company’s travelers are taking to the skies and roads again is – as they say about real estate –  often a matter of location, location, location. Many U.S. companies are restarting domestic travel to varying degrees, but international...

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Travel & Expense Trends
96% of Business Travelers Willing to Hit Road This Year
Business travelers, reflecting concerns about the impact on companies and careers, want to return to the skies, road, rails, and hotels to meet clients and colleagues in person. Our recent 2021 Global Business Traveler and Global Travel Manager...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Sustainability Becomes a Business Fundamental
“Sustainability is not just another dimension we optimize, like savings and amenities of hotels. It is the new normal to do and grow business in the public market of the future.” – Martin Biermann, Chief Product Officer, HRS Regulators and markets...

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Business Travel
Is Transforming Business Travel a Big Deal for Smaller Companies?
Sure, you might not have thousands of salespeople and account execs jetting off around the world every day, but it’s not like your travel budget consists of a fanny pack and two bus tokens. You’re spending plenty on airlines, trains, car rentals,...

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Business Travel
Travel is in Demand, and So Are Travelers’ Demands
We all want things to go back to normal, it’s just that none of us know what normal looks like anymore. One thing is certain, though: When it comes to business travel, normal isn’t the way we used to do things. Because while your business...

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