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Let go of your spreadsheets!

Small businesses often start tracking their expenses using spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel, and it’s easy to see why: it’s not a difficult tool to learn, and it’s a heck of a lot easier than digging out your calculator. And if you’re a...

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Five reasons why your business technology should be easy to use

While it may go without saying that technology should make your life and the lives of your employees better, there are many small ways that tough-to-use tech can creep into your org and cost you more than you think. 1. Productivity. The easier...

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Modern Finance: Making employees happy by keeping current with technology

As part of our Modern Finance series, we asked ALPS Chief Financial Officer Sara Smith to talk about her approach to expense management. Sara enjoys challenges both in and out of the office.  ALPS, a small business of 66 employees based in...

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How to boost productivity, revenue, and employee loyalty via automation

Like the personal jet pack, the fully automated, paperless office continues to be one of those hoped-for developments that haven’t quite arrived yet. Millennials in particular report having little patience with tasks that could be eliminated,...

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Seven ways to increase small business efficiency

Inefficiency, like rust, never sleeps, and can suddenly creep into any corner of your business. Vigilance against inefficiency is even more critical for SMBs because the margins for error can be thin, and small but steady drains on revenue can...

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How mature is your travel & expense management?

Like all growing up processes, your Travel and Expense Management (TEM) process goes through stages of development. If you’re feeling the equivalent of teenage angst in your organization, not to worry, there is light at the end of this tunnel. In...

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