For CFOs

Taking Corporate Cards into the Virtual Age

by Ted Stavropoulos

Taking Corporate Cards into the Virtual Age

The end of the traditional corporate card era is looming. The way that organisations source, pay for, and reimburse business travel has changed more in the past five years than the previous several decades combined.

Do You Know the True Cost of Sales?

by Julie Roy

Do You Know the True Cost of Sales?

Companies know how much their employees spend on hotels, flights and meals. While this information may help the travel manager, it doesn't help finance or sales leaders to measure how T&E spend impacts revenue generation.

7 Reasons Why the Finance Team Should Push for Expense Management Software

by Tim Wheatcroft

7 Reasons Why the Finance Team Should Push for Expense Management Software

While there's no denying that automating end-user processes and enabling hassle-free mobile submission of expense claims provides major ease-of-use and time-saving benefits for business travelers, the ROI that these benefits deliver is often dwarfed by the impact that expense automation has on the finance function.

Why the Manual Invoice Processing Model Is Broken (And How to Fix It)

by Tim Wheatcroft

Why the Manual Invoice Processing Model Is Broken (And How to Fix It)

Every organisation’s finance team knows that controlling supplier costs is critical. However, one area that many organisations have yet to address is the actual cost of the invoice management and processing function.

Capturing and Optimising Your True Corporate Travel Programme Spend Using Total Cost of Ownership

by Ted Stavropoulos

Capturing and Optimising Your True Corporate Travel Programme Spend Using Total Cost of Ownership

If your CFO or controller asked you to provide the organisation’s total travel spend over the past year, how would you get that data? The obvious (and traditional) answer is to ask for reports from your travel agency, breaking down hotel, flight and rental car costs. That should give you a pretty accurate figure, right? Well – not really.

Specialist Expense Vendors vs. ERP Suite Modules: Pros and Cons

by Jim Whitmore

Specialist Expense Vendors vs. ERP Suite Modules: Pros and Cons

For mid-size and large companies, best-of-breed travel and expense or all-in-on isn’t the only decision to be made when it comes to expense software. Many ERP providers also offer expense management capabilities as part of their broader suite of financial and HR tools. How do you decide which works best for you?

New Gartner Market Guide: Key Criteria for Travel Expense Management Solutions

by Tim Wheatcroft

New Gartner Market Guide: Key Criteria for Travel Expense Management Solutions

Gartner has just released its 2017 Market Guide for Travel Expense Management (TEM) Software. The guide is essential reading for any organisation that’s thinking of investing in an expense management solution in the coming year, or is considering upgrading its existing solution.

Expense Reimbursement, I’d Like You to Meet the Real World…

by Tim Wheatcroft

Expense Reimbursement, I’d Like You to Meet the Real World…

Combining expense reimbursement with the payroll slows your process to a crawl, making your employees wait weeks for payment. Decouple the two and see how much happier you make employees AND finance.

Chrome River or Concur – How to Decide Which Works Best for You

by Holly Allison

Chrome River or Concur – How to Decide Which Works Best for You

Organisations who are looking for a full-featured, enterprise-grade expense management solution often find that the choice comes down to Chrome River and Concur. Once the shortlist has been created, how can finance, IT and procurement teams work out which solution works best for their team?