The Next-Generation CFO

by Barbara Doane

The Next-Generation CFO

The times they are a-changin' for CFOs. The next generation of finance leaders will need to quarterback teams with a wide variety of backgrounds and skill-sets, in order to create a future-ready organization which will continue to thrive as the face of business changes.

For CFOs

Is Your Organization Taking Fraud Seriously Enough?

by Barbara Doane

Is Your Organization Taking Fraud Seriously Enough?

Organizations that rely on manual processes to verify and approve expenses and invoices could leave themselves open to become victims of fraud, and even the largest companies aren't immune. How can your organization foster a fraud-prevention culture?

Expense Management, Fraud, Invoice Management

What Makes People Commit Expense Fraud?

by Tim Wheatcroft

What Makes People Commit Expense Fraud?

An estimated 5% of business travelers commit expense fraud. But what makes them do it? Is it just that the temptation is too much to resist, or that they bear a grudge against their company. Our survey revealed some interesting findings.

Expense Management, Fraud

HBR Research: How to Use Data to Protect Your Corporate Travel Culture

by Tim Wheatcroft

HBR Research: How to Use Data to Protect Your Corporate Travel Culture

How can organizations protect their travel culture and insulate their budgets during times of economic uncertainly. Harvard Business Review analyzes industry data and talks to leading experts in the field to develop best practices that are a must-read for every finance or corporate travel leader.

Expense Analytics and Reporting, Expense Management

Why Does Expense Automation Make Life So Easy?

by Tim Wheatcroft

Why Does Expense Automation Make Life So Easy?

We recently showed why manual expenses are so inefficient to submit, approve and process, and how this can dramatically slow down the reimbursement process. You may be wondering how this process improves with an automated solution. Follow the path of an automated expense report and you'll see how a streamlined, automated process benefits everyone in the company.

Chrome River, Expense Management

10 Things to Look for on Your Expense Management Shortlist (And Why Chrome River Needs to Be on It)

by Barbara Doane

10 Things to Look for on Your Expense Management Shortlist (And Why Chrome River Needs to Be on It)

Your old expense processes simply don’t support your organization’s existing needs, so you’ve decided that it’s time to search for a new expense management solution. Whether it’s finally moving from soul-crushing spreadsheets, or freeing your company from the shackles of a clunky old system, you need to be sure that the solution will support your organization’s needs today and for years into the future. Here are 10 key reasons why Chrome River needs to be on your shortlist:

Chrome River, Expense Management

Three Questions to Ask About End-User Support

by Tim Wheatcroft

Three Questions to Ask About End-User Support

A common question in cloud software RFPs is how end-user support is handled. For some vendors, support is outsourced to a third-party vendor/call center. Other vendors handle it with their in-house customer support team. A third option is for the customer’s internal team to offer direct support to their teams. Here are three things you should consider to find out which approach would work best for you.

Chrome River, SaaS and Cloud for AP

Why is Your Company STILL Doing Manual Expense Reporting?

by Tim Wheatcroft

Why is Your Company STILL Doing Manual Expense Reporting?

We’re in 2019. Cars can drive themselves. You can order niche products on Amazon and have them delivered to your door the same day. You can tell your phone to play some obscure song from your youth that you’ve not even thought about in 30 years. So why are you making your employees do their expenses using tape and printed spreadsheets?

Expense Management, Expense Policy, Expense Reports

Why Are Manual Expenses so Inefficient?

by Tim Wheatcroft

Why Are Manual Expenses so Inefficient?

We all know that submitting expenses manually is a bit of a drag. But have you ever considered just how inefficient the entire process is from start to finish? See what the life of an expense looks like, from making the purchase through to getting reimbursed.

Business Travel, Expense Management, Expense Reports

How I Did it: Eliminating the Risks of Paper-Intensive Expense Processes

How I Did it: Eliminating the Risks of Paper-Intensive Expense Processes

The University of New Mexico upgraded its expense reporting to Chrome River in 2016. In this guest blog post, Lorrie Black, a senior business analyst at UNM, discusses how the university’s decision to move to Chrome River from a home-grown system reduced risk and increased employee satisfaction.

Expense Management
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Dear CFO - Chrome River has the industry's most loyal customers
Our choice of Chrome River EXPENSE was made in part due to the very user-friendly interface, easy configurability, and the clear commitment to impactful customer service – all aspects in which Chrome River was the clear winner. While Chrome River is not as large as some of the other vendors we considered, we found that to be a benefit and our due diligence showed that it could support us as well as any large players in the space, along with a personalized level of customer care. Sally Abella, Director of Corporate Travel Harman International
We are excited to be able to enforce much more stringent compliance to our expense guidelines and significantly enhance our expense reporting and analytics. By automating these processes, we will be able to free up AP time formerly spent on manual administrative tasks, and enhance the role by being much more strategic. Ben Zastrow Zelle