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 reports 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.

Accounts Payable, Expense Management, For CFOs

Business Travel in the iPhone Age: Lessons Learned and Future Strategies

by Tim Wheatcroft

Business Travel in the iPhone Age: Lessons Learned and Future Strategies

It’s a little over 10 years since the iPhone was launched. Many things have changed in the business travel world since then, but few have had as much of an impact on travelers' productivity as the ubiquitous mobile phone.

Business Travel

Chrome River and Lyft Launch Integration for Even Easier Business Rides

by Tim Wheatcroft

Chrome River and Lyft Launch Integration for Even Easier Business Rides

Chrome River and Lyft are making it even easier for business travelers to create expense reports.

Chrome River, Expense Management

Creating and Enforcing Expense Policies: The Happy Medium for Cost Control and Employee Satisfaction

by Julie Roy

Creating and Enforcing Expense Policies: The Happy Medium for Cost Control and Employee Satisfaction

Corporate travel and expense policies have long been a hot-button issue for HR departments. On one side are traveling employees, who want to be able to choose the airlines and hotel chains where they have high status, or select flights and lodgings that are more convenient for them. On the other side are CFOs and corporate controllers, whose primary focus is to manage costs and minimize unnecessary spend. While these may seem like two groups that will never find common ground, a combination of reasonable policies, intelligent enforcement, and smart technology tools can keep all parties happy.

Expense Management, Expense Policy

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

Accounts Payable, For CFOs

6 Reasons for Implementing an Expense Management System

by Dave Terry

6 Reasons for Implementing an Expense Management System

Forty-six percent of respondents to a recent survey said they still submit their expenses manually - stuffing their pockets, wallets and briefcases with wrinkled receipts. These bunched up pieces of paper then get stapled to printed spreadsheets that must be typed up, listing every detail of every item, and then mailed to accounting departments. In an era where the majority of business functions have been automated, expenses are one of the few areas that still involve an excessive amount of manual processing.

Expense Management

How Expense Automation Can Increase Manufacturers’ Profit Margins

by Stephen White

How Expense Automation Can Increase Manufacturers’ Profit Margins

Any opportunity for manufacturers to lower manufacturers' operating expenses is welcomed by the CFO, whether this is hedging against commodity price increases and exchange rate fluctuations, or identifying opportunities for cost reductions within the supply chain. But what about reducing the cost of back-office processes?

Expense Management

Reducing Employee Expense Fraud – Strategies and Tools for HR Leaders

by Greg Allworth

Reducing Employee Expense Fraud – Strategies and Tools for HR Leaders

It’s estimated that expense fraud committed by employees adds up to nearly $3 billion per year across North America. How can HR teams prevent this from happening at their organization?

Expense Fraud, Expense Management, Expense Policy

Capturing and Optimizing Your True Corporate Travel Program Spend Using Total Cost of Ownership

by Ted Stavropoulos

Capturing and Optimizing Your True Corporate Travel Program Spend Using Total Cost of Ownership

If your CFO or controller asked you to provide the organization’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.

Expense Analytics and Reporting, Expense Management, Expense Policy, For CFOs

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?

Expense Management, For CFOs
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