P2P Automation: New Opportunities for SMEs

by Stephanie Dula

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A number of factors have contributed to a positive outlook for small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) growth, both in the US and internationally. A recovering economy, improved credit availability, increasing internet speeds, the affordability of cloud technology and the resulting accessibility of financial process automation have all played a part in creating an exciting new chapter for growing businesses.  SMEs are finding new doors open to them in terms of technological advancements that were once considered the exclusive domain of big corporate players. 

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4 Hottest Innovations in Corporate Travel

by Ian Le Masurier

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Business travel is growing in new and exciting directions, as evidenced by this year’s Best in Business Travel awards from Entrepreneur magazine. With the awards, the mag showcases the hottest innovations going on in the world of corporate travel, and we chose four of the most relevant to the average business traveler. 

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8 Need-to-Know Ideas to Better Your Corporate Traveler Experience

by Alicia Mast

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Even if your company’s travel program is good, you can probably make it better. A handful of savvy tips from BizBash can save your company and travelers’ time, money and grief while improving the overall travel experience. 

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Check Your Pockets: Spare Change Left at US Airports Totals $674,841

by Jim Whitmore

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In the mad dash to restock their pockets after the airport security screening process, it’s not uncommon for folks to leave a few things behind. When those few things happen to be spare coins, it can add up to a lot of cash. Make that $674,841.06 worth of cash, which is the amount travelers left behind in US airports in the most recent fiscal year, according to numbers released by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). 

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Traveling More with Less Perks? You’re Not Alone.

by Frank Davis

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Although corporate travel is largely bouncing back after a big dip due to the 2008 recession, all those business travel perks are not coming back along with it. Business travel spending is up and trip counts are up, USA Today reports, but companies are still putting on the brakes when it comes to keeping the expenses on the lowest end of the scale. 

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Think Your Airline Baggage is being Tracked? Think Again!

by Dave Terry

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Despite the horror stories of luggage ending up in Las Palmas when the passenger connected to it was traveling to Las Vegas, the truth about lost and mishandled baggage may not be as scary as you think. Or at least it’s improved vastly since 2007, according to report released by the airline IT vendor SITA. 

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Invasion of Privacy or Necessity? Business Traveler Tracking

by Brian Deleon

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People in general aren’t typically too keen on the idea of someone tracking their every move. But when it comes to business travel, tracking can be an essential part of travel management. This especially holds true when employees are traveling to areas known for civil unrest, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, weather-related disruptions and disease outbreaks. 

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Are You a Manager Who Ignores Expense Claim Abuse? Don’t Be!

by Robin Hanselman

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“Fraud” is such an ugly word, which is exactly the reason some managers are wont to ignore it when it crops up in travel expense reports. They may instead refer to the practice as “stretching the truth,” or “padding the expense accounts” and ignore it altogether. They may be hesitant to call attention to the practice when it’s ingrained in company culture and those engaging in it are well-liked colleagues or friends. 

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5 Top Reasons Big Data Projects Crash and Burn

by Karen Delucia

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Big data continues to be a big deal, but the results are often a big disaster. In fact, Forbes contributor Bernard Marr predicts that a full 50 percent of all big data projects are destined to fall substantially short of expectations. He says the underlying cause is always lack of proper planning, and it rears its ugly head in five different ways. 

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Top 10 Most Expensive Cities for Business Travel

by Frank Davis

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If your business traveling employees came to you with a bill for $611 per day for each day they were away, you’d probably tell them to go fly a kite. But such daily expenses would be right on target if they had been on a business trip in .... 

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