Is E-Invoicing the Wave of Future?

by Laura Brady

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Big data is already changing the ways companies engage in sales, marketing and operations. And its impact is not expected to stop there. Tradeshift CEO Christian Lanng predicts big data’s next big move is into the fields of finance and procurement, with a massive shift into the world of e-invoicing. 

expense management software, cloud-based software, invoice management systems

3 IT Certainties for CFOs in 2015

by Kassandra McDougald

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Whether you’re a CFO or CEO, IT is likely a foundation of your business. And whether it’s for order management or expense management infrastructure or software, you’ll need a continued focus on IT in 2015. Here are 3 certainties in the IT landscape that you will need to address with your IT department.

Big Data, CFO Best Practices, Analytics, CFO

What Did Marilyn Monroe Wear When Traveling With Her Boss?

by Karen Delucia

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Not the same thing you would wear when traveling with your boss—that’s for sure! So, is there actually such a thing as etiquette when traveling with your boss— and guidelines on what to wear? Indeed! One man taking his first ever business trip found out the hard way. Here are some tips to follow that will keep you in the comfort zone and make you shine like the professional that you are when traveling with the Big Kahuna!

expense management, expense policy, Trends

What Do Victoria’s Secret, Big Data and Predictive Analytics Have in Common

by Anne Becknell

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2014 was the year that talk of Big Data seemed to be everywhere.  From office water coolers to dinner parties, conversation included talk of data, predictive analytics, and the cloud.

Big Data, predictive analytics

The Next Big Thing in Corporate Travel Expense Management – Virtual Card Accounts

by Frank Davis

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Implementing virtual card accounts in your corporate travel process can offer better travel data collection, prevent fraud, and improve your existing expense management processes. In the world of corporate travel and expense management, it’s the next big thing.

expense management, expense management software, automated expense management

Expense and Invoice Management Ethics 101

by Holly Allison

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There are plenty of news items about corporate fraud involving supplier kickbacks and dishonest expense report schemes.  Most of the examples are concerning because of the depravity, but some are rather funny. 

expense management, expense fraud, Business Process Management

How One Employee got Marijuana Expenses Approved and Paid

by Connie Moser

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Pot, weed, mary jane, cannabis, edibles – or as they call it today – “medical marijuana,” doesn’t seem like a likely item to turn into your boss on a expense report, does it? But, that’s exactly what a TV reporter from KPIX, a San Francisco CBS affiliate, did when he submitted $600 worth of expenses for all kinds of “high-quality medical marijuana.” Interesting expenses, right? If you were the reporter’s boss, would you approve these expenses? Well, turns out, the expenses were actually legitimate.

Expense, expense approval process, marijuana expenses

18 Days and $36 for an Expense Report? That’s Cray Cray!

by Mandy Neske

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We tend to assume that technology will help speed up whatever we’re doing, right? We can share photos with our families and friends in seconds rather than days, shift money from one account to another without stepping inside a bank, and so on. But sometimes the reverse is true of technology—think of how painful it can be to navigate through a complicated voicemail system.

expense management, expense management software, expense report

Is there a Large Enterprise Exodus to the Cloud?

by Dan Humbert

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A new report this week indicates that over half (53%) of large enterprises are either already moving Big Data within their organization to the public cloud or are considering a move to the cloud for analytical processing. Further, only 13% of enterprises say they would only use private data centers for processing all analytics. Clearly, there is a concerted push to the shared public cloud.

Big Data, cloud-based software, cloud strategy

CFOs Should Hire Givers Not Takers

by Craig Weiner

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It’s natural for most of us to want to do things better. We want to be better managers, better co-workers, better employees and, in general, better people. Unfortunately, it’s also just as easy for us to get lost in the hassle of daily life and simply waste time. As any executive knows - time is money. The less your department or team procrastinates, the more productive your organization will be and the more it will benefit. Whether it’s making sure each employee enters data accurately into your expense management software or delivers the weekly report your client needs - here are some surefire ways to curb procrastination and increase efficiency. 

CFO Best Practices, CFO, Business Process Management

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