The State of Travel and Entertainment Expense Management

Business travel has long been a critical component for achieving corporate goals. But in 2010, enterprises have begun to transform their perception of expense management from an unavoidable cost to a strategic mindset. This report is a go-to guide for enterprises seeking to convert their decade-old complacence of this everyday business practice to one that aligns with a new age of organizational goals.

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Growing Google Apps: How to Increase Google Adoption in Your Organization

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Expense Management for a New Decade

This study captures the intentions, strategies, and performance of over 175 enterprises, and used two key performance metrics to distinguish best-in-class performance: compliance to corporate policies concerning travel and entertainment (T&E), and the cost to process a single expense report. Download this report to learn more about how best-in-class enterprises outperform their peers. Read More

Annual Expense Management Outlook: T&E Trends and Benchmarks for 2015

Travel and entertainment (T&E) costs make up the second largest portion of business expenses, surpassed only by payroll. Managing T&E spending can become tricky as companies merge, grow, and expand their global reach. This white paper outlines current travel and entertainment management trends, looking at the challenges and benefits of the manual expense process and Web-based systems. Return on investment (ROI) for T&E solutions is looked at in relation to company size, along with crucial features in an automated T&E system. Read More

6 Steps to Switch From Spreadsheets to Cloud-based Expense Management

The manual process of using spreadsheets for managing expenses has had its advantages, especially before the rise of automated cloud-based expense management software. For many companies, the time, costs, and risk of inaccuracy in the spreadsheet method can lead to the decision to switch.

This e-book outlines 6 key steps to follow to make as efficient and cost-effective a transition as possible. The first step is identifying the problems with an enterprise’s current expense management system, by asking questions such as: How much time does a company spend on expense reports? Are there any policy compliance issues within the organization?

Other steps in the expense management selection process include identifying the enterprise’s specific requirements, assessing potential vendors, building a business case for your software switch, implementing the solution, and getting the most out of the cost and operation benefits of the expense management switch.

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