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Risky Business: What's the Cost of Doing Nothing?
When it comes to investing in technology, it’s natural to ask: what’s the benefit? One way to answer this is to look at what might happen if you don’t invest. In other words – what’s the cost of doing nothing? Our new eBook – Why Sap Concur? And...

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Bleisure Travel On The Increase in EMEA
Thanks to a rising trend towards bleisure, how we choose to travel for business is changing. New SAP Concur Travel and Expense data gathered between Jan – Dec 2017 found that bleisure trips jumped 46 per cent across EMEA. For EMEA travellers, the...

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Webinar: Reimagine Your Travel and Expense Processes with AI and Machine...
Join our webinar, “Time Travel: How AI and Machine Learning Are Reimagining Travel and Expense Processes”, and learn how industry-leading companies are integrating intelligent technology to reimagine their travel and expense processes. It used to...

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Spending Simplified: Are You Prepared for the Busiest Expense Week?
As the end of the year draws closer, it’s a hectic time for employees who are battling to tie up loose ends before the Christmas break. But all this activity generates expense claims that must be managed, paid and audited swiftly and seamlessly....

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How the Traveler’s Shift to Mobile Booking Impacts Your Travel Program
Travel technology has changed substantially in the past decade – and continues to change. In 2017 Phocuswright surveyed 2,300 travelers regarding their business travel booking habits and found that 88% of business travelers use a smartphone, more...

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How and Why the Role of Travel Manager is Changing
According to a recent survey conducted by GBTA, over the past five years the role of travel manager has evolved to deliver an even more significant value to the company. To provide this added value, travel managers with at least 15 years of...

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3 Ways Invisible Spend can Impact Your Travel Program
Corporate travel management has changed a lot in the last few decades – and dramatic shifts in business needs, employee expectations, and the technological landscape have only accelerated the changes in the last few years. Travel managers at every...

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How to Tackle Three of the Top Challenges Faced by Travel Managers
According to a new GBTA survey of travel managers, the travel ecosystem continues to change. Having the right tools to tackle the issues posed by these changes can enable you to deliver even more significant value to your organization. Here are...

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Want to Grow? Lay a Solid Foundation with Intelligent, Global-Ready Systems...
As a finance leader, you play a critical role in helping the CEO overcome barriers to growth and expand the business – for example, by: But to do this, you need intelligent, global-ready systems and processes that are built to support growth,...

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How Can Finance Executives Go from Watching to Driving Growth?
Today, finance leaders are being tasked to use data to think far beyond finance – and their impact on the business is widely recognized today; in a recent survey from SAP of 500 finance leaders, 91% of respondents said the finance team plays a...

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Customer Stories
Europe’s most fashionable tech company focused on the best user experience
Zalando began its search for a new travel expense claim tool to improve employees’ way of working and their satisfaction. As a digital company, Zalando prioritises providing the best possible user experience for its customers, as well as for its...

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“Killer App” Gets a Positive Reception from PostNL
Employees Are Loving Concur® Expense  and the SAP® Concur Mobile App PostNL is a leading European postal service provider. PostNL employs approximately  46,000 people in 13 countries. Half of these employees are responsible for the delivery  of...

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How Digital Transformation is Impacting Travel Managers
As innovation and technology continue to disrupt nearly every aspect of an organization, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and SAP Concur have partnered to explore the impact this is having on corporate travel management. Our recent...

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Taming the Wild West of Corporate Travel: A Win-Win for Travel Expense and...
It’s easy to view corporate travel as just a cost of doing business. But it plays a vital function for every business. Depending on your industry, it’s what keeps your company moving; the sales pipeline flowing; your experts informed and...

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Up in the Air, Whose Duty is Duty of Care?
There are more than one million people in the air right now. More than 400,000 of them are traveling for business. And odds are, you have no reliable way of knowing how many of them are yours.

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What Does T&E Mean?
The term T&E is bandied about a lot in business and, as with most business acronyms, people assume that it's automatically understood. In case you have ever wondered what T&E stands for, this blog explains not only what T&E is, but...

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Can (and should) employees expense alcohol?
When we think of conducting business with customers, most of us wouldn’t think twice about complementing our meal with a nice glass or two of wine (insert tipple of choice here). It’s a long-standing practice, but we are noticing a decline in...

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Customer Stories
Nexperia saves thousands of dollars per year with Concur Travel & Expense
More insights and fewer surprises for Nexperia’s management They are in your fridge and maybe even in your car. The semiconductors from chip manufacturer, Nexperia, are found in almost all electronic devices around the world. To serve customers...

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Accenture and SAP Concur join forces for an exciting partnership
It is with great pleasure that we announce that SAP Concur and Accenture have joined forces for a CIP partnership in the Benelux. With this partnership, we will be able to add value for clients by providing them with the best solutions,...

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Customer Stories
The ‘Ultimate user experience’ makes SES employees very happy
From a sales meeting in Sweden to a hardware installation in Ghana. The more than 2,300 employees of satellite operator, SES, come from all over the world. Since October 2018 and with thanks to Concur Travel & Expense, SES has had an...

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‘Ultimate user experience’ maakt SES-medewerkers uitermate tevreden
Van een salesgesprek in Zweden tot de installatie van hardware in Ghana. De ruim 2.300 medewerkers van satellietoperator SES komen overal ter wereld. Dankzij Concur Travel & Expense heeft SES sinds oktober 2018 een omgeving waarin medewerkers...

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L’excellente expérience utilisateur satisfait pleinement les collaborateurs...
D’une réunion commerciale en Suède à l’installation de matériel au Ghana : les plus de 2 300 travailleurs de l’opérateur de satellites SES sont issus des quatre coins du globe. Grâce à Concur Travel & Expense, SES dispose depuis octobre 2018...

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Maintaining the Employee Experience Even When Working from Home
We know from research that a positive employee experience is good for business. Quite simply, organisations that create exceptional experiences for employees see exceptional results: And in the current situation, maintaining and enhancing the...

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SAP Concur: Solving the puzzle of sustainable corporate travel
On Friday 5th June, we ran a live webinar for World Environment Day to discuss the findings of our newly published independent research report “the Corporate Travel Sustainability Index”. As I watched and listened first to the panel discussion and...

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New Ideas Will Emerge from Challenging Times: Our Predictions for 2021
After a difficult 2020, SAP Concur leaders are optimistic that the coming year will be one of innovation, recovery, and renewal. While 2021 is unlikely to look like any recent year in history, it may be remembered as one in which life slowly began...

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The Roadmap to the Intelligent Enterprise with SAP Concur Solutions
Companies of all shapes and sizes are currently undergoing a transformative shift by migrating to SAP S/4 HANA, the ERP system with built-in intelligent technologies including AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics. The reason for the...

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Consultative Intelligence: Helping Your Data Do the Talking
When it comes to huge amounts of business spend data, sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees. What you need is someone to come in and whack through the foliage, find a path and uncover the stuff that really matters. The stuff that will...

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2021 World Environment Day Encourages Businesses to Make Sustainable Choices
As some restrictions begin to ease and we learn to live in a very different world, learnings from 2020 are in abundance. At the beginning of last year, it seemed set to be the year of environmental chaos; with wildfires ravaging through millions...

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Cash to Plastic to Virtual: Which Payment Method is Best?
As COVID-19 has forced many businesses to go cashless or to now offer card payments to their customers, particularly in the hospitality and retail sectors, finance teams across the board are looking for new ways to manage individual and company...

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Destination VAT Reclaim: The Road to Compliance
With business travel spend plummeting in recent times, you might be wondering if VAT reclaim and compliance is still a hot topic. The answer is yes! The complexities of domestic and global VAT reclaim have not gone away and your business can still...

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Extend Your Knowledge and Get Fresh Insights with Fusion Fridays
This June to August, join us every Friday morning for Fusion Fridays 2021, a webinar series on all things spend management in 2021. Learn how to re-examine expense, travel, AP processes in ways that drive compliance, boost productivity, and help...

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Embracing Technology to Future-Proof Your Business
Whether you’re trying to grow or scale your business, your strategy should highlight changing market forces and your plan on how to react to them. Entering new markets and expanding supplier networks comes with new complexities that can be hard to...

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10 Benefits of Concur Expense
There are many reasons to consider Concur Expense, but this blog outlines a top 10 to consider right now. Automate expense management and take control of spending, no matter where it happens. Say goodbye to manual expense reporting and lost...

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