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Is this outdated process costing your business?
You might be surprised to find out how much automating workflows, including invoice processing, can save your business—both in terms of your operating dollars and your sanity. A 2015 study by American Productivity and Quality Center showed that...

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It's time to let go of your spreadsheets
Small businesses often start tracking their expenses using spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel, and it’s easy to see why. It’s not a difficult tool to learn, and it’s a heck of a lot easier than digging out your calculator. And if you’re a...

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SAP Concur's new budget management solution provides real-time control over...
Organisations that want to increase their income and profits cannot do so without effective cost management. Recent research from Oxford Economics confirms this point. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage all costs, because...

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How Women Can Create Their Own Safe Business Travel Experience
Looking back over two decades of business trips, I can tell you I’ve learned a lot about how to better protect my personal safety. Some of the unsafe situations I found myself in were unavoidable, some were not, but I learned from each one....

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20 Predictions for 2020 From SAP Concur
In today’s technology-driven business world, changes in customer expectations, societal shifts, and industry disruptions rule. That’s why leaders at SAP Concur, and those from our parent company, SAP, think constantly about trends with the...

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Concur Expense Demo: Take a Self-Guided Tour
You asked – and we listened. One of the top requests we get from people interested in our solutions is the ability to try them out quickly and easily. We completely understand the desire to try something before you commit to it. That’s why we’ve...

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New Research Reveals Top Concerns Among Business Travelers
Business Travelers Report Feeling Unsafe, With Female and LGBTQ+ Travelers Regularly Experiencing Harassment According to an SAP® Concur® Survey BELLEVUE, Wash. — Oct. 30, 2019 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has announced the results of a new SAP® Concur®...

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Turn Your Vision of the Intelligent Enterprise into Reality
Companies around the world are aware of the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) on organizational processes. However, when it comes to actually deploying these technologies to transform the business,...

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Webinar: Improve VAT Recovery and Compliance With Automation and Increased...
Managing business means managing change – responding to both unforeseen challenges or unexpected opportunities. Controlling costs can help you stay flexible and nimble, supporting a strong financial statement and giving you the ability to redirect...

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Updating Your Expense Policy for Employees Working From Home
Working from home has recently become the new normal, leaving office buildings empty and employees, at all levels, seeking out new ways to connect, collaborate and get their jobs done. Now, individuals who normally come into an office and use the...

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Prepare Your Travellers For Their Destination with Neighbourhood Safety...
When it comes to business travel, preparation is key. Making sure to remember all necessary devices, cords, notes, appropriate attire—not to mention everything else required for an overnight trip—means travellers already have plenty to worry...

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Help Your Travellers Better Understand their Carbon Footprint with TripIt Pro
TripIt Pro, part of the Concur TripLink offering, shows travellers the carbon emissions for their flights, tracks their annual flight emissions, and gives them ways to offset that environmental impact—right alongside all their other travel plans....

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Employees are Happy. Finance is Happy. Is it Something in the Water?
When you talk about tightening up the budget and reining in costs, the conversation doesn’t usually end with smiling employees. For the most part, trimming spend doesn’t improve anything for your workforce – let alone job satisfaction.But in the...

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You Don’t Need to See the Future if You Can See Clearly Now
No one knows what’s going to happen tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be ready for it. And while “getting ready” for further disruption might conjure images of a total corporate overhaul or revamping your entire workforce – again – getting...

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You’re Ready for Recovery, But How Are You Going to Get There?
We all want things to get back to normal. Or the “new normal.” Or anywhere that allows us to focus on business again and forget that life isn’t always about chaos. But to find this road to recovery, you need to know where you are. That requires...

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Is Your Spend Going Through the Proper Channels? Or is it Just Going Away?
It might be hard to imagine now, but there was a time when you didn’t have to think about how much facemasks cost, or how many disposable gloves you needed in the office. Or, for that matter, how to source HDMI cables for the home offices of every...

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What Keeps CFOs Up At night?
“When you encounter a difficult time, like the COVID crisis, it really helps you to see what's important and recalibrate. You learn about some of the areas of your business that, perhaps, needed to be corrected all along, and it affords you the...

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Are Your Processes Clouding Your Spending Picture?
Managing your spending has never been more important or more difficult. And if your processes and policies aren’t adapting to remote-work realities, you’re probably seeing even less of your spending than you were before 2020 threw all the rules...

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What Can Tweaking Spending Possibly Do About All This?
I won’t be the first to say it, but it is time for this year to move on. The pandemic, the politics, the pretending to be your child’s science teacher when, in fact, you work on a finance team – we need to rip this page off the calendar, toss it...

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Does Your Spend Management Solution Feel Like it's Solving Anything?
You keep a sharp eye on spending, but every now and then you’re bound to blink. Think about it: If you’re missing any amount of expenses or anything on your invoices, you’re not in full control of what’s going out the door. You run the risk of...

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What are Companies Doing to Prepare for the Return to Travel?
“The shift towards Duty of Care and employee safety in a Corporate Travel program is dramatic. Although it may seem to be a while off, now is the time to restructure your travel management program in preparation for people moving in 2021.”- Carl...

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Is Your Business Ready to Travel?
As much of the world is still working from the kitchen counter, COVID-19 restrictions and, thus, travel restrictions are starting to loosen in some regions. But just because it may be safer to travel in a particular country, is your business...

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Examining Sustainable Travel During Your Travel Downtime
There has to be a better way to get there. How often do 98% of organizations agree on something, especially when that something involves spending more money? Rarely. Yet according to a recent EMEA-focused study, that’s precisely the percentage of...

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A Few Questions for Travel Managers as We Look to 2021.
It can’t be as bad as last year, can it? No one knows what’s next, but we do (and that includes you) have a few good ideas. We’d like to use this forum to exchange those ideas – to support and inspire each other going forward, just as we did to...

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Concur Tax Assurance by VATBox: New Solution Increases Compliance and...
Trusted data completion and VAT Compliance Platform will maximise return on employee driven spend As a result of COVID-19, many countries around the world have introduced new or temporary changes to VAT regulations. While these regulations vary...

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5 Health and Safety Tools from TripIt for Your Travel Kit
From disparate bookings to flight delays, you already had enough to worry about when you traveled—and that was before COVID-19. When you hit the road again, TripIt from Concur has new tools to help you navigate the "new normal" of travel. With...

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Help Your Travellers Better Understand their Carbon Footprint with TripIt Pro
TripIt Pro, part of the Concur TripLink offering, shows travellers the carbon emissions for their flights, tracks their annual flight emissions, and gives them ways to offset that environmental impact—right alongside all their other travel plans....

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How to Build a Work Environment Your Employees Will Love
How an employee perceives both their job and employer is critical – it not only attracts new talent but helps retain the valuable workforce you already have in place. Yet measuring employee satisfaction isn’t as straight forward as obtaining a...

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No One Loves a Good Audit.
Even with all the change and challenges we’ve just gone through – even with the absolute imperative that businesses must see, manage, and attempt to save every cent they can – organizations are still loath to look at their audit processes. Sure,...

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You Overpaid Your Taxes. Would You Like Some Back?
A quick look at Value Added Tax reclaim. Taxes are as unavoidable as ever, but there is some good news out there – at least in terms of the money you can put back in your pocket when you go after the Value Added Taxes you’ve paid. Or, if you’re...

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Just How Often Do We Have to Reinvent Ourselves?
If change wasn’t an issue and disruption didn’t exist, you wouldn’t have to worry about much. You wouldn’t have to wonder what was going to happen next, and you could just run your business the same way you always have – with the same tools, the...

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This Breaks All the Rules.
After a year of stagnation, confusion, and questions, companies might be tempted to burst back onto the scene with a growth-at-all-costs philosophy. You have to do whatever it takes, after all, to make up for lost time, and if that crosses a few...

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The Long Road Back to Business Travel is Getting Shorter.
You remember that trip out west with your parents when you were ten? How it took forever, and you weren’t quite sure where you were going, and all you had was a promise that it would be great when you got there? Yeah, that trip. That’s where we...

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Where’s Everyone Going?
The return to corporate travel after a year of change. Yes, clicking a Zoom link is easier than packing an overnight back and heading to Cleveland, but after a year-and-a-half of meetings in your spare bedroom, Cleveland – or Chicago or Sydney or...

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You Don’t Have to Fly Solo.
Partnering with TMCs is a key component to rebuilding corporate travel. With changing regulations, compounding compliance concerns, increasing traveler demands, and a jittery C-Suite eager to get people back on the road, it might seem like the...

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Sustainable Travel Isn’t Going Away
When you graduated from high school, you were determined to change the world. Well, the world is finally giving you a chance. You see, saving the planet isn’t simply a slogan anymore. It’s about actually saving the planet, and it isn’t something...

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Why VAT Goes Unrecovered (and what to do about it)
According to research conducted by Vanson Bourne for SAP Concur, 54% of eligible Value Added Tax (VAT) is left unclaimed by businesses. That’s millions – if not billions – of dollars left on the table. Why? The simple answer is that while VAT...

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How Far Will You Take Travel in a Post-Pandemic World?
You kept your business on its feet while keeping employees safe, happy, healthy, and productive. You figured out working from home and how to turn your company on a dime when COVID-19 restrictions threatened to turn it on its head. You reeled in...

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Where’s Your Sense of Duty?
Duty of care isn’t only about traveler safety anymore. It turns out that keeping people safe, happy, and productive actually makes them safe, happy, and productive. Maybe that isn’t a huge surprise, but after 2020 turned all our spare bedrooms...

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Who’s Driving the Next Era of Corporate Travel?
You stand at the helm your travel program – your newly modified, completely adaptable travel program that you rebuilt during the last 16 months of “downtime” – but even though the C-Suite now looks at you to singlehandedly restart corporate travel...

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Duty of Care: Not Just for Emergencies Anymore
Duty of care often used to be crisis management, largely used by oil and gas companies and others operating in remote and danger-prone environments. The COVID-19 pandemic and the evolving nature of work changed that. Now, it’s not tenable to look...

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It’s Time to Become a Travel Management Strategist
Safety, risk, sustainability, and control of spend are common topics at the moment. As travel managers learn about and assess those and other challenges, they may ask themselves a gut-level question: How can I prove my value when we’re traveling...

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Travel Managers Seeing More Travel and Expanded Roles
Whether a company’s travelers are taking to the skies and roads again is – as they say about real estate –  often a matter of location, location, location. Many US companies are restarting domestic travel to varying degrees, but international...

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96% of Business Travelers Willing to Hit Road This Year
Business travelers, reflecting concerns about the impact on companies and careers, want to return to the skies, road, rails, and hotels to meet clients and colleagues in person. Our recent 2021 Global Business Traveler and Global Travel...

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Sustainability Becomes a Business Fundamental
Regulators and markets are watching to ensure organizations are making progress on ever-increasing and ever-more-critical goals to reduce emissions, save energy and preserve our planet. Instead of being just one business metric among many,...

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5 Things You Might be Overlooking if You’re Looking to Grow.
They call them growing pains for a reason: Business growth does not come without a price. Whether it’s headcount, or brick-and-mortar buildouts, or overseas expansions – or all three – getting bigger means spending more. But you’re on top of it:...

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2021 Survey Uncovers Travelers’ Requirements for Return to Responsible...
While 96 percent of global business travellers are willing to travel for business over the next 12 months, addressing their demands for flexibility may prove essential for companies’ long-term success. This new global research commissioned by SAP...

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