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Press ReleaseApril 18, 2011
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Concur India Established To Serve The Travel & Expense Management Needs of...
Mumbai, India, April 18, 2011 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced the establishment of operations in India – a move that perfectly aligns with the company’s strategic...

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Press ReleaseMarch 19, 2013
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Concur clients in India now have access to Low Cost Carrier Content & Indian...
Concur clients in India now have access to Low Cost Carrier Content (LCC) & expanded access to Indian hotel content: Latest innovations enable Concur clients to achieve greater control and efficiency in travel management India, Mumbai, March...

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Press ReleaseApril 18, 2011
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Concur Announces Strategic Investment and Alliance with Cleartrip
Marketing partnership and $40 million investment in India's leading online travel portal presents tremendous growth opportunity Mumbai, India, April 18, 2011 – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management...

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Press ReleaseMarch 12, 2012
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Nearly 2,500,000 Travellers Now Using Concur and TripIt Mobile Apps
Mumbai, 12th March 2012 – Concur, the world’s leader in providing integrated travel and expense management solutions, with over 15,000 clients globally and hundreds of clients in India alone, has announced that close to one million travellers are...

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Press ReleaseJune 14, 2016
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Concur partners ‘India’s Top 500 Companies & Corporate Awards 2016’ as Travel...
Concur partners ‘Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards 2016’ as the Travel and Expense Technology partner with an aim to contribute to thought leadership in the corporate sector. The awards is renowned as the most valued and respected accolades...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 10, 2014
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Concur® Earns Prestigious CIO Choice 2014 Recognition
The “independent advisory panel” of CIO Choice recognizes Concur under the category: Travel & Expense Management Cloud Solutions provider India, Mumbai, January 10, 2014: Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the leading provider of integrated travel and...

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Press ReleaseMay 08, 2012
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Concur releases its globally renowned Travel & Entertainment report in India
Concur releases its globally renowned Travel & Entertainment report for the first time in India Bangalore and Mumbai among the top 25 international cities visited for business Concur Report Provides In-Depth Look at $50 Billion Worth of...

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Press ReleaseJanuary 13, 2016
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Concur Technologies Recognized as Travel & Expense Management Leader by CIOs
India, Mumbai, January 13, 2016: Concur, the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, has been awarded the prestigious CIO Choice 2016 Honor and Recognition under the category titled, ‘Travel & Expense...

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Thinking of moving to the cloud? Tips for starting securely
If you haven’t moved to the cloud yet, chances are you’re considering it—according to Gartner research, moving to the cloud is a top priority for 32 percent of CIOs around the world[1]. Of course it is: we’re all under pressure to save costs and...

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Press ReleaseMarch 06, 2017
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Concur and Ola come together to deliver seamless mobility benefits to...
Bangalore, March 6, 2017: Concur, the leading provider of spend management solutions and services, today announced its integration with Ola Corporate, Ola’s enterprise solution for business travelers and corporates. Under this innovative...

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Press ReleaseJune 04, 2012
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GSA Names Concur As Sole ETS2 Provider
Company’s solution will provide integrated travel and expense management to U.S. Government agencies Redmond, Wash., June 4, 2012 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced...

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Press ReleaseAugust 12, 2016
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Concur Partners with Didi Chuxing in China to Simplify Global Travel and...
Concur, the world's leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced a new partnership with Didi Chuxing, the world's largest mobile transportation platform, to further simplify the expense management process...

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The evolution of IT in the era of cloud computing
We sat down with Concur Chief Technology Officer Mark Nelson to talk about the impact of cloud computing on the role of CIOs and IT departments. In his role, Mark is responsible for running all IT for Concur, including the company’s cloud services...

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Press ReleaseJune 18, 2012
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Manual, paper based Travel Request Approval processes could cost Indian...
Mumbai, June 18, 2012 -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, announced the release of their Nielsen India research on “Understanding the Corporate Travel Expense Management Practices in...

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Press ReleaseJuly 21, 2016
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Concur revolutionizes ground travel with Uber for business
Concur, the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, announced an expansion of its partnership and technology integration with Uber that will be first of its kind. As part of this expanded partnership and...

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ABC of GST
In an utopian world, businesses should drive taxes, but in the Indian context, it was anything but that. This was because businesses were left with little choice but to restructure their operations and model supply chain and distribution to reduce...

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Solutions from Concur integrate the T&E process to give managers visibility,...
With business processes becoming more human centric in their ways to deal transactions, it has become crucial for entities to invest in corporate travel – a key operational business activity for Indian enterprises as they visit clients, suppliers...

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The software that saves you from expense reports
It’s safe to say that no one likes filling out expense reports. No one. It either takes time away from getting your job done, or, if you’re like most people and end up doing them after hours, it takes time away from doing the things you love. It’s...

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Your checklist for end-of-year finance team survival
The end of the year is almost here, and with December 19 being the busiest expense day last year, we know your work is starting to heat up. Don’t stress! Use this handy checklist to reduce distractions, increase productivity, better communicate...

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Press ReleaseNovember 03, 2017
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Concur, an SAP Company, Redefines Financial Transformation for Sri Lanka’s...
Colombo, Sri Lanka | November 3, 2017: Concur®, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, this week announced an intention to accelerate financial transformation and automation in Spend...

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Press ReleaseDecember 07, 2017
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Concur honored as one of the best places to work by Glassdoor for third...
BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 6, 2017 — Concur, an SAP company and the world's leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2018....

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SAP Concur's Business Travel, Expense and Invoice Predictions for 2018 and...
The business travel, expense and invoice landscape is experiencing a rapid evolution, fueled by emerging technologies, shifting employee expectations, and globalization. SAP Concur experts have taken a close look at the trends that will shape...

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Learn How SAP Concur Works With Amazon Alexa
Conversational interfaces are one of the fast-growing opportunities in the tech industry,* with the market for intelligent virtual assistant estimated to reach $7.5 billion by 2024.** Think Amazon Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana or Baidu....

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Press ReleaseJanuary 05, 2018
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SAP Concur Brings Continued Innovation and Connected Experiences to Customers
Power of combined brands helps deliver exceptional solutions to organizations of all sizes, industries and geographies Bangalore, India January 2, 2018 – SAP Concur®, the world’s leading provider of expense, travel and invoice management...

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How to Prepare for Unexpected Events on a Business Trip
We've all heard the saying that "even the best laid plans go awry," and as travelers this phrase rings especially true. From speeding through security to scoring upgrades and knowing which hotels have the fastest Wi-Fi, we've perfected the art of...

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Four Tips to Prepare for Financial AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is mainstream and there is no going back now. In order to maintain competitiveness, organizations of all sizes should start planning to incorporate it into their business processes. One area in particular that has seen...

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How Far Do You Have to Go to Connect All Your Travel Data?
Business travel is booming, but not without its growing pains. Think of how things were booked just a few years back: Employees called up a travel agency and everything ran through the system. Is your T&E solution is disconnected? Find out in...

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Six Ways to Cash in on Your Business Expense Data
Business expenses aren't normally seen as a place to save money. In fact, it's quite the opposite. But if you look closely at the data, you might be surprised by the money-saving opportunities you find. Examine almost any collection of data and...

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Three Steps to Creating a Best-Practice Expense Process
Business travel conjures mixed emotions. In one sense, it can be a huge revenue generator, as well as a sign of goodwill towards customers. On the other hand, the challenge of the entire travel and expense process—everything from filing expense...

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Are Your Travel and Expense Costs Topping the Charts?
It might seem counterintuitive, especially for a small business, but not buying software to help you manage expense reports can get, well, expensive. According to the Aberdeen Group, it costs SMBs on average $35.02 to process one expense report....

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How digitisation is easing the process of corporate payments for India Inc
Hate sifting through paper bills or taxi receipts to file for reimbursements at the end of a hectic office tour? Or tired of maintaining medical and food bills to claim monthly reimbursements? A clutch of tech-enabled digital payments startups is...

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Keep Your Small Business Competitive with the Right Financial Solutions
It’s not easy running a small business in today’s ever-changing marketplace. As more and more manual financial tasks go the way of automation, the availability of cloud-based expense management solutions is becoming overwhelming. It’s hard to know...

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8 Reasons Why You Need to Connect Expense, Travel, and Invoice Spend
If you've considered automating your expense, travel, and invoice management processes, you're on the right track to improving your bottom line. One major benefit to automating with cloud-based software is the ability to connect your data in one...

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Use a Corporate Credit Card Program to Fight Fraud
Most business owners feel like they know their employees fairly well. Being involved in day-to-day operations means working closely with most of your staff, building both a rapport and trust. So when you first learn of fraud happening within your...

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Automating Expenses is Key to Managing Your Financial Process
As employees have more ways to incur travel expenses than ever, now is the time to rethink your company's strategy to thrive in changing times. Automating your financial processes can be an important part of such a strategic plan, and research...

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Don’t Forget Spend Management When Moving to the Cloud
This article was originally published at GCN: Technology, Tools and Tactics for Public Sector IT on January 30, 2018. Although state and local governments are beginning to move their applications to the cloud, many are forgetting to update their...

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Find the Story in Your Expense, Travel, and Invoice Data
Employee expenses, planned travel, supplier invoices - there are a lot of areas of spend for a business to track and manage. If you're in finance, it can be tricky to tie all these areas together so you can get the full picture into your outgoing...

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Three Reasons Why You Should be Automating Your Invoice Process
Is your finance team still sifting through stacks of paperwork, even after you’ve automated your employee expense management? A closer look will show you those are vendor invoices in various stages of approval and payment. If your gut reaction is...

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What Does T&E Mean?
The term T&E is bandied about often in business and, as with most business acronyms, people assume that it's automatically understood. In case you have ever wondered what T&E actually stands for, we’ll explain not only what it is, but also...

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It's Time to Connect Your Travel and Expense Data
While business travel is booming, it’s not without its challenges. A few years ago, to book business travel, employees called a corporate agency and everything ran through an approved system. Today, employees get an offer from their favorite...

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Health Goes Beyond the Patient: the Well-Being of Life Science Organizations
The life science industry is dynamic and fast-paced. The pressure to stay in compliance, ensuring you are following the current accounting and financial regulations, and retain top-talent can easily impact the health of any business. Maintaining...

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Press ReleaseMay 22, 2018
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LTI adopts SAP Concur for travel and expense management
Bangalore, India, May 9 th , 2018: - SAP Concur®, the world’s leading provider of expense, travel and invoice management solutions, today announced its partnership with Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd. (NSE: LTI, BSE: 540005), a global technology...

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Press ReleaseMay 22, 2018
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SAP Concur wins ‘Cloud Solution of the Year’ award at Inflection 2018
SAP Concur, the world’s leading provider of expense, travel and invoice management solutions, was announced as the winner in the ‘Cloud Solution of the Year’ category by Inflection Awards 2018 organized by Alden Global Value Advisors.Inflection...

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Five Very Good Reasons to Automate Your Accounts Payable Management
Among the most important processes a company deals with on a day-to-day basis, managing invoices is very close to the top of the list. Given how critical invoice management is to fiscal health, why are so many businesses trusting this process to...

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Why T&E Demands So Much Attention In Financial Services
Your margins are under enough pressure already. But with continual digital disruption—from fintechs and other recent entrants who are tightening the screws even further—costs are always in the spotlight. In this environment, you need to do...

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How to Give Your Team the Financial Visibility it Needs
Not all surprises are good surprises. For finance teams, there is nothing more frustrating than discovering unaccounted for expenses, missing receipts, or even worse, fines. Then, when trying to complete annual reports come year-end, unexpected...

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How Connected Journeys Mean Better Business Travel
If you’re looking for ways to make business travel better, look no further. IDC research, sponsored by SAP Concur, has the answers: The Connected Journey: Evolving to the Next Level in Business Travel takes a detailed look at what businesses need...

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Seven Ways to Increase Small Business Efficiency
Inefficiency, like rust, never sleeps, and can suddenly creep into any corner of your business. Vigilance against inefficiency is even more critical for small to medium-sized businesses because margins for error can be thin, and small but steady...

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These Top Trends are Driving the Need for Better Spend Management
As the expense, travel, and invoice management landscape changes, small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are put in the position of having to keep up with the times or fall behind. Businesses struggling to grow and compete eventually find that their...

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The Business Case for Insightful Accounts Payable
Accounts payable is more important to the business than ever before. Besides processing invoices and entering massive amounts of financial data, there is so much more value today’s finance teams can offer. From reporting and analysis to...

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Use This Cheat Sheet When Choosing an Expense and Travel Solution
The benefits of moving your expense and travel management to the cloud are well-documented: You get simple-to-use tools that give you greater efficiency, better visibility, and better control of your costs. It’s hardly surprising that for many...

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Airbnb Bookings on the Rise Within SAP Concur – Airbnb Listings Now Available...
Airbnb has been a valued partner to SAP Concur for years. The connection to Concur TripLink has enabled travelers to stay within company policy while booking lodging directly from Airbnb.com. Today, we’re happy to announce that in the coming...

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Why T&E Matters: Relieving Cost Pressures
The typical financial services organization spends an atypical amount of its budget on travel and expenses (T&E). There are simply more people in financial services spending more time in the air than there are in other industries. And when...

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How to Stop Special Projects Breaking the Budget and Impacting Cashflow
It’s a situation familiar to every small business owner: the nightmare project that’s spiralled out of control and sucked everything into its orbit. In many cases, it started out sounding like a simple, easy-to-deliver project and ended with you...

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Travel & Expense Trends
How Fraudsters Find Weak Links in Employee Spend Areas
In part one of our four-part series, we discuss how changes in employee spending and a rise in regulations are costing organizations that have decided to “make do” when it comes to travel and spend management. But the disadvantages to using an...

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Regain Your Sanity with Concur Travel and Expense
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Have you heard this phrase before? Have you ever thought about applying it to your business? How many times have you looked at a messy budget at the end of a...

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Data is Key to Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset – Your People
In part one of our four-part series, we shared how organizations today still have gaps in their duty of care programs. Then, in part two, we dived deeper into what those common gaps are for travelers and employees, and the actions you can take to...

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SAP Concur Travel Bot on Slack
According to IDC, 75% of workers will use digital assistants by 2019. At SAP Concur, we’ve seen an increased desire to have digital assistants in the workplace firsthand, with over 100 teams installing our Concur Expense bot on Slack within the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
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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The Four Most Difficult Challenges Small and Midsize Businesses Face When...
It goes without saying, but running a small business isn’t easy. The financial decision makers at small and midsize businesses know this the most intimately, because they are often the individuals held responsible for the success or failure of the...

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There’s a Hole in My Data! Plug These Finance Gaps With Automation
Spreadsheets and other manual solutions are the cornerstones of many financial processes. I’m sure you have a few in your business, as they appear to provide documented evidence for every penny of spend. But they really mean a lot of...

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What Every Travel Director Should Know About Travel and Employee Spend
Many external forces are once again shaking up the travel director’s role at enterprise-sized organizations. The shared economy, supplier direct bookings and increased responsibilities in traveler satisfaction, as well as a heightened...

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How Much Money is Your Business Throwing Away in Duplicate Invoice Payments?
If your small or midsize business is like most, you could be throwing away as much as $12,000 a month – money that could be spent on staffing, resources, innovation or any number of impactful investments. Duplicate payments are a common and...

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Meet Our New SAP Concur Community Impact Partners
Every day at SAP Concur, we work to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. To ensure a sustainable future, not only do we strive to enable our customers to be their best, we want to achieve the same for our employees, as well as the...

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How Much Could You Save With an Expense Management Solution?
Before investing in any solution or project, you want to know what the return on investment is likely to be and that it’s worth your time and money. You wouldn’t be an astute finance leader if you didn’t. Concur Expense ROI CalculatorUse our tool...

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Business Travel is Growing. Is Your Expense Policy Ready?
Do you find yourself spending more time than you’d like reviewing and approving employee business travel expenses? You’re not alone. Travel and expense policies are often too vague or confusing, leaving employees struggling to know how to claim...

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7 Tips to Successfully Mix Business Travel with Pleasure
Juggling work and play is not always easy in today’s fast-paced world. Expectations abound with career responsibilities and busy social schedules, not to mention society’s tendency to always be plugged-in. Carving out time for vacations can be a...

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Three Steps to Increasing Business Cash Flow
Businesses can’t rely on just profits to survive. An organization’s cash flow can determine if it will thrive or fail, and according to a study by U.S. Bank, 82% of business failures are due to poor cash management. Fortunately, you can prevent...

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It's Time to Let Go of Your Spreadsheets
Small businesses often start tracking their expenses using spreadsheets, 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. If you’re a one-person show, this approach is...

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The Power of Machine Learning to Travel, Expense, and Invoice Solutions
Machine learning (ML) holds such promise for improving job satisfaction and reducing errors and costs for corporations. At SAP Concur, we use ML to make everything from travel booking to expense auditing smarter, more automated, and easier for...

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Use These Tips to Make it Easier to Organize Receipts
Receipts have a bad reputation for many good reasons. Almost every move business travelers make generates new ones, whether they’re for airfare bookings, lodging, ground transit, or even snacks on the plane. This can lead to an ever-expanding pile...

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Expense management automation is key to managing financial process
Outdated legacy technology is one of the core causes of inefficient expense, travel, and invoice recording. These manual processes are clunky, time-consuming, vulnerable to human error, and lacks visibility across company spend. As employees, are...

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Thank You for 25 Years
It was the year 1993. “Sleepless in Seattle” tugged at the hearts of romantics, people listened to music on Walkman’s, Intel introduced the Pentium family of 32-bit microprocessors, and one of the world’s most popular athletes, Michael Jordan,...

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5 Ways it Pays to Pay Your Vendors on Time
As you’d expect from the company that provides Concur Invoice, we’ve compiled compelling data on the high costs of paper-based invoicing. On average, it costs $23 to process a paper invoice. Automating the process reduces the cost to $3.41, and...

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Here’s How IT Can Reduce the Costs of Expense, Travel, and Invoice Management
IT teams at many companies are under intense pressure from all sides. Every day, company leadership has expectations of cost savings and greater efficiency. Users demand the same digital tools and capabilities at work as they have in their...

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3 Data-Driven Strategies for Better Fraud Detection
If your organization is like most, your employees are spending more money across more spend categories and using more payment methods than ever before. While this increase in employee flexibility is great for productivity, it often comes with a...

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Budget Like a Boss: How to Take Charge of Finances with Automation and Reporting
Budgeting and managing cash flow aren't for the faint of heart, but that doesn’t mean you need to be a CPA to manage your finances. Having clear visibility into your expenses and being able to easily pull reports is key, giving you the data you...

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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 the...

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3 Ways Technology Can Modernize Employee Spend for State and Local Government
Constantly reshaping the global economy, technology has enabled employees and businesses to run more efficiently. Despite its clear benefits, the adoption of new technology within state and local government has been somewhat slow. And while...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Watch for These Two Business Trends Driving Change in Spend
By now, you’re­­ accustomed to the pains of an ever-increasing list of priorities, and an ever-decreasing b­udget with which to get them done. In some areas you may be able to get by, but in others, ­sticking with the status quo can cost you more...

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The Future Finance Leader: What You Need to Know
From machine learning to data visualization and more – what does the future look like for a rising CFO? Liverpool, 2025. Jane, the CFO of a fast-growing SMB bio-pharma company, is commuting to her office in her self-driving car. She’s updated on...

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Take Charge of Employee Spend With an Effective Expense Policy
Are employee expenses causing confusion (and chaos) in your small business? Is your finance team or bookkeeper spending way too much time reviewing and reconciling expense reports? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then it is more...

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Fraud in Focus: How Can You See It All?
If you’re asking yourself if fraud is truly a threat to your business, the answer is yes. It is estimated that the typical organization loses 5% of annual revenues to fraud each year. Ready to minimize fraud and maximize compliance? Get the...

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U.S. Department of Defense Selects SAP Concur to Reform its Travel System
SAP Concur is deeply committed to supporting government agencies globally as they transform their travel and spend management programs. Our 25 years of experience in travel and spend management is a natural fit for helping our government customers...

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BUSINESS TRAVEL
Why is Business Travel Safety Different for Women?
It may come as no surprise that 71% of female business travelers believe they face greater risk than their male counterparts. This is according to a 2018 online survey conducted by AIG Travel Inc. and Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) of...

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Are Companies Doing What They Can to Safeguard Female Travelers?
In the past two weeks, thousands of business travelers had to cancel or rebook travel due to weather-related natural disasters raging across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. I’m one of those travelers, yet because of the storm warnings, my female...

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Why T&E Matters: Securing Spending Data
In the wake of recent massive and highly publicized data-breach security crises, everyone is talking about cybersecurity. And they’re no longer doing it behind closed doors. Following the advent of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in...

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4 Best Practices for Healthcare Mileage Reporting
Healthcare organizations already know that tracking personal mileage can be difficult. Relying on employees to estimate miles driven, then manually entering miles into expense reports limits reliability and efficiency. Especially when managing...

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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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Travel & Expense Trends
How CFOs Can Manage Out of Control Employee Spend
How we buy for business is changing. Spend categories formerly under company control have shifted to employee control, creating havoc on managed travel and expense programs. The impact this has on an organization's spend visibility and management,...

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How to Prepare for Responding to a Duty of Care Incident
In our four-part travel risk management series, we’ve discussed potential gaps in duty of care programs, tips for filling those gaps, and the role data plays in implementing a successful risk management (TRM) program. In our final installment, we...

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The Benefits of an Effective Expense Reimbursement Policy
A growing business has many moving parts. When everyone on the team has more than one job to do and only a select few team members have access to corporate credit cards, it can be tempting to forego standardizing an expense policy. No matter your...

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How Technology Can Prevent Fraud and Save Businesses Money
If you have employees, then you have occupational fraud, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In their new global report, they estimate a $7.1B loss per year, based on 2,690 cases analyzed. They estimate the average...

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Top 5 Business Challenges You Didn’t Know AI Could Help With
Advancing processes, policies, and procedures are primary goals when developing a business to run better. Evolving so quickly means that business challenges often arise, and employees are left to sort through the changes. This is even more...

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What’s Blocking the Shift to Automated AP Invoice Processes in the Financial...
Accounts payable problems can seem like they don’t amount to a hill of beans, especially as company leadership grapples with industry challenges. In banking and financial services, those hurdles center on regulation, flattening assets management...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Prevent Higher Ed Faculty and Staff Misspending Before it Happens
Faculty and staff at colleges and universities have increasing access to and are spending more of their institution's money across more spend categories and using more payment methods than ever before. For finance departments who may still be...

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Why T&E Matters: Risk And Compliance
If you’re in financial services (or any other regulated industry, for that matter), compliance comes with the territory. The flow of new regulations is not slowing down, and maintaining compliance can be a daily struggle. Controlling costs and...

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See Which Travel and Expense Solution Stands Out in the IDC MarketScape Report
Digital tools have transformed the way companies capture employee travel and business expenses. Employees are booking travel and making business purchases on mobile devices and in many different locations, meaning the cloud is quickly becoming the...

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Are You the Company’s Invoice Guru? Here's How to Improve Your Processes
The reality for many small and midsize businesses is that their AP best-practices reside on the shoulders of the (often) lone employee who is the AP department. If that resourceful individual is you, it may be difficult to find the time to do...

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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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You’re Not Too Small to be a Victim of Cyber Fraud
We’re all aware that cybercrime exists and it’s a big problem. It’s so big, in fact, that the UK Office for National Statistics reports that cybercrime and fraud account for almost half of all national incidents of crimes. Here in England and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
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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Is Your AP Process Fully Automated? Consider These 4 Telling Scenarios
What seems like automation often isn’t. Accounts payable leaders may feel like their vendor invoice solution is automated, but in reality, it’s frequently full of faxes, scanned images, and other gunk that clogs the process. To help you get a...

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3 Major Benefits to Using a Mobile App for Mileage Reporting in Higher Education
Just as rapidly changing technology has facilitated employees to meet their business needs, it has created ways to empower recruiters, advancement officers, and staff within a higher education institution. Institutions depend on student enrollment...

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BUSINESS TRAVEL
Are You Looking Out for the Safety of Your Employees on the Road?
I am on the road – a lot. I put 1,000 miles on my car and 200,000 miles on a plane each year. With the amount of time I spend traveling for business, sometimes things just don’t go as planned. Case in point: A recent business trip to the SAP...

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Connect Travelers, Managers, Suppliers, and Partners for a Best-Run Travel...
Travel managers are always on the lookout for ways to balance the needs of their business with the wants of their travelers. The SAP Concur App Center makes achieving this balance easier by connecting travel managers, travelers, and suppliers...

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Looking to Save Money on Business Travel? Start with Your Travel Policy
With business travel on the rise, companies are looking for ways to keep costs low. But when it comes to decreasing employee expenses, low-cost airfare and rideshare programs are only one part of the story. Putting a solid travel policy in place...

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One solution for connecting your travel, expense and invoice data
With changes in the way of how business is done, spends are becoming varied across different categories. Employees are using more than one method to incur business expenses – be it personal credit cards, digital payments or cash. Business travel...

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SAP Concur gains 38500 customers and reaches 46.5 million end users globally.
Mike Eberhard, President, Concur Technologies in an interview with BW BusinessWorld discusses the changing times of business and the increase in demand for business travel. Concur Technologies over the last 15 years have gained 38500 customers and...

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Speed Up Your T&E Approval Process by Eliminating Ambiguity
Figuring out what is and what is not considered a travel expense should be easy, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Try telling this to the employee standing in the airport newsstand debating whether the bag of snacks in their hand...

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Uncovering the Hidden Costs and Business Opportunities in Invoice Processing
When was the last time you took a close look at your current accounts payable process? Cutting costs and boosting profits are a priority for most businesses, but many do not realize the hidden costs of simply paying the bills. In fact, the average...

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How a unified IT and finance strategy helps in smart spend analysis
Too many finance leaders still rely on manual spend management tools, which are time intensive and prone to errors. In other cases, businesses use multiple solutions from different vendors to manage travel, expense and invoice processes. This...

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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 study by American Productivity and Quality Center showed that because...

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What Every CFO Should Know About Employee Spend
Some finance teams may feel they have employee spend well managed across their organization. Reports are being sent to the CEO’s desk and, at a high level glance, they seem to be in order, within budget and pass muster. Yet, as we look at how...

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Manual to Mobile: How and Why to Make the Shift
It’s underway For generations, businesses worked on paper. Whether it was communication, bookkeeping, or expense reports, people toiled away entering numbers on gridded sheets, checking, double checking, and correcting errors. To work on the...

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SAP Concur Doubles Down on Keeping Travelers Safe with Expanded Concur Locate...
Traveler safety is a growing concern in light of incidents like the shooting at a prominent Silicon Valley headquarters just down the road from my office. At the time, a faculty member with a U.S. research institution received a Concur Locate...

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Do You Have the Visibility You Need Into Your Company’s Finances?
Keeping track of business finances is an important part of your organization’s success. Always having a pulse on money coming and going allows you to make business decisions quickly and with confidence. However, without the right reporting tools,...

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3 Ways to Increase the Impact of Your IT team With Native SAP Integration
Becoming a best-run business requires strategic thinking and bold steps into a largely interconnected digital future. Because these steps often require the adoption and development of new technologies, IT organizations have a very big role to...

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The Top 4 Spend Management Challenges Financial Service Firms Face
From barter to bitcoin—in an industry driven by modern technology, the financial services industry has had to continually adapt to navigate through change. Heavy compliance regulations like SOX and FINRA, have also forced companies to spend their...

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Use Technology to Keep Your Travelers Safe
More and more employees are traveling on behalf of their companies, and growing numbers of business travelers means a growing responsibility to traveler safety. Fortunately, a growth in innovation has spurred on the creation of tools companies can...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Why T&E Matters: Digitalization
It could be said that the financial services industry is built on paperwork – and if you’ve been part of it for long, you’ll no doubt agree. We’re talking, of course, about the paper processes, manual expense reports, and other legacy T&E...

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Travel & Expense Trends
All About Compliance: What, Where, and Why You Should Care
For employees, compliance can be a daunting term as it seems to imply firm rules and strict regulations. Yet compliance doesn’t have to negatively impact employee experience. With the right tools, checks and balances, it may even be possible to...

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BUSINESS TRAVEL
The truth about TripLink
Often when finance leaders or travel managers hear of TripLink, they think of open booking, i.e., enabling business travelers to book wherever and however they want, outside of their company travel program. But in reality, rather than helping your...

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SAP Concur Taps Jim Lucier, Chief Revenue Officer for North America and Chief...
BELLEVUE, Wash., April 29, 2019 – SAP Concur, the world’s leading provider of integrated travel, expense, and invoice management solutions, today announced the appointment of Jim Lucier as president. A long-time veteran of SAP Concur, Jim Lucier...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Value of Automating Your AP Process
When was the last time you calculated just how much your company spends on your accounts payable processing? If you were to take into consideration time spent on invoice reconciliation and management, along with any late fees or interest charged...

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Want to Grow a Business? Lay a Solid Foundation with Intelligent,...
As a finance leader, you play a critical role in helping the CEO overcome barriers to growth and expand the business. You can help drive business growth by: Concur Invoice Self-Guided DemoGrowing a business? Join our webinar with Oxford Economics...

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Automating AP and Expense Processes: The Secret to Controlling Stress
Running a business is an investment – you need to spend money to make money. But when it comes to managing your spend, there’s no room for error if you’re going to accurately forecast, budget, and invest. That means every expense report needs to...

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To Be a Leader, Put People First, Your Position Second, and Pride Last
Asian culture is very big on tradition. Sometimes it’s harmless, but sometimes it’s not. And there is one tradition I absolutely do not agree with in the office: top-down hierarchy. This tradition has many names: guanxi, “giving face”, even the...

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Travel & Expense Trends
EY Sheds Light on 3 Key Business Travel Risk Areas
Global risks are on the rise for companies, and they are coming from new sources. Executives must respond to new uncertainties such as trade wars and emboldened regulatory authorities, and understand how these changes apply across a company’s...

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Travel & Expense Trends
The Impact of Online Booking Tool Configurations on Global Travel
Whether you’re planning to “go global” or if your company already has a globalized corporate travel program, it is crucial to understand the role of your online booking platform. The technical configuration of the tool, along with strategic agency...

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Introducing SAP Business Exchange - A Community to Help You Grow and Connect
Introducing SAP Business Exchange - A Community to Help You Grow and Connect  www.sap-business-exchange.com At Fusion, our annual customer conference, we unveiled our refreshed and enhanced community site, SAP Business Exchange. This community is...

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How to Improve Cashflow: Top Tips for Finance
When your business uses manual, paper-based finance processes, all the information you need is there, but finding it in a timely manner is hard. That means it’s hard to keep track of cashflow – and even harder to improve it. Finance automation...

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Empower Your Finance Team with Continuous Accounting
Little and often: It’s an approach that’s recommended for self-improvement activities such as exercise and learning. It’s also recommended for keeping on top of chores such as gardening and housework. You can apply this approach at work, too. In...

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The Secret to Successfully Scaling Up Culture is Letting Go
I believe that getting culture right is the key to business growth. But at the same time, growth also poses the greatest risk to culture. It is relatively easy to foster openness, warmth, and genuine trust amongst a small group of people – but how...

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Why Employee Well-Being is the Key to Sustainable Business Growth
Every small-business owner wants to see their company grow, but growth must be sustainable. And sustainability goes beyond financials – it also means prioritizing your employees’ well-being. Grow too slowly and the lack of momentum can hurt...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Expense Automation and Mobile AI: Time to Embrace a New Norm
I recently visited the head of sales at a retail company and had just shown him the machine learning receipt capture technology on the SAP Concur mobile app. What he said surprised me. He was struggling to see the benefit their team would gain as...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Creating a Healthy Balance of Work and Life Can Propel Your Business Forward
Running a small business often means wearing many hats, getting pulled in multiple directions, and sometimes spending nights and weekends working. When time is our most precious commodity, it needs to be spent wisely and not on tedious tasks such...

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Do You Have a Supplier Invoice Policy in Place?
A supplier invoice policy is one of those documents that every business should have. An effective policy will greatly reduce the amount of time related to the tasks of approving and processing vendor invoices, addressing exceptions, or storing,...

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The One Email Leaders Should Send Daily
I’m not a big fan of competition. A lot of businesses use it to motivate their people to do better, but it also inevitably demoralizes the ones who don’t make it to the top of the top. It’s a zero-sum game where nobody wins in the long run. I’ve...

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Power Your Accounts Payable by Integrating AP Processes With Your ERP
Accounting is a fundamental building block of your business. However, for many years, accounts receivable (AR) and accounts payable (AP) functions remained largely unchanged. As a result, they suffered from three primary issues: siloed...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Automated Expense Management is Key to Finance Efficiency
As employees have more ways to incur travel expenses than ever, now is the time to rethink your company's strategy to thrive in changing times. Automating your financial processes can be an important part of such a strategic plan, and research...

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Innovating VAT Reclaim Through Automation with Taxback International
As we prepare to exhibit at SAP Concur Fusion for the ninth year in a row, we can’t help but reflect on all the fun we’ve had at Fusion events across the globe - from Las Vegas, New Orleans and Seattle to Tokyo, London, Paris and more. It’s been...

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Use Corporate Cards and P-Cards to Gain Visibility and Control of Employee Spend
As we continue exploring how to better manage employee initiated spend, this article focuses on using corporate cards and P-cards as a means to facilitate unstructured spend visibility and control. Furthermore, it highlights the benefits of...

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Here's the Travel Expense Policy Template You Need
Setting clear guidelines is important in every aspect of business, particularly with your most valued audience – your employees. Managing expense and travel is no exception. And, with an average of 10% of a company's business budget devoted to...

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3 Ways a Travel Management Company Can Transform Your Business
According to a J.P. Morgan study, company T&E (travel & expense) is the second largest expense behind payroll. The good news is that it can largely be controlled—if you have the right tools and expertise. The bad news is a lot companies...

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How to Calculate Mileage with Concur Drive
When driving around for work, you have enough to worry about. Whether you’re a saleswoman on the way to close a big deal or a doctor off to make a house call, you should be focusing on the task at hand rather than calculating and recording the...

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Do You Have All Your Business Risks Covered?
For finance managers, it’s very easy to focus on the risks that fall into your remit: failing to comply with legislation, breaching travel and expense policy, falling victim to fraud, and the like. But businesses face other risks too. And as a...

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Automating AP and Expense Processes: The Secret to Controlling Stress
Running a business is an investment – you need to spend money to make money. But when it comes to managing your spend, there’s no room for error if you’re going to accurately forecast, budget, and invest. That means every expense report needs to...

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Catalyzing Economic Growth Through Business Travel
In the corporate world, companies continue to uphold the importance of in-person meetings for building and maintaining long-term work relationships and closing business deals. Business travel helps companies expand their business, meet new...

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Compliance and Fraud: What You Can't See Can Cost You
As the way in which we do business and the ways that employees spend on behalf of organizations continue to increase in complexity, issues around compliance and fraud are also increasing in complexity. Many organizations currently perceive that...

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THE NEW RULE FOR MONEY – A ROBUST EXPENSE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
Picture this – Every once in a month, in three months or even six, you and I probably take time out of important work matters to sift through hundreds of physical receipts, to log and process our expenses, manually into a system. This is a...

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Why Digitisation of Corporate Reimbursement is the new imperative for the...
Digitization is sweeping across Corporate India. Everywhere you turn around, you will hear companies adopting digital strategies and automation processes to make their lives easier. The BFSI industry has been leading from the front here – cashless...

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Travel & Expense Trends
See Which Travel and Expense Solution Stands Out in the IDC MarketScape Report
Digital tools have transformed the way companies capture employee travel and business expenses. Employees are booking travel and making business purchases on mobile devices and in many different locations, meaning the cloud is quickly becoming the...

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Fighting Fraud in the Financial Services Industry
The financial services industry and the fight against fraud The ACFE recently published their 2018 report on global fraud and abuse in the workplace, and the findings are eye-opening. With losses from occupational fraud totaling $7 billion last...

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You Need a Risk Management Plan. Here's How to Create One
In the last two blogs we’ve been looking at compliance and risk issues in growing businesses and how to manage it. In this last blog I’ll show you a three-step process for creating a risk management plan in your business. Travel Risk...

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What are Supplier-Direct Bookings, and Do They Impact Your Travel Program?
Employees today have the world in the palm of their hands. In some ways, this makes the travel manager’s job easier, but it can also make it more complicated. For example, mobile devices give employees greater access to suppliers, making it easier...

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Here’s What Companies Should Do to Safeguard their Female Business Travellers
The strongest growth in travel from India in recent years has been from business travelers, and this led to a huge increase in business travel expenditures and budgets. With the growing trend of Indian women traveling on work, companies need to...

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It’s the Time to be on CLOUD: Cloud Computing to shape the Travel Expense &...
Digital transformation has been one of the biggest buzzwords of 2018, and the travel expense industry has not been immune to this trend. But, when we get down to the brass tacks, it’s a different picture. The reality is that even in the current...

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Data privacy an important element, even for travel companies
As Newton put it many years ago, ‘every action has an equal and opposite reaction’. As Digital opportunity rises and companies rush to implement digital transformation, the opposite reaction to this are rising data breaches and thefts. It’s...

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Travel tech to revamp SMEs
In India - the world’s fastest-growing business travel markets - a considerable percentage of the rise in overall corporate travel is attributed to the rise of SMEs. Standing at the US$30 billion mark, corporate travel has huge potential with a...

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Guidance for Growth: The Finance Leader’s Role in Business Expansion
It’s a fact: When small and midsize businesses (SMBs) grow, time and money get stretched to the limit. Companies not only hire more people, invest in new equipment and work space, and buy more materials to produce products, but their employees...

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SAP Concur Provides Real-Time Visibility and Spend Control with New Budget...
According to a recent Oxford Economics report, strong profitability and revenue growth are tied to effective cost control. However, managing spend is increasingly complicated. In the last 15 years, travel spend alone has doubled to more than $1.2...

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Advancements in AI and ML to disrupt business travel
Efficient automation is of paramount importance in the Travel and Expense industry as it reduces the scope of error. It makes business travel easier and more insight-driven for both businesses and travellers. Taking into consideration how business...

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SAP Concur Provides Real-Time Visibility and Spend Control with New Budget...
According to a recent Oxford Economics report, strong profitability and revenue growth are tied to effective cost control. However, managing spend is increasingly complicated. In the last 15 years, travel spend alone has doubled to more than $1.2...

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How to Calculate Mileage with Concur Drive
When driving around for work, you have enough to worry about. Whether you’re a saleswoman on the way to close a big deal or a doctor off to make a house call, you should be focusing on the task at hand rather than calculating and recording the...

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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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3 Ways to Increase the Impact of Your IT team With Native SAP Integration
Becoming a best-run business requires strategic thinking and bold steps into a largely interconnected digital future. Because these steps often require the adoption and development of new technologies, IT organizations have a very big role to...

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How Automation is Changing the Shape of Manufacturing
Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to name a few – the exciting smart technologies available today, and coming tomorrow, is nothing short of a new industrial revolution. As technology...

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Compliance and Fraud: What You Can't See Can Cost You
As the way in which we do business and the ways that employees spend on behalf of organizations continue to increase in complexity, issues around compliance and fraud are also increasing in complexity. Many organizations currently perceive that...

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Press ReleaseFebruary 18, 2020
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SAP Concur Solutions, HDFC Bank & Mastercard Partner to Make Business Travel...
SAP Concur Solutions, HDFC Bank & Mastercard Partner to Make Business Travel a Seamless Experience HDFC Bank launches corporate credit card powered by SAP Concur solutions and Mastercard to eliminate out-of-pocket cash expenses for employees...

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Ask the Experts: Is My Fraud Prevention and Detection Best-In-Class?
PwC’s 2018 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey finds that 49% of organizations globally have been a victim of fraud, an increase from the survey’s previous 36%. It’s no surprise then, that with instances of fraud rising, your organization may...

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Travel & Expense Trends
How Automation Makes It Easier to Comply With Company Travel Policies
Travel and expense fraud isn’t a finance problem. It’s a human problem. When employees book their own travel and then report their expenses, it can be easy to accidentally or purposely fall outside of the corporate travel policy. Meanwhile, a...

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Press ReleaseNovember 21, 2019
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HEIGHTENED NEED FOR TRAVEL & EXPENSE TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION AMONGST INDIAN...
77% of Indian Business travelers say their company is behind in adopting the latest technologies to manage business travel India, 21 November 2019 –As India continues to take rapid steps towards digitalization, India’s business travelers...

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Press ReleaseSeptember 06, 2019
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SAP Concur and Thomas Cook India Strengthen Partnership to Streamline Travel...
Bangalore, India, September 05, 2019 – SAP Concur®, the world’s leading provider of expense, travel and invoice management solutions, today announced the commitment of its partnership with Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., a leading integrated travel and...

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Why T&E Matters: Securing Spending Data
In the wake of recent massive and highly publicized data-breach security crises, everyone is talking about cybersecurity. And they’re no longer doing it behind closed doors. Following the advent of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in...

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