Top Finance Hacks Shared by Our Employees

We’ve seen plenty of finance hack fails over the years – and we’re sure you have, too! We’re talking about those manual process fixes that add up to more time and money in the long run, not to mention the “simple” solutions that often create more complexity than they solve.

Our “Let’s automate that” global campaign puts a spotlight on some of the best—or should we say, worst—workarounds that we’ve heard in market when a business doesn’t have an automated solution in place.

How did we gather these finance hack fails? We went right to the perfect source: our employees!

“I Thought I’d Seen Everything…”

At the start of 2022, we sent a request to SAP Concur employees worldwide and asked them to share the most common, ingenious, and cringe-worthy process workarounds they’ve seen used by businesses of all sizes.

Here are some of our favourite submissions:



No matter the finance hack, there’s a solution for that. Our campaign highlights how you can eliminate the finance hacks that are holding back your business: Let’s automate that.

For our employees, however, Let’s automate that is more than just a campaign tagline. It’s an expression of their passion and commitment for solving today’s toughest spend management challenges. For solving your toughest challenges.

Take a moment right now to consider how your company currently tracks and controls spending:

  • Are there any unnecessary steps that can be removed?
  • Are there bottlenecks that can be eliminated?
  • Are there new expense categories or suppliers that you didn’t have before?
  • Are there new policies to be added to fit those new categories and suppliers?

Equally important, do you know how your employees, managers, and colleagues in IT and HR would answer those same questions?

Finding the answers will be the first step on your automation journey, and one our team is ready to take with you. In fact, we’ve put together a guide on how to build a business case for automation that your entire company can get behind: Choosing the Right Travel and Expense Management Solution for Your Small to Medium-Sized Business.

Want to know more about the potential ROI of expense automation for your business? Make sure to also read the latest IDC report on The Business Value of SAP Concur solutions.


Get Around Your Workarounds. Let’s Automate That.

If your business is still relying on finance hacks, it’s time to digitalise your spend management with SAP Concur solutions. It’s easier than you may think. We’ll show you how.

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