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6 Ways Finance Can Drive Greater Employee Expense Compliance
Many finance leaders tell us that achieving greater levels of expense compliance is top of their agenda. They are looking to guide better employee compliance with the company travel and expense guidelines to prevent out-of-policy spend. They’re...

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Key Secrets of the Modern Finance Leader (Part 1)
Finance directors and CFOs’ ‘to do’ lists are getting longer. They are increasingly expected to take on everything from growth planning and risk management to pricing strategies and compliance. Such responsibilities are only going to grow – almost...

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Tech is Top for Small Businesses in 2016
Recently, research from Barclays Business showed that 39 per cent of SMEs (small to medium business) think that improved tech will have a positive impact on business – making it the most important factor in business success according to those that...

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Football and managerial styles...is there a link?
Football isn’t a game that is particularly renowned for its stability. As of this week, there have currently been 42 managers sacked across the four major leagues of the beautiful game in England; an alarming stat that shows just how small the...

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Key Secrets of the Modern Finance Leader (Part 2)
In the second and final part of this blog series Dafydd Llewellyn, UK MD SMB at Concur, looks at why finance directors and CEO’s need to make the data they use on a daily basis as efficient as possible. Data is a quite often a double-edged sword....

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5 Reasons You Can’t Miss Fusion Exchange in London
In under two weeks, our annual flagship event in London, Fusion Exchange, is taking place at the O2 Intercontinental – and it’s set to be bigger than ever. We’re anticipating over 500 customers and guests to attend on Wednesday 5 October, which is...

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Product News
The Biggest Small Business Trends of 2017
5. Artificial intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) has long been viewed with scepticism and trepidation. Machines taking over our jobs, thinking and acting like humans…it’s a scary thought. But AI can supplement our working lives by speeding...

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A CFO’s path to becoming the next CEO
Many of today’s finance leaders have lofty career aspirations. A recent survey of 200 UK Chief Financial Officers found that 86% wanted to ultimately reach the top job. And more and more CFOs are achieving this goal with 55% of FTSE 100 CEOs...

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Time to spring clean your finance processes?
Spring has well and truly sprung – and with that comes a new tax year and for many businesses, the start of a new financial year. So, if your current financial processes are a little sluggish, this could be the perfect time to spruce them up. Just...

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Do you really need a finance director for your growing business?
So, you already have an accountant and he/she is great with numbers and really smart. Why would you want to pay more to hire a financial director (and aren’t they just glorified accountants anyway?) What can an FD do that an accountant can’t to...

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Product News
Concur diagnoses poor expense practices at the FD Surgery
The FDs’ Excellence Awards 2017 recognising the country’s finest financial leaders and organisations took place this week in London. Now in its 13th year, the awards are aimed at mid-market FDs driving the growth of British businesses. The...

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What does digital transformation mean for SMBs?
Digital transformation is a term that has been bandied about for the last few years, but what does it actually mean and why should small to medium-sized businesses care? Yes, technology has changed in the last few decades and we’ve switched from...

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Keep calm and prepare for a tax audit
A brown envelope from HMRC is never something you want to see in your in-tray. And if you open the envelope to read the dreaded news that your company is going to be the subject of a tax audit, you will be far from the first person to feel fear...

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UK payments culture: enough is enough
The dramatic fall of Carillion exposes the fundamental flaws in the UK economy – that of supplier payments. Last Monday when the news broke, stories of its cleaning company contractors having their corporate cards bounce at petrol stations...

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Meet Generation Z: The Newest Members of Your Workforce
It seems like only yesterday we were talking about Millennials entering the workplace, but it’s already time to start thinking about their successors – Generation Z. (Doesn’t that make us feel old!) Generation Z is generally taken to be the...

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The Challenges and Opportunities of SMB Travel
Last year, it was clear to SAP Concur that a large portion of the UK economy simply wasn’t being serviced when it came to business travel. Although SMBs make up over 99 per cent of private sector businesses in the UK – and crucially employ over 60...

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Visibility is for Life, Not Just Year End
If you’re like many small businesses, it’s hard to find time to step back and look at the numbers. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day and it’s only at year end you look at the books in any detail. But having year-round visibility on your...

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Successful Business Travel? It’s All in the Recipe
The other week, Chris Baker, MD EMEA North, and I were chatting about business travel. We were both just back from trips and were discussing how much the industry has evolved over the last decade. It’s becoming a lot more customer-centric and...

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Is Mileage the Financial Black Hole for European Businesses?
Business travel – both international and national – is a key requirement for thousands of companies across Europe. However, the way that business expenses are submitted and processed is outdated and prone to abuse. My recent article for...

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