More recent stories from Christene Oganov
innovation
This isn’t even scary.
A few years ago, we published a whitepaper entitled “The Robots are Coming.” It garnered significant attention because, while it was about the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) and their ability to sort through...

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products in action
If there was ever a time to keep an eye on your money, it’s always.
Remember the first time mom gave you money to run down to the store and grab some milk? And you thought, “Heck, milk is cheap. I’ll have plenty left over for a bag of candy – and she’ll never know!” Yeah, well, she knew. The story isn’t much...

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products in action
Like finding a needle in a tech stack.
What to look for when looking for a travel and expense management solution. It isn’t about the money (okay, it’s about the money), but in this case it’s about more than the money. Any tool can keep track of expenses and help you keep spending in...

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travel & expense trends
So what else happened during the pandemic?
Significant travel and expense management market developments that snuck up on everyone while we were otherwise occupied. File this one under the “it’s no one’s fault” category. When the pandemic struck, we were all taken by surprise. Then, when...

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products in action
Don’t let legacy be your legacy.
Examining the five stages of travel and expense program maturity. The pandemic didn’t tap you on the shoulder and whisper, “Hey, you should really think about updating your legacy travel and expense (T&E) systems so you can more easily adapt...

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who we are
No one knows the future, but here are five really good guesses.
Staying on top of spending by staying on top of change. Our first prediction is that you weren’t planning to read this whole blog. But we’ll change that with one simple statement: "The how, where, and why of corporate spending have changed...

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travel & expense trends
Empowering Your People for a Better Employee Experience
More than ever, your employees know what they want from their jobs, where they want to do the work, and what they’ll tolerate. Pandemics apparently do that. If there’s a big job-related lesson from recent years, it’s that remote work can work well...

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products in action
Embracing Digital Solutions and Engaging Employees
How do you free finance team members for the meaningful work they want to do? And as a finance leader, how can you balance the need for flexibility and resilience with the pressure to manage costs and ensure compliance? It’s a juggle occurring...

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products in action
Travel and Expense’s Key Role in Improving Employee Experience
Here’s a dream world for many of your employees: Travel and expense technology and processes that make their work and lives easier instead of complicated, whether they’re on the road, in the office, or working from home. It’s technology that flags...

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products in action
You’ve Been Flexible, but Are You Ready for What’s Ahead?
You adapted, readapted, and reinvented. You developed more resilience than you thought possible. But if there’s one lesson from the past two years, it’s that more challenges and opportunities are ahead. Many of your company’s policies and...

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products in action
Integrate Solutions, Be the Finance or IT Leader the Times Demand
If you’re the one making the decisions in finance or IT, your role in the organization has changed. No longer do you just corral numbers or keep computers running, important as those tasks are. You’re now expected – and likely energized,...

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products in action
Is meaningless work what you hired people to do?
It’s just like your mom said when you were supposed to be cleaning your room: “Of course you don’t like it. It’s work, and work is hard.” She was right. Work is hard. It is a challenge. And that’s precisely what makes it so rewarding. Hard work...

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products in action
Can you use “work” and “happiness” in the same sentence?
In the Olden Days – let’s say the 1980s – employers didn’t always put employee happiness at the top on the corporate hierarchy of needs. Sure, it was good to know people liked their jobs, but it was their output that really mattered. Output still...

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Business Spend Management
Let’s see what they got away with: A quick look at 2022 spending.
Your drive to Cleveland was 286 miles, so you might as well round that up to 300. And dinner? Well, that was a little more than your per diam, but hey, you haven’t had work dinner in two years, so why not splurge? Speaking of which, you had to buy...

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Business Spend Management
When’s the last time you measured your measurements?
Before we get into all that, I just want to ask how you’re doing. It’s been a long couple of years – hard years on all of us – and because I care, I want to know how you are. You know, financially. Okay, so there’s a conversation your mother would...

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