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business travel
Asia Pacific Travellers Put Personal Safety Above All Else
Business travellers report feeling unsafe, with business travel not getting easier or less stressful according to an SAP Concur survey SINGAPORE – SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has announced the results of a new SAP® Concur® survey revealing the challenges...

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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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business travel
Business or pleasure? Corporate travel should be both
After reading my colleague Madanjit’s recent post about the emotive appeal of travel, I got to thinking: are we underselling corporate travel’s potential for innovation? To me, corporate travel occupies a uniquely exciting position at the juncture...

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business travel
Keeping the “black swans” of corporate travel in check
You rarely see disruption coming until it happens. I’m not talking about organisational change here – I’m thinking about far more tangible events, like getting caught up in a natural disaster or a terror threat while abroad. Or, as my newest...

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travel & expense trends
As it turns out, managing your money is a good thing
This won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but, as Oxford Economics recently pointed out, effectively controlling spending is key to boosting performance and efficiency. The surprise, perhaps, is in how CFOs are doing it. Or maybe we should say how...

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travel & expense trends
Is your expense policy costing you top talent?
Within the next five years, most employees will be millennials. They will have grown up with mobile devices, apps, and technology that’s as simple and seamless to use as it is powerful. They expect the same in their workplaces. What happens when...

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travel & expense trends
5 reasons why T&E deserves its own IT budget
When I first started out working in corporate travel in Asia, it was almost impossible to get local companies to even talk about Travel & Expense (T&E). A lot has changed since then, but T&E still tends to be overlooked as a budget...

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innovation
Four facts that put Fintech first
The Singapore Fintech Festival is just around the corner. Asia’s fintech industry continues to grow in leaps and bounds: Last year, fintech investments in the region reached more than US$10 billion, and governments are doing their best to...

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travel & expense trends
Could apathy shipwreck your company’s finances?
Newton’s First Law of Motion, which says an object will keep its current course until a force affects it, also applies to back-end finances. So much so that I believe Concur’s greatest competitor isn’t any other Travel & Expense (T&E)...

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