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New Aberdeen Group T&E Expense Management Research

By on January 27, 2010 in Expense, Poll with 0 Comments
New Aberdeen Group T&E Expense Management Research

Over the last five years, Aberdeen has chronicled the advancements in the travel and entertainment (T&E) expense management space, utilizing our fact-based research to highlight the various strategies, actions and technology solutions utilized by top-performing enterprises to drive down expense-processing costs and increase internal policy compliance.

I am authoring a new study in the expense management space, set to publish at the end of February. The State of Travel and Entertainment Expense Management report will identify expense management as a strategic internal force and pinpoint the exact perception of this process across the modern business market. The new study will also detail the benefits of expense management automation and track the growing importance of collaboration between the travel and procurement groups.

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Executive Interview Series Recap on Expense Management Vendors

By on January 21, 2010 in Expense, Interviews with 0 Comments

Executive Interview Series Recap on Expense Management Vendors

Here are some “honorable mentions” based on our initial review:

Best Fortune 500 or BTN 100 solution:
Concur
IBM
Infor
Ariba
CyberShift

Most Cost Efficient Solution (based on limited information researched):
Exspend
Certify
Databasics
ExpenseAnywhere
Expensify

Best Overall Expense Management Solutions:
Concur
Infor
Exspend
Databasics
Certify

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Interview with IBM

By on January 12, 2010 in Interviews with 1 Comment
Interview with IBM

ExpenseMatters.com Interview Series by Cary Strange: Interview #13 – IBM

With an enormous employee population worldwide and a vast array of clients located in every corner of the globe, it’s no surprise that IBM is one of the world’s largest traveling organizations. In 1991 we released our internal automated expense management solution. Since then we’ve continued to build upon its proven platform to become a leading provider of flexible travel and expense (T&E) reporting solutions for more than 500 worldwide organizations. In fact, we manage more than US$3billion in travel spend and process more than 15 million expense reports annually. By partnering with us, we help companies proactively reduce their travel spend and lower related costs by optimizing their business processes, including T&E, through a combination of innovative technology, unmatched expense management expertise, world-class global support and superior delivery capabilities in services and software.

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