Open Banking and the Finance Stack of the Future

Business finance software: A work in progress Software for managing business finances is constantly evolving. Finance software started on mainframe computers in the 1970s. It became more widely available throughout the 1990s and early 2000s when the increasing presence of… Read more

How real time visibility helps you save costs

The financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic is considerable. However, the challenges are not insurmountable. To have the best chance of returning to more prosperous times, businesses need to watch every penny very carefully. Controlling costs involves making big decisions… Read more

Getting cash to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

The NHS is not the only organisation that has to go into overdrive during this COVID-19 pandemic. Demand for social care services has never been greater. All organisations that care for vulnerable people in our society are at peak capacity… Read more

Working from home? Best Practices for Managing Spend when Working from Home

Working from home for a longer period of time will take some getting used to for everybody. The finance team is no exception. It starts with simple things like passing around the company card for online purchases. With everybody working… Read more

Get Your Free Expense Policy Template To Improve The Ease of Implementing An Expense and Procurement Policy In Your Organisation

The nature of business expense has changed There was a time when expense was limited to accounting for the cost of Travel & Entertainment (T&E) within business. However, the need for greater flexibility and to be more agile and responsive… Read more

New White Paper: Smart Spend Management Vs Expense Management

Legacy expense management is inappropriate for how we work today The rise of the digital economy has sparked enormous changes in the way the majority of organisations do business. To help companies meet demands for increased operational flexibility and accelerated… Read more

Managing Company Credit Cards

It’s hard to think back to a time when corporate cards were reserved for a handful of senior executives, issued as part of a promotion package. The rise in online spending and growth of employee autonomy has democratised access to… Read more

Procure to Pay Management – Making Procure-to-pay Agile: Part Three

This is the third post of a series about why and how to make procure-to-pay agile focusing on how to best organise the team. In the first post I discussed why procure to pay should be agile. In the second… Read more

Procure to Pay Process – Making Procure-to-pay Agile: Part Two

This is the second post in a series of posts about making procurement and accounts payable more agile focusing on how to continuously improve processes. In the first post we looked at the “why”. In summary, making procurement and accounts… Read more

Procure to Pay Best Practices – Making Procure-to-pay Agile: Part One

This is the first post in a series of posts about making procurement and accounts payable more agile. In this first article we will just look at the “why”. In later posts we will look at the “how”. Most companies… Read more