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How to get the most benefits from your corporate card program

  • November 16, 2017
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  • Ethan Laub and Maggie Joy
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  • Finance & AP
Corporate card programs have many benefits for both employees and companies. Employees don’t have to pay out of pocket for travel and other expenses, and wait for reimbursement. The company gets more control and visibility into what is being spent, and can benefit financially from rebates from the corporate card…Read blog post

The No Mouse Left Behind Guide to Change Management

I love change. I couldn't live in a job that didn't have change every day, and I’m fortunate to have spent most of my career in change agent roles, starting when I worked at Tyco in the early 90s. The whole business world was on an M&A binge at that…Read blog post

Building your procurement and sourcing function for scale

So you’ve decided you need to up your procurement and sourcing game in order to improve the bottom line at your mid-market company. Usually, that’s a decision that’s heavily driven by a need to achieve economies of scale as you grow, so a prime consideration in starting the function, or…Read blog post

6 signs you need to optimize procurement and sourcing

What is the best model and resourcing plan for your procurement and sourcing organization? This question is particularly challenging for mid-market companies. They’re focused on growth and revenue, and haven’t given managing spending nearly as much consideration. Typically they’ve gotten several rounds of funding in order to grow. Investors…Read blog post

The battle-tested CPO guide to a successful P2P transformation

You’re hired! After the jubilation of accepting a job wears off and you’re successfully on-boarded to your new company, you learn you have 100 days to develop a plan--a plan that will begin a journey of procurement transformation that surpasses the expectations you shared during the new hire process. The opportunity is…Read blog post