Growth

Effective Expense Policies for Every Stage of Growth
By The Center Team on November 5, 2019

In business, there’s nothing more exciting than growing from startup to success story. Each milestone introduces new circumstances and complexities requiring constant adaptation. What...

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Process

8 Expense Policies Every Company Needs Now
By The Center Team on October 31, 2019

It’s not uncommon for fast-growing companies to postpone spelling out a formal expense policy, but this is one task that should not be delayed. IRS requirements apply to organizations of...

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Research

Does Expense Management Take Up Too Much of Your Time? You're Not Alone
By The Center Team on October 30, 2019

We asked 250+ finance professionals what frustrates them most about managing expenses. Overwhelmingly, the answer was time:

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Reading List

What We're Reading: October 2019
By The Center Team on October 29, 2019

News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—prioritizing profit over growth, a novel approach to annual planning, and digital-age communication tips.

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From the CEO

Hey CFOs: Your Finance Team is Struggling. Here are 5 Ways to Help.
By Naveen Singh, CEO Center on October 9, 2019

  “Not my team,” you may be thinking. You’ve invested in smarter software and cloud-based systems. You’ve focused on developing talent on your team, adding increasingly specialized roles...

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Research

The Problem With the Expense Management Status Quo
By The Center Team on October 1, 2019

AUDIT APPROACHES VARY BY ROLE AND COMPANY SIZE

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Reading List

What We’re Reading: September 2019
By The Center Team on September 25, 2019

News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—the nuance of facts, what expense reports reveal, and how CFOs can influence tech, talent, and ops.

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Process

The True Cost of Expense Reporting and Management
By The Center Team on September 18, 2019

We surveyed 250+ finance professionals about their process for managing business spend and expenses. If you're like the finance professionals who participated in this survey, you spend a...

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SpendOps

Introducing SpendOps
By The Center Team on September 5, 2019

When Operational Work Becomes A Burden Companies want CFOs and finance departments to play a larger strategic role in achieving business goals. But it’s challenging for many finance...

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Reading List

What We're Reading: August 2019
By The Center Team on August 29, 2019

News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—the balancing act for FP&A, creating clear data-rich presentations, and planning like a futurist.

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Getting Started

The Center Guide to Corporate Cards
By The Center Team on August 6, 2019

Using cards for purchases is so ubiquitous, it’s almost hard to remember when people and businesses used cash or checks. Your business will undoubtedly rely on employees making purchases...

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Reading List

What We're Reading: July 2019
By The Center Team on July 30, 2019

News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—Amazon’s $700M response to the workforce impacts of automation, the future of FP&A as “profitability analytics,” and why...

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Reading List

What We're Reading: June 2019
By The Center Team on June 28, 2019

News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—the role of finance in the automated future, avoiding “fake news” in data analysis, and the most hyped technologies since Y2K.

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Getting Started

How Many Expense Management Tools Does Your Company Need?
By The Center Team on June 26, 2019

As a company grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to get a handle on expenses. Despite innovation in financial tools and strategy, many companies still rely on traditional methods...

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SpendOps

Hiring for Accounts Payable? Think SpendOps Instead
By The Center Team on June 13, 2019

Last week we explored why hiring more people won't solve your expense management problem. This week, let's take a look at how the right finance hire can help evolve your entire...

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SpendOps

Will Hiring Solve Your Expense Management Problems?
By The Center Team on June 5, 2019

“I’m about to hire someone to take over managing expenses.”

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Reading List

May 2019 - What We're Reading
By The Center Team on May 30, 2019

Recent news and insights to keep you up to date and on track—data accountability, uniting your team through problem-solving, and embracing imagination.

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Cost Control SpendOps

The Opposite of Innovation: Cost Control at Tesla
By The Center Team on May 23, 2019

Zack Kirkhorn’s job just got a little tougher. He’s the 34-year-old Harvard business grad named Tesla CFO in March 2019. In addition to his regular job, which includes stabilizing a...

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Reading List

April 2019: What We're Reading
By The Center Team on April 26, 2019

We’re here to help you make your business spending more intelligent, connected, and strategic. Stay up to date and on track with recent insights from business strategy experts and...

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culture

Fiscal Culture is Company Culture. What's Yours?
By The Center Team on April 11, 2019

As we prepared for the launch of our CenterCard program, we encountered a wide range of fiscal cultures. One well-established company's CEO still approves every expense, no matter how...

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