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Your Employees Want to Do the Right Thing
By The Center Team on November 15, 2018

We recently surveyed 300 employees at a range of small, medium-sized, and large companies for a deeper understanding of their attitudes toward business travel, expense reports, and...

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October 2018: What We're Reading
By The Center Team on October 31, 2018

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

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Insight Process

Are Spreadsheets Something to Celebrate?
By The Center Team on October 17, 2018

There’s a holiday for just about everything, it seems, and today happens to be National Spreadsheet Day.

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Insight Growth Cost Control

What To Do When Your Spending Outpaces Your Growth
By The Center Team on October 2, 2018

A high-flying start-up drops $4 million on its holiday party. Its 5,000 employees have free run of the lavish theater where the Grammys are awarded, surrounding bars and restaurants...

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Take Your Company's Spend from Outdated to Optimized
By The Center Team on October 2, 2018

As we approach the end of the year, there’s one word on many executive’s minds: budget. With only three months until 2018, most organizations are working overtime to reconcile profits...

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September 2018: What We're Reading
By The Center Team on September 24, 2018

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

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Insight Spend

How Well Do You Know Your Company's Budget?
By The Center Team on September 6, 2018

Managing budget and spend is time-consuming and complicated. We recently surveyed nearly 250 US-based business owners, CFOs, and managers to build a deeper understanding of how companies...

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August 2018: What We're Reading
By The Center Team on August 31, 2018

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

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Getting Started Spend

5 Tips to Get a Handle on Discretionary Spend
By The Center Team on August 8, 2018

Do you know how much of your company’s budget goes toward discretionary spend? If not, you’re in good company—25% of the business owners and managers we polled recently had “no idea” how...

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July 2018: What We're Reading
By The Center Team on July 31, 2018

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

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Getting Started Research

The Blueprint for Effective Budgeting
By The Center Team on July 17, 2018

In our State of Corporate Budget 2018 survey, we asked the business leaders who gave themselves high marks for managing their budgets what’s working well.

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June 2018: What We're Reading
By The Center Team on June 28, 2018

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

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Strategy Optimize

5 Ways to Lead the Shift to Strategic Spending
By The Center Team on June 20, 2018

The Association of Financial Professionals (AFP) reports that CFOs expect their finance teams to double the amount of time they spend on strategic activities by 2020—a recommendation we...

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Getting Started Research

Who’s Responsible for Keeping Your Budget on Track?
By The Center Team on June 12, 2018

In our State of Corporate Budget 2018 survey, we asked nearly 250 business leaders who  owns keeping the budget on track.

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May 2018: What We're Reading
By The Center Team on May 23, 2018

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

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Getting Started Spend Research

In the Dark About Discretionary Spend?
By The Center Team on May 17, 2018

In our State of Corporate Budget 2018 survey, we asked nearly 250 business leaders what percentage of their spend falls outside of fixed costs like payroll and rent.

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Getting Started Spend Growth

5 Signs Your Company is Ready for a Corporate Card Program
By The Center Team on May 12, 2018

When your company is just starting out, you can usually get by with a small business card or by having employees use their own cards for travel and purchases. But when your company...

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April 2018: What We're Reading
By The Center Team on April 27, 2018

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

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Research Strategy

The Problem With Set It and Forget It Budgets
By The Center Team on April 11, 2018

 

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Research Process

Are Manual Processes Slowing You Down?
By The Center Team on March 30, 2018

In our State of Corporate Budget 2018 survey, we asked nearly 250 business leaders about their budgeting tools and processes.

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