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The Center Team

Navigating Uncertainty

Advice from CEOs on Navigating an Economic Downturn
By The Center Team on March 25, 2020

As the global Covid-19 crisis escalated this week, we tuned in to hear Center’s co-founder and executive chair Steve Singh (currently managing director for Madrona Venture Group)...

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Reading List

What We're Reading: February
By The Center Team on February 27, 2020

News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—hiring strategies, data-driven decision making, technical accounting, and more.

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News

Center Introduces a New Era of Expense Management
By The Center Team on February 18, 2020

Integrated corporate card program and AI-powered expense software transform expense management with real-time transaction data

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What We're Reading: January
By The Center Team on January 28, 2020

News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—from AI and shareholder value to vision talks and data visualization.

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Process

Does Your Expense Automation Stop at the Back Office? It Doesn't Have To.
By The Center Team on January 23, 2020

According to HFS Research, global process automation is expected to increase by 70% in the next two years. But as the controller of a large Bay Area software company recently lamented,...

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Visibility

Decentralized Spend: What You Can't See Can Hurt You
By The Center Team on January 21, 2020

We all have optical blind spots — the visual field of our eyes where we’re simply unable to detect an image. Decentralized employee spend is the business “blind spot” equivalent.

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Optimize

Streamlined Expense Management is Good for the Whole Company
By The Center Team on January 15, 2020

The expense report is the great business equalizer. Company size, title, and team are irrelevant. If you are in business, at some point you have come into contact with an expense report.

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Reading List

What We're Reading: December 2019
By The Center Team on December 31, 2019

News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—the importance of purpose, the changing role of technology, and what inspires employee loyalty.

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Process

Shining Light on Five Common Expense Report Blind Spots
By The Center Team on December 10, 2019

  If most finance teams could have a superpower, it would be visibility. Knowing what’s coming, what’s been charged, and what’s been paid sounds easy enough, but blind spots are all too...

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Process

The Path to "Just Right" Spend Controls
By The Center Team on December 5, 2019

Figuring out the right approach to spend controls can feel like a forest of uncertainties. Some companies go the laissez-faire route and wander on and off their policy path at a whim (if...

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Process

Spending Too Much Time on Accruals? Real-Time Data Can Help
By The Center Team on December 3, 2019

  The True Cost of Accruals

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Reading List

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

News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—a renewed focus on cash, proven decision-making tools, and tips for optimizing cloud spend.

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Optimize

Financial FOMO is Real
By The Center Team on November 21, 2019

  Sidelined By Missed Opportunity

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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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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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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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