The CFO Wish List: 4 Things You Desperately Want to Improve in the Employee Spending Process

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 21 June 2018

Employee expenses are a daily norm at companies. But there are so many different types of expenses – from paying for recurring software subscriptions/vendors to expensing domestic mileage for client meetings and paying for flights, hotels, meals and everything in between on business trips. The costs can add up – both for employees and the

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The difference between growth vs scaling, and why it matters

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 14 June 2018

Looking at the international business landscape today, it’s hard to ignore the fact that some of them have grown incredibly large in a relatively short amount of time. As it turns out, there are two different terms for this that might seem interchangeable, but actually have a different meaning — growth vs scaling.

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Streamline your expense management with Spendesk & Xero integration

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 07 June 2018

On one side you’ve got the accounting software of choice for the majority of anglo-saxon SMEs. On the other you have the SaaS-based expense management software startup that has set its sights on the top spot in the EU market. Through the magic of API, Xero and Spendesk first came together in September 2017.

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Fintech and UX Design: Building your strategy around users

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 31 May 2018

With customer needs and habits evolving so quickly, it’s often hard to pinpoint them. At the same time, fintech itself is in a constant state of flux and competition is fierce. These two factors make UX (User eXperience) a key issue in this sector.

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Procurement vs Purchasing

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 24 May 2018

People often confuse the terms “procurement” and “purchasing”. But to establish suitable and effective purchasing process guidelines, you have to choose between these two options. 

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Bonjour 👏 Spendesk is now available in French!

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 23 May 2018

For every software with an international ambition, english is the reference language and such was our case. With more than 600 users in France, it was time to honour our roots. So today, we're excited to roll out the entire Spendesk experience in French!

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Get to grips with your corporate travel management

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 17 May 2018

When your company is performing well, that’s reason enough for celebration — but it’s also important to always stay ahead of the curve. You might be expanding internationally sooner than you think, and when that happens there are a lot of things to take into account.

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5 easy steps to choose the best accounting software

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 10 May 2018

Accounting software has evolved a lot in recent years and there is now a wide range of options from which to choose. So how do you decide which one is right for you? What do you actually need? Which criteria must you be sure to satisfy? We’ve come up with a clear five-step guide and a checklist to help you make the right choice!

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How to pick the best expense management software for your company

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 03 May 2018

Your company is growing fast, and you’re looking for great expense management software to support the financial side of your business. That’s not an easy task, as the market is saturated with options and they all have their pros and cons — but we’re here to help! 

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How to better manage spending for co-working spaces

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 26 April 2018

Over the last couple of years, co-working has become a defining factor in the way we work. As they can’t be seen as just a fleeting trend anymore, it's time to rethink the financial workflow of these spaces.

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Everything you need to know about mileage allowances

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 19 April 2018

Almost every company incurs travel costs for business trips and other work-related driving. Especially the latter can quickly stack up when you’re dealing with lots of employees who are constantly hitting the road — and that’s exactly why there are mileage allowances. 

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How to define reimbursable expenses for your business

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 12 April 2018

In a previous article on this blog, we explained the basics of setting up an expense policy. There was just one thing that we left out — which kinds of expenses you should include. That’s what we’re looking at today.

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E-Procurement 101: understanding the basics

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 05 April 2018

We can do (almost) anything online today, so why not company purchasing too? Procurement management is going paperless and many companies are now opting for e-procurement.

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Why we think prepaid cards are better than credit cards

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 29 March 2018

Chances are you don't carry much cash around anymore. That's not strange — the convenience and security of plastic money is hard to beat. But while you're probably familiar with the classic, physical debit or credit cards, you might not have heard of the cards you can get as a Spendesk customer.

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Why the future of expense management systems is looking bright

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 22 March 2018

How did we get to 2018 and are able to launching cars into space, but still have to deal with the daily struggles of expense management? As it turns out, a bright future of effortless expenditure is waiting just around the corner. 

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