Startup finances: A CEO’s guide to effective expense management

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 16 August 2018

Chances are you became the CEO of a startup because you love to build something and watch it grow. You almost certainly didn’t become a CEO because of a burning passion for Excel and expense management. If so, that’s cool too - we’re not here to judge.

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How to choose a virtual credit card for your business

by Yasmine Guyot

Published on 13 August 2018

Online spending is turning the classic company credit card into a security risk. From buying plane and train tickets, booking hotel rooms and renting vehicles, to subscribing to SaaS software, online payments are numerous and varied.  And every one of these payments constitutes another potential risk. Can you truly trust these websites and

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What is ERP? Choosing the right enterprise resource planning system

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 09 August 2018

Choosing the right ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system is as tricky as it is strategic. These tools can be complex and expensive, so it pays to make the right choice.

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What is bookkeeping? A guide for growing businesses

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 26 July 2018

Running a business can be exciting — especially when you're just getting started. However, you'll quickly come to realise some of the less thrilling parts of it — and bookkeeping is definitely one of them.

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Challenger banks: A beginner's guide

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 19 July 2018

In a day and age when virtually all industries are being disrupted, one of the oldest has long stayed the same — banks. But all of that is changing as we speak.

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Startup structure: How to build your finance department for growth

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 10 July 2018

Whether you’re a startup or a large company, there’s always a lot to consider when it comes to financial management. That becomes even more true when it's time to scale up and grow. 

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The CFO wish list: 4 things you desperately want to improve in the employee spending process

by Ragini Bhalla

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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Growth vs scaling: What's the difference and why does it matter?

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 companies have grown incredibly large in a relatively short amount of time. As it turns out, this phenomenon has two different terms that might seem interchangeable — growth vs scaling.

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Streamline your expense management with the 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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Corporate travel management: How to get it under control

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 choose the best expense management software for your business

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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