SAP Concur Conversations
Policy with Purpose: How to Create a Travel Program that Meets Both Employer and Employee Needs with Fox World Travel
Season 4, Ep. 6
As the role of corporate travel managers has evolved from gatekeepers of travel policy to crafters of value-rich, culture-aligned business travel experiences, there is a growing need to shift the mentality around travel policies and programs to meet these new expectations. The “set it and forget it” mentality of years past is not only outdated, but inadequate. Today’s travel policies — and the policies of tomorrow —must be agile, regularly reviewed and adjusted, and created in support of company goals and in alignment with company culture.In this episode of the SAP Concur Conversations podcast, Ben Claxton, Online Technology Manager for Fox World Travel, and Jeff Saydah, Director of Global Client Solutions for Fox World Travel, share the “secret sauce” for building a world-class travel program (spoiler: your travel program is NOT a rotisserie chicken), detail how to leverage data to inform travel policy and program decisions, break down how to measure the success of your travel policy and program, and discuss how the best programs both shape and are shaped by company culture.
From Historian to Soothsayer: How CFOs Can Future-Ready Their Organizations in the Age of Complexity
Season 4, Ep. 5
In recent years, the role of financial leaders has evolved from historian to soothsayer, and yet CFOs don’t have a crystal ball to predict the future. Whether it’s optimizing operations and upping productivity or accelerating growth and addressing sustainability, today’s CFOs are being asked to drive enterprise reinvention and navigate an overwhelming number of complex decisions. It’s “to the point where 68% of CFOs are driving three or more enterprise-wide transformation initiatives in parallel,” says Aneel Delawalla, who leads Accenture’s CFO and enterprise value strategy practice. With the increasing weight of large-scale organizational decisions resting on their shoulders, how can CFOs rethink the ways they approach business challenges and productively and proactively guide their organizations through transformation? How should they reassess and reimagine their decision-making to activate change more effectively? And how can they maximize the effectiveness of their strategic decision-making to better navigate today’s fast-paced and complex business environment, and better ready their organizations for the challenges ahead? In this episode of the SAP Concur Conversations podcast, Aneel Delawalla, Managing Director of Accenture Strategy, CFO & Enterprise Value, and Paul Carr, Accenture’s HXM Ecosystem Lead for Solutions, explore how CFOs can make better, faster, and more strategic decisions that will future-ready their organizations and set the stage for success.
Duty of Care: Protecting Your Travelers Protects Your Bottom Line with Deloitte
Season 4, Ep. 4
Over the past few years, employee wellness has taken center stage as leaders are increasingly expected to weave wellness into the fabric of their companies. And that’s exactly why duty of care — an organization’s legal obligation to protect employees from harm — matters. When business leaders create a safe environment for their employees, it establishes employee trust and loyalty. Beyond that, predicting risk, taking preventative measures, and responding quickly to crises help maintain business continuity. The bottom line? Businesses are beginning to view duty of care as a strategic tool to protect their workers while strengthening and sustaining their organization. In this episode of the SAP Concur Conversations podcast, Oren Geshuri of Deloitte explores what it means to keep employees safe in a complex world and how top business leaders embed employee wellness into their travel programs and incorporate duty of care into their company culture.
Rewriting the Rules: How the Next Generation Is Shaping the Future of Business Travel
Season 4, Ep. 3
A new era of business travelers is upon us, and they don’t play by the same rules as the generations before them. With Gen Z on track to comprise roughly 30% of the workforce by 2030, bringing with them an entirely different set of expectations, organizations must be prepared to evolve the employee experience to meet these new expectations that aren’t just anticipated — they’re inevitable. How can organizations evolve their travel and expense (T&E) program from a recovery state to one of resilience and adaptability for these next generations as they enter, and will soon dominate, the workforce? Find out in this episode of the SAP Concur Conversations podcast as thirty-year travel industry expert and resident thought leader, Ralph Colunga, breaks down how organizations can ready themselves for the next era of business travelers — and why they should.Transcript |
The Magic of Keeping It Simple: Implementing Travel, Expense, and Invoice Automation
Season 4, Ep. 2
As an implementation partner and reseller, Flexso has had great success in helping customers integrate Concur, SuccessFactors, and other SAP systems. The secret to that success? “It's in the small things,” said Roeland Vanbeselaere, Project Manager at Flexso, as he described the importance of being able to log in smoothly and swiftly to back-office, finance systems – especially as a first-time employee on the job. Join us for this episode as we dive into the importance of system integration and how project management experts at Flexso help put the customer in the driver’s seat.
Anywhere, Any Currency, Any Time: Transforming International Payments for Businesses with TransferMate
Season 4, Ep. 1
Paying international vendors and employees in multiple currencies is a significant challenge for most businesses and was made even more challenging during the 2020 pandemic. Join us for this episode on SAP Concur Conversations as we sit down with Michael Cullen, Vice President of Sales at TransferMate, to discuss how the company became instrumental in the international payments space, providing businesses with the ability to make and receive payments anywhere in the world, in any currency, at any time – with utmost security and cost efficiency.
Redefining the Meaning of Paper Trail: An SAP Concur Conversation with George Washington University
Season 3, Ep. 12
In 2012, George Washington University revolutionized their spend management system from outdated and clunky to streamlined and efficient by implementing SAP Concur solutions. In this compelling podcast, you will hear from the Director of University Payables and the Associate Vice President of Supply Chain at GWU about their 10-year transformation story with SAP Concur.
Viable for VAT? Verifying the Ins and Outs of Domestic and Foreign Tax Compliance with Blue dot
Season 3, Ep. 11
Employees are back to traveling for business, and with it, the requirement to report both domestic and foreign expenses for tax compliance initiatives abroad. But businesses often experience roadblocks, especially when there are hundreds of global tax regulations that vary from country to country and frequently change over the course of a year. Listen in as we navigate the world of tax compliance – everything from understanding complex regulations, eligibility, and disqualification to managing bleisure travel. Blue dot helps solve for the manual lift of tracking and reporting, a risk that could forfeit it all.
Zoom into SaaS Management for Lower Cost and Compliance with Zylo
Season 3, Ep. 10
Employees are using company funds to buy necessities for work, such as tools, applications, office supplies, and subscriptions. “People feel that they have the ability to pay for something, or to buy something, and they use many different spend channels to do it,” shares Jeanne Dion, Vice President of the Value teams at SAP Concur. It was a growing problem that many organizations felt: “There was a growing and escalating issue around the number of applications and the amount of money that companies were spending on SaaS applications, and so we went out to solve that problem,” said Ben Pippenger, Co-Found of Zylo. The average company spends $65 million annually on SaaS and has an average number of 323 applications - nearly 40% of it going to waste. Join us for this episode as we zoom into SaaS management with Ben Pippenger.