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After more than a decade’s worth of research and development, we have developed an expertise second to none in expense management. It’s a knowledge we love to share; helping to guide you safely through the expenses process and related legislation and hot topics.

We provide clear and concise information and guides to ensure you always have the know-how required for effective expense management. Please, feel free to download as many of our resources as you need or contact us if you have any questions.

The path to mastering your expenses

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A visual guide to show you exactly how Webexpenses simplifies and improves the way businesses are able to track and manage employee spend. Here’s how you can reduce expense processing times by up to 25% when using a cloud-based expense management software.   Click to download the infographic.

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How to banish the expenses ‘devils’ from your business

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Win the workplace battle against expenses fraud The environment in which employees work has a huge impact on how they act. And there’s no better example of this than our attitudes towards expenses. It helps to explain why so many people, who consider themselves to be honest and law-abiding, are willing to carry out expense…

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Expenses Fiddling: Nature or Culture

It has been estimated that fraudulent expense claims costs UK businesses around £3.5 billion each year. These losses reflect the way that ‘fiddling’ expenses has become ingrained in working culture with normally law-abiding employees routinely exaggerating and manufacturing claims. The 2009 scandal involving British MPs revealed the scale of this problem in the world of…

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A guide to improving business efficiency

A Changing Workplace Finding the most efficient ways to work is an elusive challenge. As a business grows and technology continues to change, the processes and tools used within a workplace must also evolve. In the past, these changes have tended to be incremental tweaks and improvements. Since the arrival of digital communications, tools and…

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Expenses ROI Calculator

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The ROI calculator is designed to help you make an informed decision on the benefits of using an expense management solution. The underlying assumptions are based on information from various sources, including studies by American Express and Ernst & Young, the European Commission, Webexpenses research and client interviews. The form below allows you to amend the…

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The business benefits of digital expense reporting

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How do you control company costs when you have so little accurate information about them? This has been one of the main barriers preventing businesses from properly managing employee expenses. With outdated systems and paper-based processes unable to provide accurate data, companies have found themselves dangerously vulnerable to inefficiency, compliance breaches and workplace fraud. It’s…

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How to automate your accounts payable process

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Eliminating inefficiency What makes accounts payable such a difficult area to manage effectively? A global survey, carried out by OnePoll, found that invoice handling is amongst the top five causes of business administration inefficiency. For more than two-thirds (67%) of companies, this remains a manual process with finance professionals still having to rely on paper…

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Wise tips: Choosing and implementing an expenses management system

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The path to finding your perfect expenses management solution A wise man once said: “The most important part of any job, is choosing the right tool”. And when you’re job is business finance, then it’s likely that managing the process and payment of employees T&E expenses claims is a major part of it. So, it’s…

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Infographic: the business benefits of mobile apps

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The one area where the benefits of mobile have yet to be truly maximised is in the business world. While attitudes are changing, many companies struggle to accept mobile working. It’s an attitude which places organisations at risk of being left behind. Mobile working methods are helping to create a new generation of businesses –…

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How-to guide: A smarter way to manage petty cash

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A how-to guide for fast and efficient management of everyday office expenses There’s nothing petty about the potential consequences of failing to manage those everyday office expenses. Outdated and inefficient petty cash systems leave businesses exposed to the risks of fraud, error and compliance failings. It’s to protect against these risks that more companies are…

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Infographic: Are Brits too polite when it comes to business?

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The British have a proud reputation for being polite. But how does this affect the way we do business? Could not ‘causing a fuss’ be causing our companies to lose money? Webexpenses set out to find the answer. We commissioned a survey of 1,047 office-based managers based at companies throughout the UK. Download our infographic…

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Infographic: Global report on employee expense fraud

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New global research carried out by Webexpenses has put expense reports under the microscope and uncovered a staggering insight into the sophistication of methods that employees worldwide are using to submit fraudulent claims. In many instances businesses throughout the globe may not be aware of the complex nature of expense fraud and the multitude of…

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Mobile working

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Is the fear of change holding back UK businesses? Webexpenses’ independent survey, conducted in 2013,  shows that despite accepting the many benefits, employers still have a negative view towards mobile working. Are these attitudes to blame for UK companies missing out on the huge advantages offered by cloud-based working? Click here for a visual look at some of…

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5 steps to petty cash control

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Whoever put ‘float’ into the finance lexicon for describing petty cash was ‘right on the money’ because, as we’ve probably all seen, sometimes petty cash has the ability to inexplicably float away! For many businesses, petty cash is a necessity because access to ready cash oils the wheels of daily operations. However, paper-based systems to…

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The no-nonsense guide to expense management

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A practical guide to managing your company’s expenses   Time for change The biggest danger posed by expenses is our attitude. It’s the way organizations allow expense reports to be something to dread and avoid. How they become the business equivalent of a dripping tap – a problem you learn to live with. But our…

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