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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.

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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Could politeness be harming your business

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Managing expenses seem easy when it’s printed on a policy document. But the challenge with expense management isn’t creating a great policy – it’s making that policy work in the real world. In a complex business landscape – a shifting interplay of people, power, structures, and status. It’s in this mix that finance professionals are faced…

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Go mobile: The challenge of change

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It’s 2013 and technology is changing the face of finance. We’re moving away from a traditional accounting world of paper, printouts and manual payrolls and moving towards a new digital realm; powered by cloud computing. It means that employees can now access all the tools they need to work from wherever they have an online…

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The guide to digital expense management

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Time for change Managing employee expenses should be easy. It’s simply a way to reimburse employees for any business costs they cover from their own pockets. But for most companies, the day-to-day reality of expense management is far from simple. It has been allowed to grow into a notoriously difficult area of company finances to…

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Simplify employee expenses by eliminating manual processes

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Expense management software is easier to use than ever before, and it’s continuing to advance further every year. Even with these advancements a large number of companies, 57% to be exact, cite poor visibility into T&E spending and compliance as their top business pressure. Webexpenses is pleased to partner with the Aberdeen Group on this recent report…

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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: 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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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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Video: Webexpenses Expense Management quick tour

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A practical guide to HMRC expenses compliance

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With the threat of fines, back payment of arrears and potential prosecution – compliance is one area of expense management you simply can’t afford to get wrong.

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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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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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Guide to HMRC expenses compliance: FAQs

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from our UK office Webexpenses has a proud track record of helping businesses to take effective control of employee expenses. From our experience, the one area finance teams tend to fear most is HMRC compliance. We’ve compiled some of the most common queries about tax compliance to help you safely navigate the complexities of HMRC…

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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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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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