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Press ReleaseDecember 18, 2012
innovation
Business travelers love Mississauga
Mississauga is the 25th most visited city outside of the United States for business travel in the world last year, says a recent report. The list, compiled by Concur, which helps companies manage their travel and entertainment spending, was ranked...

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Press ReleaseDecember 18, 2012
innovation
Business travelling: What Canadians hate most about it
Getting out of the office ain’t necessarily a bad thing, but corporate travel comes with Trevor Melanson The usual glamour of travel can be all but lost when the endgame is business, what with having to keep track of all those receipts. Not to...

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Press ReleaseDecember 18, 2012
Travel & Expense
Could it be the poutine?
Montreal was No. 9 on the list of cities most visited by business travellers in 2011, according to a company that helps crunch the expense reports of roaming employees. The most visited international city was London, followed by Shanghai,...

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Press ReleaseDecember 18, 2012
Travel & Expense
Canadians who file expenses Dec. 19 should be on the naughty list
EDMONTON - Company accountants aren’t fond of employees who dump a month’s worth of receipts on their desk at the last minute. Yet the casual attitude Canadians have toward tasks such as filing expenses is only increasing. A report by Concur, a...

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Press ReleaseDecember 18, 2012
innovation
In-Depth Report on $50 Billion Worth of T&E Spend
New Concur Report Provides In-Depth Look at $50 Billion Worth of T&E Spend Analysis reveals where Concur users are spending money, where they aren’t, and the state of the industry in Canada and abroad REDMOND, Wash., April 25,...

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Press ReleaseOctober 29, 2014
innovation
Air Canada Partners with Concur TripLink
Air Canada Partners with Concur TripLink to Enable Full Visibility for Corporate Travelers Concur TripLink Adds Esteemed Star Alliance Member to Suite of Suppliers TORONTO, October 29, 2014 –Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), the leading provider of spend...

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Press ReleaseDecember 18, 2012
innovation
Almost one in five condone fiddling expenses
By Caroline Binham, Legal Correspondent for the Financial Times Almost one in five people believe it is acceptable to exaggerate their work expenses, according to new research. Eighteen per cent of adults in the UK said that it was fair to fiddle...

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Press ReleaseDecember 18, 2012
innovation
Canadians paying more for air travel
Postmedia Taking a flight continues to hit Canadians where it hurts - in the wallet. Statistics Canada data released Thursday showed the average price of a flight rose from $234.80 in the second quarter of 2010 to $248.60 a year later.

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Press ReleaseDecember 04, 2014
innovation
SAP Completes Acquisition of Concur
Company Accelerates Business Network Strategy, Delivers New Model for Simply ManagingResources, Processes and Spend WALLDORF, Germany — Dec. 4, 2014 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Concur Technologies,...

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Invoice
Manual vs. automated invoice processes: How Canadian businesses are reducing...
Whether you’re running a finance management team at a company with 50 employees or 500 employees, the recent AP Automation in Canada research report shows that you likely are facing similar challenges in supplier invoice processing. In fact, while...

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Industry news
Get ready for Fusion Exchange Canada!
Tuesday, September 19th is coming! At Concur Canada, this date is at the forefront of our minds for good reason. We’re excited to announce our annual conference, Fusion Exchange Toronto, will be returning in 84 days and counting… You’re invited…...

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Industry news
5 reasons you can’t miss Fusion Exchange in Toronto
On September 19th, our annual Fusion event in Toronto, Fusion Exchange, is taking place at Beanfield Centre – and it is set to be bigger than ever! Five reasons this is something you do not want to miss out on: You will have the opportunity to...

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Thought leadership
Making the Move to Accounts Payable Automation - Why Canadian businesses...
To learn more about how AP Automation and Concur work together, go here.

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Thought leadership
Top benefits of accounts payable automation: Why Canadian businesses aren't...
Canadian businesses of all sizes have begun the move to full AP automation, and for good reason. Find out which benefits were cited most often by finance decision makers who have already made the switch to automated supplier invoice management,...

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Who We Are
SAP Concur Brings Continued Innovation and Connected Experiences to Global...
Power of combined brands helps deliver exceptional solutions to organizations of all sizes, industries and geographies On January 2, 2018, SAP Concur®, the world’s leading provider of expense, travel and invoice management solutions, unveiled the...

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Thought leadership
Four Seasons lands on a better expense experience
A memorable stay at a hotel is a bit like watching a great play. Guests and audiences alike want – and deserve – a great experience, without worrying about the hard work that's happening behind-the-scenes. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts takes...

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Thought leadership
How cutting paperwork is keeping ABM on the cutting edge
Not long ago, one of ABM Integrated Solutions' senior sales executives was notorious for bringing in piles of receipts every six months, letting his expenses pile up until it was finally time to take on the paperwork. "The last thing a...

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Business travel
5 Reasons You Just Can’t Miss Fusion Exchange 2019!
Still undecided about attending Fusion this year? Check out the top 5 reasons you really don’t want to miss #SAPConcurFX Toronto this October! 1. Learn What better opportunity to expand your learning on all things SAP Concur than our biggest...

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Business travel
What Else to do in Toronto if You’re Attending Fusion Exchange 2019
Thinking of attending SAP Concur Fusion Exchange in Toronto this year? Make sure you schedule some time to see the city! Here are our top tips for getting around and making the most of your time in Toronto: Where to Fly In While the Greater...

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Thought leadership
Morguard embraces automation
Change management is always a challenge, but it's a lot easier when you have a team of cheerleaders on your side. That was the case for Cash Management Controller, Phyllis Gleason, and her team at Morguard, a leading Canadian commercial real...

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Travel & Expense
IMP Group finds more data, more time – and more money
IMP Group's business is anything but standard. The Halifax-based company has grown dramatically over the past two decades, both organically and by acquisition - and its business divisions cross the spectrum of industries. There's aerospace and...

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Travel & Expense
BDC banks on better expense management
The Business Development Bank of Canada, more commonly know as the BDC, is unique. It’s the only financial institution in Canada that's completely dedicated to entrepreneurs. But that isn’t all that makes it special.

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Thought leadership
STEMCELL revitalizes its day-to-day
STEMCELL Technologies is on the leading edge of life sciences research. The Canadian biotechnology company creates tools that support research in cancers and other diseases in over 70 countries. Its cell separation tools, cell culture media...

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Small business
GST/HST Audits: 3 things CRA inspectors look for
The CRA completes approximately 70,000 GST/HST audits every year. Eeks, right? Though no one enjoys receiving an audit notice, when you know what inspectors are looking for, it’s much easier to prepare for—and yes, even sail through—the process....

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Travel & Expense
Can (And Should) Employees Expense Alcohol?
When we think of conducting business with customers, most of us wouldn’t think twice about complementing our meal with a nice glass or two of wine (insert tipple of choice here). It’s a long-standing practice, but we are noticing a decline in...

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Small business
Reap the rewards of more strategic spending for small and mid-sized businesses
Small and medium businesses are typically nimble organizations where money is spent as needed to propel the company forward. Makes perfect sense, right? Unfortunately as businesses grow, spending gets more complex and this common sense plan...

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Thought leadership
8 questions to ask when shopping for a T&E solution
A lot of companies are looking to automate Travel & Expense (T&E) right now – due largely in part to the proven ROI. With only 11% of Canadian organizations fully automated and a mere 4% reporting no plans to automate, that leaves an...

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Small business
As an SMB Leader, Do You Really Know How Much Manually Managing Company Spend...
Managing company spend is a hot topic today – especially among small and midsize businesses (SMBs) – because cash flow is key to driving profitable growth. But are you optimizing how you manage it? In the age of Big Data, digital transformation,...

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Business travel
How to control fraud on expense reports
Expense Report Fraud: Inappropriate submissions on the rise in Canada A full 58% of Canadian CFOs reported an increase in inappropriate expense submissions in the last three years.1 Ouch. While there are many potential reasons for the uptick in...

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Industry news
Canaccord Genuity solves the pain of paperwork
As an investment firm, Canaccord Genuity’s bread and butter comes from helping clients get the most out of their money. At the same time, when it came to the most fundamental areas of managing its own finances – accounts payable and...

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Small business
Expense reports: We answer your most frequently asked questions
Expense reports are by far the best way to manage and track business expenses incurred by employees. Such business expenses commonly include: Employees naturally expect any personal funds expended for business to be paid back to them. An expense...

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Thought leadership
On-demand Webcast | Insights On: Canadian Businesses Acting with Certainty in...
Over 300 Canadian business leaders tuned in for our live webcast on April 21st, featuring a discussion with Lisa Kimmel, Chair & CEO, Edelman Canada. Ms. Kimmel revealed key insights from the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report on...

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Thought leadership
Introducing the Webcast Series, Insights On
Businesses and communities around the world are in upheaval as we collectively face the biggest challenge of our time. Navigating this uncertainty is made increasingly difficult with the amount of information circulating. Now, more than ever,...

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Thought leadership
Insights On Webcast Series: 4 key takeaways on how Canadian businesses can...
Businesses of all sizes are currently navigating a moment of uncertainty like they’ve never had to before. Now, more than ever, Canadian business leaders need to show up and provide direction whether in the form of protecting, educating,...

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Travel & Expense
Does your expense policy properly cover remote employees?
If you’re like many Canadian businesses, you’ve likely been faced with transforming office staff into a remote workforce. But have you made sure to update your corporate policies along the way? A standard expense policy will miss circumstances...

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Who We Are
We #StandforSmall with 30 free days of Concur Expense and Invoice
Last month, Statistics Canada data confirmed the trend many of us had already acknowledged: while most organizations have been impacted by the pandemic, small businesses have been particularly hard-hit. In response, SAP is proud to join...

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Thought leadership
When It Comes to Managing Budgets in Uncertain Times, Hope Is Not a Strategy.
For businesses, employee spend is often the largest cost after payroll. And no wonder. With less capital and fewer (or smaller-sized) shared services for managing IT, travel, purchasing, and even HR, more spending is done at a line-of-business...

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Small business
What Does SAP Concur Do?
What does SAP Concur Do?  If you’re part of a finance team, you probably know the name SAP Concur.  It’s the world’s leading brand for integrated expense, travel and invoice management solutions. But do you know what SAP Concur solutions could do...

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Small business
Expense reimbursement: We answer your most frequently asked questions
What is an expense reimbursement? An expense reimbursement is the payment made from your business to an employee for business-related expenses they have incurred personally. The reimbursement amount should exactly match the amount of the expense....

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Thought leadership
Is Your Business Prepared to Handle Whatever the Future Brings?
“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.” Wise words for living your life and for running your business. Sudden changes – good and bad – can greatly impact demand for your products and services as well as your ability to deliver. The question...

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Thought leadership
Want a more resilient business? Gain full visibility and control over...
During times of unprecedented uncertainty, small and midsize companies tend to feel the effects of it harder – in part because they have less cash on hand to weather disruption. When business gets unpredictable – whether from slow sales,...

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Thought leadership
Improve Visibility and Cashflow with Intelligently Automated Invoice Management
No matter the economic climate, invoice management is a key business function. But, given the current uncertainty about what lies ahead, it is critical that you continue to buy the materials and services that keep your business running while also...

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Thought leadership
Cash Flow Creates Options for Your Business. So Why Let Uncontrolled Company...
As the finance leader of a business, what’s keeping you awake at night right now? Chances are you have much more on your plate these days – weighty stuff such as: There’s no quick answer to most of these questions. They require wisdom, business...

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Thought leadership
Better Spend Control Equals Greater Business Resiliency
A quick scan of the morning headlines reveals that work and business conditions are changing rapidly and unpredictably for businesses and their employees. Abrupt sales declines, credit concerns, and supply chain disruptions are pervasive. Some...

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Thought leadership
Keep Your Travel and Expense Management Flexible and Resilient for the Long Haul
We are living in unprecedented times. Many of us are working from home, travel is suspended, and everyone’s top priority is the health and safety of colleagues and customers. Finance leaders and travel managers are surely wondering what the next...

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Industry news
New Research Reveals COVID-19 Impact and Outlook on Business Travel
New research commissioned by the SAP Concur organization in May – June 2020 provides important insights that are shaping a new normal for business travel. The data suggests travel will continue to play an irreplaceable role in meeting critical...

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Who We Are
Top Insights From the 2020 SAP Concur Customer Survey
How are you leveraging spend automation to support business recovery and resilience? In a recent Concur Customer Survey (September 2020), 92% of respondents said it was Important to Very Important that they had spend management solutions in place...

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Industry news
FEI Canadian Spend Management Survey 2020
In October 2020, FEI Canada surveyed over 100 finance leaders on their spend management experiences over the prior 6 months and their priorities going forward. Their responses highlight the significant impact felt by Canadian businesses due to the...

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Who We Are
A Special Holiday Video Message for Our Customers
In November, our managing directors Kevin Craig and Brian Veloso got together to brainstorm how best to thank our SAP Concur solutions customers for their continued trust and partnership. After all, it has been a truly unusual year full of...

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Business travel
The future of corporate travel: trends we can expect in 2021
By: Victoria DeBoon, Director of Sales SAP Concur Canada As plans are being assembled for 2021, the biggest question mark has been around in-person meetings and corporate travel. Thankfully, signals from the travel industry and recent vaccine...

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Thought leadership
Build a Stronger, More Resilient Business Through Digital Finance Transformation
Businesses around the globe have been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. From shutdowns to supply shortages to drastic spikes in demand, uncertainty is the only certain. All of this turmoil has put finance teams at the helm – whether steering...

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Industry news
Best-In-Class Businesses Thrive with Digital Expense and Vendor Invoice...
The COVID-19 pandemic is redefining how the world does business. While small and midsize businesses (SMBs) around the globe have been shaken, many are surviving and even thriving. The question is, what sets those companies apart from the rest? To...

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Industry news
Best-in-Class Businesses Stay Productive and Profitable with Digital Spend...
The road to success is never easy, but 2020 has put businesses around the world to the test like never before. COVID-19 and its economic impacts weigh heavy as we look ahead to 2021. So, when it comes to sound financial decision-making, companies...

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Who We Are
Best-In-Class Companies Stay on Top with Digital Spend Management
This past year has taught us that businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees must be prepared for anything. Whether you are surviving or thriving, having tight control over budgets and cash flow is critical to managing change. Many companies are...

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Industry news
Now Is the Time to Digitalize Your Spend Management
When we think about the havoc COVID-19 has wreaked on the business world, digital transformation may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But, whether business is booming or times are tough, the new work-from-home paradigm has put a...

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Who We Are
How Resilient are Your Spend Processes? A Checklist for 2021
Companies around the world are looking for ways to move business forward in 2021. Consider this statistic from a September 2020 report by Aberdeen Research: 67% of companies worldwide have shown a noticeable to significant drop in revenue, with...

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Thought leadership
On-demand Webcast | Insights On: Operational Decision Making
We live in a data driven world and now, more than ever, business leaders are recognizing the importance of using real-time data to make faster, more effective decisions. In the first of our 2021 Insights On webcast series, Brian Veloso (Managing...

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Travel & Expense
2021 is the Year of Business Resilience: Is your finance team ready?
We’ve all been witness to, and many of us on the receiving end of, the unpredictable changes continuing to impact the Canadian market. The trending word of the moment is “resilience”, but it means much more than merely a business’ ability to keep...

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Thought leadership
On-demand Webcast | Building an agile finance team
What is your definition of having an agile approach to finance and is your team able to deliver on it? In our April webcast, Brian Veloso (Managing Director, SAP Concur Canada) spoke with special guest Adil Bahir, Senior Manager of Accounting...

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Invoice
Process Vendor Invoice More Efficiently: Download our Free Invoice Policy...
Scenario 1: When your Accounts Payable (AP) process is working well, invoice payments happen on time, vendor relationships thrive and you stay confidently in control of cash flow. Scenario 2: When your AP process is less defined, issues such as...

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Spend Management
Why So Many Businesses are Digitizing Spend Management This Year
In this current environment, having visibility into critical spending information that impacts cash flow, such as expense reports and vendor invoices, can make a difference in terms of survival or how quickly companies can return to a stable...

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Who We Are
See Digital Spend Management in Action in Small and Mid-Sized Businesses
Sharing our customers’ stories is the best way to show the difference SAP Concur Solutions can make. Watch the 3-minute videos for the Bishop-Wisecarver Group and Charities Aid Foundation of America to hear how implementing digital spend...

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Thought leadership
On-demand Webcast | Moving business travel forward in Canada
Wondering what the return to travel is starting to look like and what preparations your business needs to make? For our June webcast, Brian Veloso (Managing Director, SAP Concur Canada) led a wide-ranging discussion with special guests Aaron...

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