Many organizations are looking for opportunities to reduce costs across the enterprise. Research shows that 7 to 10 percent of the average organization's budget is spent on expenses related to travel and entertainment (T&E), so now is the time to take a better look at this large area of spend.
Aberdeen research has found that over 9% of the average UK-based company's overall budget is tied to travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses, a factor which is actively forcing UK businesses to re-evaluate their current travel and expense management processes and implement the necessary strategies and solutions to drive ultimate value. Download the report to learn more.
Where was the most popular place worldwide for business travelers to dine out, drive in or hang their hat in 2011? This report reveals where travelers are spending money, where they aren’t, and what the state of the industry is at home and abroad.
Millions in losses, millions more in fines. Yet research shows 82% of travel and entertainment fraud is committed by just 5% of employees. This eBook explains what’s at stake and how automating expense reports can uncover fraud or head it off before it happens, and help employees make the right choices.
Hospitality is a customer-focused industry, with a hotel brand’s reputation and ultimate success dependent on the quality of the experience of its guests. It is no surprise then, that digital transformation efforts within the hospitality sector are focused on technologies that improve the guest experience, from check-in to check-out and everything in between.
Today’s travelers are digitally savvy, using their smartphones and mobile devices for a multitude of tasks. They expect a high-quality connection throughout the property and the ability to perform certain tasks from the hotel’s app, such as checking in and choosing their own room. They expect in-room entertainment beyond basic cable and in-room digital devices they can use to order food, book a massage or control the lighting, for example.
Mobile applications have swept across geographic boundaries, cultures, and enterprises faster than any previous technology innovation.
Consumers around the world use them to find their way when they travel by car and verify flight details when they travel by air. They check bank balances and sports scores, reserve theater tickets and dining reservations, shop online, pay bills, download entertainment, and participate in dozens of other everyday activities—using convenient portable devices like smart phones and tablets.
The demand for this kind of convenience has spilled over into the world of work as well, and employees today expect to use their mobile devices to check email, participate in meetings, access files—even use enterprise applications, like ERP and CRM, that drive business processes.
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