Posts by The Center Team

By The Center Team on October 27, 2021
The articles we’re reading this month on staying agile, boosting engagement, evolving risk assessment models, and more.

By The Center Team on September 29, 2021
This month, we highlight articles on digital transformation, upskilling, the future of leadership, and more.

By The Center Team on August 27, 2021
Keep up to date and on track with this month’s top topics, including meeting in person, adopting rolling forecasts, and creating the hybrid office.

By The Center Team on August 01, 2021
Real-time expensing empowers your team to work more efficiently and manage spend proactively. Here’s how it transforms every step of the process.

By The Center Team on July 28, 2021
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track: revisiting unfair purchasing policies, embracing a growth mindset, and automating procurement.

By The Center Team on July 23, 2021
Three startups, three distinct fiscal cultures—from a hands-on CEO who scrutinizes everything to a fast-growing sales team with free rein.

By The Center Team on July 12, 2021
Entry-level expense management tools don’t have the features, functions, and workflows you need to work at scale, but Center does.

By The Center Team on June 28, 2021
June’s roundup includes news and insights on a new model for risk, the future of business travel, leveling up skills, and battling employee burnout.

By The Center Team on June 17, 2021
P-cards aren’t just for office lunches and Amazon orders. You can use them for any kind of expense, routine to mission-critical, with the right tools.

By The Center Team on June 01, 2021
What if managing billable expenses could be easy? Real-time expensing with Center is simpler, faster, and more accurate than what you’re doing now.

By The Center Team on May 27, 2021
May’s news roundup includes insights on real-time data, the future of remote work, strategizing for simplicity, and successful organizational change.

By The Center Team on April 30, 2021
This month's reading recommendations include: continued CFO optimism, emerging hiring trends, and moving from insight to impact.

By The Center Team on March 29, 2021
Read this month's news roundup, with articles on leadership skills, automation, and the art of simplification.

By The Center Team on March 09, 2021
Day-to-day tasks keep finance teams from the process improvements, collaboration, and strategic work their organizations urgently need them to do.

By The Center Team on March 04, 2021
What's your organization's stance on corporate cards? New research shows how to think differently about managing employee spending.

By The Center Team on February 24, 2021
This month's news roundup includes articles on cultivating resilience, leading digital transformation, and embracing agility.

By The Center Team on February 17, 2021
While 99% of finance teams experienced at least one challenge due to COVID-19, teams of all sizes demonstrated adaptability.

By The Center Team on January 28, 2021
This month's reading list includes articles on strategic scenario planning, fresh thinking for forecasts, and playing the long game.

By The Center Team on January 04, 2021
Financial decisions begin before money is spent. Our research revealed the benefits for companies who choose to use corporate cards—and the reasons so...

By The Center Team on December 31, 2020
In this month's news roundup: finding efficiencies, strategic time allocation, the year’s most valued skills, and more.

By The Center Team on December 30, 2020
Businesses, small and large, have been forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The following trends that came to light this year will continue to im...

By The Center Team on December 30, 2020
As part of our upcoming spend survey, we asked how COVID-19 has impacted business spending. See what 500 respondents reported.

By The Center Team on November 30, 2020
News and insights to keep you up to date: the future of the finance function, spreadsheet warriors, using AI to manage compliance risk, and more.

By The Center Team on November 18, 2020
How Center helped a Seattle nonprofit streamline financial processes, improve decision-making, and meet the need for its services due to COVID-19.

By The Center Team on October 27, 2020
In this month's news round-up: prepping finance for tech change, turning information to insight, disclosing company spend, and more.

By The Center Team on October 27, 2020
If you’ve been looking for an Expensify alternative, here are 10 things to know about Center's complete spend and expense management solution.

By The Center Team on October 14, 2020
Non-profits today face increased demand for services along with operational and financial challenges caused by the pandemic.

By The Center Team on October 14, 2020
A checklist for evaluating automation, customization, support, pricing, and more in your next expense management software.

By The Center Team on September 28, 2020
In this month's roundup, articles on automating accounting processes, setting executive optimism, high-performance collaboration, and more.

By The Center Team on September 16, 2020
Learn what finance professionals had to say about adapting to the challenges of 2020, which tools they’re using, and more.

By The Center Team on August 25, 2020
In this month's news round up: remote productivity, internal reporting, tech trends in finance, cultivating a growth mindset, and more.

By The Center Team on July 30, 2020
Center improves accounting speed and accuracy with the launch of its new corporate credit card program and QuickBooks Online integration.

By The Center Team on July 27, 2020
In this month's reading for finance teams: building an inclusive culture, the return of business travel, the changing role of CFOs, and more.

By The Center Team on July 06, 2020
Many finance teams are buried in time-consuming operational tasks. Here’s how Center can help streamline key processes to operate more strategically.

By The Center Team on June 29, 2020
This month's news and insights include articles on building business resilience, leveling up organizational intelligence, and committing to change.

By The Center Team on June 04, 2020
It’s fast and easy for your whole team to make the switch to Center’s real-time expensing solution, for all the features you need without the fees.

By The Center Team on May 29, 2020
For finance teams, working smart and doing more with fewer resources is more critical than ever. A new approach to expense management can help.

By The Center Team on May 27, 2020
In this month's recommended reading: involving employees in budget cuts, building resilience, increasing organizational impact, and more.

By The Center Team on May 21, 2020
With an increasing need for live data and full visibility into spend, there are clear advantages to setting up a corporate card program sooner vs. lat...

By The Center Team on May 04, 2020
Across-the-board discretionary spend cuts sound like a good idea, but often deliver little in the way of results. Here’s why, and what to do instead.

By The Center Team on April 29, 2020
This month's recommended reading: advice from seasoned business leaders, how finance is adjusting to WFH, leading with values, and more. 

By The Center Team on April 22, 2020
Experienced controllers on how finance can help organizations emerge from the downturn stronger than ever, and how they leverage technology to stay ni...

By The Center Team on April 10, 2020
With all the disruptions to business travel, now is a good time to review expense policies and update them to reflect today’s environment.

By The Center Team on March 30, 2020
This month's recommended reading includes: the latest CDC guidelines for businesses, leading through a crisis, coming out stronger, and more.

By The Center Team on March 25, 2020
Our team’s top takeaways from Seattle CEOs on navigating an economic downturn, with insights from Steve Singh, Glenn Kelman, Bill Richter, and Robert ...

By The Center Team on February 27, 2020
This month's news roundup includes hiring strategies, data-driven decision making, technical accounting, and more.

By The Center Team on February 18, 2020
Integrated corporate card program and AI-powered expense software transform expense management with real-time transaction data

By The Center Team on January 28, 2020
This month's news roundup includes topics ranging from AI and shareholder value to vision talks and data visualization.

By The Center Team on January 23, 2020
Most expense management software still requires significant time to review, audit, and process data. Companies need more intelligent, far-reaching aut...

By The Center Team on January 21, 2020
We all have optical blind spots — the visual field of where we’re simply unable to detect an image. Decentralized employee spend is the business equiv...

By The Center Team on January 15, 2020
Streamlined expense management benefits everyone, from spenders and managers to IT and executives (and, of course, finance).

By The Center Team on December 31, 2019
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—the importance of purpose, the changing role of technology, and what inspires employee loyalty. ...

By The Center Team on December 10, 2019
Expense report blind spots create hazardous conditions not only for finance, but for your management team and your company as a whole. Center can help...

By The Center Team on December 05, 2019
The best corporate spend controls strike that just-right balance that both empowers employees and helps finance teams operate more effectively.

By The Center Team on December 03, 2019
Advanced automation makes it possible to flip the script on accruals. No guesswork, no reversals, no chasing after receipts

By The Center Team on November 26, 2019
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—a renewed focus on cash, proven decision-making tools, and tips for optimizing cloud spend. ...

By The Center Team on November 21, 2019
Get the 10,000-foot view and the details. Center’s Spend Insights expands visibility into the spending across your business and the activity driving t...

By The Center Team on November 05, 2019
Thoughtful, transparent expense policies and clear communication are critical for a healthy fiscal culture and business success at every stage of grow...

By The Center Team on October 31, 2019
Practical guidance for building a strong fiscal culture and eliminating wasteful business spending through clear expense policies and active communica...

By The Center Team on October 30, 2019
Our research revealed that the biggest frustrations are the time required to produce reports, analyze the data, and close the books.

By The Center Team on October 29, 2019
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—prioritizing profit over growth, a novel approach to annual planning, and digital-age communicat...

By The Center Team on October 01, 2019
Auditing is a manual, time-consuming process made more difficult by the typical batched expense report. The right tools can ensure all spend is within...

By The Center Team on September 25, 2019
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—the nuance of facts, what expense reports reveal, and how CFOs can influence tech, talent, and o...

By The Center Team on September 18, 2019
Our survey of 250+ finance pros revealed that time spent expense tracking and invoice processing limits strategy, planning, and cross-department colla...

By The Center Team on September 05, 2019
SpendOps is a holistic approach used by finance teams to increase productivity throughout the spend cycle, from planning to purchase, processing, and ...

By The Center Team on August 29, 2019
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—the balancing act for FP&A, creating clear data-rich presentations, and planning like a futu...

By The Center Team on August 06, 2019
A rundown of coporate card options, including card types, payment options, and considerations on format, liability, and rewards.

By The Center Team on July 30, 2019
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—Amazon’s $700M response to the workforce impacts of automation, the future of FP&A as “profi...

By The Center Team on June 28, 2019
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—finance in the automated future, avoiding “fake news” in data analysis, and the most hyped tech ...

By The Center Team on June 26, 2019
Despite innovation in financial tools and strategy, many companies still rely on traditional methods that require significant time and leave room for ...

By The Center Team on June 13, 2019
Forward-looking companies are structuring their finance teams to focus more on strategic initiatives and less on operational tasks.

By The Center Team on June 05, 2019
If your team is on operational overload, look for ways to make transactional processing more efficient through hiring, streamlined processes and tech,...

By The Center Team on May 30, 2019
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—data accountability, uniting your team through problem-solving, and embracing imagination.

By The Center Team on May 23, 2019
As an internal memo at Tesla revealed, even the most well-funded companies have to keep an eye on the bottom line.

By The Center Team on April 26, 2019
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—emerging research on AI, corporate spend culture, what it takes to be a transformational leader,...

By The Center Team on March 28, 2019
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—the future of money, the problem with quarterly numbers, the politics of office snacks, and more...

By The Center Team on March 19, 2019
For companies with more than 1,000 employees, expense management becomes increasingly critical, and fiscal culture is harder to change.

By The Center Team on March 12, 2019
What worked with 20 employees often becomes harder to maintain and manage at 200. Why fiscal culture must adapt as your company grows.

By The Center Team on March 05, 2019
There’s no one way to define a strong fiscal culture, but it should align with your company’s values and overall culture.

By The Center Team on February 28, 2019
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—scaling customer connection, uniting finance and marketing, preparing for automation, and more.

By The Center Team on January 29, 2019
Recent news and insights to keep you up to date and on track—defining fraud, artificial intelligence in finance, the best advice for entrepreneurs, an...

By The Center Team on January 16, 2019
What type of business traveler are you? We surveyed 300 employees to get a handle on employee attitudes toward business travel in the age of Uber and ...

By The Center Team on January 01, 2019
It’s an ideal time to get everyone on the same page and transform your budget into a strategic tool that helps your team achieve more.

By The Center Team on December 20, 2018
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—revisiting employee retention, the new CFO mandate, charting the course to IPO, and more.

By The Center Team on November 26, 2018
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—when harsh reality meets startup fantasy, reclaiming your time, growing a virtual office, and mo...

By The Center Team on November 15, 2018
We believe that when people have the right information, in the right environment, they make the right choices. Our research backed it up.

By The Center Team on October 31, 2018
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—the cost of growth, what to do with all that data, becoming a better entrepreneur, and more.

By The Center Team on October 17, 2018
Spreadsheets are ubiquitous in everyday business, but they have their limitations. Here are some simple fixes for the most pervasive problems.

By The Center Team on October 02, 2018
Thinking strategically about perks, communicating clearly, and revisiting regularly will help you create a strong fiscal culture that supports your go...

By The Center Team on October 02, 2018
In our connected, digitized world, where almost everything happens in real-time, a "set-it-and-forget-it" approach to budget is out of place.

By The Center Team on September 24, 2018
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—the rise of the machines, capital allocation strategies, a novel interviewing method, and more.

By The Center Team on September 06, 2018
Done right, budgets provide strategic insights and operational focus, but most are static, cumbersome, and out-of-date.

By The Center Team on August 31, 2018
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—scaling while bootstrapping, radical transparency, challenging best practices, and more.

By The Center Team on August 08, 2018
Discretionary spend most likely isn’t a line item in your budget, but it can have a surprisingly big impact on your bottom line.

By The Center Team on July 31, 2018
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—a new model for budgeting, smart growth strategies, future-focused IT spending, and more

By The Center Team on July 17, 2018
According to our budget survey, it's two key factors working together that drives success.

By The Center Team on June 28, 2018
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—creating a purpose-driven business, refining decision-making strategies, and more.

By The Center Team on June 20, 2018
The Association of Financial Professionals (AFP)reports that CFOs expect their finance teams to double the amount of time they spend on strategic acti...

By The Center Team on June 12, 2018
Budgeting should be a team effort, but our research revealed that it often isn’t.

By The Center Team on May 23, 2018
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—the strategic shortcomings of AI, grooming the next CFO, presenting data in context, and more.

By The Center Team on May 17, 2018
Discretionary spend can have a significant impact on a business’s bottom line, but our survey revealed that many leaders lack visibility.

By The Center Team on May 12, 2018
Adopting a corporate card program is an important company milestone, but how do you know when it’s time? Here are some factors to consider.

By The Center Team on April 27, 2018
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—the new role of the CFO, lessons from a failed startup, scaling startup culture, and more.

By The Center Team on April 11, 2018
Business needs change rapidly, but most budgets don’t. Our research showed that more than half of business owners only touch them once a year.

By The Center Team on March 30, 2018
Our survey revealed that in an era of increasing automation, most companies are still relying on outdated methods to manage their budgets.

By The Center Team on March 22, 2018
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—a successful push to profitability, the importance of culture, managing forecasting risk, and mo...

By The Center Team on March 08, 2018
In our recent study, we were surprised that more than three-quarters of companies gave themselves an A or B for overall budget effectiveness.

By The Center Team on February 28, 2018
Recent news and insights to keep you up to date and on track—tips for presenting data, the resurgence of ZBB, how to close the finance talent gap, and...

By The Center Team on February 12, 2018
Our research shows that across the board, nearly two-thirds of companies go over budget at least sometimes.

By The Center Team on January 30, 2018
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—emerging tech trends, best practices for visualizing data, the keys to business agility, and mor...

By The Center Team on January 18, 2018
What we found out when we asked 200+ companies of all sizes how they plan, spend, and track their budgets.

By The Center Team on December 22, 2017
News and insights to keep you up to date and on track—FP&A best practices, the new role of AI in accounting, creating an effective expense policy, and...