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Intelligent data can save you money: Find out how

By Catherine Knowles, Tue 17 Nov 2015
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Using data intelligently can transform businesses - for one, corporate spend data can become actionable insights that helps a business save a significant amount of money.

This will be the focus of Concur’s complimentary breakfast briefing, taking place this November in major cities throughout Australia and New Zealand.

According to Concur, the first question a data-driven organisation asks itself is not ‘What do we think?’ but ‘What do we know?’.

In other words, using data intelligently requires a move away from acting on instinct and taking a closer look at what is actually taking place within the business, Concur says.

Taking care of the ‘little things’, such as using automated travel and expense management and analytics tools, can eliminate unnecessary spending and bring significant cost savings to your business, according to the company.

Concur’s breakfast event will focus on how to use data intelligently to:

  • Provide greater insights into corporate spending
  • Identify ‘hidden’ costs that can be removed from an organisation’s spend
  • Understand how automated expense management and auditing tools can reduce the costs associated with managing small expense items
  • Bring together data from multiple sources to provide greater insights into spending, and how this can generate savings
  • Make decisions and drive change with metrics that matter

Key speakers with extensive knowledge in this area will present various ideas and solutions at the event. These speakers include:

Tom Marland, Concur solutions consultant: Marland has more than 15 years of experience working for the travel and expense industry.

He has a deep understanding about how to position, customise and implement systems that integrated travel, expense, compliance, duty of care products and management information reporting.

Michael Barnes, Forrester VP research serving customer insights professionals: Barnes has more than 20 years of IT experience and currently works on a team of analysts focusing on helping businesses collect, manage, analyse and apply data to win, serve and retain customers.

His primary focus is customer intelligence, customer engagement, customer analytics, enterprise marketing platforms and business intelligence.

Jonathan Fogarty, SAP solution architect: Fogarty also has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and, working with SAP, now spends much of his time working in the media, sport and entertainment sector, enhancing the fan experience.

At each of the events, registration will be followed by a hot breakfast, briefing, and a Q&A. The event will wrap up and close around 10:00-10:30am.

The dates and locations are as follows:

  • Auckland, Nov 18

Register for Concur’s complimentary breakfast briefing today.

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