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Star Trek…The Next Generation of Business Intelligence

Our approach, and the approach that I believe is the next generation of business intelligence, is what I like to call the "Star Trek" approach. Even i...

FCPA Travel & Expense

Oversight’s Two Most Important Rules for Ensuring Compliance in Your Organization

Mike Kenealy, COO of Insiders Integrity, is involved in a project on the Philippines designed to take on ethics at the local level.  The project has f...

FCPA

Why Guidance is Missing from FCPA Investigations

The Economist, in its May 9 article, “The anti-bribery business”, takes to task both the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and “FCPA Inc.”  The DOJ is cr...

Procure-to-Pay Travel & Expense Purchase Card

Why Everyone Should Be Under the Audit Microscope

The indictment of Washington state auditor Troy X. Kelley is a case study in the inter-connected activities of an alleged fraudster. As we have discus...

Purchase Card

Why Purchase Cards Aren’t the Enemy

For someone who happily resides in Georgia, the Dekalb County P-Card scandal with Commissioner Elaine Boyer hit very close to home. (Former DeKalb Cou...

FCPA Travel & Expense

Transaction Monitoring With Human Intelligence- Is it Possible?

Jonny Frank and Rex Homme do a nice job of succinctly addressing why transaction monitoring is the next “must have” anti-corruption tool (http://shar....

FCPA

The Risk-Reward Equation for Executives and Compliance Leaders.

Sonny Carpenter, in his Criminal Justice article, “Avoid an Investigation: Automate FCPA Compliance”, makes one of the more succinct and clearly reaso...

FCPA Travel & Expense

Misconduct Tales for the Oversight Vault

I confess to having grown weary of companies in the data analysis and/or compliance business that scream tales of fear, uncertainty, and doubt (AKA, “...

FCPA

What Major League Baseball Has in Common with the FCPA

Reconciling sales strategy with FCPA compliance seems like a difficult task, particularly in high-risk markets that offer the evil twins of big market...

Travel & Expense

The Oversight Recap of Concur Ignite 2015

Oversight had the opportunity to participate in the Concur Ignite 2015 sales kickoff last week in Bellevue, Washington. Concur is a strategic Oversigh...

Purchase Card

When Expense Fraud Happens in Higher Education

Recent problems at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Advanced Concepts Lab are represen...

Travel & Expense

Why Asking for Physical Receipts is Old School…and Won’t Prevent Fraud

Original expense receipt requirements are an old school approach to expense control.  In fact, I saw a recent list of the top five reasons why most co...

Travel & Expense

Managing Traveler Friction with Data Analysis

We don’t talk about the aspects of traveling much here on the blog, but today I wanted to comment on an interesting article on traveller friction. Man...

Travel & Expense

The NFL, Compliance, Ethics and You

Football season is in full swing, and you’ve been living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the widely publicized scandal involving the Baltimore...

Procure-to-Pay Travel & Expense Purchase Card

When it Comes to Data- Don’t Spend On a Celebrity Quarterback

It’s the beginning of the National Football League (NFL) season in the US and the Barclay’s Premier League (BPL) season in England.  At the beginning ...

Big Data

You Don’t Have to Win the IT Tug of War

I recently read a great article from CIOonline about the need for a good relationship between the Chief Information Officer and Chief Marketing Office...

Big Data

Leveraging Data Context to Evaluate SEC Football Coaches’ Salaries

Douglas Merrill is spot on in his assessment of the “button effect” with data analysis; the “button effect” being the instance when someone becomes so...

FCPA

The One Tool You Need for an Effective FCPA Compliance Program

In Rebekah Mintzer’s Corporate Counsel article, “Stepping Up Your FCPA Compliance Program”, she quotes experts who accurately point to the positive, a...

FCPA

Meet the Newest Industry: FCPA Investigations

I recently read an article on the Foreign Corrupt Practices act has become an industry unto itself, and I couldn’t agree more. With the exorbitant ris...

Travel & Expense Big Data

When it Comes to Big Data Challenges, Improved Reporting Isn’t the Answer

Forrester’s “The Power of Real-Time Insight” survey (done in conjunction with Oversight partner, Concur) is an interesting view of the realities of tr...

FCPA

The link between Blue Ocean Leadership, Data Analysis, and Compliance

Tom Fox suggests that “Blue Ocean Leadership” has implications for how Chief Compliance Officers (CCO) and other compliance practitioners can influenc...

FCPA

Walmart’s New List of Compliance Measures

Walmart has become the hot topic in anti-bribery and corruption/FCPA circles.  FCPA professionals, commentators, and other interested parties have com...

FCPA

The Software Guy’s Perspective On Compliance

What does an effective compliance program look like?  CEOs read this question and think about it from the perspective of, “What do we need to do to ma...

FCPA

Thoughts on Walmart’s FCPA Investigation

The big news in the compliance world lately has been the enormous costs associated with FCPA probes and Investigation for Fortune 500 companies. First...

Travel & Expense

The Importance of Benchmarking and the BTN Corporate Travel Index

Back in March, Business Travel News unveiled their annual Corporate Travel Index. 2014 marked the 30th compilation of the average business traveler pe...

Purchase Card

Recapping the 15th Annual NAPCP Commercial Card and Payment Conference

Last week, Oversight Systems traveled to Palm Springs, California to participate in the NAPCP 15th Annual Commercial Card and Payment Conference.  The...

Travel & Expense

More than Just a Single Report: How Monitoring in Context is Essential to Successful Program

The BCBS of Western New York case study featured in Business Travel News is a nice example of realizing the benefits of “inspecting what is expected”....

Travel & Expense Big Data

Travel Managers: Don’t Retool IT Operations to Get the Answers You Need

A recent piece in Travel Market Report notes this commentary from Harvard Business School visiting professor Thomas Davenport, Ph.D.: “For travel sell...