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Artificial Intelligence

Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Real-Time Intelligence and Business Process Improvements

As demand for data scientists in audit/Governance, risk management and compliance (GRC), and industry in general, outpaces supply, data science in a b...

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Forbes: The Robots are Coming to Corporate Finance

When you mention robots, most people think of Star Wars or those car-manufacturing assembly lines where giant, agile machines move heavy parts, make s...

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Artificial Intelligence Will Transform How We Manage Risks – For The Better!

More frequently we read news alerts about cyber attacks. The scary notion is that the cyber world has become a dangerous arena where most anything goe...

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How are Analytics Changing the Way Companies Detect Fraud & Waste?

Ever heard of the project management triangle? It basically states that whenever you’re building something it can either be two of these three things ...

FCPA

If You Find Your Company in Violation of the FCPA

Given that we provide technology for ensuring Fortune 500 company’s T&E programs are FCPA compliant, we like to stay abreast of the latest news in...

FCPA

How to Build a Substantive Culture of Compliance

FCPA – we’re talking about it all month long. If you keep up with FCPA news (like we do) you’ll know that creating a culture of compliance is more imp...

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Taking Dynamic Steps to Reduce FCPA Risk in 2016

Writing about FCPA compliance and the reduction of FCPA risk is well tread territory on the Oversight blog. It’s also a big topic in the news and on s...

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Why We’re Being More Prescriptive When It Comes to Data Science and Compliance

For a long time, Oversight did things quite differently when it came to helping others monitor their T&E spending for fraud, waste, and misuse. Pr...

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How to Get Employees Attention When it Comes to Your Spending Policy Compliance

On June 23rd I had the pleasure of co-hosting a webinar with Eric A. Sohn, Director of Business Product for Dow Jones Risk and Compliance. The webinar...

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Is It Time to Take Manager Approval Out of the T&E Loop?

Google the phrase “travel manager” or “travel and expense” and a variety of news articles come up on any given day. It seems like in the last two year...

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The Strength of Keeping Analysis Within the Cloud

I love LinkedIn. I think the reason I love the platform the most is because it provides access to groups full of like-minded individuals in the data a...

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Government Agencies, Adult Entertainment, and Bad Apples

I recently uncovered a super interesting article about an investigation into Pentagon employee’s spending a reported $950,000 at casinos and close to ...

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A CEO Tells Other CEO’s How to Learn More About Their Company’s Business Travel

As the CEO of Oversight Systems, I particularly loved this post on Click Travel about “6 Things Your CEO Wants to Know About Business Travel.” Since O...

FCPA

Best of Both Worlds: Why Automated Transaction Monitoring is Better for FCPA

Recently, I read an article on the Wall Street journal about an SEC official giving a talk on how an effective compliance program can limit FCPA risk ...

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Oversight’s Thoughts on the Top Travel Management Priorities of 2015

Tnooz recently republished a great infographic by Carson Wagonlit Travel compiling priorities within the TMC world from over 1300 respondents. While O...

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Oversight, Data Management, and Spring Planting

I recently conducted an interview with The Company Dime on the value of data management and it reminded me of a story I wanted to share with you. For ...

FCPA

“Good” is Often Better Than Doing Nothing At All When It Comes to FCPA

I just read a great article from FCPAblog.com about how transaction monitoring (what we here at Oversight specialize in) is the new “must have” item f...

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Data Rich and Information Poor

I recently read a great article from CFO.com about how Chief Financial Officers can generate more value in their offices. The article gives great tact...

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The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Reduce Expense Fraud

I recently uncovered a great Entrepreneur article on five ways to reduce expense fraud. Although we have extensively covered this topic in a few of ou...

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The Emperor Has No Clothes! Does Your Dashboard?

Have you ever looked at the dashboards in your business intelligence tool and thought….what stunning conclusion am I supposed to see?

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Sharing Economy Companies Are In the Business Travel Market, How Do We Work With Them?

Expenses software giant Concur is always looking for ways to grow their partner network (Oversight is a partner and offers a connector for Concur cust...

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99 Problems, but T&E Shouldn’t be One

If you keep up with the Oversight Blog, you know there are two things we cite regularly: The Hawthorne Effect, or the phenomenon that employees improv...

Big Data

Big Data for SME’s: One Baby Step at a Time

Enjoyed this blog post by Julien Rio, about his recent presentation at The Big Data and Innovation Conference that small and medium enterprises can, i...

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Thoughts on the State of T&E Spend

Concur recently released a survey on the state of T&E spend (conducted in conjunction with Forrester Research.) We at Oversight are very excited a...

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Preventive and Detective Controls

I recently read a great blog on GTI Travel about how strict travel policies are absolutely necessary in order to save money and prevent waste and abus...

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How Big Data Can Help You Make Better Business Decisions

I enjoyed this article from Robert Kugel, and thoroughly agree with its premise: that big data and analytics can be leveraged to make better business ...

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Why Fraud Prevention Should be Important To Your Organization

Did you know it is National Fraud Prevention month? Since preventing fraud, misuse, and compliance violations in T&E, P-Card and AP programs is a ...

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Insights Needed from Analytics to Drive Frontline Business Decisions

The Future of CIO blog hit the nail on the head with the posting “Predictive Analytics vs. Prescriptive Analytics”, when it raised the key question on...

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The Open Booking Debate

The Beat recently published an opinion-based article entitled, The Business Reality of Open Booking that I thought presented a good opportunity for de...

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T&E Automated Analytics Make Travel Transactions Cool & Easy

The recent article “How to Make Expense Reports Cool” in Fortune Magazine highlighted insights from the Concur CEO Steve Singh on the future of travel...

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Open Bookings: Do You Want to Encourage an Empowerment Company Culture?

There’s an important cultural dimension companies should consider for Open Bookings. Do we have (or do we want to encourage) an empowerment culture? O...

Big Data

Want Meaningful Analytics? Focus On Results, Not on the Analytics

I recently read a LinkedIn discussion in the Gartner Business Intelligence & Information Management (Xchange) group that was started by analyst Do...

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Open Bookings Evolve TMCs’ Thinking & Approach to Managing Travelers

Travel Market Report recently reported on how open booking demands a shift in the thinking of TMCs. With open bookings, travelers have more discretion...

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Evolving Business Travel Tools Drive New “Trust but Verify” Approach to Effectively Managing Corporate Travelers

A recent Fast Company article by Kim Goodwin forecasted what business travel will look like in 2014. The writer keenly noted: “One trend that was abun...