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Key Findings of the 2019 T&E Management Trends Report

Key Findings of the 2019 T&E Management Trends Report

Amid all the innovations of 2019—from self-driving suitcases to flying taxis—a remarkable number of organizations today continue to use analog processes to manage travel and expense. Almost half of the nearly 600 professionals we surveyed for the 2019 Travel and Expense Management Trends Report say their organization continues to rely on either spreadsheets, pen and paper, or homegrown systems to manage this notoriously difficult-to-control business operating cost. This year’s report, the seventh of its kind, paints a picture of the sheer range of companies, of all sizes, that still haven’t modernized their T&E processes to fit the smartphone era. Here are some of this year’s key findings: Technological immaturity remains a barrier to effective T&E management The market for dedicated expense management software is rapidly growing. IDC expects the worldwide T&E management software market to reach $2.7 billion by 2022 and have a compound annual growth rate of 8.7%. Yet tech...
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