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How a Fortune 500 Company Improved Compliance and Saved Millions [Webinar]

Where is your risk? For most large, global companies with thousands of employees disbursed across locations, this question is hard to answer.

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12 Most Exceptional Business Expenses of 2018

Frankly, it’s not easy coming up with a short list of the most bizarre business expenses for all of 2018. Oversight analyzes more than $2 trillion in ...

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7 Ways Naughty Employees Try to Cheat on Year-End Expense Reports

The most wonderful time of year doesn’t just bring lots of nice holiday parties, gifts, and good cheer. Like the Grinch who stole Christmas, it also b...

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How AI and Reason Codes Can Save Your Company Money

The world of corporate finance is rife with the potential risk for fraud, erroneous payments, and a whole slew of employee behaviors that add up over ...

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[in]sight 2018 Oversight Annual User Conference Recap

[in]sight 2018 brought together customers from some of the world’s largest, most innovative companies for Oversight’s first-annual user conference at ...

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Trick or Treat: Frights to Look out for in Your Corporate Spend

Watch out for the kids in costumes on the streets of your neighborhood tonight. It’s Halloween, the one night of the year for plenty of treats and a f...

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Announcing the 2018 Oversight Systems Customer Excellence Award Winners

From left: Neha Wood and Manish Singh, Oversight Systems; Todd DiPietro, Fidelity Investments; Kimberly Simpson, Fidelity Investments; Karen Irish, In...

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When Employee Back-to-School Expenses Become Corporate Expenses

Now that school is back in session, millions of parents are starting to see their back-to-school purchases show up on their monthly credit card statem...

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5 signs it’s time to streamline your T&E auditing process

We have seen a thing or two from working with hundreds of Fortune 2000 companies helping them transform their T&E audit process from a transactional e...

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Survey: Men almost twice as likely as women to cheat on expenses

Men, white-collar managers and staff, and younger employees are far more likely to commit expense fraud, according to new survey of 1,200 business tra...

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17 Surprising (and Not-So-Surprising) Findings from the 2018 ACFE Fraud Study

The latest Report to the Nations: 2018 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is full of inter...

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3 Places Employees Splurge on the Company Dime

There are two distinct mindsets when it comes to work travel: Business travelers who skimp when someone else is picking up the tab and those who splur...

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Best Practices for Mitigating Financial Risk in Your P-Card and T&E Programs [Webinar]

$62.30. That’s the average amount that companies save per transaction with their corporate purchase card programs, according to the 2017 Purchasing Ca...

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving: 12 Ways to Tighten Gift Card Policies

Gift cards can offer a convenient raffle prize for team outings. We see them handed out for a job well done, on special occasions, and birthdays. Unfo...

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6 Tips for Using Keywords to Detect and Prevent T&E and P-Card Fraud

Whenever details are overlooked, problems arise. As the saying goes, “The devil is in the detail.” This idiom holds true in travel and expense (T&E) p...

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Beware of Double-Dippers: 9 Scams to Look Out for in T&E Fraud & Misuse

Double dippers are everywhere. They lurk at your backyard barbecue and at your neighbor’s Super Bowl party. You know the type – like George Costanza i...

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Top 10 Craziest Business Expenses 2017 

What do a hang glider, toilet paper, and a massage all have in common?

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5 Things Missing in Travel Policy

When is the last time you updated your travel policy? Many companies write their travel policy once and then forget about it. Despite the seemingly en...

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Split Transactions Can Signal Potential Purchase Card Abuse

Shuffling through the purchase card (P-Card) transactions in most organizations can reveal some strange things. We’ve seen some doozies come across sp...

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To Fight T&E Fraud and Waste, Focus on Repeat Offenders

When he’s on the road, Joe frequents gentlemen’s clubs on the company dime. Before she leaves on a business trip, Melissa boards her dog and later sub...

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Don’t be Duped by Duplicate Expenses in Corporate Spend Programs

It’s said, “Good things come in pairs.” In the case of travel and expense (T&E) and purchase card (P-Card) transactions, this bit of wisdom could not ...

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Checking Twice: Find Out Who’s Been Naughty or Nice in Corporate Spending

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. An expected 100 million Americans will travel during the holidays, taking time off to focus on family ...

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Quick Tips for Changing Employee Behavior in Your T&E Program

Influencing and changing behavior can be tricky in the workplace, particularly when it comes to getting employees to alter their spending habits. Savi...

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Trick or Treat: Are Employees Padding Expense Reports?

Bring out the candy corn; Halloween is just around the corner. It’s a time for frights and spooks, treats and, yes, one too many tricks. Thankfully th...

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5 Things that Make Auditing Expense Reports a Total Pain

Expense report auditing remains a highly manual, difficult process for many organizations. So much so that many just skip it. Aberdeen reports that le...

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T&E dilemma: when the bad guys look like good guys

In any travel program, you have compliant travelers and non-compliant travelers. People who almost always spend within policy and people who push the ...

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Bleisure Travel Shows No Signs of Letting Up

Bleisure travel rose 1 percentage point last year to 37 percent of business travelers, according to the latest stats from GBTA. This number jumps to 4...

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4 Tips to Get Your CFO on Board with Automated Expense Report Audit Technology

Spending on global business travel is expected to reach $1.6 trillion by 2020. While business travel budgets are expected to increase, your CFO would ...

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Did Your Corporate Card Go on Vacation?

As summer winds down, do you know whether your corporate cards have been going on vacation with employees? It’s a valid question.

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Expense Management Software Is NOT Enough

We’re big fans of travel and expense management software. Solutions like Concur, Certify, and Workday have enabled companies of all sizes to streamlin...

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Troubling T’s of Manager Approval of Expense Reports

The ACFE found that 75% of employees who commit expense report fraud are engaged in another form of occupational fraud. These bad apples—employees who...

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Oversight is a “Cool Vendor”

What does that mean? Leading analyst firm Gartner recognized Oversight as a “Cool Vendor” in the Procurement and Sourcing Technology report. Of course...

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How to Curtail Costs as Global Business Travel Spend Rises

Spending on global business travel is on the rise and expected to reach $1.6 trillion by 2020. That’s a 23% increase over last year. In the United Sta...

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Spend Analysis Report Vol. 3: 10% of Travelers Commit Nearly all High-Risk Purchases

To uncover fraud, waste and misuse in your company’s T&E program, you need only focus on a fraction of your travelers. Oversight’s third annual Spend ...

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Bleisure Travel is Here to Stay

Imagine this…you walk out of a business meeting on Friday. Instead of rushing to the airport with your carry-on in tow, you leisurely stroll to your h...

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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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Millennials Redefine Business Travel

Millennials now make up the majority of the U.S. workforce and by 2020 will account for 50 percent of all business travel spending. But millennials vi...

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Data Driven Truth: Manual Expense Review is Harming Your Company

Our awesome technology partner, Concur, recently released a study that reveals how manual expense management is harming employees and companies. While...

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The Easiest Way to ‘Tone at the Top’

I love this article by Tom Fox for Compliance Week. In the piece he states that ‘Tone at the Top’, while effective, is one of the most clichéd terms i...

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2 Ways Visual Analytics Can Help Your Company Be More Strategic with Your Anti-Fraud Efforts

Recently the Wall Street Journal published an article on how modern companies are using analytics to better assess risk and combat fraud. Although the...

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Expense Fraud: Fact or Fiction

I recently read this article in Computer Weekly about making fictional expense claims a thing of the past, and I enjoyed it.

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Addressing Vulnerabilities in Travel Expense Management

Oversight has spent the last 13+ years analyzing the travel and expense transactions for many of the largest business organizations in the world. Afte...

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The Biggest Reason to Consider Insights as a Service

We loved seeing this Information Week Article by Lisa Morgan on the “8 Reasons to Consider Insights-As-A-Service.” While some of the reasons given are...

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If You Only Have 10 Minutes to Learn about Oversight… Read These Three Things

When researching what a company is all about online, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of information available. Particularly with a compa...

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Can Monitoring Card Spend Equal Healthier Spending Habits?

Nearly a year ago a Delaware media outlet published a story on state workers and their astronomical fast food spending. State employees of Delaware ap...

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You Can Have It Both Ways with Oversight Insights On Demand™

Some believe that they only have two choices to improve compliance within their disbursement processes:

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Oversight vs. Valentine’s Day: 5 Reasons Why You Should Love Us

Whether or not you believe that Valentine’s Day is a money-suck, chances are you’ll buy flowers for that special someone in your life. To cover the ba...

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The Top 10 Oversight Blog Posts from 2015

2015 has come to an end. Can you believe it? If you’re like us at Oversight, you’re probably wondering where the year went. It seems like the days wen...

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Why Do Clients Select Oversight?

Prospects always want to know why our clients have selected Oversight Insights On Demand™, but rather than just the “why,” it’s nice to show them the ...

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The Oversight Spend Analysis Report 2015 Highlights – (Part II)

Last week, Oversight debuted the second annual Spend Analysis Report, a compilation of data gathered from an analysis of 16 million purchase card tran...

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The Oversight Spend Analysis Report 2015 Highlights (Part I)

After many months of hard work, Oversight is proud to announce the release of its second annual Spend Analysis Report, on the state of spending within...

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Oversight vs. Thanksgiving: 5 Reasons to Eat Up

It’s that time of year again. You know the one—with the bird and the cinnamon and football. It’s time for friends and family and thankfulness. Unfortu...

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Oversight Systems Participates in Anti-Fraud Collaboration Webinar

On Tuesday, October 27th 2015 Oversight’s CEO Patrick Taylor participated in a joint webinar with the Anti-Fraud collaboration. The webinar featured M...

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Does T&E Fraud, Waste, and Misuse Exist in Your Program?

As most of you know, Oversight offers a free trial run of our software to qualified prospective customers. I’ve always been curious as to why any comp...

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The 9 Spookiest Things We’ve Found in T&E Spend

After twelve years of monitoring over 2 trillion transactions, you can bet we have uncovered a few ghosts and goblins. In fact, some of the charges ar...

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Customer Feedback: 3 Reasons Why

During the trial process many of our prospects like to ask us this question: “Why did your clients select you?” This is an excellent question, and whi...

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Live Demonstrations: A Trick or a Treat?

For any prospective client, an important step in evaluating the value of Oversight Insights On Demand is taking advantage of our Free Test Drive. This...

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Travelers Spending Badly-- Whose Fault Is It?

Coming just after Payroll, T&E is the second largest controllable expense for most companies, and it’s pretty standard practice now for companies to h...

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T&E and P-Card Risk Management: Insurance vs. Assurance

I recently started to think about risk management in the context of T&E and P-Card compliance and monitoring solutions. Having traveled extensively in...

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The Difference Between P-Cards and Corporate Travel Cards and Why You Need an Audit Tool for All

An outsider not in the corporate finance world may have never heard of a purchase card (or “P-Card” for short.) Similar to a corporate credit card, P-...

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Oversight makes T&E Compliance Easy (Here’s 3 Ways We Do It)

In our culture of increasing technical and social complexity, new technologies that are supposed to make our lives easier can actually create more wor...

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The 3 Best Reasons to Take a Test Drive of Insights On Demand

Here are three of the most common objections I hear to people declining the FREE trial of our software.

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Who is Your Account Manager, and What Do They Do?

My favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger movie is Kindergarten Cop (Twins is a close second). If you haven’t seen the movie (do so immediately), it’s about a...

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Don’t Skimp on Support for Your Operational Expense Programs

A shocking study by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business has discovered that non-profit organizations make accounting errors at ...

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Daily vs. Monthly Spend Analysis- A New White Paper by Oversight Systems

Amid our recent efforts to become more prescriptive with our clients, we turned an article our CEO, Patrick Taylor, wrote for CMS Wire into a white pa...

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What Happens After You Become An Oversight Insights On Demand Customer- Part II

Working as an account manager for Oversight Systems, I get a lot of questions from new customers who want to know about the system: Where do we start?...

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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. Previo...

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Oversight CEO Patrick Taylor’s Best Posts

At Oversight, we’re lucky to have a CEO who takes time out of his busy week to contribute regularly to our blog. Being a thought leader in the data an...

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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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Oversight Announces Release of Version 7.0.3 for Oversight Insights On Demand

At Oversight, we’re always striving to create a better software platform and user experience for our customers. As such, we continually release update...

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The Parallels Between Wikipedia and Compliance 2.0

We hear a lot about “Compliance 2.0” in our industry, but what does this really mean?

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Are Business Travelers Really Using Sharing Economy Apps to Evade Corporate Policy?

The Financial Review article, “Business travellers use apps like Uber to escape bean counters - but the bosses are still watching” is a great example ...

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How to Have a Fully Compliant, Fully Global Travel Program

Is it possible to have a truly global travel program? Business Travel News writers JoAnn DeLuna and Julie Sickel outline the objectives and challenges...

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5 Timely Expense Audit White Papers from the Oversight Vault

Oversight’s commitment to furthering thought leadership in our industry is evident in the white papers, reports, and blog content produced for both cu...

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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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3 Posts on the Importance of P-Card Monitoring

Oversight writes a lot about T&E: how to make travel spending better, easier, and more compliant for businesses. For all our emphasis on T&E, we don’t...

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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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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...

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Recapping the 16th Annual NAPCP Commercial Card and Payment Conference

It has been a very busy April for the Oversight sales team, as two of our biggest events, Concur Fusion and the 16th Annual NAPCP Commercial Card and ...

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Interested in Big Data? We’ve got BIG Blog Posts for Your Business

Each week I’ve been aggregating great pieces of thought leadership we’ve put out on the blog that you may have missed. This week we’re focusing on Big...

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6 Great Posts for Fraud Prevention Month

Did you know that April is Fraud Prevention Month? It snuck up on me too. But it is perfect timing as this week I’m going to highlight some of Oversig...

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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...

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5 Posts on the Importance of Expense Management

Since March 2014, Oversight has published nearly 100 blog posts, the topics running the gamut from fraud prevention, ensuring FCPA compliance, busines...

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What Happens At Oversight After You Become a Customer

My name is Ashlee and I started with Oversight in January 2014. I spent over a year on the Demand Generation team, driving sales for Oversight Insight...

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5 Posts on Financial Compliance You Can’t Live Without Reading

When I came on board the marketing department at Oversight Systems, a little over a year ago, I was pleasantly surprised by the wealth of information ...

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Forgetting to “Inspect What You Expect” Happens in the Federal Government Too

The Washington Post recently ran an editorial on the difficulties federal workers are facing nearly three years after the spending scandal over a lavi...

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How Oversight Powered By TSYS Meets The Needs of Business Travelers and Travel Administrators

TSYS recently collaborated with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation on two surveys looking at the use of corporate T&E cards.  Th...

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Recapping the NAPCP Canadian Commercial Card and Payment Conference

The new year has begun and Oversight is already on the road and making connections with current and prospective customers at some of the more popular ...

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Highlights from 2014

2014 has been a great year for Oversight. So great, in fact, that we wanted to highlight 10 moments and relive it all again. What a year!

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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...

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Oversight in the News!

As Oversight moves forward into the holiday season, we wanted to take a moment to recap our big “wins” for the quarter. It’s been a banner year for Ov...

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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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Growing Trends: Internal Frauds Increasing

As a published author, blogger and thought leader in the fraud risk management arena, I’m in the unique position of seeing global fraud trends across ...

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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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A New Whitepaper - 5 Tips for Unlocking Answers Hidden in Your P-Card Transaction Data

Oversight has been hard at work creating a white paper specifically for our customers who leverage purchase cards to manage their corporate spending p...

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Recapping Venture Atlanta

Last week, (October 22nd and 23rd) Oversight had the opportunity to present at Venture Atlanta. Venture Atlanta, for those who don’t know, is Georgia’...

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Oversight Releases First Infographic: The 3 Biggest Problems in Corporate Spending Programs

Oversight recently released our first ever Spend Analysis Report for T&E. For this analysis we studied the behavior patterns of 160,000 travelers and ...

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Big Data Waste is Real. Here’s What To Do About It.

In this great blog by Syncsort, author Mary Hiers posits that there is a dearth of big data going to waste due to the fact that companies do not have ...

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The #3 Problem Lurking in Corporate Travel Programs- MISUSE

A few weeks ago, Oversight announced its first-ever Spend Analysis Report. For this compilation of data Oversight analyzed 10 million transactions, a ...

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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 ...

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The #2 problem lurking in corporate spending programs: Waste.

Last week, Oversight debuted its first-ever Spend Analysis Report, a compilation of data we gathered from an analysis of 10 million transactions. Thos...

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Oversight Releases Spend Analysis Report- T&E Fraud Linked to 5% of Program Travelers

It’s here! Oversight has released its first-ever Spend Analysis Report, a compilation of data from 10 million transactions and over $1 Billion in spen...

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Oversight Featured on Pymnts.com Podcast

Oversight recently had the honor of being featured on a podcast for Pymnts.com. Katie Harrison, the Associate Product Director at TSYS, and Manish Sin...

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A New Whitepaper - Creating a Culture of Corporate Card Compliance

At Oversight, we wait on pins and needles every other month for the analysis subject experts to reveal the latest white paper. We’ve already brought t...

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How much should we incentivize card usage?

In case you missed it, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit in 2010 against American Express that challenges the practices of Amex (and many cred...

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Oversight Releases New Case Study for P-Card Monitoring

Our latest case study has been in the works for quite some time!  We are excited to unveil the latest study, as it is our first featuring a client on ...

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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...

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Is Monitoring 100% of Expenses Even Possible?

I have been following blogs by organizations that perform expense report auditing.  It’s a habit in my line of business, being the “software guy” who ...

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Expense Management Should Really Be Spend Management

Pierre Mitchell and Tony Darugar provoke some serious thoughts.  They both observe that “expense management” should really be “spend management” and t...

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A New Whitepaper: 2 Secrets to Fighting Company Card Fraud

Oversight has done it again, and we are pleased to announce the debut of our May digital download, “2 Secrets to Fighting Company Card Fraud.”

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How to Combat Costs when Business Travel Increases

In this article by Travel Weekly UK, a third of UK travel managers expect the number of business trips to increase in 2014. This of course means that ...

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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...

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Unintended Consequences

Today's cloud-based travel and expense systems have significantly advanced since the days of manual report processing. These modern systems promise to...

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Breaking Down the Data Access Barrier

One of the biggest challenges in data analysis is in the acquisition of the data.  Once acquired, the second greatest challenge is mapping the data in...

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5 Tips for Fraud Prevention

With the close of fraud prevention month, Oversight wanted to recap our favorite fraud prevention tips. How many of our examples below apply to your o...

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Recapping the Concur Fusion Exchange Event in New York

I just got back from the Concur Fusion Exchange event in New York, and wanted to share my thoughts on the event.

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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 main...

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Taking the Perplexity out of Purchase Cards

I recently was asked to write an article for Data Informed on the widespread adoption of purchasing cards and how companies can reap the benefits whil...

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Bottom N Analysis

More transaction volume doesn’t always mean more important or more interesting from an audit perspective. A different type of value and perspective ca...

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Top N Analysis

When analyzing your company’s card spend, it is common to study the areas where the majority of spend is occurring. The top N represent the highest ri...

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DATA: The Common Denominator in 2014 Travel Industry Technology Trends

From articles like the one recently published in Buying Business Travel to the topics I hear buzzing in customer conversations, the common denominator...

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FCPA Compliance Needs More Than PEP Lists

I used to think that for FCPA, Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) lists were “the bomb.” I thought that the lists were both a) required and b) THE key ...

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When More is Less

Our business is based on automating the monitoring and analysis of 100% of the transactions in an organization’s business processes. For many of our c...

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Finding Needles in a Haystack

Proactively managing risk for corporate card programs for travel is a topic we routinely discuss with our customers. Controlling risk usually begins w...

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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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DATA Demo Day a Success, Boosts Confidence that Fight Can Be Won

Participating in DATA Demo Day yesterday reminded me why the fight to eliminate fraud, waste, and abuse in federal government is a fight that can be w...

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Oversight Systems Selected for DATA Demonstration Day in D.C., Helps Government Leverage Data Analysis for Cutting Waste

Oversight is proud to be invited by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led by Chairman Darrell Issa, to present at the DATA Demon...