How to Control Government Spend

State and local government agencies are driven by a mission to serve citizens effectively and being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars is a large part of that. If your organization hasn’t taken full advantage of automation and is still relying on outdated, manual systems, meeting these high expectations won’t be an easy task.

Now that you and your people are adapting to a new way of life and work, how can you support them while staying on top of spending to maximize profitability and optimize performance? Actually, is not the best time to lose control of spending which requires a total re-evaluation of current processes and systems.

Are your employees tracking down paper receipts? Or manually entering data into spreadsheets? Poor or non-data visibility? If you answered “yes,” to any of these questions, you probably need a new way of doing things.

Let’s talk about ‘automation’.

Controlling Spending isn’t as Impossible as it Sounds

Manual, paper-based, and spreadsheet-driven expense processes increase the risk of fraud and costly mistakes and whether or not mistakes are intentional, they happen. Without having a streamlined solution and process, you are counting on your team to do both “what’s right” and make no mistakes in all situations.

Public Sector entities need automation as well as control and visibility to keep track of user-driven spend and cash flow across their entire organization. Automating spend processes allows agencies to create customized, built-in policies that map to the ways in which state and local government staff work.

With the right system and support in place, you can for instance:

  • Track and manage spending by categories, cost center, products and/or employees in a single system, which means you can manage spend end-to-end
  • Reduce processing times, eliminate the need for things like paper receipts and long invoice approval processes
  • Save countless hours of productivity

A simple and powerful solution

SAP Concur, delivered as SaaS, automates and integrates travel, expense and invoice processes to help your organization achieve efficiencies, gain insights into expending and make data driven decisions. It makes it easy for state and local government agencies to comply with relevant rules and regulations.

By empowering employees to use a system that leverages preset criteria, automatically gathers data, receipts, and other key information, you can streamline the expense reporting process and put an end to fraud.

Learn more about how SAP Concur can help you transform your government agency.

If you would like to explore SAP Concur for Public Sector, then contact us to discuss your needs.

At Seidor we sell, install, implement, train and support our customers for SAP Concur from our offices in Houston, Detroit, New Jersey, Miami and California.

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