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Spend Optimisation is an integrated approach to corporate spend for achieving frictionless finance. How? Using automation at scale, digital transformation, and data visibility. 
Expense, invoice, and travel management often operate in silos - limiting insight, risking fraud, and increasing overall costs. Spend Optimisation brings the six key areas of corporate spend together. 
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Emburse Spend Optimisation Model

Just because you’re automated, doesn’t mean you’re optimised.

Easily chart your journey to fully optimised spend across four stages of automation, using our Spend Optimisation Model: Ad Hoc, Managed, Accelerated, and Optimised.

The Emburse Spend Optimisation Model outlines your optimal path from manual, painful legacy processes to frictionless spend. We can provide your roadmap, regardless of where you are on the Spend Optimisation spectrum today. 

How optimised
are you?

Emburse can help you identify which stage you are at currently for each of the six key areas of corporate spend:

  1. Expense management
  2. Travel management
  3. Accounts Payable & Invoices
  4. Payments
  5. Insights & Analytics
  6. Compliance & Audit

Spend optimisation picks up right where spend management ends.

Where management focuses on processes to keep spend under control, optimisation involves creating a scalable, transparent, and strategic view of an organisation’s spend. 

Ad hoc

Laborious manual processes reduce productivity and don’t provide insight into spend data.

  • Constant delays
  • Outdated data 
  • Reactivity
  • Paper-based, predominantly manual processes
  • Finance chasing down employees


Automation begins to drive down operational costs and reduce chaos.

  • Still lacking complete visibility
  • Controls are going up
  • Some automation
  • Costs are coming down


Spend visibility and control improves as technology is implemented.

  • Making better, faster decisions
  • Clean data
  • Insights from data analytics
  • Automated systems and processes
  • Virtual cards and on-time payments


Digitally-evolved solution stack makes meeting strategic goals easier.

  • Systematic transformation
  • Technology and human expertise integrated together
  • Complete control
  • Value and ROI maximised

What are the benefits of Spend Optimisation?

Spend Optimisation creates measurable change throughout your organisation by enabling business leaders to meet their strategic goals.

  • Better balance spend and budgets to inform investments
  • Reduce overall operating costs 
  • Improve spend visibility to make data-backed decisions
  • Unify data sources to distill information easily
  • Get more done in less time
  • Eliminate errors and late payments
  • Enforce policy automatically while reducing fraud
  • Improve visibility to help with strategic payment decisions
  • Capture claims and submit invoices while on-the-go
  • Report spending accurately with less effort from a mobile device
  • Introduce virtual/physical corporate cards
  • Get reimbursed faster

94% of surveyed CFOs say digital transformation is critical to their organisation's future success.

Are you on the path to optimised spend? Find out for free.

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Three reasons to schedule your assessment, today

Chat with us for insight into how your organization’s current expense management, travel, AP, and more could evolve to deliver future success. 

Together, we’ll identify:

  1. The current level(s) of your organization’s spend maturity 
  2. Which unique challenges impede organizational success
  3. What your desired future state looks like—and how to get there
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