Eric Friedrichsen, CEO, Emburse - January 16, 2020
I’m incredibly excited about this launch, and to step into the role of CEO of this amazing company. I’m honored to join our global team of passionate employees. Across our various businesses, we have some of the most talented individuals and leaders in the industry. As a unified team we are harnessing our collective strengths to deliver great outcomes for our employees, customers, and shareholders.
Today, more than 4.5 million business travelers, finance professionals and CFOs at over 14,000 organizations in 120 countries trust Emburse’s solutions to automate manual processes, ensure compliance and deliver deep spend insight to make smarter, more informed decisions.
As Emburse, our goal is to help companies simplify and eliminate the complexity of travel, expense and invoice management so employees can focus on what matters most to them, and not the pain of time-consuming and tedious processes and out-dated systems. We help companies humanize work, by providing simple, intuitive and user-friendly solutions for employees, so they can save valuable time and money.
What This Means for You
You may be wondering what this means for you, as a current or potential customer, a partner or an employee of Emburse. Across all six of our expense management, travel and AP automation solutions, We’re massively investing in innovation, and by leveraging technologies from across each solution, we can bring new products and solutions to market sooner.
On a day-to-day basis, you will still have the same relationships with our team members and all of the solutions that you trust and rely on today will remain. In that respect, it will be business as usual, with no disruptions. With unifying our businesses under Emburse, we’re already seeing improvements and efficiencies. With faster implementation times, new customers can benefit from our solutions even more quickly, and customer admins and end-users are becoming more empowered to get the best results from their solutions, and get time back from work that often extends into nights and weekends.
We will continue to actively support and will increase our rate of innovation on each of our six core expense solutions which are uniquely tailored for specific industries, company sizes, and geographies. Coming together, we are now also able to share key technologies - such as real-time expenses, sophisticated data capture and extraction, and deep integrations with corporate cards – across the different solutions.
Some of you may know that the name “Emburse” isn’t entirely new. In fact, it was initially a company that provided organizations with smart, policy-based physical and virtual payment cards, which we acquired last year. When we were considering names for this new combined organization, we realized that we already have an absolutely fantastic name which works so well with all of our solutions. So it made sense for us to use this name for the entire portfolio.
The “original” Emburse remains. Customers and card holders can continue to issue and use Emburse cards just like before. In fact, even more organizations will be able to benefit from these cards, as we integrate the capabilities across our entire portfolio of solutions.
Last, a bit about me. I have close to 30 years of leadership experience at some of the largest, most trusted and most well-known business software providers, including SAP, Concur, Marketo, Business Objects, and Information Builders. I live in Denver with my wife and three very active young children, who keep us very busy with their school and sporting endeavors.
I’m thrilled to be joining a worldwide team of 750 people, working along an exceedingly talented leadership team. I’m particularly excited to work hand-in-hand in this endeavor with our president, Nord Samuelson. He has already done a fantastic job improving our operations and bringing the organizations together as one company with a singular vision to humanize work.
I hope that you share my excitement for the future. There is so much potential in this industry, and I think we’ve barely scratched the surface for what we can achieve. I hope that you will join us on this exciting ride.