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17 December 2017
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Sabre to integrate Chrome River’s leading expense management solution into its new mobile platform for business travellers
Chrome River becomes a Sabre premier provider for expense reporting.

Alphabet releases upgraded AlphaGuide app
Alphabet International has launched a reshaped version of the AlphaGuide. The app greatly enhances the mobility experience by providing a wide range of useful information and features that users can access conveniently on their smartphones.

Richard Schooling announced as chief commercial officer of Alphabet International
Richard Schooling has taken on the position of chief commercial officer at Alphabet International, the leading provider of outstanding Business Mobility solutions in Europe.

Baxters Food Group
Our business has grown phenomenally. Over the last 12 years we've undertaken 10 acquisitions. As a result of these changes, the Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud service is going to be really fundamental in how the finance team can help move the business forward.

Ocado is re-platforming all our software to work in the cloud. The technology side of our business has always been a disruptor, always wanted to challenge things.

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Channging face of fleet management
The increasing role of technology, move towards mobility management and tougher fuel-efficiency regulations are changing the face of fleet management. Jochen Schmitz, Volkswagen Financial Services’ head of international fleet, discusses the group’s strategy in changing times.

Transavia’s flight to cloud
In a sector that has changed significantly over the past few years, Transavia is going through a fundamental digital evolution, migrating a number of key systems and processes to the cloud. At the Q1 2017 Finance Director Europe Amsterdam briefing – produced in association with Oracle NetSuite – Transavia’s chief financial officer, Dirk Neelis, explained the rationale behind this move. Steve Dunkerley reports.

Changing accounting standards
Accounting standard IFRS 9 will replace IAS 39 in 2018, and corporate finance is sure to see significant effects from the move. Finance Director Europe takes a look at how businesses can avoid too much turbulence in changing times.

Addressing the gaps in Environmental Liability Directive
The Environmental Liability Directive has had significant positive impact on policy development and the insurance market in the EU, but there are still gaps in its implementation. Finance Director Europe meets Jo Willaert and Typhaine Beaupérin from the Federation of European Risk Management Associations to find out how this can best be addressed.

Opportunities and risks of climate-related financial disclosures
In May, Finance Director Europe held a London briefing that addressed climate-related risks and how connected financial disclosure will not only improve financial stability but also unlock commercial opportunities. Lead speaker Graeme Pitkethly, CFO of Unilever and vice-chair of the Financial Stability Board’s taskforce on climate-related financial disclosures, highlighted the trials and rewards of a business addressing global warming.


E-invoicing – which business case suits best in your company?
Comarch explains the true value and impact that e-invoicing can have on a company.

Dell Financial Services: Outcome as a service - Dave Roberts
Dave Roberts, EMEA sales vice-president for Dell Financial Services, discusses outcome-focused services.

American Express: Mobile first: seamlessly linking the buyer and supplier - Jose Carvalho
As businesses work to take advantage of the globalised trade landscape, optimising working capital is a priority. Jose Carvalho, head of global commercial payments Europe at American Express, talks innovative digital payment solutions for buyer and supplier.

Datawatch: Handle data in the right analytic tool - James Eliason
Efficient data management directly affects the bottom line. This is why reliably sourcing, collating and understanding data is such an important aspect of the chief financial officer’s role. James Eliason, CFO at Datawatch, discusses how his company’s data preparation tools can offer protection while saving time and money.

Invest in Grenoble-Isère: Mountains and microchips - Véronique Péquignat
New ideas are always welcome in Grenoble-Isère, the beating economic heart of France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Véronique Péquignat, director of international actions and key technologies at Invest in Grenoble-Isère, explains why this small city attracts so much international investment and brainpower.

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