Payment, Expense and Invoice Management



TCG’s Global Payment, Expense & Invoice Management Practice helps leading global organizations implement and optimize systems, processes, user interfaces and technologies while integrating them with corporate travel programs.  We create and implement strategies to facilitate the integration of “back end” payment & expense management systems with “front end” corporate travel program strategies, technologies, and processes. Serving as an independent and 3rd party subject matter expert, we deliver a variety of value-added services for our clients. Our team of experts averages more than 20 years in the industry and supports corporate clients in building state of the art payment systems and expense management programs designed to enhance internal process efficiencies, reporting capabilities, spend visibility and user/traveler experience.

TCG’s Global Payment, Expense and Invoice Management Practice Value for Clients:

  • Leveraging of a global portfolio of recent, successful and relevant project engagements from across more than 130 markets and all major industry verticals
  • Strategy development, planning, and implementation
  • Process and workflow assessments, benchmarking and gap analysis
  • Payment and expense strategic sourcing
  • Data strategies, capture, aggregation and output
  • Corporate travel platform integration with payment and expense systems
  • Incumbent payment and expense program optimization
  • Business process and workflow design
  • Payment and expense management systems implementations
  • Program administration, support and management reporting
  • Consolidated card issuer contracts and programs
  • Improved cost control
  • Enhanced spend visibility
  • Decreased processing costs
  • Increased working capital
  • Enhanced incentives and rebates
  • Optimized expense management workflow and processes
  • Standardized global business processes and configuration templates
  • Centralized program management and administration

Our integrated component approach ensures:

  • Demand management programs and processes are effective
  • Configurations are optimized for global acceptance
  • Complete program spend is captured
  • Revenue opportunities are fully leveraged
  • Value-added product capabilities and services are enhanced
  • Vendor complacency is eliminated
  • Assessment and benchmarking
  • Requirements gathering and RFP development
  • Strategy and sourcing
  • Implementation and change management
  • Project management
  • Program optimization
  • Ongoing advisory, program administration and support
  • Management report design and writing
  • Communications strategy and templates
  • Knowledge transfer and training

Cross-Industry Representative Sample of TCG Global Payment & Expense Management Practice Clients

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Case Studies

TCG Payment Benchmark & Assessment Success Story

A TCG Consulting client sought to benchmark their global payment program to determine its ranking among peers and those recognized as best-in-class. They knew they had a solid traditional program, but were unsure how they appeared in their industry and among their peers. Our customer also expressed a desire to clearly understand their financial benchmarking, […]

TCG Expense Management System Assessment and Sourcing – #807

TCG conducted a company-wide assessment and benchmark of the existing expense management program, built business case for consolidation via automation, led vendor sourcing, and managed implementation of new system. Please complete the form below, and we will send you an email containing instructions to access the full case study.

TCG Global Payment – #930

The client engaged TCG to lead a global initiative to develop strategy and lead implementation for a payment and expense system consolidation. Client needed improved efficiencies, reporting visibility, and maximized card supplier rebates via aggregation of total expense processing volumes across 19 diverse global markets. Please complete the form below, and we will send you an email containing […]

Jim Coufal
Senior Director, Global Payment, Expense and Invoice Management Practice

Category Manager, Travel – Global Supply Chain
Global manufacturer in consumer, home improvement, construction markets. $8B+ USD revenue, 20 operating companies, 70+ global manufacturing facilities, 30,000 employees

“We engaged TCG as a strategic advisor and implementation manager to lead an assessment of our current agency and corporate card supplier relationships, recommend ways to maximize rebate programs with the incumbents, and to conduct a comprehensive sourcing engagement for consolidating global agencies.

TCG’s broad experience, specific category expertise, and complete unbiased independence were the key factors in our decision to engage them. Their specific focus and transparency also was a vital differentiator vs. other firms or agencies with multiple consulting arms that saw this as just another piece of business and told us what they thought we wanted to hear.”

Unlike most other firms which just talk at a high level, TCG has a unique ability to create breakthrough strategies and then use their deep operational understanding to efficiently manage implementations and help us quickly realize outstanding results.

TCG’s ability to expertly analyze and distill large amounts of our data down to a succinct summary with quantified opportunities and specific implementation plans was a huge value for our company.

As a result of TCG’s efforts, we have a much improved card utilization rate, higher business spend under management and greater program engagement from our business unit leaders. This has dramatically enhanced program savings as well as improved our spend visibility to target future opportunities.”


Executive Briefing: Drive New Revenue Streams via Strategic Card Management Services

In this online Executive Briefing learn why moving your Card Program from reactive administration to proactive strategic program management can drive new revenue streams. TCG Consulting leadership addresses the following: Reasons for transitioning Card Management from a tactical function to a strategic priority Opportunities for leveraging a Card Program Strategy or Sourcing event to disrupt […]

Executive Briefing: Identifying & Eliminating Potential EU Interchange Rate Cap Fee Impacts

Jim Coufal, Senior Director of TCG Consulting’s Global Payment, Expense & Invoice Management Practice explores the hidden potential costs of this rate cap regulation as Part of a Strategic TCO Approach to Program Management – especially for those organizations maintaining individual bill/individual pay card programs. To request a copy of the presentation, please complete the form […]

Virtual and Mobile Payments for Corporate Travel: An ROI Viewpoint

Information on the exploding virtual and mobile payment concepts and their implications for corporate travel. Key ideas on how and if these tools can be utilized in your program. Please complete the form below, and we will send you an email containing instructions to watch this webinar replay.