Working with Accenture, American Express interviewed a number of Fortune 500 companies in industries ranging from consumer products to business services. These companies had median gross revenues of $30 billion, and were identified as having leading T&E spending policies.

?Today?s economic crisis is putting great pressure on companies to reduce costs and control spending wherever they can,? said Gunther Bright, senior vice president, Global Client Group at American Express. ?By gathering best practices from some of the best expense management programs in the world, we can share a number of concrete, straightforward steps that virtually any company can take to reduce costs and deliver savings and value well into the future.?

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