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By streamlining back-office processes, improving data quality, and sharply cutting both administrative and out of pocket expenses, American Express Corporate Purchasing Solutions can turn the challenge of controlling purchasing costs into a real business opportunity.

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  • Corporate Purchasing Solutions

    Two great purchasing solutions

    Our Corporate Purchasing Solutions are designed to help companies exercise close control over their purchasing and payment. This control is primarily delivered through two key options, which can be used in combination for different employees, departments, divisions and purposes:

    Corporate Purchasing Card

    The American Express Corporate Purchasing Card enables company employees to spend whenever and wherever they need to, on a regular basis or ad-hoc, with all appropriate controls and full transaction reporting.

    Corporate Purchasing Account

    The American Express Corporate Purchasing Card enables company employees to spend whenever and wherever they need to, on a regular basis or ad-hoc, with all appropriate controls and full transaction reporting.

    With a Corporate Purchasing solution you can:

    Drive savings

    • Enables control of where and how much your employees spend on products and services
    • Provides required information for VAT reclaim

    Maximise control

    • Provides access to concise, accurate and timely data
    • Enables your company to set and maintain defined limits on expenses
    • Allows the freedom to block certain spend categories or suppliers

    Benefit employees

    • Simplifies the order process
    • Improves expense programme management
    • Empowers allocated users to make appropriate purchases
    • Helps monitor, regulate and control overall spend
    • Enhanced information to drive consolidation and negotiations with suppliers
    • Optional pre-set spending limits and a declining balance on cards adds control and prevents unauthorised over-spend
    • Corporate Purchasing Card enables imposed limits at transaction and supplier level – eliminating the pre-approval process
    • Merchant category code restrictions
    • Cross border and/or industry supplier restrictions
    • Can be used in conjunction with existing purchasing and accounting processes
    • Convenience for regular or ad-hoc business purchases by employees remotely or face-to-face
    • Corporate Purchasing Card spend can contribute to company rebate
    • Single payment to American Express across multiple suppliers
    • Extend payment terms on top of those provided by your supplier
    • Benefits for suppliers include Payment from American Express within 5 days from the transaction submission date
    • Payment guaranteed from American Express
    • Employees accountable for individual expenditure
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