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VaynerMedia Accelerates Hiring with Navan Expense

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VaynerMedia, which was founded in 2009, employs 800-plus people and has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, London, Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, and Sydney.

It’s a fast-growing company with unique issues to solve, particularly with travel and expense (T&E).

The company previously used three solutions for its T&E:

  • American Express for corporate cards
  • Expensify for expense management
  • SAP Concur for booking travel

As a result, getting visibility and monitoring reconciliation caused headaches; those processes also took up costly employee time and energy.

But then VaynerMedia turned to Navan for a smooth, all-in-one travel, corporate card, and expense management solution — and the decision has paid off.

Challenges

  • Three different T&E solutions with no native integration
  • Poor visibility with spend
  • Spend reporting delayed for up to a month
  • Poor user experience

Results with Navan

  • Single, unified T&E solution
  • Real-time visibility into all spend globally
  • 100% of flights paid using Navan Expense
  • 97% of Navan Expense charges require zero review

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Automated Expense Reconciliation

“With Navan Expense, the vast majority of transactions fly right through. If we had to manually reconcile 10,000 transactions with the Amex/Expensify solution, we now have to reconcile five with Navan Expense. The other 9,995 fly right through from transaction to report,” said VaynerMedia’s VP of Finance, Mike McGee.

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Real-Time Visibility

“People are our value,” said McGee. “The content that our people create is what creates value for our clients. In the red-hot creative hiring market, we need to win talent quickly. With accurate, real-time reporting, Navan Expense removed the bottleneck around the most urgent decision-making task within the company: hiring.”

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Employee Perks with Navan Personal Travel

“Every perk counts in this current hiring environment, especially when hiring creators who are in such high demand,” said McGee. “If you’re a talented creator, everybody, whether it be a creative agency or people in-house, wants to bring you in. With more and more people becoming global citizens and loving travel, it’s an absolute perk to be able to offer Navan for personal travel. I would say, especially for people of my generation, that a perk that encourages and simplifies travel matters more than anything else.”

We're global and we're growing exponentially. Since 2019, we now have a presence in Canada, London, Europe proper, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Japan, and Mexico. Thanks to Navan Expense, we have real-time visibility no matter the country. We’re now able to confidently report T&E day one or two into the month, expediting our ability to forecast.

Mike McGee

VP of Finance

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