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Dovetail regained visibility and control of team spend with Airwallex virtual cards

How Dovetail, a leading digital agency, empowered their team while saving up to 15% on their monthly SaaS spend from hidden fees and unused Saas subscriptions.

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3 hours

saved each week from chasing up receipts

10 - 15% saved

on monthly SaaS spend by eliminating unwanted subscriptions

3% saved

on international card transaction fees for USD-priced SaaS

Dovetail design and build digital products used by millions of people every day.

Industry

Agency

Location

Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington

Company Size

50 - 100

Airwallex Products Used

Cards
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The challenge

As a fast-growing agency, Dovetail staff worked across multiple clients at any given time. Their single corporate card could not keep up with their growth.

Inefficient SaaS subscription management resulting in high wastage

Dovetail uses a wide variety of SaaS tools. In the absence of a tracking mechanism, Dovetail ended up paying for a lot of unused software, especially as employees depart or projects finish.

Security risks through sharing a common corporate card

Before using Airwallex, Dovetail was sharing one corporate card for all business expenses. This made it difficult to track expenses to individual employees and often resulted in wasted effort in chasing after invoices and receipts.

The solution

Dovetail empowers their teams with Airwallex’s virtual cards. Dedicated virtual cards for each team with flexible spend limits and real-time visibility of team spending. The team no longer need to spend 2 - 3 hours each week chasing up receipts.

Dovetail has also saved up to 15% on their monthly SaaS spend. With a dedicated card for each SaaS subscription, it was easy for the team to manage and eliminate any unwanted SaaS subscriptions. Airwallex's 0% international card transaction fees also provided instant savings on USD-priced SaaS like Figma, Github and Slack.

Warren Durling

Chief Operating Officer

"Having all our global SaaS subscriptions in one place has streamlined our finance processes and enabled better tracking and control of expenses. It’s even better knowing that Airwallex isn’t hitting us with any international transaction fees."

About Dovetail

Dovetail is a full-service digital agency with offices across Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. The team has founded, grown and sold technology companies across Australasia and the USA. The team’s most recent success is in building Afterpay’s mobile app and global websites.

With their fast-growing teams, Dovetail needed a better, streamlined way to take back control of their team expenses. A shared corporate card just didn’t cut it anymore.

How Dovetail empowered their growing teams with Airwallex

Dedicated employee virtual cards give back full visibility and control while saving up to 3 hours each week from chasing receipts

Each team member now had a dedicated virtual card. This empowered them to make needed purchases quickly while giving Dovetail better visibility of who was incurring the spend. Previously, it was difficult to reconcile a transaction to the right person on a shared card. Dovetail also sets the right daily, monthly or transaction limits to stay in control of their employee card spend.

Eliminated SaaS waste with up to 15% savings on monthly SaaS spend

Dovetail also issued dedicated virtual cards for each of their SaaS tools to help manage subscriptions. Cancelling unwanted subscriptions could now be done in minutes by simply cancelling the card. No need to hunt for lost SaaS login details.

Eliminated hidden international transaction fees on USD-priced SaaS

Many of the team’s core tools priced in USD, such as Figma, Github and Slack. With Airwallex’s Borderless virtual cards, the team further saved on these hefty bills from international card transaction fees previously charged on their local card.

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