2015 T&E Expense Benchmarking: Are Your Employees Splurging on the Company Dime?

Recorded Webinar

2015 T&E Expense Benchmarking: Are Your Employees Splurging on the Company Dime

A Proformative webinar, sponsored by Certify

Original air date: January 6th, 2015

Speakers: Robert Neveu, President of Certify & Bradley Seitz, Topaz International


Travel and entertainment—second only to payroll as the largest business expense—is becoming increasingly more difficult to control as companies expand across borders and grow through acquisitions. Therefore effective budgeting, planning, and management of T&E expenses is critical for companies of all sizes in 2015 and beyond. How does your company’s overall Travel and Entertainment spend, and spend within key categories, compare with other companies? How are companies leveraging automation to better understand and control how employees are spending the company dime? Unfortunately, benchmarks for overall T&E spend and key T&E spend within each categories are all but impossible to find.

The good news is that Robert Neveu President & Co-founder, Certify will join us to reveal the latest buying trends in business travel based on research from Certify’s SpendSmart Report, based on receipts and expenses data from over six million transactions and transaction-based data from Seamless. Among the key survey results Robert will discuss are:

Key Takeaways

  • Benchmark key categories of your company’s travel and entertainment expenses
  • Identify how to Improve the budgeting, planning, and management of your company’s T&E spend in 2015
  • Recognize current and emerging trends in T&E automation

Slides from the webinar

Webinar Recording

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About the Presenters

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Robert Neveu

President & Co-founder, Certify

In 2008, Bob launched Certify as his second software startup in Portland. Certify’s venture-backed team have accelerated the growth of the business to where they are considered the second largest provider in North America of expense reporting software with multinational customers including Pitney Bowes, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Subway Sandwiches, and Virgin Galactic. Certify has gained the attention of many major news publications for its innovative technology, including its recent release of auto-generated expense reporting with Certify ReportExecutive, featured in the Wall Street Journal (September, 2013), New York Times (October, 2013), and CNNMoney (December, 2013).

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Bradley Seitz

President & Chief Executive Officer, Topaz International

Brad is also currently a professor of Business at the University of Southern Maine, teaching entrepreneurship and marketing. He has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Suffolk University in Boston, and a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College. He has received Management Certificates from the Carlson Executive Program at the University of Minnesota and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been recognize as one of the top 100 speakers in America.

Ernie Humphrey
Moderated by: Ernie Humphrey

Educational Programs Leader, Proformative

Ernie currently serves as the CEO of 360 Thought Leadership Consulting and as the Educational Programs Leader for Proformative. 360 Thought Leadership Consulting helps companies define and unlock the strategic value of their thought leadership programs by delivering comprehensive marketing services and business development strategy consulting. Previously Ernie served as the Vice President, Educational & Marketing Programs for Proformative. Ernie has overseen the content and execution of over 200 events designed to further the careers of finance and accounting leaders and related professionals. Formerly, Ernie served as the Director of Treasury Services and as a Director of the Corporate Treasurers Council for the Association for Financial Professionals. Ernie has extensive experience in the areas of educational program development and execution, online marketing, website content management, international cash management, and acquisition integration. Ernie has a BS and MS in Economics both from Purdue University.