Recorded Webinar

2016 Business Travel Trends and Expense Management Best Practices

Original air date: June 28th, 2016

Speakers: Bob Neveu, President at Certify and Ernie Humphrey, CEO, Thought Leadership Consulting


The modern finance department is consistently pressured to identify new ways of doing more with less. As companies increasingly look to travel and entertainment expense management for improved spending control and laborsaving efficiencies, automation is proving to be an effective solution for business large and small. Join CFO Publishing and Certify for a discussion of trends, plus results from practitioners who have successfully implemented an automated expense management system.

Topics include an in depth review of:

  • Annual T&E benchmark spending trends by expense category and company size
  • Expense management strategies used by small, midsize, and enterprise companies
  • Best practices and solutions to improve process efficiency and spending control
  • The often "hidden" costs associated with expense report processing
  • How automation delivers a full ROI for 92% of all companies in 2 years or less

Slides from the webinar

Webinar Recording

About the Presenters

Bob Neveu Image
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).

Ernie Humphrey
Ernie Humphrey

CEO, Thought Leadership Consulting

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.