Travel & Expense Management Trends for 2013: How CFOs are Employing New Technologies to Increase Insight and Drive Growth

Recorded Webinar

Travel & Expense Management Trends for 2013: How CFOs are Employing New Technologies to Increase Insight and Drive Growth

Original air date: April 24, 2013

Speaker: Robert Neveu, President of Certify


Although we here at Certify already thought expense management played an integral part of successful business, we wanted to conduct a study to see if the numbers backed up our claims. Turns out, they do! We reached out to finance professionals from all over North America from organizations of all sizes, and asked them a few basic questions about their current expense management processes, as well as their future plans for managing spend within their organization.

After receiving responses from over 165 companies, we were able to analyze the data and produce this year’s, “Travel & Expense Management Trends for 2013”. The data explores expense management practices from an overall standpoint, and also dives deeper into the results to provide insight for small business, mid-sized business, and enterprise level organizations.

Although we did receive responses from small, medium, and enterprise level companies, the segment with the most responses (35% of all responses) was enterprise level organizations, those with 1,000 employees or more.

Key Takeaways

  • The key difference between expense management processes of small business and enterprise organizations
  • The shift to cloud-based systems and the driving forces behind the switches
  • Get connected: How integrating accounting, HR, travel, and expense systems improves efficiency, lowers costs & more
  • The largest areas for improving the expense management processes
  • Top financial pressures and pain points and how these differ between company sizes

Slides from the webinar

About the Presenter

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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).