August 8, 2019
Major Bottoms Jr.
Senior Research Consultant
Co-Founder and CEO, Goby
Major Bottoms Jr. is a Senior Research Consultant for Levvel Research based in Charlotte, NC. He plays a key role in the analysis and presentation of data for Levvel’s research reports, webinars, and consulting engagements. Major’s expertise lies in the Procure-to-Pay, Source-to-Settle, and travel and expense management processes and software, as well as technologies and strategies across DevOps, digital payments, design systems, and application development. Prior to joining Levvel, Major held various roles in the mortgage finance field at Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Major graduated with a degree in Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Chris Happ is the Co-founder and CEO of Goby. Mr. Happ has more than 20 years in enterprise software and management consulting experience including supply chain software implementation and process optimization for Fortune 50 companies including ExxonMobil, Disney, Southwest Airlines, Pfizer, and JPMorgan. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers management consulting and went on to Ariba where he led the technical strategy and architecture group. After Ariba, he co-founded blueSolutions, a supply chain optimization and software implementation consultancy which was acquired by SAP reseller, Hubwoo. Since 2009, Happ has been focused on turning big data into big opportunities at Goby, an enterprise data and accounts payable automation platform utilizing artificial intelligence.
2020 has been an eventful year for Travel & Expense Management (TEM). Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, travel has declined significantly, which made it seem like TEM automation would take a back seat to more urgent priorities.
Levvel Research's 2020 Travel & Expense Insight Report is set to be a standout amongst previous years’ versions. Because of COVID-19, 2020 has been a year unlike any other, and corporate travel and expense management has been drastically affected.
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This guide explores the potential ROI of automating core Procure-to-Pay processes and enabling a remote workforce for the new business environment.