April 25, 2019
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Major Bottoms Jr.
Chief Financial Officer, Coupa
Chief Procurement Officer, Aon Plc.
Major Bottoms Jr. is a 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.
Todd Ford is the CFO of Coupa, and oversees the company’s financial operations. Prior to Coupa, Todd served as CFO of MobileIron, where he led the company through a successful IPO in 2014, and was responsible for financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury activities, and investor relations. Todd was a Founding General Partner at Broken Arrow Venture Capital, where he invested in early-stage companies. He also previously served as CFO and President of Rackable Systems Inc. (now Silicon Graphics International Corp) where he led the start-up from $20 million in revenues to more than $350 million in revenues as a publicly traded company.
Michael Benvenuto is the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and head of strategic optimization for Aon Plc. As a senior leader, Benvenuto has more than 18 years of experience driving organizational impact through strategic sourcing, supply chain management, business and information technology offshoring outsourcing, operating model development & delivery and shared service business transformation. In his current role, Benvenuto is responsible for leading forward-thinking global spend management across 120 countries and $3B in spend. In addition, he also leads the internal business consulting practice which drives the adoption of optimized global delivery functions across business and shared service functions.
Organizations of all sizes are incorporating automation in their back office, and this has driven a wide variety of AP automation tool types and an increasingly competitive assortment of software providers.
Source-to-Settle is a competitive field. Providers stand out by taking risks on innovative features for efficiency. Here, we review the tools and topics encountered towards the end of 2019 that we believe are going to be relevant in 2020.
In this whitepaper, Levvel Research details why organizations using MS D365FO should choose a solution that is both advanced in its AP functionality and deeply integrated with MS Dynamics.
Spend management is a top priority for many organizations, and travel and expense (T&E) spend is just one of the areas entailed.