I’ve been trying to wrap my head around Common Table Expressions for a while, and all the tutorials I’ve read started out with “simple” examples that were way too advanced for me to follow. Here’s my attempt to write a tutorial that starts as simple as possible.

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Once a month, Humans of Expensify will profile one of our team members, because behind every great expense report, there is an even greater human.

“My political philosophy is what I call ‘libertarian anarchism.’

It’s not an official title but I like that it captures the political philosophy of libertarianism and also aligns itself with the rockstar defiance of anarchism. It’s descriptive but gets a reaction, which I like. And I grew up in a family where coming out on top of an argument was a primary virtue.

I think words are extremely powerful and just by choosing a particular label it can set people off to instantly dismiss your perspective or open your mind to think of things in a different way.

Starting those conversations is why I have consciously adopted that label. A lot of people think that they know what a libertarian is and it can be based on a sort of caricature – a reflexive reaction, especially on the west coast, that liberal is good and right wing is bad.

So this title gives me the opportunity to weaken that knee-jerk reaction.

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Hey there, it’s Matt from the Success Coach team in Expensify. Straight off the success from our Real Time Expense Report feature launch, you can now import Items from QuickBooks Online and use these Items in place of categories for expenses on your policies. Items are an excellent way to allow for greater reporting in QBO.

To quote Deborah Defer, Senior Director of Accounting Services at BDO:

“Small businesses may have the need for additional reporting.  Utilizing multiple feature sets of QuickBooks Online with invoicing customers, classing, items, locations, and items on vendor bills provides the ability to create customized  reports.  This is huge!” 

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Hi! It’s been a while since I’ve written because we’ve been hard at work, but I’m very happy to take the wraps off our latest feature (or really, series of features): Realtime Expense Reports. I know I’ve been hyping this up for a long time, and you’re probably wondering why.

I honestly think this is the most significant development in the expense reporting space since we introduced SmartScan. That might sound bombastic – especially for something that’s easy to overlook if you’re not paying attention – but let me explain.

(By the way, if you’d rather watch this in action, sign up for our live walk through next week here or watch the video below.)

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“Open booking”, “invisible spend”, “leakage” — these are terms that cause travel managers to break out into cold sweats.  And with good reason: employees who book outside the “managed” travel system miss out on negotiated rates, quietly slip through the travel policy cracks, or find themselves out of luck when SHTF.

Combating this has always been hard, and the explosion in “unmanaged” travel options hasn’t helped.  In fact, it’s steadily increased the temptation for employees to go rogue, making it harder than ever for travel managers to provide control travel spend and execute on duty of care obligations.  Thankfully, help is on the way.  Continue Reading…

Announces travel functionality with NuTravel, Egencia, Locomote, NexTravel, Uber, Priceline, Hipmunk, and Rocket Trip. Upcoming integrations with GetThere, Amadeus, AtlasTravel, & AirBnB planned

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Expensify, the fastest growing expense management company worldwide with over 16,000 customers, launched an integrated travel and expense platform that makes business travel and travel management fast, easy and simple for both employees and employers. Expensify’s new travel platform integrates with travel industry leaders NuTravel, Egencia, Locomote, NexTravel, Uber, Priceline, Hipmunk and Rocket Trip. Integrations with GetThere, Amadeus, Atlas Travel, and AirBnB are also planned. Continue Reading…

[Our CEO, David Barrett, was asked to speak in front of the U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Small Business about how apps like Expensify can impact small businesses in America. We wanted to share his written testimony. Link to the spoken portion is here: David Barrett speaks before Congressional Small Business Committee Enjoy!]

What Congress Can Do to help SMBs

  1. Help create awareness by working with the SBA and Chamber of Commerce to educate small business owners as to what mobile apps are available.
  2. Support the “gig economy” by strengthening employees’ freedom to choose when and how they want to work.
  3. Welcome legal immigrants to start more small businesses and to enable existing SMBs to compete more effectively with large enterprises.
  4. Simplify internet tax collection by centrally aggregating and publishing per-zipcode sales tax rates on a defined schedule.
  5. Encourage crowdfunding by reducing the risk and overhead for business owners to solicit funds from a broader range of investors.
  6. Reward true innovation by creating tough software patent standards to invalidate frivolous claims and stop patent trolls.

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