New SmartScan Camera Flow

David Barrett —  February 11, 2015 — 1 Comment

Hey there, I hope you had a great holiday season and that 2015 is off to a great start.  I won’t bore you with the details, but needless to say 2014 was a big year for us — most notably by adding 4000 new customers, including the BBB, ZenDesk, and most recently Yahoo!  At this scale of growth, just keeping the lights on is a lot of work.  But in addition to the mundane details of scaling a mission-critical, global-scale financial application processing $billions of expenses, I’m very happy to share details on our latest creation: our new mobile camera!  Continue Reading…

WHEN: February 12th, 8pm– 12am PST

WHAT: Full site downtime, all services down. Mobile apps will continue to work as if they are offline.

As part of our commitment to upholding the highest security standards, we rotate encryption keys for our server infrastructure annually. Our next window for updating these keys will be from 8pm – 12am PST, during which users will be unable to access the main Expensify website, including through partner portals such as Salesforce.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

While some celebrate February with chocolate and roses, it can be a headache if you’re an accountant trying to meet the February 17th deadline for payroll taxes. For those of you who are in an unhappy relationship or looking for a new payroll system, we picked out a few that we think would be a great match.

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Do You Speak Tech?

Korina Pazitka —  February 3, 2015 — Leave a comment
Don't get lost in a new environment, get acclimated!

Don’t get lost in a new environment, get acclimated!

Have you ever been to a foreign country and didn’t speak the language? Adventurous but also challenging, right? Sure, these days you can rely on using English almost anywhere you go, but there’s still a lot that gets lost in translation or is just plain impossible to translate. Local dishes, alcoholic beverages, and swear words, are just the tip of the iceberg. The fact is, speaking the local language, or at least trying to, shows interest and respect for the local culture and earns you respect in return. It also make life much easier whether you are trying to order coffee or give directions to the airport.  Continue Reading…

This week’s Expensifier of the Week, Uproot Wines!

Fact: America loves wine.

Fact: Millennials really, really love wine. So much so that they’re changing the way wine is being marketed and consumed.

Uproot Wines Loves Expensify's expense management software system

Expensify’s favorite? Rose! (Image via Uproot)

Newcomer Uproot Wines has figured this out, and they’ve designed their entire business model around this younger audience. After going to market in mid-2013 (their first harvest was in 2011), Uproot’s tech-driven winery has found its way into the premium wine market by word of mouth (also, a feature on the Today Show didn’t hurt either).  Continue Reading…

Being a founder and starting your own business has become the *it* thing to do lately.  In 2012, more than 500,000 companies were founded, and it’s not shocking that the numbers got even higher in 2013 and 2014.  It’s no wonder everyone wants to get in the startup game.

Interestingly enough, I came across the question of how difficult it is to be a CEO in today’s startup ecosystem.  The question, at length, from QuoraContinue Reading…

Hosted by Tech Crunch and Venture Beat, the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards will be presented Thursday, February 5, 2015. This competition celebrates the best startups, internet and technology innovations of the year.

Each company has been nominated and hand-selected by the Crunchies Committee based on their accomplishments during the year 2014. Each category includes five companies and voting is open to the public. Today is the last day to get your votes in!  Continue Reading…