[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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This week’s blog post is a guest post by Shawn Basak from Workato, a do-it-yourself cloud app integration platform and Expensify partner.

Expensify is designed to make the task of expense management suck less, so integrating Expensify with your existing tools shouldn’t be a pain either.

Today, we’re happy to present another option to integrate Expensify throughout the business. Workato lets users build custom integrations (referred to as “recipes”) between Expensify and over 50 other apps. Connect Expensify with any Workato-supported app and build in your own custom logic to fit your specific needs. How? Continue Reading…

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.

“It’s a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.

I did the Ironman three years ago, and last year my wife and I went to Spain for one of her Ironman races. We actually met doing a triathlon and we take turns training for races.

It’s important to have a counterbalance to work. At Expensify, we all live and breathe Expensify, and I think that’s awesome, but at the same time it’s important to have other things too. For me, this is that other thing.

I’m always that person who needs a hobby. I like competing with myself — you can’t lie to yourself and towards the end you have to find the endurance and motivation out of nowhere.

I think the human body is amazing and can do crazy things and yes, there’s a physical barrier and training is necessary, but my big belief is that the mental stuff is the only thing that can hold you back.


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Here at Expensify, we’re big fans of Xero. Since 2013, our direct Xero integration has helped simplify expense and receipt management for thousands of Xero users across the world. Today, we are very pleased to announce a major upgrade to this integration today.

With Expensify’s V2 Xero integration, users can now:  Continue Reading…

This week’s Expensifier of the Week is Aspen Heights, a real estate development company that focuses on student housing across the United States, including apartments, town homes and houses.

My college dorm was awful — the rooms were tiny, the walls were thin, and showers took a lifetime to walk to. When I finally moved out, I never looked back.

For Aspen Heights, they couldn’t look away. For them, developing better student housing wasn’t about making places to sleep, but about creating and improving spaces where people live, connect, and learn.  Continue Reading…

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We were thrilled to have recently found out that in a recent market share study done by Gartner, that Expensify was the fastest growing ERP software in the world (by revenue growth) in 2014. (Source: Gartner: “Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2014,” published on March 31, 2015). If you’re #1 on a list and an incredible company like Workday is #2, you know you’re doing something right.  Continue Reading…

Expensify partners with Automatic App for one-click mileage expensing

What if there was a way to automatically import your commutes and business trips instead of inputting your drive data manually every month?

Expensify is partnering with Automatic, an award-winning wireless car adapter that is bringing the power of the internet into every car on the road, to help make your expense reports suck less! As one of the first companies on the Automatic Developer Platform, Expensify is dedicated to helping business travelers make mileage reporting easier in real-time.  Continue Reading…