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…

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This week’s Expensifier of the Week is MSP Leadership, a London based company developing and inspiring leaders of all levels through executive coaching, leadership development and team development workshops.

MSP-Leadership was founded to push the limits of leadership in pursuit of excellence. A former Concur user, expense reports used to take time away from that. The MSP team used to “spend years scanning receipts and filling out spreadsheets,” says Director Aaron Penwill. With more complex reports on their horizon, they knew it was time for a change. As a result of the switch, the team agrees they work at least 20% faster than Concur and 200% faster than their old expense reporting process.  Continue Reading…

You might have read recently that we added merchant auto completion to some parts of our product.

Merchant Auto completion

Merchant auto completion on the new expenses dialog

This “simple” addition required some thinking on how people are using our product and what would be the best experience for them.

Like every product change, it is crucial to define how important this feature is and how important the flow supported is. Editing the merchant name of an expense is part of the expense editing flow. While important, this is kind of a secondary flow for us. We are optimizing the usage of our SmartScan and bank import technologies to automate the process of creating expenses in an user account. By using these two technologies in conjunction with Expense Rules, Continue Reading…