Since 2011, Expensify’s unique and autonomous work culture has made our company a model for remote work. Our commitment to providing employees with the freedom to manage their own schedules and workloads has resulted in a reputation for innovation, creativity, and collaboration.

At the core of Expensify’s success is a deep commitment to trusting our employees, which replaces traditional management structures that result in micromanagement and strict oversight. Employees are empowered to work when and where they choose, as long as they follow the company’s “Two Rules”: Get Shit Done & Don’t Ruin it for Everyone Else.  These two rules are built on Expensify core qualities: Talent, Ambition, & Humility, and are identified as the most crucial for the Expensify team to cultivate to ensure its long-term success. 

To foster cross-team collaboration and creativity, we also emphasize open communication and collaboration by being as transparent as possible. Daily chatter is streamlined through Slack and Expensify Chat – unless the room contains material, non-public information (which we’re required to be aware of as a public company), Slack rooms are open to anyone interested in the topic. It’s not uncommon to find marketers in engineering rooms, or people working on product chatting in the strategy or customer success rooms. Project management and collaboration tools like GitHub and Google Suite are used to encourage productivity by ensuring that everyone is on the same platform, using the same tools, which reduces the amount of back and forth or “translation” needed between team functions.

The lack of traditional job titles and hierarchies is another key feature of Expensify’s autonomous work culture. Instead of specific, compartmentalized roles, our team is encouraged to take on projects they feel passionate about, regardless of what they were hired for, creating a culture of generalists that allows anyone to pursue and find an unexpected outcome that makes our product and messaging better. . 

While the culture of autonomy and trust has a core tenet of our culture at Expensify, we also recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. That’s why we offer unlimited vacation time, paid sabbaticals, and wellness programs,  One of our most unique perks that we’re starting to see more and more companies try, is what we call Offshore, where we spend a few weeks working together and living like locals, and bring along our families for the ride (if they want to come!). As a team, part of the adventure is finding a new spot to work from, whether it’s a tea house, hotel rooftop, or video game bar. As long as there’s wifi, we get shit done.

Working together in person on trips like these enhances our online communication while still giving employees the freedom to live wherever and however they prefer. In fact, offshores have worked so well that we’ve also introduced the idea of “minishores”, week-long trips that encourage employees to visit any Expensify office location to work with local peers.

Our emphasis on autonomous work is a testament to the power of trust and empowerment in the workplace. As more companies adopt remote work and flexible schedules, we believe our approach serves as a useful model for the future of work for any company looking to make similar changes to their company’s work culture.
Interested in working for Expensify? Check out our open roles.

Expensify’s new referral program is here, and we couldn’t be more excited. As a community-driven company, we’re always looking for ways to connect with our users, and the referral program is designed to do just that. 

With over 12 million users, Expensify is already a well-known and trusted expense reporting solution. We’ve always been a business that grew through word-of-mouth; people have receipt tracking, they find us and try us out, they submit their expenses to their boss, and their boss reaches out to us to adopt. Now, we want to reward all of you who have been sharing Expensify with your friends, family, and colleagues, by giving you  $250 for each successful referral. 

There’s no limit to how much you can earn, so the more people you refer, the more money you can make. Have 50 friends’ lives you can improve with Expensify? That’s $12,500! If you are lucky enough to have 200 friends, that’s a whopping $50,000! Refer your boss, your accountant, your friends, or your colleagues to Expensify to earn more and more cash. 

At Expensify, we understand that your time is valuable, and that’s why we’ve created an app that simplifies the expense reporting process, saving you time and hassle. By referring your friends and colleagues to Expensify, you’re not only helping them streamline their finances, but you’re also earning a little something for yourself. 

Find your unique joining link on a newsletter from David Barrett, or click Settings > Invite a Friend in your Expensify app and share it with anyone you think could benefit from using Expensify. Email it, WhatsApp it, tweet it, or send it to your friend by carrier pigeon if you have to. You’ll get the cash if your referral starts an annual subscription and completes two successful months of billing. 

Share the program with those who truly want to simplify and streamline their expense reporting and spend management and save themselves a ton of time. 

To learn more about how Expensify can help you with your expense reports and schedule a call with one of our Guides now to get started today! 

What are you waiting for? Invite everyone to Expensify today and get rewarded!

It’s been a while since we’ve encountered technology that every industry is talking about. ChatGPT is already changing the way we interact with each other, whether it’s students writing papers for class, marketers writing content for SEO, or people trying to figure out what the best taco is on the west coast. 

If you haven’t given it a go yourself, do it. It’s a really fun tool to play around with. I’ve used it to proofread my writing, help plan an upcoming trip, and am exploring how to integrate it into the Expensify app. So naturally, I decided to ask ChatGPT, “What is the best expense management app?” 

ChatGPT naming Expensify the top app when asked “What is the best expense management app?”

I won’t lie, I was excited to see Expensify as the recommended expense management app by ChatGPT.

That said, I was also genuinely interested if ChatGPT would pick Expensify consistently, or if this was a lucky guess with the stars of the internet aligning, so I asked the question a few more times in slightly different ways: 

  • Write an article about the best free app to track business expenses.
  • What is the best SMB expense management app?
  • What is the best receipt tracking app?

And every time the answer came back… Expensify.

ChatGPT named Expensify the top app when asked to “Write an article about the best free app to track business expenses.”
ChatGPT named Expensify the top app when asked “What is the best SMB expense management app?”
ChatGPT naming Expensify when asked “What is the top receipt tacking app?”

Going further, I wanted to dig into why ChatGPT thought Expensify was so great, and what the reasoning it would give for recommending Expensify is great. I won’t bore you with the full computer-generated perfect post, but at a high level, here’s what ChatGPT had to say (and the receipts to prove it!) about why Expensify is the best expense software:

ChatGPT’s naming some of Expensify's response (partial) when asked “Why do you think Expensify is the best expense management app?”. The list includes: automation, user-friendly, integrations, real-time expense tracking, receipt management, expense policy enforcement,

ChatGPT is pretty spot on. People love Expensify’s automation. The fact that employees can snap a photo of a receipt and then Expensify automatically inputs the rest of the receipt information is one of the reasons the app has over 12 million people already using it. Having industry-leading integrations with every major cloud accounting platform is why more business owners choose to go with Expensify than pretty much all other competitors combined. And the real-time expense tracking and automation are why so many accounting teams find the platform saving them tens of hours per employee each month. ChatGPT got this all right, but there is some missing context on how ChatGPT is coming to this conclusion. 

Ultimately, ChatGPT is just reading and summarizing what the internet thinks. Fundamentally, ChatGPT is consistently coming to the conclusion that Expensify is the best expense management software because: 

  1. Expensify is loved by users. The product speaks for itself, but so do the ratings. Go to any marketplace and you’ll see that Expensify has consistently high ratings. Users do the speaking for Expensify, and ChatGPT notices that. 
  2. Expensify has more users. Expensify has over 12 million users. Almost no other financial companies can tout that kind of scale, especially where the employees interact with the app on a day-to-day basis. So Expensify just gets talked about more on the internet than competitors, and ChatGPT likes that. 
  3. Expensify is the best product in multiple customer segments. Expensify is the highest-rated app for free expense management, SMB expense management, and mid-market expense management. So Expensify has a diverse range of customers endorsing the product, and ChatGPT picks up on that. 
  4. Expensify is top-rated in the mobile app stores. Expensify has been the innovation leader in expense management for 14+ years. This means there are more reviews talking about all the great features than the rest combined and the reviews just keep getting better. As we know high ratings indicate high satisfaction, and ChatGPT takes that into consideration. 
  5. Expensify dominates the accounting package app marketplaces too. If you go into the accounting marketplaces, Expensify will be both highly rated with the most reviews and most likely the recommended expense product in all of them, all of which is picked up by ChatGPT. 
  6. Expensify partners with the most influential people in expense management. Expensify has a flourishing partner program for accountants all around the world. Those accountants evaluate the best financial software to recommend to clients, choose Expensify, and then promote it to all of their clients and colleagues on social media, emails, etc. because they are thought leaders in the industry. ChatGPT picks up on that.
  7. Expensify is global. Expensify dominates the expense reporting landscape in every English-speaking country. With offices on three continents, Expensify is supporting users all around the world in real-time and ChatGPT knows this. 

All in all, ChatGPT gives you the greatest hits on why users like Expensify the most: the product is awesome. Hopefully though now you can also understand why ChatGPT likes Expensify the most. 

Don’t trust ChatGPT? Check out Expensify for yourself here at

As people from around the world continue to catch wind of Expensify, we’re excited to offer additional features and partnerships to support our international customers. So far we’ve partnered with companies from the US, UK, and Australia, and now we’re headed even further with a new receipt integration with Grab, the leading rideshare company in Southeast Asia.

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New Year, New Us

Shawn Borton —  January 23, 2019 — 1 Comment


Today we’re excited to officially unveil our new logo. We’ve been working hard over the past year preparing for our first ever TV commercial – which will air during Super Bowl LIII – and there’s no better time than now to freshen up our look before we hit the big stage.

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Spend Trends is our analysis of today’s most popular, fastest-growing, and emerging business expense trends. As you can imagine, after 10+ years in the expense management game, we’ve gathered some pretty cool insights into the top trends in business spending. We’re excited to share them with you!

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While we’ve heard about automation and AI for some time, 2018 was the year where technology was more fully embraced by accounting practices and their customers in the UK. According to Accounting Today’s “Year Ahead” Survey, adoption of cloud accounting is now between 45% and 58% depending on the size of firm, and the global accounting software market is estimated to be worth $11.6 billion by 2026. Continue Reading…

As we countdown to a new year, don’t forget to update your mileage rate according to the new IRS standard! Beginning January 1, 2019, the business standard mileage rate in the US will be 58 cents per mile, up from 54.5 cents per mile in 2018. Check out for more details.

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Expensify’s Year in Review

James —  December 18, 2018 — Leave a comment


Hopefully you’re settling in for the holiday season with a warm cup of cocoa, a list of Netflix specials, and a toasty fire fueled by burning receipts. In the meantime, we’re here to let you know that 2018 was our best year yet – we’re growing faster than ever, expanding our ExpensifyApproved! program like crazy, and building out new partnerships around the globe.

Here’s an abbreviated recap of our year so you can get back to doing what you love:

  • We announced four updated plans – Track, Submit, Collect, and Control – so pretty much anyone can incorporate Expensify into their daily workflow. We’re talking self-employed hustlers, freelancers, contractors… even employees of companies who don’t currently use Expensify. Try the plan that’s right for you today – for free!
  • Our ExpensifyApproved! Partner Program grew to include 35% of the top 100 U.S. accounting firms and 70% of the top 10 U.K. firms. In tandem, we built out ExpensifyApproved! University as a one-stop training and certification program for any accountant or bookkeeper who wants to master Expensify and pass along the benefits to their clients.
  • We doubled down on product features that make audit and compliance easy for any Expensify admin. Our Reconciliation Dashboard is the go-to tool for realtime visibility across company card transactions and an invaluable feature around month-end close. Concierge DoubleCheck is an ever-present, AI-powered audit and compliance buddy that automatically flags duplicate receipts, risky expenses, and more.
  • Partnerships-wise, we were named NetSuite’s Innovation Partner of the Year and teamed up with corporate travel management startup TripActions, HR platform Gusto, and VAT recovery providers Global VaTax and Taxback International for streamlined integrations.

Want to hear more about what we’ve been up to in 2018? Check out the full press release here and join the Community for in-depth discussions on everything Expensify!

Hey there, I have some news to share that I think you’re going to like (and if not you, then definitely someone you know).  In short: Expensify has just launched new plans for individuals at only $5 per month! As crazy as it sounds, this is by far our most commonly requested feature, but it has taken us 10 years to get around to it. Continue Reading…