In light of our international business travel, we figured it is high time to let you in on Expensify’s best practices for expense reporting abroad. These aren’t hard and fast rules, but suggestions to make reporting expenses the easiest it can be.
Reporting in Multiple Currencies
Whether your big business trip is across the world with several stops or just over the border, we support the currency you’re using. Expensify works with 159 currencies, worldwide. We convert expenses to your reimbursement currency using the international “market close” rate available from Oanda.com. So rest assured that your pad thai, schnitzel, and tacos will be expensable.
Using ‘Offline Mode’ in the mobile app
If you don’t have a strong cellular data signal, enable ‘Offline Mode’ in your app’s settings menu. This will save battery and any roaming fees associated with international travel. Once you have access to WiFi or a strong, affordable, cellular data signal, simply disable ‘Offline Mode’ to upload all of your accumulated expenses.
Important Note: When ‘Offline Mode’ is enabled, your receipts and expenses are only saved on your Expensify mobile app. This means that if you sign out of the mobile app or uninstall the app while you have unsynced information, you will lose it.
Finish your report on the flight
Once you’ve closed the deal and you’re flying high, on your way home take a minute to finish up your report. Add all your expenses to your report, give it a good once over, tap the submit button and you’re done!
Please let us know if you have any international expense reporting tips to add or if you have any questions about our tips by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.