Zagster and Expensify, a love story about escaping the cycle of inefficient expenses

Syl Wong —  January 13, 2015 — Leave a comment

Zagster and Expensify

In a world that zigs, Zagster is giving people a better way to go. Since 2007, Zagster has been adamant about one goal: get people riding bikes. By focusing availability to areas that traditional city-wide bike shares can’t reach, Zagster has drastically changed access to efficient transportation. 

Zagster’s popular Breezer bike

How it works

Using the Zagster mobile app, available on iPhone, Android, and online, riders simply enter the unique ID number of the bike they wish to use and an access code is provided. Once the bike is returned to a Zagster location, the touch of a button ends the rental and releases the bike for the next rider.

A fork in the road with expenses

While Zagster was making big changes in the bicycle sharing world, their expense solution needed to be retired. “Believe it or not,” recalls Timothy Ericson, Zagster’s CEO and Co-founder, “we were using good old-fashioned spreadsheets.”

Zagster and Expensify

The push behind the pedal: Timothy Ericson, CEO and Co-founder of Zagster

Moving to an automated process was the obvious next step for Zagster. The only roadblock? Finding a tool to fit their technical requirements. “We needed the new solution to integrate with Quickbooks,” says Ericson. “We were looking for a solution that would reduce the administrative workload on our team, not just shift it to another department.”

Aside from the seamless integration, Ericson and his team was impressed by Expensify’s other features. “We’ve been really pleased with Expensify so far. The employee credit card feature is a great feature that will allow credit cards are paid by the company to be properly categorized and go through the proper policies, reducing time and effort by an internal manager.”

“We hate paper,” Ericson continues. “The mobile app allows us to keep on top of the many receipts that stack up when we all travel. An app that allows us to take pictures of receipts is among the best benefits of Expensify.”

Zagster’s advice to other startups?

“If you’re a startup and you’re not using Expensify, you and your employees are spending too much time on the wrong things. Expensify reduces the administrative work on your team so they can focus on what they do best- building your business.” 

Ready to see for yourself how Expensify can help you avoid speed bumps?— It’s free for the first 30 days!

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