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Everybody knows what accounting is:

Accounting [uh-koun-ting] (noun)

The theory and system of setting up, maintaining, and auditing the books of a firm; art of analyzing the financial position and operating results of a business house from a study of its sales, purchases, overhead, etc.

But what is “preaccounting”?  Not everybody is as familiar with this newer concept, so I’ll go ahead and define “preaccounting” as:

Preaccounting [priuh-koun-ting] (noun)

The system through which financial data is gathered, coded, aggregated, and normalized so as to enable accounting to occur; accounting processes executed by non-accountants, including expense management, time tracking, etc.

In layman’s terms, preaccounting is the super boring, tedious work that nobody wants to do, but that absolutely needs to be done before the truly valuable accounting work can begin.  Unlike accounting, which is clearly the job of accountants, preaccounting is nobody’s job Continue Reading…

The Push for Inbox0

Puneet Lath —  March 17, 2017 — 2 Comments

People download the Expensify app for all kinds of reasons: accountants looking for a better (read: less shoebox-shaped) way to collect receipts from clients, employees sick of submitting taped receipts to their boss, and even individuals who just want an easy way to track how often they’re eating Taco Bell (me; too often). One of the major challenges we’ve faced is how to ensure that Expensify works for everyone without requiring tedious configuration. Enter Inbox. Continue Reading…

You Autocomplete Me

Conor Pendergrast —  December 29, 2014 — Leave a comment

While most expenses come into Expensify using our magic SmartScan feature, or via a credit card import, there are still some occasions where you might need to manually enter expenses. In case you ever have to do this, we’ve just made it a little bit easier, using merchant auto-complete.

“How do I use this amazing feature?”
Well, dear reader, just start typing the merchant name into our web app, and we’ll automatically fill in the most common matches. Pro-Tip: We’ll also do ‘fuzzy’ matching, so if you make a typo in the merchant name we’ll pick that up too.

Magic.

Expensify Merchant Autocomplete 2

Autocomplete for merchant name is now available for all users. Have any feedback or amazing puns? Email help@expensify.com.

When we launched the ScanAnywhere API in early 2012, the API and really, Expensify itself,  focused on scanning receipts. Soon after, we added mileage tracking capabilities to Expensify and now about 40% of our report submitters are submitting mileage expenses. At the request of many of our partners, we’ve updated the API to allow apps to pass mileage expenses into Expensify.  Continue Reading…

Now that you have Expensify, those Sundays spent crafting crude paper expense reports (with receipts taped to the back) are a thing of the past, and perhaps you’re on the lookout for additional timesavers. I forward my emailed receipts to receipts@expensify.com to get them into my account, which is super convenient. But what if I could take it a step further, and didn’t even have to forward them in the first place? Continue Reading…