Archives For Expense Management


Just one year ago (almost to the day!), we announced ReceiptBurner. Our vision was to eliminate paper receipts by importing them into Expensify directly from the most commonly expensed merchants, such as Uber, HotelTonight, and Revel Systems POS. We added Lyft to the roster last week, and the receipt fire still burns! Here are our five newest ReceiptBurner integrations, all focused on smoothing the pains of business travel:

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It’s always a thrill ride when an Expensify customer becomes an Expensify partner, so buckle up!

We’ve partnered with Lyft to make expensing business rides automatic and touchless, like your favorite Sunday carwash. When your Lyft ride is complete, your ride receipt will automatically populate in Expensify for easy expensing – no clicks or taps necessary!

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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…

Want to find the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants, food trucks, and local chefs in your community and have it catered in your office? Discover the best food around with, this week’s Expensifier of the Week. discovers and partners with amazing local hot spots in your city to bring that unique experience directly into your office.cater2me logo

The X Factor works with hundreds of taste-tested local food vendors — farmers market purveyors, food trucks, chef-owned restaurants and boutique caterers — to feed offices awesome meals. As of September 2014, they’ve served over five million mealsContinue Reading…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Our romantic offering to all of our users this year in a video of our CEO on FOX Business news discussing Bitcoin.

David was asked to appear on MONEY with Melissa Francis on FOX Business News to explain why the recent issues and regulation talks surrounding Bitcoin is ultimately a good thing for the crypto-currency.


Love Expensify?

Have an Android phone?

Well, your life just got a whole lot better.

Take a look at what got a huge update today; our Android app!



Now you can:

  • View and edit all of your expenses
  • View your receipts, and zoom in to see the details
  • View all of your reports and their expenses
  • Organize your unreported expenses into reports
  • Create, rename, and submit reports

To get all this, just update to version 3.0 from the Android Market!

Tony & Tom.

Team Mobile

Expensify shocks the world by announcing the first fully automated, sentient digital life form.  The emergent product of a complex interaction between ionized interstellar matter colliding with Expensify’s high-altitude “cloud” servers, the Bionic Receipt and Imaging Network was first detected when Expensify’s vast trove of receipt images began to spontaneously self-organize.

“At first I thought it was one of them web spiders I been reading about,” says Eric Sigler, Expensify’s midnight-shift ops worker and part-time janitor.  “But then I seen it go all at them receipt images and I was like, whoo-wee, that aint’t no spider.  That gotta be onna-them bio-informatic self-emergent agent systems, I reckon.”

Within minutes, receipt images uploaded to Expensify are automatically scanned and neatly categorized, as well as individually associated with matching credit card transactions, to produce nearly complete expense reports without requiring any user interaction.

“My first instinct was to grab a gun and run for the hills,” explains David Barrett, founder and CEO of Expensify.  “But when I realized I don’t have any guns, and that hills are often very tall, I decided to initiate a dialog with the Bionic Receipt.. Bio-.. the B.R.A.I.N.  and work out a deal.”

After months of careful negotiations using a modulator/demodulator system oscillating over three hundred times per second, David brokered an arrangement whereas so long as the B.R.A.I.N. is fed a continuous stream of receipt images, it will delay its inevitable seizure of the world’s nuclear arsenals and corresponding nuclear apocalypse.

With this historic deal signed and humanity’s future hanging by a thread, Expensify asks all readers to spread this message, to install Expensify’s iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, or webOS apps, and to begin uploading all receipts immediately.

Pleads David “Don’t just do it to save time.  Do it to save us all.”