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Expensifiers at Pecana cafe in Montevideo, one of our favorite 10 AM spots

If you’re unfamiliar with our annual Expensify Offshore expeditions, we have a dedicated webpage here to help spark the flame! Otherwise, some tl;dr background:

  1. A complete Expensify Offshore spans four weeks, and occurs once per year. It is always opt-in, meaning any employee can elect not to attend, partially attend, or fully attend.
  2. The employees vote democratically on the destination, which at bare minimum must be internet-friendly and relatively easy on the wallet.
  3. The company coordinates and communicates the essentials, including general itineraries, to-and-from travel, basic lodging, and special events.
  4. Employees self-select to lead or support priority projects dictated by a mix of customer needs and personal interest. The projects are optional, supplementary to daily responsibilities, and ideally completed during the time abroad.

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The Arrival

I was a couple days early to Expensify Offshore 2017 in Uruguay.

After six feature films in the nosebleeds of Copa Airlines and a taxi ride at the mercy of Google Translate, I stumbled out onto Montevideo’s Calle Blandengues around 2 AM local time. Historically, this was a Jewish neighborhood and absolutely worth a morning wander, so I left my curiosities for the moment in favor of meeting my Airbnb host, Ramiro.

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Even though February is now behind us, it gave us one extra day (yay, leap year!) to do amazing things. Last month, we focused our attention on some of our next big features. Some of them you will find detailed below, but some of them won’t be out for a little while yet, so be sure to keep an eye out for more hotness in the future!
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Reporting live from Xerocon London!

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February has been a very UK-centric month for Expensify so far. Last week, we officially launched our UK office, and this week we’re attending Xerocon London and hosting our UK launch event. We’ve been having a great time so far, meeting amazing Xero partners and Add-ons. While we’re revelling in the buzz of the Xero ecosystem, we’re really excited to announce our latest upgrade to our Xero integration.  Continue Reading…

We hope that you enjoyed the holidays as much as we did and are looking forward to an exciting 2016.  Although our team took a little time off over the holidays, we still managed to roll out some pretty cool new features. In an effort to improve how we communicate changes to our product, we’ve launched a Product Changes feed that you can subscribe to in order to get more frequent updates.  Continue Reading…

This month, we’ve released most of the new features developed while on our annual offshore in Cambodia and Thailand. These features have been in beta for a while, but have now been released to all users.

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Our team working hard in Siem Reap on new features.

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We got tired of looking at the same old thing every day, so we have given our site a facelift with some new and improved styles. We hope you enjoy it!  Continue Reading…

New partnership makes it easier than ever for companies to keep track of business expenses, approve expense reports and reimburse employees 

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, at the annual Intacct Advantage Conference, Expensify, the fastest growing expense reporting software worldwide, announced that it has integrated with Intacct, a leading provider of best-in-class cloud ERP software. Named one of 2015’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, Expensify automates your expense reporting process from the moment you get your first receipt to when the accountant exports the final report into Intacct.

“Our mission at Expensify is to create a hassle-free expense reporting experience for both businesses and their employees,” said David Barrett, founder and CEO of Expensify. “By partnering with Intacct, the entire expense reporting process is automated, making it incredibly simple for employers to track, approve and reimburse business expenses. Our technology also gives employees the ability to conveniently log expenses straight from their phone, easily separate out corporate card expenses from out-of-pocket expenses and receive next day reimbursement instead of waiting weeks for a check to arrive.”  Continue Reading…

[Our CEO, David Barrett, was asked to speak in front of the U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Small Business about how apps like Expensify can impact small businesses in America. We wanted to share his written testimony. Link to the spoken portion is here: David Barrett speaks before Congressional Small Business Committee Enjoy!]

What Congress Can Do to help SMBs

  1. Help create awareness by working with the SBA and Chamber of Commerce to educate small business owners as to what mobile apps are available.
  2. Support the “gig economy” by strengthening employees’ freedom to choose when and how they want to work.
  3. Welcome legal immigrants to start more small businesses and to enable existing SMBs to compete more effectively with large enterprises.
  4. Simplify internet tax collection by centrally aggregating and publishing per-zipcode sales tax rates on a defined schedule.
  5. Encourage crowdfunding by reducing the risk and overhead for business owners to solicit funds from a broader range of investors.
  6. Reward true innovation by creating tough software patent standards to invalidate frivolous claims and stop patent trolls.

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