Hello! I hope you’re enjoying the height of summer (or winter) wherever you are. I just wanted to give a quick update on some incredible progress with one of our lesser known but increasingly important features: receipt integrations.
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Just one year ago (almost to the day!), we launched our first round of receipt integrations. 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 receipt integrations, all focused on smoothing the pains of business travel:
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!
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:
- 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.
- The employees vote democratically on the destination, which at bare minimum must be internet-friendly and relatively easy on the wallet.
- The company coordinates and communicates the essentials, including general itineraries, to-and-from travel, basic lodging, and special events.
- 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.
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.
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!
Reporting live from Xerocon London!
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…