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As part of the Webucator Tips series, we’re excited to share this power tip to current QuickBooks students. Read, share, and drop some knowledge!

When we first meet a potential Expensify user, the first thing we typically ask is, “How do you do your expense reports?” and “What accounting software do you use?”

Okay, so that’s actually two questions, but it’s hard to ask the first question without following up with the second. If you’ve ever had a hand in either, it’s easy to guess that expense reporting and accounting are intricately linked.  Continue Reading…

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You don’t need a functional tattoo to stay organized

With so many tools and apps that claim to increase organization or productivity, how do we find out which tools will actually help and not hinder our workflow? At Expensify, our approach is to keep it simple; forget the apps and stick to what’s tried and true. Here are a few core principles that help us stay productive; try them out and let us know what you think!  Continue Reading…

But with less walls and and more coding.

Our challenges have fewer walls and and more coding, but same idea.

It’s widely repeated that “great people are 100x more productive than average people.”  But while everybody says it, most companies just hire 100x more average people. At Expensify, we try very, very hard to hold the line and only hire people we think are truly great. This means that despite ample resources and more than enough work to go around, we hire extremely slowly — and spend an enormous amount of energy doing it.  A lot of that energy is directed toward refining the hiring process itself, with a major recurring topic being: what makes someone great?  Continue Reading…

Now you can enter your mileage expenses quicker, making expense reports suck even less! When you create a mileage expense on the web app, click the ‘use map’ button in order to use Google Maps to determine the distance you traveled.

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Intern Pro Tips

andhess —  August 10, 2012 — 2 Comments

Tomorrow is my last day of work here at Expensify, thus ending what has been an incredible adventure.  I joined Expensify in late May as an intern, and now my time has come to return to school.  As I write this, I’m watching the sun set over San Francisco and it’s finally sinking in that I won’t be seeing another California sunset for a while.  I joined Expensify in late May with nothing but a laptop and high hopes, tomorrow I’ll walk out the door (of the new and better office) with the hope that our paths will cross again.  Why?  Because it turned out to be so awesome!  This city is incredible, the work is fun, and it’s always a good time hanging out with the team.  I’m excited to get back to school, but it’s bittersweet to be leaving such an awesome company at the same time.  So now as an experienced Expensify intern, here are my pro tips on how to handle working for an awesome and fast paced startup.

Do:

Enjoy yourself.  The office is filled with awesome people, you’re in a great city, and you’re working on a product that a million people love!

Listen!  Everyone here would love to teach you something, just make sure you’re listening and able take advantage of that.

Be open minded.  Your mockup or design document will not always be the best. Be able to take tough feedback because in the end it makes for a better product.

Take ownership of your projects.  Plan, implement, and test. Then show it off to everyone and you’ll feel like a rockstar.

Wear sunscreen.

Don’t:

Expect someone to hold your hand.  Be able to work independently and help will be there when you’re actually stuck.

Miss your last ride home.  If you’re staying late it’s a good idea to know when the last BART train leaves (1:04 AM if you’re headed south).

Sit on the couch all weekend. After all, this is San Francisco.

Adjust Witold’s chair.  Leave it alone and nobody gets hurt.

Bonus: Pictures!

Expensify went wine tasting after hitting the 1 Million user mark in June.

San Francisco from the top of Twin Peaks

A night out with Thomas and the other interns

Took a trip down to Big Sur

Sunset on the Golden Gate

This summer was great, guess I’ll just have to come back.

-Andrew

Attention Expensify power users: creating multiple expense policies just got a whole lot easier! We are so excited about our new duplicate policy feature that the thought of waiting until Monday to publish this Pro-Tip was unbearable.

To create a duplicate expense policy, simply go to Settings > Policies and click “duplicate” next to the policy you want to copy.

Next, you will be asked which sections of the policy you want to duplicate.

Thats it! Your new policy has now been created.

Let us know what you think in the comments, by tweeting at us, or emailing help@expensify.com.

Tailoring your CSV export to match your needs just got a whole lot easier!

While our Custom CSV export process is powerful and versatile, there has always been one rough spot that we hear about from our users on a regular basis.  This was the inability to reorganize the order in which columns export.  For anyone who has run into this frustration in the past, I bring good news!  The ability to reorder these columns has been added and is now live on the site!

Now if you need to change the order of your columns all you need to do is click on the icon on the left of the column editor and drag the column up or down to its proper location.

Change Column Order!

Just grab the highlighted icon to drag the column to a new location!

To try this out yourself just log into your Expensify account and go to Settings > Preferences and create a Custom CSV Format.  If you have any questions or feedback please let us know!