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: ReceiptBurner.
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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.
This week’s Expensifier of the Week is MSP Leadership, a London based company developing and inspiring leaders of all levels through executive coaching, leadership development and team development workshops.
MSP-Leadership was founded to push the limits of leadership in pursuit of excellence. A former Concur user, expense reports used to take time away from that. The MSP team used to “spend years scanning receipts and filling out spreadsheets,” says Director Aaron Penwill. With more complex reports on their horizon, they knew it was time for a change. As a result of the switch, the team agrees they work at least 20% faster than Concur and 200% faster than their old expense reporting process. Continue Reading…
In a world that zigs, Zagster is giving people a better way to go. Since 2007, Zagster has been adamant about one goal: get people riding bikes. By focusing availability to areas that traditional city-wide bike shares can’t reach, Zagster has drastically changed access to efficient transportation. Continue Reading…
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.
Autocomplete for merchant name is now available for all users. Have any feedback or amazing puns? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One year ago, Expensify raised prices — the first time, ever — in order to get profitable. That worked (thanks everyone!), but today is very different. Today we are changing pricing in order to lay a foundation for a simpler and better product, even though the net effect of this change on our total revenue will be neutral. This new pricing scheme is in effect today, and will first affect the 7/1 billing cycle. Continue Reading…