Expensify

Ongoing Expensify Episode Puts To The Test That Age-Old Business Travel Question: Who Is The Customer?

Multiple Expensify clients are planning to find a replacement as complaints about the expense software company’s card program marketing to individual employees continued into a second month. Among the clients whose people have grumbled publicly are Wordpress builder Automattic and payments platform Square. Katie Dally is a communications professional at Square. “Nobody likes doing expenses,…

Aggressive Marketing Of New Card To Individual Users Upsets Expensify Clients

Corporate travel and expense management administrators sometimes feel uneasy when suppliers contact company employees directly. Managers get really annoyed when employees receive confusing or misleading information about products or services their companies haven’t bought. Expensify, which has targeted the end user since its inception, inflamed these sensitivities among its clients. Company officials said it was…

Calling Out Points Programs As A Ruse, Expensify Enables ‘Instant’ Karma

Expensify founder and CEO David Barrett on Monday evening announced an ambitious program for social change that, among other measures, directs 10 percent of revenue generated from its corporate card to charity. The company created a charitable organization that solicits donations from non-customers as well as those using Expensify’s payment and expense solutions. The mission…

Under Amex’s Shadow, Travel Management Companies Tighten Payment Ties

BCD Travel on Thursday announced it would become UATP’s first travel management company issuer of lodge card accounts. An official from CWT said the TMC expected soon to make announcements about payment partnerships for next year. TripActions is said to be working on a card. There’s also the TravelBank-Brex partnership, not to mention the new…

Considering Raising More Capital, Expensify Capitalizes On Silicon Valley’s Fervor For FinTech

Expensify’s new payment product is not what comes to mind for most people when they think “corporate card.” While technically it’s a credit card, effectively it’s a debit card with the controls of a pre-paid card. It doesn’t seem to be an idea that could replace T&E cards at large companies. For small firms, it…

How Old Are Your Children? A New Business Travel Bot Finds It Relevant

Business travel agencies have never quite shaken questions about their loyalty. Attempting to address whether they’re working on behalf of buyers or suppliers, “open” or “closed” contracts can determine whether clients receive pass-through of supplier commissions. Startup Gallop.ai aims to make money only through a subscription model. It offers a business travel assistant that can…

Counting The Ways To Integrate Travel And Expense, Authorized Or Otherwise

Business travel agency startup TripActions is pushing the boundaries of collaboration with examples of both authorized and unauthorized expense management integration. The company today announced a “strategic” arrangement with Expensify, to which it already had pushed client data for a couple of years. TripActions already had formal (as in, announced) relationships with Coupa and Divvy….

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