Starbucks Remains Most-Expensed Restaurant
April 17, 2015
By analyzing vendors, expense amounts and satisfaction ratings, we compile our quarterly SpendSmart™ Report to illustrate the most up-to-date trends in corporate travel. These insights help organizations plan travel and entertainment (T&E) budgets, evaluate T&E policies, and choose vendors that best fit their needs. We recently released our ninth SpendSmart™ Report (for 2015 Q1), in which the findings are notable though very consistent with the last eight quarters.
For over two years, Starbucks has reigned as the most expensed restaurant across all meal categories. And for every quarter since 2013, Starbucks has been the most frequently expensed vendor—by a large margin—in the breakfast category.
The data comes as no surprise, as Starbucks offers business travelers a host of benefits: familiarity, consistency, ideal business hours, caffeinated drinks, a place to work with free Wi-Fi, portable breakfast and lunch options, a customized app with mobile payment capabilities, and lo...
April 16, 2015
Why T&E Should Matter to CFOs (Part II of II)
In Part I of Why T&E Should Matter to CFOs, the relevance of travel and entertainment (T&E) expense management to CFOs was established. In a nutshell: second only to payroll, T&E spend comprises the largest business expense for companies; ineffective T&E management negatively impacts all employees w...
April 14, 2015
2015 Q1 SpendSmart™ Report Released
With Q2 well underway, we’re looking back at business travel spend trends of last quarter. In our quarterly SpendSmart™ Report, we analyze our entire database of reviews and receipts—providing insights and benchmarks for the T&E industry at large.
Last quarter, we focused on the significant shif...
April 10, 2015
Product Update: Now You Can Chat with Certify’s Support Team!
Here at Certify, we offer several different methods of helping our customers become familiar with our expense management software. From our weekly live webinars, to our Training Camp videos, to our comprehensive Knowledge Base, we provide the training services you need to learn the ins and outs of C...
April 9, 2015
Why T&E Should Matter to CFOs (Part I of II)
A controller walks into the CFO’s office and says, “we can really impact our bottom line this year if we invest in managing our travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses more effectively.” Unfortunately, to many CFOs it might seem like the start of an accounting joke, but for many companies of all siz...
April 7, 2015
Sharing the Road: Business Travelers Increasingly Choose Uber
In our quarterly SpendSmart™ Report, we analyze the most recent business expense and vendor ratings submitted by Certify users, providing valuable insights to our clients, and to the corporate T&E industry at large. The report showcases at a global level the sort of data Certify customers can access...
April 2, 2015
Did You Know? Certify’s Training Camp Has Been Revamped!
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: here at Certify, we are absolutely committed to providing you with Customer Happiness. And to prove it, we recently launched a brand new Support site that includes new Knowledge Base documents, a new Frequently Asked Questions section, and an interactive ...
March 27, 2015
Did You Know? Certify Mobile is Available in Multiple Languages!
If you are a current Certify customer, you may already know that Certify is available in 64 languages and 140+ currencies. But did you know that Certify Mobile also has multiple language capabilities? That’s right – Certify Mobile has gone even more global!
Setup is easy for Certify Admins: simp...
March 25, 2015
Latest Webinar: “Automation is Key to Productivity”
This afternoon, we combined forces with CFO.com and BlueLinx to present a live webinar event: A Guide to Effective Expense Management Strategies for 2015. The highly attended webcast included insights from Certify’s President and Co-Founder Bob Neveu, and BlueLinx’s Controller of Inventory and Opera...
March 20, 2015
Certify Named Leading Expense Management Tool
Earlier this month, business software review site, G2 Crowd published a report ranking the 11 most popular expense management tools. Included in the report is The Grid, factoring in user satisfaction scores and market presence to place vendors into four quadrants: contenders, niche, high performers ...
March 19, 2015
The Hidden Costs of Manual Expense Management
While travel and entertainment (T&E) accounts for 10-12% of the annual budget, how much money is your company allocating to expense management overall? It may be more than you think. If your company manages expenses manually—with spreadsheets, paper receipts and printed expense reports—there may be ...