Certify Releases 2014 Q3 SpendSmart Report
October 24, 2014
We, here at Certify, are ecstatic to reach a new milestone with our seventh quarterly SpendSmart™ Report. This report is compiled using over 200,000 reviews, millions of receipts and, of course, the constant feedback from our happy clients and users. Once, at the end of every quarter, we look into the SpendSmart database to analyze, organize, and then release the top rated, most expensed and the trendiest places for business travel.
With our Q3 SpendSmart™ report, an analysis based on data from July 1st to September 30th, we explore some of the spending habits of the everyday traveling professional. This quarter has proven once again that business travelers love the familiar, fast food brands. Starbucks, McDonalds and Subway all hit center-stage as the 3 most expensed restaurants in the country. Starbucks leads as #1 by a wide margin, being expensed almost 75% more times than our #2 restaurant McDonalds.
SpendSmart™ not only breaks down the top restaurants but also breaks d...
October 15, 2014
Save Time and Increase Productivity with ReportExecutive™
Certify ReportExecutive™ simplifies the expense reporting process for your entire company. How much time could you save by switching to automated expense reporting software?
Company-wide scheduling makes it easy to coordinate expense report creation and submission. Expense reports are compiled au...
October 10, 2014
Simplify Expense Management With Certify and Per Diem Allowances
In recent months, the General Service Administration (GSA) has released the per diem rates for the lower continental United States (CONUS) for fiscal year 2015. The GSA is responsible for establishing per diem allowances for federal government employees, though general employers can also adopt the ...
October 8, 2014
Sunshine Act Data Reveals $3.5 Billion in Healthcare Industry Relationships
Part of the Affordable Care Act (signed in 2010), the Physician Payments Sunshine Act provides transparency within the U.S. healthcare system. It specifically sheds light on the fiscal relationships that physicians and academic medical facilities have with drug and medical device companies.
October 6, 2014
Certify’s SpendSmart™ Benchmark: 200k Reviews and Counting
The user-generated reviews in the SpendSmart™ database offer unique insight into the top vendors and businesses in the T&E industry: companies can make their corporate travel decisions based on thousands of real-time reviews and ratings, which in turn improves budget adherence, employee satisfaction...
October 3, 2014
Study Shows $13.7 Million Lost in Expense Report Fraud
Analyzing corporate expense reports for over 160,000 travelers, a report by an auditing and expense management company revealed $13.7 million in fraudulent transactions during a three-month period.
According to the report, 6.3% of all transactions were considered out of compliance, with 19% of th...
September 30, 2014
Certify Receives Public Benefit Award at Maine Venture Fund Recognition Event
On September 22, 2014, Maine Venture Fund (MVF) held its annual portfolio company recognition event. Entrepreneurs, investors, business professionals, and founders of technology-driven Maine companies attended the event, as three portfolio companies received recognition for their accomplishments.
September 29, 2014
How Social Media Feels About #ExpenseReports
The general consensus on social media is that—surprise!—no one enjoys expense reports. Since Twitter provides an unfiltered, hashtagged, public feed where business travelers can share their expense report woes, we’ve turned to the chirping masses for an unabashed sampling of #expensereport tweets an...
September 23, 2014
Certify Offers Many Mobile Receipt Features
Businesses are always looking for ways to streamline work, and this can be an issue both while in and out of the office. When seeking methods to make easier, it could benefit company leaders to consider using items like Certify Mobile. The app has a number of great options that may have a signific...
September 18, 2014
Hotel Rates Getting A Substantial Hike in 2015
Certify is no stranger to the rising costs of business travel. We hosted a webinar on some of the many ways that organizations across the globe are mitigating the rising costs of travel and expense.
But according to a new analysis by NYU hospitality clinical professor Bjorn Hanson, corporate hot...
September 16, 2014
Introducing Defined Second Level Approvals
Certify recently enhanced our locked approval workflow to allow specific second level approvers! So if you are a Certify Administrator and you want to specify who approves expense reports for a specific employee, a specific department, or the entire organization, you can easily make those changes by...