Infographic: The 10 Craziest Business Expenses
January 21, 2015
Each year, we ask thousands of business professionals about expense reporting in our annual Trends Report survey. We reached out to employees, managers, accountants and controllers from all company sizes to find the most unconventional business expenses submitted in the last year. For many business travelers, expense reports consist of a couple Starbucks coffees, an Uber ride to the airport, or a reasonable $150-per-night hotel room. For some, it’s a couple beers at $100 each, kitchen appliances, or a Cher concert in Vegas.
What’s the craziest or most unconventional business expense you’ve expensed? If you approve expense reports: what is the best excuse you’ve seen for an out-of-line expense? We want to know—tweet us your responses!
Certify makes travel and expense reporting easy by automating expense reports for the employee, providing an online review and approval for managers, and streamlining reconciliation and reimbursement for accountants. Learn more about how Certify ...
January 19, 2015
Product Update: Introducing a new way to pay your Certify invoice!
Certify has some great news for our Accountant and System Administrator users For those who are currently on an invoice payment plan, we have created an easy and convenient way to send us your payments. The new Certify invoice payment system allows companies to securely pay their invoice online usin...
January 13, 2015
Webinar on 1/22/15: Expense Management Trends for 2015
Travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses ring in after payroll as the second largest business expense. T&E is an increasingly difficult beast to tame—especially when companies grow through acquisitions and become multinational corporations.
Clearly defined budgets, plans and efficient management ...
January 6, 2015
Why Business Travelers Love Certify
Ending 2014 on a high note, business software review site G2 Crowd recognized Certify as the highest rated expense management system. Because the accolade is the direct result of user reviews, we think it speaks rather highly of our software-as-a-service (SaaS)!
Several trends have emerged in G2 ...
December 29, 2014
Upcoming Webinar: 2015 T&E Expense Benchmarking
Second only to payroll, travel and entertainment (T&E) spend comprises the largest business expense. T&E expenses are becoming increasingly difficult to monitor as companies expand across borders and grow through acquisitions. Using automated technology to manage T&E spend is crucial for companies o...
December 23, 2014
Certify Named Highest Rated Software Vendor in G2 Crowd’s “Best of 2014”
Business software review site, G2 Crowd is a leading independent source of user-generated ratings and reviews. In their recently released "Best of 2014" lists, G2 Crowd dissected over 20,000 reviews to highlight the top software providers, based solely on 2014’s reviews.
Certify was named a top p...
December 12, 2014
Forecasted Corporate Travel Costs for 2015
Corporate travel expenses can quickly add up, especially for companies with several frequent travelers, or small businesses with limited travel budgets. According to the 2015 Global Travel Price Outlook report released by the Global Business Travelers Association (GBTA) and Carlson Wagonlit Travel, ...
December 10, 2014
This is Your Brain on Jive
In his book Business @ the Speed of Thought (1999 Grand Central Publishing), Bill Gates made use of the phrase “Digital Nervous System” to describe how a company with lots of information workers has the potential to operate.
His brilliant description of the concept included the following:
December 4, 2014
Streamline Insights Into T&E Spend
Whether you’re a traveling employee, a manager, an accountant, or an executive—there’s a good chance expense reporting has an affect on your position. With manual expense management, insights must be gathered through spreadsheet data entry and manual analysis. Not only is manual expense management a...
December 2, 2014
The Value of a Conference Room Pilot
When implementing a new software or company-wide system, many organizations conduct a conference room pilot as part of the vendor selection process. An effective conference room pilot allows users to fully test the software, ask questions, document processes, and identify and resolve pain points.
November 24, 2014
Expense Deductions: Your Corporate Gift Guide
There are plenty of reasons your company would give a corporate gift: spreading seasonal cheer, thanking a valued client, or celebrating professional achievements. Organizations can certainly benefit—not only from fostering client or employee relationships—but also from IRS-defined deductions. As th...