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Bloomberg Business
Uber, Lyft and Scooters Are Winning Over Corporate Travelers
July 25, 2019

The transfer of funds from firms to ride-hailing companies continues to grow as the apps gain traction among North American business travelers. Read More

SpendMatters
Certify’s SpendSmart™ Report Sees Uber Slip, Lyft Gain — and Air Travel Be More Competitive Than Ever
April 25, 2019

Uber and Lyft continue to capture an increasing share of employee travel and expense costs as measured by the Q1 2019 SpendSmart™ Report from Certify. In addition to continuing to decimate taxi services in all but a few protected markets, both services have continued to increase their prices since the first quarter of 2018, with Lyft experiencing double digit growth in some key markets. Read More

CardRates.com
Certify Streamlines Expense Reporting, Travel, and Purchasing for SMBs and Global Enterprises in More Than 100 Countries
April 16, 2019

Since 2008, Certify has grown from a single-use receipt-capture app built for iPhone 3G into the largest independent travel and expense management company in the world. Companies in over 100 countries use tailored Certify solutions to streamline business processes, deepen insight, and manage spend more intentionally. Read More

The Wall Street Journal
Expense Management Software Providers Certify and Chrome River Combine in $1 Billion Plus Deal
March 5, 2019

Certify Inc., an expense-management software provider backed by private-equity firm K1 Investment Management, has merged with its peer Chrome River Technologies Inc. in a deal that values the combined company at more than $1 billion. Read More

SpendMatters
Certify, Chrome River to Merge Their T&E, Invoice Management Prowess
March 5, 2019

Certify and Chrome River Technologies, two travel & expense providers who also offer invoice management software, will merge in a deal that’s valued at over $1 billion, a statement Tuesday said. It also realigns the market and makes the investor in this transaction an even bigger player in this sector, two Spend Matters’ analysts said. Read More

CPA Practice Advisor
CPA Practice Advisor gives Certify 5-stars for Travel & Expense Management
February 18, 2019

Certify Travel & Expense Management from Certify is well suited to businesses of any size. Certify is scalable, with three product levels available, and all plans offering seamless integration with both QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online. Read More

PC Magazine
Certify awarded "Editors’ Choice" by PC Mag for Travel & Expense Management
January 31, 2019

Certify is an exceedingly well-rounded expense tracking product that suits an SMB environment, and will be there with enterprise support when the SMB is ready. The product does a great job of marrying admin and finance demands with a mobile user’s need for end-to-end expense reporting simplicity. Read More

The Economist
Many employees’ expense claims are becoming more unusual
December 20, 2018

Let’s face it: the most boring part of travelling for business is filling in the paperwork afterwards to claim expenses back from an employer. Certify, a firm that makes expenses-management software, regularly assesses the millions of receipts entered into its system for that purpose. The firms where employees spend the most money should be no surprise. Read More

Business Travel News
Certify’s Transformation Since Its Big Capital Infusion Last Summer
November 13, 2018

When Certify announced the opening of its London office recently, CEO Bob Neveu characterized the move as an "escalation and an evolution," a way to enhance its existing business serving U.K.-based companies while also providing a springboard to launch future expansion in the region. The same description aptly could be applied to Certify’s growth since securing a $125 million majority-stake investment from K1 Investment Management in June 2017. Read More

Mashable
You can now expense Uber Eats meals in the app
November 1, 2018

You’ve just flown in for a conference. It’s late. You order a car to the hotel and realize you haven’t had dinner yet. The hunt for something to eat is on. More and more business travelers are firing up the Uber Eats app and ordering food delivery. And as of Thursday, instead of tracking the order and submitting a receipt to get reimbursed for the meal, Uber Eats has its own business platform, just like Uber for Business for rides. The new product is called — wait for it — Uber Eats for Business. Read More

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Uber, Starbucks are the most expensed vendors for business travel
October 26, 2018

Uber and Starbucks are the top vendors business travelers in North America are expensing these days, according to a new study by Certify, which tracks business expenses. In its analysis of more than 10 million receipts and expenses from the third quarter of this year, Certify also found Amazon was the third-most-utilized vendor. Read More

ReCode
One way to track the rise of tech — check the expense reports
October 25, 2018

Tech disruption is increasingly showing up on expense reports. For the first time, Lyft has become one of the Top 10 most frequently expensed U.S. business costs this quarter, according to new data from online travel and expense software company Certify. At No. 6, Lyft joins Uber and Amazon, which have been climbing the ranks since first appearing in the Top 10 three years ago. Both Uber and Amazon’s numbers include their food delivery businesses. Read More

Yahoo! Finance
Uber just hit an impressive corporate America milestone
October 25, 2018

While Uber is still not a public company, the ride-sharing service remains the most expensed brand for corporate America. And according to the SpendSmart Quarterly Report from expense management company Certify, corporate consumers spent 10% of their costs on Uber. This is nearly a 2% increase from 2017 and an almost 5% increase from 2016. Read More

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Some Companies Spend More on Amazon Than Air Travel
October 25, 2018

Some businesses are spending more on Amazon than flights on Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. If the online retail giant ever does ever make a play in the travel industry, it will have a strong base of corporations it is already doing business with. Read More

BTN: Business Travel News
Uber Was Expensed the Most Often in Q3, While Lyft Cracked the Top 10
October 25, 2018

Uber was expensed by businesses in North America more often than any other brand during the third quarter, according to Certify’s latest SpendSmart report. The ride-hailing service comprised 11 percent of the more than 10 million T&E transactions Certify processed for the third quarter. Also among the most frequently expensed brands was Uber competitor Lyft, which cracked the top 10 for the first time, ranking sixth with 3 percent of transactions. Read More

Accounting Today
Certify acquires European expense management company Captio
September 21, 2018

Expense management software provider Certify has acquired Captio, a provider of the same services in Europe, for an undisclosed sum. The buy is Certify’s first outside North America. The company bought the T&E company Abacus this year, and was itself bought and merged in with Nexonia, ExpenseWatch and Tallie last year, an effort by K1 Investment Management to create a true competitor to Concur. Read More

Maine Startups
Certify makes string of acquisitions, hints at more to come
September 21, 2018

Certify, the Portland-based company that was a pioneer in cloud-based expense management software, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a string of acquisitions that have more than doubled its headcount and expanded its global reach. Read More

Payment Week
Certify Targets Concur With Captio Acquisition
September 18, 2018

Certify took one major step forward earlier today as it formally acquired Captio, the biggest expense management brand in Europe. With the Captio acquisition, Certify not only makes itself a force to be reckoned with—especially against competing firm Concur—but also takes its first steps into a global operation. Read More

Phocus Wire
Certify swoops on Captio to further grow expense management ambitions
September 18, 2018

At the time the combined entity said it was looking to take on Concur and there was money on the table for further acquisitions. Certify president and chief executive Robert Neveu doesn’t believe the one size fits all strategy is best for everyone with some customers looking for expense management solutions specific to their industry or that fits in with their existing accounting software. Certify is continuing its spending spree with the acquisition of Spain-based expense management specialist Captio. Read More

tnooz
Certify buys Captio, hints at more deals to come
September 18, 2018

US-based expense management firm Certify has bought Spain’s Captio, its first acquisition outside North America, as part of its ambitious “multi-brand” expansion plans. Read More

Payment Week
Certify Runs The Numbers On Lyft, Uber
July 26, 2018

Ridesharing is one of the biggest uses around for mobile payments, and with good reason; you’re calling for a ride usually well away from any kind of static point-of-sale (POS) system. Two of the biggest names around when it comes to... Read More

ReCode
Here are five hidden trends in corporate America’s travel and expenses as online services take over
July 26, 2018

The world’s $1.4 trillion business travel industry is changing. As companies spend an increasing amount on travel and expenses, online disruptors have sprung up to take market share from entrenched travel industries. Read More

Business Insider
Certify Report: Lyft Use Among Business Travelers Jumps Eight Percent Year-Over-Year; Uber Continues to Dominate Business Traveler Ride-Hailing with 79% of the Market Overall
July 26, 2018

Certify announces the results of its Q2 2018 SpendSmart report, which tracks the most popular airlines, ground transportation services, lodging, and restaurants used by business travelers in North America. Read More

Fast Company
Lyft continues to eat into Uber’s business
April 30, 2018

Lyft is getting a bigger portion of corporate travel tabs. The company is now pulling in 19% of ride-hailing expenses for businesses, a major jump from October when Lyft was receiving 11% of receipts, according to new data from Certify... Read More

PYMNTS.com
Lyft To Spend $100M To Better Support Drivers
May 23, 2018

Lyft, the ride-hailing company announced news that it is investing $100 million to provide more support for its drivers. The efforts come as Lyft is making inroads against Uber. Earlier this month, Lyft said its internal market share numbers reveal... Read More

CBNC
Lyft claims it now has more than one-third of the US ride-sharing market
May 14, 2018

As of March, Second Measure put Lyft’s market share at 27 percent and Uber’s at 73 percent. Certify, which tracks business expense data, found that Lyft had 19 percent of the enterprise ride-sharing market in the first quarter... Read More

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Startups like Uber decimated taxi companies. Rental cars are next
May 10, 2018

The share of ground transportation captured by both rental cars and taxis has declined precipitously among business travelers in recent years, according to millions of receipts and expense reports analyzed by travel management firm Certify... Read More

Certify Brings Mobile Payments, More To Travel With Certify Travel
May 9, 2018

With a clear edge on many of its larger competitors, Certify Travel might well have the critical marketplace advantage it will need to let it take on some of the bigger and more established operations. That’s going to be vital... Read More

CPA Practice Advisor
Certify Upgrades for Enterprise Needs with Certify Travel
May 8, 2018

Leading automated travel and entertainment expense management software provider, Certify, announces Certify Travel, a significantly-upgraded version of the company’s mobile travel software. Certify Travel now includes the ability for customers... Read More

Daily Mail Logo
Revealed: The restaurants, hotels, airlines and ride-hailing fares that are expensed the most
May 3, 2018

The most expensed restaurants, hotels and airlines by business travelers in the US have been revealed in a fascinating new report. And it shows that workers are claiming back the most money on food they’ve spent in Starbucks and McDonald’s... Read More

Forbes logo
Destruction Of Taxi Industry By Uber, Lyft Affects Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen
April 30, 2018

Despite predictions that business travelers would never travel in a privately owned car to their destinations, ride-sharing is systematically decimating the rental car and, especially, the taxi industries. According to the Certify Q1 2018 SpendSmart report... Read More

Bloomberg Business
Lyft Gains on Uber in U.S. Business Travel, Doubling Share
April 30, 2018

The San Francisco-based startup accounted for 19 percent of ride-hailing usage among business customers last quarter, up from 10 percent a year ago, according to data from Certify, a travel and expense software provider. Uber still has 81 percent of the market... Read More

Yahoo! Finance
The craziest things people have tried to expense at work
February 22, 2018

In December 2017, Certify, an expense reporting company, surveyed more than 375 business travelers about their craziest work expenses. Believe it or not, the CIO of a company once tried to expense a $6,500 helicopter ride to work... Read More

Western Union, Certify Get Together For Business Payments
February 9, 2018

For businesses that make recurring payments, whether mobile or otherwise, Western Union and Certify recently got together to make the process a little easier for all concerned... Read More

Verdict
Certify partners with Western Union for international business mass payments
February 9, 2018

Certify and Western Union have entered into a partnership that will offer mass international business payment capabilities for Certify’s expense and invoice clients... Read More

PYMNTS.com
Western Union Powers Certify Mass Payments
February 9, 2018

Corporate T&E company Certify is integrating payment capabilities provided by Western Union to enhance its global reimbursement and supplier payment offering... Read More

USA Today Logo
Which hotels are most popular among business travelers?
February 1, 2018

According to a new study by Certify, which tracks expense reports, Hampton Inn, part of the Hilton family, is the most expensed hotel chain among business travelers... Read More

Yahoo! Finance
More proof that Uber is crucial for corporate America
January 30, 2018

Uber was arguably the most embattled brand of 2017, but it’s indisputable that the business world relies heavily on the service... Read More

CBNC
Business travelers increasingly prefer ride-hailing services over car rentals, taxis
January 30, 2018

Business travelers are renting fewer cars and taking taxis less often while they are on the road, according to research from Certify... Read More

BTN: Business Travel News
BTN Reveals 2017’s 25 Most Influential in the Business Travel Industry
December 4, 2017

BTN’s 2017 25 Most Influential, announced at BTN Group’s Business Travel Trends & Forecasts conference in New York today... Read More

PYMNTS.com
Uber Takes Unprecedented Dip In Business Travel, Says Certify
October 25, 2017

For the first time since Certify began tracking the data, Uber’s popularity with business travelers has declined, accounting for a smaller portion of... Read More

Forbes logo
Is Uber Slipping In The Ride-Hailing Market?
October 24, 2017

A new study shows that Uber use among business travelers actually declined, with its share dropping from 55% of rides in Q2 to 54% in Q3... Read More

The Economist
Public-relations woes may be catching up with Uber
October 24, 2017

Certify, an expense-management software company, has released its latest quarterly report on business-travel spending in America... Read More

CBNC
Lyft gains on Uber as ride-sharing runs past taxis in New York City
October 24, 2017

The shift from taxis to ride-sharing companies may have hit a tipping point in New York City, while Lyft continues to show impressive growth... Read More

CNET
Uber sees first decline in business passengers, report says
October 24, 2017

Uber reportedly lost 1 percent of the ground transportation market. And in some cities, like San Francisco, it saw an 8 percent fall... Read More

Yahoo! Finance
Uber use has declined for the first time among business travelers
October 24, 2017

For the first time, Uber use among business travelers dipped, according to Certify, which processes about 10 million expense reports for... Read More

Travel Weekly
Corporate Travelers Boost Lyft’s Market Share
October 24, 2017

Uber’s share of the U.S. ground transportation market among business travelers fell slightly in the third quarter, while smaller ride-hailing competitor... Read More

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Certify Buys Booking Tool in Latest Travel and Expense Tie-Up
September 8, 2017

Certify has acquired a travel booking tool from nuTravel that will give its larger clients the ability to book travel through Certify’s platform... Read More

PYMNTS.com
Certify Adds Another Industry Peer To Mega-Merger
September 8, 2017

Certify is acquiring nuTravel in a deal that will see Certify able to launch a new solution using nuTravel technology called Certify Enterprise Travel... Read More

tnooz
Certify adds services for large companies, while Concur targets the small
September 7, 2017

Certify Enterprise Travel, which will incorporate services for large companies and mount a direct challenge to Concur... Read More

Bloomberg Business
It Will Take a Lot to Kill Uber
August 2, 2017

For six months now, almost all the news about Uber has been bad. Mounting problems aside, it has one thing going for it: it provides a valuable service... Read More

Forbes logo
Business Travelers Pick Uber And Lyft, Say No To Cabs, Rental Cars
July 31, 2017

Long popular among consumers, particularly millennials, ride share services Uber and Lyft are rapidly gaining ground among business travelers as well... Read More

USA Today Logo
Lyft Gains on Uber while Taxis Tank
July 28, 2017

Lyft has chipped away at the market share held by its much larger ride-hailing rival Uber, at least when it comes to business travelers... Read More

PR NewsWire
The Parking Spot Introduces Expense Tracking Integration With Certify
July 13, 2017

The nation’s largest owner and operator of near-airport parking properties, is proud to announce its partnership and integration... Read More

BTN: Business Travel News
Lyft Enables Automatic Receipt Forwarding to Expense Systems
July 11, 2017

A traveler can access his or her business profile from Lyft settings and select the preferred expense management system... Read More

BTN: Business Travel News
Certify Will Merge with ExpenseWatch, Nexonia & Tallie
June 21, 2017

Private equity firm K1 Investment Management has acquired a majority stake in expense management firm Certify... Read More

CFO Daily News
Investor Rolls Up Four Expense Management Software Firms
June 20, 2017

K1 has invested more than $125 million of equity behind the combination, with additional capital available... Read More

Portland Press Herald
California group buys expense software company Certify
June 20, 2017

Certify, a Portland company that develops expense management software, has been acquired by a California-based investment group. Read More

CBNC
Uber troubles may have biz travelers re-thinking car sharing on the road
April 20, 2017

New data suggests that recent controversies surrounding Uber may affect business traveler decisions. Read More

Business Travel News
Lyft Chips Away at Uber’s Share of Ground Transportation Expenses
April 20, 2017

Ride-sharing competitor, Lyft, gains ground on Uber. Read More

PC Magazine
Uber Central May Destroy Corporate Car Service Accounts
April 18, 2017

Uber accounts for more than half of all ground transportation transactions in Q1 2017. Read More

Forbes logo
The Starbucks Mermaid Captures The Expense Account Crown But Panera’s New Owner Has Deep Pockets
April 5, 2017

Certify’s SpendSmart report shows that Starbucks is the most frequently expensed by business travelers. Read More

Venture Beat
SpotHero for Business Launches to Help Employees Submit Parking Expenses Directly
March 15, 2017

Certify teams up with SpotHero to help users better manage their parking expenses. Read More

The Wall Street Journal
How Technology is Making Expense Reporting Easier
March 12, 2017

Certify’s expense management platform makes the reporting process easier for companies like Garmin. Read More

NASDAQ
5 Great Apps For Tracking Business Expenses
March 9, 2017

Every single day, there are over three million business travelers hitting the road, trying to close the deal. Read More

The Economist
Business Travellers are Keener on the Sharing Economy Than Their Employers
February 13, 2017

Although ride-hailing apps and home-rental sites are growing in popularity, many corporate travel policies still don’t allow for them. Read More

PYMNTS.com
Manual Expense Management Tools See Slight Decline
February 9, 2017

In a survey of more than 600 CFOs and controllers, common T&E trends and challenges are identified among businesses of all sizes. Read More

Chicago Business Journal
Uber and Starbucks big winners with business expense account crowd
January 27, 2017

Uber isn’t the only company showing growth in popularity among business travelers; Starbucks has surpassed McDonalds in the meal category.Read More

CBNC
Business travelers have a new favorite way to get around
January 26, 2017

In Q4 2016, the percentage of business travelers said to use taxi services nearly dropped in half over the previous year. Read More

NPR
Uber dominates market for business travel
January 26, 2017

SpendSmart data shows that Uber is now the most-expensed vendor by corporate travelers. Listen to the Story

PC Magazine
Uber and Airbnb are revolutionizing business travel
January 26, 2017

The use of Airbnb by business travelers has doubled in transaction growth year over year. Read More

The New York Times
‘Basic Economy’ Airline Service Squeezing Business Travelers
January 23, 2017

Certify president, Bob Neveu discusses the controversy along “basic economy” airline services. Read More

CPA Practice Advisor
The Top 8 Business Travel Apps for 2017
January 9, 2017

Bob Neveu, President of Certify weighs in on the top business travel apps for 2017. Read More

PYMNTS.com
More Robots, Fewer Barriers For T&E Tech Next Year
December 27, 2016

Certify CEO, Bob Neveu tells PYMNTS what his predictions are for the T&E industry in 2017. Read More

CNBC
No, you can’t expense that llama and other wacky claims
December 22, 2016

CNBC covers some of the craziest business expenses of 2016. Read More

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How a Llama and a Blowup Doll Ended Up On Business Expense Reports
December 19, 2016

In a survey of over 430 business travelers, the craziest business expenses are exposed. Read More

CFO Daily News
Top 10 Most Ridiculous Business Expenses of 2016
December 14, 2016

2016 has been a crazy year, with even crazier business expenses. Read More

PC Magazine
The Best Business Products of 2016
December 9, 2016

Certify Now named one of the best business products of 2016 for expense tracking. Read More

Business Travel News
Agile Expense Management Tools for Growing SMEs
December 2, 2016

Certify’s customer service and ease of implementation makes it one of the most agile expense management tools for growing SMEs. Read More

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Hertz Gets Hurt by Uber but Still Attracts Investors
November 20, 2016

The gap between ride-hailing services and rental cars or taxis is growing at a rapid pace. Read More

Accounting Today
Certify Updates User Interface for T&E Expenses
November 9, 2016

Certify’s new redesign allows for optimal workflow and helps to emphasize actionable content. Read More

Yahoo! Finance
Certify Tops the List of 17 T&E Expense Report Software Vendors in New G2 Crowd Expense Management Usability Report for Fall 2016
November 3, 2016

Certify received three of four top honors in the new G2 Crowd Usability Report. Read More

Time Logo
Here’s Why Business Travelers Are Ditching Taxis
October 26, 2016

Uber and Lyft have taken a big bite out of taxis’ business. Read More

USA Today Logo
Huge Numbers for Ride-Hailing Companies
October 25, 2016

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft show huge numbers in the ground transportation category. Read More

Fortune
Uber and Lyft Are Now Bigger than Taxis and Rental Cars Combined
October 20, 2016

More business travelers are choosing ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft than traditional taxis and rental cars combined. Read More

Business Travel News
Q3 Uber & Lyft Transactions Combined Outpace Car Rental & Taxis Combined
October 20, 2016

Corporate ground transportation market share is broken down by seven major U.S. cities. Read More

Venture Beat
Uber and Lyft made up 52% of business travel transportation expenses in Q3
October 20, 2016

Uber continues to dominate market share, as taxi ridership continues to decline. Read More

PYMNTS.com
Corporates Reluctant to Join Airbnb Bandwagon
September 23, 2016

Certify SpendSmart helps to explain the Airbnb trends among corporate business travelers. Read More

CPA Practice Advisor
2016 Review of Certify Expense Management
September 12, 2016

Certify has been rated 5 stars by CPA Practice Advisor in the Travel and Expense Management Category. Read More

PC Magazine
PCMag Startup Toolkit: September 2016
September 2, 2016

Certify Now! named Editor’s Choice in the expense tracking software category, for PC Mag’s ‘Startup Toolkit’. Read More

Mainebiz
Check out who’s in the annual ‘Best Places to Work’ list
August 30, 2016

Certify has made the list for “The Best Places to Work in Maine” Read More

Venture Beat
Lyft now lets business users customize their expense reports
August 25, 2016

E-Taxi firms like Lyft are continuing to grow as they target the business markets. Read More

PC Magazine
The Best Expense Reporting Software of 2016
August 8, 2016

Certify Now! software ranks one of the highest for small to midsize business expense tracking products. Read More

Yahoo! Finance
Certify #1 Recommended Solution in G2 Crowd Grid for Expense Management Summer 2016
July 28, 2016

Certify has been recognized for its unparalleled user satisfaction scores, as well as voted #1 most likely to recommend solution Read More

USA Today Logo
Survey: Business travelers switching from taxis to Uber, Lyft
July 22, 2016

Business Travelers are choosing ride-hailing services for increased quality and satisfaction. Read More

Search Financial Applications
Business travelers are ditching taxis in droves in favor of Uber
July 21, 2016

Uber’s share increases as taxis have fallen drastically. Read More

The Street
Business Travelers Continue Mass Migration to Uber; Lenders Under Pressure
July 21, 2016

Uber’s U.S. share has increased from 14% to 75% from 2014 to 2016, respectively. Read More

PYMNTS.com
Where Lyft Has A Chance At Beating Out Uber
July 21, 2016

Uber for Business is ramping up efforts to gain more ground with corporate travelers. Read More

Skift logo
Taxis Battling Ridesharing Services Are Losing the Fight for Business Travelers
July 21, 2016

One trend working against taxis: cost. Read More

Fortune
Uber and Lyft Are Dominating Business Travel
July 21, 2016

Taxis aren’t the only form of ground transportation being pushed aside. Rental care usage has dropped as well. Read More

Venture Beat
Uber dominates Q2 business travel as taxis see 51% decline in the past 2 years
July 21, 2016

Incumbent options like taxis and car rentals are no longer a highly considered method for business travelers. Read More

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Certify Survey Shows Major Growth for Uber, Lyft In Business Travel
July 21, 2016

Modern business travelers have wholly embraced services like Uber and Lyft. Read More

Accounting Today
Ride-sharing Apps Overtake Taxis on Expense Reports
July 21, 2016

Ride-sharing apps have surpassed the popularity of traditional taxi and car rental services. Read More

The Economist
Business travellers are at last beginning to trust Airbnb
July 13, 2016

Use of Airbnb by business travelers grew by 249% around the world in 2015. Read More

GetApp logo
5 Top Expense Apps for Android to Save You Time and Money
July 8, 2016

Certify makes the list for the top Expense Apps. Read More

PYMNTS.com
Prepaid Gets Proactive In Employee Spend Control
July 7, 2016

An alarming 70% of small businesses are still using manual expense management tools. Read More

PYMNTS.com
Lyft’s Game Plan for Corporate Travel
June 9, 2016

Lyft’s share of the corporate travel space is only expected to rise. Read More

Bloomberg Business
Lyft is Racing to Win More Corporate Clients
June 2, 2016

Lyft is seeing a larger share of the corporate car service market. Read More

SF Gate logo
Lyft Surges. Taxis drop. And we love Delta, National and Hampton Inn
May 19, 2016

While Uber continues to dominate the new ride-sharing business, the report sees Lyft moving into a stronger second place in the months ahead. Read More

Forbes logo
Business Travelers Are Skipping Rental Cars for Ride-Sharing Services
April 22, 2016

After running cost calculations for a business trip, most travelers are finding themselves to not even consider taxis as an option for transportation anymore. Read More

Business Travel News
Uber & Lyft Increase Share of Expense Transactions in Q1
April 22, 2016

Data can’t hide that ridesharing gained 4 points in its share of Certify’s expense report transactions, while taxis lost more ground. Read More

NPR
Uber has yet to make a real dent in the market for business travelers
April 22, 2016

When it comes to examining data on business travel, it boils down to Uber and taxis being parallel services that will not meet. Listen to the Story

USA Today Logo
More business travelers are ditching rental cars and turning to Uber and Lyft
April 21, 2016

Most companies now consider ride sharing an acceptable way for their employees to get around when traveling for business. Read More

Time Logo
Uber is Killing Cabs in This One Big Way
April 21, 2016

Ride-hailing services make up nearly half of all rides, taking business away from traditional taxi companies and car rentals. Read More

Bloomberg Business
Uber Overtakes Rental Cars Among Business Travelers
April 21, 2016

While an Uber or Lyft fare costs much less than the average rental car booking, the data shows the changing preferences among business travelers. Read More

NBR
Sharing the Road-Nightly Business Report
April 21, 2016

Certify’s President, Bob Neveu discusses the Q1 2016 SpendSmart data and growth for Uber. Watch the Interview

Meetings + Events Media Group
Mobile Apps Meeting Professionals Love
Spring 2016

Meetings + Events Media Group discuss top technology favorites, giving nod to Certify. Read More

Vanity Fair News
Uber hits a new milestone
April 21, 2016

Richly valued Uber is known primarily as a taxi antagonist, upending the highly regulated industry in a matter of years. Read More

Venture Beat
Uber now lets you avoid expense reports on business trips
March 3, 2016

Uber is now making it easier than ever for companies to use its service for business. Read More

CFO Daily News
Congrats on your new T&E policy. Now, how do you plan on enforcing it?
January 28, 2016

Travel and entertainment expenses have long been a sore spot for companies of all sizes Read More

The Economist
Uber is now more popular than taxis or car rental with business people
January 22, 2016

BUSY executives, it seems, are getting better at sharing. Read More

CBS
Why ride sharing is gaining ground on car rentals
January 22, 2016

Software company Certify found Uber eclipsing car rental companies for business travel. Read More

CNBC
Uber, start-ups shake up business travel
January 21, 2016

The sharing economy has already turned consumers’ lives upside down. Now those trendy habits have spread to business travelers, according to a new study. Read More

NPR
Business Travelers Often Skip The Rental Car, Use Uber Instead
January 21, 2016

Business travelers increasingly are relying on Uber and other ride-hailing services, often more than car rentals or taxis, according to new data. Read More

Accounting Today
The Expanding View of Expense Management
January 21, 2016

With its origins in paper trails and manual processes, travel and entertainment expense reporting historically has been more of a black box for accounting professionals than a source of financial insight. Read More

PC Magazine
The Best Expense Reporting Software of 2015
December 21, 2015

When a small to midsize business (SMB) finds itself in the red or close to it, there are two likely ways to get back on track, short of its owner winning the lottery. Read More

PC Magazine
Certify Now Review & Rating
December 21, 2015

Finding the right expense tracking solution for your small to midsize business (SMB) can be a time-consuming, painful process. As software-as-a-service (SaaS) expense reporting products go, Certify Inc.’s Certify Now is hard to beat. Read More

Business Travel News
Behind Certify’s Big Year
December 11, 2015

Certify’s strong annual revenue growth rate, projected to exceed 70 percent this year, allowed the expense management provider to reinvest in the business and release several features in 2015. Read More

PYMNTS.com
Leaving the Lost Paper Trail
December 11, 2015

In the age of technology, the cloud and automated expense management, it may seem archaic that SMBs use manual processes to keep track of spending. But they do, and it seems old habits die hard. Read More

Accounting Today
Companies Still Processing Expense Reports Manually
December 10, 2015

Half the companies today are still using some type of manual system to process their expense reports, according to a new survey. Read More

CPA Practice Advisor
70% of SMBs Using Manual Expense Management Processes
December 10, 2015

Most small businesses use error-prone manual processes to manage their expenses, including travel expenses, according to a new survey by Certify. Read More

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Where Certify’s T&E Tech Focus Lands
December 1, 2015

The mobile device has revolutionized corporate travel and expense management as innovators develop solutions for the executive on-to-go. Read More

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Six ways mobile technology is shaping the business travel marketplace
November 30, 2015

With more and more road warriors relying on their mobile devices every day, here are six ways mobile technology will continue to shape the business travel experience for years to come. Read More

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How This Tiny East Coast City of 70,000 People Is Churning Out Fast-Growing Startups
November 18, 2015

Portland, Maine, has less than one-tenth of San Francisco’s population, but it’s home to multiple companies that have raised tens of millions of dollars in funding. Read More

CPA Practice Advisor
Certify Adds Restaurant Tipping Feature to Expense Management App
November 18, 2015

OCR doesn’t take too kindly to handwriting. So, until technology can account for the subtleties of every user’s penmanship, there’s Certify Mobile Tip Assist. Read More

CFO Daily News
An 18-grand night in Vegas? Sure, you can expense that
October 22, 2015

There’s no shortage of outlandish expense report claims for U.S. businesses. In fact, this year’s expenses are even bolder and more bizarre than we’ve seen in the past. Read More

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Ride-sharing services gaining traction with business travelers
October 18, 2015

Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are gaining popularity among business travelers, but they still take a back seat to rental cars. Read More

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Uber, Lyft Have Surpassed Taxis, Now Spell Trouble For The Rental Car Business
October 17, 2015

Rental car companies: look in your rear view mirror. Ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft are gaining on you. Read More

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New Trends Emerge In Uber, Airbnb For Corporate Travel
October 16, 2015

Certify has released its latest quarterly travel and expense management report, and the data suggests an interesting trend in corporate travel. The comp Read More

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How to keep on top of your travel expenses
October 15, 2015

Keeping track of your travel expenses can end up being a nightmare. So, how do you avoid the headaches and keep on top on top of all your work spending? Read More

CNBC
Uber more popular than taxis for biz travelers
October 15, 2015

There’s more evidence that so-called ride-hailing services are gaining ground against traditional taxis.Thirty-one percent of business travelers now u... Read More

Accounting Web
Expense Report Fraud is Big and Avoidable
September 30, 2015

Expense report fraud is a problem most accountants know exists, but aren’t quite sure how much of a problem it really is. Knowing how to identify this type of fraud is the first step. Read More

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4 Ways to Spot Expense Report Fraud
September 30, 2015

Nobody likes the experience of dealing with byzantine travel and expense reports. But small business owners should pay particularly careful attention to them. It turns out the cost of expense fraud is nearly a third higher at companies with... Read More

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How T&E Fraud Runs Up The Tab
September 8, 2015

Maverick spending may not seem like such a big deal—rounding up a dollar here and there on the expense report can’t add up to much, can it? It can, actually, according to... Read More

Accounting Today
Expense Report Fraud Will Cost Companies $1 Billion
September 3, 2015

Certify, a company that specializes in expense management software, wants to draw attention to the problem of expense report fraud. It cites research from J.P. Morgan... Read More

Fortune
Uber has signed up thousands of businesses for rides
September 2, 2015

The ride sharing giant shares more details on its service aimed at companies with business travelers. Uber’s push to make its ride service easier to use for corporate... Read More

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Los Angeles May Put the Brakes on Uber and Lyft at LAX Airport
August 6, 2015

When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced this April that ride share services Uber and Lyft would be allowed to pick up at Los Angeles International Airport... Read More

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Uber appearing more often than cabs on Certify expense reports
July 30, 2015

Uber, once the elephant in the room that travel managers and buyers didn’t talk about, has become the 800-pound gorilla they can’t ignore. More Uber rides... Read More

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Business Travelers Use Uber Far More Than They Use Taxis
July 16, 2015

Any new enterprise technology system an organization chooses has deployment and implementation costs, not to mention the time commitments inherent in doing so... Read More

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Uber use surges among business travelers
July 16, 2015

Uber has officially surpassed the taxi as the ground transportation of choice for business travelers, at least according to new data from expense management company Certify... Read More

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Uber overtakes taxis in battle for business travelers
July 16, 2015

Uber has overtaken taxis as a preferred mode of transportation among road warriors in Q2, according to Certify’s analysis of second-quarter expense reports... Read More

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Uber Overtakes Taxis in Business Travel For the First Time
July 16, 2015

A new report Thursday confirms what corporate travel departments have known for some time: business travelers love Uber... Read More

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Business Travelers Are Using Ubers More Than Taxis
July 16,2015

During my last business trip, I skipped rental cars and cabs and took Ubers everywhere—they were just so cheap! Turns out I wasn’t the only one... Read More

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Portland, Maine’s Startup Tech Scene Surges
July 6, 2015

Portland, Maine, is no Silicon Valley, and it’s not trying to be. But the northern New England city has a burgeoning technology scene that’s hard to ignore... Read More

Business Travel News
Case Study: Medical Co. Eradicates Receipt-Shipping Costs With Expense Tech
June 11, 2015

Any new enterprise technology system an organization chooses has deployment and implementation costs, not to mention the time commitments inherent in doing so... Read More

The New York Times
Business Travelers Want to Be Left to Their Own Devices
May 6, 2015

Leisure travelers have become used to controlling every step of a trip, from booking a flight or a car to making dinner reservations. Business travelers... Read More

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How to SpendSmart on Travel with Certify.com
May 5, 2015

Certify is a report software, for small business and enterprise that allows traveling employees to snap pictures of their receipts and submit mobile expense reports... Read More

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Uber’s Astounding Rise: Overtaking Taxis In Key Markets
April 10, 2015

You’ve probably suspected it, and a new report confirms it: With breathtaking speed, the ridesharing company Uber is taking market share from taxis... Read More

NPR
Uber Makes Strong Gains In Corporate Expense Reports
April 7, 2015

Ride-sharing services are changing the way Americans commute, but just how big their impact is can be gauged by a report released Tuesday... Read More

CNBC
Forget the taxi: Business travelers Uber it [Video]
April 7, 2015

According to a new report by Certify, 46 percent of business people used Uber, up 14 percent in January 2014. Details on the report, with CNBC’s Josh Lipton... Read More

CBS
Report: Business travelers increasingly choosing Uber
April 7, 2015

Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies. A new report... Read More

Bloomberg Business
Uber Is Winning Over Americans’ Expense Accounts
April 7, 2015

Worry about its impact on jobs, or quibble with its tactics, but give Uber this: The ride-hailing startup is taking over transportation within cities... Read More

The New York Times
Companies Adapt to Uber and Lyft Rides on the Expense Report
March 23, 2015

Erin Galey has grown so accustomed to using Uber on business trips that it is hard to imagine using a taxi. “I don’t know the taxis... Read More

SteamFeed
2015 Travel & Expense Management Report Highlights Advances in Reporting Technology
March 23, 2015

Independent research and advisory firm PayStream Advisors announced the release of its 2015 Travel & Expense Management (TEM) report... Read More

Accounting Web
G2 Crowd Identifies the Top Expense Management Tools Based on User Reviews
March 5, 2015

Expense management software products Certify and Concur earned “Leader” status based on a combination of customer satisfaction... Read More

Venture Beat
The envelope, please — Certify and Concur are top expense management tools, per G2 Crowd
March 4, 2015

G2 Crowd, which employs user reviews to rate leading software in various categories, has now tackled a less-than-sexy category... Read More

CPA Practice Advisor
Ranking the Best Expense Management Programs
March 4, 2015

Expense management systems can be critical for businesses, providing documentation and management of receipts, records... Read More

CFO.com
Does Uber Usage Nick Business Travel Budgets?
February 27, 2015

Uber-growth company Uber shifted into overdrive in 2014, ascending to the status of worldwide phenomenon in what seemed like no time... Read More

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Expense management software cures ills at nursing home company
February 23, 2015

Employees at Tennessee-based Diversicare Healthcare Services have seen significant benefits since the company stopped filing... Read More

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The 20 Most Loved Products on G2 Crowd
February 14, 2015

When we think of love at G2 Crowd, the first thing that comes to mind are software and services products – as we are sure that is the first thing you think of too. In honor of Valentine’s... Read More

CFO.com
Think travel expenses are legit? It’s worth taking a second look
February 12, 2015

It’s bad enough that Travel & Entertainment (T&E) expenses are too high for many companies, maybe yours included. There’s a whole other T&E problem that could... Read More

TechRepublic
Five apps for managing your receipts
February 3, 2015

As a professional road warrior, I sometimes feel as though I am drowning in receipts. Whether I’m traveling for a client or for my own education... Read More

Entreprenuer
Don’t Throw Money Away By Not Monitoring Expense Reports
February 2, 2015

Once your company gets beyond 10 employees, dealing with expense reports becomes a real hassle. Business owners talk about... Read More

CPA Practice Advisor
Business Travelers Rank Favorite Restaurants, Airlines and Hotels
January 24, 2015

Ride-sharing service Uber has definitely shaken up the way many people in urban areas get around, and not just for personal travel... Read More

Business Travel News
Expense Data: Uber Use On The Rise; Delta, Marriott Top Airline and Hotel Receipts
January 15, 2015

Business travelers in the fourth quarter of 2014 expensed more Uber rides compared with the previous quarter, according to... Read More

Entreprenuer
Business Travelers Are Expensing More Uber Rides Than Ever
January 15, 2015

Business travelers are now relying on – and expensing – Uber more than ever. Uber accounted for a full 5 percent of general... Read More

Accounting Today
Top 10 Craziest Expense Report Claims
January 12, 2015

Certify, a provider of travel and expense management software, has created an amusing infographic of some of the Top 10 Craziest... Read More

Yahoo Travel
TVs, Booze and Concerts: Strangest Things Business Travelers Put in Expense Reports
January 12, 2015

For many business travelers it’s often the final, most creative adventure of the business trip: writing the expense report. When accounting... Read More

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Survey: Manual Expense Reviews Persist Within Web-based Systems
January 7, 2015

Although 63 percent of 434 finance professionals and CFOs responding to a Certify survey released this week used a web-based... Read More

Business Travel News
Expense Firm Certify Wields Cancellation Clauses To Engender Customer Loyalty
December 10, 2014

Whenever technology breaks down, be it a laptop, cable service or an expense management system, what feelings are evoked by the thought of having to call a support line... Read More

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9 Must-Have Apps for Business Travelers
December 9, 2014

Business travel can be pretty challenging. You may have to deal with a completely new location, a new language, or a new culture. At the least, you’re likely to be pressed for time... Read More

Business Travelers Pick Starbucks on the Go
October 6, 2014

I’M happy to be at an age where I am not intimidated by a lot of things that don’t have sharp fangs or a firing mechanism. Nevertheless, Starbucks intimidates me, which I note here today because Starbucks... Read More

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According to a study from Certify, Starbucks was the most often expensed food and beverage brand in the third quarter of 2014.
October 6, 2014

When traveling for business, we often tend to be on the lookout for a table, chair, Wi-Fi connection, and coffee. And apparently, we’re finding solace in Starbucks stores around the world... Read More

After SAP-Concur Buy, Is Expense Management Hot?
October 6, 2014

Two weeks ago, German enterprise application software giant SAP (SAP) bought travel expense management developer Concur Technologies (CNQR) in a somewhat surprising $8.3 billion deal. For fiscal 2013, amid a string... Read More

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The Restaurants Business Travelers Love the Most (Infographic)
July 24, 2014

On the road and craving a quick bite? You’re not alone in craving fried-chicken sandwiches and steak burritos. Chick-fil-A and Chipotle are the top-rated restaurants for business travelers, according to ... Read More

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Certify Sees Some Changes in Business Expense Trends
July 24, 2014

Travel and expense management software provider Certify has published the results of its latest quarterly report on the most frequently expensed vendors on business expense reports.The most-expensed vendors from the second quarter of the year include Starbucks, Delta... Read More

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It’s Seamless over Starbucks for business travelers
July 24, 2014

Turns out that snagging a Starbucks sandwich for a quick bite simply will not do -- at least if you’re in New York. A new study released Thursday found that business travelers in New York City are abandoning Starbucks in favor of a meal from Seamless, the food delivery website and app... Read More

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Expense Report Data Show Delta, Marriott, National and Starbucks Top Travel Brands For Business Travelers
July 24, 2014

Certify, a travel and expense report software suite just released its quarterly SpendSmart Report detailing the most popular (by booking volume) operators in the travel space. Among the data, the top airline was Delta, the top hotel brand... Read More

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With new seats, Allegiant Air is making room for comfort
April 13, 2014

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier seat dubbed the "Giant Seat." It represents the latest way the airline industry has created new seating options for travelers willing to pay more for extra elbow room. In the first row and the mid-cabin emergency exit row... Read More

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The Real Reason Business Travelers Love Fast-Food (Hint: It’s Not Because They’re Big Mac Addicts)
April 10, 2014

Today, business travelers are less likely to dine on steak and wine and more likely to grab a Big Mac and a Pumpkin Spice Latte, a new study shows. According to the latest Certify SpendSmart Report... Read More

The Economist
You can do better than Starbucks
January 25, 2014

A NEW report from Certify, a company that tracks American expense reports, confirms that my fellow business travellers aren’t eating as well as the expensed-steakhouse-dinner stereotype implies... Read More

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Business travelers prefer Chick-fil-A, Southwest
January 16, 2014

Business travelers aren’t always asking their employers to pay for lavish steakhouse dinners when they’re on the road for work... Read More

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Most-Expensed Vendors of 2013
January 16, 2014

The top vendors listed on travel expense reports last year in terms of the percentage of receipts included Starbucks, Delta Air Lines, Avis and Marriott, according to a new report by travel and expense management software developer Certify... Read More

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Business travelers say one thing, but do another
January 16, 2014

Business travelers are a busy bunch, no doubt. Apparently they’re so busy, in fact, that they can’t keep their favorite restaurants, airlines, car rental companies and hotels straight. Starbucks, Delta Air Lines, Avis, and Marriott had the largest percentage of receipts in their respective categories, according to new data from Certify, a travel and expense report management company... Read More

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The most over-the-top expense account items of 2013
December 19, 2013

Ah, the corporate expense account. It’s one of those traditions, part necessity and part perk, that has hung on through the worst of the recession—and even serves as an informal gauge of economic recovery: As the U.S. economy keeps climbing out of the doldrums, Certify, a provider of electronic expense-account... Read More

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Corporate expense reports climb 3% in 2013, report says
December 19, 2013

Expense accounts, a hallmark of corporate America that has been battered by the economic turmoil of recent years, enjoyed a rebound this year, according to one report. Certify, a company that provides software for expense account management, said... Read More

Business Travel News
Small Insurance Co. Embraces Receipt Capture To Reduce Time On Expense Reporting
October 8, 2013

"It was very cumbersome." That was management accountant Terri Tweedy’s assessment of the previous expense management process used by her firm, Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co. Employees had to fax copies of receipts and mail the originals to the appropriate supervisor... Read More

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The 5 Restaurants That Corporate Workers Expense the Most
October 8, 2013

Forget business negotiations over elaborate dinners and wine. Today, business people are spending company cash on fast and cheap food. Starbucks and McDonald’s top the list of most-expensed restaurants in a survey released Tuesday by Certify, an expense-management software company. The average expensed meal was $18.72 in the third quar... Read More

The New York Times
Fast Food, Not Fine Dining, Tops Expense Account List
October 8, 2013

IN nearly 15 years of writing this column every week, the cold hammer of oppression has come down on me from New York just once, more than 10 years ago. On a trip to San Francisco, I was too tired to find a restaurant, so I stopped at a Walgreens near Union Square, bought a cheap little canned ham and some rolls and made a sandwich back in my hotel room. ... Read More

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Corporate card use up at McDonald’s: Even when the boss is paying, travelers go for fast-food
October 8, 2013

Armed with a corporate credit card, you’d think businesspeople would hit up Peter Luger’s or Ruth’s Chris Steak House — or at the very least Outback or Longhorn. But it turns out, they’re far more likely to opt for Big Macs and pumpkin spice lattes than for fancy steaks and fine wines. A survey released Tuesday by expense-management-software firm Certify, found that although average per-meal spending at the ... Read More

Search Financial Applications
Expense Reporting Takes a Digital Leap: The receipt lives on, but the latest technology makes reporting business expenses a snap
September 15th, 2013

For businesspeople, receipts are one of the last vestiges of the predigital age: Pay for something, get a piece of paper proving it; then make a photocopy and fax it to the office or file it in person to prove your expenses are authentic... Read More

Search Financial Applications
New Fully-Automated Expense Management System Delivers Efficiencies and Time Savings
July 30th, 2013

Certify, provider of cloud-based travel and expense management software, has announced its fully-automated expense management system, designed to save employees hours of time each month. The system uses pre-determined intervals to create and deliver expense reports to employees. Through a new feature called ReportExecutive, the enhanced system now offers visibility into employee expenses before the corpo... Read More

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7 ways road warriors spend the company dime
July 24th, 2013

My first big job in journalism was with a big publishing company that had a phobia about travel and entertainment spending. Its T&E parsimony caused us little business travelers a big problem: The company required a receipt for any expense exceeding $5. With 35 years of hindsight, I will admit that those awful times collecting scads of receipts did teach me a lesson: Pay attention to what you spe... Read More

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Starbucks Is The Most Popular Restaurant For Business Travelers
July 16th, 2013

One of the perks of traveling for work, aside from getting a refreshing change of scenery outside your cubicle, is the ability to travel and eat at little to no cost to you. But rather than pick the top rated-restaurants in their destinations, business travelers are opting for cheaper meals. Starbucks was the number one pick in Q2, according to Certify, an online provider of expense management and travel booking software.... Read More

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4 Happy Ways Business Travel Will Get Better
June 15th, 2013

Depending on your generational bias, you probably expected the future of business travel to look like The Jetsons or Futurama, animated television shows that specialized in zippy modes of transportation. If you’re more high-minded than TV treacle, you hoped that we’d be passing through ethereal travel spaces designed by visionaries like Eero Saarinen.... Read More

Search Financial Applications
Expense management software has healthy user adoption at manufacturer
May 31st, 2013

Sometimes the best indication that a system is working smoothly is a lack of conversation about it. To Deb Messinger, controller at Vita Plus, the relative hush since the livestock feed manufacturer implemented expense management software from Certify three years ago signifies that the sales teams is happy with the product. "Our power users are very good about, the minute anything is not working the way they think it should, they let you know," she said... Read More

NPR
The companies most popular on expense reports: Delta, Marriott, Starbucks
April 18th, 2013

This final note will come as a relief to the good people in the finance department here at Marketplace. I finished up about two months’ worth of expense reports today. Kinda let ’em get away from me...sorry about that. Maybe that’s why this item caught my eye this morning. A report from the the expense management firm Certify, its latest business travel spending survey. Number one among res... Read More

CNBC
Reimburse Me! Top Expenses in Business Travel
April 18th, 2013

What do Starbucks, Delta Air Lines, Marriott and Avis Car Rental have in common? They’re the restaurant, airline, hotel and rental car companies most frequently expensed by North American business travelers. These are among the results of a report released Thursday by Certify, a provider of expense management and travel booking software. The SpendSmart report figures are for the first quarter. The findings are based on millions of expenses captured by... Read More

The Wall Street Journal
Certify Releases SpendSmart Report for Q1, 2013
April 18th, 2013

Leading cloud-based travel and expense management software provider Certify announced the results of its latest business spending report, covering the first quarter of 2013. Top-expensed vendors for the quarter include Starbucks, McDonald’s, Subway, Marriott, Hampton Inn, Avis, Delta, United, Shell and Verizon... Read More

Bloomberg Businessweek
Subway Tops McDonald’s as No. 1 Worker Lunch Spot
April 18th, 2013

Let’s face it: More often than not these days, a working lunch involves footlongs, not oysters and martinis. Between attending meetings and watching late-night reruns of Friends in a midrange hotel, most businesspeople are catching quick meals at fast-food joints, cafeterias, and airports. So much for... Read More

CIO
10 New Business Travel Apps for Busy Executives
February 27, 2013

Everyone needs an expense tracker when traveling, but not all apps are as powerful as Certify Mobile. After you snap a photo of a receipt, the app converts the text and automatically places it into fields such as name, amount and category. For enforcing company policies, this free app can monitor the expense amount and provide a warning about... Read More

Bloomberg Businessweek
Steakhouses Still Love Corporate Expense Accounts
February 27, 2013

In its recent annual report, Del Frisco’s (DFRG)—the owner of Del Frisco’s, Del Frisco’s Grille, and Sullivan’s Steakhouse—flagged an unusual risk: Corporate cost-cutting could threaten the employee expense account and, by extension, Del Frisco’s bottom line. According to the filing (PDF): “We believe the majority of... Read More

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WorkZone: Travelers value ease
February 10, 2013

Business travel tends to pick up this time of year, so Starbucks and McDonald’s might want to brace for the rush. Those two chains topped the list of restaurants that showed up most often on employees’ expense reimbursement forms, based on more than 6 million transactions between January and November last year tracked by... Read More

Workforce
Want Cloud HR Software to Be a Breeze? Follow These Steps
January 30, 2013

If you’re contemplating moving human resources functions from homegrown or other on-premise software to the cloud, here’s advice from managers who’ve done it on making a smooth transition: 1. Assemble a cross-functional team. Invite managers from multiple..... Read More

Workforce
How Cloud Software Could Rain on Your Parade
January 30, 2013

Living in the cloud can be stormy. It’s true that switching human resources software to the cloud can solve many issues that companies encounter running programs on their own computer servers. Among its advantages, the cloud—software sold as a serf..... Read More

CFO.com
Travel-expense Management Tortures Small-Biz CFOs
January 22, 2013

Every month a bound volume of credit-card bills lands with a thud on Dan Marchetti’s desk. “I look at every one of them,” says the CFO of Urschel Laboratories, a 100-year-old family business that dominates the industrial food-cutting business. Read More

Business Journal
10 weirdest items on expense reports in 2012
January 9, 2013

Have you ever been shocked by what your employees tried to expense on the company credit card? Up to one-fifth of submitted expenses violate company policies, according to Certify, a Portland, Maine-based expense management software firm.... Read More

Huffington Post
Expense Account Meals: Starbucks, McDonald’s Top List of Restaurants Most Frequently Charged to Employers
January 4, 2013

American employees seem to consider sugar and coffee worthy investments. According to a report released by Certify, an expense and travel management company, Starbucks is the most-expensed restaurant in the U.S... Read More

NY Daily News
Workers love to write off their Starbucks; Coffee chain is the most expensed restaurant in the US
January 3, 2013

The next most popular dining destination for employees was McDonald’s, which raked in about 12,420 transactions averaging $6.73, followed by Subway, which recorded 8,627 transactions. Read More

Bloomberg Businessweek
The Craziest Things Employees Tried to Expense Last Year
January 4, 2013

Certify, an expense-management firm based in Portland, Me., shared with Bloomberg Businessweek examples of the more brazen expenses it has collected, based on some 1,000 surveys asking about employees’ submissions in 2012... Read More

The New York Times
The Most Popular Restaurants (on Expense Reports) of 2012
December 31, 2012

A few years back, after a reporting trip to Mississippi, my then-editor called me into his office. He was looking at my expense report, and his brow was furrowed... Read More

The Economist
Claiming business expenses - An even skinnier soy latte
December 18, 2012

Charging your employer for a half-decaffeinated, soy, no-foam latte while on a business trip might not seem to be worth the bother. Yet despite the potential for receipt-related embarrassment, especially if you know someone in accounts, Starbucks turns out to be one of the most popular expense items for workers travelling or entertaining... Read More

VentureFizz
Maine-based Certify Simplifies Travel and Expense Reports
October 17, 2012

Now with 22 employees, Certify has tripled its business year over year for the past four years, and President Bob Neveu predicts that they’ll continue to see growth in all segments... Read More

Business Travel News
TBiz, Certify, nuTravel Team On Small Biz Solution
July 19, 2012

To serve corporate travel accounts with $1.5 million or less in annual travel volume, Travelocity Business announced a turnkey booking-through-expense option powered by expense management firm Certify, online booking technology provider nuTravel Technology Solutions and Sabre’s TripCase itinerary management. Read More

Travel Weekly
Certify adds travel bookings through partner nuTravel
January 10, 2012

Using the booking technology of partner NuTravel Technology Solutions, expense provider Certify released Certify Travel as a "fully integrated travel management solution for small, medium and large businesses." Read More

NuWire Investors
New Business Applications Take Aim at Intuit
February 18, 2011

Certify specializes in sophisticated online expense management that mimics what is found in larger companies, and if your business’ clientele uses such complex cost tracking tools, Certify is an impressive way to manage your expenses similar to how your large customers do it. Read More

Mainebiz
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Mainebiz - Snappy Management
August 2, 2010

Bob Neveu doesn’t like to sit still. A serial entrepreneur who launched his first technology company 10 years ago and is happily in the midst of his second, Neveu speaks, gestures and acts quickly. Read More

CBS Money Watch
How Our Mobile Apps Grow Our Business
March 30, 2010

Certify offers streamlined online expense reporting for business travelers. Our main product is Web-based, so developing a mobile app seemed like a perfect fit for our business. Read More

Travel Agent Central
Travelocity Business Seeks Growth in Changing Industry
October 12, 2009

A recent win for Travelocity Business is its new agreement with Certify, an expense management firm. Certify will provide TBiz clients with expense report services to corporate and SaaS solutions. Read More

TechCrunch
Certify Closes $1.9 Million Angel Round

Portland, Maine-based Certify, which offers an online expense management software suite for SMBs, has announced that it has secured $1.9 million in funding from “strategic and individual” investors. These investors include FluffCo (entrepreneur Irving Levin’s investment firm), Transactis CEO Joe Proto, angel investor Esther Dyson and Alpine Meridian chief exec William Benedict. Read More

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