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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

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

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

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

Corporates Reluctant to Join Airbnb Bandwagon

September 23, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taxis Battling Ridesharing Services Are Losing the Fight for Business Travelers

July 21, 2016

One trend working against taxis: cost. Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mobile Apps Meeting Professionals Love

Spring 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

October 18, 2010

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

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

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

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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