So instead of forwarding travel receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org, users can just make their bookings in the partner service of their choice, and the information will automatically be sent to Expensify for reporting.
This could save you a bit of a headache when you’re creating the expense report for a business trip, and Expensify founder and CEO David Barrett said it also addresses the issue of “leakage,” where an increasing number of people are doing their travel booking outside the standard corporate systems.
“The exciting trend is the convergence between expense reporting and business travel and corporate bookings,” he added. “Historically, corporate booking was something that happened before the business trip, and expense reporting was something that happened after. … Now we kind of overlap in the middle, and we’re participants throughout the entire process.”
Expensify’s initial travel partners include NuTravel, Egencia, Locomote, NexTravel, Uber, Priceline, Hipmunk and Rocketrip. The company also says there are plans to add GetThere, Amadeus, Atlas Travel and Airbnb.
Among the integrations, the company is highlighting its “preferred partnership” with NexTravel, which it says will “bring all the benefits of corporate travel to our small business customers.”