Expensify delivers, but leaves freelancers out of the mix
February 28, 2017

Expensify delivers, but leaves freelancers out of the mix

Lawson Brooks III | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Expensify

First, for the sake of full disclosure as a solopreneur I alternate using Expensify along with another expense tracking act. The reason for this is that there is no one like policy that I have to follow in order to submit my reports to various clients. However, I have been engaged by clients who use this app which makes it easier for me to submit expenses for reimbursement.

By that same token, several past and current clients have cumbersome or virtually non-existent expense reporting systems. Consequently, I have suggested that they take a look at Expensify to help them solve their needs in this area.
  • The first thing that I believe Expensify does well is that it offers a very friendly user experience on the desktop version and if you're new to the app, the free version allows the user to give it a complete test run. The simplicity of it all makes it easy for a user to navigate the site and input the necessary information.
  • Secondly, not only does Expensify allow you to keep a handle on your expenses, it also keeps you abreast of miles traveled and time worked on a project as well as syncing your info with select CRMs.
  • Another plus is the pricing model is not only very straightforward, but it's based on how many people actively use the system. The ability to add a credit card for importing works well and adds to the app's functionality.
  • The smartscan is really cool and easy to use.
  • As a solopreneur, I would like to see a version geared toward freelancers that avoids all of the policy, employee and administrator designations. While I'm extremely high on Expensify as a software for multi-employee companies that have some bureaucracy, it's a lot more than freelancers need or want.
  • While I like some of the integrations, I think that they are missing the boat on some like Quickbooks for Self-employed, FreshBooks, and TripIt to name a few.
  • The need to manually export data on the desktop is a little of a turn off.
Comparing Expensify and XpenseTracker is like comparing oranges and apples. The latter is better geared to freelancers.
Best suited for companies with multiple employees. Not great for freelancers.