Doing the boring stuff so you don't have to


I remember it like it was yesterday. My first job at a government organization through a college co-op. I was required to travel from Edmonton to Calgary quite frequently so I had a fair amount of expenses to keep track of. This was 1998 when smart phones did not exist, facebook was a gleam in its daddy's eye, and software wasn't cool yet.

It was time to submit my expenses for re-imbursment and I was instructed to download the expense report spreadsheet template from the server, fill out my expenses, and submit it for approval. After I was done I thought... wow, that took me almost 45 minutes. Then, I had the report returned to me because I had made a series of errors.

Nobody liked filling out expense reports. I remember thinking that it would be nice if there was a magic box I could just throw all my receipts into and magically an expense report would show up when I needed to submit it.

Here I am 16 years later with a solution to this exact problem. EZ Track Expense is that MAGIC box where you upload your receipt and type in a few details and magically you can export a full dynamic expense report as an excel spreadsheet on demand with a couple taps of your finger on your iPhone.

About the Author

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    Greg Ellis

    Writing software for a living until Plan A of winning the lottery comes through.