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Michael Endler
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8 Cloud Tools For Road Warriors

Cloud services have become indispensable for doing business on the move. Check out these valuable tools.
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What road warrior isn't annoyed by expense reports? Expensify aims to appease your frustrations.

Expensify is available both as an SaaS that can be accessed on laptops, and as a mobile app that lets you organize expenses on the fly by snapping photos of receipts and turning the images into PDFs that can be sent back to the office. Available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and WebOS, the service should fit almost any device requirements.

The basic Individual Plan is free but supports only a single user. The Team Plan includes two free accounts and adds $5 per month for each additional active user. A corporate plan is also available, which supports two users for free and charges $10 per month for each additional user. The individual account supports Evernote integration, but additional API hooks for Salesforce, Google Apps, FreshBooks and other services can be unlocked only through the paid versions. Central account administration, policy enforcement, reimbursement options and other advanced features are likewise available only through the upgraded plans.

Paperless receipts that will meet IRS scrutiny are another perk for users who link their accounts to credit card or bank account information. Security checks include redundant storage in the cloud in PCI-compliant data centers as well as SSL encryption for data transfers.

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Leo Regulus
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11/27/2012 | 6:05:12 PM
re: 8 Cloud Tools For Road Warriors
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