Autogenerated receipts for major merchants
To reduce the burden of adding memos and receipts to expenses, we’ve launched auto-receipt generation.
Brex will now automatically generate a receipt for employees at authorization time when they swipe their cards for certain merchants. These merchants include major airlines (e.g., United, American, Delta), AT&T, Fedex, USPS, and Amazon.
Itemize transactions into multiple expenses
Split up an expense into multiple merchant categories, and it will update the corresponding GL accounts to automatically show up in your ERP.
For example, when an employee swipes a Brex card at a hotel with lodging and meal expenses in one transaction, the separate charges will be passed through 2 different policy rules and go to 2 separate GL accounts.
New improvements to budgets
These budget-related actions are now possible in the Brex dashboard:
Employees can easily request new budgets for review by managers and admins. Once approved, they can start spending right away by mapping existing cards to that budget or creating a dedicated budget card.
Budget owners and controllers can delete a budget that was erroneously created or no longer needed to ensure that it will no longer accept card transactions. They can terminate a budget to stop spending but have it remain searchable in the Brex dashboard.
The Brex browser extension is now available!
Download the Brex browser extension for Chrome to view cards and upload receipts with one click.
New improvements to reimbursements
It’s now even easier for employees to submit reimbursement requests and for managers to approve them.
- Submit reimbursement requests in bulk: Employees can submit multiple reimbursements under the same budget and memo at once.
- Approve reimbursements via the mobile app: In the app, managers will see reimbursement requests in the Tasks inbox and can either approve them or mark as reviewed.
- Easily make corrections to and resubmit denied reimbursements: Employees can create a draft with the previously denied reimbursement request details copied over.
Streamline expense audits with audit trails
Audit trail empowers accounting teams to be more efficient while also mitigating the risk of compliance issues and accounting errors.
After every card swipe or reimbursement submission, you can review how an expense navigated through an infinite combination of events before being exported to GL accounts. Events include:
- Budget mapping
- Policy reviews
- Manual approvals
- Accounting categorization
Brex Cash now offers automated bill pay!
The Brex Cash account now supports easy, automated bill pay. Here's how the Brex Cash account's new bill pay feature works:
- Simply forward your vendor invoices via email to Brex.
- We’ll automatically extract and populate the vendor and payments details in seconds for your review.
- You can make scheduled or one-time payments to vendors through ACH, wire, or check.
- Brex won’t charge any payment transaction fees.
- You can auto-sync bill pay with Xero or QuickBooks to seamlessly close your books.
Learn more here or get started in your Brex mobile app or dashboard.
Brex now integrates with your HRIS
Now you can seamlessly sync your HR systems with your Brex account to streamline employee data and onboarding. Integrating with your HRIS enables you to:
- Set up a Brex account for every employee by default.
- Keep employee details and expense approval flows correct across systems as you scale.
- Deactivate users from Brex and have their cards locked once they’re removed from your HR system.
Learn more about HRIS integrations here.
Manage payments all within the Brex mobile app
You can now create, approve, and manage recurring payments from your Brex mobile app, to ensure that your vendors can continue service without interruption.
In addition, you can now cancel payments from within the Brex app — iOS and Android supported. Update your Brex app today.
Webhooks for real-time updates from Brex API
We launched webhooks for the Brex API! Webhooks allow developers to receive real-time updates when their Brex data changes.
We currently support events for payment transfers and account referral status changes. Be on the lookout for more event types, such as pending card transactions, coming soon.
Our Zapier app supports these webhook events as triggers, so customers can set up actions whenever an event happens.
Check out the Webhooks guide in our developer docs to get started.
Easily budget with multiple Brex Cash accounts
Your Brex business account now allows you to create up to 7 sub-accounts to better manage your cash flow.
Having multiple accounts is beneficial for easier budgeting, and it’s especially useful for separating your investor funds from operational expenses, a best practice for every startup.
Each account will have a unique account number and monthly reports.
Account admins can:
- Deposit funds directly into any account
- Set up recurring payments from any account
- Set per-account MMF allocation strategies
- Move funds instantly between accounts
Learn more in the FAQ.
View tasks at a glance in the Brex mobile app
Now when you open the Brex mobile app, you’ll see a personalized task inbox – making it easy to complete any tasks that need your attention and keep the business running smoothly.
Tasks can include payment approvals, and transactions with missing information. You’ll be able to complete the tasks right from your inbox in a few taps and get back to your day.
Learn more here.
1Password integration: Pay in two clicks
We’ve integrated with 1Password to make paying with your Brex card faster and more secure. Now you can create, access, and autofill Brex cards without ever leaving your cart. To use this feature, connect your Brex and 1Password accounts here.
Send wire transfers to five new countries
To support our many customers that operate globally, international wires are free with Brex, and we’re pleased to now offer free wires to and from more countries, including Cambodia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Tanzania. See the 100+ countries supported.
Refer friends (and earn rewards) via app
We updated the referrals experience in the Brex mobile app. Updates include a new referral status page, an improved settings tab, and the ability to refer contacts to improve the overall referral experience and allow you to refer friends more easily. Spread the word about Brex today to earn referral rewards.
API and no-code automations are here!
We’re thrilled to launch the Brex API and no-code automations. Developers can use the Brex API to build in-depth and creative automations, and any Brex customer with admin access can use our no-code automations to connect their Brex account to over 400 apps, send payments by adding a row in Excel, issue an employee card by sending a Slack, and more. Get started here.
Expense management tools open to all accounts
Brex’s expense management software is now available with all Brex accounts at no cost. Benefits include a custom expense policy to accelerate expense reviews and boost compliance, smart alerts to save you time and money, and auto receipt reminders. Learn more about our spend management features.
Upload vendors to Brex automatically
In response to customers’ needs, we’ve built a feature that allows you to upload a .csv file to bulk-import your existing vendors to your Brex dashboard instead of adding them one by one. This will help you pay vendors and close the books even faster. Learn how to add multiple vendors at once here.
Redesign of Brex Mobile app
We’ve redesigned the Brex mobile app to improve some of the most frequently used features. Now you can deposit checks, add funds, send and schedule ACH payments in fewer steps, so you can get back to business faster.
Brex Venture Debt for founders
Today we launched Brex Venture Debt to provide founder-friendly financing and partnership to select early-stage startups. Compared to traditional types of capital, venture debt offers longer terms, less dilution, and a faster diligence process. We created this product to help founders take their business to the next level faster, and on their terms. Learn more.
Link your bank account on mobile
You can now link your bank accounts and check the status of your account connections in the Brex mobile app for greater convenience. We are so excited to deliver this functionality to help you more easily manage your secure bank connections and credit limits.
An easier way to manage cards
In response to feedback, we have built an All Cards tab in your Brex dashboard (vs. separate tabs for vendor cards, your cards, and employee cards). The new All Cards tab builds on the former All Vendor Cards tab, bringing that same level of control to all corporate cards, both physical and virtual. The result: a single page for admins to view and manage all the cards at your company.
New Brex <> Slack integration
So many of our customers use Slack to collaborate, so we built a Slack integration to help you manage your Brex account and expenses right in the Slack interface. When you connect Slack and Brex, employees will get Slack notifications for missing receipts and memos and can do their expenses without leaving Slack. Learn how to set up your Slack integration.
Security upgrade: New device verification email
For greater security, when you log into the Brex dashboard from a new device (or if you’ve cleared your web history), you'll receive a verification email to confirm it's you. Within the email, you can allow permission just once (recommended if you’re on a shared device) or select to add the device to your trusted devices for one year. Learn more on email verification here.
Payment approvals now easier to find in app
We’ve updated the Brex mobile app so that account admins can find and approve their team’s payments faster. Requests could be hard to find in the past because they were nested in the transactions tab. Now it’s very easy to identify payments needing approval. Make sure your Brex app is updated.