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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Score 8.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Abacus

Abacus is great for smaller companies that need to automate expense management. It is a very user-friendly system that makes it easy for all employees to understand without any training. We have heard of issues with their AMEX program. Companies that have tens or hundreds of corporate AMEX cards should likely explore other options
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Certify

It fits our organization very well. As stated before we were on the Excel spreadsheet method which did not translate into usable data in our accounting software. All of our employees find it easy to use and the accounting team is able to dive into data for both current and prior reports when questions arise. This has been a great company addition. Happy with our selection!
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Pros

Abacus

  • It is very easy for employees to upload their expense receipts to abacus.
  • Abacus has an easy UI.
  • We haven't had any issues with their customer service team not responding when asked.
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Certify

  • Certify helps organize all business transactions made from employees.
  • Certify helps keep a paper trail of every expense made on a company card.
  • Certify is easy to organize all expenses made for a user.
  • Certify helps employees keep track of all their spending.
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Cons

Abacus

  • When you upload a receipt to abacus it would be great to port in the information from the receipt to the text fields.
  • It would be good to have a more automated way for Abacus to integrate in with other payroll systems.
  • It would be nice to have more levels of permissions, e.g. manager level, administer level and employee level.
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Certify

  • When approving an expense, a manager has to approve it and submit it and a few times the manager approved it and never submitted it, thinking it was done.
  • We use the delegation tool that allows a manager to have another individual go into Certify and review and approve expenses for him. I find this feature a little difficult to find for setting this up and for the user to find. I have had to look it up in the support section of Certify.
  • On the screen when setting up a new user, a manager is set up to approve and there are two other fields that approvers can be added, a second approver and AP rep. When the second approver box is not populated, the expense keeps going back to the first approver. I have to put the AP Rep in as 2nd approver and AP approval.
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Usability

Abacus

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Certify

Certify 8.3
Based on 25 answers
It is very user-friendly. We have as young as 20 to 68 using either the app or desk top version with ease.
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Support

Abacus

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Certify

Certify 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I always get an English speaking person very quickly on the phone.
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Alternatives Considered

Abacus

I used expensify in my last role, however it was at a bigger company so I was not involved in the process besides being a user. Abacus seems easier to use from a user perspective. It would be great to have a better integration with our payroll system, but it seems like with all softwares, you can't have it all
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Certify

I was not part of the selection process.
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Return on Investment

Abacus

  • New prospects deliver a positive ROI on revenue versus modeling costs
  • Customer modeling allows for suppression of unprofitable names from marketing which saves costs
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Certify

  • Certify allows our company to process all expenses within about a weeks time as opposed to 2-3 weeks in manual format.
  • Allowing the sync with QuickBooks is very convenient and accurate.
  • Other than the recommendations from previously stated Certify is a cost and time effective tool.
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Pricing Details

Abacus

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Abacus Editions & Modules

Abacus
Edition
Abacus
$51
1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Certify

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$8*
1.  Expense report

Certify Editions & Modules

Certify
Additional Pricing Details

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