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Abacus

Abacus has been great for our small startup of 37 employees, it has grown with our team since we were very small. Since we have not experienced it as a bigger company, I am not sure what the scalability would be like. If you're looking for a site with a cleaner look that is easy to use, Abacus is it. I haven't had to reach out to customer service yet because I haven't had any issues. If that isn't proof positive of how easy it is to use, I don't know what is!
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Expensify

Pros. - Fair pricing - Solid mobile app - Effective smart scan feature - Intuitive user interface - Great for rapidly growing companies - Effective at streamlining expense process so employees can work on more value-add projects Cons. - Smart scan feature could be faster - Smart scan feature could be more accurate - Security could be more robust
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Pros

  • 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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  • Expensify allows you to photograph receipts and logs them as expenses while automatically pulling vital info from the receipt such as place of purchase and total spent.
  • Using the data and expenses already entered, Expensify creates reports and you are able to customize the reports based on which expenses you want to include on that specific report.
  • It can automatically email or add items or expenses to your email. You have the ability to sync Expensify and integrate it with other software and productivity programs.
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Cons

  • 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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  • It has a GPS tracking option for tracking mileage for expense reports. The GPS functionality seems a little unreliable, I would rather use the odometer option or distance option although not as "high tech" it just seems to work better.
  • On the time tracking piece I would like to see more filters and criteria options to be filled out.
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Expensify10.0
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Expensify is a solid platform and there is no reason to change and require our employees to learn a new program.
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Expensify7.0
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Mobile works great, but let's be honest. It's just a photograph. Their OCR and human turk technology works great to scan that photo and enter the proper information. The web interface is decent and allows you to work with single expenses in great detail. What's missing is the ability to mass update expenses, and this sometimes hurts, especially if you're a heavy user of the system.
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Support

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Expensify10.0
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Our rep has been amazing. He has built custom reports for us that have been very time consuming and difficult. Our reps are also currently looking into new submission solutions for us that we are excited about. They came up with this and recommended it on their own without me complaining about an issue. They are about our success and are very excited about the product they offer.
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Alternatives Considered

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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I have only used Expensify
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Return on Investment

  • It does seem like they are still working out some kinks in the web and mobile apps – a few times the app has crashed. But they're also very fast to push updates.
  • The benefits are simple. No one likes taking time out of their day to do expense reporting. Abacus speeds that process up considerably. The interface is clean, and I'm able to see what expenses are pending vs. expenses that are already cleared.
  • The benefit from a user standpoint is that it adds an element of organization to a process that is typically disorganized. It has saved us numerous hours.
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  • Expensify is not expensive. However, if a financial system were to be implemented that could process expenses we may switch.
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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
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Expensify

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Expensify Editions & Modules
Expensify
Additional Pricing Details