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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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Tallie

Tallie would be a good fit for any mid-market or large company, as the product can be easily scaled out to larger organizations. It's an ideal fit for companies whose employees are frequently traveling. It may not be a good fit for a company not using a cloud-based ERP or Accounting system, as that would entail additional manual processes to properly move data.
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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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  • It allows the admins to allocate the expenses to the appropriate account.
  • It allows customization of individual departments/categories.
  • Company credit cards allow importing and matching of transactions
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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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  • UI is outdated
  • Easier "new expense" workflow
  • Seriously, though. UI needs help the most.
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I have received fast response time using support. I have only had one instance that needed to be escalated.
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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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Xero and NetSuite just had modules for expenses. Expensify was prettier, but not as robust.
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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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  • We just started implementing this platform a couple months ago and the impact is already being felt in productivity of our accounting team.
  • The ease of adding every employee across 4 different companies was simple and easy.
  • Transition is always hard - best bite the bullet.
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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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Tallie

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tallie Editions & Modules
Tallie
Additional Pricing Details