actiTIME vs. Emburse Abacus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
actiTIME
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
actiTIME, from Canadian company Actimind, is time-tracking software.
$5
per month per user
Emburse Abacus
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
Abacus is a web and mobile application that helps manage employee expenses and reimbursements. Some key features include: Real-Time Expense Submission, Integrated ACH Payments, and Dynamic Custom Reporting. Abacus was acquired by Certify in summer 2018 and is now part of Emburse, formed from the merger of Certify and Chrome River March 2019.
$9
per active user/per month
Pricing
actiTIMEEmburse Abacus
Editions & Modules
actiTIME Free (up to 3 users)
$0
per user per month
actiTIME Online (41-200 users)
$5
per user per month
actiTIME Online (1-40 users)
$6
per user per month
actiTIME Self-Hosted
$120
user
actiTIME Online (200+ users)
Fixed Cost
for unlimited users
Starter
$9
per active user/per month
Professional
Custom Pricing
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
actiTIMEEmburse Abacus
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsChoose from three different actiTIME versions: - actiTIME Free is online software for teams of up to three users with basic time-tracking functionality. - actiTIME Online is full-featured online software with free regular product upgrades starting at $5 user/month. - actiTIME Self-Hosted is software that you install on your own servers and purchase with a one-time payment.
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User Ratings
actiTIMEEmburse Abacus
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
5.9
(17 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
actiTIMEEmburse Abacus
Likelihood to Recommend
actiTIME Inc.
ActiTime is a perfect program for managing payments and expenses within the company. It is an ideal tool to manage the activity of employees and the time they devote to their daily tasks within the company. ActiTime is undoubtedly recommended for its excellent performance in generating reports and the quality of its production. If anything could improve this tool it is its interface as it has become a bit outdated.
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Emburse
Emburse Abacus is well suited for mid-market organizations that are open to - or embrace - the concept of real-time processing of expense transactions. Emburse Abacus takes a radically different approach from other platforms that rely on modeling paper-based monthly (or periodic) expense reports containing multiple expenses submitted simultaneously. Emburse Abacus allows each transaction to be very rapidly processed individually so that approving managers and accounting professionals are able to perform review tasks and identify potential problems throughout the entire month, relieving the massive monthly influx of large numbers of expense reports simultaneously.
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Pros
actiTIME Inc.
  • It's a program that has different tools perfect for saving time.
  • It has a mobile application that serves to see the activities that are carried out from anywhere.
  • It offers detailed reports in real-time.
  • Its reports are customizable.
  • Allows employees access without the need to create another account.
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Emburse
  • User-Friendly Interface: Reviews from our employees (ages ranging from 20s-70s) are all positive in regards to the ease of submitting an expense and getting reimbursement on Abacus
  • Timely Reimbursement: After final approval, money hits user accounts within 2 days
  • Approval routing: ability to set up multi-tier complex approval routes
  • Syncs with Sage Intacct: pushes entries on a day to day basis in to Intacct and it hits our GL accordingly
  • Abacus is competitively priced compared to the competition
  • Abacus utilizes "by expense" management. Getting rid of expense reports and batch reports (they do have an option where you can batch if need be)
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Cons
actiTIME Inc.
  • This application can be complex to use for new users.
  • ActiTime should further update its mobile application.
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Emburse
  • 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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Support Rating
actiTIME Inc.
It has quality support, solving any problem quickly, and clarifying any doubt that arises. It works very well and has quick and detailed answers, the quality of service in this sense is impeccable. ActiTime offers an online chat by which you can solve most of the problems almost immediately.
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Emburse
I have never had to contact Abacus support and have not heard stories from any of my colleagues having to do so either. Our accounting department stresses the ease of Abacus and has not voiced any concerns with the software or the product support team or the product support process.
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Alternatives Considered
actiTIME Inc.
This tool is the only one that has been used and worked wonderfully, it is an excellent program, it has not been necessary to try other similar tools.
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Emburse
I chose Abacus because of its ease of use and flexible billing. The billing is based on the number of submissions rather than users in the system. Because we reimburse committee members, we have a lot of users in the system, but the activity can vary widely from month to month.
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Return on Investment
actiTIME Inc.
  • It allows us to take the process and the expenses made in each project, and these give us the possibility to choose the correct budget for what we are doing.
  • This application does not give the ease of knowing that the payments will be made to different employees without any complication, generating reports that justify the hours of work they did.
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Emburse
  • It is giving reliable services.
  • I am happy with its user-friendly services. Since I have issued the virtual and physical cards, I am getting real-time, and end-to-end control over my employee expenses. They can now easily go to visits and this has built their trust too. Further through receipts and expense details, I can easily control the pre-set budgets and easily configure rules to control spending.
  • I will also like to praise their customer care team they are very helpful and always ready to assist.
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ScreenShots

actiTIME Screenshots

Screenshot of Choose between an online timesheet, a browser extension and a free mobile app. Record time spent in other apps and on the go. Ensure data accuracy and security with timesheet locking and approvalsScreenshot of Keep control of your projects with custom workflows, task estimates and deadlines. Monitor project health with time and financial reportsScreenshot of Manage workload and assign tasks to team members. Share details, comments and useful links. Review team performance with time and financial reportsScreenshot of Turn your data into colorful charts and reports. Review your team performance, project health, business costs and profits using real-time widgets and analytics toolsScreenshot of Set up task- and user-specific rates, track time across billable and non-billable activities to review project costs, run payroll calculations, generate bills and invoicesScreenshot of Connect actiTIME with other apps and industry software to enhance your time tracking experience. Use actiPLANS integration to manage employee time and absences in a single environment

Emburse Abacus Screenshots

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