BILL Spend & Expense vs. Emburse Abacus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BILL Spend & Expense
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
BILL Spend and Expense (formerly Divvy) is an all-in-one expense management solution that combines free software with corporate cards to provide you with real-time visibility and customizable control over your business finances.
$0
Emburse Abacus
Score 6.6 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
BILL Spend & ExpenseEmburse Abacus
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Starter
$9
per active user/per month
Professional
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Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BILL Spend & ExpenseEmburse Abacus
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsBILL Spend & Expense is free for all users
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Emburse Abacus
Chose Emburse Abacus
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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Features
BILL Spend & ExpenseEmburse Abacus
Expense Management
Comparison of Expense Management features of Product A and Product B
BILL Spend & Expense
7.0
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Emburse Abacus
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Ratings
Employee Expense Reporting5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Corporate Card Reconciliation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payment Management
Comparison of Payment Management features of Product A and Product B
BILL Spend & Expense
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Emburse Abacus
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Ratings
Customizable Approval Policies8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial Document Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BILL Spend & ExpenseEmburse Abacus
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(11 ratings)
2.8
(17 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(2 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
BILL Spend & ExpenseEmburse Abacus
Likelihood to Recommend
BILL
Divvy is well suited for almost any organization/business I can think of. If you need to spend money from a specific predetermined budget, Divvy works great. If you have a high volume of transactions and you're fairly decent with excel, you can create an upload file to move transactions into your general ledger (currently only QB is supported for plug ins). If I'm really trying to find a less appropriate example, maybe if you have employees who can have a large credit limit and need to travel a lot, an Amex card might have better benefits.
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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
BILL
  • Agile budget approval - no more back and forth conversations where the team needs to "beg" for more. They actually learn very quickly how to make a rock solid business case on their own to me, because I can "1 click a yes" or "need a bit more ROI" coaching to a yes, if need be.
  • Real-time expense capture - no more waiting until month-end to see expenses that might not have been a wise choice. Or at least get a jump on why funds were spent, so we can all understand the need better.
  • No more wasted time digging around for 'that one 5 figure receipt' from 30 days ago!
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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
BILL
  • I wish there were more options in the BILL reimbursement platform - for example, the ability to do a report instead of submit a single expense.
  • We would love for reimbursements to feed into QuickBooks differently, but we understand that this is an early feature and hope it is further developed in the future.
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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
BILL
We have enjoyed using Divvy and its functions. The Divvy team has been great, and their support team is outstanding. They have a chatbox on the platform, and they only seem to be someone on call. I have found its benefits to be outstanding, that I recommend it to my clients. I also feel that Divvy rolling out new features only makes it more compelling to stay on as a user.
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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
BILL
We have used American Express and BOA and while they both give you the standard use of a credit card, neither one allows you to do all the things that Divvy does. Virtual cards, budget increases, categorization, receipt maintenance. Divvy is the only one we have tried of this nature and we love it.
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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
BILL
  • Divvy is free, so it was tough for us to turn down. We decided to withhold our larger transactions from Divvy to receive those rewards directly.
  • Divvy has saved our Finance/Accounting team tons of time digging through expenses, reimbursements, invoices, etc.
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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

BILL Spend & Expense Screenshots

Screenshot of Company Dashboard - High level overview of a business's available credit and current spending.Screenshot of Mobile Wallet - Spend Smarter™ - To manage budgets and expenses on the goScreenshot of Budget Detail - For monitoring business budgetsScreenshot of Insights - Real-time visibilityScreenshot of Transactions - Displays a complete list of all transactions and their current status on a business's physical and virtual cards.

Emburse Abacus Screenshots

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