BILL Spend & Expense vs. Emburse Tallie

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BILL Spend & Expense
Score 9.0 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.
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Emburse Tallie
Score 6.1 out of 10
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Tallie is an expense reporting tool that integrates with other billing or accounting platforms (e.g. bill.com, Quickbooks, etc.) to present an expense management solution. It was supported by Certify since the 2017 merger with that company and Nexonia under the new company Certify Travel and Expense, and is now from Emburse, the company formed from the merger of Certify and Chrome River Technologies in March 2019.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsBILL Spend & Expense is free for all users
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Expense Management
Comparison of Expense Management features of Product A and Product B
BILL Spend & Expense
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Emburse Tallie
6.2
2 Ratings
25% below category average
Employee Expense Reporting5.01 Ratings4.52 Ratings
Corporate Card Reconciliation9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Payment Management
Comparison of Payment Management features of Product A and Product B
BILL Spend & Expense
8.0
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Emburse Tallie
6.0
2 Ratings
30% below category average
Customizable Approval Policies8.01 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Financial Document Management8.01 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Duplicate Bill Detection00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Advanced OCR00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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Small Businesses
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Score 9.2 out of 10
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
MIP Fund Accounting
MIP Fund Accounting
Score 8.7 out of 10
BILL Spend & Expense
BILL Spend & Expense
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Webexpenses
Webexpenses
Score 8.5 out of 10
Webexpenses
Webexpenses
Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
BILL Spend & ExpenseEmburse Tallie
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(11 ratings)
4.5
(17 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(2 ratings)
9.7
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
BILL Spend & ExpenseEmburse Tallie
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
Tallie is great for companies or outsourced accounting teams who are heavily involved with helping users upload receipts or code changes to the correct G/L Account groups or dimensions. Tallie allows for you to set up specific Expense options that are easier for users to chose what charges are for that are mapped to G/L Account groups in the background which allows for more accurate accounting. However, if your accounting books are using other dimensions like departments or projects the more complex the set up the more help a user might need, so it's nice how easy it is to drop into an account to help finish the more complex coding for users prior to them being submitted for approval.
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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
  • Seamless integration with Bill.com. While this will not specifically benefit every user, our organization was able to quickly marry the two tools and provide timely reimbursements to employees.
  • Customer support -- they're available via so many mediums: user training, email, phone, support case reference numbers. If you need assistance, whether an end-user or administrator, you can get it.
  • In-app camera with intelligent image analysis to extrapolate the vendor name, date of the transaction, amount. It also offers the ability to import a photo from your mobile gallery, and then perform the analysis.
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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
  • Search functions need much improvement; i.e. vendor search for transactions.
  • Impossible to import transactions for dates prior to card being added to system. There's no going back.
  • Needs better recognition of expense categories. Sees airlines and Chick-Fil-A as Dues and Subscriptions (?)
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Usability
BILL
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Emburse
Tallie is a functional and reliable method of reporting expenses, though it's integrations and old-looking mobile application UI are drawbacks
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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
As a user of Tallie, I have never needed any support to use it. It is simple, logical and needs no training to use. As a company, I don't think we need any ongoing support but I believe the setup process, which they guided us through a year ago went well.
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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
Tallie stacks up well to Concur. In terms of ease of use, Tallie wins by a landslide. However, when it comes to deeper functionality and integrations into other systems within the business, Concur definitely wins there. So, Tallie is easier for more simple purposes, while Tallie works for more complex organizations.
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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
  • Tallie allows my finance team to spend so much less time on expense reports. After a large event, we would have 20 employees submitting reimbursements taking many hours of their time. This has cut out that time.
  • Tallie allows me to spend a total of fifteen minutes updating records in a report for reimbursement compared to the two hours I used to spend on our archaic system.
  • Tallie allows direct deposit into your account 2-3 days after your report is approved compared to the weeks it used to take to receive reimbursement.
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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.