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Score 5.7 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Emburse Abacus is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Expensify is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

4.9

Emburse Abacus

49%
17 Ratings
6.0

Expensify

60%
88 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Emburse Abacus

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Expensify

100%
8 Ratings

Usability

Emburse Abacus

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Expensify

70%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

Emburse Abacus

90%
18 Ratings
8.6

Expensify

86%
84 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Emburse Abacus

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.
Jason Guinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Expensify

Expensify is helpful in that employees can somewhat easily submit their expenses for reimbursement. I have had several situations where employees are confused by the process of setting up their accounts. I would also like to have reimbursement rules that make it easier for employees to consolidate their expenses onto a single report instead of letting people submit reports for single expenses with reckless abandon or just plain misunderstanding of consolidation options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Emburse Abacus

  • 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)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Expensify

  • Submitting expenses. It's easy to enter an expense, choose a category, enter the dollar amount and submit it. That's about it.
  • Uploading receipts. You can send receipts to Expensify from your phone, or upload them from your computer.
  • Entering hours worked. It's simple to move from expenses over to timesheets to submit the hours that you've worked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Emburse Abacus

  • 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.
Jennifer Paxton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Expensify

  • The site occasionally has a glitch where it thinks a duplicate receipt is being uploaded, and it requires deleting the expense and re-entering. This happens once every 3 or 4 reports.
  • The concierge offers popups with helpful tips. It reminds me a bit of the old paperclip on Microsoft Word. Like that paperclip however, I could see it annoying some users. I haven't found the ability to turn it off.
  • It's a little confusing that expenses can be uploaded and saved onto the site, or instantly uploaded for only the report you're working on. I haven't quite figured out how why I would save the receipts on the site instead of the one-time use that I've been doing.
Jason Carlage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Emburse Abacus

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

Emburse Abacus Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$91
ProfessionalCustom Pricing
EnterpriseCustom Pricing
  1. per active user/per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Expensify

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$5 per month

Expensify Editions & Modules

Edition
Track4.991
Submit4.991
Collect5.002
Control5.003
  1. Per Month (Free for 25 SmartScans per Month)
  2. Per User Per Month with Expensify Card with Pay-Per-Use Price of $10 per User per Month
  3. Per User Per Month with Expensify Card with Pay-Per-Use Price of $18 per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Emburse Abacus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Expensify

Expensify 10.0
Based on 8 answers
We like using the tool and we receive positive feedback from employees and management who use the tool. It saves time and helps us concentrate on the value adding activities so we are very likely to keep using Expensify in the future
Vlad Merson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Emburse Abacus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Expensify

Expensify 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Emburse Abacus

Emburse Abacus 9.0
Based on 18 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Expensify

Expensify 8.6
Based on 84 answers
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.
Lisa Shapiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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.
Patrick Coelho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Expensify

I am unaware of any competitors, but I am VERY happy with Expensify. At this point, we are not interested in shopping for any other alternatives. The only case that we have made for switching away from Expensify would be switching to an ERP (Sage Intacct) which is capable of handling expense statement coordination on its own. That said, it is unfair to compare Expensify to Sage Intacct. Furthermore, I am not sure that Sage Intacct's Expensify-like module is better than Expensify.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Emburse Abacus

  • 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.
Jason Chandler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Expensify

  • Time spent by the AP processors on expense reports has been reduced from eight hours per week to two hours per week.
  • Errors in expense reports that make it all the way to the disbursement stage have been reduced from five per months to zero.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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