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Certify, by Emburse

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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Certify, by Emburse

Certify is excellent as a platform. It allows for integrations with common systems like Amtrav and can be used for more than simple expense reporting. It is excellent for the small to medium business market and handles most things very well. Beware if integrations break as it is difficult to get support on the platform itself.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Expensify

For a small business the free site is terrific. It offers a full expense reporting function for reps and includes everything that a comparable paid service would. It also offers commenting, where the manager can write comments on the expense report, and the ability to save and print reports.
Jason Carlage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Certify, by Emburse

  • Customer service/support: They have an incredible team. We are fans of the chat option and 99.9% of the time our issues are solved within a 5-minute window.
  • Listening to customers: they are always looking for ways to improve their product. They have free conferences sprinkled around various cities. They are worth trending. They provide "what's new in Certify" as well as round-table discussions specifically addressing how their customers are using the product and what they have learned along the way.
  • Keeping their product up to date: Certify takes back various suggestions from the conference to enhance their product. I have been at every conference they have had and have actually seen customer suggestions get implemented into the program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Expensify

  • Expensify allows a company to establish simple approval rules and pipelines. The days of remembering who approves which user's expense reports are in the past.
  • Expensify allows users to easily code their expenses to the accounting department's general ledger. During implementation, the accounting team is tasked with creating a map between simple categories/description and general ledger account codes. E.g., Telephone -> 66150
  • The mobile app allows users to quickly take photos of their receipts/invoices/supporting documents on the go. Our CEO LOVES the ability to upload support to the app as he is signing the check at a restaurant.
  • The software downloads corporate credit card data daily. Furthermore, they mark "verified credit card transactions" with an icon that indicates as much.
  • The administration has the ability to request "copilot" access to user's accounts. This allows curators the ability to help users follow best practices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Certify, by Emburse

  • The ability to add a receipt after a report has been submitted would be helpful. This would simplify processing as opposed to disapproving the report and sending it back to the user for correction and re-submission.
  • Though not a fault of Certify, our users drive multiple destinations every day, rather than occasional trips from city A to city B. Therefore, capturing mileage is a time-consuming process for our users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Expensify

  • The SmartScan feature sometimes has typos. I don't know enough about the technology to even know if this is something that could be better.
  • The user experience is a little bit clunky when SmartScan doesn't work and you have to do things manually. Not sure a way around this, though.
Jared Lyda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Certify, by Emburse

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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

Certify, by Emburse

Certify, by Emburse 8.2
Based on 37 answers
I am very used to Certify's components. But some users that I manage still have a hard time fixing their expense reports no matter how many times I try to teach them. The Editing expense Report and Adding Expense Report option sometimes gets confusing and causes some employees to enter transactions twice. There should be a better layout to make it easier for them to edit and finish their expense reports. I try to teach Certify as much as I can, but the usability should be a bit easier so it is less confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Certify, by Emburse

Certify, by Emburse 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I always get an English speaking person very quickly on the phone.
Brad Nicholson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Expensify

Expensify 8.7
Based on 42 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

Certify, by Emburse

I have only discussed the comparison of Certify to Concur by users, and our users seem to be happier with Certify. I have not had much experience with T&E expense software. Therefore, when I started using Certify, I expected to have problems, but with Certify's help desk and Online support, I did fine.
Linda Lavella | TrustRadius Reviewer

Expensify

Expensify and Concur are similar products, but we ultimately went with Expensify because of its more robust sync options (e.g., syncs to more systems easily) and was more cost-effective for the number of users we have set up (between 50-100). I haven't used Concur to any great extent but it seemed like a reasonable solution given a different economic situation for the company. I've also used expense reporting utilities connected to systems like Maconomy and NetSuite with no real issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Certify, by Emburse

  • Saves time as compared to a paper expense tracking process, but isn’t as efficient as some competitors. ROI is entirely dependent on what method your organization used previously.
  • Allows for a clean expense report workflow. Receipts easily flow from the submitter to the approver and to accounting. It eliminates some potential errors that may occur in a more manual process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Expensify

  • I was not part of the purchasing group/decision-maker. Not sure what the cost of the platform is.
  • What I can say, is it saves time for me to submit expenses this way than in email threads. In that sense, you're saving money on workers/working hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Certify, by Emburse

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$8*

* Expense report

Expensify

General

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

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