Quick, convenient, reliable expense reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 18, 2019

Quick, convenient, reliable expense reporting.

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tallie

Tallie is used across our organization as the sole expense reporting tool. All business expenses (travel, supplies, etc.) outside of large POs are facilitated by Tallie. Tallie's app addresses:
  1. Issues with recollection of old expenses, lost receipts, and the need to manually input all transaction information (the app reviews the submitted file for important details like the amount, vendor, date, etc.).
  2. Easy integration with corporate cards and/or personal payment methods for reimbursement (we utilize Bill.com)
  • 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.
  • Lack of Uber, Salesforce, NetSuite, and/or Workday integration (at least that I am aware of). This is specific to each organization but given the large marketshare of those tools, it should be a given to have heavy integration (example: Expensify).
  • I am unable to find a way to view historical expense submissions via the app. Looking up previous, paid-out expenses requires accessing your Tallie account via web browser.
  • While the extrapolation of transaction data from receipt images is generally great, when it fails to accurately do so the app feels a bit clunky (on Android).
  • The use of Tallie has completely eliminated the payout and eventual reversal of duplicate expenses. It can automatically detect a duplicate submission (which can be fairly easy to do without a historical expense reference in the app) at the user-level.
I was not responsible for the decision to move forward with Tallie. That said, we already leveraged Bill.com, making it a logical choice when combined with the billing/subscription options.

As easy to use as Tallie is, I feel that Concur and Expensify have more pleasant app UI's and more beneficial integrations (specifically for corporations). Furthermore, Expensify has lower-cost options (per user), but I find that there's a trade off with Tallie's exceptional customer support avenues.
The range of contact options is impressive. Whether on-boarding education, email, ticket submission, or phone call, Tallie's always been there and willing help.

Do you think Tallie, from Emburse delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Tallie, from Emburse's feature set?

Yes

Did Tallie, from Emburse live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Tallie, from Emburse go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Tallie, from Emburse again?

Yes

Tallie is well suited for those that utilize Bill.com or another of its compatible integrations. Small businesses to medium-sized corporations can (fairly quickly) leverage Tallie.

Tallie would be less appropriate for organizations that already lean heavily on Salesforce, NetSuite, or Workday -- Concur or Expensify might be more suitable options.

Using Tallie

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Consistent
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Users are unable to view historical reports submissions via the app.
Tallie is a functional and reliable method of reporting expenses, though it's integrations and old-looking mobile application UI are drawbacks.