Emburse Abacus Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Emburse Abacus

Real-time employee expense management software

4.45/5 (55 reviews)

Emburse Abacus overview

What is Emburse Abacus?

Abacus by Emburse uses expense data and employee profiles to automate expense creation, policies and approvals.

We use multiple sources of data to draft more accurate expenses, making it easy for employees to submit. Expense policy rules are applied as expenses are created to prevent violations and warn employees of errors. Build specific routing rules to send each expense to the best suited approver. Once an expense has been approved by an admin, it is reimbursed through direct deposit and synced to your accounting software. Every expense tells it’s own part of your company’s story and Abacus can help you create actionable reports to identify trends and manage budgets.

Pricing

Starting from
$9/month
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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
Emburse Abacus screenshot: Submit expenses from anywhere, anytime with the Abacus mobile app for iOS and Android.How the Abacus Real Time Expense Reporting Platform WorksEmburse Abacus screenshot: Quick and easy for employees to create and submit new expenses with detailed information.Emburse Abacus screenshot: Create detailed automation rules to enforce your expense policy, automatically approve recurring expenses, and to route expenses to the best suited approver.Emburse Abacus screenshot: Track information that's important to your business. Use these fields to build custom reports and approval workflows.Emburse Abacus screenshot: See all of your team's work-related travel in a dashboard that summarizes expenses by Trip.Emburse Abacus screenshot: See all corporate card spend in real time from a single dashboard to eliminate blindspots and speed up month-end reconciliation.Emburse Abacus screenshot: Use custom reports to speed up approval workflows, as well as analyze spending to find helpful insights when building budgets and reporting on business metrics.Abacus: Real-time Expense Management
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Emburse Abacus user reviews

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G. Keenan S.

Effortless expense tracking and management

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Having come from a huge tech company that had their own proprietary software to submit and reimburse expenses, Abacus is a breath of fresh air. It's unbelievably easy to use and both their website and their mobile app are clean, intuitive and get out of my way. I don't feel like I'm jumping through hoops or need to go through a bunch of red tape to get expenses reimbursed, and it helps me keep track of when my expenses are approved and reimbursements are being distributed. It's amazing being able to just take a photo of a receipt right from the app and upload it immediately. Don't need to hold onto receipts or gather scans in another app. Seriously, this software is so simple. Every company should use it.

Cons
I've had the mobile app crash a few times or just become unresponsive, but this is so inconsistent that I don't really think I've ever been inconvenienced by it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Expenses Simplified

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-09-23
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I would recommend this over other expensing tools. It is modern, they have mobile capabilities, and the support was excellent when needed.

Pros
Abacus is easy to set up and use. The UI is intuitive, and it is self-explanatory to use. I really like that you can send email receipts to the abacus alias, and it parses out the expense for you. They have a mobile app that I use often, and I rarely have issues with the tool.

Cons
Sometimes the receipt scanning can take a long time, and you will go in and edit it manually. I don't like that it takes a long time to get email receipts into abacus.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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David C.

Bad product

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-04-24
Review Source: Software Advice

This has been the worst business decision we have made. We were looking for a case management software to streamline increase efficiency. The sales promises about this were simply not true and the free training is a joke. It is so basic that it served no purpose.

Pros
The support team is very responsive. The product may be great but once you purchase it they want more money to deliver the product rather than deliver the product.

Cons
The product is difficult to use, and simply does not offer the features that are available in quick books. It is a huge step backwards and requires an amazing amount of time to deal with glitches. It frustrates rather than enhance outlook. The product is outrageously priced for what we are able to do. I was assured it was the right product for my small firm but I don't think so.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Anonymous

Great Software

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Super straightforward. Easy to use and provides visibility into the expensing process.

Cons
Nothing negative to say. Abacus works great.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Count your Savings!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-10-24
Review Source: Capterra

I love that this is quick, and easy. Just take a picture of your receipts and attached the image to your expenses and that is it! Saves time, and shows corporate where they can save money or where too much is spent.

Pros
Abacus allows you to streamline and organize your expenses. It enables you to systematize how you refund your employees, execute your expenses and reconcile credit cards.

Cons
I haven't found anything I don't like about Abacus. This saves time and money and approval and audit processes are faster. This is easy as counting on your fingers!

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Emburse Abacus pricing

Starting from
$9/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
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Abacus is $9 per active user per month. An active user is somebody who gets an expense approved. We do NOT charge any other fees.

Emburse Abacus features

Accounting
Accounting Integration
Compliance Management
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Expense Tracking
Multi-Currency
Workflow Management

API (409 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (396 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (335 other apps)
Audit Trail (279 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (367 other apps)
Electronic Payments (242 other apps)
Invoice Management (311 other apps)
Invoice Processing (239 other apps)
Recurring/Subscription Billing (233 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (430 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (371 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (351 other apps)

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Additional information for Emburse Abacus

Key features of Emburse Abacus

  • Abacus automatically fills out expenses for employees
  • Advanced Rules & Policy Controls
  • Auto-Match Categories
  • Automatic ACH payments for Next-day reimbursement
  • Automatically enforce your expense policy
  • Automatically find duplicate expenses
  • Automatically match expense vendors to categories
  • Automatically reimburse employees to their bank account
  • Continuously sync expenses directly into your ERP solution
  • Continuously sync transactions to your accounting software
  • Create custom expense and team fields to tag expenses
  • Create detailed reports to track spending
  • Credit Card Issuing
  • Detailed audit trail of each expense
  • Dynamic Expense Reporting & Search
  • Easily import and export your expense data
  • Import your chart of accounts, team and custom fields
  • In-App communication
  • Link corporate and personal credit cards
  • Manage and Track expenses against your chart of accounts
  • Mobile apps for iOS and Android
  • Policy exceptions & duplicates separated for easy detection
  • Real-time expense submission and approval
  • Reconcile corporate cards from a single dashboard
  • Reimburse employees through direct deposit
  • Rules-based expense routing for approval
  • Send individual expenses to the best suited approver
  • Snap photos of receipts for fast expensing
  • Submit requests for reimbursements in real time
  • Tag expenses with custom data for deeper reporting
  • Track any currency with realtime conversion rates
  • Track expenses by projects, clients and jobs
  • Use software roles for levels of approval
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Benefits

CAPTURE ACCURATE EXPENSE DATA FROM EMPLOYEES
Abacus drafts expenses using reliable data sources such as receipts, card transactions, past behavior, CRM fields, and geolocation to ensure records are complete and accurate.

AUTOMATE YOUR EXPENSE POLICY AND APPROVAL HIERARCHY
Policy rules are applied before expenses can be submitted in order to reduce violations. Routing rules then automatically send the expense to the best suited approver.

FAST REIMBURSEMENTS WITH DIRECT DEPOSIT
Once an expense is approved, Abacus handles the reimbursement and direct deposits into the employee's bank account.

CONTINUOUS ACCOUNTING SYNC
Sync expenses into your accounting software using either cash or accrual method as they are approved so that your books are always up-to-date.

INSTANT VISIBILITY INTO SPENDING AND BUDGETS
Build custom analysis reports with real time data to help you identify trends and manage budgets.