Emburse Certify Expense Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Emburse Certify Expense

Travel and expense report management software

4.69/5 (1,226 reviews)

Emburse Certify Expense overview

What is Emburse Certify Expense?

Emburse brings together some of the world’s most powerful and trusted financial automation solutions. As part of our product portfolio, Emburse Certify carries a promise to humanize work while delivering expense, accounts payable, and business travel solutions for growing organizations.

Certify Expense effortlessly streamlines your operations through automation and superior customer service. Automatically create reports for employees, streamline approvals, and make reimbursement and reporting effortless for accountants. Certify is rated as a Leader in expense management by analyst firm, IDC, and is trusted by more than 4,000 organizations including Boot Barn, H&R Block, and Virgin Galactic, to streamline expense processing, purchasing and travel booking.

Pricing

Starting from
$8/month
Pricing options
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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Norwegian (Bokmal), Indonesian, Japanese, Ukrainian and 19 other languages, Chinese (Simplified), German, Dutch, Korean, Italian, Thai, French, Turkish, Portuguese, Czech, Chinese (Traditional), Hungarian, Spanish, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Arabic, Polish
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Emburse Certify Expense user reviews

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Bobby S.

Very effective expense management tool.

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-27
Review Source: Capterra

I use Certify when traveling for work and also to get office expenses like internet and phone reimbursed.

Pros
Certify is a very effective expense management tool. It’s incredibly easy to use and allows me to get my expenses reimbursed very quickly.

Cons
Nothing to dislike. Certify is intuitive and user friendly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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John D.

Most bang for the buck

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

Certify has made our expense program manageable and transparent.

Pros
Certify is intuitive. Users need minimal training.

Cons
Corporate card holders can edit/delete the vendor information when creating a report.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Randy P.

Could be good, but isnt

Reviewed 2017-03-16
Review Source: Capterra

Im going to make this kind of short.... I was lied to in the sales process, implementation dropped the ball continually. They have zero followup when you have an issue. My implementation coach and even the implementation manager I had to speak with never followed up with me. Oh did I mention they have an implementation fee they bring up just before you sign with them? Its not cheap. But they'll "discount" it. Due to being lied to during sales, I had to figure out how Certify worked instead of it just working for me. I had to re-enter my credit cards 3 times, and I had 15 credit cards. I had to call the bank to get individual logins for all my credit cards. I have 25 very unhappy users and one irate admin (me). The import into quickbooks did not go as promised as well. Due to all of this I now feel as if I know more about Certify than my salesman did when he sold me this crap. The app for the phone is pretty good, Android better than IOS I think. The Web application though is horrible, just horrible. The Layout is bad, you have to confirm simple things, but you can delete an expense with no more scrutiny. They have no way for you to recover deleted expenses. The have a Wallet and a Report, you cannot edit most fields in the wallet, you have to move expenses into a "draft report" then move them back into your wallet! Its about a 10 click process just to change the amount of a receipt or change a category- very important things, heres the procedure lol. 1) Check expense(s) in wallet 2) Click Add to report, 3) Chose whether you want a new or existing report. 4) Confirm that you want to do that. 5) Wait for the expenses to load(which can take a while if you have a lot) 6) click edit 7) Edit the expense, click save (I'll give them this one) 8) Click the icon to open a menu 9) Click Send to wallet. So 9 steps. There is an alternate way but you get to chose from a little window and you cant select multiple. So why do I have to leave the wallet to edit an expense? Oh and if you have a lot of receipts they remove the "merge" option. This matches your receipts with your CC charges automatically! But you cant have more than 100 or 150 lines of charges/expenses, they cant decide on which number, but its between there. So why would you make my life harder if I have MORE expenses? I hope this saves you from some hassle, expenses are tricky, this is my second go around wasting dozens of hours.

Pros
App is good to use

Cons
They dont know their system entirely. they will sell you something just to sell you. Their salesmen dont know the ins and outs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Melissa O.

Excellent Expense Reimbursement System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Great software that fits global needs. Company continues to improve the system.

Cons
There are still some reports that cannot be customized in the system. Have to pull it out and then filter and sort etc.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Nicole C.

Certify Review

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-03-11
Review Source: Capterra

The overall experience with Certify has been great, I am able to submit receipts easily and also I am able to help and assist managers when they need me to submit expenses for them when they aren't able to.

Pros
Our company is a fairly new company and when we 1st started out the company was using another software that was so complicated at times! Then they introduced us to the certify software and it was much easier to upload and track our expenses. You get to see the step by step process of approvals and you the software makes it so easy to edit and make corrections! Very simply software.

Cons
There was an issue one time when I submitted an expense for reimbursement and the expense was never paid because that was a glitch somewhere in the system where accounting did not process the expense that was submitted.

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Emburse Certify Expense pricing

Starting from
$8/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Certify Now! (1-25 employees) : $8 per user/month

Professional version (25-200 employees) : Monthly service fee

Enterprise version (200+ employees) : Annual fixed pricing

Contact Certify for more information on pricing.

Emburse Certify Expense features

API
Accounting Integration
Alerts/Notifications
Audit Trail
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integrations
Workflow Management

Accounting (294 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (396 other apps)
Recurring/Subscription Billing (233 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (371 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

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GetApp Analysis

Expense reports have gotten a bad rap. From the perspective of both employees and employers, filling out and approving them can sometimes feel like more hassle than it’s worth. Certify is looking to change that perception by offering the latest tools and technology to business travelers and accounting professionals at companies of all sizes.

Offering a way for employees to generate automated expense reports, Certify is all about saving people time and money. Business travelers who’ve downloaded its mobile app can snap pictures of their receipts to create automated expense reports. Those reports are then submitted on scheduled dates, and they are reimbursed almost immediately. Company administrators have the ability to analyze reports on travel and expense spending, making Certify one of the smartest ways for organizations to prevent fraud, eliminate data entry, and shorten expense report processing time.

A few of Certify’s most important features include a mobile app, ReceiptParse™, ReportExecutive™, electronic receipts, Spend Smart, approval workflows, automated compliance, and an advanced reporting suite.


What is Emburse Certify Expense?

Certify is a web-based solution that offers an easier way to manage travel and expense reports. It saves time and money, and it helps to ensure that organizations of all sizes stay in compliance with the law.

Auto-generated expense reports for employees eliminate the need for in-house accountants to track down business travelers for their expense reports, while a straightforward mobile experience—which includes Certify’s patent-pending ReceiptParse scanning technology—eliminates the need for paper receipts. Certify also boasts integrated travel booking, a mileage calculator, and user reviews of local businesses that travelers can reference while they’re on the road.


Who is Emburse Certify Expense For?

  • Experience level: All experience levels
  • Industry: All industries
  • Business size: Large enterprises, mid-size businesses, small businesses
  • Departments/roles: All departments
  • Budget/point: Prices starting at $8 per month
  • Example customers: Superior Energy, H&R Block, Saddle Creek Logistics, Garmin

Main Features

Certify Mobile

Certify’s mobile app enables business travelers to track expenses when they’re outside the office. Using any connected smartphones or tablet, professionals are able to snap photos with their phones and sync those images with their Certify accounts.

By downloading the Certify Mobile and snapping a photo of a receipt, Certify will automatically fill in the expense data. You’ll then have the option to review and edit those details before submitting your report to the accounting department. The Sync feature also allows you to sync receipts and expenses with Certify Wallet.

Certify ReportExecutive™

Certify ReportExecutive™ completely automates the process of creating expense reports. This includes scheduling and generating reports. Certify also sends email reminders to employees and approving managers at pre-selected intervals.

You can determine how frequently expense reports should be generated at your company—for example, once each month or once each quarter—and then setup Certify to send your employees a reminder that their reports are ready for review. Your employees will have the option to look at their own reports and report any inaccuracies before clicking “Submit.” Upon submission, reports are automatically routed to management for approval.

ReceiptParse™ AutoFill

Certify’s unique ReceiptParse™ feature uses auto fill and extraction technology to accurately add receipt data to expense reports. Information such as the amount, location, vendor, date, and category are captured from receipts and used to auto-populate expense reports. Individual expenses can be categorized, as well.

When you grab a coffee on your next business trip, pull out your smartphone and snap a photo using Certify’s mobile app. Select auto-fill to extra data from your receipt, and then review that data against your paper receipt before saving the image to your report. When you categorize an expense from a particular vendor—for example, tagging a receipt from Starbucks as “beverage”—Certify remembers that information and uses it to automatically categorize your purchases during subsequent trips.

Advanced Reporting

Certify has developed reporting tools for every person in the office. A full reporting suite helps managers and accounting departments ensure that expense reports are in compliance with the law. These same reports can help managers better understand spending trends by department or business unit.

As an employee, you can visit Certify’s reporting suite to track your mileage and airfare, or to see if you’ve incurred any policy violations. This information may be helpful if you work at a company that factors policy violations into performance reviews. If you’re a manager or an executive, then the reporting suite is perfect for ensuring department goals are being met and comparing expenses between individual sales representatives or teams. Certify even provides you with top-line reports, into which you can drill down for more detailed information about employee spending habits and trends.


Integrations

Certify integrates with hundreds of accounting, enterprise planning and human resources systems. In particular, the company provides turn-key integration with QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Enterprise. Organizations that use QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Enterprise can link data and download accounts payable data. The QuickBooks Sync tool is included at no additional cost.


Pricing

Certify starts at $8 per user, per month for small businesses. Upgraded Professional and Enterprise plans are available for medium and large businesses, as well.


Bottom Line

  • Straightforward expense reporting system for employees
  • Mobile tools decrease manual data entry
  • Auto-generated expense reports keep employees on track
  • Full suite of reporting tools
  • Hundreds of integrations for customers

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Additional information for Emburse Certify Expense

Key features of Emburse Certify Expense

  • ACH payment processing
  • API
  • Account reconciliation
  • Accounting integration
  • Activity management
  • Administrative reporting
  • Approval process control
  • Auditing
  • Auto-generation of expense reports
  • Automated expense input
  • Automatic notifications
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Booking management
  • Categorization
  • Client-side receipt backup
  • Compliance management
  • Control of approval routing
  • Credit card integration
  • Currency conversion
  • Custom categories
  • Custom fields
  • Data import
  • Data import/export
  • Data synchronization
  • Duplicate detection
  • ERP integration
  • Electronic payments
  • Electronic submission
  • Employee management
  • Expense claims
  • Expense tracking
  • GPS integration
  • Google Maps mileage calculator
  • HRMS integration
  • Insightful analytics and full reporting suite
  • Integrated travel booking
  • Invoice management
  • Invoice processing
  • Itinerary and flight tracking
  • Live agent support
  • Mobile receipt scan
  • Multi-country
  • Multi-currency
  • Multi-language
  • Multi-location
  • Multiple ERP integration
  • Multiple user roles
  • Offline access
  • PCI DSS compliance
  • Photo albums
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Ratings & reviews
  • Real time notifications
  • Receipt management
  • Reimbursement management
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Role management
  • Route management
  • SMS integration
  • Single sign on
  • Store receipts without internet connection
  • Tagging
  • Third party integration
  • Training Camp website
  • User reviews of local businesses
  • Workflow management
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Benefits

Eliminate tedious and error-prone manual data entry
Save time and help employees focus on the work that drives your business forward
Streamline reconciliation and reduce reimbursement times
Automatically enforce compliance with built-in policy controls
Gain company-wide visibility into spend
Built for global commerce with support for 140+ currencies and 64 languages