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Easily track your receipts and manage expenses on the go with Expensify. Just take a photo of your receipt and Expensify...

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Excel is a spreadsheet management software program with data analysis tools to help users track and visualize data for greater...

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Pros

It's a nice incentive to encourage cost savings for the company and really nice for employees if you aren't too particular about your lodgings.

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Anonymous Reviewer

The ease of use and functionality is great and it makes it easy to track where your reports are at and when it has been approved.

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Anonymous Reviewer

I really enjoy expensify and everything it encapsulates. It's easy, and quite frankly, effective and I recommend to everyone.
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Joshua J.

Pros

It is so powerful, and I know I'm barely scraping the surface of what all it's capable of. It is amazing for tracking progress, analyzing data, and staying organzied.

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Susan F.

I like the ease of this software to input my numbers that have been acquired over the year and is a good reference to keep my numbers straight.

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JORDAN M. J.

I would easily recommend it as it's perfect for kids in school, in the work place etc. All it's features are detailed and open doors for me to be as creative as I want to be.
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Sherika S.

Cons

Our company have multiple entities in the US and in EU and expensify does not support this, the integration with xero is a mess i don't understand how does it work...My overall experience is bad.

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Alexandra S.

Criminal billing practices. I barely used the software and they are charging me for a year subscription and won't let me cancel.

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Asa F.

They violate their own privacy policy by sending out non-product related information to their customer base. This violates the agreement that they make you sign.

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Joe C.

Cons

Some of the error messages are hard to decipher when using the software and the functions have confusing variables to put in at times.

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Anonymous Reviewer

The software cannot be readily integrated or harmonized with other information systems. The software is totally insensitive to human errors; it does not prompt the user when there is an error.

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David G.

When there is a large amount of data entered into a spreadsheet it's inevitable to have trivial human mistakes made. Sometimes it's very difficult to find those mistakes later.

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MARAT N.

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Key features

  • Total features86
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking Management
  • Budget Control
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Core Accounting
  • Corporate Card
  • Credit Card Management
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Management
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Fraud Detection
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mileage Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Notes Management
  • Offline Access
  • Online Booking
  • Payroll Management
  • Policy Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Alerts
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reservations Management
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Restriction Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Spend Analysis
  • Spend Control
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timesheet Management
  • Travel Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features14
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking Management
  • Budget Control
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Core Accounting
  • Corporate Card
  • Credit Card Management
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Management
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Fraud Detection
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mileage Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Notes Management
  • Offline Access
  • Online Booking
  • Payroll Management
  • Policy Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Alerts
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reservations Management
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Restriction Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Spend Analysis
  • Spend Control
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timesheet Management
  • Travel Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations87
  • Adobe Commerce
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Expense reports that do suck

Reviewed 6 years ago

Buggy app, not user friendly, a different problem every time I submit a report. Support is very slow to respond and when they do, it's almost like they are delaying actually fixing anything - they just respond for the sake of responding.

Pros

None - I'd rather submit reports using excel and paper receipts.

Cons

It's incredibly buggy. Literally a new problem every time I use it. Sometimes they auto-import receipts, sometimes they don't. I have 2 credit cards setup to import expenses and when I deleted an entire column of personal expenses, they actually uploaded into my expense report, which nullified the work I had done handpicking business from personal expenses. Support is a disaster. I've reached out to them 3 times and they respond 6 hours later saying "so sorry we are here to help" and I respond and nothing. I passionately hate this product.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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It has revolutionized our expense reporting!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Our company recently brought them on to streamline our expenses. It's been great.

Pros

It brings expenses into the 21st century! No more canned (but inaccurate) Excel files. No more receipts kept in folders. It's about time!

Cons

Not a darn thing! It's great for us as individuals and for the company.

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Long time user

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, I would steer clear of this platform now there are better, cheaper alternatives. They do not hold up their end of the agreement and also have an archaic pricing model.

Pros

Up until they violated the terms and conditions, the platform was useful and filled our need to reduce/eliminate excel sheets for expense tracking

Cons

There are four things about this software that any potential purchaser should know: 1. Privacy doesn't matter to them. They violate their own privacy policy by sending out non-product related information to their customer base. This violates the agreement that they make you sign. 2. It is expensive. Unless you use the credit card, they charge you a lot. They also sent credit card applications to my entire company without my knowledge. 3. No useful customer service. Their customer service is almost non-existent. You cannot call them. You cannot email them. You are forced to use their concierge function that is essentially useless. 4. It takes 3 -5 days to receive reimbursements after approval.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Expense reporting made simple!

Reviewed 6 years ago

I discovered Expensify after spending way too much time on making expense reporting using MS Excel. They solution is simple, taking the process down to only a few minutes.

Pros

Their app makes receipt capture very simple with SmartScan, as well as milage tracking.

Cons

None that I can think of

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A good alternative to other expense management products...

Reviewed 3 years ago

This product has helped simplify and streamline or expense and reimbursement functions.

Pros

Expense reports and their tracking has been one of the most cumbersome processes in our office. The features, functionality, and interface that Expensify provides not only helps those submitting expenses reports, but the accounting staff handling reimbursements. A breath of fresh air from typical Excel reports.

Cons

Depending on the size of your organization, Expensify, like many products can seem expensive and overly complex when filling out an Excel, albeit without the features and functionality, works just as well.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great user experience

Reviewed 2 years ago

It was a great experience! Meanwhile I moved to a startup, that doesn't use Expensify and every time I need to fill in the excel form with my expenses I miss Expensify. I really recommend it!

Pros

Expensify is really easy to use and VERY convenient. My favorite feature is that as soon as you get the expense receipt you can take a picture of it and the app reads all the necessary information (value, issuing company, date, etc.), then you just need to add some minor details like the category, or the people associated with that expense (if more people than yourself).

Cons

There's nothing I'd point really bad. What I could point as an improvement is the time it takes to "read" the picture of the receipt, but most of the times it's not an issue, you just take the picture and close the app, it'll be completing the job on the background.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Saving hours of time inputing expense claims

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This is saving me so much time not having to review excel print outs of expenses. It also allows staff to submit claims quicker as they can photo receipt and submit claims while away from the office if needed.

Cons

I don't like how you have to have a different policy for each currency that someone could be paid in. We reinburse staff in three currencies and i need a policy for each. You should be able to have one policy and the staff member can decide which currency he would prefer to be reimbursed in.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Expensify is the Best Tool for Expensing

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Expensify definitely beats the previous method of submitting expense reports for reimbursements, which was to fill out an excel sheet and physically get it signed for approval. Expensify is such an easy to use app, and it automates entering each line item, preventing errors!

Cons

I haven't encountered anything I dislike about this yet! I don't think I will find anything to dislike about this. It's very easy to use.

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Expensify

Perfect for work!

Reviewed 7 years ago

Expensify is fantastic for producing expense reports for work! I no longer have to hold on to all my receipts, but instead can just take a picture, create an itemized PDF, with pictures of the receipts, and even export to Excel if I need to! There's nothing more I need- this app is great!

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Great Software

Reviewed 7 years ago

Good software to help keep track of all your expenses and mileage. I use to have piles of receipts. This makes is soo much easier. They have reports or dump into in excel. I had a problem and Alisha was very helpful, even following up if everything was going good with the new update.

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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All went well until we moved to Microsoft exchange when suddenly basic uploads started failing

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

When it works it is great - life is easy, you upload your expenses etc. If you use gmail it works great!

Cons

Customer Service is sooo bad if anything goes wrong! Don't use it with Microsoft Exchange as suddenly all basic uploads stop working and Customer Service should not be given that name in this company as they simply have no idea how to provide a service. All I got was reasons why it was not their fault!

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Needlessly complicated

Reviewed 2 years ago

I guess it's better than doing expense reports in Excel or by hand, but it's such a complex piece of software that it seems more like a solution looking for a problem than a solution to a problem. Maybe it would add more value in a larger organization with lots of expense reports (I use it with a client that requires 1-2 expense reports per month).

Pros

The software allows for online creation and approval of expense reports and credit card expense tracking. Expensify is an improvement over doing these tasks manually.

Cons

The interface is needlessly complicated and it's difficult to learn how to use and troubleshoot problems. There's this AI "concierge" built in to Expensify that I have found more often annoying than helpful. The credit card feeds break down sometimes, either not capturing expenses or applying the wrong dates to expenses, which fouls up the feed between Expensify and the GL software. There is a feature called "copilot mode" that allows users to access each other's accounts, which I still find confusing. It looks like Expensify is trying to make this a nice-looking interface with a good user experience, but they're just kind of missing the mark in my opinion.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Expense reports have never been easier

Reviewed 6 years ago

I used Expensify at a previous job as our sole means of tracking and submitting expenses. Three jobs and three different expense reports solutions later, I still seriously, SERIOUSLY miss the ease of use of Expensify. The mobile app allows you to instantly scan, process and upload your receipts to the application which then automatically matches everything up to your monthly corporate card statement line items. It could not be easier. I'm back to taking photos of receipts and figuring everything out by hand in Excel spreadsheets and I could cry. GIVE ME BACK MY EXPENSIFY!!!

Pros

Mobile app which allows you to scan receipts at time of, well, receipt - and then pretty much forget about them. Automatic import of monthly credit card statements and match up with scanned receipts. Submitting expense reports is super easy too.

Cons

The fact that my current company is not using it. =)

Vendor response

Thanks for the awesome review, Scott! If you ever want to show your finance department just how truly awesome we are, shoot us an email at help@expensify.com and we'll set you up with a demo :) Have a great week!

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Overall a Good Tool

Reviewed 7 years ago

The expense reporting feature works great for setting up rules and workflows to get things processed, and keep reports organized. Customer services response time is great, and everyone seems very helpful and friendly! Only disappointment was the function for categorizing credit card transactions is a bit of a pain (especially if you make a variety of different purchases from a company like Amazon and are constantly re-classifying them). We actually stopped using this feature of the tool because it took longer to do our monthly credit card reporting in Expensify than it did on an excel spreadsheet that we would upload to QuickBooks. Overall it's a good tool that I would recommend for employee expense reporting!

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Vendor response

Thanks for the feedback Katherine! So sorry to hear that categorizing expenses is causing you this difficulty though. This isn't something that we hear a lot of complaints about so I am wondering if there is something we could do to help you streamline this process. Without knowing more about your specific use case I want to bring your attention to our Help page has a few options for troubleshooting:...

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Good Resource

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Our company went from using excel spreadsheets to monitor spending and expense reports to using Expensify once it was launched company wide a year and a half ago. In comparison to the old way of doing things, Expensify is a huge improvement. The software can sync with your corporate card (or personal card, if you'd like) so all your transactions are pulled into Expensify automatically. The only time...

Cons

There are some features that have limited options for settings. The first example that comes to mind is if you take a picture of a receipt on the Expensify app, it will automatically mark that expense as reimbursable, even if you it's not.