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Spendesk

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Smart, trackable spending at work. From Approvals to Zen.

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Spendesk FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Spendesk offer?

Spendesk has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)

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Q. Who are the typical users of Spendesk?

Spendesk has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Spendesk support?

Spendesk supports the following languages:
English, French, German, Spanish


Q. Does Spendesk support mobile devices?

Spendesk supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Spendesk offer an API?

Yes, Spendesk has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Spendesk integrate with?

Spendesk integrates with the following applications:
DATEV Audit, NetSuite, Slack, Xero


Q. What level of support does Spendesk offer?

Spendesk offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base

Spendesk product overview

What is Spendesk?

We're on a mission to help businesses everywhere spend smarter. With flexible payments, approvals, automated receipt capture and real-time spend insights, finance teams can decentralize operational spending across the business without any loss of control or visibility. Employees benefit from streamlined expense and invoice management through the Spendesk website and app.

Key benefits of using Spendesk

- Visibility and control over operational spending: With Spendesk, operational spending is trackable and controlled. Team based spending policies, pre-approvals and real-time spending insights mean you're always on top of spend.

- Efficiency: With Spendesk, both finance teams and employees save hours each month on tedious, manual tasks like payment reconciliation and time-consuming expense reports. This gives them more time to focus on what's important.

- Autonomy: With Spendesk, employees are empowered to pay when they need to, within the limits and controls set by the finance team. No more blocked projects due to unclear spending policies or lack of access to funds.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Chat
Knowledge Base

Training options

Webinars
In Person
Documentation
Live Online
Videos

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Spendesk features

Functionality

4.6

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Total features

70

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Spendesk users reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

/5

215

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.15/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Spendesk customer support is one of the best I have seen. Very friendly and available at any time to help you.
Spendesk allows to automate payments & approvals for business expenses and provides great overview over who owns which transactions, establishing great accountability.
Simplicity is the key to brilliance and Spendesk is very easy.
Cons
It is not very obvious how to have a card that can be charged multiple times, but only as a single overall process.
Spendesk should have been live 5 ago to avoid past problems.
Not enough visibility with spending per per category / missing analytics dashboard.
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Lukas H.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great accounting automation for distributed teams

Reviewed 5 years ago

We're a small team scattered around Europa and Asia & thanks to Spendesk, much of our accounting, requesting payments & doing personal expenses has been automated - giving us more time to focus on developing our business rather than filing manual reports & chasing receipts across departments.

Pros

- Spendesk allows to automate payments & approvals for business expenses and provides great overview over who owns which transactions, establishing great accountability - The accounting integration (in Germany) was easy and straightforward - Great approval flows - It's possible to set up multiple teams & entities, modeling complex organizational structures

Cons

- Due to a change in Spendesk's internal processes in preparation for Brexit the onboarding process took 3-4 weeks, which wasn't well communicated in advance - Each credit card's limit must be backed by money pre-loaded onto the bank account - and each card's limit needs to be 100% backed, effectively tying up an entire month of "worst case scenario" working capital - Currency conversion charges are quite high

Vendor response

Hello Lukas, and thank you very much for your very detailed review. We are sorry that you faced some issues while using Spendesk. Don't hesitate to contact our support team anytime you need, we are available for you. Have a nice day!

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Matthew W.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very nearly perfection, but I have a use case not handled well

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This is cliche, but the software just works. I really appreciate how fast it is to do all the tasks I need to do, and it really helps get my colleagues on board when it doesn't take up much of their time to upload receipts.

Cons

It is not very obvious how to have a card that can be charged multiple times, but only as a single overall process. An example is any service which takes a deposit, then final charge once manufacture is complete. This would be one purchase request and therefore one spendesk card, but needs to allow multiple individual charges to occur. The "solution" is a subscription, but then you have to remember to cancel it or the money is reserved on the card forever.

Vendor response

Thank you Matthew for your interesting review. If you need any help with Spendesk, don't hesitate to contact our support or customer success teams!

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Marketing and Advertising, 201-500 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Spendesk, just ok

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

It gets the job done and is usually reliable

Cons

It only gets the job done, missing some bells/whistles/features to make it better for users

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Nicolas G.

E-Learning, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I have been one of the first customer of Spendesk, saved me a lot of time and mistakes

Reviewed 6 years ago

Time saving, seamless approval workflow, team management, Xero integration

Pros

Superb UX, Analytical coding, greatest Xero integration ever, no more corporate credit card, no more credit card reconciliation + I can empower my teammates and make them responsible for their budget + I am in control of my expenses without spending too much time in painfull approval workflow.

Cons

I want to use it for all my subsidiaries OCR please ? A dedicated email than I can use to forward my receipts directly to the solution would be great too

Vendor response

Thank you Nicolas for this review! We will get in touch with you to make sure that all your subsidiaries can use Spendesk.

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Ken O.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Happy to recommend

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I have to say that I have been nothing but impressed by the Spendesk platform since we implemented it earlier this year. Tracking credit card expenditure was a manual painstaking process for us until we introduced Spendesk which involved chasing receipts and manually deriving accounting entries from a spreadsheet. I now have control and visibility across the business of the entire spend and am confident that I have the back up and approval processes for it in one location. You have managed to develop a cross platform UX that is easy for the user and the finance team alike and the reporting capability is second to none. I have no hesitation in giving a top rating and have since recommended it to other finance professionals.

Cons

If I had one suggestion it would be that the lead time of the physical cards is far too long and the cards themselves should be contactless.

Vendor response

Thank you so much Ken for your amazing review! We are working right now in decreasing the time of the plastic card delivery and the contactless card is on its way. Stay tuned... ;-)

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