Tipalti AP Automation Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Tipalti AP Automation

Global Payables Automation

4.67/5 (51 reviews)

Tipalti AP Automation overview

What is Tipalti AP Automation?

Tipalti currently serves more than 3 million suppliers and processes over $5 billion annually in international bank transfer remittance. Customers include Amazon Twitch, Google, GoPro, Zumba, Twitter, Nikon, DreamWorks, Vimeo, and GoDaddy.

Tipalti automates the entire global payables operation, making it easy to pay suppliers anywhere in the world in different currencies and payment methods while eliminating 80% of the workload spent managing accounts payable processes. Reduce tax, regulatory, and financial control risk, accelerate your financial close with real-time payment reconciliation, generate revenue with early payments, and improve supplier relationships with Tipalti.

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, French, German and 6 other languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Tipalti AP Automation screenshot: Tipalti customer Tapjoy embeds the advertiser onboarding flow directly in their website with the iFrameTipalti Customers Scale EffortlesslyTipalti AP Automation screenshot: Supplier Portal with real-time payment data validation during onboardingTipalti AP Automation screenshot: Tipalti customer MoPub W-8BEN-E form in an iFrame embedded on their websiteTipalti AP Automation screenshot: The payee's W9 form is built in to the payment experience with TipaltiTipalti AP Automation screenshot: Upload invoices via email or the supplier portal, OCR scans the invoice, AI engine applies approver sequence, and manual review gets you to 100% invoice completeness and accuracyTipalti AP Automation screenshot: Currencies, payment methods, and entities can be combined in a single payment instruction fileTipalti AP Automation screenshot: Extend early payments to suppliers easily via emailTipalti AP Automation screenshot: Once a supplier views an early payment offer through email or the supplier portal, they can easily accept and see the net payment amountTipalti AP Automation screenshot: Easily identify and resolve mismatches with our intuitive Matching Exception screen

Tipalti AP Automation reviews

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Steven Gross

Great Payment Solution

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-08-30
Review Source: GetApp

We have a very complicated payout setup that used to take up to 5 days per month to complete. After integrating with Tipalti we've been able to reduce that to 1 day a month and significantly increase the accuracy and timeliness of payouts. The functionality provided relative to the cost is a steal. While we'd love to see more customization, they're working hard to release new features and we've been very pleased with the relationship so far.

Pros
-Fairly easy to setup and integrate -Affordable -Good customer support -Visibility for vendors

Cons
-Could allow for more customization -UI is a little antiquated but works

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Valter Buss

Tipalti as a pristine gateway

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-04-23
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, the software and business is exceeding expectations and can be a value to any company in e-commerce or other financial obligation settlement needs.

Pros
The streamlined and ergonomic interface, together with global reach and end-user CRMs, make the payment obligations such an easy task, it's pratically effortless.

Cons
Ocassional payments stuck with less calrity on the reasoning.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Angela Song

Sales + Marketing

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-09-06
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
It's a great safe system. Seamless for the most part. Our clients who are 13+ easily understand the system and are able to set it up for themselves.

Cons
The biggest con is the application verification doesn't work. It takes forever for the verification to come and sometimes it never does come.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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David Markowitz

Great Product & Service

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-23
Review Source: Capterra

using tipalti has solved the administrative burden of managing payees and their payment info, allows for easy process of payments, additional users (account managers) have access and can easily understand and provide support to payees (including information on payments - paid or pending) without needing to connect account managers to company's accounting software (which is more complicated to use)

Pros
ease of use, manages supplier payments in logical and comprehensive way - allowing to see current status and allows for payment planning, streamlines invoice approval process for payees, reduces significantly administrative effort to manage payee bank info (and tax-related docs), simple and easy process to issue payments

Cons
some additional flexibility on managing customization of payments and ability to see in single view the unpaid balance of payees

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Diana Saavedra

Great tool to make multiple payments

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-12-06
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
I've used Tipalti for the last three months. It's straightforward to manage and has allowed me to pay hundreds of new contractors located in different part of the world allowing them to choose between multiple payments methods for a reasonable fee. I love that contractors can create their own account by filling out their personal, tax and bank information, I can customize the app for them to receive notifications of the status of their payments. The invoice feature is one of the most valuable to me and has allowed me to streamline the process. Customer support is excellent.

Cons
The only problems I have is that fee contractors needed to make several attempts to sign in and register in the platform for the first time; also the system does not prevent them from uploading the same invoice more than once. I would like to have the feature to create contractors massively; customer support helps me with this.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Tipalti AP Automation pricing

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Tipalti AP Automation features

API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Compliance Management
Electronic Payments
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management

Activity Dashboard (205 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (174 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (157 other apps)
Data Import/Export (166 other apps)
Expense Tracking (157 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (124 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (237 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

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GetApp Analysis

Tipalti is a world payment system that helps companies reduce the time needed to complete huge numbers of complicated payments to suppliers globally. It takes care of the international money transfer details that differentiate throughout the world, automating the processes associated with vendor, customer and affiliate payments on a global level, letting businesses focus their resources on other areas.

The software is suitable for use by companies that deal with multiple global partners and suppliers and therefore need to offer secure payment solutions to their partners around the globe. It is ideal for large enterprises with offices and services fragmented into multiple locations, and any business in charge of mass pay-out operations that is overwhelmed by the excessive manual effort required to keep up with payment processing, tax form collection and compliance, payment reconciliation reporting, and so forth.

Tipalti handles multiple currency conversions, international money transfer, payment processing, gathers all required tax forms, integrates with all international compliance regulations so that payees are kept in compliance with OFAC, prevents money-laundering, provides sophisticated payment fraud prevention tools, and serves as a platform for communication and resolution in the case of global payment issues. Its integrated reports system ensures that finance departments can get a detailed picture of the international payments activities broken down by payment method and supplier for a given time period.


What is Tipalti AP Automation?

The main purpose of Tipalti is to free up company resources that were previously struggling to cope with mass payments across the world. In addition to that, Tipalti handles tax, regulatory compliance, and fraud risk while raising the overall partner experience with faster international payments, less transaction errors, more diverse payment methods and currency options, and more streamlined communication.

Tipalti can help finance departments to easily get through time-consuming tasks such as international bank transfer, collecting necessary payment info by country, utilizing different location-based payment methods, collecting and sharing of tax forms, preparing 1099s, and performing payment reconciliation and reporting.


Who is Tipalti AP Automation For?

Tipalti can be helpful for any company that deals with a large number of multi-national publisher payments, affiliate payments, and vendor payments. This concerns a variety of business sizes and industry sectors, however it generally services the Network Economy, which includes online marketplaces, advertising networks, affiliate networks, crowd sourcing, crowd funding, and app and software monetization organizations.

The particular roles of the employees that will most likely use Tipalti are CFOs, Controllers, VPs and Directors of Finance, CEOs, COOs, Directors or VP Ops, VP Business Development / Partners / Publishers /Affiliates, depending on the company’s industry, size and structure. Tipalti is currently being used by many world-wide operating companies such as Chartboost, TouchofModern, Boost Media, A4D, Disqus and Tapjoy.


Main Features

Tax and regulatory compliance

Partner tax form collection is a time-consuming hassle and a regulatory concern with risk of fines and other punishment. Tipalti eases those worries by collecting all tax documentation directly within its payment system, making this information instantly available to the payer whenever needed. All necessary tax information is compiled in built-in 1099 reports.

Tipalti’s world payment system include a built-in database that covers over 190+ countries that is constantly updated so that payers are always up to date with constant changes to national tax laws and regulations across the world. Ongoing in-house IT payment system upgrades and maintenance costs are eliminated.

Payment currency and method selection for global payment

With Tipalti’s global payment system, companies no longer need to restrict the countries they have partners in, nor do they need to limit the payment methods and currencies they offer to those global partners and suppliers. Each country has very different payment regulations, so performing payments throughout the world demands serious amounts of time and energy to gather all the required information and avoid payment transaction issues.

With Tipalti, partners can select which international currency they want to get paid in, saving them time spent converting their payments to the local currency and unneeded bank fees. This makes their collaboration and experience with a partner company of the highest quality.

Tipalti’s payment processor also allows partners to choose the payment method they want to use based on their location of interest. Particular payment methods are preferred in different countries and each payment method has different information collection requirements by country so this capability provides both a better partner payment experience while minimizing the risk of payment processing errors on behalf of the payer. Supported payment methods are ACH, International ACH, eCheck, Wire Transfer, PayPal, Paper Check, Prepaid Card and Cash (via Western Union).

Payment issue resolution

Where financial transactions are performed, there must be solid and clear communication. Tipalti automatically handle the communication of payment issues directly with payees to collect missing information, or to resolve payment disputes, while automatically providing all notifications to the paying company. This saves the payer time from having to directly deal with these types of payment dispute communications and ensures there are no unnecessary delays in transactions.

Fraud protection

Tipalti’s secure payment solutions prevent fraudulent behavior by automatically checking payee records against US and international blacklists (OFAC) to avoid payouts to suspected terrorists, money launderers, and drug traffickers.

Despite payees that have previously passed these tests, they are checked again during every payment cycle according to the US government data and Specially Designated Nationals lists being updated on a weekly basis. These built-in fraud control features remove legal and financial risk. The application can even suspend or block payees and freeze their payment process.

Payment reporting

Tipalti’s online payment solutions include an integrated reporting system offers the payer and payee full visibility of the payment process and status of each payment, while payment reconciliation and 1099 reporting significantly streamlines the close period reporting process.

Users can access reports through the application’s main dashboard, or get them delivered via email, API calls, daily FTP file updates and IPN. These reports can be used to aggregate all economical data into weekly, monthly or annual reports.


Integrations

As Tipalti is utilized by many affiliate and advertising network companies, it is important to be able to track the performance and traffic generation impact of each affiliate or partner, and to pay individuals accordingly. To cover this need, Tipalti integrates well with the CAKE digital marketing analytics software.

Tipalti can also integrate with HasOffers performance marketing analytics software, the popular QuickBooks finance and accounting software and the Netsuite ERP system. The API of the application integrates with a payer’s partner website for payee registration, payment method and currency selection and tax form collection through Tipalti’s iFrame system.


Pricing

Tipalti costs $750 per month plus a flat per transaction fee that vary according to the payment method that the payee chooses. Because of the nature of the service, there is no trial version available.

The software only comes in one standard version with the fixed aforementioned price and supports unlimited number of transactions, payees, suppliers, partners, collaborators, users and countries.


Bottom Line

  • Easy, fast and secure world payment system
  • Affiliate program management and affiliate payments, publisher payment, and vendor payment
  • Fraud protection during international money transfer
  • Tax and regulatory compliance management for global payment
  • Multi-national transactions for international bank transfer
  • Up to 50% less labor costs and 25% less direct payment costs

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Additional information for Tipalti AP Automation

Key features of Tipalti AP Automation

  • Self-Service Supplier Onboarding & Management
  • W-8/W-9 Tax Form Capture & Validation
  • 1099/1042-S Tax Prep Reporting & Withholdings Calculations
  • Local/VAT Tax ID Collection & Validation
  • Invoice Processing, PO Matching, & Approvals
  • Global Remittance - 190 Countries, 120 Currencies
  • Payment Methods: ACH, Wire, Prepaid Debit, PayPal, Check
  • Proactive Payment Status Communications
  • Early Payments
  • Payment Reconciliation & AP Reporting
  • ERP Integration
  • Performance Tracking Integration
  • Proactive OFAC & Other Sanctions Screening
  • Online payment solutions for pay-out processing
  • Affiliate payments processing
  • Customer & vendor payment processing
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Benefits

Wipe out 80%+ of manual accounts payable operational processes, including supplier onboarding, invoice processing with PO matching, tax compliance, global payments, supplier payment status communications, and payment reconciliation with your ERP system.

Reduce tax risk. Tipalti collects W-9/W-8 tax forms, validates form data, calculates tax withholdings, and generates end-of-year 1099 and 1042-S tax prep reports, which can be used for e-Filings powered by Sovos. For international payers, Tipalti collects and validates the local tax/VAT ID in 50 countries.

Assist with regulatory compliance. Every payee is proactively scanned against OFAC and international blacklists to avoid payouts to suspected terrorists, those involved in money laundering, and drug traffickers.

Strengthen financial controls with built-in audit logs, signatory rights, role-based privileges, and robust workflow approvals.

Generate revenue for AP by offering early payments to suppliers. Manage your cash flow better and increase negotiating leverage without impacting your working capital.

Enhance your supplier payment experience by offering a broad range of global payment method and currency selection, and by improving payment accuracy and timeliness.