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What is Certify Expense by Emburse?

Certify Expense is a web-based travel & expense management software for companies that want to quickly automate manual processes while receiving great administrative and end-user support for free. With Certify’s automated expense report creation, embedded audit capabilities, and mobile receipt capture, expense reporting has never been so easy. Employees, managers, and accountants can create, submit, and approve expense reports, check the status of expense reports, and access reports on demand. Certify offers a broad range of integrations, travel booking, live support for all users, and much more.

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Afrikaans, Arabic, Danish, German, Greek, English, French, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Albanian, Turkish, Chinese (Simplified)
Product Description

Certify is a cloud-based travel and expense report management solution for companies of all sizes.

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Our easy-to-use solution comes with a happiness guarantee. Trust that your administrators and end-users alike will be taken care of, with free training, 24x5 live support all included in your licensing fee. Our technology is reliable and user-friendly, perfect for those customers who are tired of manual travel and expense processes, and want to get automated quickly.


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Emburse
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2020
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Los Angeles, CA
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Director - Marketing, Digital & E-commerce
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Along with the expense management regarding any traveling also this tool is assisting me to manage the payable accounts and to generate the invoices as well. It won’t be wrong if I say it provides everything related to expense management on its platform. It offers many integrations and configurations as well, that make easy processing and tracking of the certain extraction. Further it offers me flexible reimbursement so that I can make sure that my vendor invoices are paid in a flash, irrespective of any currency. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes I have to face some issues in expense reporting, so it asks for much efforts and struggles for making effective reports. Moreover it does not have any major drawbacks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Expense management has become very easy with this tool, I really appreciate its customer support team which is playing a wonderful role in its success. This tool is very useful for those companies who have to deal with remote type business strategy. Its pricing policy is also very compromising thus you should try it out. It will surely fulfill your business all requirements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Certify has mold me in such a way that I have no worries about the tedious manual tasks. I have streamlined my numerous processes and it has enable me reduce administrative costs. Even to manage the audits is just a piece of cake I am its satisfied customer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Principal Data Scientist
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Certify expense facilities are available via an app on android and iPhone. It also provides a cloud service making data accessible from any part of the world. Free trials are available to let the buyer have an insight of what to expect from the product. Training is available in person and via webinar to allow more interactive session alongside the documented training. The support team of certify expense is available round the clock even outside the business hours they are on their toes to resolve the issues faced. It has the feature of multi currency which allows data of expenses around the world be collected irrespective of the different currencies used. The ability of receipt and work flow management makes the things more fluid and coherent. It is extremely time saving, making it a popular option for business companies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is no downloadable option for mac or windows, reducing its coverage. Scanning slips is of no use since it doesn't gives 100% result. On high traffic days, the speed slows down quite some notches and the autofill part can be sketchy too. There are some bugs in the app too which get annoying at a point. Even though the multi currency option is available, the transition isn't as smooth as one would expect it to be. There is no history option to view past expense reports, adding some negative points to its name. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Certify expense is a pretty good innovative tool with customization options available. Adding to its features, the support from the support team, it makes the whole process of recording expense receipts a whole lot easier, fluid and less automated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Simplicity to use and to show end users how to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No testing enviroment. This would help especially when trying to figure out how applications would work and how to apply to neccessary applications outside of Certify. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Overall expense system easy to use and easy to train users that are not use to being on a computer on a daily basis to submit expenses. Highly recommend the app for field users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Some reporting is really beneficial,pulling needed information and will drilldown to the subsidary level in our company's instance. Other Certify reporting does not encompass all of the needs required. Example: Some reporting we can pull by subsidiary and some reports do not recognize the consolidation of trying to run by subsidiary. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I like best the simplicity of using Certify. The functionality of creating and submitting expense reports is very straight forward. Approving and processing expense reports takes a bit of training as it is a 2 step process, but when understood, it makes sense. The set up is fairly straight forward and you are given a dedicated "Customer Success Manager" to help along the way. If you have an in-house IT team have them available if you are considering using the Certify API. Our users have expressed that Certify pretty much an intuitive tool to use. For them, uploading receipts and creating reports is much less time consuming than with the previous system we were using. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Certify programmers seem to have their own idea of "how" or "in what manner" expense reports should be created, submitted and processed. Their scope is limited however and therefore that limits the functionality of their software. Practically every company has their own "way" of processing expense reports, however Certify (even in their training sessions) instructs their users on "how" to get the job done. Tip..create the software and let the user decide how best they can use it. As an administrator, navigating Certify can be cumbersome and counter intuitive. There are buttons that indicate "Return" when they should indicate "Save". There are too many reports to count. And sifting through them all to find what is useful is a daunting job. There is a "Custom Report Writer", but is it juvenile compared to the ones I have used in the past. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Double data entry! Our previous software did not integrate with our ERP Sage Intacct, so once reports were completed in the old system, they had to be manually entered into the accounting system. We use the API for integration, however we could have used the flat file method as well. Either way, we would no longer continue to do double data entry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I like that the Certify Expense reports have many different options in the Details column for substantiation of the expense. The employees we have in the company are in many different states, so this helps narrow down which branch location the expense should be coded to and the customers/employees/attendees they were with for the expense. The "Category" column is also very helpful for pulling reports on how much the company has spent in a month or year. The approval tiers for the reports after they are submitted are another plus, as this allows reports to be rejected when they are not accurate enough to supervisors before coming to the Accounting Department to review. Also, receipts are easily attached via sending from email or uploading on Certify Wallet, as this is a simple view when reviewing/analyzing reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not really like that I cannot edit an expense if an inquiry question has been sent/created. It will only allow me to change it once the employee responds to the inquiry, but most of the time they do not and it may take time. Although we ask for more detail, we cannot update the Branch or Category until they respond back or the inquiry question is deleted. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Certify Reports help solve our company's questions of "which branch/location does this get charged/coded?" This is very important to our company since profit sharing is a main benefit for the employees. We need to ensure we code, especially higher-priced items, accurately due to decreasing profit sharing based on Sales/Business Managers' spending. This has benefited our company by being more precise in our coding to branches and accounts on our books, which increase our profit sharing per employee and decreasing the Accounting Department's time and energy each month we review these reports. I have heard of the previous process for coding credit card statements and it was very detailed and difficult to keep all the receipts together physically rather than through an online website. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Receipt importing/uploading is easy and handy, whether by phone or computer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish it was easier and more intuitive to generate reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's easier to track expense approvals and receipting - the new "Add Image" feature is really great!!

However sometimes employees are overwhelmed by all of the buttons and don't know what to click (also, usually when buttons are gray you cannot click them, but that's not the case in Certify so it can be confusing). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Certify system make the submission process easy. Receipts can be attached per expense line category and make it easy for the approval to review and send inquiry to employee for comments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Certify system is a pre-defined system. It is very difficult to customize to your specific needs and need solutions to work around to make it work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Review the Certify approval rules and exchange rate policy to make sure they fit your company needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the past, our company does not have automation process and everything is manual. Certify expense report system make it easy for submission and approval, especially during pandemic time. Receipts can be uploaded instantly to avoid missing receipts. Company can also archive the expense report in the system to reduce manual paper expense report and easy for storage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The fact that either I or an employee can contact customer service for assistance with using the system is by far my biggest reason for liking Certify.The system is quite easy to use but if one needs the assistance, it is a matter of asking. You don't have an endless round about of who has permission to even ask for assistance just to get a report completed or to even print reports out of the system. Unlike our previous expense application as trying to get anything done was tortuous. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The auto-fill feature needs a bit of tweaking as we have had quite a few previous issues with receipts uploading with the date of capture instead of what is on the actual receipt. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting all employees to process using the same process is a big win in my book. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Ability for system to be maintained by minimal staff Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Corporate card information can be edited by user in reports Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use the ACH feature whenever you can. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to report on expenses going back to day 1 of go live. All employees can use the system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Accountant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I like the controls we're able to put into place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The certify app can use a few improvements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Requiring receipts and pulling reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Very easy to use and their support page is very helpful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I can think of right now Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Certify is easy to work with and support team's response time is quick. They resolve any issues we have within 24 hours. They listen to your suggestion and are always working to improve and make things easier for users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Staff reimbursements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The times that I have had to reach out for assistance to navigate the system, the representative has been pleasant, and helpful. I appreciate not having to work through multiple AVR's. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Thus far, I am pleased to report that I have not had any negative experiences with Certify. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Once all parties are sufficiently trained, the site is user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to promptly reimburse employee expenses is a valuable resource. We are able to view and create reports that allow us to track expenses by person and cost center. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I love that all communication can be handled within Certify. An Approver can open an Inquiry which saves the report from being returned, the Submitter can reply to the inquiry, everything is recorded in the report for history, and now Approvers can add images which nearly eliminates the need to return a report. Users report that it takes far less time to submit their expenses and Approvers are reporting the ability to approve a record amount a day! Personally, I could previously only approve an average of 30 paper vouchers a day. I can approve near 80 a day now, and that is reviewing line by line, receipt by receipt. I can't say enough good things! Certify allows me to catch inaccuracies quicker and resolve them before the report is reimbursed. We love that it keeps our users more current in their expense recording and submissions. The mobile app allows no room for excuse! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As an approver, it would be most helpful to be allowed to add an expense to a user's submission. If for example a user forgot to claim per diem, we have to currently return the report for the user to add it. It would streamline the process if we could add it on the approver end. I also must honestly say the mobile app is clunky and could do with better streamlining in terms of Buttons to click to Create a Report, Enter an Expense, Upload a Receipt, or View Config. Right now, we recommend our users to really only use the mobile app to photograph their receipts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Save time and reduce hassle by selecting Certify as your online expense platform! Users can submit their expenses in minutes, Approvers can review them in minutes, and Certify can easily track the reimbursements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have recovered more time for our submitters and approvers by each spending less time on the actual submission. Users can submit their expenses in a matter of minutes and approvers can review the submission line by line, receipt by receipt, in nearly the same amount of time. It allows us to better track submissions and reimbursements, reports no longer get lost in the mail, receipts are stored for easy pulling later should we need to revisit or if it is requested by a client. We are finding it easier to find mistakes on submissions, whether they are intentionally done or pure accident, and it allows us to reimburse an employee without delay, even if an adjustment was needed or an expense needed to be explained. It allows for immediate and documented communication. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It’s seamless with our credit card and the site is very intuitive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was more flexibility with the integration with QuickBooks. Specifically with Invoice. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We now have an approval system through Certify. It helped link our credit card to expense reports. Ultimately it is saving us time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Certify is relatively new compared to the likes of Concur but that has not stopped them from developing a great system. They may not have all of the features that Concur currently does but it is very apparent that they are putting development into the system to be the best. They are open with their development plans and openly invite feedback and ideas for their users so they develop those things which are important to the users. They also have a great help and training section where they cover practically everything with informative and easy to follow guides.

Everyone has a very friendly and helpful attitude. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

They have recently introduced an audit function that I am hoping will be developed further. There is a lot of potential in this area and further refinement and expansion will make it very powerful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The key for maintenance of the system is on the user side. If you have many people that will be using the system, make sure you have an automated way to provide complete/accurate (employee) data to Certify on a ongoing basis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Greater visibility into our spend across the organisation that wasn't there before with a paper based system. Increased efficiency from the preparer to the reviewer to the accountants. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I participated in the webinar to familiarize myself with its features. I am excited as the potential looks great and I know senior management would not have chosen this product/service if it did not meet our needs/standards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing as of yet. I will let you know. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

None at this time but will be happy to provide feedback at a future date. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I will advise as we become more familiar with your product/services. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

How the system is set up and how user friendly Certify is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When uploading receipt images via the app, the details that are selected such as category, dates and amounts don't always transfer. I have seen it happen when the images are very readable so I am not sure why it gets lost when transferring. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Once you get the system setup with all the pertinent information you will find that it is very user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Holding the submitter accountable for entering all the information accurately and timely which saves me time when I am auditing. The time savings alone is for sure the BEST benefit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The mobile app is great to take pictures of receipts when traveling or anytime. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When auditing expense reports, having to click on each receipt to view. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We solved the problem of how to save expense reports digitally. No missing receipts is a huge benefit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I like the simplicity and ease of use. Set up and managing areas is very ease Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

there are limitations on our coding based on the extensive number of locations.

Wish we had GL Account verification Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you have complete and detailed setup requirements to make sure your instance is completed easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Limiting employees paying hotel/company costs using their personal funds. Allows better control of costs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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