Tallie Time & Expense Software


Tallie is a cloud-based expense reporting system for small and mid-sized businesses in many industries.

The system includes a mobile receipt scan feature which scans photographed receipts to automatically identify merchants, dates and amounts. Tallie can be connected to employees' corporate bank accounts. It also offers mileage tracking.

Tallie's auto-categorization features leverages how users code transactions to begin coding them automatically. The system also offers duplicate detection. Users can track expense status and receive emails when reports are approved.

Support is offered via live chat, email or phone. Tallie is priced on a per-user, per-month basis.



25 Reviews of Tallie Time & Expense

Overall rating

4.12 / 5 stars

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December 2018

Tim from GTLF

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Integration with Amex issues

Pros

We used this as an expense management for 100 sales employees. Reimbursement was via check and also receipt submission for Amex cards.

Cons

The Amex portion was linking to multiple people and it did not make sense. It took us 6 months to fixture out there was not enough detail exposed to tallie with respect to the card number (we were only showing last 4 and Amex needs the last 7 or 8 digits to prevent duplicate numbers being shown) tallie support was of no help to us and we ended up abandoning the software because our accounting team did not want to take ownership in getting this to work properly.

December 2018

Kurt from SSD

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

December 2018

Terrible software - ADMINs & Startups - avoid like the plague

The worst. I think this is the first accounting-related app which I will actually discontinue a subscription for reasons other than upgrading our systems (for example QBO---> Netsuite), or exceeding volume / use case. Expensify does not come with intuitive user groups, but at least Expensify actually WORKS as intended. Sync, export, etc. Save yourself major problems. Just pass on Tallie.

Pros

They used to have live chat until recently, when they went email-only. So I used to like livechat, but now that is gone, so…
Oh wait now I know one - they do have some very nice enterprise features for user groups and permissions

Cons

Too many to list.
1- Constant failures in syncronization - a cardinal sin. Get used to sync taking a FULL day for a normal sync with your accounting software. In comparison, Bill.com takes about 1 minute to sync with our accounting software. QBO, Xero, etc. Doesn't matter. You will have more fun watching paint dry.
2 -Broken Accounting Integration, particularly with Xero. So you finally were able to sync. Congratulations! now say hello to constant unexplained problems in export such as " Xero API call not recognized" or "There was a problem exporting your report. Please fix the errors and try again. : The provided Xero API credentials are invalid" (even though the app properly logged into Xero).
3 -Horrible app, lacks basic functionalities
4 -Bad customer service. After acknowledging problems with their product, zero effort to make correction or compensate end user for their wasted time.
5 -No image recognition
6- No chat for customer service
7 -Read 1 and 2 above.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Good for Large Businesses

Great experience

Pros

Tallie is flexible enough to be molded to fit the needs of our non profit contract bill for services model.

Cons

The phone app sometimes doesn't transmit photos for receipts very well, and you need to get onto a desktop to verify uploads.

October 2018

Melinda from RMC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Great expense reporting

Pros

Easy for all. The app makes it simple to track travel expenses and keeps the receipts and mileage for easy reporting.

Cons

Can be a little pricey for small business owners. Set-up can be difficult and time consuming for unknowing users.

July 2018

Eddie from YouthEra

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

I love this website, i use this on the daily basis!

Pros

It's easy and fast to use and its simple!

Cons

Sometimes it lags and it doesnt have the right address also doesnt load fast!

July 2018

Carlos from Youth Era (Previously Youth Move Oregon)

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

I use Tallie in my current position to track expenses such as reimbursements and mileage.

Tallie makes entering receipts and mileage reimbursements onto any device easy!

Pros

I like how you are able to easily upload documents such as photos of reciepts, and the system auto-fills some information. This saves time and is easy to do from any device! The interface of this website is very easy to use.

Cons

My only complaint about Tallie is that you have to manually turn on "billable,"--at my organization all of the expenses we enter are billable.

July 2018

Demario from Youth ERA

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

July 2018

This is so great i love using this system very fast and great quality. I also love how teh depositis

Pros

superfast and can download it on your phone. Take it anywhere you can go. Also customer service is right there if you need help.

Cons

I would say that when you take a picture of something on the mobile phone sometimes it will not show up acuartly.

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

July 2018

Easy to use as an employee

Pros

As an employee, it is a great centralized way to submit all of my expenses and have them approved. It so much better than submitting hard copies of all my receipts. Also, the mobile version (and the picture taking capability) is very convenient.

Cons

These could just be policy settings, but all of the time, I get notifications that say the expense reimbursement is "out of policy" but that is not really the case. Also, certain expense categories or other settings are occasionally hidden for some unknown reason. Outside of these bugs, the software works great.

May 2018

Gregory from Accelify

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

May 2018

Tallie Make Life Simpler

Pros

Tallie is a simple platform for expense report building and submission. You can drag and drop receipts right into the web portal and the submission is very simple.

Cons

The Tallie mobile application freezes a lot which forces me to use the web portal. This can be frustrating when traveling and trying to do your expense reports on the fly.

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

Simplify the life of your finance team and your employees with an expense app!

Pros

Coming from having previously used an excel file to file our expenses, this tool has drastically improved the expense experience of our employees. As someone who travels for work a considerable amount, this is massive time save and you can also input receipts as you go. I prefer filling expenses through the desktop and it allows for import and both emailing of receipts to the platform. But the mobile option works very well also.

Cons

The receipt import isn't always perfect in importing accurate information, but any incorrect information can easily be edited.

March 2018

Meredith from Streamlined Accounting Strategies LLC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

Awesome app for expense tracking

We provide client accounting services to small businesses. We researched and tested a number of expense tracking apps before we started recommending Tallie to our Clients

Pros

Easy end user interface on web and smart phone. Relatively easy to set up compared to other apps. Good integration with Bill.Com, QuickBooks etc

Cons

Cost is mitigated by time savings over more manual processes but is a barrier for some organizations. Integration with QuickBooks vendor list.

February 2018

Amy from Streamlined Accounting Strategies

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2018

Grasping for that balance between easy-to-use and having lots of features

Tallie is a pretty good piece of software. I wouldn't recommend it to everyone because of the learning curve for getting comfortable with the software, and I think there are some simpler out-of-the-box solutions out there, but Tallie really can do a lot, and we definitely have rolled it out to some of our clients with great success.

Pros

It's relatively flexible in terms of how it lets you set up your expense tracking. There are lots of options for how to set up approvals, how to fine-tune employee access, etc. It also has a nice sync with Bill.com and QuickBooks Online, which is its most useful feature. Once you get over the learning curve, it actually has some really nice advanced features, like being able to "masquerade" as different users, setting employees up as "executive assistants" to be able to help the less tech-savvy employees complete their reports correctly, and somewhat complex approval workflows.

Cons

The online support isn't amazing. I've found out better information from reading forums than from reading Tallie's support page. They do have helpful email support, which is nice, but I just wish there were better resources so I could help myself with little setup issues more easily. It's also way more expensive than other expense management software, and cost-prohibitive to use with some of our smaller clients. I also wish you could set expense reports to auto-submit at the end of the month, but you can only set that up for expenses coded to a corporate credit card.

January 2018

Gabe from NWL

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2018

Convenient and easy way to track expenses!

Pros

Convenient to use, great mobile app! You can take a picture of receipts with your phone and submit right there via app or email, no need to keep track of loose receipts!

Cons

A little confusing at first. Sometimes it’s a bit slow to upload receipts. I prefer the app to the desktop version.

January 2018

Cheryl from MVP Advisory Group

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2018

Tallie for expense reporting

Good, dependable tool, easy to learn.

Pros

Easy to send receipts. I just photo and email after each purchase. Easy to create reports. It helps to be able to create a specific title so you don't confuse expense reports.

Cons

Doesn't default to last choice or frequent choice, so takes a little more work to select from options.

December 2017

Jordan from ProntoForms

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2017

Submitting expenses is MUCH easier with Tallie.

Pros

Before Tallie, we had to submit expenses via an excel template that caused headaches for everyone in the process. Now, expenses are as easy as forwarding an email and/or taking a picture. I haven’t had any issues at all.

December 2017

Karen from Red Duck Foods

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2017

Tallie Saves Time on Receipt Tracking

Pros

I like that it's an easy and simple way to get my team to track receipts. It certainly helps us maintain backup for all our expenses.

Cons

There are many features in Tallie that are unnecessary and that we never seem to use. We don't need to track mileage with the app. The contractors that we do reimburse for mileage are not tech-savvy enough to use the app, so we stick with our existing systems.

December 2017

Tiffany from Access One

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2017

Does the job

Overall, a good value.

Pros

Clean interface
Has an app, so receipts can be uploaded via app, emailed, or uploaded via desktop
Expenses recognized by Amex pre-populates

Cons

At first, using Tallie can be somewhat confusing, but becomes more intuitive over time. Beware that if you email the receipt to Tallie, your signature may cut off the actual receipt.

November 2017

Cheryl from CloudPoint Accounting

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2017

Selected Tallie as our firm's T&E reporting tool of choice based on overall ease of use and value.

Pros

Mobile app functionality for uploading receipts on the fly is effective. Liked the automatic bundling of expenses into an open expense report for non-reimbursables (corporate credit card) vs. reimbursables. Basic user setup was intuitive and easily accomplished.

Cons

Inability to process reimbursements within the Tallie app, have to integrate with a payment processing application or direct to accounting software for payment. Until recently, Tallie did not have an assistant feature for C-suite executives.

November 2017

Claudia from consulting

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

Useful for recordkeeping as well

Pros

We've tried other expense reporting systems and what Tallie does that we've had difficulty finding elsewhere is its ability to be used to capture receipts. The app and website are both intuitive. The expense reports are easy to read. We love that it connects to Bill.com, which we use to reimburse our clients' employees! However, some clients also use it to store receipts for everything they buy with their credit cards. The receipts are automatically matched with each downloaded transaction. Their QuickBooks integration is great because unlike some other systems, they import each transaction individually with vendor, account, and class data. This makes reconciling credit cards at the end of the month quite easy.

Cons

The only thing about Tallie that could still use some work is their OCR. We've found that it's about 80% accurate in matching receipts to downloaded transactions. Every month we do have to go in for a little cleanup to remove duplicates and merge transactions. Duplicates are pretty easy to find, so it's not too troublesome.

October 2017

Brian from 4tell Solutions

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

I prefer Nexonia but they're essentially the same

I decided to go with Nexonia rather than Tallie so I just used the trial version.

Pros

I like having expense report portals that keep everything together. Makes me wonder how we ever used excel for these. It's much easier for all users to keep it in one place and get the correct approvers on it.