How We Integrate The Expense Report Software, Tallie, With Sage Intacct
What Is Tallie?
Tallie is the accounting industry’s preferred expense report software solution. In mid-2017 the investment firm K1 invested over $125 million to form the largest independent expense management software company. The company merger brought together expense management software leaders Certify, Nexonia, ExpenseWatch, and Tallie.
The primary purpose of Tallie is to help businesses manage employee expense reimbursements. Tallie has a simple step-by-step process to help keep up with the expenses associated with your company.
It even works with credit card transactions. Let’s say you’re an employee with a corporate credit card. Once you enter the codes and categories into Tallie it allows you to download the expenses from the credit card and classify all those expenses to the right line item in Sage Intacct. Moreover, if they exist, the tool will pick up duplicates.
Where Bill.com is an account payable tool, Tallie manages employee credit cards and employee expense reimbursement. So if you pay for something out of your pocket you could code it in Tallie, fill out your expense report, and then it imports into Sage Intacct.
Also, Tallie tracks mileage. It’s an excellent tool for accounting firms, lawyers, and other types of businesses which charge by the mile. You can log that mileage in Tallie, and it creates your expense report reimbursement.
What Companies Does Tallie Best Serve?
We use Tallie about 10% of the time. Many of our clients are multi-entity companies, and we do significant dimensional reporting within Sage Intacct, so that can sometimes remove Tallie from the running.
We want to treat it at a deeper level of detail across various entities. Today, Tallie doesn’t work that way, so it’s not the best solution for all our multi-entity clients. However, we do see it working that way in the future.
More than half of our clients experience the ease of writing on the receipt what the expense was for, submitting the receipt, and sending it into our department. Once we receive it, that’s the cue to reimburse them for the cost.
Currently, we don’t have numerous companies with a client base that have a significant employee expense reimbursement issue, and it’s not our focus. However, some companies have colossal employee expense reimbursement, and it works well for them.