Welcome to Emburse!

Today, I’m excited to announce the launch of Emburse, a new global company which incorporates Tallie, as well as its sister solutions – Abacus, Captio, Certify, Chrome River and Nexonia.

I’m incredibly excited about this launch, and to step into the role of CEO of this amazing company. I’m honored to join our global team of passionate employees. Across our various businesses, we have some of the most talented individuals and leaders in the industry. As a unified team we are harnessing our collective strengths to deliver great outcomes for our employees, customers, and shareholders. 

Claire Milligan remains the Tallie General Manager, in charge of the day to day operations of the business. In that respect, it will be business as usual, with no disruptions. However, I’m excited about the improvements that people are already starting to see. We’re massively investing in innovation across all six solutions, and by leveraging technologies from across each solution, we can bring new products and solutions to market sooner.

As part of the Emburse family, Tallie has already been able to debut premium services and support at the end of 2019 – offering rapid response turnarounds as a subscription service. Additionally, we plan to offer enhancements to receipt processing, credit card aggregation and machine learning functions as we bring together the best capabilities from each of our brands in service of our collaborative success.

We will continue to actively support and will increase our rate of innovation on each of our six core expense solutions which are uniquely tailored for specific industries, company sizes, and geographies. Coming together, we are now also able to share key technologies – such as real-time expenses, sophisticated data capture and extraction, and deep integrations with corporate cards – across the different solutions. 

Today, more than 4.5 million business travelers, finance professionals and CFOs at over 14,000 organizations in 120 countries trust Emburse’s solutions to automate manual processes, ensure compliance and deliver deep spend insight to make smarter, more informed decisions. At Emburse, our goal is to help companies simplify and eliminate the complexity of travel, expense and invoice management so employees can focus on what matters most to them, and not the pain of time-consuming and tedious systems. We will help companies humanize work, by providing simple, intuitive and user-friendly solutions for employees, so they can save valuable time and money.

Some of you may know that the name “Emburse” isn’t entirely new. In fact, it was initially a company that provided organizations with smart, policy-based physical and virtual payment cards, which we acquired last year. When we were considering names for this new combined organization, we realized that we already have an absolutely fantastic name which works so well with all of our solutions. So it made sense for us to use this name for the entire portfolio. 

The “original” Emburse remains. Customers and card holders can continue to issue and use Emburse cards just like before. In fact, even more organizations will be able to benefit from these cards, as we integrate the capabilities across our entire portfolio of solutions. 

Last, a bit about me. I have nearly 30 years of leadership experience at some of the largest, most trusted and most well-known business software providers, including SAP, Concur, Marketo, Business Objects, and Information Builders. I live in Denver with my wife and three very active young children, who keep us very busy with their school and sporting endeavors. 

I’m thrilled to be joining a worldwide team of 750 people, working along an exceedingly talented leadership team. I’m particularly excited to work hand-in-hand in this endeavor with our president, Nord Samuelson. He has already done a fantastic job improving our operations and bringing the organizations together as one company with a singular vision to humanize work.

I hope that you share my excitement for the future. There is so much potential in this industry, and I think we’ve barely scratched the surface for what we can achieve. I hope that you will join us on this exciting ride.

Six Major Global Expense and AP Automation Brands Become One; Emburse Appoints Eric Friedrichsen as CEO

Accelerated innovation across tailored solutions to benefit over 4.5 million business travelers across 120 countries

Los Angeles and Portland, ME — JAN. 16, 2020: Six leading expense and AP automation companies have come together to form Emburse, a single unified entity, naming industry veteran Eric Friedrichsen as chief executive officer.

Emburse brings together Abacus, Captio, Certify, Chrome River, Nexonia, and Tallie, which offer tailored, highly-configurable solutions for organizations ranging from start-ups to global enterprises. The company employs 750 people worldwide, serving more than 4.5 million users at 14,000 customers in 120 countries.

“We are so much stronger as one company,” said Eric Friedrichsen, CEO of Emburse. “With significant scale and disruptive technology, we’re redefining how organizations view travel and expense management and AP automation. We will continue to actively support and will increase our rate of innovation on each of our six core expense solutions which are uniquely tailored for specific industries, company sizes, and geographies. Coming together, we are now also able to share key technologies – such as real-time expenses, sophisticated data capture and extraction, and deep integrations with corporate cards — across the different solutions. No one else in the industry has the ability to innovate as fast with such a customer-centric approach.”

He continued, “Emburse’s vision is to humanize work and automate everywhere we can, using technologies such as machine learning. This will enable organizations to make faster, smarter decisions, empower business travelers to recapture lost nights and weekends spent doing tedious expense management, and help make our users’ lives — and their businesses — better.”

Eric has spent nearly 30 years driving growth for some of the world’s largest software companies. Prior to Emburse, Eric was global head of commercial, SMB and growth markets for Marketo, a division of Adobe. Before Marketo, he was SVP and general manager for SAP’s North American mid-market and ecosystems division. Previously, he spent eight years in leadership positions at SAP Concur, in addition to roles at Business Objects and Information Builders.

“I am extremely excited to work arm-in-arm with Nord Samuelson, who has been president of the organization since May 2019, and has a deep track record of operational excellence across multiple high-growth technology organizations. Nord and the executive leadership team are some of the best in the industry and I am honored to work with them,” Friedrichsen concluded.

For more details on Emburse and its solutions, visit www.emburse.com.

About Emburse
Emburse humanizes work by empowering business travelers, finance professionals and CFOs to eliminate manual, time-consuming tasks so they can focus on what matters most.

Emburse brings together some of the world’s most powerful and trusted expense and AP automation brands, including Abacus, Captio, Certify, Chrome River, Nexonia and Tallie. The company’s innovative solutions, which are uniquely tailored for specific industries, company sizes, and geographies, are trusted by more than 4.5 million users in more than 120 countries. Over 14,000 customers, from start-ups to global enterprises, including Boot Barn, Grant Thornton, Telefónica, Lufthansa Systems, and Toyota rely on Emburse to to make faster, smarter decisions, empower business travelers to recapture lost nights and weekends spent doing tedious expense management, and help make users’ lives — and their businesses — better.

For more information on Emburse, visit emburse.com, call 877-EMBURSE, or follow the organization’s social channels at @emburse.