Tallie 12.7 Expense Report Software Release Notes

Our focus in the past two months has been to add an alternative authentication method and improve performance in various product areas. We’ve also been laying the groundwork for a new accounting system integration, which will be unveiled this Summer. Until then, read on to learn more about our new features!

Make sign-in to Tallie easier with SAML2.0 Authentication

Companies nowadays adopt a wide array of SaaS web apps to handle all kinds of operations that are essential to businesses. With the convenience of web-based applications comes with unique credentials, which could become a barrier to entry when users lose track of one of the dozen passwords they have to memorize. This is why companies have implemented SAML2.0 as a centralized portal that lets users access multiple external applications using their credentials from the Active Directory.

Our SAML2.0 authentication is Service Provider initiated. In order to leverage this, you must have a 3rd party Identity Provider (IdP) such as OneLogin. Already have that? Contact our Support Team with your SAML2 provider URL and Entity ID to get started!

Various Performance Improvements

We understand how any issue could be disruptive to your day-to-day processes, which is why we continuously explore new technologies and make necessary enhancements to make our product more reliable. In this release, we got to the bottom of some symptoms our users were experiencing, and made adjustments to alleviate or resolve them. These include expense items taking longer than 10 seconds to save on the Purchases page, certain approvers’ inability to view their Approved expenses, and automated syncs for QuickBooks Online not occurring.

Other Enhancements & Bug Fixes

  • Introduced cascading grid on Credit Cards page This results in better space utilization and supports wide monitors by displaying up to five credit card profiles horizontally.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Credit Cards page

  • Removed deprecated credit card connections
  • Fixed the issue where editing expense dates on the Approval page wasn’t permitted
  • Fixed the CSV template builder issue where placeholder text wouldn’t clear

 

We love to hear from you — even if it’s just to say hi. Let us know how these updates to our expense report software help your team. Reach out to our Product Expert team at support@usetallie.com or by calling 888-874-1118 Ext 2.

Tallie 12.4 Time & Expense Tracking Software Release Notes

The main focus of this release was continuing improvements to reduce user friction and fixing bugs in both time and expense products. Read on for more details!

New CSV Export Fields

We’ve introduced three new CSV Export fields to Tallie, including User Class Default, User Location Default, and User Department Default. These new fields will populate the CSV file with the default class, department or location mapped on the user profile instead of those mapped on the expense.

New fields in the template builder.

 

User default mappings.

Additional Enhancements & Fixes

  • New Currencies: Belarusian Ruble (BYN) , Honduran Lempira (HNL), Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC)
  • When clicking Itemize in the middle of an expense create session, we’ll copy over any existing expense data to the first itemized line so it doesn’t get lost
  • Fixed the issue where the Tallie Time project list doesn’t load past a certain point
  • Fixed the issue where Tallie Time projects were available to users who were not assigned to them
  • Fixed the Semi-monthly pay cycle issue, to ensure it does not skip a week
  • Fixed the issue where Tallie was unable to export vendor credits with class to QBO-connected Bill.com
  • Fixed the issue where approvers, permissions, and bill & pay rates do not save upon creating a new user manually
  • Fixed the issue where the Remind Approver button is disabled if the report contains itemized expenses
  • Fixed Mass Update issues, including the internal server error that comes up when removing Location, Department, and/or Manager from people and the Select All option

 

We look forward to hearing how these upgrades have made managing your time and expenses even easier. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to our Product Expert team at support@usetallie.com or by calling 888-874-1118 Ext 2.

Expense Report Software: What Makes Tallie Different?

In the current travel and expense management industry, there are more than a few choices available for businesses. The IDC estimates that the market for TEM software will surpass $2.4 billion within the next three years, with growth focusing around cloud-based and mobile solutions.

Decision-makers may be tempted to use the first big-name expense reporting system they come across, but with so much riding on the utilization, accuracy, and support of the solution, it's imperative that stakeholders choose one that will provide the most value for their traveling employees and accounting department. Most expense reporting software is pretty similar: Users create reports, categorize expenses, and input receipts by hand. This worked well for some time, but there is a more intuitive and intelligent process that can be used here.

When it comes to expense reporting solutions, Tallie is different. Here's how:

Eliminating the Manual Steps: Automatic Categorization

As opposed to beginning the expense reporting process by creating an expense report, Tallie focuses on the receipt itself. Users need not worry about manual steps, and can simply snap a photo of their receipt from their mobile device, send it to Tallie via our intelligent mobile app, and then move on to other business priorities.

Tallie leverages specially designed algorithms to squeeze as much information out of each receipt as possible. Once Tallie servers receive a receipt image, we draw details from the document, and automatically import them into the report. These variables include the cost of the transaction, the name of the company or merchant, and the specific expense category. This method eliminates the need for much of the manual human interaction users are accustomed to with other expense reporting solutions.

Applying Custom Corporate Policies

Tallie also enables stakeholders to include their business's unique travel and expense policies, enabling these rules to be applied to each transaction and associated receipt. We flag any action needed on the part of users according to their company's policies after we create the report, and intelligently categorize the expenses.

For example, let's say Jane goes out to lunch with a co-worker and business partner. After the meal, she snaps a photo of the receipt with the Tallie mobile app. Tallie creates the report and automatically categorizes it as a business meal. According to Jane's corporate expense policies, she must specify the number of attendees at the meal, so Tallie notifies Jane, enabling her to go into the report and make sure her report aligns with the business's expense rules.

This not only saves time and makes things easy for Jane, but also streamlines the report approval process. Because Tallie helps ensure accuracy and automatically flags any missing information or discrepancies, reports can be filed correctly the first time. Supervisors can review and approve reports much more quickly.

Laptop open to screen of Tallie expense reporting software.Tallie supports the key expense reporting features today's businesses need in a streamlined, intelligent user interface.

User-Friendly Interface: Reducing the Learning Curve

The software's intuitive and easy-to-understand user interface belie Tallie's powerful capabilities. While some decision-makers jump at solutions that provide a lot of bells and whistles, this isn't always the best choice — a system with features you don't need can translate to long training time for users and report approvers, reducing the overall return on investment.

Tallie, by contrast, provides a simple user interface that doesn't sacrifice overall use. This means end users and supervisors can begin using the solution right away. There's no need for extended training. Tallie supports the key expense reporting features today's businesses need in a streamlined, intelligent user interface. 

Tallie: A Time-Saving, Intuitive Solution

Tallie's focus has always been on the end user. With Tallie in place, your traveling employees with have a simple and mobile-accessible solution capable of generating reports and automatically categorizing expenses for them. And report approvers benefit from automatic emails sent right to their inbox — reports can be reviewed and approved right from that message, saving time, effort, and money.

Tallie's user friendliness and intuitive nature sets us apart from other expense reporting systems. To see this difference for yourself, contact us for a demonstration or free trial of Tallie expense reporting software today.

Tallie 12.3 Time & Expense Tracking Software Release Notes

The main focus for this release has been beginning our iterative improvements to reduce user friction and fixing bugs in both time and expense products. Read on for more details!

New Help Icon in the Upper-right Corner

We strive to make Tallie an intuitive, easy-to-use product, but occasionally there are certain features, best practices and frequent asked questions that require a little bit more of an explanation. Our knowledge base houses all of the above and more.

Tallie Time & Expense Tracking Software - Help

Access the knowledge base article for the page you’re viewing by clicking the Help icon.

To make these helpful resources more accessible, we added a Help icon in the upper-right corner of every Tallie page in addition to the existing Help link in the user menu. Clicking on either one will take you directly to the support article of the page you’re currently viewing.

Additional Enhancements & Fixes

  • New Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)
  • Added support for time export to QuickBooks Online Essentials
  • Fixed emailed receipts remain in processing in multi-enterprise accounts
  • Fixed the issue where the option to assign Approve permission is unavailable in Mass Update
  • Fixed the erroneous, benign error “Sync could not be completed” during the initial syncs with QuickBooks Desktop
  • Fixed the instance of reports being stuck in Queued when re-exporting corporate card transactions to a bank account

 

We look forward to hearing how these upgrades have made managing your time and expenses even easier. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to our Product Expert team at support@usetallie.com or by calling 888-874-1118 Ext 2.

Tallie 12.2 Expense Report Software Release Notes

In the last few weeks, we’ve been focusing on improving the performance of our brand new time product as well as addressing high priority issues. In addition, we’re officially releasing one of our most popular beta features, Executive Assistant. Read on for more details!

Executive Assistant is now out of Beta

If there is an administrative assistant at your company who manages expense entry, coding, matching and/or submission, this feature is for you!

You can now enable the Executive Assistant functionality from the Features page in Tallie settings. Once Executive Assistant is enabled, an individual user can be given the “Access/Manage Other Accounts” permission. From there, you may assign the user a specific subset of permissions for management of others’ accounts.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Executive Assistant

Executive Assistants are able to manage specific tasks without receiving full access to the admin account.

Executive assistants are able to switch between profiles easily without needing to sign out of their personal Tallie account.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Executive Assistant

Executive Assistants can switch profiles easily in the user settings menu.

We’ve collected valuable feedback in the beta phase and fine tuned the feature in order to prepare it for wide release. Thank you to all who participated in the beta program!

Sort and Filter in Tallie Time

The sort and filter for the time product shares the same basic idea as that for expenses, with the addition of dimensions. Depending on your accounting system and company settings, the availability of certain dimensions in the sort and filter menu may vary.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Sort and Filter

To activate sort and filter, simply click Sort Time Entries By and select an option to narrow your list of time entries. Depending on your selection, you can filter the results even further, such as switching between ascending and descending order or choosing to view all time entries submitted within a specific date range.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Sort by submitted date

In addition to the Time Entry page, the sort and filter feature is also available on Approval and Export pages, giving approvers and exporters more control over how the time entries are presented to them.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Approval page sort and filter

The sort and filter functionality is available on Time Entry, Approval and Export pages.

Product Enhancements & Bug Fixes

  • Time rejection email now includes rejection reason
  • Fixed Time Entry page not loading in Safari: For optimized results in Tallie Time, please continue using Chrome during the beta phase.
  • Fixed the issue where Executive Assistant’s active dates are not honored
  • Fixed the issue where Executive Assistant settings show “Track Time” in expense-only enterprises
  • Made sure we handle processing of non-standard PDF files more gracefully so they don’t slow down general receipt processing speeds
  • Made sure we only validate for projects and classes when exporting to QuickBooks
  • Made sure auto-import for credit card statement upload skips payments
  • Fixed the issue where Approver tab is missing in newly-created resold accounts

We look forward to hearing how these upgrades have made managing your time and expenses even easier. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to our Product Expert team at support@usetallie.com or by calling 888-874-1118 Ext 2.

Tallie Introduces New Client Onboarding Automation

Onboarding new clients just got easier with new Tallie profile presets.

Tallie today announced a new feature to simplify the task of onboarding new clients for its accounting firm partners. Adding new clients can be an unnecessarily repetitive task, especially for accounting firms transitioning their clients from inherited systems to firm-managed standardized systems. Now, Tallie’s accounting firm partners can save time by storing the settings for an existing client to use as a template for future clients with similar business models and needs. These stored profile presets can then be applied when onboarding new clients.

Review of accounting firm partner processes inspired the new functionality. As accounting firms shift from a traditional time and materials billing process to flat rates and basic service offerings, standardization and automation are keys to profitability.  

“The accounting industry is rapidly changing its business model,” says Claire Milligan, Director of User Experience at Tallie. “Rather than replacing the traditional accountant, we believe Tallie is the technology business partner that will enable firms to evolve, expand profits, and develop new relationships with their clients.”

The new functionality complements an already robust reseller management portal that Tallie created for accounting firm partners to streamline billing, usage data, and access for client accounts all under one accountant login.

“Tallie is committed to helping our partners set the standard for the future of the accounting industry,” says Claire Milligan. “With consultation from clients, partners, and industry leaders, we consistently build tools that empower our partners to offer better, faster, more profitable expense management as a part of an outsourced accounting product.”

About Tallie

Tallie expense report software simplifies the entire expense management process. From point of purchase to accounting and reimbursement, Tallie eliminates busy work using real-time integration with leading accounting and bill pay solutions, including QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, Xero, Intacct, and Bill.com. Recently, Tallie joined forces with Nexonia, Certify, and ExpenseWatch to form the largest independent expense management company in the world. For more information about Tallie, please visit www.tallie.com.  

Introducing Tallie Time — Tallie Expense Report Software 12.1 Release Notes

Since the launch of Tallie, we’ve been regularly adding new features and enhancements to the product, with the goal of bringing you the expense-tracking software that saves you the most time. Over the last year or so, we realized that our customers were looking for a comprehensive time and expense product all in a single application. Our focus in the last couple of months has been to build a new time-tracking product within Tallie, designed and developed to share the same experience of Tallie Expense. With this release, we’re excited to introduce Tallie Time as a beta product! This is a restricted beta, as the product is best suited for customers who track time for customer billing purposes. Read on for a detailed list of features, and please reach out to support@usetallie.com if you think your company would be a good fit for beta testing!

Enter time with just a few clicks or taps

Creating time entries in Tallie is just as simple as creating expenses. We’ve added a new “Track Time” permission to user profiles for customers who have Tallie Time beta enabled. For those users with the Track Time permission, a new Time entry page can be found in the top navigation bar of the web app and a Time entry mode can be accessed from within the Tallie mobile apps.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Time Entry Page

Enter time and keep track of the status of your submitted entries on the Time Entry page.

The latest mobile apps v4.1 are now available in the App Store and Google Play. This release features time-tracking functionality and various bug fixes. Users with the Track Time permission will be able to create time entries by tapping the plus button in the Android app, or toggling to Time at the top of the screen and tapping the plus button in the iOS app.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Create time entry from the iOS app

Tallie Expense Report Software - Create time entry from the Android app

Creating time entries in Tallie mobile apps is as simple as a few taps.

When entering time, the mandatory fields are date, duration and time type. In addition, users can map the appropriate dimensional data, including project, customer, class, department, and location to a time entry, or flag a time entry as billable to a client. The availability of these fields are all controlled by the admin settings within Tallie, giving you more control over how your users track time. Additionally, users can choose to record time against a single day or multiple days from the same dialog screen.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Create Time Entry

Enter time for a single day or multiple days from the same screen.

Email notifications make time approval easier than ever

If you use Tallie to track expenses, you have experienced the convenience of email approval and rejection. Whenever someone submits time, the time approver will receive a notification within a few minutes to either approve or reject directly from the email. In order to prevent approvers from getting inundated by approval notifications, time entries submitted within a certain timeframe will be included on the same email.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Approval Email

Approve or reject time from approval notifications — no separate login required.

In case of a rejection, the submitter will receive a rejection notification so they’ll know to edit and resubmit in a timely manner. Approval notifications go to the executive assistant(s) of the submitter and the approver as well, if such role has been configured in your account.

View time entries by user and pay period on the new Time Approval page

We’ve added a new Time Approval page under the Approval tab. If your enterprise has both Time and Expense enabled, you’ll be able to easily switch between the respective approval pages. Time entries are grouped by pay periods, and approvers can select one or a few pay periods and approve them from this page. Similar to the Expense Approval page, there’s a “View approved entries” in the upper-right corner which has an archive of all time entries previously-approved by the approver.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Approval Page

Select one or a few pay periods to approve, or click on a pay period and approve by submitter.

Clicking on a pay period will take you to a page where you can browse all entries pending approval, grouped by submitters. There are three different ways to approve or reject. First, you can click Approve All/Reject All to mass approve/reject entries submitted by a user. Second, you can hover over the down arrow on the far right and click “Approve Time Entry” or “Reject Time Entry” in the action menu to approve or reject individual entries. Finally, you can select a few entries and hit “Approve Selected” or “Reject Selected.”

Tallie Expense Report Software - Approval Page User View

Approve or reject individual entries from the action menu.

Export time to QuickBooks Online and/or payroll

Any user with the Export permission can access the Time Export page and export from there. The primary view of Time Export page is made up of two sections: Pay Periods ready for export and batches of time entries in the process of export.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Time Export Page

Time Export page is made up of pay cycles ready for export and batches. A batch is a group of time entries exported together.

The orange Export Alerts badge has information that would give you better visibility into the current submission status of the pay period:

Tallie Expense Report Software - Time Export Alerts

Export Alerts dialog gives you a clear idea of the current status of a pay period.

Clicking on a batch or a pay period on the Time Export page will show you the content of the batch or the pay period, where time entries are grouped by submitters. From here, you can then drill down further to the user view.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Time Export Page

Ready for export entries are grouped by submitters when viewing a specific pay period.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Time Export Page User View

User view of the Export page displays all time entry details and any export errors.

All Tallie integrations are supported for data sync, however, QuickBooks Online Plus is the only accounting software supported for direct time export during the beta period. For other accounting software users, we have updated our CSV export feature to incorporate the time-related additions. This will allow you to export time data from Tallie as CSV files and upload them to your payroll provider and/or ERP.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Export time to QuickBooks Online

Time exported to QuickBooks Online can be found in Weekly Timesheet.

New Affiliate client templates significantly reduce the workload when creating a new client

Many of our accounting partners (affiliates) have standardized on specific customer configurations, with certain features, expense categories, etc. made available to similar clients. The goal behind affiliate templates is to streamline the process for creating standardized resold client accounts by allowing affiliates to create templates based on existing clients’ settings and to select a specific template when creating a new resold account. If you don’t have a standardized process, just select the default expense template.

To create a template based on a client, click on the pencil icon on the right side of the client’s name in Reseller Management portal. At this time, only expense settings are included in affiliate templates.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Affiliate Template

Tallie Expense Report Software - Affiliate Templates

Create a template based on an existing client’s settings by clicking the pencil button.

Additional Enhancements

  • Intacct GL posting date on AP bills is populated with the prompted date now
  • Fixed the issue where some expense reports containing mileage expenses are $.01 short in Intacct

Looking for a product that supports billable time-tracking and has export capabilities to QBO and payroll software? We’re happy to show you how Tallie Time beta could save you time. Reach out to our Product Expert team at support@usetallie.com or by calling 888-874-1118 Ext 2.

Tallie Expense Tracking Software – July Webinar Schedule

Throughout the month of July, we are conducting free weekly webinars on a range of subjects to ensure you get the most out of our expense tracking software.

These webinars provide free training for employees, managers, and accountants alike. Lasting between 15 and 30 minutes, each webinar is loaded with information ranging from product guidance to live Q&A with Tallie Product Experts.

Register for a free July webinar below!

TALLIE USER TRAINING

  1. Run through the creation of a Tallie expense reports.
  2. Share the tips and tricks to create your expense report in a few minutes.
  3. Answer any and every Tallie question you might possibly have.

Register:

Wednesday July 5th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST 

Tuesday July 11th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST

Tuesday July 18th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST **SPECIAL: How To Use Tallie Android & iOS Apps**

Tuesday July 25th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST

ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING

  1. Walk through how to create custom policies and approval levels within Tallie.
  2. Show how Tallie streamlines your expense reporting workflow with multi-point data export and bi-directional accounting system integration.
  3. Answer any and every Tallie question you have.

Register:

Thursday July 6th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST

Thursday July 27th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST

CORPORATE CREDIT CARD TRAINING

  1. Walk through the corporate credit card management within Tallie.
  2. Show the three types of credit card connections in Tallie.
  3. Answer any and every Tallie question you have.

Register:

Thursday July 20th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST

ACCOUNTANT TRAINING

  1. Run through a variety of expense tracking features that you may utilize in Tallie.
  2. Review customization and options of your account’s configuration.
  3. Show how Tallie streamlines your accounting workflow with 1-click multi-point export and bi-directional accounting system integration.
  4. Answer any and every Tallie question you have.

Register:

Thursday July 13th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST

If you have any questions about Tallie’s expense reporting software between now and your chosen training webinar, please don’t hesitate to contact our Product Expert Team directly at support@usetallie.com or 888-874-1118 Ext 2. We hope to see you there!

Tallie Expense Management – June Webinar Schedule

During the month of June, we will be hosting free webinars on a variety of subjects to help you get the most out of Tallie for your Expense Management needs.

These webinars provide completely free training for employees, managers, and accountants alike. Each webinar lasts between 15 and 30 minutes and is packed with information ranging from product guidance to live Q&A with Tallie Product Experts.

Register for a free June webinar below!

TALLIE USER TRAINING

  1. Run through the creation of Tallie expense reports.
  2. Share the tips and tricks for Expense Management.
  3. Live Q & A session for any questions you may have.

Register:

Tuesday June 6th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PDT

Tuesday June 13th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PDT 

Tuesday June 20th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PDT **SPECIAL: How To Use Tallie Android & iOS Apps**

Tuesday June 27th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PDT

ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING

  1. Walk through how to create custom policies and approval levels within Tallie.
  2. Show how Tallie streamlines your expense reporting workflow with multi-point data export and bi-directional accounting system integration.
  3. Live Q & A session for any questions you may have.

Register:

Thursday June 8th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PDT

Thursday June 22nd 8:30 – 9:00 AM PDT

APPROVER TRAINING

  1. Walk through the expense reports approval process within Tallie.
  2. Show the expense report edit feature for specified approvers.
  3. Live Q & A session for any questions you may have.

Register:

Thursday June 15th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PDT

ACCOUNTANT TRAINING

  1. Run through a variety of expense reporting features that you may utilize in Tallie.
  2. Review customization and options of your account’s configuration.
  3. Show how Tallie streamlines your accounting workflow with 1-click multi-point export and bi-directional accounting system integration.
  4. Live Q & A session for any questions you may have.

Register:

Thursday June 1st 8:30 – 9:00 AM PDT

Thursday June 29th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PDT

If you have any questions about Tallie’s expense reporting software between now and your chosen training webinar, please don’t hesitate to contact our Product Expert Team directly at support@usetallie.com or 888-874-1118 Ext 2. We hope to see you there!