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 Employee Spotlight: Vita, Implementations Manager

When Vita Guido walked through the Tallie doors in September of 2014, the team knew they had struck gold. Over the past three years Vita has served as an invaluable asset to the organization, bringing immense product knowledge, contagious positivity, and an uncanny sense of humor to the office every day. We sat down with Vita to learn more about our favorite implementations team manager.

What do you do here at Tallie?

I manage a team of three fabulous implementation specialists. We on-board new Tallie and SpringAhead clients. I oversee the process and make sure we get our clients excited, prepared, and ramped up!

Who is Gizmo?

He’s the Tallie MVP, unofficial mascot, and employee of the year. He’s also my cat.

What is your favorite part of working for Tallie?

The people! I really enjoy working with our Tallie peeps. We are hardworking but have plenty of fun in the office. I also like the flexibility of working with other teams; you’re never tied to your own department. If you’re interested in dev work, for example, you can participate cross-functionally with the engineering team. Now that we’re a family of brands, we can also branch out to our sibling softwares, Certify and Nexonia!

What makes Tallie different from other companies?

I really enjoy that every day is different. There is always something new to learn. We are exposed to so many softwares that we become masters of not just our own product but all of our partner integrations too. Giving us expertise and insight into all of these products allows us to help our clients above and beyond.

First screen name?

VitaBee4ever and it still is.

How many countries have you been to?

Nine and counting! Mexico, Cuba, Iceland, Canada, Japan, and Italy to name a few.

Which one was your favorite?

Japan. It was so different from anywhere I’ve ever been. I also loved France for how romantic it was. The southern coast of France is so beautiful.

We heard you did quite a bit of karaoke in Japan. Do you have a favorite song?

Life on Mars by David Bowie. Because if you’re not a very good singer you still sound like a pro. Least favorite: Pork and Beans by Weezer (don’t ask).

Where do you want to travel next?

Back to Mexico! My family is from there, and I want to experience it as an adult. A pilgrimage to the motherland, if you will. Chile and Argentina are also on my list.

Favorite Bay Area restaurant?

A16 in Rockridge and The Hideout in Lafayette.

What is an Instagram account people should be following?

Poorly drawn lines and Ketnipz.

What is your advice for women interested in pursuing a career in tech?

Go for it. I believe women should absolutely pursue careers in tech. There is a stigma that tech has a bro culture, but I wholeheartedly believe there’s an equal space for women. Women should shouldn’t be afraid to dive into more technical roles and fundamentals like SQL. I think Tallie has done a great job of giving those opportunities to women. A lot of our employees started in support and have been able to move into more technical roles.

What is one question you wish you were asked in an interview?

How would you explain email to your grandma?

 

 

 

Ready to say “goodbye” to manual data entry and “hello” to seamless, deep integrations with your favorite accounting systems? Use Tallie’s powerful expense management software FREE for 14 days – no credit card or commitment required. Give it a try by signing up today. Care for a walkthrough by a trained expert first? Contact us to schedule your free Tallie product demo now.

6 Ways to Stay on Top of your Expenses with Tallie

We’ve all been there, hustling through a business trip, meeting clients, crushing projects, kicking tail, until suddenly your trip is over and your expense report is blank. You rack your brain, retrace your steps, and pray that you left a paper trail. All in an effort to piece together your purchases. We get it, entering expenses can be tedious and time-consuming, especially if you’re using an archaic paper process. Good news: there’s an easier way.

Enter expenses on the fly.

With the Tallie mobile app, you have the flexibility to capture receipts anywhere you take your phone. Any free moment is an opportunity. As soon as you’re handed a receipt, swipe open the app and snap a photo.

Record it as it happens. 

Feel free to open and edit your expense report as many times as needed. You can enter your expenses as the day unfolds, little by little. The easy-to-use interface allows you to plug in expenses in half the time so you can get back to the grind.

Preload it.

Let Tallie take manual data entry off your plate. Code your project, location, class, and department ahead of time for your convenience. Once you’re ready to enter an expense, the bulk of the details will already be coded for you.

Connect your card.

Connect your corporate credit card and let Tallie automatically pull your credit card charges onto an expense report.

Send in your mail. 

Easily pull in any email receipts by forwarding your receipts to  receipts@tallie.com. Whether the receipt is a PDF or in the body of the email, Tallie will capture it.

Erase your mistakes.

Submit an expense report that’s missing something? Call it back with the “unsubmit” button, make your changes, and send it back to your approver at the touch of a button.

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.

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.

Understanding and Streamlining the Transition to Outsourced Accounting

Businesses have recently discovered an array of advantages when they outsource critical accounting functions to an external team. This change makes perfect sense, especially when one considers the advanced software and technological assets that make it possible.

However, the transition hasn’t been easy for everyone. In fact, several complications can come up, particularly for the accounting firms providing these outsourced functions. Thankfully, the release of a new feature is helping to streamline this process, making the shift to outsourced accounting more efficient and successful.

Growing Demands for Outsourced Accounting

Outsourced accounting is no longer a trend. It’s a fact on the ground. For years, the enterprise community has demanded that external experts take on bookkeeping responsibilities.

Currently, the global bookkeeping market generates $74 billion in annual revenues, and is experiencing more than 5 percent annual growth. As more businesses continue to outsource their accounting needs, this market will only continue to expand.

What’s Driving This Transition?

It isn’t difficult to understand the advantages of outsourced accounting. When companies shift this responsibility to a team of external experts, staff members have more time to focus on other mission-critical tasks. But time saving isn’t the only motivation for businesses to outsource accounting services:

– Capital Savings: This type of service can bring a pay-as-you-go nature to a company’s accounting needs, enabling an organization to lean on the knowledge of outsourced accountants when they need it most. This helps reduce overall accounting costs, saving considerable financial capital.

Even organizations with full-time outsourced accountant partnerships save significantly. More often than not, the price of outsourced services is notably less than what it would cost to recruit and hire an internal accounting team.

– Impartial, Expert Advice: An outsourced team can also provide unbiased guidance to business leaders when they need it most. This type of advice can prove particularly valuable as a company expands.

“Experienced accountants have seen many businesses grow and scale,” inDinero contributor Jonathan Grabis wrote. “This means they can provide comparative and critical analysis and are familiar with what you should prepare for, how to make smarter spending choices, and which financial solutions will be the best fit for your business model.”

– Access to Advanced Technology: Leveraging the services of an outsourced accounting firm also means companies have access to the latest financial tech without having to invest in purchasing these systems themselves.

Streamlining the Onboarding Process

Technology represents a cornerstone of today’s accounting industry, but these systems can also create sticking points that complicate a company’s transition to outsourced accounting.

This is especially true during the onboarding process. In the past, accounting firms have had to manually tailor their software solutions to align capabilities with each client’s specific needs. This was a complex activity that required an experienced hand, and also increased the time it took to onboard clients and begin accounting work.

Thankfully, this critical pain point is now being addressed. Tallie’s newest release includes a feature that streamlines the software customization process, enabling accounting firms to more quickly onboard new clients transitioning from older systems to firm-managed, standardized platforms.

Tallie’s Affiliate Templates allow accounting firms to create special standardized versions for client processes and workflows. In this way, client needs can be organized into specific tiers, and when a new client comes on board, the firm is able to auto-provision an account that aligns with a selected template. This makes the onboarding process much more efficient, and significantly reduces the time it takes to set up a new client. Thanks to Affiliate Templates, it now takes only minutes to transition new clients to the accounting firms’ standardized system.

To find out more about this feature and how it can streamline the transition to outsourced accounting for your clients, contact us today.

Tallie Expense Management – August Webinar Schedule

Throughout the month of August, we are conducting free weekly webinars on a range of subjects to ensure you get the most out of our expense management 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 August 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:

Tuesday August 1st 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST

Tuesday August 8th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST

Tuesday August 15th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST **SPECIAL: How To Use Tallie Android & iOS Apps**

Tuesday August 22nd 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST

Tuesday August 29th 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 August 10th 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST

Thursday August 24th 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 August 17th 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 August 3rd 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST

Thursday August 31st 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST

If you have any questions about Tallie’s expense management 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 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 Report Software 12.0 Release Notes

For the past couple months, the Tallie team has been laying the groundwork for a major product release that’s happening early this Summer. While we’re still developing more features and polishing the ones that have already been built, we’ve also added some enhancements and addressed certain issues. Stay tuned for our upcoming release, but until then, read on to learn about the additions and bug fixes you can find in Tallie starting today!

New Enterprise Time Zones

São Paolo, Brazil, all Australian and New Zealand time zones are now available in our Localization menu in the Company Preferences area.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Enterprise Time Zone

Oceania and São Paolo time zones are now available.

Further Improvements to our Bank Data Delivery Credit Card Feeds

Ever since the release of our in-house credit card integration at the end of 2016, we have been able to successfully connect several clients’ commercial cards, some of whom need support for dozens of corporate card sub-accounts. We’ve had success on all three financial institutions we support, which are Visa, MasterCard and Amex. Due to the fact that the process of initiating a Bank Data Delivery is not always the same across different banks, our Product Expert team would assist the client every step of the way and raise any technical roadblocks to our Development team. In this release, we’ve addressed a handful of Bank Data Delivery issues, including well-formed files with no transaction data being treated as errored files, file parsing error, and auto-import skipping transactions. We take pride in the integrations we built from the ground up and we’re continuously making enhancements to them, that includes Bank Data Delivery as well.

Tallie Expense Report Software - Bank Data Delivery Credit Card Feeds

Bank Data Delivery supports corporate card sub-accounts from Visa, American Express and MasterCard. New sub-account shows up automatically when the bank sends transactions attributed to it.

Additional Fixes

  • Monetary Approval Levels Addressed the issue where if a monetary level is not part of the managerial chain, it would interfere with the managerial approval. Also addressed another issue where unlimited approver is skipped and default approver is contacted when there’s a “silent” approver who is not assigned in the approval flow.
  • Fixed the issue where expense category default billable flag prevents user from making the expense not billable.
  • Fixed Print Selected reports functionality on the Export/Exported page does not include the Google Maps for mileage expenses.
  • Rewrite Billing page “past due” error if there are older invoices that need to be processed after the admin had updated credit card, so admin knows to contact Support.

Stay tuned for the big announcement coming early this Summer.

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.