Certify, Inc./Chrome River Acquire Emburse to Revolutionize Expense and Card Solutions

Commercial card provider becomes part of a global spend management portfolio including Abacus, Captio, Certify, Chrome River, Nexonia, and Tallie, to expand spend controls to the pre-purchase experience

PORTLAND, MAINE and LOS ANGELES, JULY 29, 2019: Certify, Inc./Chrome River, the largest independent portfolio of travel, expense and payment solutions, announces the acquisition of Emburse, a leading startup provider of virtual and physical cards for business expenses and vendor payments.

San Francisco-based Emburse offers a range of corporate card solutions that allow organizations to easily enforce travel and expense policies, while providing employees and job candidates a simple way to make purchases. These solutions, ranging from traditional plastic cards to virtual cards delivered via texts or digital wallets, give businesses deeper, real-time insight and control over corporate expenses, by allowing administrators to set granular spending parameters. Emburse has processed hundreds of millions of dollars of company spend over tens of thousands of credit cards, while doubling revenue every year.

“Joining such a prestigious portfolio of travel, expense and invoice management brands will greatly accelerate our ability to expand Emburse’s reach,” said Peter Lai, CEO at Emburse. “We share a common goal in helping organizations control employee spending and reduce expense fraud, all while providing a user-friendly and flexible solution to both frequent and infrequent card users.”

Emburse is being added to the leading portfolio of global spend management brands, which includes Abacus, Captio, Certify, Chrome River, Nexonia, and Tallie. Emburse will initially be integrated into the Abacus expense management platform, further strengthening Abacus’ capabilities in supporting real time expense reporting.

“Adding Emburse to Abacus will enable the next major step in real time expense reporting innovation by providing policy insight in advance of the purchase,” said Omar Qari, co-founder and general manager of Abacus. “This exciting new capability will continue to reduce customer liability, while improving the overall employee and interview candidate experience.”

“The acquisition of Emburse demonstrates our continued commitment to bringing valuable innovation that benefits our customers, their employees, and prospective employees, across our brands.” said Nord Samuelson, president of Certify, Inc./Chrome River.

About Emburse
Emburse alleviates major pain points experienced in all businesses by providing virtual and physical credit cards with built in spend enforcement and expense reconciliation, vastly reducing the hours required from both employees and finance departments. Cards can be restricted based on set budgets, merchant categories or individual merchant IDs, and even specific hours of the day. Major use cases include cards for corporate spending, travel, vendor payments, perk cards, and more. All services are also available via an API. Please visit www.emburse.com for more information.

About Certify, Inc./Chrome River
Certify, Inc./Chrome River is the world’s largest independent provider of travel, expense and payment solutions. The portfolio includes leading SaaS platforms Abacus, Captio, Certify, Chrome River, Nexonia, and Tallie. With innovative spend management applications such as real time expense reporting, integrated travel booking, time tracking, and accounts payable automation, the company has transformed how more than 11,000 organizations manage corporate spend. The company’s commitment to delivering a superior customer journey by creating long-term value for its customers, makes it a preferred choice of CFOs, CIOs, AP teams, travel managers and business travelers.

Customers include Anthem, Grant Thornton, Garmin, Mailchimp, Pinterest, Red Bull, Shopify, Subway, SurveyMonkey, Toyota, and Virgin Galactic.

For more information, please visit: www.abacus.com, www.certify.com, www.captio.com, www.chromeriver.com, www.nexonia.com, www.tallie.com

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?

 

 

 

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Intacct Advantage 2017: It was a blast, see you again next year!

And that’s a wrap! Intacct Advantage 2017 has come to a close. We hope all who attended this year’s event left the city of lights feeling like high rollers. The conference floor was buzzing in Las Vegas. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit us. It was a thrill to debut our combined Nexonia and Tallie booth.

We hope you enjoyed the refreshments and gifts! If you were still up at sunrise, our hangover kits definitely came in handy. Whether you came by for a demo or to recharge your conference juices, we had a great time chatting with new and old friends.

Kudos to our very own Director of UX and Product Engineering, Claire Milligan, who took the podium for a presentation on driving accurate forecasting through employee engagement and financial tools.

And we’d like to thank all of our partners who joined us at Top Golf for our East v. West team shootout. It was a great opportunity to come together for some face-to-face time and friendly competition. We didn’t all hit the greens, but we all took our swings! Bringing so many powerhouse names under one roof is a clear indication of how quickly the fintech industry continues to grow. It’s an exciting time to join the conversation and collaborate with organizations working to better the accounting process.

If you’re still gambling with paper receipts and excel sheets, check us out here. We look forward to seeing you all again at Intacct Advantage 2018!