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Need an alternative to Airbase? Do more with Spendesk.

Take control of company spend with flexible rulebooks, intuitive automated workflows, and powerful data aggregation tools that deliver deep insights into corporate spending trends.


Bring the power of Spendesk to your organization

  • Complete oversight

    Create custom budgets and approval policies that actually work.

  • Centralized control

    See and manage all corporate spending in one place.

  • Real-time visibility

    Build effective budgets and track 100% of company spend as it happens.

Spendesk & Airbase: Side-by-side comparison

Spendesk brings even more financial control to your organization with powerful analytics, customizable spending controls, and better budgeting tools.

Corporate Cards & Payments
Unlimited physical & virtual cards
Pre-approvals for employee cards
Complete Spend Control
Set & deploy default rulebook for all spend
Customizable budgets & spending policies
Mobile app for Android and iOS
Fast & comprehensive spend analytics
Preparatory Accounting & Integrations
Manage Travel Expenses
Multi-currency support
Trip & flight expense management

Scale faster with Spendesk

Give your business a flexible platform that can grow and expand as your needs evolve.

Multi-level approvals

Centralized subscriptions

Real-time reporting

Custom spending rules

Budget tracking

Bookkeep 2.0

End-to-end audit trail

Spending insights

Approval policies

Cost centers

Receipt matching

Travel automation

Spend management — all in one place

Tracking corporate spend can be a major challenge because expenses aren’t always tracked in one place. An ERP system or similar software solution might manage procurement and invoice management, but it may not handle debit/credit card deployment, travel expenses, or expense reimbursements. Spendesk is a spend management platform that helps you view and manage all expenses in one place so that you always have a single source of financial truth.

Get granular insights into how teams spend money

Ever wanted to know how employees are really spending their money? Many financial management solutions only provide a high-level overview of team spending trends. With Spendesk, you’ll have access to everything you need to dive deep into spend habits, expense tracking, and more. No matter whether you’re a startup, a small business, or a growing organization, this functionality can be a game-changer on the road to complete financial accountability.

Top-down accountability that works

Even with dedicated expense management software, it can be easy for approval workflows to fall apart. Finance teams need to delegate some approval authority to department managers, and it’s easy for spending guidelines to get lost in translation. Spendesk removes that managerial burden by using rules, spending policies, and budgets that help cards manage themselves. That way, no matter how you set up the chain of responsibility, there are always safeguards in place.

Flexible spend deployment and approval automation

It’s easy for accounting software tools to fall prey to a one-size-fits-all approach. With Spendesk, you’ll have the tools you need to employ greater flexibility with your spend. Employees can request permission and approval when they need items that fall out of the standard spending policy, and approvers can see them in real time. Once approved, categorization, receipt capture, and expense reimbursements are fast, easy, and simple.

Discover unparalleled financial flexibility with Spendesk

See how Spendesk’s all-in-one platform approach is changing the game for teams just like yours.


The most frequently asked questions about Spendesk and Airbase.

Without a doubt, you’ll see a fair amount of overlap between Spendesk and Airbase. Both companies offer unlimited virtual and physical cards with rule-based controls and automated approval processes that help remove administrative burdens.

Airbase is a great option if you’re looking for help with invoicing, receivables, and accounts payable. They also offer NetSuite integrations with custom fields and native amortization (Enterprise plans only).

On the other hand, Spendesk is the better choice if you’re looking for better control over budgets, analytics, expense reporting, and financial control. While Airbase does offer many of the same features, Spendesk provides greater flexibility and control over budgets and rules, expense monitoring, and role delegation.

Need pricing details? Contact a Spendesk expert today to get pricing based on your specific needs.

While many of our competitors (SaaS and desktop-based tools) offer similar solutions like corporate debit cards or automated approval tools, Spendesk is focused on delivering 100% visibility into company spend.

Our mission is to ensure that your finance team can manage and track transactions at a granular level. We offer flexible spend controls, automated approval tools, and intuitive dashboards so that finance managers can better understand and accommodate company spending needs.

Most importantly, our platform ensures that all your spend happens in one place, rather than across multiple systems or software tools. From finance managers to employees in the field, everyone can use Spendesk to manage transactions, submit expenses, and dispense funds.

Yes! Spendesk invoicing (coming soon to the US) is used by thousands of finance teams to save time and money by helping to manage all cash flow from a single platform. With Spendesk, you can approve and view live budgets, gain full visibility over ongoing commitments, and use automation tools to match and pay invoices with ease.

No. Spendesk sits between your bank and your accounting software tools as a financial management platform for all your business expenses. You’ll transfer money from your bank account to Spendesk via ACH, credit card, or wire transfer. From there, you can allocate funds as you see fit across your business.

Because all of our corporate cards are prepaid, we don’t run credit checks when new cards are generated. We also don’t require a personal guarantee for any kind of funding or impact credit scores in any way for individual cardholders.

Currently, Spendesk is available in the European Economic Area (including Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Norway, Sweden, & Denmark) and in the United States.

Users can create their wallets with currencies in Euro (€), US Dollar ($), Pound (£), Danish Krone (DKK), Norwegian Krone (NOK), and Swedish Krone (SEK).

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Last updated: 8 July 2022