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Look for an alternative to Emburse? Give Spendesk a try

Spendesk is an all-in-one spend management platform. From physical and virtual cards to expense reporting and automated travel reimbursements, Spendesk has everything you need to manage corporate spend all in one place.


See Spendesk in action

  • Subscription management

    Track, manage, and centralize all software subscriptions with virtual cards.

  • Office expenses

    Quickly pay all regular operating expenses from a single platform.

  • Travel spending

    Automate employee reimbursements and manage travel payouts with ease.

Spendesk & Emburse: Side-by-side comparison

Manage daily expenses, corporate travel, vendor payments, and more with a single expense management solution.

Corporate Cards & Payments
Pre-approvals for employee cards
Complete Spend Control
Set & deploy default rulebook for all spend
Real-time, custom budgets & spend policies
Budget controls
Automated & manual spend management tools
Mobile app for Android and iOS
Fast & comprehensive spend analytics
Preparatory Accounting
Manage Travel Expenses
Multi-currency support
Trip & flight expense management
Customer Care

A smarter way to manage your expenses

Put your finance team in the driver’s seat with Spendesk.

Multi-level approvals

Real-time reporting

Business rules

Centralized subscriptions

Expense policies

End-to-end audit trail

Budget tracking

Spending insights

Card reconciliation

Fraud prevention

Receipt handling

Travel automation

An expense management solution that grows with you

Tired of trying to track and manage corporate spend through ERP and SAP systems that never quite work? Spendesk is an expense management software that offers flexible expense tracking and account management for teams of all sizes. So, whether you’re a startup with 10 employees or a small business with 100 employees, you can issue cards, review purchases, and track company financials with ease.

Keep finance teams in control

When teams need supplies to get work done, it’s easy for finance teams to get left out of the loop. Spendesk helps you close the gap with a software solution that can track expenses, manage accounts payable, and automatically approve transactions with smart spending budgets. Controllers have 100%, real-time visibility into all spend through user-friendly tools and workflows, so it’s easier than ever to follow the money.

Travel management for teams on the go

Dealing with business travel and related expenses? Spendesk offers preapproved budgets for your corporate cards, so that money can’t be spent in non-approved stores. For smaller organizations, you can even combine Spendesk’s tools and equipment provided by employees, like using a personal car with Spendesk mileage tracking to ensure proper reimbursement. Between the Spendesk app for mobile devices and the functionality of our smart cards, you’ll always have financial management well in hand.

Easy export to your accounting software

Spendesk sits between your bank and your accounting firm to help you manage expenses more efficiently. We offer quick and easy export to QuickBooks and Xero, as well as custom export via CSV to most other accounting tools. You can manage all of your spend in a single user interface, then close your books even faster by quickly importing those expenses to your preferred accounting tools at the end of the month.

Why mid-size businesses love Spendesk

" Spendesk allows me to get a quick overview of our subscription tools, and also limit the budgets. It brings insight, and it brings more control on one of the biggest overhead expense aspects of our company. These days, our employees can just spend as they go and capture a picture with the app. They don’t need to ask for approval for any small expenses. "

Tom Libbrecht

VP Finance @Silverfin

  • Business visibility

    As businesses grow, finances become more important and much harder to track. Spendesk centralizes all spend to a single location and gives your team the ability to monitor transactions at a granular level.

  • Finance automation

    Your finance team is busy. Spendesk automation tools help your team create flexible rulebooks to preapprove spend while providing the tools your team needs to make adjustments on the fly.

  • Ease of use

    Nobody wants a complicated system that makes business more difficult. That’s why Spendesk makes it easy to set up spending guardrails, monitor spend, and much more. Get more financial control without more hassle.


The most frequently asked questions about Spendesk and Emburse.

While both Emburse and Spendesk offer similar features, the biggest difference is how you’ll access those tools.

Emburse offers a product line consisting of different modules (Emburse Certify, Chrome River, Spend, Go, etc.) each with its own toolkit. These products work together, but they’re separate from one another, and the tools that you’ll ultimately need to keep a lid on your finances will vary.

On the other hand, Spendesk gives you all the tools you need inside a single, unified interface. You won’t have to pick and choose what you need in order to get the best expense management system. You’ll have access to all the tools you need as soon as you sign up.

While many of our competitors (Abacus, Brex, Ramp, Expensify, Fyle, Pleo, Zoho Expense, etc.) offer similar solutions like corporate credit cards or onboard project management tools, Spendesk is focused on delivering 100% visibility into your 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.

Get pricing details and learn more by contacting a Spendesk expert today.

No. Spendesk sits between your bank and your accounting software as an expense management platform. While it’s possible to acquire an unlimited number of physical and virtual cards, all of our cards are tied to your Spendesk account — just like a debit card for your bank.

You’ll need to transfer your funds to your Spendesk account, which are then paid out to vendors based on card transactions and direct payments issued by account managers.

We do work with major credit card services for Spendesk cards, so purchases will be transacted by major industry providers like Mastercard (Europe) and Visa (US).

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).

Centralize your finances

Get everything you need all in one place with Spendesk.

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Last updated: 19 July 2022