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Bill Payments.

Replace Concur with a modern solution. Capture invoices, create bills, manage POs, automate amortizations, schedule/send payments, auto-categorize, and sync with your GL. Pay invoices with any payment type (cards, checks, ACH, vendor credits, international wires) all from one convenient dashboard.

Screenshot of the Airbase Bill Payments product.

Corporate Cards.

Airbase physical or virtual corporate cards offer cash back on all purchases. Set transactions to automatically sync to your GL, and set spending parameters for cards.

Product screenshot of corporate cards product inside the Airbase platform.

Reimbursements.

Automate employee expense reimbursements with pre-set rules. Requests are routed to the right approvers, and payment is automatically made when approved and receipt upload is verified. Whether payment is T&E, or any other purpose, Airbase is the consolidated consistent solution employees love.

Screenshot of the reimbursement product in the Airbase platform.

Real-time Reporting.

View spend by department, employee, team, or vendor in real time. See company spend as it happens.
Product screenshot of the real time reporting offered in Airbase.

Accounting Automation.

Close faster and reduce errors. Free up finance teams to focus on work that matters. Automate approvals, documentation creation, reconciliations, categorizations, syncing to the GL, and more.
Product screenshot displaying the automated accounting functionality in Airbase.

Approval Workflows.

Use rule-based expense policies to customize approval workflows. Once set, requests are automatically routed to the right approver(s) in the mobile app, on Slack, and in email, for rapid turnaround.
Product screenshot displaying the approval workflows within Airbase.

The one solution for all company spend.

Airbase combines bill payments, corporate cards, and reimbursements onto a single platform with approval workflows, accounting automation, and reporting. Expenses impact almost everyone in a company — make it a better experience for them all.

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“Airbase has rethought how spend management should be done from the ground up. We get all the control and visibility we need while delivering an amazing experience to the entire company.”
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Product / Feature
Airbase
Tipalti
Corporate Cards
Cash back on corporate cards: Pre-funded card program
2.25%
Cash back on corporate cards: Charge card program
1.75%
Virtual cards (pre-approval and spend controls)
Physical cards for offline spend
Delegation support for executives
Automated straight-line amortization for prepaids
Receipt compliance & inbox for receipt management
Bill Payments
Basic bill payments (invoice ingestion, bill creation and payment)
International payments (200+ countries & 145+ currencies)
PO module, PO matching
Vendor / supplier portal for self-onboarding
Payment runs
Recurring payments
Amortizations
Reimbursements
Basic reimbursement workflows
Mileage reimbursements
OCR receipt scanning
Custom policies and rules
Delegation support for executives
Receipt inbox for receipt management
Reimbursement request & approval workflows on mobile app
Request / Approval Workflows
Pre-approval workflow for all spend (cards, bill payments and reimbursements)
Slack integration
Advanced approvals – rule-based policy engine
Physical card approval workflows
Reporting
Team and individual reporting
Departmental reporting
Open PO reporting for accrual workflows
Real-time reporting for all non-payroll spend
Advanced Features
Multi-subsidiary support in one consolidated system
Advanced role-based access control
Centralized vendor management
Mobile app for all relevant workflows (iOS / Android)
Okta and OneLogin: SSO and SCIM support
HRIS integration
GL custom fields & custom segments integration (NetSuite)

There’s a lot more.

Airbase deeply understands the needs of accountants and provides depth and breadth not found in competitors. This ensures that you never have to deal with change management as you grow — from idea to IPO, and beyond.

Corporate Cards

  • Workflow to request and approve temporary change in spend limit for virtual and physical cards.
  • Manage all GL sync rules for virtual cards in one place with bulk-edit workflows.
  • Workflow for manager approval of physical card transactions before syncing to GL.
  • Detailed audit log for all changes made for all cards: spend limits changed, card owners transferred, system-driven locks on the card per compliance policies.
  • Receipt compliance — opt cards out of reminders, lock cards if receipts are not attached within configurable number of days.
  • Proactive fraud alerts and self-serve handling by employees via mobile app / web / email.
  • Subscription management: keep records of contracts / related info when a card is created, and key contact personnel with the vendor.

Bill Payments

  • View and save email thread in Airbase when invoice is forwarded.
  • Customize posting period in GL.
  • Configure amortization rules during bill creation.
  • Select NetSuite amortization schedules in Airbase.
  • Option to create a bill in the GL as soon as it’s created in Airbase or after approval.
  • Option to initiate payments as soon as all the approvals are done.
  • Allow a bill to be edited after it has been approved, and sync updates to the GL.
  • Attach files and other supporting information to each bill.
  • Exportable aging report.
  • View detailed audit trail of every bill — when it was uploaded, approved, and paid.
  • See completed and pending bill payments for vendor during bill creation to avoid duplicate payments.
  • Option to invite vendors and have them provide their payment and tax details (vendor portal).
  • Advanced approval policies allow rules that define who approves bill payments based on location, vendor, categories, departments, and more.
  • Allow vendors to upload invoices and track the status of their payments.

Expense Reimbursements

  • Advanced reimbursement policies (time, budget, and field-based policies).
  • Automated GL coding.
  • Receipt inbox to store receipts for later processing.
  • Automatic mileage calculation based on origin and destination address.
  • Specify whether an employee is paid via Airbase or through a separate process (helps with international employees).
  • Full reimbursement request creation and approval workflow support on mobile app.
  • Slack integration for employee updates and approval workflow.

Request and Approval Workflows

  • Granular rule builder for request routing based on department, subsidiary, vendor, amount, GL category, GL tags, and many other dimensions.
  • Additional support for approval policies based on GL tags like class, location, cost center, customer / project, etc.
  • Unique departmental approval policies.
  • Approval groups — require everyone in the group to approve or one member. Sequential and parallel approvals within the group.
  • Separate request routing policies for recurring virtual cards, one-time virtual cards, bill payments, reimbursements, and POs.
  • Simulate employee requests to make sure your advanced approval policies are correctly defined.
  • Support for fallback approver in case no rules match.
  • Consistent approval workflow experience for requesters and approvers across all non-payroll spend (corporate cards, bill payments, POs, reimbursements).

Integrations

  • Microsoft Office 365 & Google SSO.
  • Okta and OneLogin SSO support.
  • SCIM support for Okta and OneLogin for automatic user provisioning and de-provisioning.
  • Rippling HRIS integrations for automatic user provisioning and de-provisioning.
  • Deep API integrations with QuickBooks Online & Desktop, Intacct, NetSuite, Xero GLs that sync projects, segments, custom fields, and amortization templates (as supported by the GL).

Multi-Subsidiary, Multi-Currency Support

  • One platform for all global non-payroll spend management across corporate cards, bill payments, and reimbursements.
  • Support for 200+ countries.
  • Support for 145+ currencies.
  • Free international payments in local currency.
  • Competitive rates for USD wires to other countries.

Accounting Policies

Customizable accounting policies that can be assigned to users provide the following benefits:

  • Auto-populate GL tags (class, department, location, etc.) based on employee who is spending money.
  • Customize receipt compliance rules. Remove the requirement to upload receipts for expenses under a certain dollar value.
  • Configure which GL categories and tags are shown in drop-downs to users.
  • Set aliases for GL categories at the policy level.
  • Create unlimited accounting policies.

Mobile App

Airbase offers a rich mobile app with support for the following workflows:

  • Approvals across all spend methods — corporate cards, bills, reimbursements.
  • Create a new reimbursement request.
  • Review status of reimbursement requests.
  • Receipt inbox to capture receipts for later attachment to physical card transactions and reimbursement requests.
  • Physical card related workflows — review transactions, attach receipts and categorize transactions, submit transactions for approval, lock / unlock card.

Tax Compliance

  • Require a W-9 form before bill payment.
  • Easily collect W-9 by inviting vendor to self-onboard in vendor portal.
  • Generate report of vendors who require 1099 to be generated.

Security and Compliance

  • SOC 1 Type I & SOC 2 Type II Compliance.
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Information contained on this page is based on publicly available documentation as of November 24, 2021. Features may be referred to differently by different vendors which may cloud direct comparisons. Products and features are continually being updated and we will make an effort to update the information in this document to reflect those changes. Please contact marketing@airbase.io to suggest corrections.