Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ABUKAI + MYOB

ABUKAI joins with MYOB ecosystem to Offer New Expense Management Services to Customers in Australia and New Zealand.

ABUKAI has extended its platform to include MYOB. Our customers in Australia and New Zealand are very important to us and we are committed to extending our services to best serve markets all over the world. 

More details here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Foreign receipts can be frustrating.
We’re here to help.

Most people don’t enjoy expense reporting. Foreign travel can multiply the time required to complete expenses. How many times have you tried figure out what a receipt was for? Receipts can be in another language, and sometimes in another alphabet! After that, you have to go look up exchange rates.


With ABUKAI, you never have to worry about that again.

Taxi receipt in Hong Kong? Easy!
Restaurant in Moscow? Just take a picture!
Dry cleaning in Cairo? Simple!
Rental car in Argentina? Fácil!

Just take pictures of your foreign receipts just like you do with normal receipts. 

We figure out the vendor, category, location (and all the other normal data), plus we calculate the exchange rate and give you the total in your local currency. A London-based user traveling to France would see their expense data in Pounds Sterling, with no extra data entry required.

At ABUKAI, we strive to be the world's quickest and easiest way to create expense reports. 

Our customers have global needs and we want to provide the best possible service for them.


Curious? Give it a try. Just go to abukai.com/install and download our free app and take pictures of a few receipts.

Monday, November 16, 2015

PC Magazine selects ABUKAI Expenses as Top Productivity App for 2015

Make the most of your time with these apps that will help you work more efficiently and boost your productivity:

"With Abukai, you file expense reports by snapping pictures of receipts with your phone."

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395938,00.asp

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ABUKAI named as one of the "Best Financial Management Tools for Startups"

Tech.Co
writes "Abukai is more than just a fun name; it’s also a really quick and easy platform for creating status reports."

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

INTUIT partners with ABUKAI


  • Simply take photos of your receipts or invoices while traveling or in the office with the ABUKAI Expenses mobile application. 
  • Hit "process expense report" and ABUKAI auto-magically generates the transactions for you directly in QuickBooks Online -- without you ever having to type! 
  • ABUKAI fills in the vendor, date, category, total, and description for you. ABUKAI even automatically converts foreign currency transactions into your home currency. Click here to get started.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Exact partners with ABUKAI

With the new Exact Online Integration, ABUKAI Expenses will directly post all transactions into Exact Online for you. The Exact Online Integration is available for Standard Corporate Accounts or Custom Corporate Accounts.

For details, see http://abukai.com/?id=exact

Here's an interesting article in Dutch on ABUKAI's partnership with Exact as well:
http://www.dutchitchannel.nl/dic/2/12607/exact_sluit_partnership_met_abukai_declaratie_software.html

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ABUKAI Invoices

We just announced ABUKAI Invoices, a rapid way to turn scanned invoices into digital data – without needing to type!

"Our customers already love ABUKAI Expenses for receipt scanning, and some have even been utilizing our mobile expense application for invoice scanning, given the outstanding level of accuracy. Customers have asked us for ways to digitize high volumes of invoices directly from their office scanner workstation. With ABUKAI Invoices, we can now offer them the perfect solution!”

Request your quote here: http://abukai.com/?id=invoices.

Monday, July 29, 2013

With the latest ABUKAI Expenses version for iOS (3.020), we introduced full, native iPad support.

Download ABUKAI Expenses now by searching for ABUKAI in the app store or click here.

Let us know what you think here.



Monday, June 3, 2013

Verizon Wireless highlights ABUKAI Expenses as top productivity app

Verizon Wireless highlights ABUKAI Expenses as top productivity app:

"Do you need to file expense reports with your employer? ABUKAI Expenses makes the process easier than ever before."

Check out the review here: http://lnkd.in/7YuhQj

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wireless Week on ABUKAI: "Instagram for Expense Reports"

Check out a nice story from Wireless Week on the latest ABUKAI release:

"Basically, even before its recently extended functionality, Abukai really is easy as taking a picture. It’s like an Instagram for expense reports."

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Integrations with Dropbox, LinkedIn and Google Apps!

The new integration with Dropbox, enables individual account users to automatically get a backup of the generated expense report documents directly onto their Dropbox account. 
By integrating with Google Apps, ABUKAI allows customers to reach the ABUKAI User Portal directly from Google Apps, without needing separate credentials.

With the LinkedIn integration, ABUKAI is leveraging the professional network’s open platform program so customers can notify their contacts when they processed an expense report and help promote ABUKAI to friends and colleagues. 

Leare more about these integrations here. To learn more about ABUKAI partnering opportunities, please contact us at our partners site.


Friday, February 15, 2013

Before and After - A Paradigm Shift with ABUKAI Expenses

This customer talks about his experience before ABUKAI, and after. 

 A true "Paradigm Shift"!


Saturday, January 19, 2013

German Tax Adviser on ABUKAI Expenses

Check out this new customer video with a tax adviser/accountant from Germany.
He's in particular excited about the time savings and efficiency achieved through ABUKAI.

Note: This video is in German.


Sunday, December 30, 2012

PC Magazine votes ABUKAI as Top 20 Cloud Services

We're very excited that PC Magazine has named ABUKAI Expenses one of the best cloud services:


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2413050,00.asp

ABUKAI was in great company, featured along with Quickbooks and Intuit.  Previously, PC Magazine awarded ABUKAI Expenses the prestigious Editor's Choice Award.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Staples highlights ABUKAI as Best Small Business App

Staples has named ABUKAI one of the six best mobile small business apps!

We're delighted to be recognized by this leading brand in office products.


 Read more here

Monday, November 19, 2012

IN THE NEWS: ABUKAI UPGRADES MOBILE EXPENSE SERVICE


ABUKAI was featured in several media outlets with the news that we are upgrading ABUKAI Expenses to make it faster, simpler and even more seamless than before.  Stories appeared in:
Customers of ABUKAI will enjoy a more enhanced experience with new features such as:

  • Electronic images of receipts that look just like paper copies from a copier, using ABUKAI's patent-pending real-time receipt look*
  • Real-time preview how the receipts will appear*
  • Black/white receipt copies enable faster uploads, smaller reports (also for import into other systems with memory limitations), and easy printing with little ink*
In addition, this next-generation of ABUKAI’s unique technology automatically switches receipt sizes in reports based on the actual receipt (full page vs. smaller receipts). 

"Our customers know ABUKAI Expenses to be fast, simple and seamless.  Now they can experience even greater speed and enhanced capabilities with 2.0,” says Philipp Schloter, CEO of ABUKAI.  He added, “At ABUKAI we are focused on providing our customers with every advantage to be the most productive and efficient that they can be in today’s competitive business landscape.”




* only on Android and iOS devices. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

ABUKAI + Insperity Partnership


We're excited to announce our relationship with Insperity to provide their users and corporate customers with ABUKAI's enhanced expense scanning and tracking technology.  
Insperity users and customers can directly feed their business expenses into the ExpensAble Corporate platform with the ABUKAI mobile application. They just take photos of their receipts and the expense data is directly posted without needing to type in any data.

We were also happy to see our story written about in Accounting Today and Business Travel News.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

7 Digital Weapons for the Business Man on the Go


The Dignified Devil, a blog dedicated to modern businesspeople on the go, says ABUKAI is a must have for busy business traveler, among Skype and Google Drive:

"Abukai Expenses does a good job of letting the busy executive on the go properly and accurately keep track of his expenses and generates expense reports which will be appreciated by the accounting team (even if that accounting team is you, when April rolls around."

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ABUKAI highlighted by Network Solutions

Check out the great review of ABUKAI by Network Solutions Grow smartBiz:  

http://www.networksolutions.com/smallbusiness/2012/09/web-com-review-small-business-resource-abukai-expense-management-tool/

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

ABUKAI among top productivity apps


Career experts say ABUKAI will make you more productive.  ABUKAI has been included with four other apps like Drop Box and Pulse News as powerful new apps that save you time and make you much more efficient. 

Check out the story at:

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Industry Commentary on WSJ.COM


ABUKAI CEO Phil Schloter was recently quoted in Wall Street Journal, regarding Microsoft's mobile developer market:
"Demand for technology that works across PCs, tablets and phones is already driving the market, said Philipp Schloter, chief executive of Abukai Inc., a maker of mobile expense management software for iPhone and Android. Growing numbers of Abukai iPhone customers want the software on their Mac PCs "and we see cross-platform systems gaining share," he said.

To read the full story go to:  http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120615-712838.html

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ABUKAI named top 5 app small businesses should use...

Blogotech recently wrote that ABUKAI is one of the "5 apps small businesses should use."  
The post speaks to ABUKAI's ease and simplicity and how it saves small business owners time and money.  
"Widely been regarded as one of the best financial business apps, Abukai was given an award last year by PC Magazine for excellent business expensing applications..."

Check out the story here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ABUKAI at Nascar


ABUKAI CEO at the pits
What do ABUKAI and Nascar have in common?  

Besides being extremely fast and streamlined, ABUKAI was a VIP at Sonoma Raceway this past weekend.  

ABUKAI was introduced to the NASCAR community and sponsors -- who appreciate well-designed mobile technology that improves the way they live and do business.

It was also an opportunity for the CEO Philipp Schloter to meet with the Nascar executives and drivers and introduce them to ABUKAI's great features.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

ABUKAI Hosts Special Event for Customers and Partners

ABUKAI customers and partners came together in Chicago for a 4-day event featuring ABUKAI's latest integration.  It was an opportunity for folks to meet face to face with the ABUKAI team and learn about how to maximize using ABUKAI Expenses to save time and money.  


Customers were very excited to see and interact with the new features such as: 
- black/white receipt scan filter on iPhone
- new user portal statistics
- variable size receipt images in PDF reports
- etc.

We look forward to hosting another customer event soon.  Check the ABUKAI blog for details.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

CFO Magazine: Waking Up from Expense Report Nightmares

The tech reporter David Rosenbaum features ABUKAI's customer Jeff Harrison, Director of finance for Engineering and Maintenance for Cushman & Wakefield,  a privately held commercial real estate firm with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. 


For Harrison’s accountants, reconciling those receipts was a huge job. Collecting and mailing them was also a chore for his engineers, and did nothing for the top line. “When my engineers turn a wrench, I make money,” says Harrison, currently director of finance for engineering and maintenance at Cushman & Wakefield, a privately held commercial real estate firm with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. “When they’re filling out expense forms, they’re not turning wrenches, and I’m not making money.”

When Harrison started at Cushman last year, the company’s engineers were still filling out expense forms on paper. “They bought a hammer; they filled out a form and sent it with the receipt to their manager for approval. The manager sent the receipt to finance. . . . I lived with that headache at my previous company,” he says. “I knew I couldn’t go down the same path.”

Harrison began researching applications for automating the expense process. He found many, ranging from solutions provided by giants such as ADP and NetSuite to smaller, mobile-focused niche players. Many had “more bells and whistles” than he thought he needed. He wanted something simple, with a relatively gentle learning curve. He chose to experiment with Abukai Expenses, a mobile reporting application that today announced a partnership with Concur, a provider of travel and expense management platform integration.

The article also interviews Philipp Schloter, ABUKAI President and CEO who believes ABUKAI can help reign in abusive spending: “The CFO gets objective data,” he says. “For example, finance gets a picture of the hotel bill — the daily rate, what was spent on the Internet, the phone, parking, movies, all broken down — rather than a credit card where it’s all summed.”

ABUKAI is ideal for financial who want to run a more organized and productive enterprise.

Read the full story here.



Monday, May 14, 2012

Daily Finance: between 0.6% to 5% of work time wasted on expense reports


ABUKAI is making a lot of news these days. 

Check out the review in DailyFinance.com  (http://aol.it/IZD8IL). 

Companies are seeing increased savings and productivity with using ABUKAI.  Individuals, too, find that ABUKAI is a life saver and eliminates the need to ever fill out another expense report again.


"Some employees have to file weekly reports; others who travel less frequently may file them once a month. Assuming 50 workweeks a year, and 40-hour workweeks, employees who regularly deal with them waste between 0.6% to 5% of their work time on expense reports. That's a significant loss.


It also wastes the time of company finance teams, which often need to intervene to ask about incomplete reports, inaccurate numbers or lost receipts.  


Abukai offers a free annual plan which allows for 12 reports and up to 10 receipts per report, or a $99 unlimited annual plan. Considering the time savings and the money it could recoup for you, that could be a trifle. "


Check out the story and let us about your experiences using ABUKAI. 


Thursday, March 29, 2012

ABUKAI + Xero Partnership

Great news for Xero customers...now they can fully access all the wonderful features of ABUKAI Expenses! 




Create expense reports in a snap just by taking a photo of your receipt.  When ready the expense data is automatically imported in Xero as an expense claim and a copy of the photo is attached to the each receipt. Xero customers can access ABUKAI's mobile apps anywhere, anytime on an iPhone, Android or Blackberry. 

“This partnership with Xero is a great example of how ABUKAI Expenses can work with other systems,” said Philipp Schloter, president and chief executive officer of ABUKAI.  “Xero customers can now directly feed their business expenses into Xero with ABUKAI Expenses.  They just take photos of their receipts and the expense data gets directly posted into Xero, without the user ever having to key-in their receipt information. Expenses get automatically categorized by ABUKAI based on the chart of accounts configured in Xero.”

Xero accounting software gives small businesses and their advisors easy access to bank transactions, invoicing, and reports anytime it’s needed, from anywhere in the world where they can connect to the Internet.  “With ABUKAI joining our add-on Partner Network and the streamlining integration with ABUKAI Expenses, we’re able to offer Xero customers a greater choice of tools to help their business succeed, ” says Xero US President Jamie Sutherland.

Get started here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tracking Expenses While You’re On the Go: It’s Never Been Easier!

Great story appeared today on Business Insider and SmallBizTechnology.com featuring ABUKAI Expenses.  "Tracking expenses while you're on the go: It's never been easier" by Ramon Ray, editor of SmallBizTechnology discusses the many great features of ABUKAI:


Abukai is available for your Android, iPhone and BlackBerry, Abukai will fill your expense reports in three easy steps: take a photo of the receipt, submit it and finally you’ll receive your expense report. The true power of Abukai is its customizing and integration: you can connect it to your financial systems to speed up the process even more.


You can try Abukai free for 30 days. Just download the application from Apple’s AppStore, Blackberry’s App World of Android Market and if it turns out to work for you, you can get Abukai from $39. The app itself works pretty well; once you start it and click “Add Receipt”, your phone’s camera will pop up and you’ll be able to take a picture of the receipt. If you’re not satisfied with it, you can retake the photo before you submit it. Once submitted, within next 24 hours you should get your expense report in a PDF, XLS, CSV, OFX or QBO format.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Thrill of Saving Time

Do your expenses in a snap! Will Hawkins who blogs for Digital News says:

"I always get a thrill when I save something, such as time, money or effort.

Saving money on a purchase or putting some money aside gives a good feeling. Saving time is so very satisfying that I positively revel in the chance to do so whenever I can, such as find a route to my office which may look longer on the map but which cuts out sitting in a traffic jam on the short route."


"... today, I came across a business which has answered all my 'expense related prayers', namely 'ABUKAI'... This is one of those rare apps that takes away the time take to do one tedious chore and gives you back to the time do something more interesting or fun."

Check out the rest of the story at:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

ABUKAI in CIO Magazine

ABUKAI Expenses was recently featured in a CIO Spotlight article written by Tom Kaneshige. 

Tom says "No one looks forward to monthly expense reporting. With new mobile apps hitting the market, though, this unavailing task could be a thing of the past...I've tested the app [ABUKAI] and found it to be as simple as it sounds. The app's receipt recognition technology never missed, even recognizing handwritten notes."

Be sure to check out the story at:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

ABUKAI sponsoring the 2012 CFO Corporate Management Conference

ABUKAI is very excited to announce that it is a sponsor of the 2012 CFO Corporate Management Conference on January 29-31 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

ABUKAI will be hosting two roundtables, as well as showcasing its technology at the conference. 

Philipp Schloter, CEO of ABUKAI and a world-renowned, award-winning mobile industry expert will lead both roundtables on the topics of Mobile in the Enterprise and Expense Management Innovation and Best Practices for CFOs. 

“ABUKAI is committed to providing productivity solutions for today’s CFOs and their financial teams.  The roundtable discussions will focus on the trends and technologies that are changing the enterprise and the way people work today.” said Mr. Schloter.  “Our aim is to provide specific, actionable methods CFOs can do to improve productivity and minimize the burden on themselves and their employees.”

ABUKAI and its leading service, ABUKAI Expenses, helps companies and business users track and control costs associated with business travel by simply taking photos of their receipts with their smart phone. ABUKAI Expenses automatically creates the expense reports for the users.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Award for ABUKAI

We're very excited to be named as a winner in the tenth annual Mobile Star Awards™ program, hosted by the mobile technology news and events site MobileVillage.com.

ABUKAI Expenses won the Shining Star Award in the category of Best Mobile Enterprise App: www.mobilevillage.com/awards.htm.

Winners were chosen by subscribers of MobileVillage's "Go Mobile™" – a free bi-weekly email newsletter that delivers informative headlines and links to top mobile technology stories on popular websites including: Cnet, Mashable, BGR, Engadget, PC World, Computerworld, and many others. "Go Mobile" was launched nearly 12 years ago and is now read by thousands of readers.

We’re honored to receive the Mobile Shining Star Award in the category of Best Mobile Enterprise App.  We look forward to continuing to provide our customers outstanding service, making the expense reporting process a seamless, fast and easy process.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Delivering Growth Internationally for Small Businesses - ABUKAI in San Diego


Philipp Schloter, CEO of ABUKAI will be speaking to small business owners at an upcoming INC Magazine Conference on international growth on Tuesday, December 13th in San Diego.  The event will be held at the Andaz Hotel.


The conference is co-sponsored by UPS and will feature a panel discussion entitled:  Delivering Growth Internationally for Small Businesses.


Philipp will be joining Troy Hazard (Moderator), Author and Corporate Speaker; Adam Dailey, CEO of Ludus Sports, and David Schmid, CEO of Lightwave to discuss the struggles successes of growing a business overseas.

Monday, November 7, 2011

PC Magazine Editors Choice Award for ABUKAI Expenses

PC Magazine has made ABUKAI its Editors Choice and rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars! 

Samara Lynn, technology reporter, says "Abukai Expenses is a knock-your-socks off mobile app that reinforces just how mobile device apps can change our lives in ways other than making us Angry Bird addicts. Abukai, available for Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry, is an excellent app for anyone who has to perform the mundane task of filing business expense reports."

"I have been looking at a number of impressive Android apps of late and Abukai is right there at the top of the list. I was blown away by the accuracy of the translation of data from a camera phone image into an expense report file. "

"It's an easy 4.5 star Android app and an obvious Editors Choice for business users."

To sign up for your own ABUKAI Expenses account, click here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

LatinAmerica Tour

Philipp Schloter, founder and CEO of ABUKAI will be traveling to Latin American November 18-28, 2011 and is available to meet with customers and prospects in Argentina, Brazil and Peru.

Please view the schedule below and let us know if you'd like to schedule a meeting by clicking on this link: http://abukai.com/?id=contact  

Nov 18 - Nov 21 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Location: Edificio American Express, 8th floor, and Park Tower Hotel
Nov 22 - Nov 24 - Sao Paolo, Brazil - Location:  World Trade Center, 17 th floor, and Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel
Nov 25 - Nov 28 - Lima, Peru - Location: Edificio Tempus, 5 th floor, San Isidro, and Country Club Lima Hotel

Looking forward to seeing you in November!

Monday, October 24, 2011

ABUKAI featured on Wall Street Journal.COM


ABUKAI Expenses is profiled today on The Wall Street Journal's blog Venture Capital Dispatch.

Zoran Basich, who covers start-ups, technology, Silicon Valley and venture capital for WSJ, offers interesting insights about Philipp Schloter's vision for ABUKAI and how he started the company.

He quotes Philipp as saying “We had all this technology (with existing expense portals), but from a user perspective the amount of detail and the amount of time required to fill out expense reports was painful,” he said. “With Abukai, we can do it all automatically, on the go.”

Zoran also announced that ABUKAI is launching the release of its web portal, which will:

"take it from being solely a mobile service and will enable users to edit reports online and do a variety of analytics, such as breaking down monthly spending by category. The app is available on the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android phones."

Be sure to check out the story here.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

ABUKAI at X Prize

Philipp Schloter, CEO, attended XPrize benefit last week in a show of support for all the great work that they do to drive innovation and improve the lives of others throughout the world.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Best Practices for How to Save Money - WSJ/SmartMoney


ABUKAI Expenses is  featured in the November issue of SmartMoney by The Wall Street Journal.


Dyan Machan, small business columnist, writes about how Cool Iris saves $40,000 a year annually in productivity, time and money among its 8 employees by using ABUKAI Expenses! Sebastian Blum of Cool Iris says he used to spend hours catching up on his expense reports.  


"At least half that time was spent trying to reconstruct where I was" when tracking receipts, Blum says.  


The story appears on pages 46-47 and is on newsstands now.  Or read the article on here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ABUKAI Interview at ITEXPO

Philipp Schloter, CEO of ABUKAI, spoke about mobile enterprise solutions at ITEXPO West in Austin last month.  


Check out his video interview here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blueprint: How To Budget And Report T&E Expenses In A Mobile Age

One of the most interesting questions on my mind has always been how you use business data.  What does it mean?  How can you learn from it?  How  can you make better decisions, for your team and for your company Over the last few weeks, we had a few opportunities to share some of our thoughts. 




Graph, excerpt from Battle-tested
best practices in planning and budgeting,
Part II, White Paper, Host Analytics
At ABUKAI, we obviously help companies to track and report their expenses much more efficiently.  Reporting actual expenses is very important for organizations so that they can track actuals versus budgets.  The line and finance managers we work with discuss how the expense data is being categorized and compared against their budgets, where employees overspend, what type of expenses they would like to track in more detail, etc.  When we talk to individual travelers, we hear about minimizing the time they spend on generating expense reports and the time they have to wait for their reimbursements.  Our day to day focus is to help with these details and we are trying to make all parties involved more efficient. 

However, there is a lot more that could be done with the data that resides in expense reports.  And on occasion, we allow ourselves to step out of the weeds and consider the bigger picture.  One interesting question to consider is, at least for us, what is the right amount of T&E to generate $1 million in revenues or $10M or $100M?  How much T&E did it take last year?  How much are our competitors spending?? Interesting and challenging question.  Well, we think so. 

Most recently, the Business Travel News website and their monthly magazine agreed with us and allowed us to talk to their readers about travel expenses and budgeting.  Without creating too much of a "spoiler-alert" here, we strongly favor the notion of using actual T&E expenses to inform future decisions rather than the traditional role of using them to control activities retro-actively.  And we all know how well it works when management is coming down hard on us for that one $25 rental car gasoline fill-up charge (that we only incurred because the customer in our last meeting before leaving for the airport had just one more question.....).  


Please take a look at this recent article in Business Travel News "Blueprint: How To Budget And Report T&E Expenses In A Mobile Age" by Erik of ABUKAI and let us know what you think.