Average Ratings

20 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $7.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    https://www.circula.com/en/pricing/
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Circula
  • www.circula.com
  • Founded 2017
  • Germany

About Circula

Circula is an early stage SaaS startup offering an innovative and paperless solution to complicated and tedious travel expense management. Designed with European tax standards in mind, the mobile and web app support your individualized expense invoicing process in real time, helping to create a seamless and straightforward experience for road warriors, accountants and managers alike.


Circula Features

  • Approval Process Control
  • Invoice Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Receipt Management
  • Receipt Upload
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Spend Control
  • Time Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • Approval Workflow
  • Expense Reporting
  • Mobile Access
  • Policy Management
  • Profile Management
  • Reminders
  • Restriction Management
  • Travel Booking
  • Travel Planning

Circula Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Circula improved our travel expense reimbursment process a lot

May 13, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy and more or less self-explainable. The customer service is really really good and quick. Always every question/issue we have is solved within 24 hours max.

Cons: That it is not international. Our employees from other countries unfortunately need to use a different software as the per diems are only based on the German system. So currently we are using 2 travel expenses tools, because we hope circula will be adjusting soon for the international market as well.

Overall: At omni:us, travel expenses used to be managed via an excel template shared with employees. The system, which relied on employees making sure they submit the appropriate information, quickly found its limits due to unreadable documents, slow approval process, etc. With circula we could solve all those issues and in Germany the processes are easy and smooth now. The transfer into the accounting software of our tax consultant (datev) is super quick and easy.

An amazing tool I would like to recommend

May 13, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the Circula employees most about the software: The customer service of Circula replies very fast and in a very friendly and professional way. The Circula Team is very open if we suggest product improvements or if we have special requests.

Cons: There is no API with our accounting system and with our personnel system. We work with Excel export and imports.

Overall: I integrated with Circula a paperless process for the reimbursements for employees. During the implementation the Circula employees were very patient and answered every question I had.

Not very intuitive, not clear enough for some costs

May 13, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The most I like the fact that you can scan the receipts and quickly create expenses. All in one place, easy to manage and easy to have an overview.

Cons: With trips and per diem costs, it is very unclear how much one would get and what to click and not to click. It would be nice to have a dynamic overview shown instantly, how much would you get back for a trip. It would be good to have a way to check it. The fact that it's calculated afterwards is confusing, and the way to check the amounts for how much you could get is very manual.

Overall: For a small team, it's really comfortable, because you don't have too much paperwork regarding costs. For a bigger team, I could imagine that it might get a little messy.

It's also a lot of manual filling in of things, and sometimes it's not very clear. For example if you put in a date, it doesn't suggest the correct formatting for date, so you have to guess until you get it right. It would be much easier to have a date picker OR that the tool automatically formats to the correct date.

Otherwise, I'd really recommend it as a tool.

Highly pragmatic and effortless travel expense management

May 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - The submission and release of documents can be completely mapped via the software, taking into account all regulatory requirements

- With the complete digitalization of our travel and expense accounting, CIrcula helps us to reduce time and effort for our travel expense management

- Furthermore, there is no need for paper based processes. We simply scan our receipts via the Circula app

- Besides the functional benefits it also has a great design and user experience

Cons: - Some small Features which i miss currently. But I'm sure that they will work the missing features off.

- In the long run i wish that i can also book travels via circula

Very easy management of expenses

May 13, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Time savings through easy handling and the interface

Cons: Not so much that need to be improved. Looking forward to your further development.

Great tool for all your expenses

May 14, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: All in one software for your expenses. I was super surprised about how easy it was to submit everything. Just quickly take an image and you're done

Cons: Nothing comes to mind right now. Perhaps it would be worthwhile to make the app available in all country app stores, as that would make it easier for people with different apple ids

Overall: We use it company-wide for all our expense management. I think everybody enjoys the app and the ease of use for everybody.

Excellent experience from a user perspective

May 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I use Circula regularly to claim my expenses, and the whole process, from scanning the receipt to submitting my data, is always seamless.

Cons: If I had to single out a point of improvement, I would love to receive notifications in the app once my expenses are approved, that way I don't have to check in. Other than that, none so far.

Overall: Thanks to Circula I no longer need to run around with the physical copies of my receipts, and submit them both manually and electronically! I have one, centralized source where I can view and organize all of my expenses. Plus, the design of the app is streamlined, modern and fresh, which is unusual for financial-related apps.

Extremely easy to use

May 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use

Great functionality to take Pictures of receipts

Great that it reads PDFs

Cons: Commented expenses cannot be easily resubmitted - you need to create a new expense

App could learn to read photos as well as t does with PDFs

Excellent package for handling expenses

May 13, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use for accounting purposes, easy creation of PDF reports

Cons: The fact that this is now only available for the German market, we would like to use this for our other European companies as well if possible.

Intuitive!

May 15, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use and the interface is pretty intuitive

Cons: Few questions should be written better during the process

Overall: I used Circula to ask refund for my work trip to Athens, nice interface and easy to use!

1-2 tools more needed

May 13, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Its very easy to handle, good overview and i like what is look like

Cons: That is no way to Check which payments have already been transferred

Circula

May 14, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: usability, ocr software for DB bills, it is easier than excelsheets

Cons: Sometimes the scans of the bills (i.e. Taxi) are difficult to read

Easy way to do your travel expenses

May 14, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: - you can do your expenses via an App on your phone

- directly upload receipt and system prefills information

- easy to use

- nice overview of all your upcoming/current/past trips

- seeing the status of your submissions

- you can have several destinations for your trip

Cons: Only thing I am currently missing is to have a date and time picker. But other than that the system is so far really good and easy to use.

Travel costs made easy.

May 13, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It reduces the amount of time necessary to enter travel cost acceptance requests by a large amount. It's easy to use and powerful at the same time.

Cons: Sometimes it's still not flexible enough. But that's rarely the case.

Overall: Great to work with and no more months of delayed travel cost reports.

Best way to track expenses on the go!

May 13, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The fact that the app is mobile friendly is the most important feature for me. The scanning feature makes things so much easier and in many cases, the app will input the data for you.

Also, you can start the process on your phone while on the go, and finish on your desktop when back at the office if you wish to.

Cons: Nothing bad to say really. It might be a bit confusing at the beginning when calculating your per diem, but give trust to the app and you will not have to worry about it at all.

Overall: The speed of processing is so much faster than the conventional paper way. Your submission goes to your manager right away and can get approved much faster.

Circula usability

May 14, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use/no need for instructions - makes life easier

Cons: still having some hick-up communicated to the people responsible in our company.

Overall: Time saving - quite efficient - ease of calculations provided by Circula

Straightforward and painless

May 14, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Works very well all in all and is easy to use. Fast, cleanly designed. Never had a technical issue.

Cons: Produces black and white scans only. If you want to scan documents like train tickets that becomes a problem.

It's very simple and easy

May 14, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and support always aware to help us

Cons: The documents sent to the address shall remain there if possible (for recurring payments

Overall: very good

Everything is fine

May 14, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Its an easy to use App where the Functions are self-descriptiv

Cons: Would like to add and save more adresses.

Interesting

May 14, 2019
3/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Handy

Easy

Smooth

Clear

Quick approval

Cons: Missing import of CSV

Does not read PDF

Several features missing related to trips

Overall: good