Building a Family of Customer-First Brands

Shane Ernest
Building a Family of Customer-First Brands

family of customer first brands, Certify, Nexonia, Tallie, Abacus

We just turned the corner on the second half of the year and it’s hard to imagine that work and life can get any more dynamic.

Since Nexonia joined forces with Certify last year, our family of brands has been working together to ensure we’re building the best time, travel, and expense management solutions you need to succeed. With the recent addition of Abacus to the family this summer, our capacity for growth has become even more powerful.

In this post, we’ll be giving you an idea of how our partnership with the Certify, Inc. family of brands will benefit your business.

Growing together

At Nexonia, our goal has always been to improve the lives of accounting teams by building advanced expense and time solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing accounting systems—and truly streamline processes and revolutionize your workweek. Since our founding in 2004, we’ve watched our clients grow and flourish, which has encouraged us to continually develop new products to serve your needs.

To that end, in the summer of 2017, we joined forces with Certify, Inc.—a family of brands that includes software leaders Certify, Tallie, and now Abacus— to form the largest privately-owned expense management company in the world. This increased customer base has exposed us to new verticals and industries, giving us an ability to develop new ways to help finance teams no matter where in the world they work.

How it happened

In June 2017, Certify acquired Nexonia and Tallie with majority backing by K1 Investments, a West-coast based private equity firm with a habit of helping high-growth companies take their businesses further. This strategic initiative perfectly positioned each company to accelerate its growth and help yet more companies succeed with travel and entertainment spend.

“We are thrilled to work with management to bring expanded functionality to the market as a result of this strategic combination,” said K1 Managing Partner, Hasan Askari when the merger was announced. “Our commitment is to build the best-in-class travel, time, and expense management software company and we intend to do that by continuing to invest in our brands, customers, and people.”

This July—just over a year later—another acquisition was unveiled. Certify, Inc. acquired real time expense solution Abacus. By bringing together four leading expense management companies, we can now draw upon far enhanced resources to build solutions to your most pressing challenges.

Helping each other grow

Our companies have always had the same underlying goal: making expense management as simple, efficient, and as enjoyable as possible. Simply put, no matter the company size or industry, you can be sure that the Certify, Inc. family of brands has a solution you need.

“This deal is all about bringing the best expense management products to the most users everywhere in the world,” explains Robert Neveu, who founded Certify in 2008 and is the company's CEO. “We're now in a much stronger position to develop products and serve customers in the U.S., Canada, and internationally.”

Nexonia customers are already feeling the effects of this growth. For example, if you’re an administrator of our software, you may have noticed an increase in notifications about the improvements being implemented. Since the merger, our various product teams have been collaborating closely to identify areas for improvement.

Moving forward

As we look ahead to the rest of 2018 and beyond, we remain dedicated to our customers and to finance teams around the world who want to streamline processes. We’ll continue to roll out new product features that will give you more time in your day, and more energy to improve your company’s expense process.

Want to see how Nexonia can help your business thrive? Sign up for a live demo with one of our product specialists to learn more

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