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The University of Illinois System saved finance 10+ hours per week and improved reporting


The University of Illinois System moved from a paper-based process of managing expenses and invoices to an electronic system. However, it was clunky and did not offer mobile capabilities, which users frequently requested. Spending data was not easily accessible, and finance lost hours each day manually compiling reports. Seeking a modern, flexible, and user-friendly solution, they upgraded to Emburse.

Emburse Solution

Emburse was customized for the university system’s complex requirements. Built-in rules and card feeds automatically enforced policy compliance and expedited reimbursement. Melissa Plotner, Associate Director of Payment Operations, said self-service training from Emburse helped reduce users' questions for finance. “Emburse was easy for users to learn. They love the mobile application and email approval options.”

Emburse Analytics saved finance more than 10 hours per week that used to be spent compiling data. Now, they can easily access granular data required for state reporting. Return on investment will continue to grow as they use analytics to uncover additional areas for savings.


Download the case study to learn more about how the University of Illinois System drove business impact with Emburse, including:

  • Saved 10+ hours per week
  • Automated compliance
  • Improved data and reporting
  • Enhanced user experience