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Score 8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Ariba

Ariba Contract Management is one of the best solution available and if you SAP ERP then I think there is no second thought.
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Emptoris

If you have a highly bureaucratic organization that is heavily focused on procurement, Emptoris can provide some value. It seemed to be very good at linking the contract information to procurement for better spend control. If you are trying to implement a standalone contract management solution that allows you to easily create contracts and store them in a central location, this isn't the tool for you. There doesn't appear to be a simplified implementation. In general, when a SaaS solution has a complicated and expensive implementation, I am very skeptical. This does not show that the vendor is trying to move customers forward on a single code base. If that many things need to be done during implementation, you are starting to customize the solution for every customer. This hurts the vendor's ability to scale and make improvements in the future.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Contract Authoring

Ariba
7.4
Emptoris
8.3
Contract creation
Ariba
7.9
Emptoris
9.0
Contract templates
Ariba
7.3
Emptoris
7.8
Clause library/saved fields
Ariba
7.2
Emptoris
8.3
Guided logic
Ariba
7.4
Emptoris
8.0

Contract Collaboration

Ariba
7.4
Emptoris
7.9
Contract sharing
Ariba
8.2
Emptoris
8.0
Contract editing
Ariba
7.6
Emptoris
8.7
Collaborating on contracts
Ariba
7.8
Emptoris
7.5
MS Word plug-in
Ariba
6.1
Emptoris
7.5
Approval process
Ariba
7.7
Emptoris
8.2
Interdepartmental workflows
Ariba
7.3
Emptoris
7.8

Contract Monitoring

Ariba
7.7
Emptoris
7.8
Contract database
Ariba
7.7
Emptoris
7.7
Legacy contracts
Ariba
7.3
Emptoris
7.4
Contract search
Ariba
7.9
Emptoris
7.5
Contract milestone reminders & alerts
Ariba
8.4
Emptoris
8.5
Custom contract reports
Ariba
6.8
Emptoris
7.4
Tracking contract status
Ariba
8.2
Emptoris
8.4
Compliance check
Ariba
8.0
Emptoris
7.9

Pros

Ariba

  • Ariba allows us to automate the workflow.
  • Ariba allows approvers to approve the contracts through email.
  • We can easily obtain reports from the system.
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Emptoris

  • Document protection - the Check Out contract feature is a great way to allow external parties to make modifications to contract language without the ability to accept those changes. Those redlines can then be imported back into Emptoris and reviewed or further modified as needed.
  • Notifications & reminders - you can trigger an email manually from within the system, or you can configure automated notifications andreminders to alert users when a new task is received or has aged a given amount of days, etc.
  • Interview wizard - there is a lot of value in the interview wizard. Administrators can configure screens with selecting options via check boxes, radio buttons, or typed-in values. Variables and conditions can be used to selectively populate fields within the contract or apply other options, making for a quick and convenient method to generate contracts conforming to corporate standards.
  • Field customization - administrators can customize a list of options for various fields including contract substatus, address type, and user created business term variables.
  • Approvals - many different options are available to configure approvals to trigger automatically upon presenting and/or executing the contract including specific individuals, one or more approver groups, or based upon various criteria including terms within the contract, type of contract, or the contract's owning organization.
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Cons

Ariba

  • Not very intuitive. User has to dig for information throughout the tabs.
  • Documents should have a preview button instead of us having to open each one of them each time.
  • Contracts cannot be added to existing requisitions.
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Emptoris

  • Reporting, Emptoris comes with standard reports which can not always can be fit into our business. This needs to be improved. I hope Emptoris is addressing this issue in their latest releases.
  • Though the feature of editing language in MS word is excellent, loading MS word takes time.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ariba

Ariba 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Emptoris

Emptoris 8.0
Based on 10 answers
There are a lot of new, exciting products coming out in every field and I believe that there is always something better right over the horizon. If it was my choice, I would review my usage of Emptoris and other software periodically to make sure I'm using the most efficient software possible.
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Usability

Ariba

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Emptoris

Emptoris 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Emptoris is a pretty robust tool overall. Learning curve is small and it is simple to use
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Support

Ariba

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Emptoris

Emptoris 8.0
Based on 2 answers
The above rating for the overall support from Emptoris is for their product / product support, roll out training and refresher training / ongoing training, which is not only good but superior. There is no major or reconizable bad review that can be given to Emptoris at this point in time, from where is stands.
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Alternatives Considered

Ariba

We looked at other sourcing systems but none suited our global presence and moreso being a SAP customer with several modules this made perfect sense.
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Emptoris

I am a fan of Ariba to be used for the entire lifecycle of Sourcing. From RFX's to cutting PO's. I feel Emptoris misses the boat on the idea of a "One Stop Shop" for all of your Sourcing/Purchasing needs
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Return on Investment

Ariba

  • Better compliancy
  • The best business case for using Ariba is the savings you could archive after doing a Spend Analysis
  • Bids more competitives
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Emptoris

  • We won the 2005 Baseline Magazine Award for best ROI related to a technology implementation with an ROI 5544% (see 2005 Baseline ROI Awards, GlaxoSmithkline).
  • We always felt we could do "two times the work, with half the people and deliver double the savings".
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Pricing Details

Ariba

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Emptoris

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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