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Score 8.7 out of 100

Emburse Chrome River

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightHR

BrightHR is great at showing who is on holiday, who is in the office or working from home; which team and who reports to who. It is great at setting up new employees and it is very intuitive with setting the new employees up.You can add all HR documents to individual employee folders and you can give permission to those employees to view documents or you can turn that off. You can set reminders for reviews and PDRs as well as you receive reminders from Bright HR letting you know if the information is missing; for if someone needs holiday/TOIL approval.I find the fact that documents cannot be viewed in the application frustrating as sometimes I do not want to download the document to my laptop.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Chrome River

If you are a large or midsized company, Chrome River Expense is perfect for expense management tracking and reporting. For smaller companies[,] there are cheaper options that could do the trick. Regardless of company size the software will suit your needs and be a pivotal part of your financial management company-wide.
Jose Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Leave and Attendance Management

BrightHR
8.0
Emburse Chrome River
Approval workflow
BrightHR
8.0
Emburse Chrome River
Balance details
BrightHR
8.0
Emburse Chrome River

Employee Self Service

BrightHR
8.3
Emburse Chrome River
Update personal information
BrightHR
8.0
Emburse Chrome River
View company policy documentation
BrightHR
8.5
Emburse Chrome River

Pros

BrightHR

  • Holiday management
  • HR storage
  • Absence reporting
  • Track vacation
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Chrome River

  • [Emburse] Chrome River listens to its customer's needs and does its best to match current products to those needs, or collaborate internally to determine if an enhancement can be made available that will not only benefit that customer, but will be a good use case for all Chrome River customers.
  • The [Emburse] Chrome River customer service team is great. Unlike most companies, you can speak to a liver person!
  • [Emburse] Chrome River's training offerings are relevant and pertinent to the day to day operations of the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrightHR

  • none that I can think of
Barbara Boyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Chrome River

  • The analytics are not to user friendly. The ad-hoc reporting is very complicated, as the headers do not clearly indicate what you are going to get in the report.
  • It would be nice is when you hovered over the "add expense" (plus with a circle) button, it told you what it does. End users have a hard time finding the e-wallet in their report when it doesn't automatically open.
WENDY REED | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
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Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 8.0
Based on 14 answers
Chrome River is easy to use. We needed little training for our users and instead pointed them to Chrome River's Help Guides which are clearly written and easy to understand. With tools SNAP and the ability to email receipts means we can be completely remote when submitting reports.
Lorrie Black | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 8.8
Based on 97 answers
Emburse Certify (Chrome River EXPENSE) is quite user friendly as a website and portal to upload receipts and submit expenses. It is almost too easy, in that some of our users had originally tried to overcomplicate things in their initial use of the software. Repeated use made our users comfortable with the software and quite happy with the change from paper submissions to electronic. The software does remember data entry so it will reduce the users time entering common names of airlines and hotels. The mobile app is wonderful for taking photos and uploading them to your wallet but it really does lack in the ability to create an expense report. The auto wizard will help create a report but makes it difficult to adjust any errors that might keep the report from being submitted.
Athena Gazikas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 8.8
Based on 112 answers
Implementation and post-implementation support and attention to detail have been excellent. Chrome River Help Desk responsiveness is also excellent. There have been occasional delays to Help Desk tickets. Access to the Help Desk has also been an occasional issue with credentials not working, and then there have been problems/delays regaining access.
A. Jeffrey Rosen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 7.4
Based on 4 answers
Before implementation begins, make sure you have a plan on how you would like your workflow and platform setup for a system like Chrome River. It will speed the process and eliminate the need to make changes when you go live.
Robert Ferrandino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BrightHR

I chose BrightHR as it offered a one-stop platform for HR management for which we have dedicated UK and ROI HR specialists who not only give HR advice but also write policies and handbooks, etc. They are a one-stop-shop, which was very important as when I signed the contract I did not have an HR person in my team and they were essentially my back office.Also, by signing up, I got access to Bright Safe too; which is great as again it's a one-stop-shop for Health and Safety in the workplace. So I can roll out toolbox talks, training, and accident management.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Chrome River

  • Works with our business model
  • Pre-approval method
  • Auto-approval functionality
  • Email alerts customization
  • Muti platform approval
  • System warnings and violations
  • Hotel itemization
  • Mileage - integrated with Google map
  • Perdiem wizard
  • Acknowledgments
  • Banners on the expense form
  • Understanding the open items and on Credit card Expenses and cash reimbursements
  • Super User
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BrightHR

  • Saved admin time in filing and then searching for documents.
  • Saved admin time in chasing for managers' approvals for holiday requests.
  • Saved admin time in chasing managers/employees to update their profiles.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Chrome River

  • When evaluating solutions, Emburse Chrome River was the only company with multiple pricing models to suit customers' needs. Most others had 1 model. The ability to choose the pricing strategy for our global implementation allowed us to pick the model that met our needs and made the most financial sense.
  • The extensive approval routing options help fraud prevention
  • Stock and tailored reporting helps our internal audit team detect and prevent abuse and fraud.
Don Koubsky, Jr | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BrightHR

General

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

Emburse Chrome River

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightHR
8.5
Emburse Chrome River
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

BrightHR
Emburse Chrome River
8.0

Usability

BrightHR
Emburse Chrome River
8.8

Support Rating

BrightHR
Emburse Chrome River
8.8

Implementation Rating

BrightHR
Emburse Chrome River
7.4

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