Certa vs. Emptoris

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Certa
Score 8.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Certa is a SaaS based, no-code workflow automation platform that enables businesses to manage the lifecycle of their third parties. Companies typically use Certa for third party risk, regulatory compliance, ESG, and diversity management. Certa’s workflow engine enables businesses to streamline and automate processes, eliminate bottlenecks and inefficiencies, and break down silos via interdepartmental and internal/external process participants. Certa’s no-code, drag and drop features allows…N/A
Emptoris
Score 5.5 out of 10
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$59
Per User Per Month
Pricing
CertaEmptoris
Editions & Modules
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Emptoris
$59.00
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CertaEmptoris
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is contingent on client's requirements, customizations, add-ons, etc., and is quoted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to schedule a demo and learn more.
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Contract Authoring
Comparison of Contract Authoring features of Product A and Product B
Certa
-
Ratings
Emptoris
8.3
4 Ratings
1% above category average
Contract creation00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Contract templates00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
Clause library/saved fields00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Guided logic00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Contract Collaboration
Comparison of Contract Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Certa
-
Ratings
Emptoris
7.9
4 Ratings
6% below category average
Contract sharing00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Contract editing00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Collaborating on contracts00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
MS Word plug-in00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Approval process00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Interdepartmental workflows00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
Contract Monitoring
Comparison of Contract Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Certa
-
Ratings
Emptoris
7.8
5 Ratings
8% below category average
Contract database00 Ratings7.75 Ratings
Contract search00 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Contract milestone reminders & alerts00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Custom contract reports00 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Tracking contract status00 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Compliance check00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
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User Ratings
CertaEmptoris
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Certa
Our brief experience with Certa was great overall. We liked the many options it provided, and saw how easily it could help manage our company's needs. However, the app was not as intuitive to work our way through, especially for those in our company that are not tech savvy. The onboarding function was what I was most excited about while using it. The dashboard made it super easy to see the overview of a project and know the next steps that need to be taken, and help get everyone on the same page without having to send emails, calls or texts to give updates. However, when deciding whether to continue with Certa or go a different route, the choice was hard, but he had enough employees struggling and unsure on the app that made the end decision
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IBM
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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Pros
Certa
  • It made it easy to onboard suppliers
  • Internal and external team communication
  • Fully customizable
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IBM
  • 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
Certa
  • Because it is fully customizable, we felt like there were too many options. Having more of a basic template for like-minded industries would be helpful.
  • Maneuvering around the app was not as easy as I'd hoped. We have several employees that aren't tech savvy, and it was hard getting them to use the app.
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IBM
  • 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
Certa
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IBM
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
Certa
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IBM
Emptoris is a pretty robust tool overall. Learning curve is small and it is simple to use
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Support Rating
Certa
No answers on this topic
IBM
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
Certa
We actually ended up picking JobNimbus over Certa only because we had employees that were already familier with JN and felt comfortable navigating and assisting other coworkers. It came down to JN and Certa and that was the only reason we didn't go with Certa. They were very comparable, but the few employees that are not tech savvy were having difficulties navigating Certa. I would not be opposed to using Certa in the future or recommending it to other companies.
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IBM
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
Certa
  • The contract software was great. We were spending money each month to have certified contracts signed and drawn up. Certa did a great job at including this feature, saving money overall.
  • Once all documents and contacts are inputted, so much time and effort would be saved. We would no longer need to call, email or follow up with each other to verify that tasks were completed.
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IBM
  • 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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ScreenShots

Certa Screenshots

Screenshot of Comprehensive risk scores, vendor validations, and tailored questionnaires that automatically identify risks. Reduces manual workarounds & route procurement requests to the correct department automatically, letting a team make informed decisions.Screenshot of Certa Intake gives business users and requesters one centralized portal to launch requests, use guided flows to make requesting easier, dashboards that shows status of all current open items, and make global searches.Screenshot of Standardizes contracting process, reduce manual intervention and empowers teams to manage agreement lifecycles with third parties.Screenshot of Track and measure the ESG performance of third-parties to stay compliant with government regulations.Screenshot of Certa can be used to customize business processes with simple drag and drop features.