Certa vs. Tipalti

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
Tipalti
Score 7.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Tipalti automates critical financial processes to drive efficiency, including accounts payable, mass payments, procurement, and expenses, all on one global finance automation platform that grows with the organization, automating, de-risking and simplifying finance.
$129
per month
Pricing
CertaTipalti
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CertaTipalti
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
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.Pricing starts at $149 per month for the platform fee. Users can upgrade to Tipalti's more advanced capabilities as their businesses gets more complex. The Tipalti pricing model is designed to grow with the user's company. Advanced features such as W-8 tax forms, international tax IDs, or multi-entity payables are available as needed.
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Payment Management
Comparison of Payment Management features of Product A and Product B
Certa
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Ratings
Tipalti
8.8
48 Ratings
37% above category average
Customizable Approval Policies00 Ratings9.437 Ratings
Financial Document Management00 Ratings8.433 Ratings
Payment Status Tracking00 Ratings9.146 Ratings
Payment Audit Trail00 Ratings8.640 Ratings
Duplicate Bill Detection00 Ratings8.041 Ratings
Advanced OCR00 Ratings8.835 Ratings
Electronic Funds Transfer00 Ratings9.436 Ratings
Accounts Payable
Comparison of Accounts Payable features of Product A and Product B
Certa
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Ratings
Tipalti
8.5
43 Ratings
43% above category average
Automated Accounts Payable Processes00 Ratings8.740 Ratings
Vendor Management00 Ratings8.740 Ratings
Tax Form Preparation00 Ratings8.122 Ratings
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User Ratings
CertaTipalti
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(87 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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8.3
(3 ratings)
Usability
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7.0
(63 ratings)
Availability
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9.1
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Performance
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8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
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8.5
(13 ratings)
Online Training
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7.4
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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7.4
(2 ratings)
Configurability
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7.4
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Ease of integration
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6.4
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
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6.4
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CertaTipalti
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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Tipalti
The invoice processing element is far, far easier than manually inputting invoices are we were doing previously. The OCR is not perfect, but having it scanned in and ready for review saves a lot of time. The approvals process is fast and effective, and approvers can approve directly from the email without having even to log into the system. The audit trail function allows the finance team to see exactly who has done what to each invoice, and when. Payments, however, are where we see the most benefit. Vendor bank details are stored securely and controls can be put in place to ensure that any changes to vendor data must be approved. Once fully approved, invoices can be scheduled for payment either on a particular date or on the invoice due date, which ensures vendors are paid on a 'Just In Time' basis. All invoices and payments sync seamlessly to our ERP each day.
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Pros
Certa
  • It made it easy to onboard suppliers
  • Internal and external team communication
  • Fully customizable
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Tipalti
  • Invoice coding, routing, and approval
  • Complete visibility of all invoices floating around your organization
  • Payment of invoices via numerous methods and multiple currency with just a click of the mouse
  • Captures W9 & W8-BENE information
  • posts all information including a pdf of invoice into your GL/accounting system
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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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Tipalti
  • The report that provides the "Not payable" vendors does not work well for us, particularly because the sync to our ERP goes both ways, which means all of the employees also sync over to Tipalti and remain as Not Payable. So the list is very long, and I don't find a good use for it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Certa
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Tipalti
Tipalti developed a workflow us that has improved our efficiency in onboarding vendors and processing payments. They also ensure that we have all the required tax forms from the vendor before a payment goes out.
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Usability
Certa
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Tipalti
The system is incredibly easy to use, with most tasks being completed in a small number of clicks. The user interface is very user intuitive and can be navigated very easily. Multiple payments can be made instantaneously and as the vendors manage their payable account we are able to ensure that payments are being sent to the right account. The advanced functionality for duplicate invoices ensures that we are not processing bills twice and we have found that in 100% of cases it has identified a duplicate bill.
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Reliability and Availability
Certa
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Tipalti
Tipalti has always been responsive to our questions and concerns.
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Performance
Certa
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Tipalti
No issues here. Generally has been pretty fast.
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Support Rating
Certa
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Tipalti
Since I also work in customer support, I often have to contact Tipalti's team with questions from our users. Tipalti's support team has always been exceptionally helpful and it was a pleasure to communicate with them. I have always received prompt responses to any inquiries and they are excellent at solving our customers' issues within a short time
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Online Training
Certa
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Tipalti
Tipalti provides great How to online guide
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Implementation Rating
Certa
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Tipalti
Implementation went smooth as we used and tested everything in the sandbox first
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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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Tipalti
Previously, our Company housed all invoices and approvals in NetSuite. This was a very clunky process which often resulted in duplicated work. Approvals were obtained through email and attached as a file to invoice records in NetSuite. Whereas, in Tipalti, you can view the entire audit history by simply clicking into an invoice.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Certa
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Tipalti
I did not make the decision to purchase this product.
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Scalability
Certa
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Tipalti
We were given the option of only one integration.
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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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Tipalti
  • Vendor onboarding has taken the responsibility from one person to the Vendor directly. This provides the vendor with the ability to enter their own banking information for payments and upload their Federal W9 form.
  • Vendors can upload their own invoices to the system, taking the possibility that our AP team did not receive an emailed or mailed invoice to upload. This also increases payment efficiency as the vendor's invoice is processed in a more timely manner.
  • AP can review invoices for accuracy and concentrate on how to code an invoice, rather than be a paper pusher or a data entry clerk. AP doesn't spend time searching for invoices that might be a duplicate, the system will communicate this on the software review process and if AP has uploaded by email the same invoice multiple times, an email will be sent to AP to indicate that the invoice was not uploaded due to duplication.
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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.

Tipalti Screenshots

Screenshot of Intelligent invoicing workflowScreenshot of Mobile approvals for invoices and paymentsScreenshot of Brandable self-service supplier portal (including handling tax forms)Screenshot of Brandable self-service portal to collect and validate payment detailsScreenshot of Combined payment methods, currencies, and entities in a single payment fileScreenshot of an early payment, which can be offered to suppliers through email or the supplier portal