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78 Ratings

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Emburse Chrome River is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Emburse Chrome River

91%
115 Ratings
8.9

Coupa

89%
24 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.1

Emburse Chrome River

81%
15 Ratings

Coupa

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.7

Emburse Chrome River

87%
99 Ratings

Coupa

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Emburse Chrome River

100%
1 Rating

Coupa

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Emburse Chrome River

90%
1 Rating

Coupa

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

Emburse Chrome River

89%
114 Ratings

Coupa

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Emburse Chrome River

90%
1 Rating

Coupa

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

6.8

Emburse Chrome River

68%
5 Ratings

Coupa

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Emburse Chrome River

80%
1 Rating

Coupa

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Coupa

I am new to customer-supplier portals in my career. I use several different ones in my current role, including Ariba and Tipalti. To be honest, I don't really enjoy the user experience of any of them. I can see how larger companies may benefit from their services but for my current role submitting invoices on them and filling out vendor information requests seems somewhat clunky to me. When I'm in Coupa, the easiest, most non-clunky process for me is when I'm successfully connected with a customer who has successfully created their purchase order and I can easily upload my invoice to said PO. To me, emailing customer invoices directly to the customer from our invoicing system seems like the easier route of delivering an invoice. I suppose it is helpful and reassuring to know that an invoice has been successfully uploaded into a company's system rather than waiting to find out if your emailed invoice made it to the correct department for payment processing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Coupa

  • Coupa is easy to use, however, we had to teach our end users about procurement. They are not used to conducting an RFP, onboarding a supplier, or preparing a PO. This is the change management that our employees had to be prepared to understand. The Shelby Group helped us with the implementation.
  • The hardest part was the integration between NetSuite and Coupa. We wanted to have a dynamic tight integration between the two solutions. If we adjusted the chart of accounts or added a new supplier we wanted it to be able to done in both systems and be available immediately in both systems. We used a partner called SuiteSkies to accomplish this dynamic integration.
  • We’ve been able to manage the implementation and maintenance with a very lean IT group.
JR Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Coupa

  • Support Team - A little slow in responding. I think the tool is so configurable that they struggle with figuring out what is causing certain issues that are being submitted on the portal.
  • I'd love for the Sourcing Module to be able to support larger events. There seems to be a limit on the number of lines each event can support and as a growing retailer, our store count dictates we have room to grow and that each store is represented in the bid process.
  • Would like to see the ability to issue multiple POs for a single item to multiple locations. The tool may do this but I know I can't and it may be due to how we interface with our ERP.
Scott Coleman CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Emburse Chrome River

General

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

Starting Price

Coupa

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 8.1
Based on 15 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

Coupa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 8.7
Based on 99 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

Coupa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The software is always running effectively. I use many Cloud based systems and never had issues with Chrome River
Robert Ferrandino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Coupa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 9.0
Based on 1 answer
System runs normal pretty much all the time. Does not slow any other systems down.
Robert Ferrandino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Coupa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 8.9
Based on 114 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

Coupa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The software is very user friendly, so the online training was easy to pickup for everyone.
Robert Ferrandino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Coupa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 6.8
Based on 5 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

Coupa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Coupa

Concur was a lot easier and more user friendly for employees doing expense reports on their phone. That is not the case with Coupa. You must use your laptop to do expenses and our managers don't always have enough time to do that while out in the field working. This has caused some issues.
Robyn Mankoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy software to design to your needs.
Robert Ferrandino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Coupa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

Coupa

  • It has allowed for proper processing of expenses tied directly to the proper LOB and GL Codes
  • Has taken the guesswork away and allowed for the proper budgets to be hit and reconciled
  • Ease of use has led to mass adoption and more prompt processing of expenses
Jess Pramov | TrustRadius Reviewer

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