Emburse Chrome River vs. Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Emburse Chrome River
Score 7.5 out of 10
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Chrome River EXPENSE is expense management software, from Chrome River Technologies in Los Angeles, California.N/A
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
London based Receipt Bank offers Practice Platform, an application supporting SMBs and accounting firms with tracking receipts and expenses and logging them with minimal or no paperwork and data entry in an environment that integrates with popular accounting software (e.g. Quickbooks).N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Emburse Chrome RiverDext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWe offer three cost-effective, subscription-based pricing models: A transaction-based model, priced according to expense report volume A submitter-based model, priced according to an average number of monthly submitters An enterprise-level model that includes unlimited expense reports. Pricing for this model is based on total employee headcount Feel free to contact us to discuss the best one for your organization.
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Community Pulse
Emburse Chrome RiverDext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Emburse Chrome RiverDext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Expense Management
Comparison of Expense Management features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
8.8
3 Ratings
9% above category average
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
-
Ratings
Employee Expense Reporting8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Corporate Card Reconciliation9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Payment Management
Comparison of Payment Management features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
8.0
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
-
Ratings
Customizable Approval Policies8.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial Document Management5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payment Status Tracking9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Payment Audit Trail9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Bill Detection8.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced OCR8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic Funds Transfer8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
-
Ratings
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
2.8
4 Ratings
95% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings1.22 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings4.44 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
-
Ratings
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
7.5
5 Ratings
1% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings6.95 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
-
Ratings
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
3.6
5 Ratings
67% below category average
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings1.83 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings1.83 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings1.22 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings1.73 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings1.22 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings1.22 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
-
Ratings
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
1.6
3 Ratings
124% below category average
Plug-ins00 Ratings1.63 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 10
QuickBooks Self-Employed
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
BILL Spend & Expense
BILL Spend & Expense
Score 8.9 out of 10
Accounting Seed
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Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Webexpenses
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Emburse Chrome RiverDext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(123 ratings)
7.8
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.4
(18 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(107 ratings)
6.3
(6 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(113 ratings)
3.7
(7 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.2
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Emburse Chrome RiverDext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Likelihood to Recommend
Emburse
The Emburse Chrome River is well suited for tracking expenses and reimbursement. The compliance part of the software makes the task very easy to ensure all the reports that are being used within the company are updated and easy to verify. The Automating invoice processing makes some redundant task easy to execute.
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Receipt Bank
It is great for accounting firms. Easy to add and administer client accounts. Easy to integrate with QuickBooks Online. Easy for clients to capture and submit receipts on the go. It is hard to use for manual data entry, and if your clients frequently have very long receipts the Dext Mobile app does not work well as it compresses the image to the point where it is completely illegible. It does not seem to be designed for business owners to use directly rather than using it through their accounting firm.
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Pros
Emburse
  • [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.
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Receipt Bank
  • Receipt Bank does a stellar job of extracting information from photos of receipts and bills. I'd say 95% of the time the information pulled is correct, so very rarely do I have to correct an amount or date.
  • One feature I really enjoy is not only the syncing with Quickbooks Online, but the fact that it also pushes the image to Quickbooks Online as an attachment! This means that for every expense/bill processed through Receipt Bank, an image of it is available inside of the transaction inside of Quickbooks Online. This makes researching a breeze.
  • Receipt Bank makes it very simple for users to add documents to the platform. Each company receives a dedicated Receipt Bank email address, which they can email to and upload documents, or users can use the phone apps (which are really easy to use), or they can upload documents from their computer. Training our clients to use it really can't be any easier!
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Cons
Emburse
  • Would be great to have pre-saved templates available to apply to line items at the expense report header level rather than having to go into each line.
  • Would be nice to have a mass upload functionality for things like cost codes, allocations, and credit card users.
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Receipt Bank
  • Receipt Bank Practice Platform has many great features. As they develop the platform I would like to see a rigorous review of all features so as not to add too many and overwhelm my team.
  • Having the flexibility to pick and choose from a suite of features and implement the ones that best suit my practice. A tailor made Receipt Bank Practice Platform. this would allow my practice to grow into the features rather than be overwhelmed by too many.
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Likelihood to Renew
Emburse
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.
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Receipt Bank
Dext is the best way for us to manage our business expenses. Physical and PDF receipts/invoices will be around for a while, but the move to eInvoicing is very good and we look forward to Dext adding this feature
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Usability
Emburse
I would rate Chrome River Expense a 10 because, as I mentioned before, it is very simple and easy to use. This is important from an administrative point-of-view as well as for the field employee. Being a general contractor, it makes it all the better for our employees to use a program that is easy to understand and requires little time and effort. It has made tracking expenses very simple and has been well received by the entire company.
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Receipt Bank
Dext Prepare's usability is great, it has lots of functions and you can scan any type of document, including hard copy handwritten documents. It is not very accurate but it is handwritten!! Apart from it, you can use multiple functions like one page at a time, multiple, in bulk. You can send emails with multiple attachments and one of the greatest function is the mobile application capabilities.
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Reliability and Availability
Emburse
The software is always running effectively. I use many Cloud based systems and never had issues with Chrome River
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Receipt Bank
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Performance
Emburse
System runs normal pretty much all the time. Does not slow any other systems down.
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Receipt Bank
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Support Rating
Emburse
This has been easy for me because we have a rep that contacts the supporters for this product to correct any issues we may have with the software or changes needed to help out employees use Chrome River easier. This from my understanding has been a hit or miss kind of interaction with our rep and Chrome River.
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Receipt Bank
Never used the support function. I guess that means it’s easy to use and works well because I never had an issue in 3 years. Not sure if the support team is helpful.
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Online Training
Emburse
The software is very user friendly, so the online training was easy to pickup for everyone.
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Receipt Bank
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Implementation Rating
Emburse
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.
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Receipt Bank
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Alternatives Considered
Emburse
It's the [industry-leading] software for Enterprise level organizations with [large-scale] teams and financial responsibilities. The software has the most robust set of tools and pays for itself with the amount of time it saves. Many newer alternatives have sprouted up but I don't know that we would ever trust another software to do our Expense Tracking and Management.
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Receipt Bank
Receipt Bank is superior to Wave in terms of its accuracy of reporting and allocating expenses. Even though there is a fee for Receipt Bank and Wave is free, the monthly fee for Receipt Bank is well worth the money, given the benefits
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Scalability
Emburse
It's very easy software to design to your needs.
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Receipt Bank
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Return on Investment
Emburse
  • We have seen a return on approver time of nearly 60% meaning our approvers have tripled their output.
  • We have had feedback from our users that time spent creating expenses has gone from an average of 2 hours to perhaps 20 minutes, tops.
  • We have seen in our dashboards that the Emburse Certify Suite of tools has returned an average savings of over $500K a year.
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Receipt Bank
  • Helps to keep data consistent and accurate
  • Saves time in processing invoices and receipts
  • Saves time in reconciliation in our accounting package
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ScreenShots

Emburse Chrome River Screenshots

Screenshot of A consistent experience across any screen size or operating systemScreenshot of Simple, customizable tiles for expense entryScreenshot of Approve expenses directly from your inbox with a single click

Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank) Screenshots

Screenshot of Dext Prepare Inbox & Mobile app