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88 Ratings

Emburse Chrome River

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Score 7.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Emburse Chrome River is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Emburse Chrome River

91%
115 Ratings
6.2

Emburse Certify

62%
56 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.1

Emburse Chrome River

81%
15 Ratings

Emburse Certify

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.7

Emburse Chrome River

87%
99 Ratings
7.3

Emburse Certify

73%
41 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Emburse Chrome River

100%
1 Rating

Emburse Certify

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Emburse Chrome River

90%
1 Rating

Emburse Certify

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

Emburse Chrome River

89%
114 Ratings
4.8

Emburse Certify

48%
6 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Emburse Chrome River

90%
1 Rating

Emburse Certify

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

6.9

Emburse Chrome River

69%
5 Ratings

Emburse Certify

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Emburse Chrome River

80%
1 Rating

Emburse Certify

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

Emburse Certify

Certify is not well suited for multi-dimensional ERPs. Although Certify 'offers' general ledger dimensions GLD, the use of them is extremely limited. Filtering on any GLD can only be done once. There is not the possibility for creating hierarchies with the dimensions. The only method of exporting is via a flat file or the open API, which I understand is quite limited. This software is for a smaller scaled business that is not trying to track across dimensions or create hierarchies. Data flow is one directional. I cannot emphasize enough the shortcomings of the reporting. The parameters are mostly based on expense dates rather than expense reports. There are entirely too many of them, and some of them perform the function!
Carla Lottie | 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

Emburse Certify

  • Integration with Amtrav or other travel booking systems. Certify has a tight integration with travel systems that makes it feel nearly like one cohesive tool.
  • Easy expense options. Use OCR on receipts, import from credit cards and merge items, approve and inquire about expenses. Track your submissions.
  • Easy UI. Friendly and easy to navigate without getting lost.
Tristan Dobbs | 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

Emburse Certify

  • Reporting: I would like to see more chart availability from the program. We include various data points from Certify in our monthly financial statement package. Currently, we export data from the program and create our own pivot tables to create charts.
  • Dashboard feature: It would be nice to be able to use the data for a specific date and then be able to print that information.
  • Can't think of another one. As stated before, they listen to their customers so prior issues have been addressed and implemented.
Anonymous | 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

Emburse Certify

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$8

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

Emburse Certify

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

Emburse Certify

Emburse Certify 7.3
Based on 41 answers
If the integrations with our card programs had succeeded, I expect [Emburse] Certify would have worked well for expense submitters and approvers. During the short time that the American Express Business integration was active, transactions flowed smoothly, and the expense reporting and receipt matching functions were quite good. The [Emburse] Certify mobile app was particularly powerful and easy to use.
Enrique Abello | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Emburse Certify

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

Emburse Certify

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

Emburse Certify

Emburse Certify 4.8
Based on 6 answers
The measure of support is how well they respond when you really need them, like when the system is not performing correctly. We have been on the platform less than a year, and there have been at least 2 instances, where the platform was down. The 2nd time was the day before out fiscal year end. And they need a development website. When they are making changes to your LIVE instance, and things go wrong, the client is the first to know about it! I've come to understand that Certify has tiers of support. Those in tier 1, barely know more about the software than the users. I sent a request for a report that shows expense reports currently pending approval and after 5 days of back and forth I was told to build it myself.
Carla Lottie | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Emburse Certify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 6.9
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

Emburse Certify

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

Emburse Certify

Before Certify, there was only manual expense reports entered for our company. This took too much time for employees too finish and caused a delay of efficiency. With Certify, it is easier to access and finish each report with the right amount of effectiveness and efficiency it needs. Certify is really helpful in saving a lot of time for employees that do not have time.
Anonymous | 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

Emburse Certify

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

Emburse Certify

  • The organization and automatic flow of the expense report to approvers and then AP saves time for all. The user has agreed that it is easier and quicker to prepare the expense report and the managers and AP department finds the automated process to be quicker and more efficient. Time saved is money saved.
  • Certify can recognize if a duplicate expense is submitted or if an expense is submitted too late to be reimbursed according to our policies. This prevents us from reimbursing an expense in error.
  • We use a customized report to track a specific type of expense that gets submitted by our sales team. There is a limit on what can be spent on specific expenses that fall into an entertainment category and the report helps us to stay within the limits. Previously, without this tool, we had spent so much more time manually tracking these expenses and had gone over the limits, creating a deficiency in our processes.
Linda Lavella | TrustRadius Reviewer

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