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Likelihood to Recommend

Emburse Chrome River

[Emburse] Chrome River is a good product for a global client because it has multi languages, and its car program as well as cross border approvals, etc. are important to a global customer. Conversely, for a non-global customer, [Emburse] Chrome River may not be appropriate, as that company could use a non-automated solution.
Anonymous | 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

  • Chrome River has a modern UI/UX that is intuitive to new users.
  • Chrome River is a true enterprise (4K+ employees globally) expense management solution.
  • Internal administration options allow most requests to be handled in-house; however the CR help desk has been very good to work with when a more complex request comes up.
Don Koubsky, Jr | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 8.3
Based on 6 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

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Usability

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 8.3
Based on 73 answers
We have had those that can't believe the ease of use and excellent user interface, many required little to no training. Others required more support, but most likely require a lot of systems support. The mobile app looks exactly the same as the desktop app, therefore the navigation is the same. This is a huge plus for adoption and change management.
Tracy Bentham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Certify

Emburse Certify 7.7
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

Support Rating

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 8.1
Based on 88 answers
I think support could be better, before Emburse took over we were able to use the dashboard to help with issues, which has been down for months now. We had a point person who would help up with issues and now we just get whoever. Also, when we need help for something it seems like we are being sold something instead of being helped. Every change now costs money even if it is an issue with the software which I don't feel should be a charge to the client.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Certify

Emburse Certify 4.9
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

Implementation Rating

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 8.5
Based on 2 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

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Alternatives Considered

Emburse Chrome River

I have not reviewed or evaluated any products recently. When we were looking at vendors for a T&E package, we did meet with Concur. They were a much larger vendor, but we felt that we might get lost in their world. We chose [Emburse] Chrome River because they seemed more interested in catering to the customer. We are a customer service focused business and we like to do things are way, so we decided on [Emburse] Chrome River.
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

Return on Investment

Emburse Chrome River

  • Chrome River EXPENSE makes it faster and easier for users to create and approve expense reports saving time that can be used elsewhere.
  • Chrome River EXPENSE compliance rules allow us to insure policies are being followed.
  • Audit & review of expenses is much faster saving time and money.
Anonymous | 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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Pricing Details

Emburse Chrome River

General

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

Emburse Certify

General

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

* Expense report

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