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154 Ratings
154 Ratings

Emburse Chrome River

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Emburse Chrome River

91%
115 Ratings
9.7

Harvest

97%
46 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.1

Emburse Chrome River

81%
15 Ratings

Harvest

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.7

Emburse Chrome River

87%
99 Ratings

Harvest

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Emburse Chrome River

100%
1 Rating

Harvest

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Emburse Chrome River

90%
1 Rating

Harvest

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

Emburse Chrome River

89%
114 Ratings
8.4

Harvest

84%
36 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Emburse Chrome River

90%
1 Rating

Harvest

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

6.9

Emburse Chrome River

69%
5 Ratings

Harvest

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Emburse Chrome River

80%
1 Rating

Harvest

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

Harvest

Harvest salt or immediate need for a replacement time tracking system that had become out of financial reach. It was a simple solution that everyone in our organization picked up really quickly. For myself at the administrative level, I have had no trouble adding clients, adjusting tasks, migrating tasks and running reports.I am unsure as to the best practices at this time for a particular clients that have very specific price rate associated to very specific roles, it will still list the roles that we do not want in the drop-down menu and I would really like to eliminate that. I do not want room for error or for any particular user to pick the wrong task. It still lists them as non-billable but there are no non-billable hours associated to that client, so we don’t need those at all on the drop down.
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

Harvest

  • Offers several options on using the tool, for example, you can use the app on your phone, the app for desktop, or simply have the website open.
  • The timer integrates with other platforms. For example, our team uses Asana as our project management tool. Now, in real-time, I can know which projects my team is working on and whether we're implementing good time management strategies to meet our goals.
  • The summary break downs are wonderful! You can view an individual's hours as well as project hours. There are even notifications you could receive when your team is getting close to reaching the allotted time for a client's project.
Sarah Porter | 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

Harvest

  • Sometimes it can be difficult to find the item that you're looking for, as there are tabs for time, projects, team, reports etc. and it's not always clear where the item you're looking for will be housed.
  • It would be nice if things could be broken out more clearly by department, as sometimes the entire organization will be added to a new project when really only a couple of people should have.
Laura Cain | 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

Harvest

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

Harvest

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

Harvest

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

Harvest

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

Harvest

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

Harvest

Harvest 8.4
Based on 36 answers
I have not actually had any customer support issues as the product just works for me and I have not needed it. So using that as the basis of making my assessment on support I would reckon the team are pretty responsive and attentive to customer needs. I have only used the solution on Chrome and Android so have no idea what the experience is like on other browsers or phone operating systems.
Marc Duke | 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

Harvest

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

Harvest

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

Harvest

Harvest is significantly better than Jira. I think Jira's is not originally intended to be used as a time logging/management system, but we had been previously using it as that. It was much clunkier, and many employees had a difficult time using it as a user interface goes.Harvest is much more user friendly and has simplified the daily time-logging process for everyone in our office
Tegan Jenner | 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

Harvest

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

Harvest

  • Harvest has improved our payment schedules. Since we switched, we get paid for projects much sooner.
  • Harvest has saved us a ton of time with payroll. We are able to track our users time and pay them appropriately based on their billable hours.
  • Harvest is becoming a lifesaver around tax time. The reporting features have allowed us to pull reports for our tax accountant.
Brian Alonzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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