Emburse Chrome River vs. Journyx

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Emburse Chrome River
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Chrome River EXPENSE is expense management software, from Chrome River Technologies in Los Angeles, California.N/A
Journyx
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Journyx's time and expense tracking software aims to streamline the collection and processing of timesheets – reducing payroll time, growing client billings, and increasing project profitability. The vendor says Journyx helps you collect better time and expense data for better, more informed decisions. Key benefits include: Integrate Journyx time and expense tracking with existing business systems, including Microsoft Dynamics GP, NAV, SL, and AX, QuickBooks, MS Project,…N/A
Pricing
Emburse Chrome RiverJournyx
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Emburse Chrome RiverJournyx
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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.Both our hosted and on-premise solutions are priced on a per license, per month basis. We have a base solution, Journyx, with additional products and add-ons that we offer based on your specific requirements. Pricing is highly dependent on your business requirements. We're happy to discuss your needs in detail so we can provide you with a solution that meets those needs.
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Features
Emburse Chrome RiverJournyx
Expense Management
Comparison of Expense Management features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
8.8
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Journyx
-
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% above category average
Journyx
-
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
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User Ratings
Emburse Chrome RiverJournyx
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(123 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(18 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(107 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(113 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(7 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Emburse Chrome RiverJournyx
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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Journyx, Inc
Users cannot update their own time sheet if mistakes are made or things change after submitting. The time sheet must be rejected by the reviewer before the user can update the time sheet. It would be much better for the user to be able to update the time sheet and resubmit, barring approval, instead of the upfront action of the reviewer rejecting the time sheet.
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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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Journyx, Inc
  • The strengths are real time data capture for our projects.
  • Helps our department with our clinical trials for the budgeting process (we capture time per task).
  • Allows our department to justify additional hires.
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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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Journyx, Inc
  • Leave management ability can be improved to offer more functions and reporting.
  • Administration function of adding new clients can be difficult and time consuming.
  • Maybe at times too much customization. It is difficult to administrate all the activities and tasks if we have future changes.
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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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Journyx, Inc
All depending on cost for renewal. This is very expensive as a reporting tool, as we do not recover the cost through billing
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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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Journyx, Inc
Back end, administration or set up on the software.
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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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Journyx, Inc
Yes, it's there when I need it.
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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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Journyx, Inc
Can be slow at times.
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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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Journyx, Inc
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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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Journyx, Inc
Good training overall, some areas we do use.
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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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Journyx, Inc
It takes a lot of planning and it's time consuming.
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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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Journyx, Inc
Journyx is easy to use - intuitive with customizable drop down menus and with multiple report options, useful for a variety of purposes.
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Scalability
Emburse
It's very easy software to design to your needs.
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Journyx, Inc
Server issues at first.
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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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Journyx, Inc
  • Allowing for time and reporting to be easy to navigate
  • Ease of entering time allows for employees/contractors to enter in their time
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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

Journyx Screenshots

Screenshot of Main Time Entry screen in JournyxScreenshot of Expense Entry screen in JournyxScreenshot of Assignments screen in JournyxScreenshot of Journyx Reportlink for Excel