Likelihood to Recommend
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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We are currently in the process of planning our company wide retreat in which we need at least 69 people to book their flights. While with that many people traveling at once, I do suspect I'll get some questions and have to assist some folks however by using Lola.com, the time I would have spent prior will be cut drastically. And I'll be able to see who is taking what flight and obtain departure and arrival information without much interruption to anyone's day. Prior to Lola.com this task would have been something truly daunting, but not this time!
Read full review Pros [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. Read full review Provides corporate leadership with great insights into employee travel costs BEFORE they hit corporate credit cards, thereby facilitating better budgeting, planning, and cash flow management Offers employees who travel a single interface for booking travel Provides employees who are traveling with concierge level service when booking and while on the road The platform's live chat is fantastic! Read full review Cons 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. Read full review Room for existing features to grow and expand, especially on the administrative side Visually-speaking, the overall layout and color scheme used within the site, specifically when it comes to placement and contrast of key text info, has led to some confusion at times Need for more support of existing travel rewards accounts Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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This is just my guess as I'm not involved in the decision aside from providing feedback on using Lola. I think, from what I've heard, that everyone likes Lola and we'll renew the usage. I say this because we're an all-remote company and this greatly solves the logistics of booking flights for everyone.
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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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Lola is simple and straight to the point in regards to usability. I didn't have to figure things out and felt that the interface was intuitive. I loved it.
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The software is always running effectively. I use many Cloud based systems and never had issues with Chrome River
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System runs normal pretty much all the time. Does not slow any other systems down.
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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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Lola's customer support is fantastic. They have frequently contacted us when there are travel alerts, or anticipated flight cancellations to re-book us before it was too late. They are always helpful and pleasant and we have never had any issues.
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The software is very user friendly, so the online training was easy to pickup for everyone.
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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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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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Lola.com is much easier to use in terms of UX. Very little Admin and/or user training is needed to get up and running with Lola.com -- which increases our ability to quickly scale the solution. However, I would say that Concur is able to do more inside the travel arena with the addition of expense tracking.
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It's very easy software to design to your needs.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review They have made travel cheaper, so that is a direct reflection to our customers and to us. Customer Service just makes the stress of travel on our employees not so bad. Knowing we have someone to stand behind us while we travel goes a long way Read full review ScreenShots Emburse Chrome River Screenshots