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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

OpenAir PSA

This product is well suited for an organization that is focused on client services, project delivery, time tracking, expense reporting, and revenue recognition. From a pure project management perspective, this product is not as feature rich as say Microsoft Project Server. For organizations that are looking for detailed complex project plan and resource management (along with resource leveling, etc.), this is probably not the best suited product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
5.1
Task Management
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
4.4
Resource Management
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
7.7
Gantt Charts
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
4.6
Scheduling
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
9.0
Workflow Automation
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
3.6
Team Collaboration
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
4.5
Support for Agile Methodology
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
4.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
5.9
Document Management
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
4.0
Email integration
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
3.4
Mobile Access
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
6.2
Timesheet Tracking
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
7.3
Change request and Case Management
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
3.2
Budget and Expense Management
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
3.6

Professional Services Automation

Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
6.1
Quotes/estimates
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
5.2
Invoicing
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
7.6
Project & financial reporting
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
4.7
Integration with accounting software
Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
7.0

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

OpenAir PSA

  • Netsuite OpenAir PSA is highly configurable and has a large ecosystem of assets to work with.
  • Tasks are easily designed to automate processes in your business workflow.
  • OpenAir is designed in such a way that it can communicate and receive information from external systems without having to re-engineer your systems to make them work if you are following standard business practice.
Anonymous | 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

OpenAir PSA

  • Compared to QuickArrow, setting up reports to reflect the data accurately seemed to require a bit more consultant time and collaboration. Getting the numbers correct is essential, so budget extra time for this iniative. We also learned that certain calculations can not be displayed in the executive dashboards. Ask these questions upfront to ensure your dashboards are complete for your needs (again, working backwards in the preparation stages).
  • Compared to QuickArrow, NetSuite OpenAir PSA falls short in the resource management capabilities. UI, flexibility, and scheduling options all could be improved. This is on their roadmap, timeline yet to be defined. Scheduling is vitally important to our company and this is THE area where we feel is the applications weakest. However, the application does provide everything critical to scheduling and provided the elements we needed in order to be successful. We altered our scheduling process accordingly.
  • During our System Administration 3 day online training, when a question was asked about detailed functionality, sometimes the trainer would share..."Yes, OpenAir has a configuration for that. Just inquire with your consultant and they can flip that flag in your instance." The responsibility for obtaining these special application configurations was placed on the System Admin [in training] to ask and to take notes. If your company needs the application to work a certain way, speak up and ask your OA consultant. There seems to be MANY flags that can be flipped in the background to allow for the system to meet your needs. My complaint is that these are not published, rather made available if one inquires.
  • OpenAir is able to generate invoices directly and we strongly encourage using this feature to keep everything housed under one application. However, this did not work for our organization and we leveraged a financial integration. A bit of a pioneer integrating with Softrax -- the integration works well, however is quite fragile. We do receive appropriate support when needed, but would prefer the integration to be a bit more stable. We recommend integrating with their stated supported financial systems, as staying the course will likely net a more stable integration.
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

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 8.2
Based on 7 answers
It all depends. We are still looking at moving our consultants to Oracle PAC, in order to get our financial systems in line (we use Oracle Financials currently). We are feeling a lot of pain with integration and segmented systems.

Ultimately,it depends on how much pain is felt there. OpenAir has given us a path to follow on from QuickArrow. I foresee either moving onto Oracle PAC by end of calendar, or staying on OpenAir.

OpenAir to Oracle integration is not easy. From a reporting and process perspective, there’s been pain from being in different systems
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 9.4
Based on 4 answers
In this day and age I should not have to read a manual to understand a product. It should be intuitive to administrate and perform basic tasks. It feels like a ton of intelligence was poured into making OpenAir feature rich but no where near as much attention was given to the user experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Emburse Chrome River

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The system up time was reliable and that was never anything we ever had any concerns/issues with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Emburse Chrome River

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The performance was acceptable. If you had a very large data set you were working with it might take a little longer, but within reason.
Anonymous | 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

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 5.4
Based on 6 answers
As an admin, I've had more contact with OA support than most. I've found their response to tickets typically timely and helpful, however many of the responses to tickets are "we will file an enhancement request" and then I never hear about it again. So not terrible, but not a very fulfilling experience.
Bryan Parry | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Emburse Chrome River

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Very knowledgeable and able to articulate how other customers configured the solution to meet their needs as well as the best practices they recommended.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Emburse Chrome River

No answers on this topic

OpenAir PSA

We did a 3 day online remote course back in April. NetSuite prefers training to occur before migration. We went over the functionality of tool and three months later we migrated. Personally, I didn’t find it that beneficial. Certain parts of it were beneficial as they applied to me – talked a lot about invoicing capabilities that didn’t apply to me. They also have knowledge base / e-learning assets, but I haven’t referred to them
Anonymous | 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

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It went fine. Everything came over the way we wanted. In addition to migrating the current projects we wanted to migrate historical data – did that seamlessly. The finished product looked pretty good – just needed to tweak – and they helped us with that
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

OpenAir PSA

Previously we used a custom application running on top of Oracle ERP. One of the reasons we chose OpenAIR was because it was covering our requirements for time tracking and project/resource management, much better than the custom app. In addition we got other features like: project teams, task assignments etc. Another reason we chose it was its integration with NetSuite which we have chosen to be our new ERP, integration that is still very basic.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Emburse Chrome River

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Once the system is setup, it's easy to manage and maintain.
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

OpenAir PSA

  • OpenAir allows our organization to fully understand our resourcing needs, which helps provide background info when scoping new SOWs. This means our SOWs and timelines are more accurate and budgeted correctly.
  • OpenAir saves time for our organization, which ultimately helps us become more efficient in our work.
Anonymous | 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

OpenAir PSA

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Emburse Chrome River
8.5
OpenAir PSA
6.2

Likelihood to Renew

Emburse Chrome River
8.3
OpenAir PSA
8.2

Usability

Emburse Chrome River
8.3
OpenAir PSA
9.4

Reliability and Availability

Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
10.0

Performance

Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
9.0

Support Rating

Emburse Chrome River
8.1
OpenAir PSA
5.4

In-Person Training

Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
10.0

Implementation Rating

Emburse Chrome River
8.5
OpenAir PSA
10.0

Scalability

Emburse Chrome River
OpenAir PSA
10.0

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