What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
155 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
199 Ratings

Emburse Chrome River

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
155 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9 out of 100

SAP Ariba Procurement

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
199 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Emburse Chrome River is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • SAP Ariba Procurement is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating
  • Emburse Chrome River and SAP Ariba Procurement are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Emburse Chrome River

91%
115 Ratings
7.0

SAP Ariba Procurement

70%
61 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.1

Emburse Chrome River

81%
15 Ratings
9.1

SAP Ariba Procurement

91%
1 Rating

Usability

8.7

Emburse Chrome River

87%
99 Ratings
8.7

SAP Ariba Procurement

87%
17 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Emburse Chrome River

100%
1 Rating

SAP Ariba Procurement

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Emburse Chrome River

90%
1 Rating

SAP Ariba Procurement

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

Emburse Chrome River

89%
114 Ratings
8.2

SAP Ariba Procurement

82%
24 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Emburse Chrome River

90%
1 Rating

SAP Ariba Procurement

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

6.8

Emburse Chrome River

68%
5 Ratings
7.3

SAP Ariba Procurement

73%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

8.0

Emburse Chrome River

80%
1 Rating

SAP Ariba Procurement

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

SAP Ariba Procurement

Although SAP Ariba supplier platform has its faults, the overall process and management of the documents and notifications on the platform make it an absolute essential tool to a supplier. Added to that the Discovery option where suppliers have the ability to build their revenue by responding to RFPs that are published matching their organisations capabilities seems like a winner. Tapping into a vast network can only bring good things to any supplier.
Gary George | 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

SAP Ariba Procurement

  • Customer Service. We have an incredible team that look after us.
  • Listening. The team are receptive to ideas of how to improve the network and these ideas are often implemented.
  • Standards. Providing a uniform set of rules enables us to onboard and engage quickly.
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

SAP Ariba Procurement

  • Ariba Connect Support - with the exception of the few, the general responses from a Support Request has the engineer repeat the issue at hand with the first response, request for additional examples on the second, then attempt to close the ticket with the third, citing that the system behaviour is OOTB or 'as designed'. No real investigation is undertaken until there has been multiple responses, or the SR has been escalated to an specialist engineer.
  • Ariba should have better functionality for a supplier to route PO's to specific branches (different email addresses) within their organisation without the need for a full integration or through the use of email routing rules.
  • Provide a more thorough process when a supplier upgrades from a Standard to Enterprise account. Currently suppliers are misled into upgrading to an enterprise account without any formal confirmation from Ariba to ensure that the supplier understands why, or even that they upgrading. This, coupled with the only option to pay outstanding invoices to downgrade, discredits Ariba and the Buyers reputation in the marketplace, and introduces significant P2P implications if re-enabling the supplier through a new account is undertaken as a work round.
Anonymous | 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

SAP Ariba Procurement

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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

SAP Ariba Procurement

SAP Ariba Procurement 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Established product and we are now using it as a mean for our procurement transformation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Ariba Procurement

SAP Ariba Procurement 8.7
Based on 17 answers
  1. We found that SAP Ariba Procurement User Interface is intuitive in nature. For administrators and superuser, the managed area gives access to more contextual information.
  2. End users also have an option to use Guided Buying whose user experience is like end-user applications.
  3. The product also has a rich set of notifications for workflows.
  4. Mobile App further improves the usability of the overall platform from supplier and buyer perspectives.
  5. For handling strategic documents such as contracts, electronic signatures can be done with one click sing DocuSign or Adobe eSign from Ariba screens.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Ariba Procurement

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

SAP Ariba Procurement

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

SAP Ariba Procurement

SAP Ariba Procurement 8.2
Based on 24 answers
Customer support has always been top notch. From small configuration changes to overall process changes, support has the teammates in place with excellent knowledge and is able to provide solutions based on business challenges quickly. Their customer support through their Account teams continues to be hands on and very responsive to needs in a timely fashion.
Anonymous | 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

SAP Ariba Procurement

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Emburse Chrome River

Emburse Chrome River 6.8
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

SAP Ariba Procurement

SAP Ariba Procurement 7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

SAP Ariba Procurement

I will recommend ARIBA however some good points related with ContractWorks (which I do not have such a big experience with)
  • it has powerful automation features that reduce the administrative load of users.
  • its entire storage system is searchable so users can find the data they need with ease.
  • administrators can set unique access permissions for each user.
Małgorzata Nitecka-Kubicka | 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

SAP Ariba Procurement

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

SAP Ariba Procurement

  • SAP Ariba has allowed that our Procurement Service Center performs much better with a reasonable headcount having 1 system able to support all our Policy requirements and it is easy to use.
  • We are able to have 1 system covering 80% of our Global Indirect Spend - 1 system for global approvers for all countries, 1 way of working - consolidated.
  • It provides ability to identify opportunities for value added initiatives that save time and money for the company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Add comparison