Emburse Chrome River vs. SlickPie (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Emburse Chrome River
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Chrome River EXPENSE is expense management software, from Chrome River Technologies in Los Angeles, California.N/A
SlickPie (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
SlickPie was free online accounting software designed for small businesses, offering online invoicing and billing, multicurrency, financial reporting, bank reconciliation, automatic payment reminders, and source document upload. SlickPie provided an automated data entry tool that let people use their phone cameras to convert the information from receipts and bill to digital data. It also enabled users to set up recurring invoices to…
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Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Starter
$0
per account
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Expense Management
Comparison of Expense Management features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
8.8
3 Ratings
10% above category average
SlickPie (discontinued)
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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% below category average
SlickPie (discontinued)
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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
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
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Ratings
SlickPie (discontinued)
9.0
2 Ratings
27% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
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Ratings
SlickPie (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
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Ratings
SlickPie (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
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Ratings
SlickPie (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Emburse Chrome River
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Ratings
SlickPie (discontinued)
8.3
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Emburse Chrome RiverSlickPie (discontinued)
Small Businesses
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Score 9.2 out of 10
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
BILL Spend & Expense
BILL Spend & Expense
Score 9.0 out of 10
Accounting Seed
Accounting Seed
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Webexpenses
Webexpenses
Score 8.5 out of 10
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Score 7.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(123 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(18 ratings)
-
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Usability
9.0
(107 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(113 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.4
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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In my opinion, SlickPie is best suited for small business owners and freelancers, especially service-based ones. If that's your case, then it's a no-brainer. However, if you are a bigger enterprise or if you are not a service-based business, then it might not be the best choice for you. Still, the software is free to use, so you might just give it a try anyway.
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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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  • It is free for freelancers or small business
  • Easy to use its dashboard
  • It save too much time for handeling Account related things.
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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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  • Some more invoice templates would be nice.
  • Some more charts would be good too.
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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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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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It saved me and me lots of time. it is free for smaller organizations or freelancers. it has Android, iPhone and iPad support. It has many features for Account management related tools and features. we can upload documents, print as per requirements. it has other features like Billing & invoicing, contact database, cash Management which can help in many ways.
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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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Performance
Emburse
System runs normal pretty much all the time. Does not slow any other systems down.
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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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It is a time saver for Account related things and it has a Billing & invoicing feature which helps us to generate bills and prints directly or share online. It has a very well designed dashboard where we can do our daily work. and it is free for freelancers and small companies so need to worry about money
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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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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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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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Before shifting to SlickPie I was using QBO, so I guess I'll list it as a competitor. However, since SlickPie offers me 80-90% of QBO's features for free I can't really say QBO is a relevant contender.
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Scalability
Emburse
It's very easy software to design to your needs.
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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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  • It saves me around $500 in accounting software subscription per year.
  • It saves me around 4-5 hours a week in manual data entry (thanks to MagicBot).
  • It reduced the average time customers take to pay for my invoices.
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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

SlickPie (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Bank ReconciliationScreenshot of Add New InvoiceScreenshot of Bank AccountsScreenshot of InventoryScreenshot of Balance Sheet