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Concur Travel and Expense

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Likelihood to Recommend

Concur Travel and Expense

Concur is great for a company or department that has many employees who get reimbursed for expenses. It is robust, with reporting functionality, an app, and the ability to book flights and hotels. I think for a bigger company it's excellent but for a smaller company with fewer employees, a simpler option should do just fine.
Liliya Carlage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

Certify is excellent as a platform. It allows for integrations with common systems like Amtrav and can be used for more than simple expense reporting. It is excellent for the small to medium business market and handles most things very well. Beware if integrations break as it is difficult to get support on the platform itself.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Expense Management Platform Features

Concur Travel and Expense
8.0
Certify, by Emburse
5.0
Mobile Application
Concur Travel and Expense
8.1
Certify, by Emburse
5.0
Integrations
Concur Travel and Expense
7.6
Certify, by Emburse
Expense Management Security
Concur Travel and Expense
7.9
Certify, by Emburse
Expense Management Compliance
Concur Travel and Expense
8.2
Certify, by Emburse

Pros

Concur Travel and Expense

  • Searching for flights and lodging - It's easy to search for specific hotels in target cities and it's nice to know that the options surfaced are company approved/preferred.
  • Knowing what is "out of budget"- I appreciate that Concur flags if a selection is beyond what we'd typically pay for a service/stay for that given location.
  • Expense Reports - It's easy to combine all expenses into one report for approval. I like doing this for a months' worth of expenses at a time, as it streamlines the approval process for my manager.
Clara Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

  • Customer service/support: They have an incredible team. We are fans of the chat option and 99.9% of the time our issues are solved within a 5-minute window.
  • Listening to customers: they are always looking for ways to improve their product. They have free conferences sprinkled around various cities. They are worth trending. They provide "what's new in Certify" as well as round-table discussions specifically addressing how their customers are using the product and what they have learned along the way.
  • Keeping their product up to date: Certify takes back various suggestions from the conference to enhance their product. I have been at every conference they have had and have actually seen customer suggestions get implemented into the program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Concur Travel and Expense

  • The 30-character limit for descriptions can be tough.
  • Breaking out baggage fees into a separate expense type could be helpful as they are so prevalent.
  • General comment on most Concur interfaces: getting to the comments section or the audit trail is not easy.
Erika Ruch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

  • The ability to add a receipt after a report has been submitted would be helpful. This would simplify processing as opposed to disapproving the report and sending it back to the user for correction and re-submission.
  • Though not a fault of Certify, our users drive multiple destinations every day, rather than occasional trips from city A to city B. Therefore, capturing mileage is a time-consuming process for our users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Concur Travel and Expense

Concur Travel and Expense 9.0
Based on 23 answers
Now that we are fully on Concur, switching is not an option. Concur has become ingrained in our expense reporting process. Furthermore, Concur continues to improve its offering. Each month, they release updates and changes, many of which were client requested. Concur's constant evolution means it is adapting with my business
Ashley Salustri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

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Usability

Concur Travel and Expense

Concur Travel and Expense 8.0
Based on 55 answers
I really like the app. It's easy to add receipts. I can easily find the categories for my expenses as well. I think some of my confusion and frustration with the product comes from the account numbers my institution assigns to purchases. I do with that Concur saved commonly used accounts so it would be even easier to complete my reports.
Hans Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

Certify, by Emburse 8.1
Based on 37 answers
I am very used to Certify's components. But some users that I manage still have a hard time fixing their expense reports no matter how many times I try to teach them. The Editing expense Report and Adding Expense Report option sometimes gets confusing and causes some employees to enter transactions twice. There should be a better layout to make it easier for them to edit and finish their expense reports. I try to teach Certify as much as I can, but the usability should be a bit easier so it is less confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Concur Travel and Expense

Concur Travel and Expense 9.0
Based on 7 answers
In prior years I would have given them a 9.5 for availability. Unfortunately in 2015 so far this rating has dropped to a 7 overall.
We have experienced far too many interruptions - from admins to employees who rely on it for day to day booking of travel and submission of expense reports. Server errors, slow system response time and spinning wheels are too common place. Those things should be a rare occurrence, not a daily interruption.

While Conur still has great product offerings overall, they are currently not offering world class or best in class product (and customer service) availability. Remaining hopeful they step up and get their A game going again soon.
Carol Monk, CPP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

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Performance

Concur Travel and Expense

Concur Travel and Expense 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Pages always load quickly, reports are always completed in a quick and efficient time frame, and everything about the experience is swift. I've never had any frustrations or complexities that can't be handled easily
Nicole Nagy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

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Support Rating

Concur Travel and Expense

Concur Travel and Expense 7.4
Based on 39 answers
I have never had to use customer support when using Concur Expense - the UX could be a bit nicer on the eyes or easier to understand, but there have never been any problems when using Concur Expense that I have had to ask or reach out to customer support to help me with anything.
Shannon McNamara | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

Certify, by Emburse 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I always get an English speaking person very quickly on the phone.
Brad Nicholson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Concur Travel and Expense

Concur Travel and Expense 6.0
Based on 2 answers
It's live (you can ask questions), it's free, it's good. What's not to like. Only reason it's not getting a "10" is breadth and depth, more would be better.
Evan Trimble | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

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Implementation Rating

Concur Travel and Expense

Concur Travel and Expense 6.9
Based on 8 answers
There are different implementation teams for each module of the product you purchase, so implementation is not a 'one size fits all' environment. Also, the different implementation teams have different ways of doing things, so Concur could stand some standardization and streamlining in this area.A Project Manager can make or break an implementation so don't be scared to ask for a new one if things are rocky.
Carol Monk, CPP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

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Alternatives Considered

Concur Travel and Expense

We used PeopleSoft for travel previously. It was great, easy to use, could crank out an expense report in about 10 minutes. It was easier than Concur Travel and Expense to deduct anything that wasn't eligible for reimbursement, ex: room service, personal flights. Could still see expense reports fairly easy. PeopleSoft's travel library portion isn't as optimal as Concur's.
Moriah Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

I have only discussed the comparison of Certify to Concur by users, and our users seem to be happier with Certify. I have not had much experience with T&E expense software. Therefore, when I started using Certify, I expected to have problems, but with Certify's help desk and Online support, I did fine.
Linda Lavella | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Concur Travel and Expense

Concur Travel and Expense 8.3
Based on 36 answers
It can grow easily with a business, handling plenty of volume. However, the UI inefficiencies add up. The pricing can work for or against a business, as it’s based on volume. If you can discipline your employees to group their expenses perhaps on a monthly basis, you can keep the cost down a bit
Joshua Henke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

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Return on Investment

Concur Travel and Expense

  • We've had substantial gains in productivity in auditing. We saved 1 FTE by enabling certain audit rules in the software and moving to a sample audit instead of a 100% receipt audit. We estimate this savings at $90k annually. We saved an additional 1/2 FTE when we implemented Detect. It uses AI to read and audit all receipts and reports. So we now do 100% review for $150k less per year.
  • We were able to incorporate a Corporate Credit Card program for all of our employees, which earns us an annual rebate of $200k.
  • Using mobile capture for receipt images saves us an average of 5 minutes per expense report. Since we submit over 12,000 reports annually, we estimate this saves us about $50k per year.
  • Through partnership apps like Uber and Lyft, we estimate we save about $20k annually from the cost of traditional transportation methods.
Jill Liegghio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Certify, by Emburse

  • Saves time as compared to a paper expense tracking process, but isn’t as efficient as some competitors. ROI is entirely dependent on what method your organization used previously.
  • Allows for a clean expense report workflow. Receipts easily flow from the submitter to the approver and to accounting. It eliminates some potential errors that may occur in a more manual process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Concur Travel and Expense

General

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

Certify, by Emburse

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$8*

* Expense report

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Concur Travel and Expense
8.3
Certify, by Emburse
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Concur Travel and Expense
9.0
Certify, by Emburse

Usability

Concur Travel and Expense
8.0
Certify, by Emburse
8.1

Reliability and Availability

Concur Travel and Expense
9.0
Certify, by Emburse

Performance

Concur Travel and Expense
9.0
Certify, by Emburse

Support Rating

Concur Travel and Expense
7.4
Certify, by Emburse
9.1

In-Person Training

Concur Travel and Expense
8.0
Certify, by Emburse

Online Training

Concur Travel and Expense
6.0
Certify, by Emburse

Implementation Rating

Concur Travel and Expense
6.9
Certify, by Emburse

Scalability

Concur Travel and Expense
8.3
Certify, by Emburse

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