CoreIntegrator Workflow vs. Emptoris

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CoreIntegrator Workflow
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
CoreIntegrator in Hummelstown provides AP Automation, built on the CoreIntegrator Workflow platform their solution provides organizations with made-to-order forms and workflows to meet purchasing workflow needs. Automate the Purchasing Department by streamlining Purchase Requisition, PO Matching and Journal Entry processes.N/A
Emptoris
Score 5.5 out of 10
N/A
N/A
$59
Per User Per Month
Pricing
CoreIntegrator WorkflowEmptoris
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Emptoris
$59.00
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoreIntegrator WorkflowEmptoris
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSince the final solution is catered to the specific needs of the customer, the pricing varies from case to case.
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Features
CoreIntegrator WorkflowEmptoris
Contract Authoring
Comparison of Contract Authoring features of Product A and Product B
CoreIntegrator Workflow
-
Ratings
Emptoris
8.3
4 Ratings
0% above category average
Contract creation00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Contract templates00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
Clause library/saved fields00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Guided logic00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Contract Collaboration
Comparison of Contract Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
CoreIntegrator Workflow
-
Ratings
Emptoris
7.9
4 Ratings
5% below category average
Contract sharing00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Contract editing00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Collaborating on contracts00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
MS Word plug-in00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Approval process00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Interdepartmental workflows00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
Contract Monitoring
Comparison of Contract Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
CoreIntegrator Workflow
-
Ratings
Emptoris
7.8
5 Ratings
9% below category average
Contract database00 Ratings7.75 Ratings
Legacy contracts00 Ratings7.45 Ratings
Contract search00 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Contract milestone reminders & alerts00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Custom contract reports00 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Tracking contract status00 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Compliance check00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoreIntegrator WorkflowEmptoris
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.1
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(2 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoreIntegrator WorkflowEmptoris
Likelihood to Recommend
CoreIntegrator
I have found CoreIntegrator to work well for our needs as an Accounts Payable workflow solution. The system was implemented with very little internal technical assistance. It can be administered by a business user without a great deal of technical knowledge because the CI support staff is knowledgeable and helpful.
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IBM
If you have a highly bureaucratic organization that is heavily focused on procurement, Emptoris can provide some value. It seemed to be very good at linking the contract information to procurement for better spend control. If you are trying to implement a standalone contract management solution that allows you to easily create contracts and store them in a central location, this isn't the tool for you. There doesn't appear to be a simplified implementation. In general, when a SaaS solution has a complicated and expensive implementation, I am very skeptical. This does not show that the vendor is trying to move customers forward on a single code base. If that many things need to be done during implementation, you are starting to customize the solution for every customer. This hurts the vendor's ability to scale and make improvements in the future.
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Pros
CoreIntegrator
  • Integration to Great Plains
  • Simple to use
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IBM
  • Document protection - the Check Out contract feature is a great way to allow external parties to make modifications to contract language without the ability to accept those changes. Those redlines can then be imported back into Emptoris and reviewed or further modified as needed.
  • Notifications & reminders - you can trigger an email manually from within the system, or you can configure automated notifications andreminders to alert users when a new task is received or has aged a given amount of days, etc.
  • Interview wizard - there is a lot of value in the interview wizard. Administrators can configure screens with selecting options via check boxes, radio buttons, or typed-in values. Variables and conditions can be used to selectively populate fields within the contract or apply other options, making for a quick and convenient method to generate contracts conforming to corporate standards.
  • Field customization - administrators can customize a list of options for various fields including contract substatus, address type, and user created business term variables.
  • Approvals - many different options are available to configure approvals to trigger automatically upon presenting and/or executing the contract including specific individuals, one or more approver groups, or based upon various criteria including terms within the contract, type of contract, or the contract's owning organization.
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Cons
CoreIntegrator
  • The system administration is somewhat difficult for someone that is not highly technical.
  • Deleted or removed items appear in search results.
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IBM
  • Reporting, Emptoris comes with standard reports which can not always can be fit into our business. This needs to be improved. I hope Emptoris is addressing this issue in their latest releases.
  • Though the feature of editing language in MS word is excellent, loading MS word takes time.
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Likelihood to Renew
CoreIntegrator
No answers on this topic
IBM
There are a lot of new, exciting products coming out in every field and I believe that there is always something better right over the horizon. If it was my choice, I would review my usage of Emptoris and other software periodically to make sure I'm using the most efficient software possible.
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Usability
CoreIntegrator
No answers on this topic
IBM
Emptoris is a pretty robust tool overall. Learning curve is small and it is simple to use
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Support Rating
CoreIntegrator
Sometimes we receive slow responses.
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IBM
The above rating for the overall support from Emptoris is for their product / product support, roll out training and refresher training / ongoing training, which is not only good but superior. There is no major or reconizable bad review that can be given to Emptoris at this point in time, from where is stands.
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Alternatives Considered
CoreIntegrator
We didn't review another product because CoreIntegrator so perfectly met our needs.
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IBM
I am a fan of Ariba to be used for the entire lifecycle of Sourcing. From RFX's to cutting PO's. I feel Emptoris misses the boat on the idea of a "One Stop Shop" for all of your Sourcing/Purchasing needs
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Return on Investment
CoreIntegrator
  • Time saving outweighs the cost.
  • Ease of use is so much better than most software solutions.
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IBM
  • We won the 2005 Baseline Magazine Award for best ROI related to a technology implementation with an ROI 5544% (see 2005 Baseline ROI Awards, GlaxoSmithkline).
  • We always felt we could do "two times the work, with half the people and deliver double the savings".
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ScreenShots

CoreIntegrator Workflow Screenshots

Screenshot of Invoice processingScreenshot of Items assigned to user for review