Emburse Abacus vs. SAP Ariba Procurement

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Emburse Abacus
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
Abacus is a web and mobile application that helps manage employee expenses and reimbursements. Some key features include: Real-Time Expense Submission, Integrated ACH Payments, and Dynamic Custom Reporting. Abacus was acquired by Certify in summer 2018 and is now part of Emburse, formed from the merger of Certify and Chrome River March 2019.
$9
per active user/per month
SAP Ariba Procurement
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
SAP Ariba's Procurement capabilities are to provide innovations in guided buying and spot buy, plus supplier and catalog enablement, and integration with Ariba Network – which the vendor states is more than 4.6 million connected companies strong and growing.N/A
Pricing
Emburse AbacusSAP Ariba Procurement
Editions & Modules
Starter
$9
per active user/per month
Professional
Custom Pricing
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Emburse AbacusSAP Ariba Procurement
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Emburse AbacusSAP Ariba Procurement
Likelihood to Recommend
2.8
(17 ratings)
7.9
(144 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(102 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(9 ratings)
8.2
(19 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Emburse AbacusSAP Ariba Procurement
Likelihood to Recommend
Emburse
Emburse Abacus is well suited for mid-market organizations that are open to - or embrace - the concept of real-time processing of expense transactions. Emburse Abacus takes a radically different approach from other platforms that rely on modeling paper-based monthly (or periodic) expense reports containing multiple expenses submitted simultaneously. Emburse Abacus allows each transaction to be very rapidly processed individually so that approving managers and accounting professionals are able to perform review tasks and identify potential problems throughout the entire month, relieving the massive monthly influx of large numbers of expense reports simultaneously.
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SAP
Industries with stringent regulatory compliance requirements, such as healthcare and finance, benefit from SAP Ariba's robust features for maintaining compliance throughout the procurement process. The platform helps organizations adhere to industry-specific regulations and standards.Organizations seeking an end-to-end source-to-pay solution find SAP Ariba suitable. Its seamless integration of procurement processes, from sourcing to invoicing, simplifies workflows and improves overall operational efficiency.
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Pros
Emburse
  • User-Friendly Interface: Reviews from our employees (ages ranging from 20s-70s) are all positive in regards to the ease of submitting an expense and getting reimbursement on Abacus
  • Timely Reimbursement: After final approval, money hits user accounts within 2 days
  • Approval routing: ability to set up multi-tier complex approval routes
  • Syncs with Sage Intacct: pushes entries on a day to day basis in to Intacct and it hits our GL accordingly
  • Abacus is competitively priced compared to the competition
  • Abacus utilizes "by expense" management. Getting rid of expense reports and batch reports (they do have an option where you can batch if need be)
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SAP
  • Its data driven user solution helps in gaining visibility into the landscape and thus helps in informed decision making
  • End to end procurement process under single platform and integration makes it easier
  • We have always experienced cost reduction using SAP ariba
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Cons
Emburse
  • When you upload a receipt to abacus it would be great to port in the information from the receipt to the text fields.
  • It would be good to have a more automated way for Abacus to integrate in with other payroll systems.
  • It would be nice to have more levels of permissions, e.g. manager level, administer level and employee level.
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SAP
  • User Interface Complexity:
  • Some users find the user interface to be complex, particularly for new users. Simplifying the interface and providing more user-friendly navigation could enhance the overall user experience.
  • Customization Challenges:
  • Customizing certain aspects of the system, such as reports or templates, can be challenging. A more intuitive customization process would empower users to tailor the system to their specific needs more easily.
  • Learning Curve:
  • The platform has a steeper learning curve for some users, especially those less familiar with advanced procurement tools. Improved onboarding resources and training materials could help users get up to speed more quickly.
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Likelihood to Renew
Emburse
No answers on this topic
SAP
Established product and we are now using it as a mean for our procurement transformation
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Usability
Emburse
No answers on this topic
SAP
UI is good from tech perspective Customisations and personalisations are very intuitive and allows user to make the maximum usaage of the dashboard. Integrations with existing systems matters a lot for large enterprises. Training and support is very crucial. Mobile availability enhances the overall customer experience. Feedback is underrated but comapnies take it very seriously now a days.
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Support Rating
Emburse
I have never had to contact Abacus support and have not heard stories from any of my colleagues having to do so either. Our accounting department stresses the ease of Abacus and has not voiced any concerns with the software or the product support team or the product support process.
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SAP
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Emburse
I chose Abacus because of its ease of use and flexible billing. The billing is based on the number of submissions rather than users in the system. Because we reimburse committee members, we have a lot of users in the system, but the activity can vary widely from month to month.
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SAP
It improves over all vendor management system of an organization by providing less costly ways of procurement and making business simple. AribaSAP Ariba digitally transforms your supply chain, procurement and contract management process. acts as supply chain, procurement service to do business globally In today’s world, there is a need to control your supply chain and to collaborate with your suppliers in an efficient way. To enable healthy supply chain, you need to have suppliers with visibility to every part of procurement process so that they can maintain an efficient supply chain and help organizations to grow their and own business..
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Return on Investment
Emburse
  • It is giving reliable services.
  • I am happy with its user-friendly services. Since I have issued the virtual and physical cards, I am getting real-time, and end-to-end control over my employee expenses. They can now easily go to visits and this has built their trust too. Further through receipts and expense details, I can easily control the pre-set budgets and easily configure rules to control spending.
  • I will also like to praise their customer care team they are very helpful and always ready to assist.
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SAP
  • We saved nearly 10% of planned costs due to the large database of vendors we created within the company as a whole.
  • Saving in time due to shortening of procurement cycles. Procurement activities were never on the critical path and were accomplished with less Supply Chain resources than originally planned.
  • In the process we created a huge database of Vendors and Pricing which well be beneficial in our future projects.
  • It is an excellent tool and just what are business required and could afford.
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