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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Emptoris

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Ariba Contract Management

SAP Ariba Contract Management is suited for big organizations that manage probably a zillion contracts a lot number of suppliers and need the system to be accessed by folks who range both from a diverse variety of functions as well as roles in terms of need for looking up, editing or executing contracts. It would be less suitable for smaller companies or one off applications or use for contract management as its somewhat tedious to use.
Abhinav Gupta, CSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Contract Authoring

Emptoris
8.3
SAP Ariba Contract Management
7.6
Contract creation
Emptoris
9.0
SAP Ariba Contract Management
8.9
Contract templates
Emptoris
7.8
SAP Ariba Contract Management
7.0
Clause library/saved fields
Emptoris
8.3
SAP Ariba Contract Management
7.6
Guided logic
Emptoris
8.0
SAP Ariba Contract Management
6.9

Contract Collaboration

Emptoris
7.9
SAP Ariba Contract Management
8.6
Contract sharing
Emptoris
8.0
SAP Ariba Contract Management
8.9
Contract editing
Emptoris
8.7
SAP Ariba Contract Management
9.5
Collaborating on contracts
Emptoris
7.5
SAP Ariba Contract Management
8.6
MS Word plug-in
Emptoris
7.5
SAP Ariba Contract Management
8.1
Approval process
Emptoris
8.2
SAP Ariba Contract Management
8.9
Interdepartmental workflows
Emptoris
7.8
SAP Ariba Contract Management
7.9

Contract Monitoring

Emptoris
7.8
SAP Ariba Contract Management
8.5
Contract database
Emptoris
7.7
SAP Ariba Contract Management
9.1
Legacy contracts
Emptoris
7.4
SAP Ariba Contract Management
7.9
Contract search
Emptoris
7.5
SAP Ariba Contract Management
7.9
Contract milestone reminders & alerts
Emptoris
8.5
SAP Ariba Contract Management
9.1
Custom contract reports
Emptoris
7.4
SAP Ariba Contract Management
8.6
Tracking contract status
Emptoris
8.4
SAP Ariba Contract Management
8.9
Compliance check
Emptoris
7.9
SAP Ariba Contract Management
8.3

Pros

Emptoris

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Ariba Contract Management

  • SAP Ariba has Ariba Supply Chain Network that makes Suppliers/Vendors/Buyers onboarding very easy. Ariba Contract Management is very well integrated with Ariba network and hence sharing contractual documents and information are very easy.
  • SAP Ariba provide integration with SAP ERP which takes out the effort needed to integrate Ariba with SAP.
  • Ariba exposes API and ITK to do integration if your ERP is none SAP.
Shalindra Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Emptoris

  • 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.
Mahesh Aluvala | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Ariba Contract Management

  • The only point I can think that Ariba can improve is the performance issue. Sometimes it is getting very slow. Other than that Ariba functions very well.
  • In Ariba, assigning facilitators and monitors needs to be simplified.
  • The customer support team should have more admin rights.
Prabhjyot Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Emptoris

Emptoris 8.0
Based on 10 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Ariba Contract Management

SAP Ariba Contract Management 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Emptoris

Emptoris 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Emptoris is a pretty robust tool overall. Learning curve is small and it is simple to use
Digvijay Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Ariba Contract Management

SAP Ariba Contract Management 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall, I would say that for large organizations that have their ERP based on SAP, ARIBA is indispensable to maintain as the plan of record system to store, manage and ensure legal and controls compliance of the contracts of the company with suppliers and customers. It is relatively very powerful in terms of the different tasks that can be executed through it, though it is not very user friendly and can be difficult to use if you are new.
Abhinav Gupta, CSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Emptoris

Emptoris 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Ariba Contract Management

SAP Ariba Contract Management 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I would say overall support is just OK as it's mainly through the SAP account team and I am not aware of any specific or special support for this particular application. Also, the help features are more or less non-existent.
Abhinav Gupta, CSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Emptoris

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
John Klucharits | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Ariba Contract Management

Ariba Contract Management is more user friendly than SAP. It does not have all the interative functionalities that Ariba has, such as the approval flows, etc. It is easier to train users to use Ariba Contract Management than it is to use SAP. Ariba is more affordable than the SAP licenses.
Adriana Paez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Emptoris

  • 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".
Gregg Brandyberry | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Ariba Contract Management

  • ARIBA has a positive impact on business continuity, maintaining legal and controls compliance, and helps us identify opportunities for savings and cost reductions.
  • It also helps lower the headcount that would have otherwise been needed to maintain similar compliance.
  • It is available across departments and functions that boost coordination and thus saves time and provides velocity.
Abhinav Gupta, CSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Emptoris

General

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

Emptoris Editions & Modules

Edition
Emptoris$59.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

SAP Ariba Contract Management

General

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

SAP Ariba Contract Management Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Emptoris
8.1
SAP Ariba Contract Management
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Emptoris
8.0
SAP Ariba Contract Management
7.0

Usability

Emptoris
8.0
SAP Ariba Contract Management
8.0

Support Rating

Emptoris
8.0
SAP Ariba Contract Management
7.0

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