Esker vs. Zip Intake-to-Procure

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Esker
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Esker is a global cloud platform built to unlock strategic value for finance and customer service professionals and strengthen collaboration between companies by automating the cash conversion cycle. Esker’s mission is to build a foundation that promotes positive-sum growth, increased productivity, improved employee engagement, and greater trust between organizations.N/A
Zip Intake-to-Procure
Score 7.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Zip provides a place for employees to initiate a purchase or vendor request. Each request is routed for approval across procurement, finance, IT, data security, legal, and other teams, and Zip integrates into ERP and P2P solutions to create a PR or draft PO. The vendor states Zip works with Canva, Checkr, Hopin, Zapier, CM Group, and other companies both public and private.N/A
Pricing
EskerZip Intake-to-Procure
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Offerings
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EskerZip Intake-to-Procure
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
EskerZip Intake-to-Procure
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(17 ratings)
7.6
(22 ratings)
Usability
5.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(10 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
EskerZip Intake-to-Procure
Likelihood to Recommend
Esker
Esker On Demand is great for Sales Order Processing order creation. We use it with web services. It can make table read calls, test order creations (simulate order), and help with order creation. They are also working on change order management, but if you have multiple order entry methods or touch points, this feature may not be usable for your company.
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Zip
Zip can be used for routing all vendor-level approvals for new vendors and all renewals across our organization. It can also be helpful for managing all purchases from existing vendors. For non-spend related approvals, it’s not as well suited. Zip was definitely designed for procurement workflows. They also have a vendor management portal that links up directly to something like NetSuite for management and visibility.
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Pros
Esker
  • Esker makes automated invoice sending very easy
  • Esker tracks the sending of documents & records whether or not the message was successful
  • Esker offers various reports that can be very helpful
  • Esker stores all of our customers' contact info on the cloud, and it can be accessed from anywhere
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Zip
  • No coding - Ability for the administrator to make changes without development resources helps us be agile as a procurement org.
  • Visibility to the user in a great user interface
  • Accountability (helps us track SLAs on response time), Audit trails keeping track of everything
  • The implementation team was incredible, as is ongoing support. They want you to succeed in your goals vs. just implement their tool
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Cons
Esker
  • We can't enter credit memos in Esker. Need to enter in SAP and then link.
  • PO invoices that were trained to go into the PO bucket, route into the non-PO buckets.
  • Freight invoices that have had hundreds going into the non-PO bucket have a tendency to route to the PO-bucket because a PO number is referenced on page 7.
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Zip
  • There are some duplicated fields such as anticipated total spend vs. price line item breakdown that asks for the same thing. This is a little bit tedious
  • Does not show which invoices got processed and applied to open POs
  • Does not integrate / migrate special custom fields within Zip Intake-to-Procure into other tech stacks (NetSuite)
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Usability
Esker
Esker does everything that it promises to do, but it is very hard to figure out. I am a very tech-savvy person, but I needed extensive training to be able to use the basic functions of Esker. Once you know what you're doing, it's not too hard, but I don't understand why they couldn't make it easier to use.
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Zip
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Support Rating
Esker
They have been very helpful and the online support site is awesome. They keep the site up to date with the latest changes and present challenges to keep learning the new updates to keep things entertaining. They are overall a great crew to work with
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Zip
Incredibly responsive and helpful.
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Alternatives Considered
Esker
I have listed a few that we considered but there were many more in the initial assessment, Esker was priced well and had the best user interface. Was really easy to use and the implementation process was well designed. It was a system that could handle a two tiered delegations of authority for project expenditure and operational expenditure.
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Zip
I prefer Zip for its for its user-friendly interface and ease of adoption, especially if the organization values a simpler and more intuitive system for users across various departments. Comparatively, Zip is a more budget-friendly solution compared to some enterprise-level systems like SAP ARIBA or Oracle PeopleSoft, especially for smaller or mid-sized organizations with specific procurement needs.
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Return on Investment
Esker
  • We now have reporting available down to the individual field level (changes, errors, etc) and can calculate cost to serve.
  • It replaced on-premise hardware with cloud SaaS that is more cost effective and risk adverse.
  • It is more intuitive; we can put new hires on order entry and experience less user errors. As a solution owner who fixes problems and answers questions, I don't find myself having to "think" about Esker and it has become a smaller part of my job now that end-users are more self-sufficient.
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Zip
  • Visibility for all necessary approvers and reviewers of the process.
  • Lack of open API to other systems (i.e Mondays, Smartsheet) is causing concerns for team that might want to move away from current tool.
  • No 3rd party implementation required is huge cost / time savings.
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ScreenShots

Zip Intake-to-Procure Screenshots

Screenshot of Screenshot of Zip supports ultra-configurable, parallel workflows with our no-code configuration.Screenshot of Zip also integrates with all major ticketing, CLM, GRC, and ERP/P2P solutions. Here's an example integration card for JIRA.Screenshot of Zip has an optional vendor-facing portal for the vendor to provide diligence materials, including documents, surveys, and even bank settlement information.Screenshot of Zip's vendor-facing portal includes an optional bank settlement form with an attestation.