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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Ariba Procurement

Although SAP Ariba supplier platform has its faults, the overall process and management of the documents and notifications on the platform make it an absolute essential tool to a supplier. Added to that the Discovery option where suppliers have the ability to build their revenue by responding to RFPs that are published matching their organisations capabilities seems like a winner. Tapping into a vast network can only bring good things to any supplier.
Gary George | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

We have discovered over the last few years using Tenrox that we could adapt our needs or processes to fit in the Tenrox box rather than adapting Tenrox to fit in ours completely. I feel like Tenrox would be better suited for a company that has fewer clients and projects over the course of a year, as well as fewer users. We have approximately 350 clients, 21,077 projects in Tenrox at this exact moment (we close projects as we can), 188 active users currently, and 415,635 tasks (some of course assigned to now closed projects).
With this much information hosted through the Tenrox cloud server, we experience increased lag time frequently. This causes a lot of unwanted rejection towards Tenrox in our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
3.7
Task Management
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
3.0
Resource Management
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
3.0
Gantt Charts
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
8.0
Scheduling
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
3.0
Workflow Automation
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
2.0
Team Collaboration
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
1.0
Support for Agile Methodology
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
7.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
6.9
Document Management
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
2.0
Email integration
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
2.0
Mobile Access
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
4.5
Timesheet Tracking
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
2.0
Change request and Case Management
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
5.2
Budget and Expense Management
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
1.0

Professional Services Automation

SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
10.0
Invoicing
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
10.0
Project & financial reporting
SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
10.0

Pros

SAP Ariba Procurement

  • Customer Service. We have an incredible team that look after us.
  • Listening. The team are receptive to ideas of how to improve the network and these ideas are often implemented.
  • Standards. Providing a uniform set of rules enables us to onboard and engage quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

  • We love that our timesheets are pre-populated with all our employee's assigned contracts and we get to control what is on their timesheet as far as funder and contract codes.
  • Tenrox did very well with our integration and getting a timesheet that exports well with our payroll provider.
  • Tenrox has a great email reminder system for when people need to submit or approve timesheets.
Christopher Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP Ariba Procurement

  • Ariba Connect Support - with the exception of the few, the general responses from a Support Request has the engineer repeat the issue at hand with the first response, request for additional examples on the second, then attempt to close the ticket with the third, citing that the system behaviour is OOTB or 'as designed'. No real investigation is undertaken until there has been multiple responses, or the SR has been escalated to an specialist engineer.
  • Ariba should have better functionality for a supplier to route PO's to specific branches (different email addresses) within their organisation without the need for a full integration or through the use of email routing rules.
  • Provide a more thorough process when a supplier upgrades from a Standard to Enterprise account. Currently suppliers are misled into upgrading to an enterprise account without any formal confirmation from Ariba to ensure that the supplier understands why, or even that they upgrading. This, coupled with the only option to pay outstanding invoices to downgrade, discredits Ariba and the Buyers reputation in the marketplace, and introduces significant P2P implications if re-enabling the supplier through a new account is undertaken as a work round.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

  • Tax calculation per state tax rules. Tenrox's current capabilities relative to tax codes is extremely limited and we have to do several time-consuming work-arounds in order to apply the tax as needed for our business. What is particularly frustrating about this aspect is that our need is based on tax laws and codes set by states and I feel a financial system should be able to sufficiently structure for legally-defined tax codes.
  • Tenrox Project Planning add-on module. This portion of the system has never worked as seamlessly as you would assume given they were designed to work together. We've run in to many bugs and just oddities over the years. It's very finicky in my experience. We only use TPP for a small portion of our projects - those being our smaller or need to have huge task lists per client naming requirements.
  • (The bad that became the good!) In the past, we have had significant customer-service challenges with Tenrox and then Upland, however over the past several months we have noticed a marked change in this. If we had not previously experienced issues with the customer service, I would not have any issue with the level of service that we are currently receiving. Given the history, I am cautiously optimistic that our current level of customer service will continue. I think our service concerns finally reached the 'right' people and I am reasonably confident the positive changes are here to stay!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Ariba Procurement

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Upland PSA

Upland PSA 7.0
Based on 6 answers
I am not in charge of renewing the Tenrox contract. However, if it was up to me, I would renew in a heartbeat. Tenrox is an asset to our organization and it keeps us focused. I am not aware of other products similar to Tenrox that provide the depth that they do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAP Ariba Procurement

SAP Ariba Procurement 8.7
Based on 16 answers
  1. We found that SAP Ariba Procurement User Interface is intuitive in nature. For administrators and superuser, the managed area gives access to more contextual information.
  2. End users also have an option to use Guided Buying whose user experience is like end-user applications.
  3. The product also has a rich set of notifications for workflows.
  4. Mobile App further improves the usability of the overall platform from supplier and buyer perspectives.
  5. For handling strategic documents such as contracts, electronic signatures can be done with one click sing DocuSign or Adobe eSign from Ariba screens.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

Upland PSA 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I feel like if the user interface could combine time and expense for users to be entered on one screen rather than two completely separate locations it would greatly improve usability. If the expense entry process could be improved completely, it would greatly improve the usability as well. Everything else within Tenrox, makes everything very user friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAP Ariba Procurement

SAP Ariba Procurement 8.0
Based on 23 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

Upland PSA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The support team is always very helpful and strives to ensure they have met your needs and corrected your issues in a timely manner. If they need more information or cannot recreate the issue themselves, then they will follow-up to gather the necessary data themselves. They are constantly striving to meet the needs of all users and understand so many different industries and types of environments out there, it is very impressive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SAP Ariba Procurement

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Upland PSA

Upland PSA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The main thing with implementation is to make sure you have taken full advantage of the "sandbox testing" site that Tenrox provides to you during development. Try out every scenario you can think of, have other people enter information if needed, so that you can make sure you have not missed any big items. If you have the opportunity, roll out implementation to small groups of users. Depending on how your company is set up, I would choose groups that are not all in the same department so that you can address questions across all areas before adding in more users in the next wave of implementation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAP Ariba Procurement

I will recommend ARIBA however some good points related with ContractWorks (which I do not have such a big experience with)
  • it has powerful automation features that reduce the administrative load of users.
  • its entire storage system is searchable so users can find the data they need with ease.
  • administrators can set unique access permissions for each user.
Małgorzata Nitecka-Kubicka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

The Tenrox software looks and feels older and is not as user friendly! Harvest, for example, is an upgraded version that is easier to track and compile. This is what I'm comparing it to and it's not even close! We only selected Tenrox because it was cheaper and we had a connection in the company with someone at Tenrox to use that platform. We are currently looking for a change.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP Ariba Procurement

  • SAP Ariba has allowed that our Procurement Service Center performs much better with a reasonable headcount having 1 system able to support all our Policy requirements and it is easy to use.
  • We are able to have 1 system covering 80% of our Global Indirect Spend - 1 system for global approvers for all countries, 1 way of working - consolidated.
  • It provides ability to identify opportunities for value added initiatives that save time and money for the company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland PSA

  • Increased time tracking accuracy
  • Provide accurate detail to corporate auditors for time spent on projects that can be capitalized
  • increased awareness of project pain points and successes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAP Ariba Procurement

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Upland PSA

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Ariba Procurement
7.9
Upland PSA
1.0

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
7.0

Usability

SAP Ariba Procurement
8.7
Upland PSA
8.0

Support Rating

SAP Ariba Procurement
8.0
Upland PSA
9.0

Implementation Rating

SAP Ariba Procurement
Upland PSA
9.0

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