The reviews are in! Chrome River Customers rave about our expense reporting and invoice management software. While you probably thought no one actually likes doing their expense reports or processing invoices, Chrome River customers say otherwise. Over 2 million users around the world happily snap, tap, and click their way through the automated process. (Be sure to read the case studies, too!)
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Often the mention of the Finance department invokes images of paper pushing, policy enforcement, and procedural constraints resulting in process delays. However, the recent launch by the Finance department of Ellucian Travel & Expense Management powered by Chrome River flies in the face of that reputation! Ellucian Travel & Expense Management is LOVED by our users. Ease of use, upfront policy compliance, elimination of paper, and swift approvals are among the numerous efficiencies gained and touted by our users. One user said it best, "I just did my first report in Travel & Expense Management without any training and assistance, and it's stupidly easy!
With Chrome River, the traveller is in control of when they upload their receipts and press submit. Then the team doing the verification has the reports and images instantly - makes it much more efficient and enables an expedited reimbursement process.
I enjoy the Mercury platform and how it looks on a mobile device. Works pretty quick and makes it easier to upload receipts by taking a picture.
We have found Chrome River to be an excellent solution for automating travel & expenses. Our experience with their team has been fun and exciting as well!
During one of my training sessions for the Cafe Operations team, I got a standing ovation when I mentioned we are now going to start Direct Deposits! Everyone is very excited about Chrome River and the elimination of our wasteful paper process.
A simple and clean solution to enter expenses in one place.
Chrome River EXPENSE took our firm into a new level of technological modernization. We have gotten much positive feedback from our EXPENSE users.
Received really great feedback; employees are excited! It will help our current process very much.
We really like the routing and approval flow as well as the compliance rules, which will make life for accounting so much easier in every way.
The Chrome River in person group meetings have been great. The forums are obviously nice, but there's nothing quite like getting together to learn all of the new functions and features.
Most people would say you had me at hello, but Chrome River had us at electronic receipt submission. That's when we knew Chrome River would be the best solution for us. With all of the built-in compliance and the ease of use, it was clear this had to be our choice.
The Chrome River support team is amazing! They consistently deliver quality customer care by taking ownership of the situation, speaking directly to the customer to clearly understand the need, and then delivering the best solution for all concerned!
I knew I could trust Chrome River the first time we actually sat down with them to fully look at the process and what could be offered and how it could be configured to meet our needs.
I love the great standard reports for Credit Card Reconciliation. Everything is tied together. This will be a lot easier than the manual paper PreApprovals and Expense reports that we are using now.
Effectively using Chrome River’s business rules engine streamlines the process for expense entry and approval for end-users, approvers and administrators, and enforces compliance with company policies. It also dramatically speeds up reimbursement times, as well as eliminates routing and subsequent financial/billing errors.
We recently put through a very rigorous request for a custom report that would allow us maximum flexibility to pull individual receipts, which we’ve recently started collecting at the line item level. We asked for the moon, expecting to get a portion of the functionality we wanted, but Chrome River went above and beyond. Chrome River showed great passion for delivering something exceptional.
I first developed trust right after we implemented Chrome River INVOICE. I was absolutely amazed on how this product worked. After years of file drawers filled with invoices and approvals, now not having to hang on to any paperwork has made our lives here more manageable. And, having the report route to the appropriate approver is even better!
With as much as we ask of our attorneys’ assistants, it’s nice to provide them with a tool that makes expense reporting easier and more convenient, all the while providing powerful analytics tools to management.
Part of the criteria for ensuring the ongoing success for our expense management was finding a solution that was agile and could easily be tweaked as our requirements evolved. We also needed to choose a solution which was easy to learn and remember to ensure ongoing success.
With the deployment of Chrome River’s expense and invoice automation solutions, we’re excited to move away from paper-based processing to a streamlined, efficient and intuitive system. Chrome River accurately represents who we are as leaders in innovation and efficiency in the health care market, and by streamlining costly, manual processes, we can devote even more resources to our primary goal of providing health care to our patients.
Our favorite thing about Chrome River is the simplicity of the user interface - the mosaic is user friendly with easily understood graphics. And it is nice to be able to pull up the receipt right next to the entry.
Like the amount of customization around compliance rules and approval routing. With compliance rules, we are now able to catch many exceptions/errors at the time when end users enter/submit the reports. For approvals, we no longer need to track which exceptions need special approval routing. It makes the process much smoother. Also, convenience of emailing receipts with OCR, time saved for our busy staff being able to approve reports via email and the email contains all the details approvers need, integration of our credit card data for easier reconciliation by users and the visibility into unreconciled transactions.
Chrome River EXPENSE has helped us streamline the entire reimbursement process. The whole paperless concept has changed our world tremendously. I also like the accountability the system places on the end user to comply with company policy, rather than leaving this burden completely with our AP staff.
Chrome River is going to allow our staff to spend less time sorting through paperwork and more time on the things that matter, like the well-being and care of our patients.
Quicker approvals with automated routing of expenses, ability to track expense reports, time savings of posting expenses into accounting system.
Recently I attended an Insight meeting and got to meet a bunch of nice folks, Frank, Jeff and Serge to name a few. I like that Chrome looks to the users for information on where to gear their product towards. Very innovative and inspirational to see!
No more saving receipts. I just snap a picture and throw them away. I can quickly approve my team's expense reports by replying to an email. Once I submit a report, I don't have to run around getting signatures on a piece of paper.
Quinnipiac is excited to implement a tool that will virtually eliminate paper expense reports. The reporting tool also facilitates visibility into employee expenditures to ensure that policy compliance is followed. Receipt retention tools and searchability will be extremely helpful to manage our AP processes as well.
I love that I can access it anywhere. I also love that our users can upload receipts, their delegates (who are located in another state) can prepare their reports...and it all integrates in our GL. It's saved our AP department hours of work; and definitely helped our admin team become more tech savvy.
We saw a reduction of over 50% in the time AP spent on processing non-PO invoices.
Good support, excellent product! Easy to use and easy to train users to use!
Chrome River blows Concur away, not just for legal, but it’s a better system overall.
The first time I knew I trusted Chrome River would be the right solution for us was during the sales conversations and demos.
Users love the look and functionally of the software. It is a game changer for the business in terms of employee expenses.
Really like how easy to use the interface is - for new users especially, it is intuitive and simple to navigate.
I am ecstatic about Chrome River’s International Expense Report. Chrome River’s daily update of the FX rates and the automated currency conversion will greatly benefit the international travelers preparing Expense Reports.
We are so happy to stop wasting paper. Our employees like to be able to take a picture and go. Creating and processing PreApprovals and Expense Reports will be so much easier and more efficient.
We were incredibly impressed with how easy it was to configure a new expense bar for our Paris users and new policy rules and Paris VAT.
We are excited to be able to enforce much more stringent compliance to our expense guidelines and significantly enhance our expense reporting and analytics. By automating these processes, we will be able to free up AP time formerly spent on manual administrative tasks, and enhance the role by being much more strategic.
What I love about Chrome River is the option to return an pending invoice back to draft form to resolve any errors and/or mistakes during the inital submission. this feature has saved me time and money on several occassions.
Having successfully used Chrome River EXPENSE since 2012, the firm will start with a pilot group in the NY and DC offices before expanding to the rest of the firm. Chrome River INVOICE is a part of the firm’s continuing efforts to improve accuracy and efficiency in the Accounting arena, and we are looking forward to the improvements it will bring.
Snap & Send - no more keeping a wad of paper receipts and hoping nothing is lost once the business trip is completed.
We clearly trusted the Chrome River solution as we selected them through our RFP process. But that trust was cemented when we met their CEO, Alan Rich, who took the time to meet with us to understand some of the issues we were having in implementation. It was so clear that he cared genuinely about helping us find a solution. The tone is set right at the top and we couldn't ask for a better partner.
We selected Chrome River because of their commitment to our relationship. Our employees love Chrome River, and have found it easy to use with little or no training.
The support team at Chrome River has some very knowledgeable people in it! Keep up the good work!
As a direct result of implementing Chrome River INVOICE and Chrome CAPTURE, we’ve been able to reduce our firm-wide AP staff 80% by eliminating the need for data entry clerks in remote offices.
This makes submitting expenses extremely easy, especially on the go. The most recent update has made it even easier to take pictures of expenses and immediately upload them
I love the baked in policy compliance.
The UI is great and user friendly. Overall it's very good and easy to use.
Seeing all the great things on the horizon is so exciting! It is exciting to partner with an innovative organization that is so focused on their customers.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (“TMS”), the sales, marketing, and customer service arm for Toyota and Lexus in the continental U.S., was using the IBM GERS expense reporting application that would no longer be supported by IBM. With our One Toyota announcement, TMS & its manufacturing affiliate Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. (“TEMA”) jointly developed a strategy to align systems and processes and migrate to a new system and a common expense reporting policy. Team members enjoy Chrome River’s automated process and the reduction in time spent on creating expense reports and submitting them so they can focus more on their sales, support, and customer service and use their mobile devices for receipts and approvals and most importantly, quick reimbursement.
The software is flexible, easy to use, provides easy tracking and reporting capabilities, and streamlines our input process. Thumbs up.
The project plan was very well laid out and allowed us to put together a system in a very short period of time. The word impressive keeps coming to mind. I appreciate the configurability of the system and the willingness of the team to find solutions to our business needs.
Our implementation consultants were flexible in tailring the system to meet our business needs and instrumental in helping us meet our go-live date goal.
I love the interfaces that Chrome River offers. Major difference between that and your competitors which is why we chose you over them!
Chrome River is a huge time savings for us and it's enabled us to refrain from hiring new people as we grow. Analytics reports are very helpful and we are identifying ways we can save money and where we might have been entitled to credits on corporate credit cards.
Processing hundreds of travel expense reimbursements each month manually will be an un-missed process once everyone gets the feel of Chrome River. I can’t wait to be paper free!
We really like the simplicity and clarity of the department/area INVOICE mosaic page. It's very easy to find the appropriate one to select. We also really like the Inquiry Dashboard that allows you to perform quick inquiries on all your lawyer’s activities by category. It's very handy and helpful when the lawyer wants a quick status update.
The introduction of Chrome River EXPENSE has been met enthusiastically by the firm. Users find it intuitive, and the finance team and expense approvers are very pleased to have receipt imaging. The Chrome River team did an excellent job guiding us throughout our implementation process.
Chrome River is so much more efficient and makes everything so much easier to track; I love the 'Snap & Send' feature, and I won't have to spend time tracking down receipts anymore.
The configuration of the compliance and submit warnings are the best. As we define new processes and needs for warnings, Chrome River is always there to help with the configuration. With warnings in advance, this has limited the back and forth we used to experience with approvals and denials. Users are receiving payments more quickly.
Much of the Foundation’s work requires frequent international travel so we’re most excited to implement the per diem wizard and the built-in foreign exchange conversion. We are thrilled that Chrome River simplifies the travel reimbursement process, so using these tools, our staff will no longer have to look up rates or do time consuming manual calculations!
Working with the Chrome River team is great. Their response times are fast and the implementation was smooth.
Our favorite thing about Chrome River is the ability to pay everyone by ACH.
We are excited to see the potential of Chrome River and the customizability of the reports and information. It has been a great choice and we are looking forward to seeing where it takes us!
We are impressed with Chrome River’s ease of use and flexibility, and we are looking forward to the efficiencies that will be gained by replacing manual processes. Turning the A/P function into more audit than input will provide more consistency and improve internal control over expense transactions. We have been impressed by the Chrome River team’s understanding of our needs and their ability to quickly and accurately program needed modifications.
It’s highly customizable—we give the requirements & Chrome River designs around us. What I really appreciate is the fast turnaround between a request and the deliverable. Plus the ease of opening a ticket—it’s just an email-nothing complicated. And help is a phone call away—I like being able to speak with someone—when something is more than I want to put in an email.
Our favorite thing about Chrome River is our complex Export. Separating out our expenses for the 3 Divisions and tracking our accruals used to be very manual and labor intensive. Our Export handles our accruals and elegantly separates the expenses into the correct database per Division.
Chrome River is wonderful! The employees are great to work with from the initial sales person through implementation and help desk!
What I like most about Chrome River is the easy way of using the system from a traveler’s perspective. The training on how to use the system is not taking longer than 30 to 40 minutes! I also like the flexible way to set up several approval routings across different countries; the powerful analytics; self-learning through Chrome River University; and the competent, friendly and patient implementation team.
Up until we automated our expense report process with Chrome River, we were killing a lot of trees! The features offered by Chrome River enables us to approve, track, reimburse and report on expense reports in an efficient and timely manner.
Right out the gate, our coolest configuration was the integration with our firm credit cards. Seeing them pop up in Chrome River without an action on our part is awesome. The benefits of not having to enter as much data for those transactions is great. Speeds up everyone's work involved. Gets the charges processed for client bills or internal budgets faster.
Seamless expense reporting in a high tech world.
We’re excited to get rid of all of this paper and finally enter the 21st century! Chrome River accurately represents who we are as leaders in innovation and efficiency in the healthcare market. Our antiquated travel and credit card systems and paper processes are now a thing of the past, and we are very excited about what our future holds with Chrome River.
I'm very happy with the compliance rules and warnings that can be added. I can't say how many times it has prevented duplicate or incorrect transactions being posted.
Chrome River simplifies our process a great deal and makes expensing charges a much quicker process.
The implementation was critical and the Chrome River team helped us get this process up and going before our old system was decommissioned. We had a dedicated assigned Chrome River implementation team that helped us set by set and the reception from the company was awesome. It was a new and better system. Easy to use and more bells and whistles than the old systems. We finally moved up with the best of technology.
A user friendly program that makes a daunting task quick, easy and efficient.
I am a big fan of the incredible robustness of the rules engine, it is one of the best parts of the product. Being able to come up with rules that can go as deep as we want is an excellent feature that other products didn’t offer at the time of our integration. We now see other vendors starting to revamp their software to mimic what Chrome has been doing for years.
My favorite feature of Chrome River is the administrative capabilities that allow me to easily make changes to user records and make setup changes. Tracking reports is much easier and our AP support spends less time answering questions related to the status of an expense report.
What a great Insight Meeting yesterday, well worth the drive. I continue to be impressed by how personable and down to earth everyone at Chrome River is, and how well the customer-base is treated. It is refreshing. You all have set the bar for what a great customer/software vendor relationship can be.
During the due diligence process, we looked at Chrome River and Concur. Concur didn’t meet our scope of requirements and was too expensive. Concur also didn’t have an invoice module at the time.
Chrome River EXPENSE is straight forward and user friendly. I’m very pleased with the system, and I particularly like that it is highly configurable and flexible to accommodate changes as our business evolves.
Chrome River has helped us streamline our purchasing card process by allowing us to get rid of wasteful paper log sheets and taping receipts to then scan them. Now we have everything one-click away.
We considered another solution at first, but after taking a look at Chrome River, we realized it was the best choice for us all around.
The employees really like the ‘Snap & Send’ feature, and we encourage them to use it, so they don’t have to worry about saving or losing their receipts while traveling.
Our Chrome River Project Manager helped us take the product and make it do things unique to a higher education environment. This level of customization on top of the easy-to-use interface have been well-received as we dump our beloved (and inefficient/irksome) paper processes.
Our choice of Chrome River EXPENSE was made in part due to the very user-friendly interface, easy configurability, and the clear commitment to impactful customer service – all aspects in which Chrome River was the clear winner. While Chrome River is not as large as some of the other vendors we considered, we found that to be a benefit and our due diligence showed that it could support us as well as any large players in the space, along with a personalized level of customer care.
I love the fact that Chrome River is always evolving. The system is always improving and new, helpful items are being added.
It is hard to narrow the list to pick a favorite thing I love about Chrome River. Every stage of implementation for the expense reimbursements went very well with the weekly conferences - that team was great to work with! The support team always has responded within the same day to our needs - perhaps the issue couldn't be resolved right then, but the issue was worked on and the team stayed with it until resolution occurred. Most of our users find it easy to navigate. I continue to recommend Chrome River highly to other companies who are searching for a new expense reimbursement product.
The employees really like the ‘Snap & Send’ feature, and we encourage them to use it, so they don’t have to worry about saving or losing their receipts while traveling.
We are in the process of rolling out the INVOICE module with CAPTURE to the whole firm. We have tested the workflow with a group of superusers who have found Chrome INVOICE to be extremely intuitive and easy to use. We are very excited about the workflow automation, and even more excited about the additional automation we will have via the Capture process. By leveraging templates and capture to do the coding, we will be able to spend more time reviewing for accuracy and less time manually entering data. We fully expect INVOICE to be a huge win for the firm, much like our experience with the EXPENSE rollout.
Chrome River has streamlined our process for expense reimbursements and accounts payable invoices considerably. Automated routing ensures that all approvals are obtained before employees and vendors are paid. The Chrome River team is constantly making improvements and the overall experience becomes friendlier on a regular basis.
Reporting options with Chrome River are really great. I really like the ease of creating reports and all of the information we are able to pull with them.
As a national organization with hundreds of business units and thousands of users, we needed to get out of the business of tracking paper and writing checks. Historically we’ve operated as a group of individual companies. This is not only inefficient but requires higher staffing costs and prevents us from exploiting national buying opportunities with vendors. Chrome River is the perfect tool for helping us use technology to work smarter and control costs as we expand our business.
Our project manager was most helpful during our implementation because her experience introduced our team to options and ideas that we would never have thought of on our own.
The thing we like most about Chrome River is the ability to build the system for our individual agency’s needs. It is also EASY to change the wording of the messages for the warning/violation rules that fire. We are excited to roll Chrome River out to our campus and enter the 21st century.
In addition to its flexible features and mobility, the ease of using Chrome River INVOICE is impressive. The solution is very intuitive.
It is the dawn of a new day for expense reporting with Chrome River. Your users will save valuable time with just one of Chrome River’s many benefits: Automatic Receipt Matching. The solution also has an intuitive app-like interface which makes it quick and easy to use from any device.