Zahara Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Zahara

AP Automation

4.6/5 (20 reviews)

Zahara overview

What is Zahara?

Zahara is a cloud-based purchase management solution designed for multi-site and multi-project organizations, including construction, care home providers, school groups, retail chains, leisure and more. Zahara allows users to create purchase requests that follow flexible yet controlled approval processes. Purchase orders can be sent to the vendor and then orders easily receipted. Invoices can be quickly recorded and matched and then posted to the accounts system.

A key benefit to Zahara is the departmental or project budgets with flexible granularity. Departments can buy with confidence with a clear visual on their budgets with over-spend requests going to management for approval. Projects allow the simple ring fencing of spend or job-cost accounting for those that need it.

Zahara's customers get a clear visual on all spend, control through process and increased efficiency. Zahara will reduce your paper storage, improve vendor relations and ultimately add to the bottom line.

Pricing

Starting from
£49/month
Pricing options
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe and 5 other markets, Germany, India, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
Zahara screenshot: Zahara's dashboard shows users the approval status of purchase orders, and an overview of the number of purchase orders raised and invoices received in the current monthZahara Purchase Order SystemZahara screenshot: Users can raise purchase orders in Zahara, with drop-down menus for tax and cost codesZahara screenshot: Zahara allows users to edit the included cost and tax codesZahara screenshot: Users can set departmental budgets in Zahara to prevent overspendZahara screenshot: Received invoices can be approved through Zahara, and their approval status is displayed in the dashboardHow to Use Zahara Purchase Order Software - Raising an Order

Zahara reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Barry Riley

Overall good and functionally friendly system

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-03-12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience has been great It was easy to setup business, users and documents requirements and basic workflows All help desk queries have been handled in a great manner and excellent efficiency Also great test-ability with allowing multi businesses and testing at full range

Pros
The ease of overall use, the setup of users and allocation of abilities Not used to full capacity - used alongside other in house system - used only as a PO generator and approval trail

Cons
Lack of ability to set required fields and over complications for multi functional divisions (multiple managers within division with workflows to each) Not used to full capacity - used alongside other in house system - used only as a PO generator and approval trail

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Rajesh Kerai

Zahara PO system

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-08-30
Review Source: Capterra

The system seemed to be a good step between basic and advanced and we also came to learn that it's fairly new therefore being developed further. As such it was a good fit for our business requirements which is also growing. We didn't want an "all singing and dancing" system however we also didn't want a basic system.. Zahara was an ideal fit as we thought it would develop as we grow and as such meet our requirements for at least the short term if (at worst) not long term. The owner managed business was akin to our business and as such added to the plus points. The people behind the system were friendly and helpful from demo to implementation. Whilst Zahara does not have all the features that we require, it had the key ones that we required and as such it was decided to go with this provider. We're still in the early stages or using the system so a full review is not practical at this time.

Pros
The flexibility of the platform and the ability to create bespoke workflows ourselves is key. The platform itself is quite easy to set up and use.

Cons
Some features are currently in development and there are some bugs in the system however they are being fixed as found. Some features are not functioning for us but it is being looked into. The features at present are not fully to our requirements however it is hoped that it will develop and meet all our needs. Whilst we have had instant responses to our queries, it would be useful to have a support email for the users.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Alexandra Vedo

Envisage Feedback

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The sign off of PO's. Different authorisation levels etc. Sage integration Uploading of quotes & delivery notes

Cons
Runs quite slow PO's that are part allocated aren't adjusted for. posting invoices and creating PO's is a lengthy process. The customer ref. doesn't show in 'external ref' in sage. Reporting function is rarely accurate job no.s, cost codes and nominals aren't copied down in large PO's

Response from Zahara


Our aim is to make invoicing and PO's as easy as possible, based on other feedback we are doing a good job of this - if you would like to get in touch for some training, we would be more than happy to help. We are constantly working to make Zahara better for you, so your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Brendan Graham

PO's made easy

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

good

Pros
its easy to use, well layed out and functional

Cons
I can not see the contents of my PO's on the main screen, i have to click on the PO to open it, this is time consuming especially when searching for an old PO for say a printer i purchased, i dont know the PO number so being able to see the items in the PO without clicking to open it would be so beneficial and a huge time saver.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Kevin Green

Zahara is nice and easy to use

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-03-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It is now very easy to raise purchase orders and manage our invoices. we used to do it all on paper but now with Zahara it is so much easier. it is just a case of click click done. I hate paperwork so this makes it easier and much quicker. the support are great, we haven't had any issues, but they are quick to answer questions and the demos are good.

Cons
nothing really. it has saved me so much time and effort I can't fault it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Zahara pricing

Starting from
£49/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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30-day free trial, no credit card required.

Zahara features

API
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Workflow Management

Accounting Integration (157 other apps)
Accounting Management (168 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (204 other apps)
Audit Trail (125 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (159 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (173 other apps)
Compliance Management (172 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (157 other apps)
Data Import/Export (164 other apps)
Electronic Payments (154 other apps)
Expense Tracking (156 other apps)
Multi-Currency (152 other apps)
Real Time Data (141 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (123 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (236 other apps)
Third Party Integration (183 other apps)

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Additional information for Zahara

Key features of Zahara

  • Approval status dashboard
  • Approval workflow creation
  • Cost codes
  • Custom Purchase Order templates
  • Customizable branding
  • Departmental budgets
  • Document storage
  • Exception reporting
  • GRN process
  • Invoice approvals
  • Invoice automation integrations
  • Invoice filing
  • Invoice matching
  • Order reporting
  • Purchase Order approvals
  • Purchase Order creation
  • Spend analysis
  • Spend prevention
  • Tax codes
  • User roles and permissions
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Benefits

Flexible approval processes for both Purchase Requisition and Purchase Invoices

Integration with key SME accounts systems like Sage, QuickBooks Online & Xero.

Track from requisition to purchase order

Easily receipt deliveries

Easily match and record invoices with simple or advanced OCR tools

Set departmental budgets and allow teams to purchase inside pre-set frameworks