Certent Equity Management

RATING:

4.6

(60)

About Certent Equity Management

•Transmit information seamlessly between existing data sources. •Your choice of broker and payroll providers •Access to insightsoftware’s expert support team of CEPs and CPAs to help users through complex equity challenges and to ensure equity plans remain compliant •Self-service participant portal helps improve communication, facilitates education, and simplifies execution and settlement •Ensure compliance with powerful accounting and financial reporting tools designed to meet FASB, SEC, and IFRS regulatory requirements •Increase productivity using rapid data retrieval tools such as filtering, tagging, sorting, and interactive reporting"

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Certent Equity Management Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Certent Equity Management

1 - 5 of 52 Reviews

Greg

Consumer Goods, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2024

Easy to use Equity Management and Reporting Platform

Happy with the product and customer service team.

PROS

Certent equity management is user friendly, and easy to navigate. Customer service team is very supportive and always available to support you.

CONS

The link between BAML and Certent isn't seamless - there are some quirks that require workaround.

Reasons for switching to Certent Equity Management

Carta didn't have all the functionality we needed.

Roger

Pharmaceuticals, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed April 2024

Certent Equity Management -Financial Reporting

I am more than satisfied with Certent Equity Management. My level of comfort with the accuracy of the accounting/equity reports from Certent is high, as is with our auditors. Between the reporting functions and the customer service team, we are happy customers and we look forward to many more years of business together!

PROS

In my role in our financial reporting department, I solely rely on the accounting/equity reports provided by CEM for our audits, as well as for our SEC reporting (10Q, 10K, and Proxy Stmt). I am extremely happy with the functional capabilities this software provides our Company, as well as very satisfied with the working relationships established with the customer service team over the last 15 years that I have been a user on this platform. The communication and assistance we receive has always been 10/10, and this is a strong reason why we have stayed loyal customers of Certent!

CONS

I honestly do not have any issues and/or problems with any part of Certent Equity Management, as a user. Maybe the only small concern that I can think of is our broker is independent from Certent, so as our employees are vesting their RSUs and/or exercising their stock options, this data is transmitted daily to Certent and since I don't have access to our broker platform. I have to rely on the collaboration of data between these two platforms, which is out of my control.

Brooks

Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

1

EASE OF USE

1

FUNCTIONALITY

1

Reviewed March 2020

This may be the worst software I have used. Ever.

Awful. Just Awful.

PROS

Through many bugs and a painful login and re-authentication process every single time I access the platform, I have been able to exercise my options through Certent.

CONS

They take something that is already difficult for many people to understand and make it worse by having a terrible UI, and login and authentication process

Vendor Response

Hi Brooks, We appreciate your feedback and want to work with you to improve your experience. We will be in touch to discuss how we can simplify the UI and improve the authentication process.

Replied September 2020

Robert

Retail, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2024

Excellent Software and Support

The software is very robust and handles all of our equity reporting requirements.

PROS

Easy of Use Excellent reporting capabilities Strong Support

CONS

None to speak of. The software is robust so I don't see many cons.

Reason for choosing Certent Equity Management

More features and the reputation for strong support.

Kenneth

Biotechnology, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed April 2024

Sr Manager Financial Reporting Review

The product works for what we need it to do. It provides us with reports needed for disclosure support, SBC JEs, Beneficial Ownership calculations, future vesting for forecasting. But the best thing as I mentioned above is our customer service. It's always important to have a good, dependable customer service representative at third-party service providers - especially equity management because some transactions can get complex. We've had many complex transactions that [sensitive content hidden] and the Accounting team have helped us out of.

PROS

My favorite thing about working with Certent Equity Management is the customer service. [sensitive content hidden] Carlson is our Sr. Client Service Manager and she has been since I have been with the company (6 years). [sensitive content hidden] is always available and willing to help and so patient with our team. She set up bi-weekly meetings with HR and Finance teams to talk about any issues. Many times I would ask the same questions but she would answer without hesitation. Running and using reports is easy, and help system with videos is a great idea and has helped me many times with Black Scholes calculations or EVF changes. Accounting team always there to help as well - providing calculations as we need them.

CONS

Not really user friendly if we want to create new reports - Certent would do it for us. Reports already created have a lot of unnecessary columns on them when they are run and there was no way for us to customize to what we needed. Being on the west coast when we are on the east isn't helpful either when we have an early morning question.