About Zahara

Zahara is a cloud-based purchase management solution which helps small to large-sized organizations manage invoices and control budgeting. Its key features include coding approval, workflow automation, supplier and document management.

The application comes with a multi-step approval feature that allows accountants to match invoices, link orders, and import data into the accounting system. Managers can use the analytics module to monitor spend data/procurement costs and optimize the vendor database. The solution helps users create project budgets, identify breaches and check real-time expense status.

Zahara’s cloud-based P2P platform automates budgets, supplier management, contract purchasing, requisitions, purchase orders, receipting, invoice r...


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Web browser (OS agnostic)

22 Reviews of Zahara

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.64 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(18)

18

4 stars

(2)

2

3 stars

(1)

1

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

(1)

1

Likelihood to Recommend

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Showing 1 - 5 of 22 results

September 2020

Tom from TCFM

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Facilities Services

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Great system for managing PO process

Working with [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] of Zahara was a pleasure and he helped guide us through a lot of changes needed as a result of implementing Zahara.

Pros

The best thing about this software is that it removes a lot of our old email/manual processes which is what we urgently needed to simplify the process and make efficiency gains. In addition, the supplier portal feature is expected to vastly improve the process for our suppliers to do business with us.

Cons

I would say there isn't much to critique, so far so good! :)

Reasons for Choosing Zahara

The Zahara software was at a more reasonable price point and they had worked with AD to create new integration.

March 2020

Barry from Beaconsfield Footwear Ltd

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2020

Overall good and functionally friendly system

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

Reasons for Choosing Zahara

This product was tested before acceptance and found it to be what we required and easy to use This was also used by a manager at a previous company and was recommended

March 2020

Alexandra from Envisage Associates Ltd

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Events Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

March 2020

Envisage Feedback

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

Replied March 2020

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.

May 2020

Sophie from ADP Gauselmann UK Limited

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Gambling & Casinos

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2020

Great customer service

Pros

I have recently purchased this software (we are yet to use it implement this) [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] has been my point of contact from the demo to the completion of the software set up to our needs. He has been so helpful, always so quick to reply to questions and he also set up the software for us extremely quickly and accurately. Very happy with the customer service and I will review again once we have used the software for a short time as we are implementing this into our processes from tomorrow.

Cons

The mobile app is not yet set up for invoice approval.

August 2016

Rajesh from Qila Biogas Ltd

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2016

Zahara PO system

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.