Starta is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that helps businesses manage their documentation, information and communication activities. The solution includes integrated modules for project management, funding management, document management, contact management, reporting management, workflow management and risk management.
Starta provides project management tools that helps users create new tasks, track jobs, automate project workflows and monitor project execution in real time via a project dashboard. The solution allows users to set and track project milestones and configure reminders for respective project participants.
With built-in accounting tools, businesses can also manage fund allocations for their projects. The solution includes a proposal mechanism, with which teams can submit their requirements and apply for project funding.
Starta provides a collaborative document management module and a built-in customer relationship management (CRM) tool, allowing businesses to create a central repository of their contacts and manage internal and external relationships. The solution also offers customizable reporting tools for generating standard and ad-hoc business reports. Support is provided via email and phone.
Patricia from National Church Residences
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
It is easy to use. It is also easy to make changes to the file names and even make additional files and sub-folders. being able to file several documents at the same time is also a plus.
When we get a disc at the end of the project, it is very difficult to find the documents. They are not labeled they way they were i n the Starta files.
Foremost, Starta is very easy to use. It is intuitive and organized so that you can easily find files, documents, photos, or anything else you choose to upload. It also features a cabinet structure that is 100% customizable so that you can always find what you are looking for right when you login. Another great feature is the ability to set multiple levels of access to your system so that sharing across multiple employees is simple. Compared to similar software systems I have used, Starta is hands down the most effective and efficient way to organize, share, and find information within my business.
Since Stara is still being developed, it is not yet able to be easily integrated into other systems yet to automatically pull information. For example, it cannot pull data from Peoplesoft, so there is time involved in collecting and importing initial data into Starta.
Carrie from National Church Residences
What we like most about Starta is how easy it is for new users to navigate the site with minimal guidance. New users both inside and outside our organization always remark on how easy it is to access the system and find and download documents. It's intuitive and well organized. The daily email notice of new uploads is really helpful, and having the ability to upload large files that we couldn't otherwise email is a huge plus! Customer service is quick, friendly and always available when we need it.
When updates are run it sometimes creates access/viewing issues, but they typically are resolved quickly. We work with lenders frequently, and often they cannot access Starta due to something in the system's configuration not meeting security protocols for the bank.
Jim from Bonner Carrington
Employees number: 51-200 employees
I don't have to use the Box anymore.
The logic of the software. It is easy to understand where you are within the system. Additionally, it is easy to navigate to different areas. I also like the ability to quickly view the contents within a folder.
The property look has an older feel to it. That is more preference vs. function but I am sure that this has an affect on new or potential customers that are seeing it for the first time.
Mike from Bonner Carrington LLC
I used Starta when I was with a different company when we first implemented this Data base, so I have some experience before now. We have to have a way to pull data out of our documents and Starta makes this happen. Prior to Starta all our information was in a Document which was very inefficient and not cost effective. Starta is solving those issue and we pull our data info useful and real time dashboards and modules.
Many pros, the controls you can put in place, security, the flexibility to customize any function to your specific need, easy access from anywhere to name a few. This system will grow with the companies grows and can be managed in a way that gives and will meet all departments views and needs. The support is the best I have had, timely returned calls and emails and when there is an issue it is immediately addressed.
At our company we have an unusually high amount of files to store and that has slowed the system down when you are accessing the files. When accessing anything else there is no delay. Starta support team are working on finding a better and faster way for us to access our files so I expect this to be resolved in the near future.
Tammy from National Church Residences
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
User friendly program that helps organize our numerous due diligence and closing documents.
User friendly system. I've worked with many different types of programs over my 20 year career as a Paralegal and this is the best one yet.
Paula from Harris County Housing Authority
I like the fact that we can share large documents that cannot be emailed and progress photos. The security of data is flexible with a variety of team members. This industry uses a circle of skilled team members who can go off or on the project at anytime and they are still be able to access public documents connected to the General Partner.
Response: Starta Development, Starta Development
Date: December 2015
Starta appreciates our clients and listens to their needs. We look forward to releasing more features and benefits to better serve the housing industry.
Esmeralda from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Honestly one of the easiest software programs I have ever used. Everyone was accommodating and lovely to work with. I recommend Starta to anyone, from any company, looking for a collaboration platform, or for document management software. It was a pleasure working with everyone!