Zahara

Zahara

AP Automation

4.6/5 (17 reviews)

Zahara Overview

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 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
US$65,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

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

Supported Languages

English

Zahara Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
94% positive reviews
14
Excellent
2
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
1
Terrible
Rajesh K.

Zahara PO system

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Brendan G.

PO's made easy

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Kirsty M.

Simple, user friendly purchase order solution.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2016/08/23
Review Source: Capterra

Zahara is a brilliantly user friendly system with a fresh, clean user interface. As a cloud based piece of software it has proved to be the ideal solution to the automation of our purchase order generation and streamlining of our approval process.

Pros

Simple and easy to use and set up. Fantastic, fast customer service and support with flexibility and openness to new ideas. Simple email notifications to approvers enabling easy approval of requests when out of the office. Generation of professional looking purchase orders.

Cons

We understand there are continuous improvements and updates but, the ability for the system to select the appropriate approval workflow based on the net total of the order, instead of the user selecting manually, would be a nice feature.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Martin B.

Fantastic solution, ticks all our boxes and more.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/03/31
Review Source: Capterra

I can't recommended Zahara highly enough. Click2scan are a fantastic company and a absolute pleasure to deal with.
Clear and straightforward usability that doesn't even require user training. Fully customizable workflows and the approval process has given us more control and better visibility of spend.
They constantly listen to users and are happy to implement new ideas. Regular releases means we are always up to date, and the cloud solution is always available with fantastic speed.
I would recommended to anyone without hesitation.

Pros

The approval process in Zahara has given us more control and better visibility of spend

Cons

Single Sign on would be nice and the ability to add our own corporate skins/colours would be good. But these are very minor things.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Alex B.

Great Piece of Work

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2016/08/04
Review Source: Capterra

We haven't been using Zahara for long but we can already see how the increased visibility of costs and easy implementation of approval processes will increase our efficiency compared to chasing down approvals manually and not really keeping a record of this.
The software is user friendly and when I have had any questions the customer support (!!Martin!!) has been amazing and responded in no time with all the info and help I've needed.

Pros

Easy to Use
Makes Approvals Easy
Allows for individual project budgets and costs to be tracked
Customer Support

Cons

It would be great if this software directly integrated with Xero so that when I add a purchase invoice in Xero I could simultaneously match it off against the PO in Zahara.

Response from Click2scan

Full Xero integraion is coming soon

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Zahara Pricing

Starting from
US$65,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

30-day free trial, no credit card required.

Zahara Features

  • API
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Workflow Management

  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Multi-Currency
  • Real Time Data
  • Receiving
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

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

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

Zahara FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Zahara.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Zahara offer?

Zahara offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$65,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

30-day free trial, no credit card required.

Q. What are the main features of Zahara?

Zahara offers the following features:

  • 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

Q. Who are the typical users of Zahara?

Zahara has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Zahara support?

Zahara supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Zahara offer?

Zahara has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Zahara support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Zahara supports

Q. What other apps does Zahara integrate with?

Zahara integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Flow, QuickBooks, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Sage 50cloud, Xero, Xero, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Zahara offer?

Zahara offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials