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.

Zahara Overview

Pricing

Starting from
£49,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

30-day free trial, no credit card required.


Zahara Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and 3 others, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Users can set departmental budgets in Zahara to prevent overspend
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 month
Zahara allows users to edit the included cost and tax codes
Received invoices can be approved through Zahara, and their approval status is displayed in the dashboard
Users can raise purchase orders in Zahara, with drop-down menus for tax and cost codes
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Zahara Reviews

Zahara Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
18

Very good
2

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,7
91% recommended this app
Tom P.

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.


Barry R.

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


Alexandra V.

Envisage Feedback


Rajesh K.

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.


Brendan G.

PO's made easy

good


Tom P.
Industry: Facilities Services
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Great system for managing PO process

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/01
Review Source: Capterra

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! :)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Barry R.
Industry: Apparel & Fashion
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Overall good and functionally friendly system

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Alexandra V.
Industry: Events Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Envisage Feedback

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Rajesh K.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

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.
Industry: Biotechnology
Company size: 51-200 Employees

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

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 22 user ratings
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Zahara Pricing

Zahara Pricing

Starting from
£49,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

30-day free trial, no credit card required.

30-day free trial, no credit card required.

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 22 user ratings
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Zahara Features

Zahara Features

API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,2/5
Based on 22 user ratings
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Additional information for Zahara

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

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: £49,00/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:

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

Zahara supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Zahara integrate with?

Zahara integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Power Automate, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Advanced, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Sage 50cloud, Xero, Xero, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Zahara offer?

Zahara offers the following support options:

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