Striven stands out with its stellar integration of business tools for small to medium service and project-based industries. We loved the low implementation cost and mobile-responsive design. However, it lacks a native payroll system and critical path management, which is a drawback for larger businesses.
While Striven is a great choice for those stepping up from spreadsheets into a fully-integrated package, its limitations might make other solutions a better fit for e-commerce and large enterprises. Despite the few hiccups, it’s still a game-changer for many businesses.
Striven is a cloud-based ERP software that enhances productivity and collaboration by integrating various business management tools into one platform, including accounting, CRM, project management, HR, and inventory management.
Striven caters to businesses of all sizes across a range of industries, and it offers a 7-day free trial for new clients to familiarize themselves with its robust features. It integrates with third-party systems and offers free basic customer support, including a premium support plan with additional services.
|Usability - 8.4||Various functions are well integrated; Some new users may need help learning the system; Navigation is difficult at times, there are few distinct action buttons for tasks like creating new vendors.|
|Support - 9.2||Easy to find support contact info; Many help docs and YouTube videos; Free ticket and email support during US east coast business hours; Phone support only available with priority support option; Dedicated account manager included with priority support.|
|Scalability - 7.6||Plan prices increase with additional users and business needs; No mobile app but software is mobile responsive.|
|Security - 10||Two-factor authentication and SSO; Granular user permission controls.|
|Value - 9.5||Lower price range compared to competitor products; Low implementation cost; Lacks some built-in features (ex. AIA billing)|
|Performance - 8.5||Demo account has a slight lag between pages; Repetitive tasks take additional time.|
|Key Features - 8.0||Industry agnostic solution with software tailored to different industries; Features best suited to service industries.|
Striven ERP is an industry-agnostic solution designed for businesses across various industries.
These industries include professional services, field services, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, construction and contracting, real estate and property management, retail, IT services, nonprofits, consulting, legal and law firms, and education.
The software is flexible and offers industry-specific editions with core standards to streamline the management of workflows.
|Standard||Starting at $35 per user||
|Enterprise||Starting at $70 per user||
Limits on record numbers, entity types, custom fields, display/print formats, reports, and API usage define the difference between Standard and Enterprise plans. For a full breakdown of these plan differences, compare Striven’s Standard and Enterprise plans.
Striven provides optional add-ons called Portals to enhance collaboration and communication between a company and its stakeholders. These Portals, which include Customer, Vendor, and Candidate portals, offer increased visibility and customizability to better fit a business’s specific needs.
Customers can access their orders and communicate with the customer service team, vendors can receive work orders and submit invoices, and job candidates can complete applications and communicate with recruiters.
The cost of each portal varies depending on the number of users, ranging from free for users with under 100 customers and up to 100 vendors, $99 per month for up to 500, and then $499 per month for unlimited use.
Striven ERP is ideal for small to medium-sized service and project-based businesses transitioning from Excel spreadsheets to a comprehensive ERP system.
Striven is customizable, offers dedicated portals for external users such as vendors and customers, and integrates with third-party systems through built-in integrations as well as Striven’s API.
However, there might be better choices for large businesses, those requiring built-in tools like payroll and critical path management, and e-commerce businesses.
While it offers robust features, some users have noted a slight learning curve due to the system’s complexity and navigation difficulties.
We were looking for a manufacturing solution that would help us with our inventory control and bill of materials. On top of that, we have many companies under our main umbrella and needed the program to support multi-company.
After a short search, we found Striven to meet all of our needs. Not only were they able to handle our multi-company requirements their program came in a lot cheaper than some of the other programs we explored.
Multi-Company Support Affordable
I do like it so far. I chose it because of the features; the customizable aspects of it. It’s designed to be easy to tailor to your company. Adding categories is very simple. The accounting - very simple. Even my CPA really likes it. As far as the things I have used its been very simple to do work with. Support has been great. They’re very interactive, very responsive. Overall I definitely would say that it is the right one for me.
We were looking for an easy to use accounting program. We hated QuickBooks and then ended up finding Striven through Software Connect. We are able to do everything I wanted and we are going to phase out our old software at the start of the year. Their support team was very helpful.
Great support team. Walks me through everything. I am 74 and being shown how to use the software is great!
Some bugs came up but were solved quickly.
Exporting reports go to excel. But we are working on exporting them to PDF so we can print them.
Excellent online accounting and accountability software
Overall: Overall so far the experience has been great! There are a few things we wish we could have as new features (just like with any software) however we are confident that these will come in updates soon as they are constantly adding new features that customers request!
Pros: We originally were a Quickbooks enterprise user. When searching for a new accounting software, we really wanted to implement a software that was online and contained features that could keep our business more accountable. Striven is a perfect match for our company, we are able to create custom reporting as well as export nearly anything via API to google sheets or another custom program to keep our company running smoothly.
Cons: Just like any software, there are some features you wish you could have that may be missing. The wonderful thing about Striven is that when features you desire are not available they are willing to discuss the features you are looking for and either find a way to implement them right away or add them as a future feature in the coming updates. Switched From: QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Reasons for Switching to Striven: We were unhappy with how this software would not sync with other products to increase our productivity. We looked at QB online as well but unfortunately they are still way behind their competition.
Quick and easy to use online accounting platforms are really hard to come by especially ones that are robust like Striven. It is impressive that they have created an online system that competes with QuickBooks desktop and has many other features Quickbooks desktop or online cannot offer.
Just like any software, there are some features you wish you could have that may be missing. The wonderful thing about Striven is that when features you desire are not available they are willing to discuss the features you are looking for and either find a way to implement them right away or add them as a future feature in the coming updates.
As McCollister’s VP IT this changed our business work flows and process, stream lined Order to Cash and integrated with 3rd party apps seamlessly! - I highly recommend this to any organization that struggles for standardizing process and collaboration software that works! This helps people accomplish more!
CRM and Financial Package integration - seamless API for interfaces with 3rd party apps
We transitioned to Striven from another ERP that we had used for 16 years. From the first contact with Striven I was impressed. The sales staff answered all my questions and was well versed in how to use Striven. The frontline migration staff was incredible and worked tirelessly to migrate our accounting and database files into Striven. Striven is packed with fully integrated features every business needs. Accounting, recurring invoicing, sales orders, online banking, task functions, web-enabled lead forms, etc. Their crown jewel is the Customer/Vendor Portal. The portal allows clients to view their documents and review and pay invoices via credit card or ACH. All of this for a reasonable monthly fee due to their viral customer acquisition model. A lot of thought and planning has gone into developing this software. Striven is a fast, robust SaaS that is updated with new features frequently.
Russ Murray Delaware Business Incorporators, Inc.
The DISCUSSIONS feature needs more functionality to make it easier to find older messages.
Striven is an all-in-one SaaS ERP that is affordable, comprehensive, simple to setup, easy to use, and beautiful look at and work with.
It’s comprehensive and user intuitive.
Salesforce automation may be a little light. Even though it is accessible on any device it would be better if they offered a mobile application.
We stumbled on a goldmine with Striven. My work is getting so much easier and I’m completing it much faster than I did before.
Finally, a platform that allows you to run your entire business without having to jump in and out of multiple programs. Striven is cost effective, paperless, and web-based with an AWESOME support staff!