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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Power

Retail, professional services, non-manufacturing, or non-inventory-based clients are a great fit.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Maestro

Personally, I was always very satisfied with the Budget Maestro product and platform. I used Hyperion Essbase in my prior company and felt Analytics Maestro had very similar capabilities and features which made learning the product very easy. The ongoing support has been tremendous and this is an area I find many competitors in the marketplace to have room for improvement.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Accounting Power
9.5
Planning Maestro
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Power
10.0
Planning Maestro
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Power
9.0
Planning Maestro

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Power
8.0
Planning Maestro
Dashboards
Accounting Power
7.0
Planning Maestro
Custom reports
Accounting Power
9.0
Planning Maestro

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Power
8.5
Planning Maestro
Accounts payable
Accounting Power
9.0
Planning Maestro
Accounts receivable
Accounting Power
9.0
Planning Maestro
Cash management
Accounting Power
8.0
Planning Maestro
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Power
10.0
Planning Maestro
Expense management
Accounting Power
9.0
Planning Maestro
Multi-division support
Accounting Power
6.0
Planning Maestro
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Power
8.0
Planning Maestro
Standardized Processes
Accounting Power
9.0
Planning Maestro

Pros

Accounting Power

  • Simple layout
  • Logical menu and format
  • Flexibility in designing reports
  • Department/location accounting
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Maestro

  • Analytics Maestro Platform adds tremendous value.
  • Newer version offering is cloud based which adds value on size constraints.
  • Customer support has always been extremely supportive and timely on responses.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Accounting Power

  • CPA firm's client interface for delivery of bills to pay
  • Better ACH payment options for bill payment
  • Additional layer of department/location allocation
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Maestro

  • Took some time to roll out the cloud-based solution.
  • The older version (not cloud-based) we used took about an hour to refresh after data load.
  • The older version did take some time learning how to use the product to its fullest capabilities.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Power

Accounting Power 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It provides everything one needs for accounting services and then some at a price point that makes it very affordable.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Maestro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Accounting Power

Accounting Power 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Needs some work. Support staff seem to be computer people, not accountants or users of the system. Their answers sometimes seem short and computer-based. Not answered in a way that says, "I have thought through this and here is what I see to do."
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Maestro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Accounting Power

I find Accounting Power to have more flexibility, power, and reporting capability than QuickBooks Online with a simpler interface.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Maestro

Our company evaluated 6 product offerings in the market place a year ago and felt Budget Maestro and Vena offered the largest return on our investment at their price points. We have always been very satisfied with the product and its customer service. Since we have grown over 600% over 4 years, many of the new layers of management used other products in prior careers and we are currently at a point where the entire organization may be transitioning to an ERP solution to manage all finance and accounting functions. I would always recommend Budget Maestro as a great budgeting and analytical tool for FP&A teams as we were able to accomplish a high amount of monthly reports with a small team over the years.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Power

  • Allowed for standardized processes
  • Improved efficiency in disbursement processing
  • Bank feed is easily broken
  • ACH payment options are not well established
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Maestro

  • We were a very small company growing by acquisition so it worked well during these phases of our company growth.
  • The return for our cost was tremendous especially in comparison to peers in the market.
  • Analytics Maestro allowed us to grow without adding headcount by building efficient reports that can easily be mass-produced for all branches within our organization.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Accounting Power

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Planning Maestro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Power
9.0
Planning Maestro
9.0

Usability

Accounting Power
10.0
Planning Maestro

Support Rating

Accounting Power
7.0
Planning Maestro

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