AccountMate vs. Catalyst, by EBM Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AccountMate
Score 8.1 out of 10
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AccountMate offers accounting software for small, midsize, or growing businesses. AccountMate SQL Software is specifically for businesses with high transaction volumes and heavy user loads. It can accommodate hundreds of simultaneous users, providing businesses with a comprehensive, real-time business and financial management solution. AccountMate Express Software is designed for businesses with up to five concurrent users that desire the stability and speed of a SQL database…N/A
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Catalyst from EBM Software in Minneapolis is a cloud-based business performance application suite, designed to provide an environment and workflow for understanding business profitability.N/A
Pricing
AccountMateCatalyst, by EBM Software
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AccountMateCatalyst, by EBM Software
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsFlexible and tiered pricing structures available - monthly, 1-3-5- contracts, and more
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AccountMateCatalyst, by EBM Software
Top Pros
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Features
AccountMateCatalyst, by EBM Software
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.8
1 Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
9.0
1 Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
7.0
1 Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Dashboards6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
7.6
1 Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Accounts payable8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.0
1 Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing module7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.6
1 Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Pricing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
9.0
1 Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.1
2 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.7
2 Ratings
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.7
1 Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
Long-term financial planning00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Financial budgeting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Scenario modeling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Management reporting00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.2
1 Ratings
Financial data consolidation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Journal entries and reports00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Multi-currency management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Intercompany Eliminations00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Minority Ownership00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
1 Ratings
Financial Statement Reporting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Management Reporting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.2
2 Ratings
Personalized dashboards00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
KPIs00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.4
2 Ratings
Flat file integration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Excel data integration00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
User Ratings
AccountMateCatalyst, by EBM Software
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AccountMateCatalyst, by EBM Software
Likelihood to Recommend
AccountMate
AccountMate is a great product for wholesale and distributors. It manages the inventory cycles comprehensively, from purchasing to stocking, to sales and delivery. There are a great many tools available to manage inventory, properties, and financials. The availability to have third-party add-ons offers even greater opportunities to meet the needs of the end-user. The system is not really suited for certain types of service industries: legal, medical, and those businesses that invoice on time.
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EBM Software
[Catalyst, by EBM Software] is well suited to track invoices from vendors to get them paid on time to avoid late fees. [Catalyst, by EBM Software] is less appropriate when paying vendor because that is not a function they currently have. If the system was an all in one system that could track and pay your invoices it would be an amazing software.
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Pros
AccountMate
  • Ease of use
  • Ability to easily adapt the solution to fit the needs of the end user
  • Integration of data across different platforms
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EBM Software
  • The GUI is easy to navigate on the iPad mini, which we use for charting.
  • The options are simple so there is very little room for mistakes.
  • Charting is easy and the setup allows for necessary fields that must be completed so charting stays uniform.
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Cons
AccountMate
  • Custom reports: The current system uses Crystal Reports, which is a bit cumbersome.
  • True cloud-based solution is missing
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EBM Software
  • The browser closes unexpectedly at times when refreshing the page and you get logged out
  • The incorrect vendor is chosen by Catalyst a few times
  • The Catalyst file is occasionally not placed on time in the folder
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Usability
AccountMate
No answers on this topic
EBM Software
Well.... when it works... it's good. When it doesn't it is very frustrating for our staff.
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Support Rating
AccountMate
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EBM Software
The support for Catalyst is great and they are usually within the 48 hour response time. There could be a little quicker upload time for invoices that are submitted. They usually show up until the next day on the system and sometimes gives us a stress on time. Overall, the support is quite good
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Alternatives Considered
AccountMate
We use AccountMate for a number of reasons, particularly its ease of use and the ability to customize any part of the system (with source code residing on the end-user system--a HUGE advantage).
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EBM Software
[Catalyst, by EBM Software] is a very easy system to use and is very user friendly. It gives you different ways of researching an invoice and not just one. Catalyst also helps to allow us to research an invoice within seconds and eliminates a lengthy and confusing process. It is a great software for first time users to learn quickly and efficiently.
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Return on Investment
AccountMate
  • Allows us to quickly gain insight into the current and past performance of the company
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EBM Software
  • Catalyst is better than pencil and paper data analysis. But the app can be very frustrating when it's not working the way it did last week.
  • The GUI is very simple. Sometimes too simple, like there is no way to go back in and edit SOAP note options.
  • New feature roll-outs are mandatory. I understand that no one would opt in to being the guinea pig, but it would be nice if you weren't the first user to try it.
  • The integration with billing software has streamlined the billing notes and saved us money over having two separate systems.
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