NaviPlan by Advicent vs. Morningstar Direct

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NaviPlan by Advicent
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Advicent headquartered in Milwaukee offers NaviPlan, a financial planning software for firms.N/A
Morningstar Direct
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Morningstar headquartered in Chicago offers Morningstar Direct, an investment portfolio managment application focusing on financial and risk analysis.N/A
Pricing
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NaviPlan by AdvicentMorningstar Direct
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
NaviPlan by AdvicentMorningstar Direct
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
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9.0
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User Testimonials
NaviPlan by AdvicentMorningstar Direct
Likelihood to Recommend
Advicent Solutions
NaviPlan is an invaluable financial planning tool. There are so many strategies and reports that can be built and used within the software. I've been using it for around 8 years and still don't how to use all of the functions. It has come a long way over the 8 years in terms of functionality. There is a definite learning curve, however, I've found it has become more user friendly.
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Morningstar
Morningstar Direct is great for classifying funds in order of performance and has a huge database to check against. Pretty much every category you can imagine is covered. It is best for research and analyzing before making big decisions. The interface is fairly clean and relatively simple to use.
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Pros
Advicent Solutions
  • Employee benefits management, planning, and calculation become simpler with the Navi plan.
  • Budget planning, risk management, and other account management become easy and simpler to analyze by the top management.
  • Tax calculation and other payments become easy for the organization as well as individual employees.
  • Cashflow analysis and modifications in the allocation become easy and could be understood by all the top-level management in a single window.
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Morningstar
  • Best for research.
  • Analyst reporting is fantastic.
  • The ability to look at a wide variety of assets is great.
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Cons
Advicent Solutions
  • Much favorable for small industries, so better to make it good for large enterprise also.
  • Illustration can be made easy so that quick understanding can be done.
  • Tracking of the particular item is a bit difficult, this could be made easier.
  • Not much user friendly compared to the competitors. But does the job well.
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Morningstar
  • The system is sometimes slow.
  • Glitchy and sometimes hard to use.
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Alternatives Considered
Advicent Solutions
Snap Projections - We were using this software up until this year alongside Naviplan to see how it compared. The reason we tried Snap Projections was the difference in pricing. Naviplan is expensive, where Snap is only a fraction of the cost. The biggest reason we stayed with Naviplan was familiarity for the advisor presenting. He was accustomed to it. I find the interface of Naviplan better cosmetically. They both are great financial planning software tools with pros and cons in each. I have found that you can manipulate the software to show most of what you need. Both platforms continually update and take user feedback into consideration when building on to it so they both get better all the time
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Morningstar
Morningstar is slightly more buggy and laggy. But includes far more data and is more trusted.
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Return on Investment
Advicent Solutions
  • Tax calculation of the organization and employees was very difficult, and Navi Plan made is very easy now.
  • The introduction of the software makes positive changes in the organization in managing the financial needs, which helps the organization to allocate what is required.
  • Employee benefit calculation was a bit difficult and it made a big positive impact.
  • It does the job and we get the best for what we pay for.
  • If the industry becomes big, then slight changes must be introduced to manage the big data needs.
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Morningstar
  • Returns not yet realised.
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