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Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom EPM

Axiom is ideal for organizations with multiple departments that need to collect, share, and integrate data from common internal data sources. The product is best for very large organizations with a lot of financial backing. I wouldn't suggest using Axiom if you're a small organization or only one department, for example.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

The system is not always intuitive to a new user. However with some upfront training it is easy to catch on. A lot of the management is left in the hands of the users, in our company that would be finance. To us that is a great benefit, however, that may not work in all situations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Axiom EPM
8.5
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.8
Long-term financial planning
Axiom EPM
9.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.0
Financial budgeting
Axiom EPM
9.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
Forecasting
Axiom EPM
8.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
Scenario modeling
Axiom EPM
8.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.0
Management reporting
Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0

Consolidation and Close

Axiom EPM
9.7
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.7
Financial data consolidation
Axiom EPM
10.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Axiom EPM
9.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Axiom EPM
10.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
Journal entries and reports
Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.0
Multi-currency management
Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
Intercompany Eliminations
Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Axiom EPM
8.3
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.6
Financial Statement Reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
Management Reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
Excel-based Reporting
Axiom EPM
9.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0

Analytics

Axiom EPM
8.7
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.8
Personalized dashboards
Axiom EPM
9.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Axiom EPM
8.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
Benchmarking with external data
Axiom EPM
9.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
3.0
Color-coded scorecards
Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
KPIs
Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0

Integration

Axiom EPM
9.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
Flat file integration
Axiom EPM
9.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
Excel data integration
Axiom EPM
9.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Axiom EPM
9.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0

Pros

Axiom EPM

  • Compared to a previous EPM we used, Axiom's template load and saving performance has been much better even for large plan files.
  • Axiom consultants can create completely customized reports for any of the collected data. Super users within your organization can then fairly easily modify their work to create additional reports without Axiom's help (and invoices)
  • Setting up user security is a fairly easy one-time task and very easy to maintain when people change departments, leave the organization, etc. I would recommend you use role-based security settings.
  • Compared to our previous EPM, Axiom allows more customization and possibilities for templates. There's very few "the product can't do that" statements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

  • Dynamic reporting and consolidation of information from disconnected sources
  • Adaptability to needs of shifting business initiatives
Daniel Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Axiom EPM

  • Unfortunately, Axiom only assigned two implementation consultants to our massive project and both were completely new to the product and inexperienced.
  • This isn't really a fault of Axiom, but your organization's data has to be perfect before implementing Axiom. You need a strong project manager within your organization to take the lead in working with Axiom. They should be very familiar with the source data and what's important to all your internal stakeholders. The Axiom team needs to be clearly told exactly what you need from them.
  • We never truly felt confident anyone from Axiom was really familiar with the source tables and data being used. I would suggest in any project they make that a priority early on. Not being familiar with the data caused a list of issues regarding reporting and template construction.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

  • SRC had a delay in information until the month's operations officially closed and the data was fed into the system. Other products that I have used allow you to see activity throughout the month. Knowing that it isn’t final, you can still get a sense of how revenues/expenses are stacking up for the month, etc. In addition, other operational metrics, like Average Daily Census, Admissions, etc. should be able to be tracked daily, rather than having to wait until the month is over.
AJ Senff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) 7.8
Based on 2 answers
Looking for some alternatives, which are less expensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I could train users to use the Business Warehouse within an hour or two. Also very easy to create reports and send web links to view the report. Exporting to Excel/Word/etc. was very simple and had good formatting.
AJ Senff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very long reports in SRC would take a long time to run (several minutes). However, shorter reports could be run quickly.
AJ Senff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Axiom EPM

Axiom EPM 7.0
Based on 1 answer
For the scale of our implementation, Axiom only assigned two consultants who were both completely new to the company. It felt like we were all learning about the product together, when you would expect them to already be experts at their own product. The team also made a good bit of mistakes throughout production and go-live, which then caused more work internally for us. The team lead for our project also just left the company, so we'll see how next year's planning goes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I did not use customer support.
AJ Senff | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) 6.0
Based on 1 answer
This is more a function of the training I received from the systems experts in my organization, not training from Business Objects/SAP. The training was rushed, without an agenda, and didn’t meet my needs as a user.
AJ Senff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Axiom EPM

No answers on this topic

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

Program was already implemented when I joined.
AJ Senff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Axiom EPM

Vena was a strong product, but only our department within the University used it for budgeting. The entire university chose Axiom for the increased scale and capacity. The loading and saving performance of Axiom is slightly better than Vena. Also, Axiom provides more template and report customization. Vena definitely excelled more in their support and staffing and was much cheaper (so I'm told) than Axiom
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

Business Objects SRC is more flexible than other products and that is especially important in a company where each division is completely different in how they operate, their KPIs, and their operating functions. It allows finance to decide what information is important at that time and does not take months of IT resources to meet management's immediate informational needs. Reporting and budgeting is easily updated when there is an addition or a deletion of a line of business. Finance is allowed to dice the information in any way to satisfy the current needs of the business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Axiom EPM

  • This is only the first year of implementation for the university, so the ROI is yet to be fully seen. For our department, which is the largest in the university, I think the ROI has been fairly high as our users have had more built-in resources within their plan files than they had previously.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

  • Thus far the BI team has been playing catch-up since our SAP implementation, as a good many important customer facing reports were left out of the implementation as a requirement for go-live.
  • The scalability and SAP data conversion are the real value.
Daniel Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Axiom EPM

General

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

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom EPM
7.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.8

Usability

Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0

Performance

Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.0

Support Rating

Axiom EPM
7.0
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
5.0

In-Person Training

Axiom EPM
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.0

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