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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

Kepion Planning

The solution works extremely well for companies in complicated operations or with the ambition to forecast their operations on a driver based way or wanting to have the ability to create different scenarios based on external or internal drivers. It is a perfect piece of an existing analytical infrastructure (DWH/BI) lacking a planning solution on top.
Sindri Sigurjonsson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Axiom EPM
8.5
Kepion Planning
7.9
Long-term financial planning
Axiom EPM
9.0
Kepion Planning
8.9
Financial budgeting
Axiom EPM
9.0
Kepion Planning
8.2
Forecasting
Axiom EPM
8.0
Kepion Planning
8.2
Scenario modeling
Axiom EPM
8.0
Kepion Planning
8.0
Management reporting
Axiom EPM
Kepion Planning
6.1

Consolidation and Close

Axiom EPM
9.7
Kepion Planning
7.5
Financial data consolidation
Axiom EPM
10.0
Kepion Planning
6.5
Local and consolidated reporting
Axiom EPM
9.0
Kepion Planning
8.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Axiom EPM
10.0
Kepion Planning
8.3
Journal entries and reports
Axiom EPM
Kepion Planning
6.5
Multi-currency management
Axiom EPM
Kepion Planning
8.8
Intercompany Eliminations
Axiom EPM
Kepion Planning
7.3
Minority Ownership
Axiom EPM
Kepion Planning
6.8

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Axiom EPM
8.3
Kepion Planning
7.0
Financial Statement Reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
Kepion Planning
6.8
Management Reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
Kepion Planning
6.1
Excel-based Reporting
Axiom EPM
9.0
Kepion Planning
8.9
Automated board and financial reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
Kepion Planning
7.1
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Axiom EPM
Kepion Planning
6.1

Analytics

Axiom EPM
8.7
Kepion Planning
6.6
Personalized dashboards
Axiom EPM
9.0
Kepion Planning
6.1
Cost and profitability analysis
Axiom EPM
8.0
Kepion Planning
8.2
Benchmarking with external data
Axiom EPM
9.0
Kepion Planning
6.5
Color-coded scorecards
Axiom EPM
Kepion Planning
6.2
KPIs
Axiom EPM
Kepion Planning
6.2
Key Performance Indicator setting
Axiom EPM
Kepion Planning
6.2

Integration

Axiom EPM
9.0
Kepion Planning
8.9
Flat file integration
Axiom EPM
9.0
Kepion Planning
9.1
Excel data integration
Axiom EPM
9.0
Kepion Planning
8.9
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Axiom EPM
9.0
Kepion Planning
8.5

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

Kepion Planning

  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Kepion provides all budgeting, forecasting and actuals information in one, collaborative environment.
  • Analysis: It is easy to traverse across your entire budgeting and forecasting spectrum in Kepion, unearthing insights that would be hidden from you in other tools.
  • Workflow: Kepion's workflow management is simple and clear.
Gerard Mangan | 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

Kepion Planning

  • Silverlight functionality is outdated which makes the front end solution a little bit old compared to latest UI. They will be tackling it in Q2 2018, but it leaves users wanting for more.
  • Reporting functionalities: Are not state of the art, we recommend users creating official reports within Kepion, but focusing on Tableau or PowerBI for reporting purposes as this is not and will never be Kepion strengths compared to the likes of Tableau.
  • Being customizable is great, however, the solution is not an out-of-the-box solution and does require a little integration to work. For smaller companies (under 5M USD) I would still recommend Excel.
Sindri Sigurjonsson | 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

Kepion Planning

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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

Kepion Planning

Kepion is in a unique position in that it has all of the enterprise-grade functionality and scalability of a tool like Cognos, but it is available at a lower price point, with much more engaged support.
Gerard Mangan | 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

Kepion Planning

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

Axiom EPM

General

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

Axiom EPM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Kepion Planning

General

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

Kepion Planning Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
On premise Install$01
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SaaS Edition
Cloud Planning$01
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Additional Pricing Details
Please contact us at sales@kepion.com for more details.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom EPM
7.0
Kepion Planning
8.3

Support Rating

Axiom EPM
7.0
Kepion Planning

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