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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

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

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

SAP BPC is well suited for complex planning and consolidations needs where the underlying transactional system is SAP ECC. It suits well if the organization has separate teams with BPC, ABAP, BW, Basis, Hana skillset. SAP BPC is less appropriate for organizations using Agile methodology. It is not suitable for organizations in a hyper-growth cycle as the installation and implementation is time-consuming. It will not work for organizations where the planning and budgeting needs keep changing frequently. The UI of SAP BPC is not very intuitive and very difficult to set up a dynamic dashboard for senior executives and officials of CxO.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Axiom EPM
8.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.6
Long-term financial planning
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.6
Financial budgeting
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.8
Forecasting
Axiom EPM
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
9.0
Scenario modeling
Axiom EPM
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.3
Management reporting
Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.4

Consolidation and Close

Axiom EPM
9.7
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.7
Financial data consolidation
Axiom EPM
10.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.8
Local and consolidated reporting
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.9
Detailed Audit Trails
Axiom EPM
10.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.9
Journal entries and reports
Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
9.1
Multi-currency management
Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
9.3
Intercompany Eliminations
Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.2
Minority Ownership
Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.9

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Axiom EPM
8.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5
Financial Statement Reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.9
Management Reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.2
Excel-based Reporting
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
9.1
Automated board and financial reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.7

Analytics

Axiom EPM
8.7
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.3
Personalized dashboards
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.2
Cost and profitability analysis
Axiom EPM
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.4
Benchmarking with external data
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.7
Color-coded scorecards
Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.7
KPIs
Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.1
Key Performance Indicator setting
Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.8

Integration

Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.4
Flat file integration
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5
Excel data integration
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.8

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

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

  • SAP BPC is real time data. You can send information into the system and see it reflected in your reports immediately. Other systems may require a manual push into a reporting system.
  • SAP BPC is a shared reporting tool, so multiple users can be working in a model/environment at the same time, real time. This is especially helpful if your workbooks incorporated multiple processes requiring multiple users to get into the same model.
  • SAP BPC is a powerful tool designed to help all facets of the company, from cash flow to capital expenditures to headcount management to financial planning to consolidation.
Jeffrey Suk | 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

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

  • Being from a law firm, the system needed a lot of custom tailoring in order to fit our full needs (although many companies could say the same thing). Although the ability to highly customize the system to the company's needs is a positive, it frequently results in the system responding in unexplainable and unrepeatable ways which negatively impacts and slows the budget process. Because of the sporadic nature and variety of the issues, we are unable to repeat them on cue and therefore cannot nail down a solution.
Anthony DePasquale | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) 8.7
Based on 2 answers
Unlike other SAP traditional products, SAP BPC was meant to be simple and familiar to financial users
Juan Carlos Crespo | 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

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We need a big support team with various skillset like BPC, ABAP, BW, HANA, FICO etc
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP BPC training content and trainers are very good. The training is structured and provides a very good understanding of the product features and functionalities. I attended 6 separate training sessions of week-long or more. I had very good experience in all the sessions. The training is organized very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP Training contents are very good, informative and exhaustive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The implementation was carried out in two phases spread over a period of 4 years with 2 upgrades in between. We also had multiple upgrades to HANA.
Anonymous | 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

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

With Hyperion we struggled as it didn’t have integrated planning and consolidation, whereas BPC does have it. BPC is easier for reporting as it is Excel-based. Also BPC has prepackaged business process flows that helped a lot. Hyperion on the other hand has a faster response time for user queries or report generation.
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

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

  • When originally implemented (as the predecessor product Outlooksoft) BPC took ASU from trying to budget and forecast for a 2B enterprise out of spreadsheets and into a far more consolidated tool. It has saved us considerable time over the years and paid for itself several times over.
  • BPC also allows us to present our budget in multiple different views to support management, board and departmental reporting.
Rebecca T Barber, MBA, PHD | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom EPM
7.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.0

Usability

Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.7

Reliability and Availability

Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
9.0

Performance

Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.0

Support Rating

Axiom EPM
7.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.0

In-Person Training

Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
9.0

Online Training

Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
9.0

Implementation Rating

Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.0

Scalability

Axiom EPM
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
9.0

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