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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.5 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 Profitability and Performance Management

SAP Profitability and Performance is well suited in an organization/scenario where it aims to grow their profitability and optimize their business performance. It will offer strong financial analytics that are applicable in modern organizations and it will assure improved performance and enable purposeful marketing of your goods/services at prevailing profitable rate.
Daniel Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Axiom EPM
8.5
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.3
Long-term financial planning
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.5
Financial budgeting
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.5
Forecasting
Axiom EPM
8.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.5
Scenario modeling
Axiom EPM
8.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
8.5
Management reporting
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.8

Consolidation and Close

Axiom EPM
9.7
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.5
Financial data consolidation
Axiom EPM
10.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Axiom EPM
10.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.0
Journal entries and reports
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
8.5
Multi-currency management
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.2
Intercompany Eliminations
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0
Minority Ownership
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Axiom EPM
8.3
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.3
Financial Statement Reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0
Management Reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
8.8
Excel-based Reporting
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
8.8
Automated board and financial reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.0

Analytics

Axiom EPM
8.7
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.5
Personalized dashboards
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Axiom EPM
8.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.8
Benchmarking with external data
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.5
Color-coded scorecards
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.0
KPIs
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.5
Key Performance Indicator setting
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.0

Integration

Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.2
Flat file integration
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
8.8
Excel data integration
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.5
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Axiom EPM
9.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.5

BI Standard Reporting

Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0
Customizable dashboards
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.1
Drill-down analysis
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.5
Formatting capabilities
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.3
Publish to Web
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0
Publish to PDF
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.0
Report Versioning
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0

Access Control and Security

Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.8
Role-Based Security Model
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.8

Mobile Capabilities

Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.0
Dedicated Android Application
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Axiom EPM
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
10.0

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

SAP Profitability and Performance Management

  • Data enrichment (complex joins, lookups, and derivations).
  • Complex allocations and calculations.
  • Operates at a very high speed without disrupting the host HANA environment.
  • Connectivity to BW HANA and BPC.
Robert Harper | 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 Profitability and Performance Management

  • We were forced to train some of our staff a bit as they faced various hurdles before getting familiar with the platform and using it efficiently.
Daniel Martinez | 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 Profitability and Performance Management

SAP Profitability and Performance Management 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We did get excellent support from SAP during our implementation project. We will see about the SAP support over the long term.
Robert Harper | 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 Profitability and Performance Management

No answers on this topic

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 Profitability and Performance Management

  • Helps us make sound decisions that positively impact our future.
  • Has simplified our financial planning process in our organization.
  • Our portfolio has doubled and grown immensely.
Daniel Martinez | 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 Profitability and Performance Management

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom EPM
7.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
9.5

Support Rating

Axiom EPM
7.0
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
7.0

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