Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions vs. Planning Maestro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
Score 7.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Syntellis Performance Solutions provides enterprise performance management software, data and analytics solution for healthcare organizations, financial institutions, and higher education institutions. Axiom arms finance teams and executives with tools for budgeting, forecasting, planning, and reporting, so they can analyze results, model the future, and make more strategic decisions. Their solutions include enterprise planning, cost and decision support, and financial and clinical…N/A
Planning Maestro
Score 9.9 out of 10
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Planning Maestro offers a way to plan, budget, forecast and report financial performance by enabling finance teams to see into the future, and test the impact of different scenarios, in order to make faster decisions with confidence. Planning Maestro streamlines the entire planning process, delivering sophisticated financial intelligence to empowers users to make faster, more informed decisions, so they can react quickly to market changes, take intelligent risks and capitalize on new…N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance SolutionsPlanning Maestro
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
6.1
6 Ratings
33% below category average
Planning Maestro
9.0
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Long-term financial planning6.04 Ratings8.82 Ratings
Financial budgeting8.06 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Forecasting5.85 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Scenario modeling4.15 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Management reporting6.85 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
4.8
5 Ratings
52% below category average
Planning Maestro
8.0
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Financial data consolidation3.33 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting5.85 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails5.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
5.5
6 Ratings
42% below category average
Planning Maestro
9.3
3 Ratings
10% above category average
Financial Statement Reporting7.25 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Management Reporting6.05 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting5.45 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting4.34 Ratings9.11 Ratings
XBRL support for regulatory filing4.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
4.0
5 Ratings
67% below category average
Planning Maestro
9.1
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Personalized dashboards4.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards5.24 Ratings00 Ratings
KPIs5.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis1.03 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting4.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data3.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
6.3
5 Ratings
29% below category average
Planning Maestro
9.0
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Flat file integration5.45 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Excel data integration8.54 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources5.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
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Ratings
Planning Maestro
6.4
2 Ratings
27% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
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Ratings
Planning Maestro
9.1
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Report Versioning00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
-
Ratings
Planning Maestro
7.3
1 Ratings
6% below category average
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
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Ratings
Planning Maestro
9.2
3 Ratings
5% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
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User Ratings
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance SolutionsPlanning Maestro
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(6 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
9.4
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance SolutionsPlanning Maestro
Likelihood to Recommend
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
Axiom is extremely well suited to optimize the Budget process. Using Axiom, we have cut our overall budget cycle time in half and have a much higher level of accuracy in all facets of the Budget including Fee Income, Expense, and Margin. Axiom is also well suited for advanced data users as you have the ability to create your own custom database tables which allows you to join to the existing Axiom tables and has allowed us to create custom reporting that we could not even think about on our previous system. The other big benefit of Axiom is that it sits on top of Microsoft Excel and inherits all of its functionality, which most people have experience with.
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Centage
I've been a user for many years, moving from company to company, client to client, and this software has been my "go-to". The team at Centage has never let me down, whether in implementation, or general needs. I've been able to depend on them to continue to develop the product and listen when there have been items that need to be addressed. Companies that take a good hard look at this software will not be disappointed with its capabilities and what it can do for their organization.
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Pros
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
  • 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.
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Centage
  • Detailed budgeting even for shared chart of accounts with names and descriptions
  • Multiple budget versions, easy to copy versions
  • Easy navigation
  • Several layers of security rules
  • Uploading of budgets using excel based templates
  • Several options for filtering
  • Personnel or salary budgeting
  • Monthly budgeting
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Cons
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
  • Implementation is quite Complex and requires both IT and Financial buy-in
  • Reporting solution has some learning curve for end users
  • Calculation methods within reporting can be opaque and hard to trace
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Centage
  • Took some time to roll out the cloud-based solution.
  • The older version (not cloud-based) we used took about an hour to refresh after data load.
  • The older version did take some time learning how to use the product to its fullest capabilities.
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Usability
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
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Centage
We are happy with Planning Maestro, not just with the product but also with the customer service.
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Support Rating
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
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
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Centage
The team at Centage is great to work with. If I have a concern or issue they have been ready and willing to help.
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Alternatives Considered
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
Axiom was selected based on the impression of ease of use and integration. It is capable of holding all of our entities data while giving us an easier more accessible way to deliver monthly Financials and reports to managers. Then in costing we signed up because the impression of budgeting.
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Centage
Planning Maestro stacks up well with other budgeting systems we evaluated about 10 years ago. Reasonable cost for what we need and we are grateful for timely and responsive support system.
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Return on Investment
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
  • Forecasting has improved
  • Complexity of analysis has improved as well
  • Our main data has been confused as we started using Axiom
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Centage
  • We were a very small company growing by acquisition so it worked well during these phases of our company growth.
  • The return for our cost was tremendous especially in comparison to peers in the market.
  • Analytics Maestro allowed us to grow without adding headcount by building efficient reports that can easily be mass-produced for all branches within our organization.
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