3 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom Software (formerly 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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

[Catalyst, by EBM Software] is well suited to track invoices from vendors to get them paid on time to avoid late fees. [Catalyst, by EBM Software] is less appropriate when paying vendor because that is not a function they currently have. If the system was an all in one system that could track and pay your invoices it would be an amazing software.
Mohammed ALLY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.5
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.9
Long-term financial planning
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.0
Financial budgeting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Forecasting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Scenario modeling
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Management reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.5

Consolidation and Close

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.7
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.2
Financial data consolidation
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
10.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
9.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
10.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Journal entries and reports
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Multi-currency management
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
6.0
Intercompany Eliminations
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
5.0
Minority Ownership
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.0

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.3
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Financial Statement Reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Management Reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
9.0
Excel-based Reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Analytics

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.7
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.2
Personalized dashboards
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5
Cost and profitability analysis
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Benchmarking with external data
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.0
Color-coded scorecards
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
6.0
KPIs
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Integration

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.6
Flat file integration
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Excel data integration
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5

BI Standard Reporting

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5
Customizable dashboards
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5
Report Formatting Templates
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5
Formatting capabilities
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.8
Publish to PDF
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.0
Predictive Analytics
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Access Control and Security

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Pros

Axiom Software (formerly 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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

  • The GUI is easy to navigate on the iPad mini, which we use for charting.
  • The options are simple so there is very little room for mistakes.
  • Charting is easy and the setup allows for necessary fields that must be completed so charting stays uniform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Axiom Software (formerly 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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

  • The browser closes unexpectedly at times when refreshing the page and you get logged out
  • The incorrect vendor is chosen by Catalyst a few times
  • The Catalyst file is occasionally not placed on time in the folder
Mohammed ALLY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Catalyst, by EBM Software

Catalyst, by EBM Software 8.1
Based on 2 answers
Well.... when it works... it's good. When it doesn't it is very frustrating for our staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

Catalyst, by EBM Software 6.6
Based on 2 answers
The support for Catalyst is great and they are usually within the 48 hour response time. There could be a little quicker upload time for invoices that are submitted. They usually show up until the next day on the system and sometimes gives us a stress on time. Overall, the support is quite good
Mohammed ALLY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Axiom Software (formerly 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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

[Catalyst, by EBM Software] is a very easy system to use and is very user friendly. It gives you different ways of researching an invoice and not just one. Catalyst also helps to allow us to research an invoice within seconds and eliminates a lengthy and confusing process. It is a great software for first time users to learn quickly and efficiently.
Mohammed ALLY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Axiom Software (formerly 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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

  • Catalyst is better than pencil and paper data analysis. But the app can be very frustrating when it's not working the way it did last week.
  • The GUI is very simple. Sometimes too simple, like there is no way to go back in and edit SOAP note options.
  • New feature roll-outs are mandatory. I understand that no one would opt in to being the guinea pig, but it would be nice if you weren't the first user to try it.
  • The integration with billing software has streamlined the billing notes and saved us money over having two separate systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

General

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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
7.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5

Usability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.1

Support Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
7.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
6.6

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