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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting, Consolidation and Close, Financial Reporting and Compliance, Analytics and Reporting, Integration

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

6.7

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

67%
8.0

Catalyst, by EBM Software

80%
Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 4/5 features

Long-term financial planning

6.6
66%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Financial budgeting

8.6
86%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Forecasting

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Scenario modeling

4.7
47%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Management reporting

7.7
77%
5 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Consolidation and Close

5.8

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

58%
7.2

Catalyst, by EBM Software

72%
Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 6/7 features

Financial data consolidation

4.4
44%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Local and consolidated reporting

6.7
67%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Detailed Audit Trails

6.2
62%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Journal entries and reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Multi-currency management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Intercompany Eliminations

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Minority Ownership

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Financial Reporting and Compliance

6.5

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

65%
8.0

Catalyst, by EBM Software

80%
Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 3/5 features

Financial Statement Reporting

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Management Reporting

6.9
69%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Excel-based Reporting

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Automated board and financial reporting

5.3
53%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

XBRL support for regulatory filing

5.9
59%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Analytics and Reporting

4.6

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

46%
7.2

Catalyst, by EBM Software

72%
Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 5/6 features

Personalized dashboards

4.7
47%
5 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Color-coded scorecards

6.2
62%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

KPIs

6.2
62%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Cost and profitability analysis

1.0
10%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Key Performance Indicator setting

5.3
53%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Benchmarking with external data

4.0
40%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Integration

7.1

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

71%
7.4

Catalyst, by EBM Software

74%
Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 2/3 features

Flat file integration

6.4
64%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Excel data integration

8.7
87%
4 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

6.3
63%
4 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

BI Standard Reporting

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.1

Catalyst, by EBM Software

71%
Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 2/2 features

Customizable dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Catalyst, by EBM Software

77%
Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 3/3 features

Drill-down analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

Catalyst, by EBM Software

79%
Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 2/2 features

Publish to PDF

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Data Discovery and Visualization

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Catalyst, by EBM Software

77%
Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Predictive Analytics

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Access Control and Security

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Catalyst, by EBM Software

80%
Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 3/3 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Catalyst, by EBM Software

80%
Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 2/2 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Catalyst, by EBM Software is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.9

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

69%
6 Ratings
7.9

Catalyst, by EBM Software

79%
2 Ratings

Usability

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

Catalyst, by EBM Software

87%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

70%
2 Ratings
7.6

Catalyst, by EBM Software

76%
2 Ratings

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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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
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Pricing Details

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Catalyst, by EBM Software editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Flexible and tiered pricing structures available - monthly, 1-3-5- contracts, and more

      Usability

      Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

      No answers on this topic

      EBM Software

      Well.... when it works... it's good. When it doesn't it is very frustrating for our staff.
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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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      EBM Software

      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
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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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      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.
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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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      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.
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