Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions vs. Catalyst, by EBM Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
Score 7.8 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
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Catalyst from EBM Software in Minneapolis is a cloud-based business performance application suite, designed to provide an environment and workflow for understanding business profitability.N/A
Pricing
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance SolutionsCatalyst, by EBM Software
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance SolutionsCatalyst, by EBM Software
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsFlexible and tiered pricing structures available - monthly, 1-3-5- contracts, and more
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Community Pulse
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance SolutionsCatalyst, by EBM Software
Top Pros
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Features
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance SolutionsCatalyst, by EBM Software
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
5.9
6 Ratings
34% below category average
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
3% below category average
Long-term financial planning5.74 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Financial budgeting7.76 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Forecasting5.75 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Scenario modeling3.85 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Management reporting6.45 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
4.4
5 Ratings
57% below category average
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.2
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Financial data consolidation2.93 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting5.55 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails4.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Journal entries and reports00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Multi-currency management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Intercompany Eliminations00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Minority Ownership00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
5.1
6 Ratings
46% below category average
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Financial Statement Reporting6.85 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Management Reporting5.65 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting5.15 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting4.04 Ratings8.01 Ratings
XBRL support for regulatory filing4.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
3.8
5 Ratings
72% below category average
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.2
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Personalized dashboards3.85 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards4.84 Ratings6.01 Ratings
KPIs5.14 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis1.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting4.63 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data3.63 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
6.0
5 Ratings
32% below category average
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.4
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Flat file integration5.05 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Excel data integration8.44 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources4.64 Ratings7.12 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.1
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.7
2 Ratings
7% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Publish to PDF00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 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
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.7
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
-
Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance SolutionsCatalyst, by EBM Software
Likelihood to Recommend
5.6
(6 ratings)
7.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance SolutionsCatalyst, by EBM Software
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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Usability
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
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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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