Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions vs. Jirav

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
Jirav
Score 6.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Jirav, headquartered in San Francisco, aims to deliver smarter financials and faster insights, helping to understand where a business has been and predict where it will go. The system joins cloud-based Accounting, HR, CRM and billing data to automatically surface an interconnected model that is unique to a business. The solution helps eradicate spreadsheet errors, produce monthly reports that occur in real-time, and connected data enables teams to collaborate on multiple scenarios – bookings,…
$10,000
per year
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Starter
$10,000
per year
Pro
$15,000
per year
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Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
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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Features
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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
Jirav
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Long-term financial planning6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial budgeting8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Forecasting5.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Scenario modeling4.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Management reporting6.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
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Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
4.8
5 Ratings
52% below category average
Jirav
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Financial data consolidation3.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting5.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails5.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
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Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
5.5
6 Ratings
42% below category average
Jirav
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Financial Statement Reporting7.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Reporting6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting5.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting4.34 Ratings00 Ratings
XBRL support for regulatory filing4.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
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Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
4.0
5 Ratings
67% below category average
Jirav
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Personalized dashboards4.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards5.24 Ratings00 Ratings
KPIs5.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis1.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting4.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data3.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration
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Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
6.3
5 Ratings
29% below category average
Jirav
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Flat file integration5.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel data integration8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources5.04 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(6 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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Jirav
I feel that Jirav would be best suited for companies with less than 75 employees that need a more robust software than Fathom (Quickbooks Onlne integrated FP&A tool based in Australia) that is very customizable, with simple revenue modeling, few personnel changes every month, few departments, no multi currency, and need collaboration only with top-level personnel. I think Jirav is a product that is being highly recommended in the accounting industry for outsourced accounting firms, but accounting only looks at historical information and there needs to more finance industry influence, approval, and input so they can improve their product.
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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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Jirav
  • Jirav integrates well with Quickbooks Online (QBO), and I like how you can easily customize the reporting presentation by combining GL accounts and showing more or less details as needed for managerial reporting
  • I like that Jirav is browser-based and that I can easily share reports with internal and external parties for comments
  • I feel more confident using Jirav than I do with Excel because there is more data validation, and some notifications will appear if there are errors in the model
  • The sales capacity model and ramping employees schedule that their implementation / professional services team built for us works well overall (with some limitations)
  • Ideally, having a direct integration into Jirav would be great for all our data. However, some of our software didn't have a direct integration, so I was glad that Jirav offered the ability to use a connected Google Sheet that lets me input data that can be imported directly into the system
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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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Jirav
  • At times, I feel that Jirav is too customizable. It would be great if they could tailor the system to be more industry-specific. For example, if the system could provide standard formulas for SaaS industry metrics already within the system, then that would have saved me a ton of time with having to create the metrics myself. The formula creation for metrics is quite tedious as well because you can only do simple calculations, such as A + B or A x C. You cannot do A + B + C or A x B x C.
  • I struggle with the way they have their staff planning set up because I have to reimport an Excel every month with all the changes (new hires, terminations, pay changes), and the changes appear to be retroactive on reports, which doesn't make sense if someone receives a raise or pay change during the year. It would be much easier for planning for bookings if they could add a column for quota by salesperson.
  • If there are notifications of errors in the model, then the notifications will continue to present themselves after I resolve the issue. It would be nice if I could clear out notifications I know are not relevant anymore. I also still find errors in the system that I would have expected the system to notify me about, such as Assumptions that are set up but they are not included in any formulas, so I should delete that assumption to prevent anyone from thinking changing that assumption will impact the model.
  • There is some functionality for sharing reports and information, but there is not enough granularity in security settings to allow me to share certain information easily. For example, if I want to share information with managers to manage their departments' budget, but also not see their boss' compensation, then it takes some work to set that up. Or, if I want to share a report with a recruiter of planned headcount and salary, then I need to export it to Excel first and delete Actual headcount and salary, so they don't see current employees' compensation (including the person's boss' salary).
  • Customer and vendor names do not import, only the totals, so if you look at Actuals vs Plan, the actuals will show a total figure and the plan will show detail, creating the need for an external and manual reconciliation
  • There is no multi-currency available
  • Scenario analysis can be difficult to do quickly. For example, if I want to see the plan with planned hires and without planned hires, then I would need to create two separate plans, individually select and delete the planned hires in one plan and keep then in another plan, which is time-consuming
  • Using Google Sign-In causes the system to time-out frequently for me, so I get kicked out of the system and have to log back in. If I have multiple tabs of Jirav open, then re-logging in sometimes doesn't bring me back to where I was originally at.
  • You can export reports to Excel, but there are no formulas of the calculations, which makes it more difficult to understand how calculations are being performed unless you look in the browser and dig into the calculations. This also might make it more difficult if you decide to go to another software in the future since you may need to start from scratch in the next software
  • Seasonality has been difficult to model. For example, the way our model is set up, I can use an assumption for Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4. However, if I update Q3 for this year, then it also updates Q3 of all subsequent years, which I don't want. A more complex model and additional maintenance would be needed to accomplish more accurate seasonality planning
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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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Jirav
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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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Jirav
Fathom was the cheapest and most basic as an add-on directly to QuickBooks Online Plus, but you lose functionality with Fathom if you use QuickBooks Online Advanced (QBOA). The main loss of functionality for me was the lack of multiple department reporting, which was absolutely necessary for my analysis. Jirav was half the price of Moscaic.tech, but I've heard Mosaic has standard metrics for the SaaS-industry, which is appealing after going through the tedious process of setting up metrics in Jirav. QBOA has additional reporting than QBO Plus, but not enough robust features for planning and modeling. PlaceCPM is Salesforce-based and a I felt having a strong Salesforce admin that can great reports made their unnecessary, and I feel like most of the time you need a Salesforce admin just to run Salesforce. Cube, Vena and OnPlan are spreadsheet-based, but I don't want to use spreadsheets. Prophix, Board and Anaplan seem outdated. Workday was more than what I needed
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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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Jirav
  • 1-3 day shortening of post-month end close analysis from integration with our accounting software
  • Elimination of several manual Excels related to headcount variance, salary variance, and planning
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Screenshot of Dynamic dashboards can be sharedScreenshot of Customizable reporting for leadership teams, investors, and stakeholdersScreenshot of Scenario planningScreenshot of Customizable driversScreenshot of Out of the box integrations with accounting, payroll and sales data