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Score 7.8 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

SAP Crystal

Generation of templated reports is the strong suit of SAP Crystal. Allows users to change formats in templates bases on requirement with minimal effort.Automated report delivery requires the user to be aware of sql which cannot be expected from all users.Should support more document export formats and improve the UI for SAP B1 Users
Issac Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.5
SAP Crystal
Long-term financial planning
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
SAP Crystal
Financial budgeting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
SAP Crystal
Forecasting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
SAP Crystal
Scenario modeling
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
SAP Crystal

Consolidation and Close

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.7
SAP Crystal
Financial data consolidation
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
10.0
SAP Crystal
Local and consolidated reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
SAP Crystal
Detailed Audit Trails
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
10.0
SAP Crystal

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.3
SAP Crystal
Financial Statement Reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
SAP Crystal
Management Reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
SAP Crystal
Excel-based Reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
SAP Crystal
Automated board and financial reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
SAP Crystal

Analytics

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.7
SAP Crystal
Personalized dashboards
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
SAP Crystal
Cost and profitability analysis
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
SAP Crystal
Benchmarking with external data
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
SAP Crystal

Integration

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
SAP Crystal
Flat file integration
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
SAP Crystal
Excel data integration
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
SAP Crystal
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
SAP Crystal

BI Standard Reporting

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.6
Publish to Web
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.5
Publish to PDF
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
9.1
Report Versioning
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.5
Predictive Analytics
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.8

Access Control and Security

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.1
Dedicated Android Application
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.3
REST API
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.4
Javascript API
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.2
iFrames
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.1
Java API
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.0

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

SAP Crystal

  • Crystal Reports allows us to create a consistent template for all of our reports.
  • Crystal Reports and Server allows us to house a repository for all of our reports to make them easy to find and update when necessary.
  • Crystal Reports can connect to a wide variety of data sources.
  • Crystal Reports can be a little daunting when first implementing. There are a lot of nuances in learning how to truly master this software and it can be frustrating at times.
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

SAP Crystal

  • The export of reports to Excel is very cumbersome and the results are difficult to format.
  • The design of reports and the graphical features (e.g. charts) feel quite rigid.
  • The learning curve for a non-programmer is incredibly steep, making Crystal a specialty tool.
Frank Hunt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 10.0
Based on 19 answers
We have been using this product for so many years and it has truly become a cornerstone to our business processes when it comes to developing and distributing information via reports. We currently have over 500 reports developed to date over about 30 systems and that will continue to grow as user needs change.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 9.0
Based on 31 answers
It is a household name and the reporting has always been consistent in the last few years that I've used it, so the usability has always been to a very good standard. When we have new people coming into the department, after a bit of training, they are able to pick up the reporting and continue to improve on it.
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

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 7.4
Based on 26 answers
The is presence of user guides and documentation for usage of SAP Crystal, especially when covering common flows and connection to common data sources. However, there were some difficulties encountered when pursuing documentation to create organization-specific templates that had some deviation from the prebuilt templates. Getting direct support from SAP Crystal team was possible, but the lead time was longer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Trainer was patient and thorough in going through the basics and willing to answer questions by email after the initial training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.7
Based on 16 answers
Just like any other implementation: When designing the differing reports, get end users' input, make sure to design the reports so that they display the information that the company requires, in the best and clearest way possible.
Test, test, test, revise when needed, and, particularly, do sufficient training so users are comfortable using Crystal Reports!
John Suit | 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

SAP Crystal

Crystal reports is useful in case we want to import data from data base . We can write queries in it but Google Charts require to be implemented in our application using code so crystal reports is better than Google Charts.
Anonymous | 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

SAP Crystal

  • It is a decent buy for specific departments in terms of reporting capabilities but updates and cost (frequent) demands are higher with the benefits offered.
  • So long as the requirements are not ever changing, with scheduling functionality, it's a handsome tool.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

Pricing Details

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

General

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

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SAP Crystal

General

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

SAP Crystal Editions & Modules

Edition
SAP Crystal Reports 2020 64-Bit$4951
Upgrade Version to SAP Crystal Reports 2020$2951
SAP Crystal Reports 2016 32-Bit$4951
SAP Crystal Server 2020 1 NUL$8692
SAP Crystal Server 2020 5 CAL$8,7443
  1. per single user license
  2. per user license + first year maintenance to be added
  3. 5 concurrent users + first year maintenance to be added
Additional Pricing Details
* SAP Crystal Reports 2020 Viewer allows you to view static data within a SAP Crystal Reports file. * SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - Full version allows you to create powerful, richly formatted, and dynamic reports from virtually any data source, delivered in dozens of formats, in up to 28 languages. If you already have an older version of Crystal Reports, buy a license for SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - Upgrade at a discounted, upgrade price. * SAP Crystal Server 2020, 1 NUL includes 1 license of: SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - SAP Crystal Server 2020. * As an add-on to SAP Crystal Server 2020 1 NUL, SAP Crystal Server 2020 5 CAL allows you to support a wider, intermittent audience of end users, up to five logged on at the same time.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
7.0
SAP Crystal
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
10.0

Usability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.0

Performance

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.0

Support Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
7.0
SAP Crystal
7.4

In-Person Training

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
10.0

Implementation Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
8.7

Scalability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
SAP Crystal
7.0

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