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Score 9.7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Planning Maestro

Personally, I was always very satisfied with the Budget Maestro product and platform. I used Hyperion Essbase in my prior company and felt Analytics Maestro had very similar capabilities and features which made learning the product very easy. The ongoing support has been tremendous and this is an area I find many competitors in the marketplace to have room for improvement.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lucanet

Lucanet is an easy to understand consolidation tool that displays the company's PnL, balance sheets, and cash flow statement in a clear way. The software is intuitive and easy to understand. User access functionalities are good. Dashboarding, reporting, and variance analysis are limited which is a disadvantage compared to other applications who do offer more all-in-one solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

Planning Maestro
Lucanet
9.0
Drill-down analysis
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
9.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Planning Maestro
Lucanet
7.5
Long-term financial planning
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
7.0
Financial budgeting
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
8.0
Forecasting
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
6.0
Management reporting
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
9.0

Consolidation and Close

Planning Maestro
Lucanet
8.2
Financial data consolidation
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
8.0
Journal entries and reports
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
8.0
Multi-currency management
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
9.0
Intercompany Eliminations
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
8.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
8.0

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Planning Maestro
Lucanet
8.7
Financial Statement Reporting
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
9.0
Management Reporting
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
8.0
Excel-based Reporting
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
9.0

Analytics

Planning Maestro
Lucanet
6.7
Personalized dashboards
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
7.0
KPIs
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
6.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
7.0

Integration

Planning Maestro
Lucanet
9.0
Flat file integration
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
9.0
Excel data integration
Planning Maestro
Lucanet
9.0

Pros

Planning Maestro

  • Analytics Maestro Platform adds tremendous value.
  • Newer version offering is cloud based which adds value on size constraints.
  • Customer support has always been extremely supportive and timely on responses.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lucanet

  • Very intuitive interface to slice and dice the data to have a monthly, quarterly, or yearly view
  • Easy to add additional journal entries
  • Present legal consolidation structure in an intuitive way
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Planning Maestro

  • Took some time to roll out the cloud-based solution.
  • The older version (not cloud-based) we used took about an hour to refresh after data load.
  • The older version did take some time learning how to use the product to its fullest capabilities.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lucanet

  • Limited dimensions to drill-down to a lower level of detail
  • Limited reporting functionality
  • We used it mainly for consolidation of actuals. As far as I know, limited functionality for variance analysis
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Planning Maestro

Our company evaluated 6 product offerings in the market place a year ago and felt Budget Maestro and Vena offered the largest return on our investment at their price points. We have always been very satisfied with the product and its customer service. Since we have grown over 600% over 4 years, many of the new layers of management used other products in prior careers and we are currently at a point where the entire organization may be transitioning to an ERP solution to manage all finance and accounting functions. I would always recommend Budget Maestro as a great budgeting and analytical tool for FP&A teams as we were able to accomplish a high amount of monthly reports with a small team over the years.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lucanet

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Planning Maestro

  • We were a very small company growing by acquisition so it worked well during these phases of our company growth.
  • The return for our cost was tremendous especially in comparison to peers in the market.
  • Analytics Maestro allowed us to grow without adding headcount by building efficient reports that can easily be mass-produced for all branches within our organization.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lucanet

  • Provides single source of truth regarding financial data
  • Affordable solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Planning Maestro

Lucanet

Pricing Details

Planning Maestro

General

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

Lucanet

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Planning Maestro
9.0
Lucanet
8.0

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