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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Lucanet

    90%
    Lucanet ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Lucanet

    75%
    Lucanet ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Long-term financial planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Financial budgeting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Management reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Consolidation and Close

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Lucanet

    82%
    Lucanet ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Financial data consolidation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Journal entries and reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Multi-currency management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Intercompany Eliminations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Local and consolidated reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Financial Reporting and Compliance

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Lucanet

    87%
    Lucanet ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Financial Statement Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Management Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Excel-based Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Analytics and Reporting

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.7

    Lucanet

    67%
    Lucanet ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Personalized dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    KPIs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Cost and profitability analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Integration

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Lucanet

    90%
    Lucanet ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Flat file integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Excel data integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Planning Maestro is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Planning Maestro

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Lucanet

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Centage

    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.
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    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.
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    Pros

    Centage

    • 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.
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    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
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    Cons

    Centage

    • 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.
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    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
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    Pricing Details

    Planning Maestro

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Planning Maestro 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

      Lucanet

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Lucanet 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

        Alternatives Considered

        Centage

        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.
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        Lucanet

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        Return on Investment

        Centage

        • 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.
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        Lucanet

        • Provides single source of truth regarding financial data
        • Affordable solution
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