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Score 9.7 out of 100

QuickBooks Online Advanced

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Score 8.5 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

QuickBooks Online Advanced

QBO Advanced is well suited to almost any mid-sized organization, probably up until the enterprise level where a more customizable solution might be appropriate. At a 1 mil budget, my organization is just scratching the surface of the features. Inventory management is not a strong suit, so organizations needing a robust inventory solution should be prepared to integrate a separate system or look elsewhere.
Amy Sanderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.7
API for custom integration
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.8
Plug-ins
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.7

Security

Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.0
Single sign-on capability
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.8
Role-based user permissions
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.7
Dashboards
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.8
Standard reports
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.0
Custom reports
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.7
Accounts payable
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.6
Accounts receivable
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.4
Cash management
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.2
Bank reconciliation
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.9
Expense management
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.7
Time tracking
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
6.9
Multi-currency support
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.1
Multi-division support
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.1
Regulations compliance
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.7
Electronic tax filing
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.7
Self-service portal
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.2
Intercompany Accounting
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.3
Journals and Reconciliations
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.8
Enterprise Accounting
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.5
Configurable Accounting
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.9
Centralized Rules Framework
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.5
Standardized Processes
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.0

Inventory Management

Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.3
Inventory tracking
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.3

Order Management

Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.9
Pricing
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.9
Order entry
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.8
Credit card processing
Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.1

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

QuickBooks Online Advanced

  • Invoicing: QuickBooks makes it easy to invoice customers, with recurring transactions, copying invoices to create new ones, and statements available instantly to let customers know where they stand.
  • Merged Banking: I've hooked up my bank accounts and credit card to QuickBooks and every day (or more often if you'd like), I can categorize and match transactions to make reconciling effortless.
  • Reports: I use reports often so help me with my B&O taxes for multiple states.
Shelby Cooper | 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

QuickBooks Online Advanced

  • This is a very powerful program. Customer support must be top notch, and it is. Although I have talked to a few that seemed clueless--then I hang up and start over.
  • When I first started, 1 year ago, I created my own problems with no knowledge how to fix them. When calling customer support I just wanted them to take over and make everything right. I called almost daily. Agents were very patient and wanted to know if everything was corrected for fixed to may satisfaction.
  • There has to be easier access to online support, whether videos on youtube, or your own learning sessions. When a mistake is made, QuickBooks Online sometimes knows, and if a link was provided to a video or even a description, that would be great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Planning Maestro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online Advanced

QuickBooks Online Advanced 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Great software. Good customer service. Good updates.
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

QuickBooks Online Advanced

At this point, I'd say cost was a major factor in our decision. The features and connectivity of BQE to QuickBooks is really great, but it was more than we needed at this point. Training costs were very high for other similar products and we felt that a program shouldn't be cumbersome to use or it won't get used. So far, keeping up with data that we need to track in QuickBooks Online Advanced has been very manageable. We have a long way to go as we just started this year, but we are very happy with the features and progress made.
Jeff Prainito | 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

QuickBooks Online Advanced

  • I cannot provide hard numbers but it has been easier for us to collect from customers using credit cards.
  • It has been easier to integrate Salesforce into QuickBooks and automations have been smooth ever since. Less time to create invoice[s] since everything is automated, we only need to match the payment that comes to our account.
  • It is easier for us to record transactions from bank feeds, less time, more tasks that can be done.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Planning Maestro

QuickBooks Online Advanced

Pricing Details

Planning Maestro

General

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

QuickBooks Online Advanced

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Planning Maestro
9.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Planning Maestro
QuickBooks Online Advanced
9.1

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