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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    ScaleFactor

    95%
    ScaleFactor ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    4 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.7

    ScaleFactor

    97%
    ScaleFactor ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    5 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    4 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.4

    ScaleFactor

    94%
    ScaleFactor ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Accounts payable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Accounts receivable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Cash management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Bank reconciliation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    5 Ratings

    Expense management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    5 Ratings

    Multi-division support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Regulations compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    4 Ratings

    Electronic tax filing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Self-service portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Standardized Processes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Inventory Management

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    ScaleFactor

    90%
    ScaleFactor ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Inventory tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Customization

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    ScaleFactor

    90%
    ScaleFactor ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Plug-ins

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • ScaleFactor is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Planning Maestro

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.5

    ScaleFactor

    95%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    ScaleFactor

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5

    ScaleFactor

    75%
    2 Ratings

    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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    ScaleFactor

    I work with several businesses and have attempted to bring ScaleFactor into multiple. Thus far the business status/environment has been suitable for ScaleFactor only once, but I'll continue to look for more. ScaleFactor is great when a company has matured beyond the owner making all accounting and banking entries. As soon as multiple systems are needed, it's likely a decent time to call ScaleFactor. I'm confident my operations could run through ScaleFactor for a long time as the next step for us would be something akin to NetSuite or some other more rigid enterprise solution. Additionally, our business has a geographically displaced work force, typically working from home. Having access to all systems via the cloud has been great. No longer do we have to pass a specific computer back and forth for a physical computer software license. It's enabled maximum work flow convenience.
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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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    ScaleFactor

    • ScaleFactor has been a great resource for me as I got my business off the ground. They have allowed me to focus on marketing and strategy while they handle my Quickbooks and other accounting needs. Great accounting and finance solutions that don't require you to hire an in-house staff
    • Presenting data clearly.
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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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    ScaleFactor

    • Could connect with All saving accounts i.e. Building society saving aswell as major banks.
    • When a connected bank or savings account hasn't been used for a month or 2 it could show a 0 transaction to keep it updated rather then saying "last updated 3 months ago"
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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

      ScaleFactor

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      ScaleFactor 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

        Usability

        Centage

        No answers on this topic

        ScaleFactor

        ScaleFactor has been a great resource for me as I got my business off the ground. They have allowed me to focus on marketing and strategy while they handle my Quickbooks and other accounting needs. Great accounting and finance solutions that don't require you to hire an in-house staff.
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        Support Rating

        Centage

        No answers on this topic

        ScaleFactor

        Not sure if support is still available.
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        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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        ScaleFactor

        Scale factor, can be used like Xero I believe. However all my past data was already stored in Xero so I used it as an add on. It is a lot more user friendly and helpful, i.e. you don't need to be an accountant to use it. However I am not sure it is useable anymore or supported, so i have gone back to using Xero alone.
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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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        ScaleFactor

        • They have been fundamental in helping us grow and scale at a relatively low cost in comparison to out-sourcing these functions. We can spend more on other items that can fuel growth while knowing the back end is taken care of.
        • They provide automated supports for key areas like payroll, expenses, etc so that we can quickly get back to focusing on the other items.
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