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Score 9.7 out of 100
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Score 8.6 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

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.
Kelly Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
9.7
Single sign-on capability
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
9.7

Reporting & Analytics

Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
9.2
Dashboards
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
8.0
Standard reports
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
9.5
Custom reports
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
9.1
Accounts payable
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
9.9
Accounts receivable
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
10.0
Cash management
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
5.0
Bank reconciliation
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
10.0
Expense management
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
10.0
Multi-division support
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
8.1
Regulations compliance
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
9.5
Electronic tax filing
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
10.0
Self-service portal
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
8.0
Standardized Processes
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
10.0

Inventory Management

Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
6.5
Inventory tracking
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
6.5

Customization

Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
5.0
Plug-ins
Planning Maestro
ScaleFactor
5.0

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

ScaleFactor

  • Delivering accurate financials quickly at the close of each month.
  • Getting small business's organized and set up for success.
  • Providing infrastructure and support at a fraction of the price of in-house talent.
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

ScaleFactor

  • Seems to be a constant turnover in my team at ScaleFactor, which means a lot of explaining what our business does and needs again and again. And that means a lot of emails, disorganization and phone calls (Taking my time).
  • Chatbot doesn't seem to work well. Never answers the questions I'm in need of for a quick answer!
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

ScaleFactor

No answers on this topic

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

ScaleFactor

  • Speed of back-office business activities has sped up significantly. Better decisions made faster.
  • Organizing and standardizing pesky aspects of running a business like employee expense tracking and accounts payable bill entry.
Kelly Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Planning Maestro

Pricing Details

Planning Maestro

General

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

ScaleFactor

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
ScaleFactor
8.7

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