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Score 9.7 out of 100
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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

Visual Lease

Visual Lease is well suited for companies that are trying to manage their leases in a more automated way other then spreadsheet. A company that needs visibility around their leases and wants to stay in compliance with the ever changing world of accounting. A company that wants a software that can integrate with their ERP and make routine monthly accounting entries.
Dominic Cromartie, CPA, MAFM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
6.7
Single sign-on capability
Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
5.3

Reporting & Analytics

Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
5.1
Dashboards
Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
5.3
Standard reports
Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
5.0
Custom reports
Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
5.0

Inventory Management

Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
10.0
Location management
Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
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

Visual Lease

  • Generates abstract reports
  • Allows us to include lessor's leases
  • Fairly user friendly
Cherisse Ratan | 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

Visual Lease

  • So far, this has worked out extremely well for our governmental environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Planning Maestro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Visual Lease

Visual Lease 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Visual Lease has been really helpful to our company and we haven't had any issues
Dominic Cromartie, CPA, MAFM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Planning Maestro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Visual Lease

Visual Lease 6.7
Based on 3 answers
Visual Lease support was not too impressive to me because when I reached out to ask about the XXX codes in the journal entries, they did not seem concerned. They just said they were default accounts, but I did not know what I was supposed to do with them since we did not have these accounts. Also, when I asked about API integration, I could not get a good response on how to get Visual Lease to be connected with Intacct.
Cherisse Ratan | 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

Visual Lease

We also evaluated Lease Accelerator and Lease Query. We didn't go with Lease Accelerator because it didn't have lessor leases. We did not go with Lease Query because they did not have abstract reports.
Cherisse Ratan | 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

Visual Lease

  • This has been extremely important in compiling all of the many leases that we have going on throughout different years and timelines.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Planning Maestro

Visual Lease

Pricing Details

Planning Maestro

General

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

Visual Lease

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
Visual Lease
8.3

Usability

Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
7.3

Support Rating

Planning Maestro
Visual Lease
6.7

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