Catalyst, by EBM Software vs. Kashflow

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Catalyst from EBM Software in Minneapolis is a cloud-based business performance application suite, designed to provide an environment and workflow for understanding business profitability.N/A
Kashflow
Score 5.3 out of 10
N/A
Kashflow is cloud-based accounting automation software from the company of the same name based in London. It is targeted to suit the needs of small businesses in the UK. Billed as being easy for non-accountants to use, with no "accounting jargon," it's core features are an intuitive dashboard with simple reporting features for giving a clear overview of a business. It automates expense management and tracks payments (with automated reminders), automates quotes, handles banking and supports…N/A
Pricing
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareKashflow
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareKashflow
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFlexible and tiered pricing structures available - monthly, 1-3-5- contracts, and more
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Community Pulse
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareKashflow
Top Pros
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Features
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareKashflow
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.1
2 Ratings
14% below category average
Kashflow
-
Ratings
Customizable dashboards7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.7
2 Ratings
9% below category average
Kashflow
-
Ratings
Drill-down analysis7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
3% below category average
Kashflow
-
Ratings
Publish to PDF7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.7
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Kashflow
-
Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
9% below category average
Kashflow
-
Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Kashflow
-
Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
6% below category average
Kashflow
-
Ratings
Long-term financial planning7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial budgeting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Forecasting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scenario modeling8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Management reporting8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.2
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Kashflow
-
Ratings
Financial data consolidation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Journal entries and reports8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Eliminations5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Minority Ownership7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
1 Ratings
6% below category average
Kashflow
-
Ratings
Financial Statement Reporting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Reporting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.2
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Kashflow
-
Ratings
Personalized dashboards7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
KPIs7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.4
2 Ratings
14% below category average
Kashflow
-
Ratings
Flat file integration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel data integration7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Kashflow
6.2
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Kashflow
5.5
1 Ratings
26% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Kashflow
6.0
1 Ratings
29% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Kashflow
5.3
1 Ratings
34% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Kashflow
6.3
1 Ratings
16% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Kashflow
6.0
1 Ratings
22% below category average
Credit card processing00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareKashflow
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareKashflow
Likelihood to Recommend
EBM Software
[Catalyst, by EBM Software] is well suited to track invoices from vendors to get them paid on time to avoid late fees. [Catalyst, by EBM Software] is less appropriate when paying vendor because that is not a function they currently have. If the system was an all in one system that could track and pay your invoices it would be an amazing software.
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Kashflow
Perfect for a SME, less so for larger companies with a lot of staff. A reliable application, with few outages and easy to learn how to use for a variety of staff in different positions. Mobile phone app has been bit of a disappointment. Management reporting functionality could be improved.
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Pros
EBM Software
  • The GUI is easy to navigate on the iPad mini, which we use for charting.
  • The options are simple so there is very little room for mistakes.
  • Charting is easy and the setup allows for necessary fields that must be completed so charting stays uniform.
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Kashflow
  • Ease of entering purchase data.
  • Ease of creating quotes and invoices.
  • Email integration.
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Cons
EBM Software
  • The browser closes unexpectedly at times when refreshing the page and you get logged out
  • The incorrect vendor is chosen by Catalyst a few times
  • The Catalyst file is occasionally not placed on time in the folder
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Kashflow
  • Can be difficult to find information within the application.
  • Some of the reporting functionality is weak.
  • Functionality for financial planning could be significantly improved upon.
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Usability
EBM Software
Well.... when it works... it's good. When it doesn't it is very frustrating for our staff.
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Kashflow
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
EBM Software
The support for Catalyst is great and they are usually within the 48 hour response time. There could be a little quicker upload time for invoices that are submitted. They usually show up until the next day on the system and sometimes gives us a stress on time. Overall, the support is quite good
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Kashflow
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Alternatives Considered
EBM Software
[Catalyst, by EBM Software] is a very easy system to use and is very user friendly. It gives you different ways of researching an invoice and not just one. Catalyst also helps to allow us to research an invoice within seconds and eliminates a lengthy and confusing process. It is a great software for first time users to learn quickly and efficiently.
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Kashflow
We received an offer for a discounted license for initial use and pretty much got so used to Kashflow, that we have continued with it. There are some frustrations with it, in particular the ability to search and find information. The reporting functionality is also a bit of a disappointment. However, easy for day to day use for the staff and just about sufficient for monthly planning. Some of the integrations like Payroll are not bad.
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Return on Investment
EBM Software
  • Catalyst is better than pencil and paper data analysis. But the app can be very frustrating when it's not working the way it did last week.
  • The GUI is very simple. Sometimes too simple, like there is no way to go back in and edit SOAP note options.
  • New feature roll-outs are mandatory. I understand that no one would opt in to being the guinea pig, but it would be nice if you weren't the first user to try it.
  • The integration with billing software has streamlined the billing notes and saved us money over having two separate systems.
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Kashflow
  • Reliable system
  • Minimizes time spent training staff in use
  • Good for cash position management
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