Catalyst, by EBM Software vs. OneStream

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
OneStream
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
OneStream Software provides a finance platform that aims to reduce the complexity of financial operations. OneStream™ supports finance by unifying corporate performance management (CPM) processes such as planning, financial close & consolidation, reporting, and analytics through a single, extensible solution. The vendor states their goal is to empower the enterprise with financial and operational insights to support faster and more informed decision-making. It is a cloud platform designed to…N/A
Pricing
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareOneStream
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareOneStream
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional DetailsFlexible and tiered pricing structures available - monthly, 1-3-5- contracts, and moreThe solution is only for Enterprises. Pricing for software is based on number of total users and one user gets all software functionality. Implementation would be based on what business problem or problems the solution will be used to solve, such as financial consolidation and reporting or planning or account reconciliations, etc.
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Community Pulse
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareOneStream
Top Pros
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Features
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareOneStream
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.1
2 Ratings
16% below category average
OneStream
9.3
18 Ratings
11% above category average
Customizable dashboards7.12 Ratings9.118 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.12 Ratings9.216 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings9.515 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.7
2 Ratings
8% below category average
OneStream
9.4
25 Ratings
12% above category average
Drill-down analysis7.12 Ratings9.624 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.02 Ratings9.325 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.02 Ratings9.424 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
2% below category average
OneStream
8.9
23 Ratings
9% above category average
Publish to PDF7.92 Ratings9.822 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.01 Ratings9.122 Ratings
Publish to Web00 Ratings6.815 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings9.719 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% below category average
OneStream
9.0
21 Ratings
15% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.01 Ratings8.921 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.01 Ratings8.921 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.01 Ratings9.018 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
OneStream
9.1
25 Ratings
3% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.02 Ratings9.625 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.02 Ratings9.625 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.02 Ratings9.625 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings9.924 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
2 Ratings
1% above category average
OneStream
7.4
13 Ratings
6% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.02 Ratings7.911 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.02 Ratings7.011 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
4% below category average
OneStream
9.5
28 Ratings
13% above category average
Long-term financial planning7.01 Ratings9.626 Ratings
Financial budgeting8.01 Ratings9.626 Ratings
Forecasting8.01 Ratings9.625 Ratings
Scenario modeling8.01 Ratings9.224 Ratings
Management reporting8.92 Ratings9.428 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.2
1 Ratings
12% below category average
OneStream
9.6
28 Ratings
17% above category average
Financial data consolidation9.01 Ratings10.028 Ratings
Journal entries and reports8.01 Ratings9.626 Ratings
Multi-currency management6.01 Ratings9.627 Ratings
Intercompany Eliminations5.01 Ratings9.526 Ratings
Minority Ownership7.01 Ratings9.321 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting8.01 Ratings9.827 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails00 Ratings9.627 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
3% below category average
OneStream
9.4
28 Ratings
13% above category average
Financial Statement Reporting8.01 Ratings9.628 Ratings
Management Reporting9.01 Ratings9.628 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting7.01 Ratings9.627 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting8.01 Ratings9.227 Ratings
XBRL support for regulatory filing00 Ratings9.11 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
OneStream
9.1
26 Ratings
12% above category average
Personalized dashboards7.12 Ratings9.526 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards6.01 Ratings9.223 Ratings
KPIs7.01 Ratings9.424 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis8.01 Ratings9.124 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting8.01 Ratings9.123 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data7.01 Ratings8.319 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.4
2 Ratings
13% below category average
OneStream
9.8
27 Ratings
15% above category average
Flat file integration8.01 Ratings9.927 Ratings
Excel data integration7.12 Ratings9.927 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources7.12 Ratings9.627 Ratings
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User Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareOneStream
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(2 ratings)
9.7
(28 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(2 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareOneStream
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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OneStream Software LLC
OneStream is best suited for medium to large companies that find themselves doing a wide variety of manual processes during their financial close cycle will get the most benefit. That does mean a lot of change so there has to be very intentional communication around change management in order to get the buy in that is necessary for success.
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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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OneStream Software LLC
  • With OneStream’s Account Reconciliation solution, the finance team can now see an overview of their reconciliations which saved a significant amount of time as compared to navigating through spreadsheets.
  • OneStream allows much detailed transactional level data (with millions of transactions) from integrated source systems to be consolidated right up to the highest level with drill-down capabilities providing a detailed audit trail as well as full transparency across the organizational hierarchy. This was the biggest benefit as to why OneStream was the preferred choice.
  • The native dashboarding capabilities allowed the company to replace their standalone BI tool with dashboards within OneStream.
  • Analytical blend capabilities provided risk management and risk governance capabilities which before this was not possible for the customer.
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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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OneStream Software LLC
  • Dashboards are very useful to business users, but can be time consuming to build.
  • Best practice documentation, the product is evolving and is relatively new (about 10 years old) so best practices are still be developed and communicated to the OneStream community.
  • New product feature documentation and examples.
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Likelihood to Renew
EBM Software
No answers on this topic
OneStream Software LLC
Currently we are using OneStream with people 80 - 100 to load the PL, BS , Forecast budget and People Planning. OneStream give us more visibility on trend and way forward thinking. Thanks to OneStream for the tool which helps the business in growing way. Thinking of innovation OneStream is right path.
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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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OneStream Software LLC
Overall usability as an end-user is very easy. There are more people in the system getting information now than the prior platform used. People are gathering their information quicker as well. From an administrator standpoint, there are fewer glitches and issues than the prior platform. This is very good.
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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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OneStream Software LLC
OneStream support is focused on the infrastructure. Which means mainly when there issues with accessing to the system, they will be able to help. When the question is to much leaning towards functional it really becomes billable. The other issue is that the response time is not optimal. There is a lot of pingpong of messages and the time between the message can sometimes be long. Sometimes this result into a simple ticket to be taking days before it is closed.
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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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OneStream Software LLC
OneStream is a much more powerful solution for us. Both products claim they can "do it all" but the OneStream XF Marketplace allows us limitless possibilities for what we can do - at a fraction of the implementation cost.
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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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OneStream Software LLC
  • Customers have moved from multiple EPM systems as well as multiple EPM applications to OneStream.
  • Their ROI has been quite high as lesser admins are required, no need to move data back & forth, no need for an additional dashboarding / BI tool, once a user is on OneStream can leverage it for more than 50+ use cases at no additional license cost.
  • Automation, direct integration, scheduling, complex calculation capabilities, all help to further improve ROI and free up the time for the team to do value-adding tasks.
  • Last but not the least is the confidence on the numbers is much higher.
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ScreenShots

OneStream Screenshots

Screenshot of OneStream DashboardScreenshot of Profitability AnalysisScreenshot of Product and Customer ProfitabilityScreenshot of Account ReconciliationsScreenshot of Cash PlanningScreenshot of Financial Signaling