Catalyst, by EBM Software vs. OnPlan

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
OnPlan
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Spreadsheets are widely used for planning because of their flexibility and familiarity. With OnPlan, users get access to visualization capabilities, integrations, and collaboration features, in a solution designed to give the run-of-the-mill spreadsheet model more power. OnPlan integrates with dozens of data sources, including Netsuite, Quickbooks, Salesforce, ADP, and also existing spreadsheets – allowing the user to make important business decisions leveraging a single source of…
$7,500
flat rate, per year
Pricing
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareOnPlan
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Standard
$7500
flat rate, per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareOnPlan
Free Trial
YesYes
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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Features
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareOnPlan
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
OnPlan
8.7
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Customizable dashboards7.12 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.12 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.01 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
OnPlan
9.3
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Drill-down analysis7.12 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.02 Ratings8.01 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
OnPlan
9.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Publish to PDF7.92 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.01 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
OnPlan
8.0
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.01 Ratings8.01 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
OnPlan
10.0
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.02 Ratings10.01 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
1% above category average
OnPlan
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.02 Ratings10.01 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
4% below category average
OnPlan
9.2
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Long-term financial planning7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Financial budgeting8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Forecasting8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Scenario modeling8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Management reporting8.92 Ratings8.01 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
OnPlan
-
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
3% below category average
OnPlan
8.5
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Financial Statement Reporting8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Management Reporting9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting8.01 Ratings8.01 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
OnPlan
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Personalized dashboards7.12 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
KPIs7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting8.01 Ratings10.01 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
13% below category average
OnPlan
10.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Flat file integration8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Excel data integration7.12 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources7.12 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareOnPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareOnPlan
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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OnPlan
OnPlan is well suited for finance teams looking to maintain control of their corporate/financial models. Every model can be exported to Excel. In particular, for early-stage to mid-stage companies, OnPlan provides a powerful and inexpensive solution that allows for automation and customization. Another strong argument for OnPlan is their experienced CSM/IM team that helps to build the first model and acts as a sounding board with insights to improve the models. OnPlan might be less powerful for large organizations operating across multiple divisions, countries, and entities as this requires sophisticated consolidation processes and standardization, which might be difficult to maintain with OnPlan. Implementations depending on complexity can take longer due to the customization options and plethora of options to make models more accurate.
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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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OnPlan
  • Integration with QBO and SFDC
  • Integration with Google sheets and presentations
  • User friendly and polished UE
  • Easy Excel like syntax for modelling
  • Flexibility to create custom formulas
  • User roles and permissions
  • Handling of fiscal year vs. calendar as well as switching between monthly/quarterly views
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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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OnPlan
  • Chart library or templates to quickly create polished Google charts
  • More collaboration features for comments and questions to team members
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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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OnPlan
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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OnPlan
No answers on this topic
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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OnPlan
OnPlan provided the best tradeoff for customization, integrations, affordability, user controls, and maintenance/control of the financial model.
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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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OnPlan
  • More cost control
  • More accurate forecasts / reducing of forecasting errors
  • More accurate accounting close / detection of erroneous GL entries
  • Time savings to update financial model / forecasts
  • Time savings to create BvA reports
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ScreenShots

OnPlan Screenshots

Screenshot of Get started fast – import your Excel or Google Sheets financial model.Screenshot of No need to learn a new system — OnPlan uses the Excel formulas and syntax you love.Screenshot of Generate scenarios and drill into variances. Create new what-if scenarios in seconds, and visualize variances with one click.