Catalyst, by EBM Software vs. Spreadsheet Server

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
Spreadsheet Server
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
The Spreadsheet Server platform is designed to work as a Microsoft add-in to provide live reporting data and analysis from the user’s ERP solution into Excel. The vendor aims to help users eliminate the hassle of re-keying or downloading any data into spreadsheets make that spreadsheet an integral part of their business environment.N/A
Pricing
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareSpreadsheet Server
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareSpreadsheet Server
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFlexible and tiered pricing structures available - monthly, 1-3-5- contracts, and morePrices can be different for any company interested in Spreadsheet Server depending on size and who should be involved. Feel free to contact us for a free demo to see if it is the right reporting tool for you.
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Community Pulse
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareSpreadsheet Server
Top Pros
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Features
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareSpreadsheet Server
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
Spreadsheet Server
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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
8% below category average
Spreadsheet Server
-
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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
2% below category average
Spreadsheet Server
-
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% below category average
Spreadsheet Server
-
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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
Spreadsheet Server
-
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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
1% above category average
Spreadsheet Server
-
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
4% below category average
Spreadsheet Server
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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
12% below category average
Spreadsheet Server
-
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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
Spreadsheet Server
-
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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
Spreadsheet Server
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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
13% below category average
Spreadsheet Server
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Flat file integration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel data integration7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Spreadsheet Server
7.0
7 Ratings
12% below category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Spreadsheet Server
6.7
6 Ratings
12% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings6.06 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.06 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Catalyst, by EBM Software
-
Ratings
Spreadsheet Server
7.0
6 Ratings
1% below category average
Plug-ins00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
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User Ratings
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareSpreadsheet Server
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(2 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(2 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Catalyst, by EBM SoftwareSpreadsheet Server
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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Insightsoftware, Inc
Spreadsheet Server is a set it and forget it type of thing. However, if you are wanting to change up the data you get on a regular basis, this may not be the product for you.
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
  • It's easy to use and learn how to create new spreadsheets.
  • Spreadsheet Server makes it easy to create custom financial statements for your company. It is a great tool to use with Vista by Viewpoint.
  • We can create custom graphs and KPI's in Spreadsheet Server.
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
  • The only issue that we came across, is that not all of our companies have the same financial structure as each other. So the GLs we use for one report, would not necessarily work for all the other companies. We did not want to create separate reports for each company either. We did find a workaround in that we created a lookup tab with GLs to use for each category for each company, then used v-lookup to pull those GLs over. This workaround worked great, but it would have been nice to have something built in to cover this.
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Likelihood to Renew
EBM Software
No answers on this topic
Insightsoftware, Inc
Very easy to use and user friendly.
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
Easy to use and flexible.
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
Customer Relations reaches out to me periodically.
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
Vista did not offer reporting that met our needs. We were not able to easily customize the standard reports to fit our company needs. We are able to create different reports depending on management's needs and level. It is easy to create reports for auditors as well in Spreadsheet Server.
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Allows us quick access to cash flow statements which assist in decision making
  • Provides accurate reporting for our banking needs
  • Provides accurate information to our insurance and bonding vendors
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