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Planning Maestro

Business budgeting, planning, forecasting & analytics

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4.0

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Budget Maestro is a user friendly budgeting tool with some helpful budgeting features including benchmarking, spreading mechanisms, and ease of use.
I would recommend budget maestro to other organizations as a useful budgeting tool.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Centage has been a key partner in our company's financial reporting capabilites.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Centage has been a good partner for RSC as we continue to grow reducing manual work and possibility of errors through their platform we utilize for Scenario Reporting and our Annual Budget Process.

Pros

Centage provides strong customer service and the product has been terrific value for our organization.

Cons

Our group has not transitioned over to the new Cloud Based program with Centage as of yet, so we experience limitations on uploading a large amount of data for various dimensional reporting.

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Reviewed 9 years ago

I was really impressed with the Budget Maestro demonstrations; their keen interest in understanding how our business model was structured and working through the benefits and challenges of acquiring the solution, before we even talked price. I was very attracted to the fundamental methodology and flexibility of the system to handle my requirements for budge - actual and forecast reporting. Also impressive...

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Value Add from Day One

Reviewed 9 years ago
Pros

Takes all the Excel spreadsheet nonsense out of budgeting. Great reporting package. We greatly appreciate the flexibility Budget Maestro offers our nimble team to make changes on the fly and seamlessly integrate with our ERP system to ensure financial data is accurate and up to date. Budget Maestro delivered value from the moment it was up and running and our team was instantly more efficient. Now, we can spend time on more strategic and meaningful initiatives to support company growth and innovative product development

Cons

It does take time to maintain new accounts. However, the benefits exceed the extra time for maintenance.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Budget Maestro: Extensive Financial Support Tool

Reviewed 6 years ago

Budget Maestro comes with built-in business and financial logic capabilities, which empowers users to quickly setup their own operating, account, and management reporting structures. It offers direct integration with the accounting systems’ actual GL. It is formula, function and link free which eliminates the risk associated with using Excel or other formula-based solutions. It has powerful what-if capabilities offering a real-time forecast of the financial health of the business. Using an add-on called Link Maestro, we can automate the exchange of financial information between their ERP systems and Budget Maestro.

Pros

1. Lesser data redundancy than excel. 2. Lesser chances of an error in data entry. 3. No requirement for validation of excel sheets. 4. Easier to audit.

Cons

1. Cost is a little high 2. Initial setup time longer than expected.

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Pros & Cons of Budget Maestro

Reviewed 10 years ago

For the price, pretty good product although not perfect. It takes a long time to learn & the manual does not always help. Thank goodness the support team has been great...would have given up long ago if it weren't for their help.

Pros

Makes budgeting easier. Less errors than using Excel as changes populate automatically. When dealing with numerous cost centers, consolidation is a breeze!

Cons

Setting up accounts (initially & adding new) and assigning to MEATs is confusing. Program does not allow for allocation of personnel & related SRE to various cost centers. Allocations for overheads difficult to setup.

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Budget Maestro is a Value ADD!

Reviewed 9 years ago

We greatly appreciate the flexibility Budget Maestro offers our nimble team to make changes on the fly and seamlessly integrate with our ERP system to ensure financial data is accurate and up to date. Budget Maestro delivered value from the moment it was up and running and our team was instantly more efficient. Now, we can spend time on more strategic and meaningful initiatives to support company growth and innovative product development.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Hands on user

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

I like the ease of use and the ability to eliminate my dependence on Excel.

Cons

It's a bit pricey for our size of company. I would like to see an ASP offering that would be more cost effective for a company of our size.

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Sounds better than actual performance

Reviewed 4 months ago

We purchased the software to make our budgeting process more efficient, however there was no capability to easily project what-if scenarios, calculate impacts of inflation and generate useful reports. We purchased a three year subscription due to the competitive pricing however, when we decided this product was not meeting our needs the company refused to even consider a partial refund, despite the fact we were not able to use the product at all.

Pros

There are no pros except maybe the price point for this product.

Cons

The initial implementation process was rocky with several changes of support staff and the length of time from implementation to actual deployment took several months, with the deployment never being fully realized. The final product was bugged, with drivers not working properly and accounts set up incorrectly. Uploading date to the software was not seamless and required time to properly configure files; downloading data to Excel had similar difficulties.

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Budget Maestro

Reviewed 13 years ago

I recommend this product to a professional who takes the budget process seriously.

Pros

Excellent budget tool and a fair price.

Cons

Report generation is a little too slow.