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Planning Maestro delivers a level of sophisticated financial intelligence typically only enjoyed by large enterprises, at a price point accessible for SMBs ranging from 10 million to 750 million.

Product Details

Centage Planning Maestro is a cloud-native budgeting, planning, forecasting & analytics platform that delivers year-round financial intelligence. With a direct line-of-sight into the organizations financial health, Centage helps clients react quickly to market changes & capitalize on new opportunities.

Contact Details

Centage

http://www.centage.com

Founded in 2001

Located in United States

Connect to GL, ERP, CR
Formula Free Intelligence
Revenue Planning
Workforce Planning

Starting Price

  • Not provided by vendor

Free Demo

  • Yes

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Planning Maestro Features

"What If" Scenarios
Asset Planning
Balance Sheet
Cash Management
Consolidation/Roll-Up
Forecasting
General Ledger
Multi-Company
Multi-Department/Project
Profit/Loss Statement
Version Control
Ad Hoc Reports
Ad hoc Analysis
Budgeting & Forecasting
Consolidation / Roll-Up
Dashboard
Key Performance Indicators
Predictive Analytics
Qualitative Analysis
Quantitative Analysis
Scorecarding
Strategic Planning
"What If" Scenarios
Audit Trail
Balance Sheet
Cash Management
Consolidation / Roll-Up
Forecasting
General Ledger
Income Statements
Multi-Company
Multi-Department / Project
Profit / Loss Statement

Planning Maestro Reviews

Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4.5/5

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Alan H.
Management Consultant
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
January 29, 2018

“A small and medium size company budgeting and forecasting solution that can be maintained in house with little or no reliance on consulting or outside services.”

ProsIn addition to providing robust budgeting, forecasting and integration with their analytics tool, Analytics Maestro, Budget Maestro is a true extension of a company's general ledger into future periods. This is accomplished through the unique software architecture, where every budget item, such as revenue, expense or personnel record creates an entry into a "behind the scenes" budget GL in the right GL accounts, in the correct amounts and the proper accounting period. What this means is, the financial statements you get in this application are always synchronized to the underlying budget. The balance sheet and statement of cash flows will accurately represent the forecasted financial position of the company to the extent of the accuracy of the budget itself. The financial statements and all other reports can be easily generated by users without relying on IT. The software can be directly integrated to popular ERP or accounting software GLs and the Analytics module which is integrated to Budget Maestro can also be integrated to other data sources such as CRM, inventory management, warehouse management, sales reporting data and others. Another feature I like to use is creating multiple versions of the budgets or "what-if" scenarios, each automatically generating a unique set of financial statements and reports, exactly matching that particular version of the budget. You can see how your financial position changes in future periods as you change the budget version. This helps in finalizing a budget that is reasonable and also closely aligned to company goals and plans.
ConsThe workflow process in this application lacks in capabilities expected from larger solutions. This is probably not an issue in smaller organizations which to my understanding are the primary customer of this software.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
January 29, 2018
David D.
Controller
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
3.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 28, 2015

“Powerful, flexible, and reliable budgeting software”

ProsTheir support team is always available to help you through any questions or difficulties you encounter. The training provided is top notch and thorough and your trainer sets up your financial report formats for you to match your current statements. My trainer is still my primary contact person for help and all I have to do is send him an email. The software itself has enough built-in power and flexibility it can handle all kinds of retail, distribution, or manufacturing scenarios, like for my company it is the need to build up inventory before a selling season and to do this for many different products and different selling seasons. Budget Maestro is capable of generating fairly accurate balance sheets and cash flow statements, in addition to income statements, as it has sections within it devoted to the balance sheet side of forecasting. Combining Link Maestro and Analytics Maestro to Budget Maestro provides the only solution one needs to not only generate a budget or forecast but to then generate all the financial reports, statements, breakdown analysis needed by management. With Budget Maestro I can drive my revenues, expenses, and inventory levels by units, not revenue dollars, which is a lot more accurate for forecasting when dealing with a wide variation of products, product costs and retail prices.
ConsFinancial statements and reports utilizing proper accounting format rules can be very hard or impossible to attain by generating them within Budget Maestro. To attain the proper formatting that I am trained in and accustomed to providing to my management team I have to export the reports out to Excel and apply the spacing, headers, underlining, and so on inside Excel. However, now with their recent addition of Analytics Maestro, this issue is gone as Analytics Maestro is an Excel add-on so that you create and format all your needed standard and custom reports inside Excel and use Analytics Maestro to drop in the numbers and data you want in each report or statement.
Recommendations to other buyersParticipate in any demos the software company provides of its software then get them to show you how their software would handle your situation, your unique or most difficult budgeting issue. Push for a reasonable money-back guarantee period that gives you time to truly try setting up and generating your budget within the software.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 28, 2015
Kathlee P.
Financial Analyst II
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 21, 2018

“Budget Maestro is a solid tool, and I'm looking forward to enhanced features and functionality in 9.”

ProsI do like the preview of the expense and how it will look like on the P&L. It really helps me make sure that my spread method is correct. I like analytics maestro. I can use excel to build reports. Also, it is easy to use the data to create charts and graphs and make the financial data consumable to those budget owners, who may not have a fiance background. I also like the ability to refresh and update the data quickly.
ConsReporting. In analytics the idea of building is great, reminds me a salesforce. But it is sooooo slow on the virtual desktop. From what I understand this will continue to be the case in BM9. Also the reporting within the software is slow as well. It takes anywhere from 1-3 minutes to run any report. Also, the inability to create a version and it to show up in all plans. For example, if we want to create version of our 3+9 Forecast
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 21, 2018
Mary Beth D.
VP Finance
Environmental Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 24, 2018

“Excellent experience. Software functions as promised - implementation team & support were great!”

OverallEase of budgeting at a very detailed level. Provided us with a better understanding of what drives our business from a financial perspective and what the impact might be if we were to change any of those variables.
ProsEase of use and affordability. The ability to design your budget without having to pay someone to configure the software is priceless. We were also able to implement and complete our budget in less than 2 months. This software allows us to budget continuously using the same data while just updating it for any changes. We budget annually, and re-forecast quarterly. This tool allows us to spend more time analyzing the impacts of the various variables and much less time actually creating the budgets to review. Once it is set up to forecasts into the future and all you have to do is edit for any changes. You can also perform endless 'what if' scenarios to see how potential changes would impact your forecasts.
ConsWow! I can't really think of any cons to this software. I am sure there are some limitations but for our company this fits the bill perfectly.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 24, 2018
Brent D.
CFO
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
July 1, 2009

“Overall solid business performance management software”

OverallSolid business performance management software package.
Pros1. Very powerful forecasting tool that can handle both simple and complex aspects of forecasting. Handles multiple departments, entities, and the consolidation of them with ease. 2. Very easy to import actual data in order to perform variance analysis. 3. Easy to import almost all information necessary to set up a "plan" the first time. 4. What-if analysis allows you to look at the financial impact of making changes in your business without having to change your primary "plan" 5. All reports can be exported to Excel 6. Report layouts can be customized. 7. Very easy to create a 5 year forecast that allows increase/decrease assumptions to be customized in numerous ways, and using as many timeframes as desired. 8. Handles lines of credit and term loans, both fixed and variable rate, very easily.
Cons1. Can't run a statement of cash flows based on "actual" data, only on "plan" data. 2. Not very easy to run a "plan" balance sheet for a future year as a stand-alone report, must either start the report on a month just after you have "actual" data or create an "actual/plan" version that houses a combination of data so it can be used for beginning balances. 3. If using Desktop version, additional modules need to be purchased to handle pre-paid insurance automatically and forecast inventory.
Source: Capterra
July 1, 2009
Tom J.
Director of Finance
Plastics, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 21, 2018

“Overall a good, easy to use product. Eliminates the need to budget in Excel.”

OverallThe elimination of Excel spreadsheets. A better structure to the data collection and processing.
ProsA windows based product that is easy to learn and use. Can quickly create multiple Versions within a Plan and What-if scenarios. Can quickly import actual data from our ERP system and take the actual, budget, and forecasted data into Excel for custom financial reporting and analysis.
ConsThe structure that is in place for customer support. We have been using BM for about 4 years. When we need support it's an urgent need, we need an answer promptly. The current structure of sending an email to get on the support staff's calendar for a call is too slow. Prefer to call, get in the cue, and get an answer immediately.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 21, 2018
Eric K.
Manager of FP&A
Insurance, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 14, 2017

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

OverallCentage 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.
ProsCentage provides strong customer service and the product has been terrific value for our organization.
ConsOur 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 14, 2017
Cynthia T.
Controller
Accounting, Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
3.5/5
Ease of Use
2.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
2.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 21, 2015

“Know what you are getting into”

ProsWe were Maestro's experiment to have virtual training. We were connected through phone and an equivalent of Go-To-Meeting. The instructor was friendly, patient and very knowledgeable about the product. It wasn't until the 4th day in training until we got a glimpse of the capabilities Budget Maestro could do for us. After a few frustrating months of trying to get Budget Maestro going for us they did reach out to us throughout the process and solve our predicament to the best of their abilities. Very good customer service!
ConsFrom the beginning on, we explained explicitly how complex our business and budget was. We were assured our budget would be 70-80% finished by the time training was over. It was not. Perhaps it was a mis-communication between both parties as i was under the impression all drivers would be built and we would be ready to go, either way, Budget Maestro does want us to succeed and are hoping the new upgrade will be more friendly to our needs. I can't wait to get started and get a real feel for this product.
Recommendations to other buyersI can see the potential of the software, I really do, and can't wait to have an actual budget rolling out of this. But make sure you have plenty of time to finish the budget after you had your training, even though they say your budget will be 2/3rds done, there is still a lot of work to be completed. I can't give a review of the overall budget experience, because i don't have a completed budget.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 21, 2015
Frances F.
Civic & Social Organization, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 11, 2014

“Satified Budget Maestro user”

ProsIt is a good alternative to using excel spreadsheets. It's much easier to get reporting done when you have a number of departments and want to report as a total or individual departments. Uploading the information from our accounting software is easy to do. The vendor is helpful whenever we have problems. They can resolve most of our issues pretty quickly. We mostly use it for comparing P&Ls actual to budget and departmental reporting. In the past, we used Excel, like many companies, and found it was very easy to have errors. This is much more accurate. It allows us to break personnel, expenses, and revenue down several levels and also to roll it up.
ConsWe are still using an older version because there is one particular report that we like that has not been able to duplicated to our satisfaction on the newer version. The company has been through several refinements of the product but has still not been able to duplicate the report.
Recommendations to other buyersDo a run through your current processes and make a list of all the ways you would use it. Then create an outline for each area you wish to review. The more specific your questions based on your needs, the better.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 11, 2014
Paul B.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Source: SoftwareAdvice
June 26, 2013

OverallI 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 is their what-if scenarios, the robust capabilities of their driver functionality, and Analytics Maestro (their Excel plug-in for user friendly desktop reporting). Initially our moderately complex business model created some database latency issues, but Centage took it on board and worked through it. They ended up making significant changes on the server side, and performance is now far better. They are one star short of five because at some point they abandoned their segmented GL functionality. This has resulted in using a single entity field to handle location, function, and department. Our resulting entity schema is extremely confusing to end users, increases administrative overhead, and complicates the slice and dice capability that would come by handling separate GL segments.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
June 26, 2013
Michael A.
Financial Analyst
Insurance, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
2/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
4/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 6, 2018

“Good for small companies and simple budgeting”

ProsSimple to use, not very complicated. Has all the features needed for small companies and their budget needs.
ConsAlthough simple to use, features are limited. They have a new web based version that should alleviate many of our limitations but we still have not had that rolled out. We were supposed to have the web based version last year but are still waiting for the roll out. They also are used to smaller companies and over the last few years we have grown dramatically so we have basically out grown the product.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 6, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018

“Excellent product that my company uses weekly.”

ProsI found this product very easy to learn. That said, I am a CPA. Excellent tools for budgeting and forecasting. Very user friendly
ConsWe had some problems importing and exporting to excel. It took a while to set this system up and train staff to use it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018
Randy O.
Financial Analyst
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Source: Capterra
April 13, 2010

“Budget Maestro Review from Dakota Electric Association”

OverallI would recommend budget maestro to other organizations as a useful budgeting tool. It would be important for any organization to analyze their data and structure requirements prior to selecting the budgeting tool which would best complement their data needs.
ProsBudget Maestro is a user friendly budgeting tool with some helpful budgeting features including benchmarking, spreading mechanisms, and ease of use. Support from Centage has been good in terms of timeliness of responses and problem solving over the past 5 years. Overall it has been widely accepted within our organization and has helped improve the efficiency and accuracy of our budget process at DEA.
ConsCalculating data at times can be slow due to multiple users in the system at the same time. We have also experienced some space issues as the number of budgets and versions have grown. We would also like to see more reporting flexibility regarding layouts for sizing columns and overall appearance.
Source: Capterra
April 13, 2010
Mukul K.
Derivates Trading Manager
Management Consulting, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 10, 2016

“Forecasting and Financial Report Generation made easy”

OverallThe solution provides the users with the ability to consolidate data for more accurate forecasting, and generate detailed dashboards and analytics. By pre-defining the A/R and A/P schedules, Budget Maestro will automatically calculate transactions for each, giving accurate balance sheet statements and cash flow reports. The forecasts with Budget Maestro can be easily modified based on real-time changes in conditions. The ability to make quick adjustments as conditions change keeps the forecasts accurate throughout the entire fiscal year. It can help to centralize financial data in a single database, rather than across multiple spreadsheets, and consolidate that same data automatically to reflect changes in key business drivers or market conditions.
ProsRuns on cloud as well as on-premise. Free trial is available which should be used before purchasing the full software in order to test applicability. Good GUI
ConsInitial versions of updates have a few bugs which are fixed in later versions.
Recommendations to other buyersAdvisable for small to mid size businesses.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 10, 2016
Catherine P.
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
January 16, 2014

“A Value Add from Day One”

ProsTakes 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
ConsIt does take time to maintain new accounts. However, the benefits exceed the extra time for maintenance.
Recommendations to other buyersBudget Maestro was recommended to us by Syspro. It works well and enhances our ERP system and provides greater reporting capability.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
January 16, 2014
Micah K.
Financial Analyst
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
July 7, 2009

“Budget Maestro Review”

Overall4.5 out of 5 stars. Cant wait to try Planning Maestro!!!!
ProsBudget Maestro is extremely useful in budgeting in forecasting because it allows the user to provide inputs on so many different levels, and this information rolls out through the budget to the correct line items. Adding costs or revenues is easy, and being able to drill down into details to find answers has been priceless. Importing values for the budget also saves a TON of time! This program is AWESOME!
ConsWith any program that is going to provide so much detail, there is a great amount of set up time to ensure accounts and other items are set up properly. Once this is complete, its just a matter of learning the program to meet your needs. Training time will have to be considered, but I think it is worth the time and the money.
Source: Capterra
July 7, 2009
Ravi Karan K.
Project Manager
Management Consulting, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 10, 2016

“Budget Maestro: Extensive Financial Support Tool”

OverallBudget 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.
Pros1. 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.
Cons1. Cost is a little high 2. Initial setup time longer than expected.
Recommendations to other buyersScaled the recommendation to 9 for this software. It is an effective tool to have in any business.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 10, 2016
Akash Y.
Engineer
Management Consulting, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 10, 2016

“Out of the box financial solution software”

OverallThe scalable platform, offered as a cloud-based or client-server solution, has built-in financial logic so it is automated and formula-free for more accurate data-entry, consolidation, and financial statements. It helps small and mid-size businesses with limited IT resources make smarter operational decisions based on key financial data. Budget Maestro offers full functionality straight out-of-the-box, with no IT involvement. As a hosted application, it's also maintenance free. Budget Maestro includes out-of-the-box income statement, balance sheet and cash flow reporting. The software comes with 40 pre-built, customizable GAAP/IFRS-compliant reports. Budget Maestro's multiple, unlimited what-if scenarios enable business managers to confidently make good decisions.
ProsDriver Based Modeling Good integration with many ERP and account systems. Accessible anywhere through an internet connection with any browser-based device. Collects and consolidates all profit/loss data.
ConsCan be a little overpriced for a small sized company. Requires time to configure and get used to it and then can perform tasks at a high speed.
Recommendations to other buyersAn intuitive out-of-the-box solution, Budget Maestro is suitable for use in a range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, wholesale/distribution, business services and nonprofits.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 10, 2016
Rudrajyoti C.
Manager
Management Consulting, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 9, 2016

“A scalable and secure budgeting and planning software”

OverallBudget Maestro provides automated software solution which has the functionality of sophisticated financial tools which helps in making better business decisions. The built-in finance logic uses profit and loss activities to automatically build balance sheets and thus, cash flow statements from it. It allows the user to organize data in a centralized application across each department with only the specified people being able to view it. This maintains the exactness of information and security of the data as well.
ProsAvailable on-premise and cloud based, can be used on demand from any location. Intuitive user interface. A synchronized system in terms of logic and automatic calculations from data that is input in the system. Free trail available
ConsLittle costly
Recommendations to other buyersThis software offers quite a bit of detailing in the results. I would advice using the software at a smaller scale in the organization and then implementing as a whole.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 9, 2016
Naheel S.
President
Construction, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 16, 2016

“Maestro Review”

OverallThe product provided a very friendly user interface that was easy to navigate - even for people who did not receive formal training. The reports were clean and easy to follow. Our accounting department who used the program daily to process hundreds of invoices did not have any negative feedback or comments about the use of the software. Although we did not properly utilize the full potential of the product such as budgeting and PO preparation, to know that it exists was something that we will strive to use in the future.
ProsUser friendly interface and reports Good drill down to get to source documents
ConsNot easily available on any computer in the office - would prefer a more office friendly product that could be easily transferred from one computer to the next. No "out of the office" capability to use the software. No access of information unless it was taken from the computer that was set up for Maestro. Would prefer a web interface option
Recommendations to other buyersnot sure as we have not researched lately other options
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 16, 2016
Sundeep M.
Manager, assurance
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 9, 2018

“Good moderately prices software”

OverallLesser data redundancy than excel.
ProsUser friendly interface and reports and a good drill down to get to source documents. The forecasts with Budget Maestro can be easily modified based on real-time changes in conditions.
Cons1. Not easily available on any computer in the office - would prefer a more office friendly product that could be easily transferred from one computer to the next. 2. No "out of the office" capability to use the software. 3. No access of information unless it was taken from the computer that was set up for Maestro. Would prefer a web interface option
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 9, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 25, 2018

“Budget Maesteo really keeps my finances in order”

ProsI love the way this product is so easy to use and track all of my spending. I don't know what I would do without it!
ConsSometimes the report downloads are not very easy to analyze in Microsoft excel. There are times when I have to manually scrub the data to make it useable.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 25, 2018
Ana Gloria F.
Controller
Hospitality, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
1/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
2/5
Likelihood to Recommend
2/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 10, 2018

“Maybe a good long term solution ”

OverallAfter the system is all set up, including the financial presentation, which you have to drag account by account manually to make sure it shows up where you want, system starts to become useful.
ProsEliminates the use of excel spreadsheets and circulation formula errors when dealing with multiple companies or consolidation.
Consdifficult to set up for the first time. Very limited when you have to export to Excel because all data is exported as text format.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 10, 2018
Ayushi M.
Financial Reporting Associate
Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 8, 2017

“Has transformed financial intelligence”

ProsExtremely easy to use and offers lot of features. It generates flexible spreadsheets, is compatible with any general ledger and has powerful what-if capabilities.
ConsThe application is amazing and efficient. Except minor bugs, there is nothing I don't like about Budget Maestro.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 8, 2017
Ursula S.
Director of Finance
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
June 29, 2012

“Pros & Cons of Budget Maestro”

OverallFor 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.
ProsMakes budgeting easier. Less errors than using Excel as changes populate automatically. When dealing with numerous cost centers, consolidation is a breeze!
ConsSetting 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.
Source: Capterra
June 29, 2012
Tom H.
Controller
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Source: Capterra
July 1, 2009

OverallI highly recommend this product to anyone who is ready to move beyond the spreadsheet way of budgeting. I find the product to be a real good investment for not just annual budgeting, but also for tracking against actuals and forecasts.
ProsMy budgeting task has become much easier in comparison to using spreadsheets. I also appreciate the level of detail that I can enter within Budget Maestro. Also, the Link Maestro product is a great add-on for importing from MAS90.
ConsMy only complaint is the amount of formatting I have to do when exporting a report to a spreadsheet. It would be great if there were more features for report formatting.
Source: Capterra
July 1, 2009
Liora D.
Controller
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
March 22, 2010

“Great Tool”

OverallHighly recommend it, I looked around for a while and found that Budget Maestro offered a lot right out of the box and required very little effort to get up an running. Being able to import Actuals and measure against Budget is a breeze. Built-in cash flow and calance Sheet reporting won me over. I am very happy with my decision.
ProsWas able to get up an running in a few hours. My trainer, quickly understood my objectives and helped setup my structure. Imported my chart of accounts exactly as I have them setup in my Dynamics GP in just a few minutes.
ConsInterface looks old.
Source: Capterra
March 22, 2010
Alice F.
Finance Manager
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
January 17, 2017

“Good, moderately priced software”

OverallWe were able to get a budget together in a few months including setup, training 30+ users, and remediation. Once you understand the logic of the tool, it all starts making sense. I have a variety of skill sets using the tool with minimal issues.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
January 17, 2017
Kelly K.
Sr Financial Reporting Analyst
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
March 13, 2014

“Budget Maestro”

OverallBudget Maestro and Analytics Maestro have significantly improved our budgeting process. Prior to using maestro we created our budget using many excel workbooks that were precariously linked together and hard to refresh and update. Our budget is now more secure and robust, and due to the product's user friendliness it was fairly easy and quick to set up. We were able to upload most of our data using the templates provided with very few problems. I would definitely recommend Budget Maestro.
Source: Capterra
March 13, 2014
Femi A.
Senior Accountant
Accounting, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 25, 2019

“Budgeting and forecasting at its best”

ProsI love the analytics maestro, and this software is a good fit for SMEs
ConsI cannot complain much but with all the great features, it is not for larger coporations
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 25, 2019
Donell S.
Accounting Assistant
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: Capterra
June 7, 2017

“I use this software to help my company with general budgeting maintenance such as uploading actuals.”

ProsThe upload template is easy to use and doesn't require a lot of unneeded information. I like that any errors I get can be exported to excel making it easier to research the error.
ConsThe reporting could be a little better, in my opinion. Once added to a group, the entities can't be sorted. When drilling down into account detail the balances per entity are not in order. I think the only way to fix this would be to re-add each entity in the correct order, which would be very manual.
Source: Capterra
June 7, 2017
Thomas H.
Computer Software, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 15, 2014

“Hands on user”

ProsI like the ease of use and the ability to eliminate my dependence on Excel.
ConsIt'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.
Recommendations to other buyersThe level of detail that can entered into the software is amazing. In analyzing budget to actuals, there's never a doubt about what the variances are.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 15, 2014
Cynthia P.
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
June 4, 2014

“ESG Automotive review of Budget Maestro”

ProsThey have an excellent training staff, and they are more than happy to work through any situation that you have.
ConsThere was a miscommunication in the research phase, and a major item that I expected is not a part of Budget Maestro. They have, however, found me a workaround.
Recommendations to other buyersAsk a lot of questions; spell out what you want to have come out of using the software.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
June 4, 2014
Catherine P.
Senior Accountant
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
January 15, 2014

“Budget Maestro is a Value ADD!”

OverallWe 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.
Source: Capterra
January 15, 2014
Andrea T.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
3.5/5
Ease of Use
2.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 10, 2014

“Budget Maestro”

ProsThere are endless possibilities. There are numerous ways to view financials with Budget Maestro.
ConsThe amount of time it takes to learn it and really get up to speed.
Recommendations to other buyersMake sure you dedicate a large amount of time to learning this software. It's very intense and time consuming to learn.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 10, 2014
Fran F.
Asst Controller
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Source: Capterra
February 13, 2014

“Budget Maestro”

OverallWe have been using the software for about 7 years and it has been extremely helpful for our reporting. We used spreadsheets before that and to make changes to any item was a nightmare and now it is much easier. It has cut our prep time in half.
Source: Capterra
February 13, 2014
Alexandra S.
Office Manager
Construction, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 12, 2018

“Great Bugdeting for small company!”

ProsWe decided to move forward with Budget Maestro as we were struggling and it's been far better than expected! Buy is a must!!
ConsNot really any complaints for them, they've been very welcoming and helpful to our business and for that we are grateful!
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 12, 2018
Gary K.
Controller
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Source: Capterra
July 1, 2009

“Budget Maestro”

OverallI recommend this product to a professional who takes the budget process seriously.
ProsExcellent budget tool and a fair price.
ConsReport generation is a little too slow.
Source: Capterra
July 1, 2009
Dmitriy F.
President
Financial Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
March 13, 2019

“Skype for Business Review”

ProsThe ability to be able to schedule free meetings
ConsThe video clarity at times flawed, but overall it works well
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
March 13, 2019
Nikhil L.
Programmer analyst
Computer Software, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 5, 2016

“Good ”

OverallNice Product, I 'm looking forward to use this product if needed.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 5, 2016