ESC Service Vs Alight Planning Enterprise (Oct 2020)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Oct 24, 2020

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - ESC Service or Alight Planning Enterprise?

Alight Planning Enterprise is more expensive to implement (TCO) than ESC Service, Alight Planning Enterprise is rated higher (91/100) than ESC Service (89/100). Alight Planning Enterprise offers more features (16) to their users than ESC Service (3).

Looking for the right Accounting & Finance solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Desco, Llc compares with Alight Planning Enterprise?

Desco, Llc: Owners of a HVAC company in Fort Myers, FL saw the need to incorporate technology to enable service companies to become more manageable and ultimately more profitable. And in 1980 Coastal Computer Corporation, later renamed dESCO, was founded. dESCO, LLC. is the leading developer of innovative service industry solutions supporting more than 50 indu...

Alight Planning Enterprise: Alight Planning takes the budgeting and planning process beyond spreadsheets with a multi-user system designed for executives, financial staff, and line managers who collaborate in developing financial plans and reviewing financial and operating results.With Alight Planning, financial planning is fast and effective, allowing integration of strategi...

Who's more expensive? ESC Service or Alight Planning Enterprise?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Accounting & Finance software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for ESC Service and Alight Planning Enterprise.

ESC Service price Starting from $49 per month , on a scale between 1 to 10 ESC Service Management is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Accounting & Finance software. Alight Planning Enterprise price starts at $6,000 per license , when comparing Alight Planning Enterprise to their competitors, the software is rated 4 - lower than the average Accounting & Finance software cost.

Bottom line:Alight Planning Enterprise is more expensive than ESC Service.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared ESC Service Vs. Alight Planning Enterprise based on some of the most important and required Accounting & Finance features. ESC Service: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support. Alight Planning Enterprise: Budgeting & Forecasting, Fund-Accounting, Ad-Hoc Analysis, Ad-Hoc Reporting, Automatic Scheduled Reporting.

Target customer size

ESC Service's typical customers include: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business, Just 4 years after it was founded Alight has manage to gather over 250 customers from different business segments.

ESC Service

ITQlick rating
(4.9/5)

Starting from $49 per month

ESC Service Management (now FieldEdge) is a cloud-based Accounting & Finance software that enables contractors to manage their business from a unified point and deliver customer invoices online.

Categories: Accounting & Finance, Customer Service, Field Service - HVAC, Field Service - Pest Control.

Alight Planning Enterprise

ITQlick rating
(3.9/5)

starts at $6,000 per license

Alight Planning Enterprise is an on-premise and cloud-based integrated enterprise resource planning solution that takes the budgeting and financial planning beyond spreadsheets. Alight Planning is a perfect veh...

Categories: Core Accounting, Budgeting & CPM, Business Intelligence.

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ESC Service: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

Alight Planning Enterprise: 16 Features

Budgeting & Forecasting
Fund-Accounting
Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
Automatic Scheduled Reporting
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Features
Dashboarding
Forecasting & Budgeting
Graphic Benchmark
Issue Indicators
Multy Languages
Performance Measurements
Predictive-Analysis
Profit Analysis
Trend Indicators
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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ESC
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
89/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Pricing not available
Functionality
9
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Alight
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
91/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.8/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$6,000 per license
Functionality
19
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Denali
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
93/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$99 per month
Functionality
16
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MoneyDesktop
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
92/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Pricing not available
Functionality
4
MultiCHAX
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
92/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
7/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$99 per license
Functionality
5
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.