IBM Vs Budget Maestro (Aug 2020)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Aug 15, 2020

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - IBM or Budget Maestro?

Budget Maestro is more expensive to implement (TCO) than IBM, Budget Maestro is rated higher (87/100) than IBM (86/100). Budget Maestro offers more features (15) to their users than IBM (0).

Looking for the right Business performance management 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 IBM compares with Centage Corporation?

IBM: International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM, is an American corporation. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

Centage Corporation: Centage Corporation is the world leader in automated, budgeting and planning software solutions for small to medium-sized organizations. Since 2001, thousands of managers at all levels have utilized the Budget Maestro family of solutions to streamline their budgeting, forecasting, financial consolidation, performance analysis, and reporting process...

Who's more expensive? IBM Planning Analytics or Budget Maestro?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Business performance management 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 IBM Planning Analytics and Budget Maestro.

IBM Planning Analytics price starts at $45 per month , on a scale between 1 to 10 IBM Planning Analytics is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Business performance management software. Budget Maestro price starts at $10,000 per year , when comparing Budget Maestro to their competitors, the software is rated 6 - similar to the average Business performance management software cost.

Bottom line:Budget Maestro is more expensive than IBM Planning Analytics.

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 IBM Vs. Budget Maestro based on some of the most important and required Business performance management features. IBM Planning Analytics: We are still working to collect the list of features for IBM Planning Analytics. Budget Maestro: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Budgeting & Forecasting, Cash Flow, Credit Card Processing.

Target customer size

IBM Planning Analytics's typical customers include: Small, medium and large size businesses, Budget Maestro was developed to serve many kinds of industries, from public to private, startups to mature and from family-owned operations to Fortune 500 organizations.

IBM Planning Analytics

ITQlick rating
(4.2/5)

starts at $45 per month

IBM Planning Analytics software device is a supply chain management software designed for planning, forecasting, budgeting, and analysis purposes. It is designed in both premise and cloud-based format.

Categories: Business performance management, Dashboards & KPIs, Sales orders, Application Performance Management.

Budget Maestro

ITQlick rating
(4/5)

starts at $10,000 per year

Budget Maestro (formerly known as Planning Maestro) is a software for mid-market enterprises looking to better manage their businesses and improve on performance. It was developed by the Centage Corporation Com...

Categories: Accounting & Finance, Fixed Asset Management, Budgeting & CPM, Financial reporting, HR Accounting.

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IBM Planning Analytics: 0 Features

We are working to collect the list of features

Budget Maestro: 15 Features

Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Budgeting & Forecasting
Cash Flow
Credit Card Processing
Fixed-Assets
Multi-Currency
Sales Reporting
Tax compliance
Time & Expense
Agile Project Management
Budget & Expense Management
Issue Tracking
Project Management
Resource Management
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
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IBM
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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86/100
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
2.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$45 per month
Functionality
5
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Budget
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
87/100
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
6.4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$10,000 per year
Functionality
29
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Oracle
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
4.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$9,995 per license
Functionality
14
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Anaplan
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
5.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Pricing not available
Functionality
24
Infor
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
86/100
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)
$150 per user/month
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38
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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.