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What is Planning Maestro?

Centage’s Planning Maestro is a cloud-native planning & analytics platform that delivers year-round financial insight, transforming how companies budget, forecast and report performance. Centage delivers a level of sophisticated financial intelligence typically only enjoyed by large enterprises, at a price point accessible for SMBs. Leveraging this financial intelligence, Planning Maestro synchronizes the P&L, the balance sheet, and the cash flow to ensure GAAP compliance. This offers the users not just a short-term view of the company’s health, but a long term view of the financial health of a company. In addition, Planning Maestro comes with 40 pre-built GAAP/IFRS-compliant reports that can be adjusted and customized for a variety of data reporting. These re... read more

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User Review Highlights

3.96

47 Reviews

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Customer Support

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Value for money

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Functionality

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  • icon"Centage provides strong customer service and the product has been terrific value for our organization."
  • icon"User friendly interface and reports. Good drill down to get to source documents."
  • icon"I love the analytics maestro, and this software is a good fit for SMEs."
  • icon"Difficult to set up for the first time. Very limited when you have to export to Excel because all data is exported as text format."
  • icon"My only complaint is the amount of formatting I have to do when exporting a report to a spreadsheet."
  • icon"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."

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How much does Planning Maestro cost?

Starting price

$0.01 

Free trial

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Free version

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Which features does Planning Maestro offer?

Core features:

"What If" ScenariosAccess Controls/PermissionsAccountingAccounting IntegrationAccounts PayableAccounts ReceivableAd hoc ReportingAlerts/NotificationsApproval Process ControlAsset Lifecycle ManagementShow more features +

People who reviewed this software give it a 4 star rating for functionality.

How easy is Planning Maestro to use and deploy?

Planning Maestro supports Cloud Based deployment options, including: Cloud, SaaS, Web-based.

People who reviewed this software give it a 4 star rating for ease-of-use.

What do verified users say about Planning Maestro

3.96/5 out of 47 Reviews

Showing 1 - 5 of 47 reviews

Shelly

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Wine and Spirits

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

Excellent, Intuitive program

The implementation of the product was smooth. The reporting capabilities of the program have exceeded my expectations. In addition, every person I've been in contact with at Centage has expert level knowledge of the program and any issues have been resolved immediately.

Pros

The best part of this software are the drivers we use to manage our sales budget. We have several LLCs that are within this program. The ability to expand the way we create our budgets has given us greater insight into where we can save money. The elimination of finding "human error" input in an excel budget has alleviated so much time.

Cons

I have yet to find anything I don't like about this product.

Reasons for choosing Planning Maestro

Budget focused, ability to plan over multiple years, price.

BJ

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Accounting

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

June 2021

Planning Maestro

Centage has been great to work with, from implementation to today, they have been a true partner on our budgeting and forecasting journey. I've always been happy to recommend them and their software.

Pros

Planning Maestro brought a platform that allowed us to integrate into our existing accounting platform and create a structured environment we could use to refine our budgeting and forecasting process.

Cons

I don't have anything negative to say. When I have run into issues with the software I have always reached out to Centage and we have found ways to incorporate what I need into the software.

Reasons for choosing Planning Maestro

Planning Maestro had all the features we needed including, integration into our accounting platform, personnel tracking, report capabilities, etc.

Reasons for switching to Planning Maestro

The MF version we were on was no longer supported, and after having a taste of what it was like to use a budgeting and forecasting tool it was not an option to go back to excel.

Anonymous

Company size: 51-200 employees

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: GetApp

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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Ease-of-use

out of 5
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Value for money

out of 5
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Customer support

out of 5
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Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

Sounds better than actual performance

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.

Reasons for choosing Planning Maestro

pricing

Peter

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Environmental Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

March 2022

Great product for M&A focused roll-ups and disparate companies

Very pleased with how it has scaled for us as we grew from 6 locations to 55.

Pros

Cloud-based and scalable as we built out the company organically and through M&A

Cons

Some of the drivers are a bit tricky to understand.

Reasons for choosing Planning Maestro

Felt more comfortable with the ability for users to learn and understand the product.

James

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

March 2022

Planning Maestro's analytics capabilities are a key differentiator

Pros

We needed a budgeting package that would be (1) easy to learn and use for our end-users, (2) able to automatically integrate with 3rd party general ledgers and (3) provide a powerful set of customizable analytics and reporting tools. Planning Maestro has successfully met all three requirements, and allowed us to provide more accurate budgets/forecasts/reporting with faster turn around.

Cons

A common issues I have with multiple software vendors: Enhancements and usability improvements can take a long time to roll out.

Reasons for choosing Planning Maestro

Met our key functional requirements and reasonable pricing

Reasons for switching to Planning Maestro

We needed a software package that was easier to navigate for our end users, and provided better reporting capability

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