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Budget Maestro

Budget Maestro® is an easy to use, enterprise-class automated budgeting and forecasting software application that encompasses and streamlines the entire budgeting and planning process. Its formula-free approach dramatically shortens budgeting and planning cycle times and provides precise and integrated financial and cash flow reporting right out of the box. Budget now and plan for the future with accurate and more relevant results.

Budget Maestro Reviews

4
I would use this again
Member's Profile
(Lead Financial Reporting Analyst at Extreme Networks)
Business where it was used: Revenue: $10 - $100M, Industry: Telecom
Budget, Analytics and Link 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 to other companies.
5
I would use this again
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(Senior Accountant at Teufelberger Fiber Rope Corporation (for..)
Business where it was used: Revenue: $10 - $100M, Industry: Fianance

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.

I find Centage very easy to deal with. Our trainer is very helpful and knowledgeable about the product. Any complaints I have had about the software were taken care of in the latest upgrade.

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(Chief Financial Officer at Bionix Development Corp)
Budget Maestro is a decent budgeting product, however it is limited in its basic functionality. In the basic version, users are unable to export reports to Excel and are unable to modify the columns on reports. Importing and exporting data is extremely difficult. The software interface is not as intuitive as it could be and there are a lot of extra steps to complete a basic task, such as setting up a new general ledger account. Also, once that general ledger account is set up, it does not appear in the GL account list in numerical order. It will be at the bottom of the list forever. If you budget by project, like we do, that becomes quite annoying quickly. Implementation was tedious because Centage only works directly with the user for implementation. Normally, we would have our accounting software consultant do the installation and set up for us. It was also difficult to schedule time with their staff to work on the implementation. After using the software for one budgeting period, I inquired about some of these issues and was told that some of them, not all, were improved in more advanced versions of the software. I could spend the money to purchase the software and migrate my data from one version to another or switch to a different product. After doing a lot of research, reading APP Budget Maestro reviews etc, I opted to go with a SaaS budgeting product, that met all of my budgeting needs with a very user friendly interface.

What I liked most
The Payroll/Personnel planning module is very robust.

What I liked least:
Lack of basic functionaltiy, such as exporting to Excel and unable to change the columns of reports.

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3.8
5 Ratings, 3 Reviews
2 out of 3 would use this again

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Founded:
2001