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What Is Centage?

Our cloud platform, Planning Maestro, makes sophisticated budgeting, planning, and forecasting easy and accessible. Intuitive automation accelerates workflows and improves accuracy, enabling Finance leaders to deliver reliable information and meaningful insights at the speed of business—without straining their resources. Centage gives Finance professionals the tools needed to thrive in today’s dynamic economy, backed by a team committed to their success.

Who Uses Centage?

Planning Maestro delivers a level of sophisticated financial intelligence typically only enjoyed by large enterprises, at a price point accessible for organizations of all sizes.

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Reviews of Centage

Average score

Overall
4.0
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.0
Value for Money
4.2

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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4
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Shelly
Controller in US
Wine & Spirits, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Excellent, Intuitive program

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: 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.

BJ
Managing Partner in US
Accounting Software, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Planning Maestro

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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.

Kathlee
Financial Analyst II in US
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Budget Maestro is a solid tool, and I'm looking forward to enhanced features and functionality in 9.

3.0 6 years ago

Pros:

I 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.

Cons:

Reporting. 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

Peter
Chief Financial Officer in US
Environmental Services, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Great product for M&A focused roll-ups and disparate companies

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: 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.

David
Controller in US
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Powerful, flexible, and reliable budgeting software

4.5 9 years ago

Pros:

Their 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.

Cons:

Financial 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.