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Why FP&A leaders choose Centage over Cube

Here’s a detailed breakdown of the Centage vs Cube matchup:
Enterprise-grade functionality
Cost-effective
Formula-free = Error-free
Drag & drop FP&A
Ongoing expert support

Centage

Cube

Speeds up budgeting process
Budgeting, forecasting, and variance reporting
Import data from Excel
Create customized reports shareable via Excel
Reduces manual errors from spreadsheets
Can be used without spreadsheets
Automates financial logic without formulas
Drag & drop adjustments on the fly
Integrate with any combination of GL/ERP
Ongoing, in-house expert support & advisory
Unlimited # of budget dimensions
User-based permissions & security
Customized reporting dashboards
Drill down into any detail of the budget
Budgets and models scale easily when adding new business unit, location, etc
Trusted FP&A solution for >20 years

What real users are saying

Read what finance leaders think of Centage versus Cube on TrustRadius
"We use Centage to prepare annual budgets but also for monthly reporting package. We have a complex business with multiple locations and departments across the locations. We budget at a very granular level. We use a lot of dirvers and calculations when preparing budgets. Centage tool offers a lot of flexbiliby to set up the budgets to match the business specific needs."
We use Centage's Planning Maestro for Annual Budgeting and Reforecasting purposes. It's really good as all the inputs entered by all the budget holders get consolidated in our income statement in real time. We can manage access to specific accounts, cost centers and project codes to each budget holder, which makes the process more efficient and minimizes errors. We also use they allocations methods, which are very useful in our case. There is also the possibility of managing different versions of Budgets and reforecasts.
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Spreadsheet-based, doesn’t scale with your growth

As a fundamentally spreadsheet-based solution, Cube is prone to bugs, and fixing errors is complex. Users say it’s difficult to present data in a representative way without intervention from Cube's consulting team.

Public feedback reveals that the platform is not as intuitive as purported and comes with a learning curve. Onboarding is slower than expected for some and requires professional onboarding assistance. Updating new source data is a slow, manual process.

Cube is limited to 8 dimensions and offers only summary drilldowns, so it’s not ideally suited for a company that surpasses a certain level of complexity, or that will need to modify its FP&A process as it grows.

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Formula-free, drag & drop functionality, ongoing high-level support after implementation

Centage’s formula-free design eliminates spreadsheet formula errors. Our unique in-house Advisor role helps customers with implementation, training, and consulting on best practices for budgeting models and reporting options within the tool, throughout their time using the product.

Centage’s FP&A software is fully customizable and presents no limitations in terms of the # of budgeting dimensions or the granularity of drill-down analysis. As your company grows, Centage’s drag & drop functionality means you can easily create a new budget for a new location, profit center, service line, etc, and update your models to be more robust and detailed as your needs change.

The FP&A solution that best fits your needs

We know there are a lot of FP&A software solutions out there — you’re here looking for the one that best fits your needs.

On one side, some of our competitors offer a less robust feature set (basically an Excel add-on) and a quick “set it and forget it” implementation with little to no follow-up support. If you’re a small business with no plans for major growth, these may work better for you.

On the other side, there are high-cost, high-maintenance enterprise software solutions — this will be a better fit if you’re a major company with a huge workforce.

Centage delivers powerful budgeting, forecasting, and data analysis typically only enjoyed by large enterprises, at a price point that makes it accessible for growth-stage businesses. It’s the only formula-free FP&A software.

A comparison graph showing how Centage sits nicely between the less feature-rich, low cost solutions, and the more robust, expensive solutions.

We’ve helped hundreds of global companies

Read what our customers are saying:

We used Centage to do some worst-case scenario planning, such as losing 50% of our revenue and planned hours. It was a huge benefit to forecast the impact on our revenue.

Because this solution is so easy to use, we have a lot of ownership from the directors. They can easily go in and review and really own their own budget numbers.

It’s made the process much easier when we go to build the budget year-over-year – it’s been a huge help.

I look at the numbers and quickly have so much more confidence in them… It’s really just a push of the button now.

More of my time is spent focusing on analyzing the data rather than spending time entering the data.

I can change forecasts and get new information faster and without extra headaches... Centage lets us be smart about what we will do in the future.

We are able to spend less time talking about the numbers in the budget and spend more time on how we’re going to get there.