Planning & Budgeting Software for Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)

Planning Maestro is a strategic FP&A asset that redefines how AEC companies budget, forecast, analyze, and report.

Whether making your first move away from spreadsheets or implementing corporate performance management, Planning Maestro will work for your organization. You will get an accurate of sight into your business, speed decision-making, and continually deliver the financial intelligence your leadership needs to make faster, more confident decisions.

Empower Your Company with Centage

With Planning Maestro, Centage helps thousands of customers confidently prepare for the future with intelligent financial forecasting and construction financial planning software. Our next-level budgeting software, equipped with modern cloud-computing technologies, is designed to improve integration, scale, automation, and performance. Our goal is to empower your AEC company with powerful, user-friendly solutions that support your companies goals.

Common Challenges in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

How Planning Maestro Can Help

Productivity and Project Completion: Lack of productivity initiatives is a leading cause of project disruptions. Common causes of poor worksite productivity include:

  • Lack of communication between contractors, management, and subcontractors.

  • Insufficient risk management.

  • Outdated or incomplete data analysis and risk management tools.

  • Excess time spent fixing avoidable errors or administrative tasks.

  • Lack of equipment and process automation.

Planning Maestro offers intelligent dashboards that let you foster a more productive work environment by empowering management with comprehensive construction, engineering, and architecture budgeting software and tools to better track financial performance metrics.


Planning Maestro lets you:
  • Estimate project-level cash flow based on planned earned value & contractor expenses

  • Create integrated P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow by project, division, department, and company

  • Carefully monitor project costs through what-if scenarios and frequent reforecasting

  • Post-capital-related costs into Construction-in-Process accounts (CIP) until they are ready to be put into service

Follow Project Timelines and Budgets: Having projects take longer than projected and going over budget are all too common issues that architecture, engineering, and construction businesses face. Some common roadblocks that cause these issues are:

  • Poor project organization.

  • Decision-making not to scale with the project.

  • Minimal or inaccurate project forecasting.

  • Scattered and inaccessible project data.

Empower management and contractors with the data they need to make informed decisions and ongoing project evaluations to stick to project timelines and budgets:

  • Run what-if scenarios on the fly and view consolidated data to see the impact of decisions on projects, divisions, departments, and the company as a whole

  • Analyze the profitability of projects and quickly react to opportunities or risks

  • Leverage critical information from all of your data sources and activities with independent payment and receivable terms, revenue recognition, and allocation assumptions.

  • Instantly create the reports your stakeholders want, your bank demands, and your company needs

AEC Industry Demo

No matter the size of your AEC company, predictive financial planning and forecasting is critical for ensuring that your organization is efficient and sustainable, and even more critical during times of uncertainty. Learn how wholesale distributors utilize Planning Maestro for a better, more strategic and accurate view of their business financial health and performance.

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Planning
Planning Maestro helps you build a driver-based budget model in days. Our scenario planning software allows you to test multiple scenarios, generate accurate, automated forecasts, and enforce your chart of accounts.
Budgeting
Improve visibility with better insight into the health of the business. Centage’s business budgeting software enables you to integrate data from multiple sources, making it easier to know what to do first and why.
Forecasting
Easily forecast the impact of multiple scenarios to quickly identify where, when and why actuals differ from plan, so you can take appropriate action.
Reporting & Analytics
Create analytics-based actionable reports and dashboards to provide greater visibility into business performance to stakeholders across the organization with our financial planning & analysis software.
Planning Maestro by Centage for AEC

Trusted By More Than 10,000 Users

"By automating the process and centralizing all the financial data, across departments, managers now had the insight necessary to track costs and sales, and within the first year of using Centage, the company realized a noticeable reduction in costs.”
– Scott Elliot,
Supervisor, FP&A, Helm
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Features and Capabilities of Our Budgeting Software

Planning Maestro is equipped with comprehensive features that support you by streamlining your budgeting, planning, forecasting and reporting processes.

Unlimited Dimensions for Budgets and Reports
Create detailed plans with various revenue streams based on key drivers
Granular Personnel Budgeting & Allocations
Plan labor needs, incorporating overtime, premium, and shift differentials for accurate costing and headcount forecast
Scenario Planning
What-if scenarios allow you to change assumptions and immediately see the impact on your revenue, expenses, and cash flow
Cash Flow Projections & Forecasts
Manage cash flow reporting, analysis and allocation in real-time at the corporate and subsidiary levels
Dashboards & Reports
Instantly create the reports your stakeholders want, your bank demands, and your company needs
Rolling Forecasts
Regulate seasonality and unknowns through continuous forecasting

Plans and Pricing

Choose a plan designed around your company’s needs.

Ideal for small finance teams seeking to automate, simplify, and improve accuracy of their budgeting and forecasting processes.
Great for small and medium sized organizations seeking more collaborative, more frequent, and more powerful planning.
Perfect for organizations and larger teams with complex budgeting, forecasting, and planning use cases.

Invest in Next-Level Budgeting Solutions for Your AEC Company Today

Are you ready to manage your company’s budget using innovative financial software? We are dedicated to empowering CFOs, controllers and other FP&A experts to make faster, more accurate decisions to secure their organizations’ financial future. 

Watch our product demo to learn more about our cutting-edge solutions today!

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