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The People Have Spoken on G2 and TrustRadius, and They Love Planful’s Financial Performance Management Software

The People Have Spoken on G2 and TrustRadius, and They Love Planful’s Financial Performance Management Software

Business-to-business customers have for years looked to industry analysts for guidance when choosing products and services. The well-established firms—Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Constellation, and many others—have teams of researchers, experts, and practitioners, along with methodical processes and rankings, to offer qualitative and quantitative insights to business buyers searching for the right financial performance management software vendor. We recently created a short primer to help you navigate these dozens of market reports and software analyst perspectives of those covering our financial performance management sector.

Over the past twenty-odd years, however, online communities have empowered regular folks to offer opinions and ratings like never before. Restaurant review site Yelp, among others, provided the early framework for these types of services where patrons of restaurants, spas, lawn services, and other businesses can offer their unvarnished comments and assign a star rating. B2B buyers soon wanted these same types of reviews from real users to augment the guidance from more traditional analysts.

Today, two of the most recognizable user review sites for the business software and services market are G2 and TrustRadius. Tens of millions of professionals from around the world visit these sites each year to offer reviews, insights, and rankings that help other B2B buyers make better decisions. Here’s what some of them had to say about Planful.

TrustRadius: Planful Lands Three “Best of” Awards

TrustRadius collects verified, peer-based guidance and research from business users who provide the site with nearly 18 million monthly page views. Overall, Planful scores 8.6 / 10 based on reviews and rankings from Planful customers. Our customers ranked us high enough to be awarded the TrustRadius “Top Rated” badge in 2021 and 2022.

We’re very proud of those awards, but we always strive to improve the Planful customer experience. TrustRadius has three “Best of” awards that celebrate the top three vendors in the “areas that mean the most to business customers.” For Winter 2023, Planful landed in the top three on all three TrustRadius “Best of” awards:

  • Best Feature Set
  • Best Value for Price
  • Best Relationship

Those are some great awards, if we do say so ourselves. We’re even more humbled by what our customers actually say about us on our TrustRadius reviews:

  • A manager at a mid-size biotechnology company says, “We switched from excel based reporting to Planful four years ago. It is a huge difference. Freed up so much time our team can spend on more useful tasks. It is very easy to use, has excellent multi-layered security options, great customer service.”
  • The Vice President, Planning and Analysis, at a small energy company says, “Planful has the most experienced, dedicated, and knowledgeable customer support staff I have ever worked with. They really listen to their customers, and rely on them to provide ideas for continual improvement of their products.”
  • A finance and accounting team member at a mid-size financial services company says, “Planful is used across our whole organization with the heaviest users in Finance and Accounting. In many cases, we give budget owners the option to access Planful and take accountability for their budget planning. Planful is much easier than maintaining multiple Excel spreadsheets for multiple users.”

You can read these and nearly 200 more Planful user reviews on TrustRadius.

G2: On the Leading Edge of Key Financial Performance Management Categories

G2 is the largest software marketplace and review platform with more than 80 million website visitors annually. It ranks software companies and products based on authentic, timely reviews from real users. Planful is currently ranked fourth in the Corporate Performance Management category. In 2022, Planful earned G2 badges for High Performance Enterprise and for being a Leader, an Enterprise Leader, a Momentum Leader, and a Leader for Mid-Market Customers. Planful for Marketing, from our recent acquisition of Plannuh, also earned 2022 G2 badges for High Performer, Best Support, and Easiest To Do Business With.

G2 also produces thousands of granular reports across hundreds of categories. Its Grid® Reports offer a high-level overview of a specific category, including which products have the most satisfied customers and largest presence in the market. In its winter 2022 reporting season, Planful ranked in the top 4 in each of the following reports:

  • Grid Report for Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Momentum Grid Report for Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Enterprise Grid Report for Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Grid Corporate Performance Management (CPM)
  • Mid-Market Grid for Corporate Performance Management (CPM)
  • Enterprise Grid for Corporate Performance Management (CPM)

Planful also ranked in the top 10 across G2’s Momentum Grid for Corporate Performance Management, Enterprise Financial Close Grid, Mid-Market Grid Report for Budgeting & Forecasting, and Grid Report for Financial Close. Whew!

In G2’s 2023 rankings for the very broad category of top overall accounting and finance software, Planful ranks number 22. Mind you, this is a ranking of software solutions as diverse as travel and expense management, payments infrastructure, time tracking, and corporate card spend management.

Again, we’re very proud of these awards because rankings are based on real reviews from real Planful customers. Customers who say things like:

  • A senior director of FP&A at a small company says, “Planful allows us to double [the] volume of business an analyst can support. The strength of Planful allows us to spend less time acquiring and formatting data and more time analyzing results.”
  • A vice president, planning and analysis, at a mid-size company says, “The most flexible, dynamic and user-friendly analytical tool I have ever used in my 30+ year’s career. Their customer support is second to none, and has always been there to solve any issues we encounter.”
  • A senior FP&A analyst at a mid-size company says, “Planful has transformed our forecasting process from an excel-based process where we had to collect feedback from multiple parties and stitch several files together, to a seamless process where changes are real-time and have a higher degree of accuracy.”

You can read these and nearly 400 more Planful user reviews on G2.

Read Planful’s Financial Performance Management Software Reviews for Yourself

While the traditional analysts provide deep and broad expertise to evaluate financial performance management software and solution vendors, there is really nothing like an unfiltered review from a real customer. G2 and TrustRadius, along with other sites like Gartner Peer Insights, are giving those users a forum to help inform others on the pros and cons of vendors and their solutions. We’re proud of what our customers say about Planful, and encourage you to read everything our customers have to say about us.

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