comparisons

Pigment vs. Vareto

Vareto offers the best FP&A software platform for strategic finance teams.

Vareto is the best financial planning and analysis (FP&A) software solution alternative to Pigment. Vareto unlocks the magic of having planning, forecasting, and reporting together in one intuitive, easy-to-use, next-gen platform.

Implementation is as fast as four weeks with Vareto's in-house Customer Growth Managers. Changes to metrics and reporting can be made in minutes without needing a third-party consultant. Unlike Pigment, Vareto offers a straightforward, walk-up usable experience for finance and business users alike. Finance users can set up models natively within Vareto and enjoy spreadsheet-like flexibility and the familiarity of Excel formulas and keyboard shortcuts. Streamline collaboration with and gather inputs from business stakeholders using real-time comments, @mentions, and annotations directly in Vareto. As your organization grows, Vareto is built to scale with you — Vareto can support more than 50 departments and 100 finance and business users concurrently.

Vareto
Pigment

Customer base

Mid-market to enterprise; designed to scale with companies as they grow.

Mid-market to enterprise.

Implementation

Usually four weeks.

Multiple months.

Onboarding and ease of setup

Personalized setup and custom onboarding with in-house, dedicated Customer Growth Manager (with hands-on FP&A experience) as thought partner.

Steep learning curve and significant time
investment due to the need to learn a new language (formulas, aggregation rules, etc.) that does not follow familiar Excel customs.

Native integrations

50+ native ERP, HRIS, CRM, and other business system integrations (e.g., NetSuite, Salesforce, ADP) with in-house support.

28 ERP, HRIS, CRM and other integrations.

Ease of use

Walk-up usability for finance and business users alike. Finance users can set up models natively within Vareto enjoying spreadsheet-like flexibility and the familiarity of Excel formulas and keyboard shortcuts. No technical skills are necessary for business users to plan, access, or create reports within Vareto.

High flexibility of the tool creates more complexity, making it challenging and time-consuming to navigate.

Collaboration

Designed for streamlined collaboration between finance and business users. Share self-serve dynamic reports and plans with the benefit of granular access permissions (by report or tab) to control who sees what. Gather inputs from and collaborate in real time with comments, @mentions, and annotations directly in Vareto.

User access permissions can be complicated to set up. Pigment is built primarily for finance users. Pigment’s complexity discourages business users from accessing more than the most basic functions (i.e., viewing a page).

Reporting setup

Easily build and customize beautiful reports and dashboards without the need to write any code. Once set up, Vareto pulls in the latest data from your ERP, HRIS, CRM, and other systems to automatically keep reports up-to-date.

Though offering a wide range of graphical representations and other reporting tools, setup can be challenging, slow, and vulnerable to over customization (e.g., versioning issues, redundancies).

Customization

High customization, with the ability to set custom metrics and a robust ability to manage own general ledger mapping.

Highly customizable almost to a fault.

Disclaimer: The comparison information on this page is based on publicly available information reviewed as of November 1, 2022. Please contact marketing@vareto.com for any suggested corrections.

Vareto
Pigment

Customer base

Mid-market to enterprise; designed to scale with companies as they grow.

Mid-market to enterprise.

Implementation

Usually four weeks.

Multiple months.

Onboarding and ease of setup

Personalized setup and custom onboarding with in-house, dedicated Customer Growth Manager (with hands-on FP&A experience) as thought partner.

Steep learning curve and significant time investment due to the need to learn a new language (formulas, aggregation rules, etc.) that does not follow familiar Excel customs.

Native integrations

50+ native ERP, HRIS, CRM, and other business system integrations (e.g., NetSuite, Salesforce, ADP) with in-house support.

28 ERP, HRIS, CRM and other integrations.

Ease of use

Walk-up usability for finance and business users alike. Finance users can set up models natively within Vareto enjoying spreadsheet-like flexibility and the familiarity of Excel formulas and keyboard shortcuts. No technical skills are necessary for business users to plan, access, or create reports within Vareto.

High flexibility of the tool creates more complexity, making it challenging and time-consuming to navigate.

Collaboration

Designed for streamlined collaboration between finance and business users. Share self-serve dynamic reports and plans with the benefit of granular access permissions (by report or tab) to control who sees what. Gather inputs from and collaborate in real time with comments, @mentions, and annotations directly in Vareto. 

User access permissions can be complicated to set up. Pigment is built primarily for finance users. Pigment’s complexity discourages business users from accessing more than the most basic functions (i.e., viewing a page).

Reporting setup

Easily build and customize beautiful reports and dashboards without the need to write any code. Once set up, Vareto pulls in the latest data from your ERP, HRIS, CRM, and other systems to automatically keep reports up-to-date.

Though offering a wide range of graphical representations and other reporting tools, setup can be challenging, slow, and vulnerable to over customization (e.g., versioning issues, redundancies).

Customization

High customization, with the ability to set custom metrics and a robust ability to manage own general ledger mapping.

Highly customizable almost to a fault.

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“With Vareto, Customer Success was organized, listened to us, and implemented the feedback we gave. We didn’t just choose a product — we chose a partner who does whatever it takes to ensure we are successful.”

Guy Zeltser

VP of Finance

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“With Vareto, we found a product that would be able to serve our needs as we grew while getting white glove service with the Customer Growth team.”

Ben Huang

Senior Manager of Corporate Finance

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Streamline planning and forecasting.

Gather inputs from and collaborate with business stakeholders directly in Vareto, with the benefit of granular access permissions to control who sees what.

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Eliminate repetitive, manual tasks.

Share budgets versus actual variance analysis reports that automatically update with your organization’s operational data from your ERP, HRIS, CRM, and more, so you can focus your time on driving business results.

Create and customize reports the way you want

Easily build any report you want in Vareto without SQL or code. It takes minutes to configure and update custom metrics and visualizations on your own, without the need for an outside consultant.

A screenshot showing the ability to create customized reports in Vareto, the strategic FP&A platform

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