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Why choose Drivetrain vs. Abacum?

Fast-growing businesses trust Drivetrain for its robust integrations, faster implementation, and flexible multi-dimensional modeling in a platform that is easy to use and secure.

Powerful yet simple, and always secure

Say goodbye to manual data gathering and consolidation, cumbersome modeling, and long implementation cycles. Building multi-dimensional models and customized reports is easy and quick on Drivetrain.

“Drivetrain has very flexible forecasting models that allowed us to build our entire forecast – top-line, expenses, balance sheet and cash flow – to get them all interconnected with each other and our other systems.”

Drivetrain customer - Andrew De Fanti, FP&A Manager at Quantum Metric
Andrew De Fanti
FP&A Manager at Quantum Metric

“Drivetrain automated data consolidation from NetSuite, Salesforce and Google Sheets. All finance reports (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow statement, headcount, ARR, pipeline) for actuals and plan are always up to date. Nice friendly interface to easily create reports and models.”

Drivetrain customer -Juan Sebastian, FP&A Director, Billwerk
Juan Sebastian
FP&A Director at Billwerk+

“Drivetrain can accommodate different scenarios, build outs, and integrations, which is beneficial, especially when dealing with various systems. Other companies seem to have more of a canned offering of functionalities and capabilities.”

Kristen Hefferon
Controller at Quartzy

Drivetrain vs. Abacum

Product focus
Modeling + reporting
Native integrations
Ease of use
Fast start & extremely easy with plain English formulas
Steep learning curve with SQL-like custom formulas
Daily/weekly reporting capabilities
Not available
Role-based access control
Granular and flexible
Very basic and rigid
Data security and compliance
Extremely high (ISO 27001 certified, GDPR and SOC 2 Type II compliant)
Low(Only SOC 2 Type II compliant)
Time to go live
< 1 month
3-4 months
Category Leader

Ranked #1 by G2 for planning and reporting

Drivetrain's G2 Leaders Badge and G2 rating of 4.9 on 5.

Drivetrain has been rated #1 for reporting and planning (mid-market) three times in a row by G2!

With an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5, we are the highest rated FP&A tool across three categories - Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting, and Corporate Performance Management.

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Drivetrain's G2 Leaders Badge and G2 rating of 4.9 on 5.
Drivetrain integrations
Robust Integrations

Connect all your business and finance systems to Drivetrain seamlessly

Drivetrain integrations

Drivetrain offers 200+ out-of-the-box connectors and a flexible approach to integrations that can combine data from any system to make it useful and accessible in real-time.

Bring all your KPIs effortlessly from any system into the platform to build a single source of truth for all your financial and operational data that all your stakeholders can trust.

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Easy to Use Modeling

Start building powerful multi-dimensional models quickly

ARR forecast model on Drivetrain built using plain-English formilas

On Drivetrain, you can write formulas in plain English using your existing knowledge of Excel, making it fast and easy to build your own models that are understandable by all stakeholders. This is why Drivetrain is rated #1 for user adoption with the highest user adoption score of 92% by G2.

In contrast, Abacum has a highly technical interface and uses custom formulas that are a mix of SQL, programming code, and non-DAX Excel function syntax. This can be intimidating to first time users and leads to long learning curves.

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ARR forecast model on Drivetrain built using plain-English formilas

Rest easy with enterprise grade protection

Drivetrain ensures that all your critical and sensitive financial data is protected at all times. Our platform is SOC 2 Type II compliant, GDPR compliant, and ISO 27001 certified.

Drivetrain also offers fine-grained, role-based access (RBAC), allowing you to restrict access at a dimensional level. This ensures confidential information such as salaries is only visible to the right people.

A comprehensive, ongoing audit and impact log is built into the platform, allowing you to consistently monitor for any changes to your key metrics.

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