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Brixx vs Fluidly – A Funding, Forecasting, Planning And Invoice-Chasing Showdown

It can be all too easy to overthink your decision to select a funding, forecasting, planning and invoice-chasing software or platform with the number of excellent options available in today’s market. 

If you’ve read our other comparison posts, then you know that here at Brixx, we welcome a bit of healthy competition when it comes to helping you find the right business planning tools for your company’s needs. We’ve taken the time to research the leading forecasting software and planning tools available, comparing them to what we have to offer.  If you haven’t yet, you can catch up below:

Speaking of your company’s needs, we have a number of resources available for general forecasting, cash flow and business planning, etc. on the Brixx Blog, with a number of articles tailored to specific industries such as:

In this post, we take a closer look at Fluidly – a funding, forecasting, planning and invoice-chasing platform. According to their website, Fluidly helps you rethink the way businesses plan and manage their finances, from cash flow to funding.

We compare the key features of both Fluidly and Brixx in the article below.

In this post, I’ll be covering:

  • Comparing key features
  • Comparing available integrations
  • Comparing pricing structures
  • Final thoughts

Remember that you can take Brixx for a test drive with the bike shop demo or sign up for a free 7-day trial to explore our array of features.


Comparing key features

So the first comparison we’ll be doing today is that of the key features of Fluidly versus those of Brixx. As always, we will know a lot more about our own tool’s functionality and capabilities so we’ve decided to play fair and compare only the features as listed on the Fluidly and Brixx websites.

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Fluidly

  • Instant integrations with popular accounting software
  • Actionable data-driven insights
  • Scenario modelling and planning
  • Pre-configured plans for staffing, safeguarding and opportunities
  • Credit control and debtor chasing options
  • Business funding solutions
  • In-app and web support
  • Solutions for businesses as well as accountants and banks

Brixx

  • 10 year Cash flow projections and cash flow tracking
  • Professional reports with automated double entry accounting (P&L and Balance Sheet)
  • Forecast calculators
  • Multiple scenario testing
  • Forecast vs actuals comparison
  • Move any part of the plan on a drag and drop Timeline
  • Create a visual representation of your business
  • Allows for teams, sharing and live collaboration
  • Solutions for startups, businesses and accountants

On a side note, if you’re still debating whether to use a more traditional financial forecasting method like Excel or Google Sheets versus a specialized financial forecasting software like Float or Brixx, take a look at our article “Excel And Google Sheets vs Software For Financial Forecasting” for some tips to help you decide. 

 


Comparing available integrations

Integrations and automations are key when trying to survive in this modern technology era.  Both Fluidly and Brixx have integrations available to help automate your forecasting and scenario planning efforts.

Fluidly

Brixx

Both the Fluidly platform and the Brixx tool offer add-on options for the Xero accounting system. Boasting a seamless Xero setup and integration, each of these financial forecasting and business planning softwares aid in the planning, projection and management of business cash flow. Not sure how to use Xero with a tool like Brixx? No problem, we go over this integration in the video below.

While we must admit that Fluidly currently has an additional integration available versus Brixx, we are excited to announce that we will soon begin work on an integration with Quickbooks. We expect Brixx to quickly become a staple Quickbooks forecasting tool for startups, businesses and accountants alike once this integration is released. 

We’ll keep you updated on our Quickbooks forecasting integration – keep your eyes peeled. 

On a side note, if you’re in the e-commerce space and haven’t yet, be sure to take a look at “5 (Not Obvious) Integrations Every E-commerce Store Needs”, a guest post by Amaka on the Brixx Blog


Comparing pricing structures

No matter whether you’re looking at a menu trying to decide on what to have for dinner or have been spending hours comparing available business planning and forecasting tools, it all comes down to finances and what you’d be getting for the amount you’re planning to pay. 

We’ve taken a look at the various packages offered by the Fluidly Platform and Brixx to help give you an overview of pricing structures. 

For convenience, all pricing structures are reflective of annual total amounts, with the monthly payment structures available on each of the Fluidly and Brixx websites.

Fluidly For Businesses

Starter – £120 + vat per year, billed monthly

  • For understanding short term cash flow
  • 1 user
  • 3 month forecast
  • Available online
  • Save 1 plan
  • Chase overdue invoices
  • VAT return reminder
  • Access to tailored funding
  • In-app support

Standard – £588 + vat per year, billed monthly

  • For longer cash flow management
  • 20 users
  • 12 month forecast
  • Unlimited versions to download
  • Save & download multiple plans
  • Chase & track overdue invoices
  • VAT return reminder
  • Access to tailored funding
  • In-app, phone & email support
  • Select Fluidly webinars & events

Plus – £948 + vat per year, billed monthly

  • For total cash flow management and support
  • Unlimited users
  • 12 month forecast
  • Unlimited versions to download
  • Save & download unlimited plans
  • Chase & track overdue invoices
  • VAT return reminder
  • Access to tailored funding
  • In-app, phone & email support
  • All Fluidly webinars & events
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Fluidly University learning

Brixx For Business

Startup – £99 per year, billed annually

  • 1 member
  • 3 year forecasts
  • 3 plans

Business – £199 per year, billed annually

  • 3 team members
  • 5 year forecasts
  • 10 plans
  • Actuals vs forecast
  • Xero integration

Pro – £299 per year, billed annually

  • 5 team members
  • 10 year forecasts
  • 25 plans
  • Actuals vs forecast
  • Xero integration

Additionally, Fluidly and Brixx offer a free trial, 14 days and 7 days respectively. 

Both the Fluidly platform and Brixx offer Partner or Member Programs for accountants, bookkeepers and business coaches alike with special pricing structures and additional features. Fluidly also offers a program for Banks which you can read more about on their website.

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You can read more about the Brixx Partner Program and its benefits in our article “Financial Forecasting For Accountants – The Brixx Partner Program”

Fluidly For Accountants

The Fluidly Membership Program

*No pricing structure is available for the Fluidly Membership Program on their website, however, they currently offer a free 12 month starter package for UK-based accountants and firms as well as special funding options.

As a member you receive

Cash Flow Features

  • Forecasting
  • Scenario Planning
  • Pre-qualified funding options
  • Intelligent Cash newsletter
  • In-app support

Power Features

  • Fluidly Standard for your practice
  • Unlimited clients free of charge on Fluidly Starter
  • Portfolio view
  • Client insights
  • In-app, phone and email support

Professional Services

  • Partner consultant
  • Tailored rollout plan
  • Dedicated brokering specialist
  • Marketing collateral
  • Certified training
  • Referral payment

Brixx For Accountants

The Brixx Partner Program

£599 year, billed annually 

  • 3 Pro licences
  • Add Pro licences at £149.50/year
  • Exclusive Partner benefits

As a partner you receive

Professional Licences

  • 5 person team per licence
  • 25 plans per licence
  • 1-10 year financial models
  • All Brixx features

Client Management

  • Assign licences to your clients
  • Manage licences and permissions
  • Navigate easily between clients

Exclusive Partner Pricing

  • 3x Pro licences included
  • Add more licences at an exclusive Partner Price of £149.50/year

While we can’t comment on the difference in Partner/Member Program pricing, when it comes to overall package pricing, Brixx is one of the most affordable options out there if you’re looking for a specialised financial forecasting, cash flow management and scenario planning tool.

 


Final Thoughts

Here at Brixx, we welcome the challenge of showcasing how our software can benefit startups, businesses and accountants or business managers alike. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you by comparing ourselves against some of our toughest competitors and in terms of getting more bang for your buck, Brixx certainly seems like the logical choice when it comes to financial forecasting and scenario planning. With the Quickbooks accounting software integration in the works, we’re excited about our future, and how it can benefit your business even more, how about you?

Enjoyed our comparison of the Fluidly funding, forecasting, planning and invoice-chasing platform? Visit the Brixx Blog for more heavyweight showdowns between Brixx and leading cash flow management; financial forecasting; and scenario modelling tools. We’ve already released a few posts you may be interested in:

 

Remember to take advantage of our free 7-day trial or take Brixx for a test drive with the bike shop demo

If you’re interested in learning more about the Brixx Partner Program for accountants; bookkeepers; business coaches; or anyone looking to manage multiple clients in tandem – read our “Financial Forecasting For Accountants – The Brixx Partner Program” blog post.

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