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Brixx vs Futrli – A Financial Prediction, Forecasting And Reporting Showdown

When looking for a platform to help you predict your business’s future, financial prediction, forecasting and reporting tools like Futrli and Brixx should be front of mind. There are a number of excellent financial prediction software options out there for you to choose from but the more options you have, the more difficult it can be to make a choice. 

At Brixx, we enjoy a bit of healthy competition and have taken on the task of researching the leading financial prediction, forecasting, modelling and reporting tools available and comparing them to what we have to offer. 

In this post, we take a closer look at Futrli – prediction, forecasting and reporting software. According to their website, Futrli easily helps guide you to make better, money-making business decisions. 

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

In this post, I’ll be covering:

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

We’ve also written comparative blog posts when it comes to a few of our other biggest competitors. If you haven’t yet, be sure to take a look at the following articles:

If you’re looking to test out our software, you can easily 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

We’ll begin our comparison of Futrli and Brixx by looking at their key features. While we have more insight into the functionality of our own software, we’ve decided to play fair and compare only the features as listed on the Futrli and Brixx websites. Each financial prediction, forecasting and reporting platform speaks more about their features on their website, where you can dive into some more details but for the purpose of this comparison we’ll stick to a quick overview.

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Futrli

  • Predicted cash flow
  • Predicted sales
  • Predicted profit
  • Predicted spend
  • Google Sheets Hotlinks
  • The Predict assistant
  • Fast scenarios
  • Dashboards
  • Board packs
  • Budgeting
  • KPI alerts
  • Scenario modelling
  • Consolidation
  • Accounting portfolio analysis

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

One of Brixx’s most popular features is it’s teamwork, sharing and collaboration options.  Paul Denning, Yamaha’s World Superbike – Team Principal, shares how the team places importance on teamwork and collaboration to complete their goals.

When looking at the financial prediction, forecasting and reporting capabilities of each of these platforms, one of the standout features of Brixx is the ability to run cash flow projections up to 10 years into the future. Depending on what your main reason is behind your choice of platform, forecast length should be something to be taken into consideration based on your company’s needs. 

We know that businesses are often on the fence, debating whether to use a more traditional financial forecasting method like Excel or Google Sheets versus a specialized financial forecasting software like Brixx or a business plan and performance tracking tool like LivePlan. 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

Integration and automation is everything in today’s digital world and having seamless integration options puts business prediction and forecasting tools like Futrli and Brixx far above those without.

Futrli

Brixx

Each Futrli and the Brixx tool offer add-on options for the Xero accounting system. Boasting a seamless Xero setup and integration, each of these tools aid in the prediction, forecasting and reporting of business financials. Not sure how to use Xero with a tool like Brixx? No problem, we go over this integration in the video below.

 

The Futrli prediction and forecasting tool currently has an additional integration available versus Brixx but 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 financial forecasting platform for startups, businesses and accountants alike once this integration is released. 

Don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated on our Quickbooks accounting integration – keep your eyes on the Brixx Blog or join our newsletter by visiting the Brixx website


Comparing pricing structures

When it comes down to it, everything in business is based on figures. Selecting the right financial prediction, forecasting and reporting tool will largely depend on your budget and what you’d be getting for your money. 

We’ve taken a look at the various packages offered by the Futrli platform and Brixx to help give you an overview of pricing structures. For convenience, all pricing structures are reflective of annual billing amounts, with the monthly payment structures available on each of the Futrli and Brixx websites. We’ve also compared their packages for accountants below.

Futrli For Businesses

Futrli Predict – $315 (approximately £225) per year, billed annually

  • Predicted cash flow
  • Predicted sales
  • Predicted profit
  • Predicted spend
  • Prediction assistant
  • Google Sheets hot links
  • Secure funding
  • 3 years of predictions
  • Plan scenarios

Futrli Advisor – $599.88 (approximately £430) per year, billed monthly

  • Auto-syncing
  • KPI Alerts
  • Live dashboards
  • Printed reports and templates
  • 3-way manual forecasting
  • Unlimited users

Futrli Portfolio – $10 (approximately £7) per client assessed

  • Requires a minimum of 25 data connections per Portfolio assessment

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

We haven’t found anywhere on the Futrli site that mentions a free trial. However, Brixx does offer a 7 day free trial which you can take advantage of right now.

Both the Futrli prediction, forecasting and reporting platform and Brixx offer special packages for accountants, bookkeepers and business coaches alike with preferred pricing structures and additional features. 

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Futrli For Accountants

Futrli Predict

$240 (approximately £170) per year, billed monthly per data connection

  • Predicted cash flow
  • Predicted sales
  • Predicted profit
  • Predicted spend
  • Prediction assistant
  • Google Sheets hot links
  • Secure funding
  • 3 years of predictions
  • Plan scenarios

Futrli Advisor (DIY)

$1 788 (approximately £1 280) per year, billed monthly

  • 5 Connections per month
  • Unlimited Users
  • Full Advisor functionality
  • Online support

Futrli Advisor (Unlimited)

POA per office, billed monthly (of with a 25% discount with annual billing)

  • Unlimited Users
  • Full Advisor functionality
  • Online support
  • Monthly Account Support
  • Free CPD certification

Futrli Advisor (Limited)

$2 925 (approximately £9 310) per year, billed annually

  • 20 Connections per month
  • Unlimited Users
  • Full Advisor functionality
  • Online support
  • Quarterly Account Support
  • Free CPD certification


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

When comparing these two heavyweights, it seems clear that Brixx is an affordable option in comparison to Furli. However, this greatly depends on what kind of financial prediction and forecasting tool your business or practice is looking for in relation to possible spend.

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

 


Final Thoughts

You may have noticed that here at Brixx, we welcome the challenge of showcasing how our financial modelling and business planning software can benefit your startup, business or accounting practice. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed putting ourselves up against one of our biggest competitors, Futrli prediction, forecasting and reporting software. In terms of getting more bang for your buck, Brixx certainly seems like the logical choice when it comes to financial forecasting and business scenario planning and with the Quickbooks accounting integration in the works, who knows where the future will lead! 

Enjoyed our comparison of the Futrli prediction and forecasting platform? If you haven’t already, take a look at the following posts to see how Brixx stacks up against our toughest competitors:

Remember to visit the Brixx Blog for more heavyweight showdowns between Brixx and leading cash flow management; financial forecasting; and scenario modelling tools like Poindexter which we’ll be releasing over the upcoming weeks. You can also 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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