- August 26, 2008
SWOT Controlling is a professional controlling solution geared towards SME’s. I am using it since years and despite some stability issues it is awesome value for money. What is most striking is the speed in which the system is up and ready to run. SWOT boasts a huge collection of interfaces to probably all accounting solutions ranging from small merely unknown providers to SAP and Oracle. They’ve managed to access the accounting system, import the past two years and set it all up for the reporting within 2 days.
What also sets it apart is the included business logic. If you change the revenue plan, it automatically calculates the effects in the balance sheet and cash-flow statement. I have seen several much more expensive OLAP based tools where this kind of business logic had to be implemented first.
Meanwhile I have tweaked the system towards our needs and SWOT specifically support this. There is an own report designer which let’s you change existing or develop new ones.
Of course there are limitations when comparing this to other solutions (such as the inabilitiy of the permission system to combine data from different cost centers) but in terms of value for money this solution is one of the best I came across yet. They offer a free trial period so why not check it out –