Acumatica vs. Workday Adaptive Planning

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acumatica
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Acumatica delivers a set of cloud-based business software applications with dashboards, reporting tools, integrated document management, centralized security, and customization tools.
$1,000
per year
Workday Adaptive Planning
Score 7.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Workday Adaptive Planning(formerly Adaptive Insights) is a financial planning and reporting tool. It includes automated budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, and other active planning capabilities, including integrations with third-party products like Salesforce.N/A
Pricing
AcumaticaWorkday Adaptive Planning
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaWorkday Adaptive Planning
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsPricing is always consumption-based with no five-year lock-ins or termination penalties. The Acumatica ERP pricing structure allows adding casual users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. The cost is based on the features and resources utilized, not on the number of users who access the system. An Acumatica partner works with users to understand specific requirements, determine the proper resources and modules for the company, and presents a price for the license.
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AcumaticaWorkday Adaptive Planning
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Features
AcumaticaWorkday Adaptive Planning
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
58 Ratings
16% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Pay calculation7.850 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.135 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.747 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
164 Ratings
14% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
API for custom integration8.5152 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins8.3148 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
203 Ratings
5% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability8.8164 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.4200 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
209 Ratings
17% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.5197 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.0206 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.4201 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
432 Ratings
14% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Accounts payable8.7421 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.6329 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.1115 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.5166 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.7315 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.5191 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.6206 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
262 Ratings
8% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking8.3258 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.6109 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management8.6141 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
270 Ratings
12% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Pricing8.2236 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry8.7242 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing8.5165 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.2226 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.0108 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
301 Ratings
17% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.6171 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.6278 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.7124 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.7128 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close8.7182 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.9
4 Ratings
26% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting9.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.1
90 Ratings
17% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling8.183 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers8.480 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality8.168 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools8.044 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
32 Ratings
8% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management8.632 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.7
170 Ratings
10% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.448 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring8.731 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated8.1140 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management8.173 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
49 Ratings
29% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Risk Repository8.637 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management8.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.738 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection8.740 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.633 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
69 Ratings
24% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization7.250 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management7.947 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.339 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.255 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
77 Ratings
16% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Production Process Design7.963 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.170 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management8.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution8.556 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.967 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
89 Ratings
14% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Forecasting7.577 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.882 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring7.873 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
50 Ratings
18% above category average
Workday Adaptive Planning
-
Ratings
Proposal Management8.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.348 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
-
Ratings
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.3
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
-
Ratings
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
-
Ratings
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
-
Ratings
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.7
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
-
Ratings
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
-
Ratings
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.5
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
-
Ratings
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.7
174 Ratings
5% above category average
Long-term financial planning00 Ratings8.5160 Ratings
Financial budgeting00 Ratings9.0171 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings8.7166 Ratings
Scenario modeling00 Ratings8.9157 Ratings
Management reporting00 Ratings8.3171 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
-
Ratings
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.6
140 Ratings
5% below category average
Financial data consolidation00 Ratings7.8105 Ratings
Journal entries and reports00 Ratings7.867 Ratings
Multi-currency management00 Ratings6.680 Ratings
Intercompany Eliminations00 Ratings7.659 Ratings
Minority Ownership00 Ratings7.935 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting00 Ratings8.593 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails00 Ratings6.9116 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
-
Ratings
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.5
162 Ratings
4% above category average
Financial Statement Reporting00 Ratings8.6143 Ratings
Management Reporting00 Ratings8.5157 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting00 Ratings8.0156 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting00 Ratings8.6135 Ratings
XBRL support for regulatory filing00 Ratings8.725 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
-
Ratings
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.7
132 Ratings
4% below category average
Personalized dashboards00 Ratings7.1114 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards00 Ratings7.394 Ratings
KPIs00 Ratings8.1107 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis00 Ratings7.5111 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting00 Ratings7.995 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data00 Ratings8.366 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
-
Ratings
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.3
152 Ratings
0% above category average
Flat file integration00 Ratings8.8118 Ratings
Excel data integration00 Ratings8.1146 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources00 Ratings8.1112 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcumaticaWorkday Adaptive Planning
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(479 ratings)
9.0
(203 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(26 ratings)
7.7
(43 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(19 ratings)
9.0
(109 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
7.3
(11 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(14 ratings)
8.1
(33 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.6
(2 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.3
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.8
(8 ratings)
9.4
(27 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
8.2
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
6.4
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcumaticaWorkday Adaptive Planning
Likelihood to Recommend
Acumatica
I'm so new to it. I mean it has a lot of capabilities. So I'm used to working with Infor products, so I'm used to large ERP systems and I haven't seen anything that makes me question Acumatica. It seems like I can customize anything and have the system to do what I need. So I mean that's one advantage point why we selected Acumatica is because it can be tailored to our business and to what we need and the way we want to do it
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Workday
Adaptive is much more versatile than most planning software, and in most ways better than Excel for planning and analytics. It is great and bringing together data from multiple sources, especially if on the Workday platform, and really allows your team to collaborate in real time without any issues unlike trying to work in Excel workbooks at the same time or needing an adminstrator to enter data for you. Power users can even update models and reports themselves and share with others. The flexibility of designing your own models is also great in allowing you to plan however granular you need and have different methods of planning for different business units but bring it all together consolidated.The reporting is the least useful feature. Yes, OfficeConnect gives you all the power of Excel and PowerPoint and is great if you can utilize it, but for now it only works on Windows when many businesses have shifted to Apple or Google platforms. Also, OfficeConnect is not fast or easy to use, like the web reports and web dashboards, which are great for quick ad-hoc reports but not great for presentation-level reports. This creates a huge disconnect in the quickness of analytics, if you want to run and show in depth analytics you'll need OfficeConnect due to the limited functionality and limited formula capabilites of Adaptive web reports which requires someone to build and maintain and refresh the OfficeConnect reports which is slow and not easily shared with other users.Also the planning functionality of the 3 sheet types have not been updated in years. Some new features or sheet types would be greatly appreciated.
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Pros
Acumatica
  • Streamlines our processes and simplifies our systems. Previously, we had to manage two software systems to handle an order and get it out the door with proper shipping documentation. Now, we were able to deploy the shipping document creation inline with the sales order process and streamline our process. This allows us to save about $3K a year just on time savings alone (in creating shipping documentation). This was a nice win for us for this project.
  • Financial Reporting is simplified and flexible for our needs. We are estimating a time savings of around $14.5K per year in time spent creating reports through manual manipulation. The reporting capabilities are much more flexible and allow for greater visibility than our previous ERP.
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Workday
  • It helps create dynamic plans for finances, operations and various functional units in an organization all under one platform
  • It helps in scenario modeling to help analyze various business events and report by any number of business dimensions including channel, customer or product
  • It can be integrated with any system including ERP, BI or CRM
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Cons
Acumatica
  • Manufacturing suite. You have all the time. So for the Manufacturing edition, you're able to have negative issues that are unlimited and are not balanced into a job that needs to be improved. The mobile app itself for warehouse picking and management sets the default item to one. This is not how most warehouses that I've ever worked at operate. Bomb hierarchy and respectful of child elements. These are nitty gritty elements, but these are kind of down-and-dirty items that need to improve. But overall it's pretty good.
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Workday
  • Variable Time Roll-ups. Different entities within our company look at "years" differently, but we're only able to specify one global time roll-up for aggregating data quickly, which can lead to some confusion.
  • Administrative UI. Management of Access Rules and ordering sheets from an administrative point of view can be a bit tedious and have received less attention than other features recently.
  • List Sheet Reporting. Any sheet that is a variable list of things (like People, Capital Projects, Marketing Programs) is somewhat constrained in how it can be reported on. Adaptive provides two kinds of reports but both leave something to be desired when reporting on this kind of data.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acumatica
We aren’t going to switch at this point! It’s a great system and we are looking forward to realizing the full potential of the system once we can find a VAR who has a bench that can support us.
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Workday
For one we're in way too deep to not move forward with Adaptive. We're integrated with Workday, we do a ton of reporting with Adaptive, and it's working very well for planning and forecasting. No reason to look back or change course.
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Usability
Acumatica
Most "things" are intuitive which makes the software nice. A few other "things" make no sense and come from a programmers mind, not a users experience.
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Workday
Workday Adaptive Planning has detailed online help with both articles and videos that are comprehensive. It has a lot of similarities to Excel, which most finance people are already familiar with, plus the user interface is intuitive and easy to pick up. The online support team is quick to respond and very knowledgeable.
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Reliability and Availability
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Workday
There haven't been any lately. The only one issue I can think of is when there was an update in Adaptive that altered our reports. Before I realized there was an issue, Adaptive reached out to let me know, so that it could be fixed.
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Performance
Acumatica
there have been some performance issues
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Workday
All aspects of Adaptive Insights perform well. One area that I wish was quicker was integration. When importing data from Intacct our accounting ERP platform, it can sometimes take 4 hours for the import to process. The earlier imports are done, the quicker they complete. My estimate for a quick upload is about two hours.
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Support Rating
Acumatica
We used Acumatica Support directly for the first year or so. Overall it's pretty good, but sometimes the support staff wasn't educated on the customizations we had, nor was I as the Customer as I couldn't remember which things were customized and which things were out of the box, so when there was an error, there were some misunderstandings.
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Workday
Whenever we have had any questions, issues, or concerns, the support has been quick and thorough. [This] allow[s] us to be able to fully resolve any issues, or be connected with the right group quickly to attain the result we were after; be it from simple formatting to adding new detailed reporting.
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In-Person Training
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Workday
This was extremely helpful so that they could walk you through the model and teach you more about the complexity of various areas. It is most helpful when it is specific to your organization's model. The larger in-person trainings were helpful but they tended to be more generic and entry level. The trainings that are more tailored to your specific needs are the most helpful.
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Online Training
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Workday
They often times tended to be way too generic or entry level. They would also become sales pitches to upgrade or get new Adaptive Planning products. The questions in the training would be very niche and specific to other organizations. They were rarely helpful to the group at large.
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Implementation Rating
Acumatica
I'd say the partner selection is critically important. I think the software is very easy to implement. It's very customizable to your business. Finding a partner that will work with you to understand your business and your needs is the critical piece to make sure that the system goes along with it.
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Workday
Trust the expertise of very strong 3rd party implementers. Having deployed Adaptive at a separate company before, I thought I knew it all (hubris, I know). Fortunately, I began to (very quickly) trust the judgment of our Carlson implementation team, and they provided invaluable insights and best-in-class processes that have benefitted me and my team greatly.
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Alternatives Considered
Acumatica
Well, we decided to go with Acumatica and I believe it was a really good decision. The VAR was a big part of that as well because of their insights and knowledge, but I just felt Acumatica was the right fit for us in size and it had the capabilities we needed, but it also wasn't overkill.
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Workday
Workday became our choice because it is fully web-based and easily integrates with other systems. The learning curve for Workday was shorter than that of Dynamics. The reporting tools in Workday are more user-friendly than that of Dynamics. However Workday did not have Check Printing tools which are available in Dynamics. The organization started a project to digitize all financial transactions so it was not a priority feature. When it comes to scaling up the functionalities of Workday it was much easier than Dynamics.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Workday
Good read only seat access
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Scalability
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Workday
We went from 2 users to 70+ users over a 2 year period of time. The application scaled wonderfully. 65 of those users were non-finance users so they were able to quickly learn the software and prepare budgets quickly and efficiently. That is the power of Adaptive and its ability to scale
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Professional Services
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Workday
This is now available in house at Workday which is convenient.
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Return on Investment
Acumatica
  • Definitely positive because we're able to give data to the end users much quicker. Were they able to make more accurate and timely financial decisions and kind of know where they're at, and how much money do I have left to spend for the month? Things like that. And our CFO is able to utilize the data more quickly.
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Workday
  • Adaptive Insights has had a positive impact on organizational expansion. With our break-even analysis we have created, what would once take place in a notebook or Excel, we have created templates and can run a conservative estimate on revenue and costs quite quickly. We have cut back on research and time on expansion by months this way, to mere hours.
  • One negative impact is the costs with implementing connections between our other ERP systems with Adaptive Insights. Currently, we would like to have near real-time data, but cannot due to the costs. Currently, I am tasked with uploading from multiple systems and this can be time consuming, especially during a close.
  • Overall, positively we have had an excellent experience. The ease of the functionality and the easy learning curve have enabled everyone on my team to have an enjoyable experience.
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ScreenShots

Acumatica Screenshots

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Workday Adaptive Planning Screenshots

Screenshot of Adaptive Planning balance sheets.Screenshot of Adaptive Discovery visuals.Screenshot of Adaptive Planning expense variance analysis report.Screenshot of Adaptive Discovery visuals with drill-down capabilities.Screenshot of Adaptive Planning in-sheet visualizations (waterfall chart)Screenshot of Sparklines are used to visualize trends and make adjustments visually