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Adaptive Insights

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Adaptive Insights

I am unable to rate Adaptive Insights higher than 7 out of 10 because I have not fully explored the functionality. Based on what I know and what I have seen, I would definitely recommend Adaptive Insights. I would love if more people at my company used it, so then we could share content with each other. There is a lot of content for one person to explore.
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Business Objects SRC

The system is not always intuitive to a new user. However with some upfront training it is easy to catch on. A lot of the management is left in the hands of the users, in our company that would be finance. To us that is a great benefit, however, that may not work in all situations.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
9.3
Business Objects SRC
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Business Objects SRC
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Business Objects SRC
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Business Objects SRC

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Business Objects SRC
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Business Objects SRC
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights
7.7
Business Objects SRC
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Business Objects SRC
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights
9.0
Business Objects SRC
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Business Objects SRC
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Business Objects SRC
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Business Objects SRC

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights
8.5
Business Objects SRC
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Business Objects SRC

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Business Objects SRC
7.8
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Business Objects SRC
7.0
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Business Objects SRC
8.0
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.2
Business Objects SRC
6.0
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Business Objects SRC
9.0

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights
7.5
Business Objects SRC
7.7
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights
7.9
Business Objects SRC
6.0
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights
5.6
Business Objects SRC
6.0
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.6
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Business Objects SRC
8.0
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.1
Business Objects SRC
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Business Objects SRC
8.0

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.3
Business Objects SRC
8.6
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.4
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Business Objects SRC
8.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Business Objects SRC
8.0

Analytics

Adaptive Insights
7.6
Business Objects SRC
6.8
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Business Objects SRC
6.0
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights
6.8
Business Objects SRC
8.0
KPIs
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC
8.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC
8.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Business Objects SRC
8.0
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Business Objects SRC
3.0

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Business Objects SRC
9.0

Pros

  • Very customizable. You can set up your financial model any way you'd like based on what works best for your company. Set up is also easy to get a handle on. We had hands-on training for 3 days and were able to start building out our models on our own with minimal help afterward.
  • Reports and dashboards are extremely easy to use and build on your own. Recent updates to the dashboard/discovery pack allow users to easily drag and drop items to build interactive dashboards that execs find easy to understand.
  • Extremely easy to maintain the model. Once you have set up your model, its very easy to manage on an ongoing basis, leaving more time for analysis rather than administrative work.
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  • Dynamic reporting and consolidation of information from disconnected sources
  • Adaptability to needs of shifting business initiatives
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Cons

  • The Adaptive Planning portion of the suite is very mature and has few short-comings. The biggest improvement I can think of is the ability for formulas to cross versions.
  • The Adaptive Discovery (dashboard) portion of the suite is much less mature. There are many chart types not available that are in Excel. For example, I would like to have an X-Y scatter chart to use. Also, some of the dial (chart) types have very little formatting options (like pie charts).
  • While the object of the web-based product is to eliminate paper printing, there are times when it is necessary to print financial statements. It would be nice to print directly to pdf with the ability to format the reports.
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  • SRC had a delay in information until the month's operations officially closed and the data was fed into the system. Other products that I have used allow you to see activity throughout the month. Knowing that it isn’t final, you can still get a sense of how revenues/expenses are stacking up for the month, etc. In addition, other operational metrics, like Average Daily Census, Admissions, etc. should be able to be tracked daily, rather than having to wait until the month is over.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights8.6
Based on 32 answers
Compared to other products in the budgeting/planning software industry, Adaptive is the easiest to use with the most robust features, and as a SaaS and cloud-based offering, new features are added with each upgrade.
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Business Objects SRC7.8
Based on 2 answers
I am no longer with the organization that used this product, and do not have a function in my new organization to make a decision to use this software.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
The user interface is familiar to all Excel users and data entry and formula creation is very easy. Minimal training required for new users.
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Business Objects SRC9.0
Based on 1 answer
I could train users to use the Business Warehouse within an hour or two. Also very easy to create reports and send web links to view the report. Exporting to Excel/Word/etc. was very simple and had good formatting.
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Reliability and Availability

Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 9 answers
Cloud-based allows for access anywhere. Very little downtime.
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Business Objects SRC9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 4 answers
Product performs well when making and saving changes and navigating between pages within the application
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Business Objects SRC7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very long reports in SRC would take a long time to run (several minutes). However, shorter reports could be run quickly.
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Support

Adaptive Insights6.8
Based on 11 answers
Support questions are always answered quickly.
Andrew Rosenberg profile photo
Business Objects SRC5.0
Based on 1 answer
I did not use customer support.
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In-Person Training

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No answers on this topic
Business Objects SRC6.0
Based on 1 answer
This is more a function of the training I received from the systems experts in my organization, not training from Business Objects/SAP. The training was rushed, without an agenda, and didn’t meet my needs as a user.
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Online Training

Adaptive Insights8.2
Based on 6 answers
Training receives the highest rating due to the availability of Webex training from an expert at Adaptive, with several sessions tailored to specific features including personnel, capital, formulas, reporting, etc
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Implementation

Adaptive Insights8.2
Based on 13 answers
Implementing the software was easy, and utilizing the implementer should be used for best practices and reviewing plan structures, etc.
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No score
No answers yet
Program was already implemented when I joined.
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Breadth of Deployment

It is used throughout the company in different divisions and at our corporate level. When used in a division recently the personnel from different departments directly inputted data and monitored their budget against actual. It is very user friendly and flexible.
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Alternatives Considered

Adaptive Suite gave us what we needed and fit our use case perfectly. We did short list Host Analytics and they were neck and neck with Adaptive and it was a win/win for us and we would have been successful with either tool. My familiarity with Adaptive, the simplicity of self implementation, the product vision,and the turn around time to get the company up and running made gave Adaptive the edge.
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This tool is really the best option when undergoing an IT overhaul in switching to an SAP driven production system. There are many competitors but the overall suite of out-of-the box functionality is hard to pass up.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Adaptive Insights7.5
Based on 17 answers
With workflow I am able to track progress on budget and forecast projects in a timely manner. There is also an organiser to track and assign tasks to users. Security is very flexible.
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Data Integration

Adaptive Insights7.6
Based on 17 answers
We have used Adaptive for years and it works well as we adapt to changing business scenarios. We can make changes and see potential impacts to our business before they occur.
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Scalability

Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 7 answers
Adaptive is the leader and is very progressive with the product improvements that they provide.
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Return on Investment

  • ROI would be measured in time savings across all users including finance administrators. Calculation would be in the triple digits.
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  • Thus far the BI team has been playing catch-up since our SAP implementation, as a good many important customer facing reports were left out of the implementation as a requirement for go-live.
  • The scalability and SAP data conversion are the real value.
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Pricing Details

Adaptive Insights

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  per seat, per installation
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Business Objects SRC

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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