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Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings

Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Business Objects SRC

76 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adaptive Insights

Adaptive Insights is well suited for many business sizes, including small companies to companies with billions of dollars in revenue. Its flexibility with customization and the various options is very attractive.
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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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.7
Business Objects SRC
7.8
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Business Objects SRC
7.0
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Business Objects SRC
8.0
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Business Objects SRC
6.0
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.2
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
5.5
Business Objects SRC
6.0
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.7
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Business Objects SRC
8.0
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Business Objects SRC
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.6
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
8.5
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
6.9
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
8.1
Business Objects SRC
8.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
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
8.4
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Business Objects SRC
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Business Objects SRC
9.0

Pros

  • Adaptive allows for more detailed budgeting.
  • Adaptive allows managers to have more control over and take ownership of their budgets.
  • Adaptive integrates fairly easily to most ERP and CRM systems.
  • Through integration and the use of Office Connect, monthly and ad hoc reporting is quick and almost painless.
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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

  • When we purchased the software, there was no template model for SaaS companies. Given Adaptive itself is a SaaS company, we had hoped that we would receive a template that would have saved us some time upfront in building our models. And we probably would have to build some out differently. But I understand this may be an option for new customers.
  • Some basic functionality like YTD calculations are not built into the formula functionality. You have to manually build this into the formula yourself. But it is an easy fix. It just would be nice to have that, as most companies would be interested in a YTD calc.
  • Being able to format reports/dashboards a bit better with +/- variance differentiators
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  • QA environments are understandably slow, but BOBJ's borders on driving me crazy
  • Users must be highly trained to maximize the tool's capabilities.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights8.5
Based on 32 answers
We just recently renewed our contract and I wouldn't hesitate to renew again. First, Adaptive as a company has a great customer-first attitude and they're great to work with. Their customer service team is fantastic. Second, they are constantly trying to improve the product and make it better, but not losing sight of what we really need. Also, the longer you use the product the more it is filled with priceless data all in one spot with instant access to report on and dig into.
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Business Objects SRC7.8
Based on 2 answers
It is already an integral part of our company's reporting and will be leveraged to create new growth sectors in the industry. I see it as a valuable tool for creating new services for our customers to increase billing and strengthen ROI.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
Adaptive is very easy to use, if you understand Excel you can use Adaptive
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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
We have not experienced issues when we are accessing the system.
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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 requests are always handled promptly and resolved favourably.Many user support requests arise during initial deployment and use and often represent questions relating to best methods or how to approach their particular situation, which we gladly assist with as we provide the appropriate skills transfer training and assistance.As clients become more knowledgeable in working with the product suite then they tend not to ask many questions.
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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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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
In our experience the Adaptive Suite is quick and easy to deploy. Most implementations are facilitated in just a few weeks but may range depending on organisation complexity from say 2 to 12 weeks with only the very largest and most complex taking a little longer. When key stakeholders are properly engaged and the opportunities for skills transfer are exercised, we find that implementations proceed well and are delivered on time and to project budget
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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

I do not have comparisons for this product, other than the budgeting section with Intacct. That system however, is not designed as an FP&A tool, so it is only a bare bones budgeting tool, that would work for smaller organizations, but would not be a manageable solution for the way our group budgets.
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Business Objects SRC is more flexible than other products and that is especially important in a company where each division is completely different in how they operate, their KPIs, and their operating functions. It allows finance to decide what information is important at that time and does not take months of IT resources to meet management's immediate informational needs. Reporting and budgeting is easily updated when there is an addition or a deletion of a line of business. Finance is allowed to dice the information in any way to satisfy the current needs of the business.
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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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No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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No answers yet
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Return on Investment

  • Adaptive has definitely cut the length of our budget process/season. What used to take us 5-6 months is now down to 3 and during that time the process is much simpler and less frustrating.
  • Financially the product is far more affordable than many other solutions. We saved thousands a year by ditching our old solution and implementing Adaptive.
  • No I/T involvement is also important to note. This allows us to get started, make changes, generate reports, create new metrics when the business needs them, not when I/T can get around to it.
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  • Business Objects SRC drastically decreased the consolidated reporting time.
  • Business Objects SRC has made management reporting more efficient and more flexible, providing our management the information they really need, when and how they need it.
  • Budgeting takes far less time that in the past due to the ability to "seed" the budget with actuals as a starting point.
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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?
Additional Pricing Details

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