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Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings

Deltek Ajera

8 Ratings

Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Deltek Ajera

8 Ratings
Score 5.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adaptive Insights

Adaptive is great if you want to create many what- if scenarios when budgeting and forecasting. Staffing scenarios has been particularly helpful for our HR department when analyze staff needs for future years and analyzing open and unfilled positions over a certain time frame.

Every so often Adaptive's response time when in the system has been slow but Adaptive has rolled out the Elastic Hypercube to take care of that issue.
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Deltek Ajera

Ajera is great for small firms in the AE industry. I would not use Ajera if you are not in the AE industry or if you are a very large company. It is the perfect software for those small companies that can not get the information they want from QuickBooks type softwares.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.7
Deltek Ajera
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Deltek Ajera
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Deltek Ajera
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Deltek Ajera
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Deltek Ajera
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.2
Deltek Ajera

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights
7.5
Deltek Ajera
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights
7.9
Deltek Ajera
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights
5.5
Deltek Ajera
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.7
Deltek Ajera
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Deltek Ajera
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Deltek Ajera
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Deltek Ajera
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Deltek Ajera

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.3
Deltek Ajera
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Deltek Ajera
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Deltek Ajera
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Deltek Ajera
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Deltek Ajera
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
6.9
Deltek Ajera

Analytics

Adaptive Insights
7.6
Deltek Ajera
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Deltek Ajera
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights
6.8
Deltek Ajera
KPIs
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Deltek Ajera
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Deltek Ajera
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Deltek Ajera
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Deltek Ajera

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Deltek Ajera
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.4
Deltek Ajera
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Deltek Ajera
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Deltek Ajera

Project Management

Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Task Management
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Resource Management
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
7.6
Gantt Charts
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
7.2
Workflow Automation
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Team Collaboration
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Document Management
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.3
Mobile Access
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.7
Timesheet Tracking
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.9
Change request and Case Management
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Budget and Expense Management
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.9

Professional Services Automation

Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Quotes/estimates
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Invoicing
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
9.3
Project & financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
9.3
Integration with accounting software
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
9.0

Pros

  • Allows assumptions to be created for fringes, taxes, capital etc. We are now able to push these type of expenses to individual departments as opposed to a single department. Gives us true costs for each department.
  • The flexibility in revising and creating new sheets allows our organization to modify our budget/forecast approach without much downtime. Also, we can make these modifications internally . No need to hire consultants to complete these tasks.
  • Adaptive Insights is an easy to use/understand tool for end-users. Our users typically struggle with new systems but the Adaptive roll-out was very smooth with very little end-user angst.
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  • Widgets are the best feature of Ajera. Designers can make tiny reports for the entire company, or for one or two individuals. These little reports are the first things that the employee sees when they log in. Viewers of the reports are able to filter, sort, group, print or export the widget without impacting the other users. Deltek has been releasing new features that allow the editing of data in widgets. You can now create new projects or edit timesheets from the widgets.
  • Credit card importing and credit card reconciliation in Ajera has greatly decreased time spent by administration. You can import credit card transactions from your credit cards. It saves on data entry, and it is easy to see what receipts you are missing when you get the statement.
  • Mobile timesheets and expense reports help engineers or other users enter their time and expenses as they are on the go. They can take pictures or receipts or submit their timesheet from home.
  • The Project Command Center is a one stop fountain of information. Everything the project manager wants to know about a project can be found here. You can also add custom fields that allow you to tract addition information.
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Cons

  • The format of reports when downloaded to Excel or PowerPoint could use improvement.
  • Would be nice if you could inactivate GL accounts when they are no longer being used.
  • Suppress rows functionality when set by the administrator to default to suppress if not data doesn't always seem to work.
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  • The complaint I here from our employees is often that there is a lot of Data entry. However, looking at the levels of data entry we saw when shopping for software, Ajera was one of the least.
  • Custom fields in Ajera are great. But it would be nice if there was more options for how they appear on the page.
  • About once a year there is a big update to Ajera with new features. Usually right after the update, there are a few glitches in the software. However, Deltek always releases corrections very quickly.
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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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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
The Adaptive Suite is well-rounded. We love the add-on OfficeConnect because it allows us to quickly pull data from Adaptive in a report format. Once you set up the OfficeConnect, it's as easy as pushing a button to re-run. This has been especially helpful for month-end reporting and reconciling data in the Budget.
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Reliability and Availability

Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 9 answers
We can access Adaptive anytime 24/7 from any computer or laptop pc or Mac. They are committed to keep this product up to date and relevant
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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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Support

Adaptive Insights6.8
Based on 11 answers
Support questions are always answered quickly.
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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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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

To be honest - Host Analytics seemed relatively similar to Adaptive. However, Adaptive was our number one choice because:- The Adaptive suite looked a lot better. It seemed smarter and "sharper" and the data visualisation was better.- The people from Adaptive throughout the selection process were more helpful and insightful. This was confirmed throughout the implementation where we had really excellent service and help from Adaptive.
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We have used Quickbooks and Excel in the past. Ajera is the next step for the AE Industry who needs more information from their software. We were able to move all of our Excel reports into Ajera. We do still export to Excel from time to time. Ajera is a database software. If you are familiar with databases, you understand that there are some things that are simpler to do in Excel
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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

  • Adaptive has significantly decreased the time to generate month end financials and associate forecast.
  • Adaptive has enabled us to easily create what-if scenarios which either were not possible before or would be too time consuming to take on.
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  • Employees are able to send invoices immediately when clients request them.
  • Administration has had more time to handle our growth from time saved from credit card and bank reconciliation.
  • We are able to get a snapshot of every project quickly and instantly see where we are on a project,
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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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Deltek Ajera

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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