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Adaptive Insights

Internally, Adaptive makes budgeting and reporting amazingly simple. External reporting has been more of a challenge, as some external users of reports want more visibility into where the numbers came from.
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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

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
9.3
Deltek Ajera
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Deltek Ajera
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Deltek Ajera
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Deltek Ajera

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Deltek Ajera
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Deltek Ajera
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Deltek Ajera
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Deltek Ajera

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Deltek Ajera
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Deltek Ajera
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Deltek Ajera
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Deltek Ajera
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.2
Deltek Ajera
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
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
5.6
Deltek Ajera
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.6
Deltek Ajera
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Deltek Ajera
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.1
Deltek Ajera
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Deltek Ajera
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.5
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
8.4
Deltek Ajera
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Deltek Ajera
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
7.0
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
8.0
Deltek Ajera
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Deltek Ajera
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Deltek Ajera

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Deltek Ajera
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Deltek Ajera
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Deltek Ajera
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Deltek Ajera

Project Management

Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Task Management
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Resource Management
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
7.5
Gantt Charts
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
7.2
Workflow Automation
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Team Collaboration
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.3
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
8.5
Mobile Access
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.8
Timesheet Tracking
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.9
Change request and Case Management
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Budget and Expense Management
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.9

Professional Services Automation

Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
8.7
Quotes/estimates
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
7.3
Invoicing
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
9.2
Project & financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
9.2
Integration with accounting software
Adaptive Insights
Deltek Ajera
9.0

Pros

  • Adaptive is the best tool I have used to maintain an up-to-date live forecast. As soon as I hear of a change in staffing or spending patterns I make the adjustment in one place and Adaptive feeds it through to every report and forecast that pulls that information.
  • Adaptive saves countless hours in resource planning. When making a decision to hire new staff it is easy to see the short and long term effect on the forecast and adjust on the fly as needed.
  • Being able to create multiple versions of the budget and forecast is crucial when planning. By creating a simple report you can see all variance between the versions with a few clicks of the mouse.
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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

  • Recent introduction of multiple time periods (e.g. days and weeks) vs. months only is still under review to see if we can properly adopt it to our needs.
  • In the reporting functions, it would be nice to be able to create scheduled reports or trigger specific report delivery.
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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 Insights8.6
Based on 32 answers
We have renewed this a number of times. It fits our business model and it is now an integral part of our organization.
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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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Reliability and Availability

Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 9 answers
Cloud-based allows for access anywhere. Very little downtime.
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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 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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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
Our implementation was non eventful and we were very satisfied with the overall experience.
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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

We had meetings with several industry leaders and Adaptive was our choice in the end. We liked IBM and also liked Host Analytics for different reasons. In the end it was the combination of cloud, Excel add-in, Office Connect, Discovery, and cost that would ultimately end up with Adaptive. I've used a few similar BI products and it has become my tool of preference. One of the best things about Adaptive is that they are committed to being the best, and to do that they must evolve and enhance the products different modules, I have seen many updates while using the product and I can say that they are making impressive enhancements on a regular basis. I'm very excited to see where they will be in another year.
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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
It is very simple to update data, both monthly actuals and budgeting data, using an Excel template or the connector.
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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

  • Positive: We are much more efficient now than previously. The time savings alone, and our ability to focus on insights/analytics using less resources has been a great strength to our company.
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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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