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Likelihood to Recommend

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

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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Host Analytics

Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite is well suited for financial planning and management reporting. The dynamic cloud based capabilities make it very useful in those instances. A scenario when it may be less appropriate is for financial reporting done by the accounting team as that requires linkage to invoicing and purchasing system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.3
Host Analytics
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Host Analytics
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
10.0
Host Analytics
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Host Analytics

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Host Analytics
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Host Analytics
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.0
Host Analytics
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Host Analytics
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Host Analytics

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Host Analytics
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Host Analytics
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Host Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Host Analytics

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Host Analytics
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Host Analytics
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Host Analytics
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Host Analytics
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
Host Analytics
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.5
Host Analytics
5.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Host Analytics
5.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Host Analytics
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Host Analytics
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
10.0
Host Analytics

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.3
Host Analytics
7.0
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.4
Host Analytics
7.0
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.7
Host Analytics
7.0
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.9
Host Analytics
7.0
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.0
Host Analytics
7.0
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.3
Host Analytics
7.0

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.5
Host Analytics
5.7
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Host Analytics
7.0
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
5.8
Host Analytics
6.2
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.2
Host Analytics
7.0
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.6
Host Analytics
6.5
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.1
Host Analytics
1.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.1
Host Analytics
8.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.5
Host Analytics
4.0

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.7
Host Analytics
7.8
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.9
Host Analytics
7.6
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.4
Host Analytics
8.1
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.2
Host Analytics
9.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.6
Host Analytics
7.3
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.6
Host Analytics
7.1

Analytics

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.2
Host Analytics
4.0
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.4
Host Analytics
2.8
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.4
Host Analytics
4.5
KPIs
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.3
Host Analytics
3.4
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
Host Analytics
5.9
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Host Analytics
4.5
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.0
Host Analytics
3.1

Integration

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.1
Host Analytics
7.0
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.9
Host Analytics
7.0
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
Host Analytics
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
Host Analytics
5.0

Pros

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

  • Financial Reporting - financial statements are done instantaneously once the books are closed. There is no processing required. Recipients of the reports can obtain everything they need self-service. There is no distribution process required.
  • Budgeting/forecasting - We converted our Excel process (which used 30 linked workbooks, 20 sheets each, and 50+ formulas each sheet, for a total of 30,000 formulas) to Adaptive. Now that the model is set up, new forecasts can be set up in minutes, rather than hours/days. The whole model is driver-based and easy to manage. It is much more intuitive for our directors, too. All they need to supply are updated drivers to run a new budget or forecast.
  • Dashboard - We now have a company-wide mechanism for communicating KPIs, and both financial and non-financial data. Data can be presented both visually or in numeric formats.
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Host Analytics

  • Reporting is a huge strength in Host. It's extremely easy to build aesthetically pleasing reports for your company. In addition, dynamic reports make it easy to build ad hoc reports quickly.
  • The planning module helps simplify budgeting and forecasting. It's highly beneficial having it all in Host and moving away from the problems we were experiencing with maintaining our budget in several giant Excel spreadsheets linked together.
  • The learning curve isn't steep with Host. Any users that are familiar with Excel will feel comfortable with building templates in no time.
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Cons

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

  • Reporting. I need to save the reports into my personal folder, and then transfer to the new budget folder. I then need to update the time periods for the new budget season.
  • Required fields. Managers many times think they are done, but didn't complete information. Hard to always identify missing information. Better if I could label columns or fields as required and could report on fields not completed.
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Host Analytics

  • Host Analytics is constantly making improvements. Other than the relatively new Modeling (SpotlightXL) functionality which is still in it's infancy, I can't think of anything in desperate need of improvement.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 8.8
Based on 33 answers
The tools is powerful for planning and reporting purposes, but also very easy to use for non-financial end-users. Team members have expressed how happy they are with the application and the ability we've given them to make their work lives more efficient.
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Host Analytics

Host Analytics 8.6
Based on 12 answers
We are in our 5th year using HA and have renewed our contract already. We went through a major ERP conversion last fiscal year and at that time reevaluated whether or now we would stay with Host or move to another system. Host is meeting our needs for forecast/budget/report/etc and does so at a reasonable price so we saw no need to move to another system.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 7.3
Based on 77 answers
From an Administrator's standpoint, it is as intuitive as you can get. The ability to create versions and scenarios is without equal.From a (non-finance) users perspective, many have expressed to me their appreciation for a powerful system that is very easy to understand and use.
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Host Analytics

Host Analytics 7.3
Based on 6 answers
It works for us!!
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Reliability and Availability

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 9.1
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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Host Analytics

Host Analytics 8.2
Based on 2 answers
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Performance

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Product performs well when making and saving changes and navigating between pages within the application
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Host Analytics

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Support

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 7.6
Based on 12 answers
Their support infrastructure is world-class. Of course, they have a team that responds directly to issues/questions, but they also have an ecosystem of support (blogs, user forums) and training (in fact, they're training modules are some of the best I've seen).
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Host Analytics

Host Analytics 8.5
Based on 6 answers
Everyone is very responsive and is willing to jump on a call to help. We set up weekly calls with our CFL representative during the first month of Go-Live. This really helped us solve problems before they got out of hand. When using the Community, I also see representatives on there answering questions
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Online Training

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 8.2
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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Host Analytics

No score
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Implementation

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 8.5
Based on 14 answers


Implementation was very easy and fast. The ability to
customize Levels and Dimensions to match our Organization’s structure and
accounting practices is great. Our organization is continually changing and
adaptive has the ability to be changed without issue.

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Host Analytics

Host Analytics 9.1
Based on 5 answers
We now use a partner for any needs we have with Host Analytics. I would recommend using a partner as they are able to provide a wider area of expertise accross multiple platforms and solutions.
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Alternatives Considered

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Large Stack VendorsCompared with financial planning and reporting offerings from IBM Cognos TM1, SAP BPM and Oracle BPM Suite / Hyperion, the Adaptive Suite offers most of the capability but deploys in around 10-30% of the time and provides total cost of ownership savings of over 70%!Niche VendorsCompared with niche Corporate Performance Management vendors like Anaplan, arcplan, Corporate Planning, Board, Host Analytics and Calumo, especially for organisations employing 200 or more personnel, the Adaptive Suite offers significant more enterprise class capabilities to drive better, faster planning, reporting and business outcomes. For example, centralised formulae and assumption control, user security and audit trail, process documentation and workflow control, integration to core systems, integrated dashboards and pixel perfect reporting.Most are very hard to deploy using old fashioned client server technologies and are very dependent on restrictive cube based structures, and very hard to deploy for small to medium organisations. Spreadsheets Spreadsheet technologies like Microsoft Excel offer great personal productivity capabilities but do not provide enterprise level functionality (e.g. user credential based security, single source of the truth etc.) As a result they are easy to break and hard to maintain and prone to error, and do not offer easy or anywhere near real time consolidation.
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Host Analytics

Vena was a close second in our selection process. We liked the smaller price tag and faster start up time. It s use of Excel was attractive. However, we did not feel that it would be able to grow with us. It was only good for the short run. Adaptive had some good features. Where Host won was in the reporting features. We felt more ease in the building of reports and connecting to data.
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Scalability

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Adaptive is the leader and is very progressive with the product improvements that they provide.
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Host Analytics

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Return on Investment

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

  • 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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Host Analytics

  • We have reduced the time it takes for the finance area to prepare for a budget process - Setting up all the Excel planning files and links was a nightmare and we had to start a month before our planning process started just to get ready.
  • We have reduced the time it takes us to prepare the monthly results package.
  • When we added new locations using our old Excel planning process, it would take weeks for us to implement. With Host we are much quicker and able to meet the needs of our growing business in a more timely manner.
  • The ability to do ad-hoc reporting has given us faster response times to data requests.
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Pricing Details

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

General

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

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company Editions & Modules

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
Additional Pricing Details

Host Analytics

General

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

Host Analytics Editions & Modules

Host Analytics
Edition
Corporate
1
Enterprise
1. Per User per Month
Modules
Host Analytics Planning
Host Analytics Consolidation
Host Analytics Modeling
Additional Pricing Details
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