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Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings

Host Analytics

Top Rated
103 Ratings

Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Host Analytics

Top Rated
103 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adaptive Insights

It is very helpful for budgeting and reporting. I love how easy it is to automate reports and presentations. It can be more difficult to plan specific activities. It feels more high-level than activity-level. It shows totals rather than individual transactions (either past or future transactions).
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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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.7
Host Analytics
8.1
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Host Analytics
7.6
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Host Analytics
8.8
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Host Analytics
8.6
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Host Analytics
6.9
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.2
Host Analytics
8.5

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights
7.5
Host Analytics
7.2
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights
7.9
Host Analytics
8.4
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights
5.5
Host Analytics
7.2
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.7
Host Analytics
8.4
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Host Analytics
7.1
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Host Analytics
1.5
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Host Analytics
8.7
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Host Analytics
9.2

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.3
Host Analytics
8.1
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Host Analytics
8.4
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Host Analytics
8.7
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Host Analytics
8.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Host Analytics
8.3
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
6.9
Host Analytics
7.1

Analytics

Adaptive Insights
7.6
Host Analytics
4.3
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Host Analytics
3.1
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights
6.8
Host Analytics
4.9
KPIs
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Host Analytics
3.6
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Host Analytics
6.1
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Host Analytics
5.0
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Host Analytics
3.0

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Host Analytics
7.7
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.4
Host Analytics
7.5
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Host Analytics
9.2
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Host Analytics
6.5

Pros

  • I love how easy it is to track software and general amortizations in Adaptive. The software has been an issue with my past employers, but it flows very easily here in Adaptive.
  • We also use Adaptive's OfficeConnect for easy reporting. It has helped us automate our reporting as we work with internal departments. We have the reports built, and the software and can refresh all of them simultaneously, reducing generation time and giving us more time for analysis.
  • We are building out more operational metrics now. We are starting to track sales opportunities across different business segments to see the correlation between spending activities and opportunity generation. This helps us set better targets in the future. This paired with OfficeConnect also makes it very easy to track and report on operational metrics in addition to financial metrics.
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  • The Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite does a great job keeping all of our actual, forecast, and budget data together in one place. Loading new data into the application is fairly straight forward and allows us to quickly provide reports and analyses to our senior leadership team each month/quarter.
  • The Host Analytics Excel-Add In Tool is helpful for users who are more familiar with building and creating reports in Excel. While the reporting module in the core application is very easy to use and navigate, often times our team will utilize the Excel add-in tool to build more complex reports using the data from Host as we tend to have more experience with Excel based reporting.
  • Using Host has allowed us to drastically reduce the number of days it takes to close each month. We quickly load data via the data load rule, use the consolidations module to input any top side journal entries, and from there we are able to jump right into financial reporting.
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Cons

  • Model - It takes a little bit of time to get familiar with how the model works.
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  • The speed of the application has sometimes been a bit slow, particularly at year end. We've found that when we use Host in Chrome as opposed to IE, our speed improves, however Host currently has limited functionality when used in Chrome.
  • We would love to see a more user-friendly report wizard in the future.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights8.5
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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Host Analytics8.6
Based on 12 answers
We currently have no plans to change our forecasting tool.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
The reports are exactly what we need however accessing it from the various sections is not as simple as it should be
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Host Analytics7.3
Based on 6 answers
The software from Host Analytics is very easy to use. One of the reasons we chose this software is because it has the look and feel of Excel and we knew our users would come up to speed very quickly. The FP&A staff adapted quickly and we got the product up and running for our forecasting in very short order.
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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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Host Analytics8.2
Based on 2 answers
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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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Host Analytics8.5
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 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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Host Analytics9.1
Based on 5 answers
  1. The more time your staff has to participate, the better suited you are for success.
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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 previously only used Excel for budgeting and reporting. We now use Adaptive for all budgeting and use an add-on product called Office Connect to build reports that automate our data each month. We find the Office Connect reporting a little more user-friendly than the in-house reporting feature.
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Host Analytics allowed for the finance and accounting department to own the process and implementation, which allowed for a quick and efficient implementation. The cost compared to other applications was in our acceptable range, and the ongoing customer support and service was seen as best in class for the EPM industry.
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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

  • The most positive impact has been on time. While it took some time to get things set up correctly, once we did, we were able to report results very quickly.
  • The budgeting process has gone much more quickly.
  • What-if scenarios are a little trickier. There are multiple ways you can do it. We have chosen to use assumptions for percentages and then copy the original version to a "what-if" version and change the assumption it is pointing to. However, this is a bit clunky.
  • Month-end reporting is getting faster and faster the more we automate through Adaptive.
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  • Host has helped eliminate a lot of the issues we were experiencing with preparing our financial budgets in Excel. Ultimately, our department has become extremely efficient at producing master budgets and forecasts.
  • The reporting module has made it easier to produce ad hoc reports easily and efficiently. There have been several projects that would have taken a full day to complete before Host. With Host, these projects only took a couple hours to complete.
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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
Adaptive Insights Editions & Modules
Adaptive Insights
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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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