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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 has proven to be particularly useful during the budget process - specifically related to the generation of multiple iterations. For me, it has always been very important to provide a trail or bridge from one iteration to the next. People become comfortable with the current iteration and need to fully understand what changed before they can support the current version. Host Analtytics provides the ability to lock the current scenario and create a new one in minutes and then quickly compare the two iterations across dimensions via reporting. It's a great way to check for reasonableness and ensure nothing major was missed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
9.3
Host Analytics
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Host Analytics
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Host Analytics
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Host Analytics

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Host Analytics
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Host Analytics
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Host Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Host Analytics

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Host Analytics
7.9
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Host Analytics
7.4
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Host Analytics
8.6
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Host Analytics
8.5
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.2
Host Analytics
6.9
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Host Analytics
8.3

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights
7.5
Host Analytics
7.1
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights
7.9
Host Analytics
8.3
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights
5.6
Host Analytics
6.9
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.6
Host Analytics
8.3
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Host Analytics
7.0
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.1
Host Analytics
1.3
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Host Analytics
8.6
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Host Analytics
9.2

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.3
Host Analytics
7.9
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Host Analytics
8.2
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Host Analytics
8.6
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.4
Host Analytics
7.8
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Host Analytics
8.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Host Analytics
7.1

Analytics

Adaptive Insights
7.6
Host Analytics
4.2
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Host Analytics
3.0
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights
6.8
Host Analytics
4.8
KPIs
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Host Analytics
3.4
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Host Analytics
6.1
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Host Analytics
4.8
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Host Analytics
3.0

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Host Analytics
7.5
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Host Analytics
7.3
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Host Analytics
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Host Analytics
6.2

Pros

  • Infinite ability to group accounts and departments for reporting. The only limitation is the number of ways that you think of in terms of consolidating the information.
  • Being able to build scalable, complex, distributed, budget models. With the data we can bring into the system and the formulas we can use we have all the functionality of the spreadsheet, but with the flexibility to allow leaders across the organization to participate and update their section.
  • The platform allows multiple forecast/budget versions which allows for version control and sensitivity analysis. I can lock versions from changes while quickly creating a new version to see the impact of a +or- scenario to the company’s profitability.
  • With the OfficeConnect tool we can leverage Excel to provide repeatable reports for the board and other business leaders that are repeatable from month to month. While the platform provides more flexibility than an accounting package it still has limitations. Using OfficeConnect I can leverage the power of the Microsoft suite of Excel/Word/PowerPoint directly.
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  • Eliminates the risk associated with version control
  • Provides ability to slice and dice data across multiple dimensions and scenarios very quickly
  • Provides a single source of truth for planning and reporting
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Cons

  • When trying to learn about a new feature or a feature I have not used previously it is sometimes difficult to find that information on the help section.
  • Adaptive can be deployed through consultants when they do not have specialized knowledge like higher education. This sometimes makes it difficult to determine who to contact when experiencing issues with the model after implementation.
  • You are limited to one master chart of accounts. When you have multiple businesses this can cause some difficulties that can be overcome, but takes additional thought and planning and can cause issues when making changes.
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  • Reporting can be very technical in nature. Once built it is very powerful but maintenance takes a strong programmatic mindset.
  • While most anything is possible in Host's ability to be customized to meet specific needs, a tangled web can be designed that requires good administrative know how of key power users to know where to look when something strange occurs. The tools are there to do it but sometimes complexity is needed to drive and automate.
  • Seeding of scenarios can be finicky and something that has to be well understood before proceeding. While seeding is powerful and essential to easy routine in forecasting, knowing what not to do on initial builds of templates will help. Sometimes templates get built with a get the data in mindset but not to facilitate seeding so that needs to be better understood before building templates goes too far.
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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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Host Analytics8.6
Based on 12 answers
A solid product that performs exactly what we need it to do.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
Menus are easy to navigate, sheets are straightforward and flexible and you can work on your budget/forecasts without being at the office. The cloud based system makes it easy for users to complete their processes offsite and without needing there work provided computer. Creating new reports using both the web based Adaptive tool and OfficeConnect is quite simple with very minimal training.
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Host Analytics7.3
Based on 6 answers
While there is still room for improvement (and I know they are working on it), I think Host Analytics is very user friendly, overall. Breaking the modules down, I give Reporting an A. It's very easy to learn, especially for those already familiar with Excel. The Budget model is a solid B as it takes a bit longer to learn.
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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 questions are always answered quickly.
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Host Analytics8.5
Based on 6 answers
We have always had a great response from Host when we have a question or an issue. New tickets are acknowledged very quickly and resolution often follows right behind. Host has coverage from both the US and India so a live person always seems to be monitoring any critical issues. We have also had periodic discussions with Host representatives on possible new uses for the product or enhancement. They are always willing to listen and we have had some of our ideas incorporated into future enhancements.
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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


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 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

Adaptive blows away Hyperion from an ease of use, functionality and performance standpoint. The reason we selected Adaptive initially was the flexibility of the tool (sheets), going from manual forecasts to a web based tool and being able to build assumptions into our budget and forecasting processes. Also, the cost of Adaptive licenses provided significant savings when compared to the annual fees that we paid Oracle for use and support of their system.
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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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Collaboration and Sharing

Adaptive Insights7.5
Based on 17 answers
This is one of the best features as personnel in different areas at different sites can work together on the budget, forecast or "what-if" models.
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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

  • We use Adaptive Planning as our main budgeting software. Adaptive is always releasing new features to improve the functionality, and this makes working it is much more efficient.
  • Adaptive has many resources to help you use Adaptive. However, not many answers can be found on Google.
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  • 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

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
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