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Adaptive Insights

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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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IBM Analytics Engine

The IBM Analytics Engine is particularly well-suited for situations in which you are required to analyze data from a myriad of sources. The drill-down capabilities make this a very powerful tool, but the implementation of large-scale projects requires watching the tutorials first, in our opinion. It is nice that they offer a free trial version so that you can test limited features first.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

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

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
IBM Analytics Engine
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
IBM Analytics Engine
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
IBM Analytics Engine
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
IBM Analytics Engine

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.6
IBM Analytics Engine
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
IBM Analytics Engine
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.8
IBM Analytics Engine
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
IBM Analytics Engine
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.2
IBM Analytics Engine
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
IBM Analytics Engine

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights
7.5
IBM Analytics Engine
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights
7.9
IBM Analytics Engine
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights
5.6
IBM Analytics Engine
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.6
IBM Analytics Engine
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.6
IBM Analytics Engine
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.1
IBM Analytics Engine
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
IBM Analytics Engine
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.5
IBM Analytics Engine

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.2
IBM Analytics Engine
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
IBM Analytics Engine
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
IBM Analytics Engine
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.4
IBM Analytics Engine
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.4
IBM Analytics Engine
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
7.0
IBM Analytics Engine

Analytics

Adaptive Insights
7.6
IBM Analytics Engine
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights
7.3
IBM Analytics Engine
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights
6.8
IBM Analytics Engine
KPIs
Adaptive Insights
7.9
IBM Analytics Engine
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights
8.0
IBM Analytics Engine
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.0
IBM Analytics Engine
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
IBM Analytics Engine

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.5
IBM Analytics Engine
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.3
IBM Analytics Engine
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.7
IBM Analytics Engine
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
IBM Analytics Engine

Pros

  • Adaptive Insights has so many good resources and easy filtering capabilities with active searching. When you go to a section of Adaptive Insights, you will see filters at the top of the page. As you change them, the contents of the page change to suit what you're looking for. This makes it easy to find the resources you need!
  • As previously mentioned, the FP&A Glossary is a great feature due to its concise definition of many common terms in FP&A.
  • I have not had much experience with the eBooks section of Adaptive Insights, but there are is a wide variety of topics to explore, such as rolling forecasts, and best practices for controllers.
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  • We are able to build and deploy clusters within minutes to simplify user experience and increase scalability and reliability.
  • We are able to scale and compute on-demand to handle newer workloads like machine learning.
  • We really like that we are able to access and administer the application via multiple interfaces.
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Cons

  • There is always room for improvement with speed. Many users are used to Excel which has instant results when you change a formula. Although it is just a couple seconds to refresh, this can deter some users.
  • Having a feature to highlight a cell in a cube or modeled sheet would be helpful. People use this all the time in Excel to draw attention to a particular data point.
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  • Business support is not half as good as it should be. Takes a while to provide support to even high priority tickets.
  • Lack of proper documentation on features and how they can be leveraged for maximum ROI.
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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 Insights7.6
Based on 75 answers
It really is very easy to start using. The UI is very clean and all functions are within easy reach.
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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
Implementing the software was easy, and utilizing the implementer should be used for best practices and reviewing plan structures, etc.
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Alternatives Considered

Adaptive is much more flexible and powerful for our needs. It provides a wealth of reporting tools and capabilities that Cognos simply didn't or couldn't provide. The ability to have a team of one completely implement and manage the solution for a company is not unreasonable (as I'm currently doing this). Based on my previous experience, that would probably not be the case with other solutions.
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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

  • Our use of Adaptive could be expanded to bring greater ROI to Customer Service, Sales (especially with a better integration with Salesforce) and even Engineering but our own resources haven't allowed for this. I think that running your pipeline through Adaptive to model the true financial impact of prospective deals would be a great help in both your cash planning and in mapping your potential incentives to the Sales team.
  • Adaptive has allowed us to produce our Board packages with no additional outside resources. We anticipate this being even more streamlined once we can integrate Adaptive Connect to update our presentation automatically.
  • By providing an accurate and forward looking cash flow report, we can better manage our investments to maximize our return without the risk of short-term cash shortages.
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  • Increasing learning success. My class and I were able to practice real tools
  • The only downsize is without the school, it would be unaffordable to use the tools
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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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IBM Analytics Engine

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

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