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Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings

Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Infor SunSystems

7 Ratings
Score 5.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adaptive Insights

Adaptive is great if you want to create many what- if scenarios when budgeting and forecasting. Staffing scenarios has been particularly helpful for our HR department when analyze staff needs for future years and analyzing open and unfilled positions over a certain time frame.

Every so often Adaptive's response time when in the system has been slow but Adaptive has rolled out the Elastic Hypercube to take care of that issue.
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Infor SunSystems

I would recommend, provided accounts payable will be running on their own system. SunSystems doesn't seem to work well for AP and/or purchasing.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.7
Infor SunSystems
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Infor SunSystems
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Infor SunSystems
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Infor SunSystems
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Infor SunSystems
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.2
Infor SunSystems

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights
7.5
Infor SunSystems
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights
7.9
Infor SunSystems
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights
5.5
Infor SunSystems
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.7
Infor SunSystems
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Infor SunSystems
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Infor SunSystems
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Infor SunSystems
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Infor SunSystems

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.3
Infor SunSystems
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Infor SunSystems
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Infor SunSystems
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Infor SunSystems
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Infor SunSystems
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
6.9
Infor SunSystems

Analytics

Adaptive Insights
7.6
Infor SunSystems
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Infor SunSystems
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights
6.8
Infor SunSystems
KPIs
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Infor SunSystems
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Infor SunSystems
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Infor SunSystems
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Infor SunSystems

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Infor SunSystems
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.4
Infor SunSystems
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Infor SunSystems
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Infor SunSystems

Customization

Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
8.0
API for custom integration
Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
8.0

Security

Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
3.0
Single sign-on capability
Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
1.0
Role-based user permissions
Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
5.0

Reporting & Analytics

Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
4.7
Dashboards
Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
2.0
Standard reports
Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
8.0
Custom reports
Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
4.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
5.3
Accounts payable
Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
2.0
Accounts receivable
Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
5.0
Cash management
Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
7.0
Bank reconciliation
Adaptive Insights
Infor SunSystems
7.0

Pros

  • Adaptive handles the concept of "versions" very well. This makes budgeting, forecasting, and scenario planning particularly easy. You can compare actuals vs budget, vs budget @ different rate, vs forecast or vs prior year all at the quick click of a button.
  • Multi-user, multi-location, multi-currency handled with ease within the system.
  • Adding or removing GL codes, levels or dimensions is really easy and is updated across the entire model.
  • The reporting writing part of the solution is excellent. Once the data is in, you can report any parameter against any other.
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  • Integration options are very good. We are able to import data in a number of ways and extract data as well. The use of their built in API for data validation, extraction and entry is working very well for us.
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Cons

  • Adaptive frequently releases software updates. I would like to see the company offer improved training on new features. Even though Adaptive holds a webinar following each release, it's very fast-paced and high-level and I don't learn much about the new functionality. It would be helpful if Adaptive could hold several webinars when rolling out updates, with each one focusing on just one of their products so that they could do a deeper dive on the enhancements.
  • While I very much enjoy the reporting enhancements offered with OfficeConnect, it's very easy for your spreadsheet to go sideways, meaning your rows suddenly become misaligned and the report becomes unusable. When this happens, it would be nice if the 'undo' option actually worked, but it generally doesn't. More often than not, it's faster to re-create a report from scratch rather than to try to repair a broken spreadsheet.
  • When working in Excel OfficeConnect, it's very frustrating to only have one spreadsheet open at a time. This isn't how most users utilize Excel. I would like the ability to work on multiple files simultaneously.
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  • Stability seems to be an issue. Installing patches almost always seem to fix some things and break others.
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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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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
Adaptive is very easy to use but can grow into a complex and intimidating system. It was very easy to build multiple models to meet varying needs, but this led to the system getting too complex. With the multiple models, we needed to have multiple different instructions and training. We have found ourselves needing to eliminate some of the models created at the initial implementation. In a sense it was too user friendly as we tried to make it all things for everyone.
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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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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
In our experience the Adaptive Suite is quick and easy to deploy. Most implementations are facilitated in just a few weeks but may range depending on organisation complexity from say 2 to 12 weeks with only the very largest and most complex taking a little longer. When key stakeholders are properly engaged and the opportunities for skills transfer are exercised, we find that implementations proceed well and are delivered on time and to project budget
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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

I was not involved in the selection process, but have interfaced with TM1 to our parent company. My personal experience has found Adaptive to have greater responsiveness.
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More functionality, better integrations, better reporting.
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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

  • Budget process has been shortened, while at the same time allowing greater detail. Visibility of prior activities across multiple years has provided greater understanding of the budget/forecast at the lower levels of the company.
  • Month End reporting cycles have been simplified and shortened. Reliability is increased as errors in data transfer between spreadsheets and/or files have been eliminated.
  • Weekly reporting to operating groups is now provided with significantly less resources in the accounting group. Accounting team members are able to concentrate more on accuracy in the accounting entries and less on data entry into reports.
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  • Better financial reporting
  • Better Integration Options
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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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Infor SunSystems

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

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