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Likelihood to Recommend

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

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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WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS is a good comprehensive tool for BI for companies. I feel that scenarios where you want the user to interact and be able to ingest data in different formats would be a good use of the tool. Performing data discovery is easier with InfoAssist, especially the most recent versions, and allows users to customize their views and provide comments.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.3
WebFOCUS
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
WebFOCUS
9.9
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
10.0
WebFOCUS
9.5
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
WebFOCUS
7.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
WebFOCUS
9.0
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.0
WebFOCUS
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
8.9
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
9.1
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
8.6
Publish to Web
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
WebFOCUS
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
WebFOCUS
9.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.7
WebFOCUS
9.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.0
WebFOCUS
10.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
10.0
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
9.5

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
WebFOCUS
9.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
WebFOCUS
9.5
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
WebFOCUS
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
WebFOCUS
9.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
WebFOCUS
9.5

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.5
WebFOCUS
6.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
9.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
10.0
WebFOCUS
8.9

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
WebFOCUS
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.3
WebFOCUS
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.7
WebFOCUS
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.9
WebFOCUS
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.8
WebFOCUS
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.4
WebFOCUS

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.5
WebFOCUS
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
WebFOCUS
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
5.9
WebFOCUS
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.2
WebFOCUS
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.6
WebFOCUS
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.2
WebFOCUS
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.1
WebFOCUS
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.5
WebFOCUS

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.7
WebFOCUS
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.8
WebFOCUS
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.5
WebFOCUS
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.0
WebFOCUS
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.5
WebFOCUS
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.5
WebFOCUS

Analytics

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.2
WebFOCUS
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.5
WebFOCUS
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.4
WebFOCUS
KPIs
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.3
WebFOCUS
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
WebFOCUS
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.1
WebFOCUS
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
5.9
WebFOCUS

Integration

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.1
WebFOCUS
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.9
WebFOCUS
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.1
WebFOCUS
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.1
WebFOCUS

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
WebFOCUS
9.4
REST API
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
WebFOCUS
10.0
Javascript API
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
WebFOCUS
10.0
iFrames
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
WebFOCUS
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
WebFOCUS
9.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
WebFOCUS
9.0

Pros

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

  • 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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WebFOCUS

  • Webfocus reports all have the option to export to Excel. The excel spreadsheet is always very organized and clean, and the information is very easy to read.
  • Webfocus is able to maintain data from years prior. We can look up what we featured in catalogs and all the sales history attached with it.
  • Webfocus is able to provide support to a variety of departments. For example, our buying team uses it for planning in advance and our marketing team uses the tool to see how categories and products as the selling
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Cons

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

  • The format of reports when downloaded to Excel or PowerPoint could use improvement.
  • Would be nice if you could inactivate GL accounts when they are no longer being used.
  • Suppress rows functionality when set by the administrator to default to suppress if not data doesn't always seem to work.
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WebFOCUS

  • The newest versions of WebFOCUS have an unnecessarily complicated security layout that makes configuration difficult to accomplish without bringing in the vendor for installs.
  • This software tries to cover too many bases allowing you to switch from writing code manually to creating reports using only GUI tools. This sometimes complicates screens and functionality where the two methods don't always work well together. -though its nice to have the choice.
  • The sales force is not as top notch as many software companies
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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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WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 8.6
Based on 5 answers
This software is deeply engrained with my organization and has become a tool that would not easily be replaced without spending more money and resources to get the same results. License cost is comparable to other report writing tools and the capabilities are greater than the competition without having to buy multiple apps to do the same thing.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 7.3
Based on 77 answers
The Adaptive Suite is well-rounded. We love the add-on OfficeConnect because it allows us to quickly pull data from Adaptive in a report format. Once you set up the OfficeConnect, it's as easy as pushing a button to re-run. This has been especially helpful for month-end reporting and reconciling data in the Budget.
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WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Best BI tool/product I have used. The others don't compare overall. Some can look fancier, but when you actually use them with large data and data from numerous systems/sources that is where most of the competition falls away. I also don't like downtime. I have basically none for a large user base with WebFocus. Even SAP Crystal Reports went down for 4 days once - 4 days because the admin password got locked out due to a glitch and we had zero reports for 4 days. WebFocus has never had more than a few minutes of downtime. It's like a tank that just keeps rolling. There is no other choice for reliable BI.
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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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WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Tracking availability formally for almost two years and we are at 99.8%
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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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WebFOCUS

No score
No answers yet
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Support

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 7.6
Based on 12 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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WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
They have extremely knowledgeable techs that I have worked with over the years. Some have actually become really good friends of mine. I see them often at local user groups and when we show them how we are using their tools to save millions of dollars throughout the company
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Online Training

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 8.2
Based on 6 answers
Online webinars provided by Adaptive Insights gave me the opportunity to explore more features in AI and perform my tasks more efficiently.
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WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It's hit and miss, the last class was overcrowded and people were having trouble connecting which took up much of the time. Instructors vary
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Implementation

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 8.5
Based on 14 answers
Be open to working up the plan in a way that leverages the power of the software.

Look to maximise the knowledge transfer early on - the software is very usable. You'll be able to maintain it yourself rather than being hooked to the partner
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WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Plan ahead on what data will be accessible and the type of security required on the database and if you will want to use security that is built into the software. It is worth consulting with the vendor on what your plan is and how they recommend you proceed in order to get results you are happy with.
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Alternatives Considered

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

For us, it came down to Adaptive Insights and Host Analytics. The benefits seemed very comparable. We ultimately decided on Adaptive Insights because it cost less to implement and the time to implement was less compared to Host Analytics. We are VERY happy with our decision to go with Adaptive Insights.
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WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS has a mature and tested product that speaks well to internal personnel who rely on legacy data systems for day-to-day operations and business processes. It is apparent some newer products provide flexibility in user access with limited previous knowledge or experience and a more modern user interface, but these products do not have the reliability and maturity of WebFOCUS.
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Scalability

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Some aspects of the application are very scalable (formulae, metadata changes, adding/changing users, etc.) while others are less so (dashboards, data integration etc.)
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WebFOCUS

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

  • Our budgeting and forecasting cycles are now faster, more accurate and can evolve dynamically throughout the process. This is especially important in our business which is experiencing rapid growth.
  • Our ability to push out bespoke reporting to business owners has massively improved.
  • For our most recent budget cycle, we were able to simply and quickly illustrate the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations to our board.
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WebFOCUS

  • We are not yet a success story. Though we've been implementing WebFOCUS for over a year, we have very few products in our Production portal. Of course, this is not all the responsibility of Information Builders, but we were ill-advised by our 'training coordinator' in our training of staff and coming up to speed with the tools has been very slow.
  • Once skilled analysts and professional IT staff achieve a grasp of the products, they are able to very quickly create polished and well-received products.
  • The DW/BI project has helped us to establish standards and protocols of communication that will allow us to more quickly meet knowledge transfer requirements
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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

* per seat, per installation

WebFOCUS

General

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

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