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Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings

WebFOCUS

26 Ratings

Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

WebFOCUS

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Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adaptive Insights

Adaptive Insights is very fit for us as a global company of c.600 employees. We have offices in multiple countries and have multiple users who need to access the data simultaneously. We are going through a rapid period of expansion and change as a business and Adaptive is easily able to keep up.For very small companies, Adaptive may be too much. For a very large organization, there may be other solutions that are more suitable.
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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
9.3
WebFOCUS
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
WebFOCUS
9.5
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
WebFOCUS
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
WebFOCUS
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights
8.0
WebFOCUS
8.5
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights
9.0
WebFOCUS
9.2
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights
7.0
WebFOCUS
8.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights
8.0
WebFOCUS
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights
8.0
WebFOCUS
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
WebFOCUS
9.1
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
WebFOCUS
9.3
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
WebFOCUS
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
WebFOCUS
8.8
Publish to Web
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.4

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.7
WebFOCUS
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
WebFOCUS
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
WebFOCUS
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
WebFOCUS
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.3
WebFOCUS
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
WebFOCUS

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights
7.5
WebFOCUS
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights
7.9
WebFOCUS
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights
5.6
WebFOCUS
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.7
WebFOCUS
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
WebFOCUS
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.1
WebFOCUS
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
WebFOCUS
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.6
WebFOCUS

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.3
WebFOCUS
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
WebFOCUS
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.6
WebFOCUS
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
WebFOCUS
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
WebFOCUS
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
7.0
WebFOCUS

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.9
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.6

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.6
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
8.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.6

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.3
REST API
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
10.0
Javascript API
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
10.0
iFrames
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Adaptive Insights
WebFOCUS
9.0

Pros

  • Discovery - monitoring KPIs. The new Discovery interface is the easiest dashboard I've ever used. I can have a new report on a Dashboard in under a minute.
  • Reporting - the click and drag graphical user interface makes it easy to design reports to answer almost any financial question. It also makes it easy to adapt a single report for 100 different users.
  • Planning - having multiple versions and multiple levels allows us to compare, contrast, monitor and manage with ease.
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  • 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

  • The in-house consultants who originally set up Adaptive were poor listeners - and as a result built a model that didn't work for my organization. I had to hire an outside consulting firm with more experience with nonprofits to redo my model. I lost about 1 year of usefulness as a result.
  • Mastering attributes for reporting takes time. The system can do many things, but not without lots of time and effort. I ended up hiring a consultant to build initial reports I needed. I'm comfortable enough now to edit and update, but still have some hesitancy building new reports. One difficulty I have is not knowing the impact a single change, such as the name of a field, can have on everything else associated with that named field or dimension or attribute. It would be nice to have a map showing the links between everything.
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  • The admin console can be a little confusing for new people, but it doesn't take long to figure out where everything lives and how it works.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights8.5
Based on 32 answers
Intuitive and Easy to MaintainThe Adaptive Suite is a very reliable Corporate Performance Management Solution. The solution is very easy to.use and provides timely, quality reporting. We have used the solution continuously for six years and been very pleased with the ongoing enhancements. Beyond our own positive experience we support many clients across commerce, industry and government. Nearly all our supported customers provide very positive feedback and continue to renew their subscriptions.
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WebFOCUS8.6
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 Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
Adaptive operates like Excel and most business managers know Excel. Most of the effort and lift reside with the managers. There is more of a technical expertise required for maintenance, dash-boarding and report writing. But, the admin staff are fewer and can be staffed by subject matter experts.
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WebFOCUS10.0
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 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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WebFOCUS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Tracking availability formally for almost two years and we are at 99.8%
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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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WebFOCUS10.0
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 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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WebFOCUS6.0
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 Insights8.2
Based on 13 answers
Our implementation was non eventful and we were very satisfied with the overall experience.
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WebFOCUS8.0
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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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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Our organization has about 100 developers distributing reports to an audience of several thousand. In addition there are hundreds of report launch pages on the company's intranet that were created by the various departments that use the tool. The tools is leveraged by finance, engineering, marketing, labor relations, operations, and technical services.
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Alternatives Considered

Other than Excel, we did not look at other systems. Key for us was also a bridge or link to our current ERP system, Intacct. I also researched retention of customers with Adaptive. I could not find any vendors who left Adaptive. Strong retention.
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No comparison. Both have their strengths, but WebFocus comes out on top as the clear winner because it is so easy to use and understand for power users. Crystal Reports, like most BI tools, requires more extensive training and is not as easy or user friendly. It is more reliable as we rarely ever have any downtime. If we do it is due to a user running a bad, corrupt report repeatedly. This would cause issues with any BI tool. It is an easy fix - delete the aborted process before it brings down other reports and services and you are good. Very easy to maintain and debug.
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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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WebFOCUS8.8
Based on 12 answers
Most WebFOCUS activity happens directly within the information technology department of the university. However, individual departmental resource coordinators assist with day to day operations and reporting as needed. Collaboration, like most higher education institutions, is usually as a result of an executive mandate with daily operations happening mostly in silos.
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Data Integration

Adaptive Insights7.6
Based on 17 answers
It is very simple to update data, both monthly actuals and budgeting data, using an Excel template or the connector.
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WebFOCUS9.5
Based on 12 answers
We have several data sources across the university with integration to WebFOCUS. Most of the data populated in WebFOCUS comes directly from a data warehouse or replicated dataset rather than from production environments, thus there is a time delay. Data merging becomes possible with unique identifying keys and WebFOCUS makes it easy to report across these data sources.
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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

  • Once Adaptive was deployed we shorten our budget input cycle from about 1 month to 1 week for user inputs. Allowing more time to do meaningful analysis
  • With the use of office connect for BoD package reporting, I am able to quickly update a BoD deck. It usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour to change the settings in my standard reports and once this is done, if I make a change to the data in Adaptive, I can update the base reports and my PowerPoint slides are updated in a matter of seconds to minutes.
  • I estimated we save 1 to 2 FPA headcount because of Adaptive.
  • I have a 3 Year license agreement with Adaptive and because of this we receive multi year discounts.
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  • 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

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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WebFOCUS

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

WebFOCUS More Information