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Adaptive Insights

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Microsoft Dynamics AX

Top Rated
101 Ratings

Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Microsoft Dynamics AX

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101 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX is suitable for medium to large organizations that are looking for an Enterprise Resource Planning solution that provides a single solution for managing multiple business processes and reporting and transaction requirements. Dynamics AX has proven to be a good solution for our wholesale business.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics AX

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Payroll Management

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Pay calculation
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Benefit plan administration
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Direct deposit files
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0
Reimbursement management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.6

Customization

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.2
API for custom integration
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.2
Plug-ins
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.2

Security

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Single sign-on capability
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Dashboards
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Standard reports
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.1
Custom reports
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Accounts payable
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Accounts receivable
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Global Financial Support
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Intercompany Accounting
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Localizations
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Enterprise Accounting
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.9
Configurable Accounting
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Centralized Rules Framework
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Standardized Processes
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.8

Inventory Management

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Inventory tracking
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.9
Automatic reordering
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Location management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Manufacturing module
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8

Order Management

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Pricing
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Order entry
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Credit card processing
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Cost of goods sold
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Order Orchestration
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
End-to-end order visibility
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4

Subledger and Financial Process

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Automated Invoice Processing
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
Shared Services Payments
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Billings Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Customer Receipt Applications
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Customer Collections
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Revenue Recognition
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Cash Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Asset Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Travel & Expense Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Period Close
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.6
Transactions Tax
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Subledger Reconciliations
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Project Financial Management

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Costing
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Cost Capture
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
Capital Project Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Customer Invoicing
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Project Execution Management

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Project Planning and Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0
Project Manager Dashboard
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0
Project Candidate Search
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Procurement

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Sourcing Analysis
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Contract Compliance Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0
Contract History
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Contract Repository
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Electronic Signatures
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Invoice Automated Matching
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Spend Compliance Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Supplier Assessment
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Supplier Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Supplier Portal
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Logistics

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Transportation Process Integration
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Transportation Execution Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Freight Payment Automation
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Trade Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Customs Document Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Fulfillment Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Inventory Visibility
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Manufacturing

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Manufacturing Costs
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Supply Chain

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Inventory Planning
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Performance Monitoring
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Dynamics AX
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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  • Managing employees from Hiring to retiring. Through the HR module, a recruitment project could be initiated and followed through to receiving applications, conducting interviews, hiring and retiring.
  • Stock Management. Items can be managed to ensure that re-order levels are always updated. When re-order level is low, the Microsoft Dynamics Ax allows for a purchase request to be initiated on those items, goes through a workflow of approvals, a request for quote is sent to vendors and then a purchase order sent to chosen vendor.
  • Management of payroll system. Employees are created through the HR Module and set up for payroll. Any additional earnings or deduction are applied on the same employee's details to complete the pay structure and this is made possible through the inter module relations in Microsoft Dynamics.
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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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  • Not intuitive or user-friendly
  • A lot of extra clicking around to do simple tasks
  • Limit the amount of information you can give in descriptions and doesn't auto populate all information it should
  • Annoying that you can't see the status of invoices of when they were paid or when they will be paid
  • Annoying that you can't see invoices from others on your team because you didn't input the invoice
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 4 answers
Likely to renew use as we are in the process of upgrading.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
Building complex reports is still difficult to do when using dimension or level attributes. Formulas are still a challenge.
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Microsoft Dynamics AX9.0
Based on 1 answer
Dynamics AX MES is a good product, once deployed and stable, much easier to manage for the operationally than legacy systems.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
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Support

Adaptive Insights6.8
Based on 11 answers
Support questions are always answered quickly.
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Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft did a reasonably good job supporting the deployment efforts to multiple factories and ongoing stabilization. I don't think that MES was intended for the large enterprise volume and complexity levels our operations required.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
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Microsoft Dynamics AX9.0
Based on 1 answer
It took a lot of work, but Microsoft ultimately did a good job with in-person training, including being onsite in multiple global locations for extended periods.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 1 answer
Our solution deviated from a number of key out-of-the-box standards that were included in Online training. We just used that for introduction to the general functionality.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX7.3
Based on 2 answers
Users in some cases were busy and not engaged, so those areas went slower. Configuration by the consultants was good, but at time complicated.
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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 Suite gave us what we needed and fit our use case perfectly. We did short list Host Analytics and they were neck and neck with Adaptive and it was a win/win for us and we would have been successful with either tool. My familiarity with Adaptive, the simplicity of self implementation, the product vision,and the turn around time to get the company up and running made gave Adaptive the edge.
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I have not evaluated any-other type of similar product
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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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No answers yet
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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

  • Staffing. Almost certain we would have had to hire a full-time budget analyst to process budgets pre-Adaptive. Savings in labor for salary and benefits is about $150 k annually.
  • Quicker ability to report and complete the budget process. Before Adaptive, the budget process took about 4 months. We have shrunk the time required to about 3 months with additional time now for analysis.
  • What if reporting. Nice to see the impact of changes in the budget with a quick turn around time to report.
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  • Helps save accounting time on inputting invoices
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX

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