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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 Power BI

Power BI works great for those companies that require a deeper understanding of their daily operations without compromising their effectiveness, Every single aspect can be merged using a well-founded source, I don't recommend Power BI for users without or less experience in excel or basic query design, should always require to do a basic to intermediate training to achieve the goals.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
9.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Publish to Web
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Power BI
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.8

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Microsoft Power BI
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Microsoft Power BI

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.4
Microsoft Power BI
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Microsoft Power BI

Analytics

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

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Microsoft Power BI
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Microsoft Power BI

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
REST API
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Javascript API
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
iFrames
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Power BI
7.0
Java API
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Power BI
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Adaptive Insights
Microsoft Power BI
6.9

Pros

  • I love how easy it is to track software and general amortizations in Adaptive. The software has been an issue with my past employers, but it flows very easily here in Adaptive.
  • We also use Adaptive's OfficeConnect for easy reporting. It has helped us automate our reporting as we work with internal departments. We have the reports built, and the software and can refresh all of them simultaneously, reducing generation time and giving us more time for analysis.
  • We are building out more operational metrics now. We are starting to track sales opportunities across different business segments to see the correlation between spending activities and opportunity generation. This helps us set better targets in the future. This paired with OfficeConnect also makes it very easy to track and report on operational metrics in addition to financial metrics.
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  • Deep Integration with Microsoft Office Suit, Excel, Access, Power Point.
  • API compatible
  • Robust query design from basic to advance consults
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Cons

  • When trying to learn about a new feature or a feature I have not used previously it is sometimes difficult to find that information on the help section.
  • Adaptive can be deployed through consultants when they do not have specialized knowledge like higher education. This sometimes makes it difficult to determine who to contact when experiencing issues with the model after implementation.
  • You are limited to one master chart of accounts. When you have multiple businesses this can cause some difficulties that can be overcome, but takes additional thought and planning and can cause issues when making changes.
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  • Connectivity with non-Microsoft tools: Power BI is great to integrate with other MS tools, but if you want to connect it with statistical or machine learning tools (R, Python, Mathlab, JMP, etc.) you might get in trouble. Tableau, for example, has an easy integration with R and Python.
  • Not all features are available in the online version: If you want to use more advanced features, you will probably need to download the desktop version of Power BI.
  • No desktop version for Mac: So, I use a Mac and I needed to use some extra features on Power BI. When I tried to download the more complete desktop version, I realized that there's no desktop version of Power BI for Mac! I had to borrow a PC from a colleague to run the analysis I wanted.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights8.6
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 Power BI10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
I think that it is very intuitive and once you get to know the system it is very user-friendly.The reporting module is especially impressive with the drag and drop reporting - our business really loves this.The system looks modern and "smart" and I never hesitate to show it off to stakeholders across the business.Some of the "back end" formula set up can sometimes involve lots of heavy lifting as a power user.
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Microsoft Power BI8.8
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
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Reliability and Availability

Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 9 answers
It's never been out of action when we've needed to use it.
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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 questions are always answered quickly.
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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


Implementation was very easy and fast. The ability to
customize Levels and Dimensions to match our Organization’s structure and
accounting practices is great. Our organization is continually changing and
adaptive has the ability to be changed without issue.

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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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First of all, Power BI is a fraction of the price of Tableau. Secondly, I found Tableau to be much less user-friendly than Power BI. Tableau is great if your organization wants to completely control BI and centralize it in the hands of highly skilled data analysts and IT teams. Power BI, on the other hand, is more egalitarian in that just about anyone can quickly understand how to use Power BI to create customized data models that are meaningful to them and churn out impressive looking interactive visuals. I highly prefer Power BI over Tableau
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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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Microsoft Power BI8.0
Based on 53 answers
Microsoft Power BI needs to develop a dedicated portal like Tableau Online to host different dashboards. All users need to login to access the dashboard, data level security needs to be implemented on a more robust scale. Downloading of data from the dashboard is difficult. PBI offers iframe code which can easily be hosted on an internal portal for everyone to access. However, the data needs to be public and if security is needed then we would have to implement SSO based security or any other form of security on our own (this will prevent logging in to PBI to view reports)
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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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Microsoft Power BI8.3
Based on 52 answers
Microsoft Power BI can connect to most prominent databases such as Amazon Redshift, MySQL, Oracle, Teradata etc. The live data streams are still not robust and face lags and breakdowns frequently especially with redshift. Power BI and excel go hand in hand and offer interoperability. Flat files and other text file sources can easily be connected. PBI distinguishes itself from other tools by connecting to online service apps like Salesforce, SharePoint, QuickBooks and other services.
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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

  • Cycle time for processing financial statements, budgets, and forecasts are greatly reduced.
  • Visibility of company metrics and drivers has been increased across the company.
  • The ease and ability to quickly create multiple forecasts using different scenarios is now available.
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  • It's a good start for setting up customized dashboards.
  • Available for all users based on Office 365 platform we have in place.
  • Doesn't really allow depth of report - specifically customization of visual displays.
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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 Power BI

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