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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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Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is well suited when we are connecting to other databases and sources. The visualizations are constantly improving. This helps it to be more effective in meetings and presentations. Some of the places where it is not very appropriate is that it is not available in the cloud. This makes it a little inconvenient. The deployment needs to be more flexible and there need to be video tutorials available so that it can be more user-friendly. Added mobile support will be a major plus. This is one area that has not been explored by other BI Tools.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
10.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.4

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.1
Microsoft Power BI
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Microsoft Power BI

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
5.7
Microsoft Power BI
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.5
Microsoft Power BI

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.0
Microsoft Power BI

Analytics

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.3
Microsoft Power BI
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.8
Microsoft Power BI
KPIs
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.3
Microsoft Power BI

Integration

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.6
Microsoft Power BI

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
Microsoft Power BI
7.2
REST API
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
Microsoft Power BI
7.5
Javascript API
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
Microsoft Power BI
7.5
iFrames
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
Java API
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
Microsoft Power BI
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
Microsoft Power BI
7.1

Pros

  • Allows assumptions to be created for fringes, taxes, capital etc. We are now able to push these type of expenses to individual departments as opposed to a single department. Gives us true costs for each department.
  • The flexibility in revising and creating new sheets allows our organization to modify our budget/forecast approach without much downtime. Also, we can make these modifications internally . No need to hire consultants to complete these tasks.
  • Adaptive Insights is an easy to use/understand tool for end-users. Our users typically struggle with new systems but the Adaptive roll-out was very smooth with very little end-user angst.
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  • Microsoft Power BI has excellent visualizations, patterns, spot charts.
  • It has a great length of connectivity with databases and other software. This includes: MS Access, PL/SQL, JSON, SAP HANA, MySQL, etc.
  • It's very cheap and helps focus on the right areas during presentations/meeting discussions.
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Cons

  • 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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  • 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 Insights, a Workday company8.6
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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Microsoft Power BI10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company7.6
Based on 76 answers
Adaptive Insights is incredibly easy to use! OfficeConnect makes creating and updating financial reports a breeze!
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Microsoft Power BI8.9
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 Insights, a Workday company9.1
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 Insights, a Workday company9.1
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 Insights, a Workday company6.8
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 Insights, a Workday company8.2
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 Insights, a Workday company8.2
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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Alternatives Considered

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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Power BI, Tableau, and QlikView are the market leaders when analyzed on Gartner`s magic quadrant for business intelligence tool. One of the critical drawbacks of all these visionary tools is the absence or expensive back end that are needed to support the infrastructure. Incremental data load is absent which is a critical requirement these days. PBI also lacks data level security and user group management compared to others. The learning curve in PBI is the least (because of excel and Powerpivot and exception of DAX) compared to other tools. PBI cannot be used for high data processing when compared to tools like Birst which has a robust backend to support the load.
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Scalability

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company9.1
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

  • Month-end reporting: It's hard to say how much time Adaptive Insights has provided, but I can say we no longer have formula errors in Excel reports and refreshing financial statements every month only takes a couple of clicks.
  • Budgeting/forecasting: We have saved a tremendous amount of time in our budgeting cycle. After importing a budget in Adaptive Insights and setting up the model with formulas, we are able to copy the most recent budget version into the next budget version and review. Being able to budget in Adaptive Insights also removes the possibility of formula and linking errors that come with Excel.
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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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Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

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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