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Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings

Oracle Hyperion

169 Ratings

Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Oracle Hyperion

169 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Oracle Hyperion

It is well suited to very large organizations that need to budget for employee compensation costs. It is particularly well suited for highly matrixed organizations with a long chartstring (four or more segments) that need to be used in the budget. It is probably not necessary for organizations that budget only by account and/or cost center and not by the individual employee.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.7
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Oracle Hyperion
8.7
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.2
Oracle Hyperion
8.0

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights
7.5
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights
7.9
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights
5.5
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.7
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Oracle Hyperion
8.1
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Oracle Hyperion
7.3

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.3
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Oracle Hyperion
8.1
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
6.9
Oracle Hyperion
8.1

Analytics

Adaptive Insights
7.6
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights
6.8
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
KPIs
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Oracle Hyperion
7.1

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.4
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Oracle Hyperion
8.1
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Oracle Hyperion
7.3

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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  • This product handles budgeting by Employee and/or Position very well. It is highly flexible and allows Hyperion administrators the ability to develop a planning application that fits a variety of different business needs.
  • It is great at calculating benefits using business rules to automate the population of these fringe costs in the overall budget planning process. This greatly reduces user error.
  • It allows you to seed the operating budget based on changes to key drivers, such as percentage increases, flat dollar increases and more detailed changes using business rules.
  • Allows visibility into the plans for each unit across the organization, rolled up into an overall budget for the campus.
  • It handles the creation of budgets with multiple chartfield segments or dimensions, which most other budgeting systems cannot handle well. It can aggregate these very quickly.
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Cons

  • It can get cumbersome to have separate sheets for all prepaid expenses. The software works out very neatly - but creating a new sheet for each prepaid expense can be difficult. Because of this, I feel like forecasting is less based on actual plans, and more based on gut feelings, and trends rather than actual plans.
  • I wish OfficeConnect could pull individual lines rather than just aggregated data. The example that I'm trying to work on now is that I would like to pull personnel information from OfficeConnect (mainly pulling lists of employees, or open positions). I don't know how to do that currently. I can pull aggregated data and show totals - but I can't see the individual lines that make up that total within OfficeConnect.
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  • Sometimes the error handling is not the best it could be. Some more error detail could come handy sometimes.
  • Although it has a very user friendly interface, the technical aspects (such as configuration and management) can improve a bit.
  • The product is a little bit expensive.
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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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Oracle Hyperion5.0
Based on 1 answer
We're in the middle of the road because we are not sure that other products on the market fit the bill for what we need yet. Hyperion is expensive and burdensome from an administrator and maintenance standpoint, but it still seems to be the best solution for what we need. Show us an equally capable SaaS consolidation product and we'll talk again.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
Adaptive Insights is incredibly easy to use! OfficeConnect makes creating and updating financial reports a breeze!
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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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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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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
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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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

We previously only used Excel for budgeting and reporting. We now use Adaptive for all budgeting and use an add-on product called Office Connect to build reports that automate our data each month. We find the Office Connect reporting a little more user-friendly than the in-house reporting feature.
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When we were trying to decide between Oracle Hyperion and SAP BPC, the cost and functionality were pretty much the same between both products, but we decided for the Oracle solution as it was better positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for consolidation softwares, and some users in the group had previous experience with it.
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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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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

  • Positive: We are much more efficient now than previously. The time savings alone, and our ability to focus on insights/analytics using less resources has been a great strength to our company.
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  • Made reporting process mouse clicks vs exhaustive manual process
  • Enables simplified consolidations
  • Allows data transmission through out organization with ease
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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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Oracle Hyperion

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