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Adaptive Insights

Adaptive is great if you want to create many what- if scenarios when budgeting and forecasting. Staffing scenarios has been particularly helpful for our HR department when analyze staff needs for future years and analyzing open and unfilled positions over a certain time frame.

Every so often Adaptive's response time when in the system has been slow but Adaptive has rolled out the Elastic Hypercube to take care of that issue.
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OSAS

I honestly think that it's extremely outdated and don't understand why anyone would still use it. Especially in a non-profit setting. In our field we have to be able to track revenue and expenses by funds, and with the way those funding streams tend to cross an agency or company's fiscal year, the fact that it is virtually impossible to pull the information in that manner restricts a finance department more than anything.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
9.3
OSAS
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
OSAS
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
OSAS
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
OSAS

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights
8.0
OSAS
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights
9.0
OSAS
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights
7.0
OSAS
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights
8.0
OSAS
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights
8.0
OSAS

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
OSAS
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
OSAS
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
OSAS
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
OSAS

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights
7.7
OSAS
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights
7.0
OSAS
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights
8.0
OSAS
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
OSAS

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights
9.0
OSAS
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights
9.0
OSAS
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights
9.0
OSAS
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights
9.0
OSAS

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights
8.5
OSAS
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights
8.0
OSAS
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
OSAS
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
OSAS
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights
10.0
OSAS

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Security

Adaptive Insights
OSAS
5.5
Single sign-on capability
Adaptive Insights
OSAS
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Adaptive Insights
OSAS
6.0

Reporting & Analytics

Adaptive Insights
OSAS
2.0
Standard reports
Adaptive Insights
OSAS
3.0
Custom reports
Adaptive Insights
OSAS
1.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Adaptive Insights
OSAS
1.8
Accounts payable
Adaptive Insights
OSAS
2.0

Pros

  • Adaptive Insights has so many good resources and easy filtering capabilities with active searching. When you go to a section of Adaptive Insights, you will see filters at the top of the page. As you change them, the contents of the page change to suit what you're looking for. This makes it easy to find the resources you need!
  • As previously mentioned, the FP&A Glossary is a great feature due to its concise definition of many common terms in FP&A.
  • I have not had much experience with the eBooks section of Adaptive Insights, but there are is a wide variety of topics to explore, such as rolling forecasts, and best practices for controllers.
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  • No confusing reporting.
  • Easy to follow interface.
  • Simplified experience.
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Cons

  • On the Infographics page, I would love to see a thumbnail of the infographic before clicking on it. In general, I love that when you hover over a box, you get a more detailed description, but I would also love the ability to hover and then click to see a thumbnail before opening the full page.
  • Similarly, I think the Videos page should have the length of each video somewhere on the squares. This would help people judge how much time they would need to watch each one all the way through, and be able to make an informed decision about how many they could watch in between meetings.
  • There is no free text search bar.
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  • Not user-friendly or intuitive in the least. Even with the instruction manual, it's like part of it is missing or you are expected to know certain items before even looking.
  • Reporting is very basic and impossible to customize on the user's end. You must have tech support build them for you. Also, no cross fiscal year reporting.
  • Can't cut only one check if you have other invoices already entered in the batch.
  • The chart of account codes are not independent. You must build your whole GL for each fund source or program, which leaves you with an unwieldy chart of accounts.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights8.6
Based on 32 answers
At this point we have set up our reporting to integrate with Adaptive. We have spent some non-recurring money to set up and populate the system. Switching at this point would only be an option if we were unhappy with the decision. This might seem like I am side-stepping the issue but I think an important point is being made. Whatever system you decide to go with, changing later is costly and unproductive. We chose Adaptive and have absolutely no regrets. We are currently at a crossroads here at Teachscape and are looking at several different potential options. If we were still relying on a 20 to 40 sheet Excel workbook with thousands of links and formulas, I don't think I would be able to sleep at night. Adaptive gives me a greater level of comfort.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
My rating of 9 is really a composite of two ratings. For the users, I would give it a 10. But for administrators, I would give it more of an 8. That is because there is definitely a learning curve for the admins. It has a fair level of complexity (which is necessary), especially in the formulas and certain types of sheets. It is a product worth mastering, but it does take time to learn.
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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 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
Our implementation was non eventful and we were very satisfied with the overall experience.
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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 had meetings with several industry leaders and Adaptive was our choice in the end. We liked IBM and also liked Host Analytics for different reasons. In the end it was the combination of cloud, Excel add-in, Office Connect, Discovery, and cost that would ultimately end up with Adaptive. I've used a few similar BI products and it has become my tool of preference. One of the best things about Adaptive is that they are committed to being the best, and to do that they must evolve and enhance the products different modules, I have seen many updates while using the product and I can say that they are making impressive enhancements on a regular basis. I'm very excited to see where they will be in another year.
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If you've used CYMA, you'll be familiar with the way OSAS builds the GL, however CYMA is light years ahead of OSAS. If you've used anything like Abila MIP, you'll understand the comparison when I say "Abila is like using power tools to build your bookcase, CYMA is like using a hand saw and hammer, and OSAS is using a chisel to carve one out of wood." They all will get the job done and at the end of the day, you have a book case. But depending on which tools you use will either be ready for a library or a couple of small tomes. I didn't select OSAS, and never would it have been given consideration to be used as my accounting software
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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

  • 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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  • We have to do so much tracking of expenses by hand, that using OSAS doesn't save us any money in that respect.
  • I believe my predecessor used OSAS for over 15 years so she obviously felt comfortable with it. I can make do with it and at least track my bottom line.
  • No real reporting other than basic balance sheets.
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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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OSAS

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