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Adaptive Insights

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Adaptive Insights

It is well suited for mid-size companies to have a budgeting, forecasting, and reporting platform. The system needs data and someone to maintain it so it would not be well suited for a small company or one without a dedicated finance team.
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Paychex Accounting Online

I think Paychex Online payroll can be an asset for nearly any employer, especially if there have been improvements to allow employee access and data storage. Many employees prefer to be paperless and would rather access paystubs, W-2s, etc. online and/or via email. It'd also be great for employees to be able to make healthcare, 401k, etc., selections online and/or review selections made previously or in a different venue.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
9.3
Paychex Accounting Online
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Paychex Accounting Online
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Paychex Accounting Online
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Paychex Accounting Online

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Paychex Accounting Online
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Paychex Accounting Online
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Paychex Accounting Online
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Paychex Accounting Online

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Payroll Management

Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
7.8
Pay calculation
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0
Benefit plan administration
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0
Direct deposit files
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
7.0
Reimbursement management
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0

Customization

Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
9.0
API for custom integration
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
9.0
Plug-ins
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
9.0

Security

Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
7.5
Single sign-on capability
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
7.3
Dashboards
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
6.0
Standard reports
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0
Custom reports
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
7.4
Accounts payable
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
7.0
Accounts receivable
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
7.0
Cash management
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0
Bank reconciliation
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0
Expense management
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0
Time tracking
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
6.2
Fixed asset management
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0
Multi-currency support
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0
Multi-division support
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
4.4
Regulations compliance
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0
Electronic tax filing
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0
Self-service portal
Adaptive Insights
Paychex Accounting Online
8.0

Pros

  • Infinite ability to group accounts and departments for reporting. The only limitation is the number of ways that you think of in terms of consolidating the information.
  • Being able to build scalable, complex, distributed, budget models. With the data we can bring into the system and the formulas we can use we have all the functionality of the spreadsheet, but with the flexibility to allow leaders across the organization to participate and update their section.
  • The platform allows multiple forecast/budget versions which allows for version control and sensitivity analysis. I can lock versions from changes while quickly creating a new version to see the impact of a +or- scenario to the company’s profitability.
  • With the OfficeConnect tool we can leverage Excel to provide repeatable reports for the board and other business leaders that are repeatable from month to month. While the platform provides more flexibility than an accounting package it still has limitations. Using OfficeConnect I can leverage the power of the Microsoft suite of Excel/Word/PowerPoint directly.
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  • Interactive
  • Easy
  • Good Customer Service
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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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  • Citrix program is slow
  • Interface looks outdated
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights8.6
Based on 32 answers
We just recently renewed our contract and I wouldn't hesitate to renew again. First, Adaptive as a company has a great customer-first attitude and they're great to work with. Their customer service team is fantastic. Second, they are constantly trying to improve the product and make it better, but not losing sight of what we really need. Also, the longer you use the product the more it is filled with priceless data all in one spot with instant access to report on and dig into.
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Paychex Accounting Online10.0
Based on 1 answer
Had the company I worked for not gone out of business, it is likely they would have continued using this service.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
Menus are easy to navigate, sheets are straightforward and flexible and you can work on your budget/forecasts without being at the office. The cloud based system makes it easy for users to complete their processes offsite and without needing there work provided computer. Creating new reports using both the web based Adaptive tool and OfficeConnect is quite simple with very minimal training.
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Paychex Accounting Online10.0
Based on 1 answer
The software was very user friendly. Menus were intuitive so that even with minimal training I found what I was looking for with minimal effort
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Reliability and Availability

Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 9 answers
Cloud-based allows for access anywhere. Very little downtime.
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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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Paychex Accounting Online9.5
Based on 2 answers
The system was very intuitive and user friendly so there wasn't a lot of need to call support, but when necessary, the representatives were knowledgeable and able to help 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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Paychex Accounting Online10.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation was very smooth. The most cumbersome task was entering the current employees into the system during initial set up, but Paychex staff handled most of that and verified against prior system reports as well as internal reports provided to ensure 100% accuracy.
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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

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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Both have their plus points. Paycom's interface seems more modern and user friendly. But Paychex's functionality is better
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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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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

  • Adaptive provides for good forecasting based on revenue and expenditure.
  • The ability to pull different month-end reporting is a great feature.
  • The ability to share access across 11 offices statewide is very beneficial.
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  • The most positive impact Paychex has is their Customer Service. I LOVE Paychex Customer Service. Enough said.
  • Paychex's IT Department is on point.
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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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Paychex Accounting Online

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

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