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Adaptive Insights

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204 Ratings

Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Power BI For Office 365

184 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

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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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Power BI For Office 365

If you want to get closer to the world of BI and work in a Microsoft environment you can definitely evaluate the tools of Power BI and see if they are right for you. I recommend you buy the PRO version otherwise you can not use the most useful features of BI. The cost is moreover certainly less than many other competitors.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.7
Power BI For Office 365
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Power BI For Office 365
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Power BI For Office 365
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Power BI For Office 365
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Power BI For Office 365
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.2
Power BI For Office 365

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights
7.5
Power BI For Office 365
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights
7.9
Power BI For Office 365
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights
5.5
Power BI For Office 365
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Power BI For Office 365
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Power BI For Office 365
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Power BI For Office 365

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.3
Power BI For Office 365
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Power BI For Office 365
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Power BI For Office 365
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Power BI For Office 365
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Power BI For Office 365
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
6.9
Power BI For Office 365

Analytics

Adaptive Insights
7.6
Power BI For Office 365
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Power BI For Office 365
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights
6.8
Power BI For Office 365
KPIs
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Power BI For Office 365
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Power BI For Office 365
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Power BI For Office 365
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Power BI For Office 365

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Power BI For Office 365
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.4
Power BI For Office 365
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Power BI For Office 365
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Power BI For Office 365

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
6.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
6.5
Publish to Web
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
6.8
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
6.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
6.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
5.3

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.0

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.4
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights
Power BI For Office 365
5.5

Pros

  • Adaptive allows for more detailed budgeting.
  • Adaptive allows managers to have more control over and take ownership of their budgets.
  • Adaptive integrates fairly easily to most ERP and CRM systems.
  • Through integration and the use of Office Connect, monthly and ad hoc reporting is quick and almost painless.
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  • Ease of data import
  • Easy to learn the basic operation of the software
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Cons

  • Users need more visibility for external reporting. If this already exists, then I would suggest more training or webcasts that cover this topic.
  • On the sales side of things, I would suggest ensuring that your NEW users are aware of the amount of training involved in learning to be an ADMIN for Adaptive Insights. Users need to be able to move beyond the implementation to active use. Yes, Adaptive makes things easy, but only if you know how to write the formulas and set things up correctly to run in the background. Hands-on training is a must! Our implementation was 3 years ago, though, so maybe things have improved somewhat since then.
  • More problem/solution-specific forums for users to interact with each other and find new and better ways of handling unique issues. Since Adaptive is so flexible, it often takes bouncing ideas off others to figure out the best way to plan for certain types of revenue or expenses.
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  • I'd like to be able to use visuals based on different data sets in the same page.
  • The visuals are limited - I'd like to see a ribbon plot for example.
  • Would like to be able to use different data representations on the same visual. There's currently an ability to put lines on histograms but no ability to, for example, add points to a histogram or line plot. I understand some of these may be in development but you will never be able to create visuals for each possible combination. You need a way of combining two visuals into one - e.g. line and points.
  • DAX is very powerful but a bit complicated for some users. I think you need to make some of the functionality that's available in DAX exposed at the UI level.
  • The R visual gives the flexibility to plot a lot of stuff but it is limited by only being able to plot what's passed in the dataset.
  • You need a text entry box that you can filter datasets by.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights8.5
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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Power BI For Office 3659.2
Based on 4 answers
I will continue to recommend this suite to folks looking for a reporting and analytics solution, as I find in MOST cases, it's great at meeting almost every requirement I've been given by a multitude of clients across a range of industries. I've built Capacity Planning solutions that allowed end user input which was then submitted to SharePoint, Executive Dashboards, custom applications, simple analytical tools for teams to easily slice and dice data, and super simple reports as well as some very complicated ones. If you haven't seen the demos online, do a search, and see for yourself - this is a great BI suite! (I do not work for Microsoft, although I do consult out there from time to time. I do occasionally make a recommendation for a different BI reporting tool, but in general, find Excel can accomplish quite a bit for less money and in less time.)
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
Adaptive Planning is intuitive and it's easy to train our users since the database looks a lot like an excel spreadsheet. I've been an Admin for five years and it's easy to maintain the system (setting up users, adding new accounts/cost centers, adding new mappings, controlling access, etc.). The consultants at Adaptive Suite are very accessible and we've engaged them on numerous occasions. For instance, we used consultants to assist with implementing structural changes to our organization (we added legal entities) and with modeling corporate allocations when new allocation functionality became available.
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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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At the maximum, we have had 10 users, of which 3 were data analysts. The others were consumers of the data.
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Alternatives Considered

Adaptive Suite gave us what we needed and fit our use case perfectly. We did short list Host Analytics and they were neck and neck with Adaptive and it was a win/win for us and we would have been successful with either tool. My familiarity with Adaptive, the simplicity of self implementation, the product vision,and the turn around time to get the company up and running made gave Adaptive the edge.
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Tableau Desktop is a more mature product with more features but the price is what has stopped me going down this path.
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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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Power BI For Office 3657.8
Based on 7 answers
As long as each user has a Power BI licence, it is a 10 out of 10. However, it is harder to share with people who don't have a licence.
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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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Power BI For Office 3657.1
Based on 6 answers
There is an ever-increasing range of data-sources, including SAP. Real-time is possible, but rather slow. Overall, it is hard to beat the number of different data sources it can connect to.
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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 has definitely cut the length of our budget process/season. What used to take us 5-6 months is now down to 3 and during that time the process is much simpler and less frustrating.
  • Financially the product is far more affordable than many other solutions. We saved thousands a year by ditching our old solution and implementing Adaptive.
  • No I/T involvement is also important to note. This allows us to get started, make changes, generate reports, create new metrics when the business needs them, not when I/T can get around to it.
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  • It's allowed us to better visualize large amounts of data.
  • It's an easy way to tie into an existing SQL database for users that don't know SQL.
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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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Power BI For Office 365

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