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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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Qlik Sense

There is no such thing as suited scenarios to use Qlik Sense, it can be used where analytics is required on data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
9.3
Qlik Sense
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Qlik Sense
8.6
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Qlik Sense
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Qlik Sense
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.6
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Qlik Sense
9.0
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Qlik Sense
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Qlik Sense
9.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.9
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.9
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Qlik Sense
9.2
Publish to Web
Adaptive Insights
Qlik Sense
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Adaptive Insights
Qlik Sense
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights
7.7
Qlik Sense
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Qlik Sense
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.5

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights
9.0
Qlik Sense
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Qlik Sense
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Qlik Sense
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Qlik Sense
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Adaptive Insights
Qlik Sense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights
8.5
Qlik Sense
8.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Qlik Sense
9.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Qlik Sense
9.1

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Qlik Sense
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Qlik Sense
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Qlik Sense
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Qlik Sense
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Qlik Sense
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Qlik Sense

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights
7.5
Qlik Sense
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights
7.9
Qlik Sense
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights
5.6
Qlik Sense
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.6
Qlik Sense
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Qlik Sense
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.1
Qlik Sense
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Qlik Sense
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Qlik Sense

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Qlik Sense
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.4
Qlik Sense
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Qlik Sense
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Qlik Sense

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Adaptive Insights
Qlik Sense
8.2
REST API
Adaptive Insights
Qlik Sense
7.0
Javascript API
Adaptive Insights
Qlik Sense
8.0
iFrames
Adaptive Insights
Qlik Sense
8.0
Java API
Adaptive Insights
Qlik Sense
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Adaptive Insights
Qlik Sense
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Adaptive Insights
Qlik Sense
8.0

Pros

  • Adaptive handles the concept of "versions" very well. This makes budgeting, forecasting, and scenario planning particularly easy. You can compare actuals vs budget, vs budget @ different rate, vs forecast or vs prior year all at the quick click of a button.
  • Multi-user, multi-location, multi-currency handled with ease within the system.
  • Adding or removing GL codes, levels or dimensions is really easy and is updated across the entire model.
  • The reporting writing part of the solution is excellent. Once the data is in, you can report any parameter against any other.
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  • User Interface - Easy to navigate and play across the dashboard, its charts and objects are like floating things like a bubble which is well suited for an official purpose
  • Connect Different Data Sources - with the help of various connectors QlikSense connects Database like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc
  • Security - It provides security in application level as well as data level
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Cons

  • The Adaptive Planning portion of the suite is very mature and has few short-comings. The biggest improvement I can think of is the ability for formulas to cross versions.
  • The Adaptive Discovery (dashboard) portion of the suite is much less mature. There are many chart types not available that are in Excel. For example, I would like to have an X-Y scatter chart to use. Also, some of the dial (chart) types have very little formatting options (like pie charts).
  • While the object of the web-based product is to eliminate paper printing, there are times when it is necessary to print financial statements. It would be nice to print directly to pdf with the ability to format the reports.
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  • The license structure is bizarre. The use of tokens is very confusing at first but does get easier to manage the longer you are operational. Knowing when to name tokens or keep them un-named is very tricky.
  • More customization of color and layout/design aesthetics is much needed.
  • Price is a factor as well. It’s hard to see the value proposition up to senior management when Other Tools have a lower entry price threshold.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights8.5
Based on 32 answers
Our company is upgrading our SAP system this year and exploring one of the SAP reporting modules, but I don't think it will affect our renewal of Adaptive, especially since I know they are going to roll out an Office integration tool later this year.
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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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Qlik Sense9.4
Based on 5 answers
The product is good but may be great in the next few versions.
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Reliability and Availability

Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 9 answers
As far as I recall, it is always up and available when I need to use it, except obviously when it announced couple of hours of down time during its upgrade or maintenance.
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No answers yet
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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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Qlik Sense9.0
Based on 3 answers
Not only can you ask the support team for help, but you can also ask the community. Also with the community there is a vast amount of problems that have already been solved. The problem you are encountering has a likely chance of already being discussed and even solved in the community section saving you time from reaching out.
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In-Person Training

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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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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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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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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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Qlik Sense9.0
Based on 3 answers
Qlik worked along with us during our implementation, and it made it go quick and easy.
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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

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 is another compelling choice for a self-service BI tool. We ultimately went for Qlik Sense because we already had Qlik View in our enterprise and Qlik Sense could do much of what Tableau was offering then.Microsoft Power BI was also considered as most of our users were familiar with Excel. However, we found Qlik Sense to be a better fit for our purposes.
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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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Qlik Sense8.3
Based on 32 answers
Access to apps is easily controlled from with in the management console and this is very intuitive. Once an app is published it is instantly available to users based on the security roles. These are easy to maintain and update. From within an app it is simple to snapshot portions to share with other taking them straight to the view which has been shared.
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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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Qlik Sense8.9
Based on 33 answers
This seems to be able to connect with ease to most database types. How Qlik Sense handles data from the various sources with comparative ease. Merging the data from different sources is simple and easy as well as the ability to tidy up formatting issues within the data
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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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  • Qlik Sense dashboards are not completely developed and isn't fully available for all the Business Users, but the users who are using it are happy with the application
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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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Qlik Sense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE

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