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Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings

QlikView

542 Ratings

Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

QlikView

542 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adaptive Insights

We are a medium-sized holding company, and Adaptive Insights has worked tremendously well for us! We do not currently use it to consolidate our business units, but we plan on exploring that soon. If you find yourself spending numerous hours creating financial statements and budgeting in Excel, then Adaptive Insights may be for you! It saves us an exponential amount of time in variance analysis, refreshing financial statements, and budgeting.
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QlikView

QlikView is well suited for scenarios where a heavy data is involved or heterogeneous data is there which also requires some manipulation/ cleansing or application of business rules. Also, if the UI dashboard involves complicated formulas to be worked upon, QlikView is well suited.However, if there is a need to quickly create some dashboards where the developer has little knowledge on database/ scripting and also there is no data manipulation required for input data, other technologies other than QlikView can be considered.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.7
QlikView
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
QlikView
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
QlikView
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
QlikView
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.3
QlikView
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.2
QlikView

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
QlikView
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.4
QlikView
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.8
QlikView
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
QlikView

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
QlikView
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
7.1
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
6.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights
QlikView
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
6.6
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
6.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
8.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
6.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
QlikView
6.9
Publish to Web
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
6.5
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
7.5
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
6.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights
QlikView
5.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
6.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
3.6
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights
QlikView
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
7.6
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
7.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights
QlikView
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
5.2
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
6.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights
QlikView
7.8

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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  • Dashboards can be created easily with basic programming skills. A typical business analyst will not require a developer once the underlying data model is in place.
  • Qlikview can be used as a web based application allowing users to access dashboards anywhere permissions allow.
  • Qlikview provides a variety of pre-built objects that gives designers flexibility to represent data in multiple ways.
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Cons

  • For reforecasting (e.g. doing 3 + 9 or 6 + 6), it would be useful to do constant currency analysis for versions that are "hybrid" (i.e. contain actual and plan data). At the moment, the virtual version functionality only works properly for actual or plan only versions.
  • We are a company going through a process of changing financial years and trying to plan over multiple financial periods of different lengths. I have found it very difficult to handle this in the system elegantly.
  • It would be good if there were more "template" models for various common business scenarios (e.g. sets of standard modeled sheets available for personnel and fixed assets) or sets of standard cubes for revenue or projects.
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  • Qlikview has its own database and management system. Developers are required to build a new data model to get data into Qlikview.
  • Qlikview's web application requires significant memory and processing power from the browser. Complex dashboards can crash your browser if you're running too many things at once.
  • Qlikview dashboards look relatively outdated.
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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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QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
No longer with the company. I think the product usage died after I left. Personally, I would definitely support renewing the product if I were still with the company. I do wish they would get off the annual subscription model though and allow for a more straight purchase of the product
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
I think that it is very intuitive and once you get to know the system it is very user-friendly.The reporting module is especially impressive with the drag and drop reporting - our business really loves this.The system looks modern and "smart" and I never hesitate to show it off to stakeholders across the business.Some of the "back end" formula set up can sometimes involve lots of heavy lifting as a power user.
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QlikView9.8
Based on 6 answers
Dashboards are easy to use. They are very Excel-like with HTML5 capabilities. Data visualization is good.

The system requires minimum training to get user up and running. It just takes one hour to get up and running with building basic dashboards and one all day session for sophisticated dashboard building. It is intuitive.

We see this in our user adoption. We went from 6 users/day consuming dashboards to over 200 in 1.5 years.

We have 40-50 power users authoring dashboards. They have development licenses. My team in IT used to have to build all dashboards. Our capacity has grown from 3 to 50. Most of these users are analyst types good in Excel. A few power users can write SQL to build QVD models
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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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QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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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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QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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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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QlikView2.1
Based on 7 answers
Qlik does have a tendency to push back sometimes stating that the issue is not related to QlikView but the system it is hosted on
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In-Person Training

No answers on this topic
My team attended, but I cannot myself rate, but I think it was good as they've successfully launched a training program at our company themselves for users. It was 3-4 day training.
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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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QlikView8.0
Based on 3 answers
Training was as expected. The demo environments tend to be more fully featured that our own environment, but the training was clear and well delivered.
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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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QlikView7.4
Based on 13 answers
Once we implemented QlikView, we didn't have to revisit it even though the amount of dashboards has increased
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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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Not applicable to our firm as we are small consulting firm.
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Alternatives Considered

To be honest - Host Analytics seemed relatively similar to Adaptive. However, Adaptive was our number one choice because:- The Adaptive suite looked a lot better. It seemed smarter and "sharper" and the data visualisation was better.- The people from Adaptive throughout the selection process were more helpful and insightful. This was confirmed throughout the implementation where we had really excellent service and help from Adaptive.
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Easier interface and simple and user friendly to use for business users. Data is readily available for reporting.
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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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QlikView6.3
Based on 21 answers
Our implementation of QlikView didn't use the sharing and collaboration capabilities.
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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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QlikView8.9
Based on 21 answers
We really only use SQL databases and Excel documents for data sources. However, it is very easy to incorporate these data sources to build the data models.
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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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QlikView8.9
Based on 2 answers
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Return on Investment

  • The most positive impact has been on time. While it took some time to get things set up correctly, once we did, we were able to report results very quickly.
  • The budgeting process has gone much more quickly.
  • What-if scenarios are a little trickier. There are multiple ways you can do it. We have chosen to use assumptions for percentages and then copy the original version to a "what-if" version and change the assumption it is pointing to. However, this is a bit clunky.
  • Month-end reporting is getting faster and faster the more we automate through Adaptive.
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  • If anything, we've had a very positive ROI. It saved us months of work had we used some other tool.
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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
Adaptive Insights Editions & Modules
Adaptive Insights
Additional Pricing Details

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QlikView

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
QlikView Editions & Modules
QlikView
Edition
QlikView Desktop
Free1
QlikView
Custom2
1. Personal Edition
2. Per License
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.

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