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Adaptive Insights

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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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QuickBooks for Mac

It's easy and fun to use QuickBooks for Mac when it is set up right. It works well for the most part and has only a few bugs. I would rate it a 9 if it was able to do job costing for wages, and if there were more programs/apps that integrate with it.But if you are choosing accounting technology QuickBooks for Mac might be a poor choice because an online accounting program, instead of premise-based software, will make it easier to collaborate with your bookkeeper, CPA, Advisor, etc.. The exception is running QuickBooks for Mac in a hosted environment which allows multiple users to access it. Of course if your internet connection is unreliable, you are not ready for online accounting software! In that case, QuickBooks for Mac is easy to use, just be sure it's set up right first.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
9.3
QuickBooks for Mac
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Payroll Management

Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
Pay calculation
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.1
Benefit plan administration
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Direct deposit files
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Reimbursement management
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0

Customization

Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
API for custom integration
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Plug-ins
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6

Security

Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Single sign-on capability
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
Role-based user permissions
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.2
Dashboards
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Standard reports
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Custom reports
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.5
Accounts payable
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Accounts receivable
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Cash management
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Bank reconciliation
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Expense management
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Time tracking
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Fixed asset management
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7
Multi-currency support
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Multi-division support
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
5.8
Regulations compliance
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
5.2
Electronic tax filing
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Self-service portal
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Global Financial Support
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
5.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6
Intercompany Accounting
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Localizations
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Journals and Reconciliations
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Enterprise Accounting
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
6.5
Centralized Rules Framework
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
5.2
Standardized Processes
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9

Inventory Management

Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7
Inventory tracking
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
5.8
Automatic reordering
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Location management
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Manufacturing module
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8

Order Management

Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Pricing
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.1
Order entry
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3
Credit card processing
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9
Cost of goods sold
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Order Orchestration
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Order exception Resolution
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Branded client dashboards
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Client data roll-up capabilities
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable alerts
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Billing bypass
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Client template cloning
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Single sign-on
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Configurable client onboarding questions
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Cross-client workflow management
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Industry-specific versioning
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Legacy system data migration
Adaptive Insights
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3

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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  • Ease of use
  • Support
  • User friendly
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Cons

  • The format of reports when downloaded to Excel or PowerPoint could use improvement.
  • Would be nice if you could inactivate GL accounts when they are no longer being used.
  • Suppress rows functionality when set by the administrator to default to suppress if not data doesn't always seem to work.
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  • Training videos
  • Quickbooks user community
  • Website integrations
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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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QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 9 answers
I support clients who use QuickBooks for Mac and renew my own QuickBooks for Mac license yearly so that I can stay up to date.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
The reports are exactly what we need however accessing it from the various sections is not as simple as it should be
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QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 3 answers
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
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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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QuickBooks for Mac9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
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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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QuickBooks for Mac5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
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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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QuickBooks for Mac5.0
Based on 1 answer
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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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Allows you to follow up on cost of wages and expenses on different budgets for all projects conducted during the year
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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

  • Our budgeting and forecasting cycles are now faster, more accurate and can evolve dynamically throughout the process. This is especially important in our business which is experiencing rapid growth.
  • Our ability to push out bespoke reporting to business owners has massively improved.
  • For our most recent budget cycle, we were able to simply and quickly illustrate the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations to our board.
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  • High implementation cost for small business, but expect to see good return by saving time.
  • Has increased reporting and communication between employees and external accountant.
  • I had to pay for the Pro version simply to access recurring invoices which was unfortunate.
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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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QuickBooks for Mac

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