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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

SAP BPC is well suited for complex planning and consolidations needs where the underlying transactional system is SAP ECC. It suits well if the organization has separate teams with BPC, ABAP, BW, Basis, Hana skillset. SAP BPC is less appropriate for organizations using Agile methodology. It is not suitable for organizations in a hyper-growth cycle as the installation and implementation is time-consuming. It will not work for organizations where the planning and budgeting needs keep changing frequently. The UI of SAP BPC is not very intuitive and very difficult to set up a dynamic dashboard for senior executives and officials of CxO.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
9.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights
7.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights
7.7
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights
7.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights
8.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights
10.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.4
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.4
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.8
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.2
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.0
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.4

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights
7.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.3
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights
7.9
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.7
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights
5.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.2
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.2
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.4
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.1
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.7
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.6
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.7
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.7
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.4
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
9.2
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
7.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

Analytics

Adaptive Insights
7.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.8
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights
7.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.7
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights
6.8
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.8
KPIs
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.8
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.8
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.6

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.4
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.6
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.7
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.0

Pros

  • Financial Reporting - Building financial statements in OfficeConnect is a breeze! They are quick and easy to update on a monthly basis! The HTML reporting within Adaptive Insights is also particularly useful for department and adhoc reports!
  • Budgeting/Forecasting - Being able to budget/forecast within Adaptive Insights has significantly cut down on the time it takes to budget by utilizing formulas and assumptions within the model! We reforecast quarterly, and with Adaptive Insights, it's painless when compared to the Excel forecasting we did previously.
  • Cash Flow Statement - Creating this for the annual audit was painful before Adaptive Insights! Now, it's a simple export from Adaptive Insights.
  • Dashboards - The dashboards that can be created are endless and provide valuable insight for our executives in real-time!
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  • Allows for tracking of actual vs budgeted expenses. Can have multiple budgets or forecasts for comparison.
  • Can create reports that can be modified to show either department or office views of the data.
  • Allows for budgeting of production hours, billed hours and collections by individual timekeeper.
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Cons

  • Model - It takes a little bit of time to get familiar with how the model works.
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  • Multiple Architecture Solutions available for BPC could end up with wrong selection of the tool that may not be appropriate for the organization
  • Need to procure additional software to compliment BPC (SAP Analytics for Cloud), the cost associated with additional license requirements
  • Maturity and stability of the latest version
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights8.6
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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)7.0
Based on 1 answer
There is a heavy dependency on IT team. The system is not very flexible for Agile projects.
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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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

Adaptive Insights6.8
Based on 11 answers
Support questions are always answered quickly.
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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)7.0
Based on 1 answer
We need a big support team with various skillset like BPC, ABAP, BW, HANA, FICO etc
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In-Person Training

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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP BPC training content and trainers are very good. The training is structured and provides a very good understanding of the product features and functionalities. I attended 6 separate training sessions of week-long or more. I had very good experience in all the sessions. The training is organized very well.
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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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP Training contents are very good, informative and exhaustive.
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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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)8.0
Based on 1 answer
The implementation was carried out in two phases spread over a period of 4 years with 2 upgrades in between. We also had multiple upgrades to HANA.
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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

My decision came down to Adaptive vs Host Analytics. Host made the claim that because their sheets were just like excel, you wouldn't need to learn any new commands. Rather, I thought that was a downside. I didn't want another glorified version of excel, I was looking for something different, something new. Adaptive had that. They were also far more willing to work with a nonprofit and become a partner, rather than just a vendor.
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Khalix had great scripting logic. BPC has a user friendly consolidation process. BPC administration Web portal is slow and laggy.
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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
It is very simple to update data, both monthly actuals and budgeting data, using an Excel template or the connector.
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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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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  • No ROI measured.
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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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

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

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