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Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

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 a very good tool for final business users as they can use Excel EPM and predefined templates for reporting and detailed analysis. It is user friendly and everyone is familiar with Excel. It could be better for planning: all the planning is done in BPC but needs to travel back to SAP ECC to compare actuals vs. plan. There is no easy process to export BPC planning figures to ECC. It would be nice to have better integration with SAP Controlling module.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

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

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.4
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.7
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.6
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.9
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.7
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.2
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.4

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.8
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
5.8
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.5
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.4
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.6
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.1
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.1
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.1
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.7
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.4

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.7
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.9
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.9
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.9
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.4
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.7
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.2
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
9.3
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.7
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

Analytics

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.2
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.4
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.4
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.2
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.4
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.4
KPIs
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.7
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.5
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.6
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.3

Integration

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.1
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.6
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.8
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.7
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.2

Pros

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

  • 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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

  • The Excel EPM functions are really good
  • BPF functionality with a step by step guidance is a plus
  • Intercompany Eliminations within BPC engine is very straightforward and easy to setup
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Cons

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

  • The layout of the various reporting options could be displayed in a more user-friendlier way. It's a bit difficult to locate where to find the reports.
  • I'm finding that the drill down feature from the monthly financials section is not as convenient as it should be.
  • The exporting to Excel or PDF format is a bit off - it's time consuming to manipulate the excel to a regular paper size.
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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

  • Updates are not backward compatible - on the server side they require complete reinstalls.
  • While they suggest the tool is unlimited, in practice, there are substantial performance limitations on the Microsoft Platform if you let the cube get too large
  • The Microsoft platform is legacy from the original tool (Outlooksoft) that SAP purchased. The result is that it gets the least effort in development
  • If you aren't using SAP Business Warehouse, the load process is considerably more complex than it otherwise might be.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 8.8
Based on 33 answers
Intuitive and Easy to MaintainThe Adaptive Suite is a very reliable Corporate Performance Management Solution. The solution is very easy to.use and provides timely, quality reporting. We have used the solution continuously for six years and been very pleased with the ongoing enhancements. Beyond our own positive experience we support many clients across commerce, industry and government. Nearly all our supported customers provide very positive feedback and continue to renew their subscriptions.
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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

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

Usability

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 7.3
Based on 77 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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

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 Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 9.1
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)

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 9.1
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)

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

Support

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 7.6
Based on 12 answers
Support questions are always answered quickly.
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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

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

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

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No answers on this topic

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

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 Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 8.2
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)

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 Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 8.5
Based on 14 answers
Although having a set of spreadsheet and workbooks helps to define the logic and processes, preparing a requirements document is also an important element in a successful implementation. In addition, dedicating a knowledgeable user as part of the "Scrum" development allows focus and permits the implementation to proceed without time loss and promotes knowledge transfer. Finally, having an onsite developer speeds the process and can reduce the overall cost as well.
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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

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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Alternatives Considered

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

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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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

We use SAP BPC in a company with other solutions provided by SAP. That's why we choose this and not the other solutions. It is just simpler to manage with this software for us!
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Scalability

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 9.1
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)

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

  • We use Adaptive Planning as our main budgeting software. Adaptive is always releasing new features to improve the functionality, and this makes working it is much more efficient.
  • Adaptive has many resources to help you use Adaptive. However, not many answers can be found on Google.
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SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

  • Performance has always been a concern - during busy times the system can get slow for all users, and its report is too large it can get very slow to refresh and update.
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Pricing Details

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  per seat, per installation
Additional Pricing Details

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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