Adaptive Insights

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204 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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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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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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.7
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.6
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.4
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.9
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.8
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.9
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.2
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.8

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights
7.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.5
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights
7.9
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.9
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights
5.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.3
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.7
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.4
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.6
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.9
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.8
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.6

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.0
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.2
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.0
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
8.2
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.5
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
6.9
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

Analytics

Adaptive Insights
7.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.0
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights
7.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
5.7
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights
6.8
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
5.9
KPIs
Adaptive Insights
8.0
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.2
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights
8.1
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.6
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.0
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
5.5

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.4
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.4
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.6
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.8
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
7.7
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
6.8

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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  • BPC NW version can use the functionalities of SAP BW for ETL and data warehousing.
  • Complex business requirements and logic can be built using SAP ABAP.
  • Can be scaled and support huge volume of data using SAP HANA capabilities.
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Cons

  • 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 should focus on delivering one single product for planning, consolidation and budgeting needs rather than providing a large list of options to choose from.
  • The product is not very user-friendly compared to other cloud competitors. There is a heavy dependency on IT teams.
  • SAP BPC should come up a pure cloud option.
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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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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
The Adaptive Suite is well-rounded. We love the add-on OfficeConnect because it allows us to quickly pull data from Adaptive in a report format. Once you set up the OfficeConnect, it's as easy as pushing a button to re-run. This has been especially helpful for month-end reporting and reconciling data in the Budget.
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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 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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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
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)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

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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N/A - did not consider other products.
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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

  • We've completely eliminated Excel in the budget cycle. I no longer have to consolidate 90 spreadsheets to get the organizational budget. Last minute changes are saved in Adaptive. With the audit feature, I can know who made what change and whether or not it was approved at the top level.
  • KPI dashboards have lowered expenses as users have real-time information on their expense ratio for major events. We've been able to lower costs, increase gross revenue and net revenue all at the same time.
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  • The upgrade from BPC 7.5 to BPC 10.1 reduced processing dimensions and load times significantly.
  • Using SAP BPC will allow us to update the Consolidation with the latest data in 10 minutes, rather than hours.
  • Using SAP BPC will allow a user to work in the model immediately, rather than waiting hours for another user to exit an Excel workbook.
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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
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