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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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Sisense

I believe Sisense is perfectly suited for any organization of any size that have access to the proper resources, as the tool is very expensive. The data connectors come in all shapes and sizes out of the box, which allows a great deal of data control within the ElastiCubes. Additionally, while the platform only runs on Windows platforms, the web application can be accessed on any client: mobile, Apple, Windows, etc. This allows a much more flexible user experience, resulting in data and dashboards reaching further than any other tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
9.3
Sisense
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Sisense
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Sisense
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Sisense
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Sisense
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Sisense
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Sisense
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Sisense
8.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Sisense
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Sisense
8.7
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Sisense
9.0
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Sisense
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Sisense
8.9
Publish to Web
Adaptive Insights
Sisense
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights
7.7
Sisense
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Sisense
9.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Sisense
8.9
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Sisense
8.8

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights
8.5
Sisense
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Sisense
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Sisense
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Sisense
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Sisense
7.8

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Pros

  • Allows assumptions to be created for fringes, taxes, capital etc. We are now able to push these type of expenses to individual departments as opposed to a single department. Gives us true costs for each department.
  • The flexibility in revising and creating new sheets allows our organization to modify our budget/forecast approach without much downtime. Also, we can make these modifications internally . No need to hire consultants to complete these tasks.
  • Adaptive Insights is an easy to use/understand tool for end-users. Our users typically struggle with new systems but the Adaptive roll-out was very smooth with very little end-user angst.
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  • Great management of large amounts of data from numerous sources.
  • Beautiful visualization capabilities.
  • Fantastic support of customizations through custom JS plug-ins.
  • Implementation requires very little effort allowing users to start working with their data in a short amount of time.
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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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  • After initial implementation, learning spikes up rather quickly in regard to SQL joins and custom table manipulation.
  • There is plenty of documentation surrounding how to do specific tasks, but not as it pertains to errors and why other things do not work. However, this is constantly improving as the community grows and collaborators contribute content.
  • There are quite a few tasks that require significant manual input and design. This is ideal in many situations; however, many users would like a more intuitive engine that can create working widgets automatically based on the type of data fed. Again, this is already a work in progress and will likely need much more data to establish a learning engine.
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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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Sisense8.9
Based on 14 answers
The adoption rate of this product within our organization is growing and an exponential rate and we plan to further drive our business using this model.
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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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Sisense7.3
Based on 4 answers
For at least 80% of our business requirements Sisense works perfectly.
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Reliability and Availability

Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 9 answers
It's never been out of action when we've needed to use it.
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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
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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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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
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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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Sisense10.0
Based on 5 answers
This team is one of the few companies where I can literally Skype them for help and they respond immediately. Most don't realize how rare that actually is in the industry. Expanding their presence to the eastern time zone of the United States has made them more accessible as a result
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In-Person Training

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Sisense7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
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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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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
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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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Sisense7.1
Based on 3 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
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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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We presently have 200 plus users both from outside and inside (on a smaller side) of the company. We think to use SiSense onward as our defacto/standard go to data visualization tool. All future applications would be using it too instead of creating dashboards "by hand".
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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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Sisense - in POC alongside Birst and Qlik, Sisense ran circles around Birst and Qlik and made them look stupid by comparisonBirst - ETL was super slow and complex AND requires you to learn a proprietary scripting languageQlik - No out of the box API access to your data and also requires learning a proprietary scripting languagePentaho - huge and bloated architecture with way too many moving parts
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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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Sisense8.6
Based on 40 answers
Sharing is easy. Story telling is lacking
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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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Sisense8.9
Based on 40 answers
Sisense has many great connectors out of the box, but when it comes to connecting to REST API's as data sources, there is no way to use an actual scripting language to generate hashes or signatures with timestamps where that is needed for secure REST API access. This was a big headache for us requiring a pretty convoluted work around.
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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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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
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Return on Investment

  • Significantly decreased our budget cycle time. Fewer hours dedicated to running multiple excel scenarios for the budget season and more time spent assessing the overall assumptions/inputs.
  • Reduced our month-end reporting cycle to 2 days with forecasting ready.
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  • We're able to finish our web service which we could not with our previous BI vendor.
  • We could use our own product in a matter of 2-3 months after deployment which was quick.
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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
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Sisense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Sisense Editions & Modules
Sisense
Modules
SAP Connector
1
1. Per User per Month
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