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Likelihood to Recommend

Adaptive Insights

Adaptive is great if you want to create many what- if scenarios when budgeting and forecasting. Staffing scenarios has been particularly helpful for our HR department when analyze staff needs for future years and analyzing open and unfilled positions over a certain time frame.

Every so often Adaptive's response time when in the system has been slow but Adaptive has rolled out the Elastic Hypercube to take care of that issue.
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Spreadsheet Server

Being able to use the Distribution Manager function is very helpful. This allows us to pull together financial statements for multiple companies, while simultaneously removing the Spreadsheet Server function.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
9.3
Spreadsheet Server
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Spreadsheet Server
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Spreadsheet Server
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Spreadsheet Server

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Spreadsheet Server

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Spreadsheet Server
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Spreadsheet Server
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Spreadsheet Server
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Spreadsheet Server
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Spreadsheet Server
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Spreadsheet Server

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.2
Spreadsheet Server
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Spreadsheet Server
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Spreadsheet Server
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Spreadsheet Server
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.4
Spreadsheet Server
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Spreadsheet Server

Analytics

Adaptive Insights
7.5
Spreadsheet Server
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Spreadsheet Server
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights
6.8
Spreadsheet Server
KPIs
Adaptive Insights
7.9
Spreadsheet Server
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
7.9
Spreadsheet Server
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Spreadsheet Server

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.5
Spreadsheet Server
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.2
Spreadsheet Server
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Spreadsheet Server
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Spreadsheet Server

Security

Adaptive Insights
Spreadsheet Server
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Adaptive Insights
Spreadsheet Server
7.0

Reporting & Analytics

Adaptive Insights
Spreadsheet Server
8.3
Dashboards
Adaptive Insights
Spreadsheet Server
8.0
Standard reports
Adaptive Insights
Spreadsheet Server
8.0
Custom reports
Adaptive Insights
Spreadsheet Server
9.0

Customization

Adaptive Insights
Spreadsheet Server
9.0
Plug-ins
Adaptive Insights
Spreadsheet Server
9.0

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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  • The ability to pull data directly from ERP systems into a spreadsheet, allowing the data to be easily viewed and managed.
  • The ability to use the distribution manager in order to present data without Spreadsheet Server functions.
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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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  • I would like to see the ability to pull data across different fiscal years using one formula.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights8.6
Based on 32 answers
We just recently renewed our contract and I wouldn't hesitate to renew again. First, Adaptive as a company has a great customer-first attitude and they're great to work with. Their customer service team is fantastic. Second, they are constantly trying to improve the product and make it better, but not losing sight of what we really need. Also, the longer you use the product the more it is filled with priceless data all in one spot with instant access to report on and dig into.
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Spreadsheet Server9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use and user friendly.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.6
Based on 75 answers
Menus are easy to navigate, sheets are straightforward and flexible and you can work on your budget/forecasts without being at the office. The cloud based system makes it easy for users to complete their processes offsite and without needing there work provided computer. Creating new reports using both the web based Adaptive tool and OfficeConnect is quite simple with very minimal training.
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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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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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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
Our implementation was non eventful and we were very satisfied with the overall experience.
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Alternatives Considered

Adaptive blows away Hyperion from an ease of use, functionality and performance standpoint. The reason we selected Adaptive initially was the flexibility of the tool (sheets), going from manual forecasts to a web based tool and being able to build assumptions into our budget and forecasting processes. Also, the cost of Adaptive licenses provided significant savings when compared to the annual fees that we paid Oracle for use and support of their system.
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Spreadsheet Server is easier to get started and more user friendly. It seems to be better for our size business.
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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

  • Budget process has been shortened, while at the same time allowing greater detail. Visibility of prior activities across multiple years has provided greater understanding of the budget/forecast at the lower levels of the company.
  • Month End reporting cycles have been simplified and shortened. Reliability is increased as errors in data transfer between spreadsheets and/or files have been eliminated.
  • Weekly reporting to operating groups is now provided with significantly less resources in the accounting group. Accounting team members are able to concentrate more on accuracy in the accounting entries and less on data entry into reports.
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  • The use of spreadsheet server allows the finance/accounting staff to work much more efficiently.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

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Spreadsheet Server

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Prices can be different for any company interested in Spreadsheet Server depending on size and who should be involved. Feel free to contact us for a free demo to see if it is the right reporting tool for you.

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