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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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Tableau Desktop

With Tableau, you can create an infinite number of tables, of greater or lesser complexity, and be able to discover and analyze information with very visual graphics. You can use unlimited amounts of data, it is an ideal solution for companies and organizations. The additional information for the users is not totally private, it can be viewed by other users, although there is the modality of granting a permission to access. The files used for graphics must always be updated and must have access to the Internet to access the tool
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
9.3
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Publish to Web
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
6.8

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.2

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights
8.5
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.0
iFrames
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • Financial Reporting - financial statements are done instantaneously once the books are closed. There is no processing required. Recipients of the reports can obtain everything they need self-service. There is no distribution process required.
  • Budgeting/forecasting - We converted our Excel process (which used 30 linked workbooks, 20 sheets each, and 50+ formulas each sheet, for a total of 30,000 formulas) to Adaptive. Now that the model is set up, new forecasts can be set up in minutes, rather than hours/days. The whole model is driver-based and easy to manage. It is much more intuitive for our directors, too. All they need to supply are updated drivers to run a new budget or forecast.
  • Dashboard - We now have a company-wide mechanism for communicating KPIs, and both financial and non-financial data. Data can be presented both visually or in numeric formats.
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  • Creating visuals are very quick. Doesn't need much training. Anyone who can handle Excel can also handle Tableau visualization. The interface is well organized and everything is possible with less clicks. The default color layout & representation of graph & grid is very attractive. So excellent use experience.
  • Data Source Connectivity- It provides lot of data source connection options. Tableau provides an option to connect to a file (Excel, Text, Access, CSV etc. ), connect to DataBase (Microsoft SQL Server Oracle, Amazon Redshift etc.), ODBC connections, Google Analytics, SAP HANA and many more.
  • Excellent mobile support. Tableau put a lot of effort into developing a robust mobile client. Sensitive Control & Reports are pixel perfect.
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Cons

  • Reporting. I need to save the reports into my personal folder, and then transfer to the new budget folder. I then need to update the time periods for the new budget season.
  • Required fields. Managers many times think they are done, but didn't complete information. Hard to always identify missing information. Better if I could label columns or fields as required and could report on fields not completed.
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  • Since I am a senior software engineer, I wish Tableau had a more robust underlying programming language with clearly defined semantics. To be fair, the ability to connect Tableau with R helps in this direction.
  • I believe the quality and quantity of the official documentation maintained by the company could improve. Fortunately, there is a thriving community on which I have relied heavily. However, given the current level of maturity of Tableau, this should naturally prompt the company to document well-known solution patterns for recurrent visualization questions/problems.
  • I would appreciate the ability to easily access data inherent to some "out-of-the-box" analyses available in Tableau. For instance, it would be nice to programmatically have access to parameters that are calculated in connection with linear trends such as the slope, the independent term, etc.
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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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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
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Usability

Adaptive Insights7.6
Based on 75 answers
Adaptive is very easy to use, if you understand Excel you can use Adaptive
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Tableau Desktop8.7
Based on 23 answers
Tableau is quick and easy to learn, just drag and drop. Its very forgiving and easy to simply play around with and customize for novice users, but offers powerful underlying advanced options for power users.
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Reliability and Availability

Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 9 answers
Cloud-based allows for access anywhere. Very little downtime.
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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
I have really never faced any serious issue with this tool, although in some versions there were crashing issues were there.
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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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Tableau Desktop6.5
Based on 9 answers
The performance of tableau heavily depends on size of data and sheet objects and visualizations used. So yes the performance of tableau degrades based on its complexity.
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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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Tableau Desktop9.0
Based on 16 answers
I personally have no had any experience with the HelpDesk. However, our clients speak highly of it.
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In-Person Training

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Tableau Desktop9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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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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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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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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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 34 answers
Tableau Desktop is super easy to install, either on Windows or Mac.
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Alternatives Considered

Adaptive is much more flexible and powerful for our needs. It provides a wealth of reporting tools and capabilities that Cognos simply didn't or couldn't provide. The ability to have a team of one completely implement and manage the solution for a company is not unreasonable (as I'm currently doing this). Based on my previous experience, that would probably not be the case with other solutions.
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Tableau is the most powerful and easy to use of the alternatives, as long as the data sources are properly connected. None of the other tools have allowed us to connect and integrate data into one report in the way that Tableau's data connectivity allows us to. Then the ability to create endless variety in dashboards, following visualization best practices far bests the alternatives which present data in their own style, that does not adhere to best practices. The alternatives also leave you in a situation where data usually has to be copied or exported into another tool like Microsoft Excel in order to create reports, while with Tableau you can do analysis and create reports and dashboards almost simultaneously.
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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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Tableau Desktop7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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Return on Investment

  • Our use of Adaptive could be expanded to bring greater ROI to Customer Service, Sales (especially with a better integration with Salesforce) and even Engineering but our own resources haven't allowed for this. I think that running your pipeline through Adaptive to model the true financial impact of prospective deals would be a great help in both your cash planning and in mapping your potential incentives to the Sales team.
  • Adaptive has allowed us to produce our Board packages with no additional outside resources. We anticipate this being even more streamlined once we can integrate Adaptive Connect to update our presentation automatically.
  • By providing an accurate and forward looking cash flow report, we can better manage our investments to maximize our return without the risk of short-term cash shortages.
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  • Easily able to create scalable self-service tools for users. In combination with Tableau Server, creating a tool that provides visualization of an entire data set is only slightly more difficult than providing visualization of a single group of records. This enables me to save many hours each month that were previously spent re-generating different cuts of the same report.
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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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Tableau Desktop

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.

Tableau Desktop More Information