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Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings

Tableau Desktop

Top Rated
1201 Ratings

Adaptive Insights

Top Rated
204 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Tableau Desktop

Top Rated
1201 Ratings
Score 8.2 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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Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau when we want to obtain a fast and efficient result, since this option allows to work with data in real time or in memory, being able to extract massive data for a limited exploration quickly, using technology of database and computational graphics to analyze enormous sets of data and which is used in the different areas of the organization when we want to have quick results and easy to analyze according to the graphics presented.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights
8.7
Tableau Desktop
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Tableau Desktop
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights
8.9
Tableau Desktop
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights
9.1
Tableau Desktop
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Tableau Desktop
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.2
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
5.5
Tableau Desktop
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights
7.7
Tableau Desktop
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights
7.5
Tableau Desktop
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights
7.0
Tableau Desktop
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.3
Tableau Desktop
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Tableau Desktop

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights
8.3
Tableau Desktop
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights
9.0
Tableau Desktop
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.6
Tableau Desktop
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Tableau Desktop
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights
8.5
Tableau Desktop
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights
6.9
Tableau Desktop

Analytics

Adaptive Insights
7.6
Tableau Desktop
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Tableau Desktop
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights
6.8
Tableau Desktop
KPIs
Adaptive Insights
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Tableau Desktop
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights
8.1
Tableau Desktop
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights
7.3
Tableau Desktop

Integration

Adaptive Insights
8.6
Tableau Desktop
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights
8.4
Tableau Desktop
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights
8.8
Tableau Desktop
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights
8.7
Tableau Desktop

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Publish to Web
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights
Tableau Desktop
8.3

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

Pros

  • Web-based system which eliminates the need to purchase new software. System is accessible anywhere as long as there is internet access.
  • Its features provide for good planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • The ability to create customized reports is a very nice touch - we are able to share this across our organization.
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  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
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Cons

  • Adaptive is adding new features and functionality very quickly. There are typically 3 major releases a year. Sometimes when new features are introduced they really do not work as demonstrated in training. Adaptive should do more vetting of new features and making sure enhancements are ready for wide scale use.
  • Loading data from NetSuite for companies with multiple entities. Now when data is loaded its all or nothing. Sometimes there are changes to only 1 or two companies , it would be nice to have an indicator of which company data has changed and have the option to only load changed data.
  • Some additional security features would be helpful, such as being able to allow access to one user if they need to do a quick update to the system, currently this is based on user role rather than individual user.
  • As and Admin, having the ability to have in system broadcast notes to user, such as " Adaptive will close at 5pm PDT today" and users would get the message if they are signed in or the message would pop up when they sign in.
  • Navigating between sheets could be improved, currently this is done via links, but sometimes it a bit bothersome to go between sheets
  • The ability to change the currency view on a sheet. Currently a sheet will default to the local currency of a sheet, but sometimes you might want a quick view of the sheet in USD. This is not possibly you have to run a report to see the USD conversion.
  • Being able to access reports from the dashboard. Dashboards are great for quick analysis but sometimes you have more meaningful data on reports. If you can put a link on the dashboard to reports this would be helpful for users.
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  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights8.5
Based on 32 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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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 Insights7.7
Based on 75 answers
Adaptive is very easy to use but can grow into a complex and intimidating system. It was very easy to build multiple models to meet varying needs, but this led to the system getting too complex. With the multiple models, we needed to have multiple different instructions and training. We have found ourselves needing to eliminate some of the models created at the initial implementation. In a sense it was too user friendly as we tried to make it all things for everyone.
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Tableau Desktop8.6
Based on 23 answers
Entry-level data analysis is accessible even to beginners, some advanced analysis is possible, but it is not at this time an end-to-end solution for analytics, though imprvements are coming from version 10.2.
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Reliability and Availability

Adaptive Insights9.1
Based on 9 answers
We have not experienced issues when we are accessing the system.
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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
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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 Desktop6.8
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
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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 Desktop8.9
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


Implementation was very easy and fast. The ability to
customize Levels and Dimensions to match our Organization’s structure and
accounting practices is great. Our organization is continually changing and
adaptive has the ability to be changed without issue.

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Tableau Desktop8.1
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
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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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The department I worked in had around 30 people. I believe we had at least 15 licenses possibly more.
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Alternatives Considered

I was not involved in the selection process, but have interfaced with TM1 to our parent company. My personal experience has found Adaptive to have greater responsiveness.
Mikel Christopherson profile photo
Definitely a lower functioning program, especially in terms of the user experience and GUI. The speed of Tableau was also much greater.
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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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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
This is a basic capability.
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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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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
There are many sources that can be loaded into Tableau server.
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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

  • 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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  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
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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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Tableau Desktop

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules
Tableau Desktop
Edition
Personal
$9991
Professional
$1,9991
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.

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