What users are saying about
793 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
240 Ratings
793 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.2 out of 100

Workday Adaptive Planning

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
240 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft BI

It works great for our purposes. I highly recommend hiring a consultant to set it up for you though. I don't think we would have gotten very far had we tried to setup the reports and views ourselves. We're very happy with the results we've seen so far. We've been using it for about 3-4 months.
Bradley Geppert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Adaptive Insights is well-suited for accommodating different areas within the organization that have different cost drivers and/or have different allocation needs. The capability to design planning sheets using the lookup values offers flexibility that was difficult to produce with confidence in our other planning tool. Using dimensions and attributes within our organization's design, allows the ability to dissect data in different ways and report in more flexible formats to meet user needs. In addition, the OfficeConnect plug-in with Adaptive offers expanded Board reporting capabilities where Adaptive Reporting may come up short. The Discovery Dashboard provides quick visuals for C-Suite on demand.
Limin Kinsey, CPA, CFE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft BI
8.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft BI
7.7
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft BI
8.2
Workday Adaptive Planning
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft BI
8.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft BI
7.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft BI
7.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft BI
7.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft BI
7.5
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft BI
8.2
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft BI
7.5
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Publish to Web
Microsoft BI
7.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
Publish to PDF
Microsoft BI
8.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Report Versioning
Microsoft BI
7.5
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft BI
7.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft BI
7.0
Workday Adaptive Planning

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft BI
7.8
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft BI
7.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft BI
7.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft BI
7.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0

Access Control and Security

Microsoft BI
8.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft BI
8.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft BI
7.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft BI
8.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft BI
8.5
Workday Adaptive Planning

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft BI
7.7
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft BI
7.7
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft BI
7.8
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft BI
7.8
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft BI
7.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
10.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft BI
7.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
REST API
Microsoft BI
7.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
Javascript API
Microsoft BI
7.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
iFrames
Microsoft BI
7.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
Java API
Microsoft BI
7.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft BI
7.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft BI
6.9
Workday Adaptive Planning

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.4
Long-term financial planning
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.8
Financial budgeting
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.9
Forecasting
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Scenario modeling
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.1
Management reporting
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0

Consolidation and Close

Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Financial data consolidation
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.8
Journal entries and reports
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
6.4
Multi-currency management
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.6
Intercompany Eliminations
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Minority Ownership
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.1
Local and consolidated reporting
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.7
Detailed Audit Trails
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.6

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.9
Financial Statement Reporting
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.7
Management Reporting
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.6
Excel-based Reporting
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.4
Automated board and financial reporting
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.4
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.7

Analytics

Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
6.9
Personalized dashboards
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.5
Color-coded scorecards
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
6.4
KPIs
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.3
Cost and profitability analysis
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.3
Key Performance Indicator setting
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.9
Benchmarking with external data
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
4.2

Integration

Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.3
Flat file integration
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.3
Excel data integration
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.4
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.2

Pros

Microsoft BI

  • The layout of Power BI is very intuitive. Someone that is familiar with Excel and working with Charts and Graphs in that environment will find the learning curve a rather short one to start using Power BI.
  • I like the way Power BI fits an assortment of users and how the functionality that you engage is replicated in Excel, that being Power Query and Power Pivot. So what you learn in one tool can be readily applied towards the other which allows you to more effectively apply your training.
  • I appreciate how Microsoft is working to develop tools that go a long ways to empowering the end user. Prior to Power BI I would have had to consult with a "BI" professional to develop a dashboard. With Power BI I don't have to consult with anyone, I can work to put together the dash board I want and using a tool set that is really robust and allows me to engage an enormous amount of data. It's provides a great deal of flexibility and the types of data I can connect to.
  • Updates...Microsoft is working diligently to keep Power BI current with monthly updates. They do a really good job of listening to the end user, if there is functionality not currently present just give them a month or so.
  • Just to be clear, even though it's easy to get going right out of the gate with Power BI it provides plenty of opportunities to create some really sophisticated reporting solutions. With DAX in Power Pivot and M language in Power Query, you are provided with plenty of head room to do some really amazing things in Power BI.
  • Training...there are resources across the web for learning and growing your skills and Power BI. And what's even better is the majority of those resources are free.
  • Data engagement, when presenting the data to the end user Power BI goes a long way to allowing that end user to engage the data and begin to identify root cause by simply interacting with the graph/chart/data set. It allows for really fluid engagement. Prior to Power BI so many times during the presentation of data we often times ended the engagement with that data with more questions than what were answered. With Power BI, more often than not, the end user is able to get answers to the questions by simply clicking on the data in the graph/chart/dataset to see the details. This tool really does have the capacity to make you look like a rock star.
Jason Leidig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

  • I love how easy it is to track software and general amortizations in Adaptive. The software has been an issue with my past employers, but it flows very easily here in Adaptive.
  • We also use Adaptive's OfficeConnect for easy reporting. It has helped us automate our reporting as we work with internal departments. We have the reports built, and the software and can refresh all of them simultaneously, reducing generation time and giving us more time for analysis.
  • We are building out more operational metrics now. We are starting to track sales opportunities across different business segments to see the correlation between spending activities and opportunity generation. This helps us set better targets in the future. This paired with OfficeConnect also makes it very easy to track and report on operational metrics in addition to financial metrics.
Mark McConkie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft BI

  • Report Builder 3.0 shipped with MSSQL 2012 is a nice free tool but our client users sometimes encounter problems such as the tool automatically shut down without saving the changes being made. We haven't implemented the new RB with MSSQL 2016 yet thus cannot comment on the latest version.
Haibo Yang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

  • When trying to learn about a new feature or a feature I have not used previously it is sometimes difficult to find that information on the help section.
  • Adaptive can be deployed through consultants when they do not have specialized knowledge like higher education. This sometimes makes it difficult to determine who to contact when experiencing issues with the model after implementation.
  • You are limited to one master chart of accounts. When you have multiple businesses this can cause some difficulties that can be overcome, but takes additional thought and planning and can cause issues when making changes.
Brian Kyslinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI 8.0
Based on 25 answers
Microsoft BI is fundamental to our suite of BI applications. That being said, Northcraft Analytics is focused on delighting our customers, so if the underlying factors of our decision change, we would choose to re-write our BI applications on a different stack. Luckily, mathematics are the fundamental IP of our technology... and is portable across all BI platforms for the foreseeable future.
Lee Cullom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 9.0
Based on 34 answers
The tools is powerful for planning and reporting purposes, but also very easy to use for non-financial end-users. Team members have expressed how happy they are with the application and the ability we've given them to make their work lives more efficient.
Brad MacDonald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI 7.0
Based on 5 answers
Usability is great. This product will make most feel right at home. I feel like this question should be asked from two points of view:1. Creator of reports, Data Models, Views etc: Most Advanced users will still rate the usability as very high. Its capabilities are still robust. However when compared to other Enterprise Class products it will not do many of the advanced application queries. 2. End user, Consumer: All end users will feel right at home. Many will be able to create connections to already created data models and other external publicly available sources like twitter, Facebook, World Health order etc... These connections are then in turn very very easily available to publish to SharePoint and Power BI. It took me a while to understand what I think is Microsoft's strategy. This will handle all but the most of robust needs. Much like many American made cars and my favorite Corvette, Microsoft is fast, has it own break downs from time to time but all of these are really to tolerate when the price is considered and the next one up that can out perform it is three to four times as much money makes this an easy one to still recommend
Sean Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 7.4
Based on 79 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.
Gary Grzesiak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI 9.5
Based on 2 answers
The product has been reliable.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 6.8
Based on 10 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
Harry Vasels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI 7.0
Based on 2 answers
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) can drag at times. We created two report servers and placed them under an F5 load balancer. This configuration has worked well. We have seen sluggish performance at times due to the Windows Firewall.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 9.1
Based on 5 answers
Product performs well when making and saving changes and navigating between pages within the application
Andrew Rosenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI 7.1
Based on 6 answers
While support from Microsoft isn't necessarily always best of breed, you're also not paying the price for premium support that you would on other platforms. The strength of the stack is in the ecosystem that surrounds it. In contrast to other products, there are hundreds, even thousands of bloggers that post daily as well as vibrant user communities that surround the tool. I've had much better luck finding help with SQL Server related issues than I have with any other product, but that help doesn't always come directly from Microsoft.
Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 8.3
Based on 26 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.
Greg Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI 6.9
Based on 3 answers
This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
Stephanie Grice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Online Training

Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI 8.5
Based on 2 answers
I have used on-line training from Microsoft and from Pragmatic Works. I would recommend Pragmatic Works as the best way to get up to speed quickly, and then use the Microsoft on-line training to deep dive into specific features that you need to get depth with.
Sean Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 8.9
Based on 7 answers
Online webinars provided by Adaptive Insights gave me the opportunity to explore more features in AI and perform my tasks more efficiently.
Lenny Wu, MBA, MA, CPA, CGA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI 9.6
Based on 7 answers
We are a consulting firm and as such our best resources are always billing on client projects. Our internal implementation has weaknesses, but that's true for any company like ours. My rating is based on the product's ease of implementation.
Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 8.9
Based on 30 answers
Be open to working up the plan in a way that leverages the power of the software.

Look to maximise the knowledge transfer early on - the software is very usable. You'll be able to maintain it yourself rather than being hooked to the partner
Lee Hawthorn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft BI

Looking at the visualization portion of BI, there are three types of tools.
  1. Programming packages. Free and powerful, they let you make any diagram, at the cost of difficulty of use.
  2. Specialist software like Tableau and Microsoft BI. This is the best choice in most cases due to ease of use and quality of output.
  3. More generic software offered by the big IT companies, often part of a BI suite. There's really a lot of variety here. Use this when it fits the workflow and you are already using the relevant software. But, personally, I'd still use the specialist software.
Alexander Lubyansky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

For us, it came down to Adaptive Insights and Host Analytics. The benefits seemed very comparable. We ultimately decided on Adaptive Insights because it cost less to implement and the time to implement was less compared to Host Analytics. We are VERY happy with our decision to go with Adaptive Insights.
Denise Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Microsoft BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 9.1
Based on 8 answers
Some aspects of the application are very scalable (formulae, metadata changes, adding/changing users, etc.) while others are less so (dashboards, data integration etc.)
Bob Katz, CMA, CFM, CFP® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft BI

  • Ability to maintain and develop dashboards with KPI's for fast delivery to decision makers across the organization.
  • Insight into overall departmental performance. Allowance for departments to set their own metrics for success.
  • Data insights for marketing and sales campaigns allow decision makers to fine tune future campaigns.
Bryan Simmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

  • We use Adaptive Planning as our main budgeting software. Adaptive is always releasing new features to improve the functionality, and this makes working it is much more efficient.
  • Adaptive has many resources to help you use Adaptive. However, not many answers can be found on Google.
Samantha Monastra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

Microsoft BI

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI$0
Power BI Pro$102
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Workday Adaptive Planning

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

* per seat, per installation

Workday Adaptive Planning Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft BI
8.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft BI
8.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0

Usability

Microsoft BI
7.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.4

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft BI
9.5
Workday Adaptive Planning
6.8

Performance

Microsoft BI
7.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.1

Support Rating

Microsoft BI
7.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.3

In-Person Training

Microsoft BI
6.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.2

Online Training

Microsoft BI
8.5
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.9

Implementation Rating

Microsoft BI
9.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.9

Scalability

Microsoft BI
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.1

Add comparison