Adaptive Insights is a financial planning and reporting tool. It includes automated budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, and other active planning capabilities, including integrations with third-party products like Salesforce. Planning is great! Very easy to use!It is being used across the whole organization. It helps gets everyone on the same page and see where we can spend money in the future.,Does active planning really well Efficient Ease of use,Better integration with Excel Formula builder Comparing versions,9,More efficient Time savings,,NetSuite,15,7,Planning budgeting reporting,headcount planning,revenue planning,9,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Vendor Reputation,Evaluate more products,Don't know,data integration netsuite integration,8,No,7,No,Whenever I need to refresh the sandbox they jump on it and have been great. They have also helped with our integrations.,budgeting formulas filters,multi-dimensions cube sheet,No,8Time SavingAdaptive was purchased to improve our current budget processes and make it more efficient. The software is being used by the Finance Department and key bBusiness users across the organization. Prior to Adaptive, the organization used complex Excel spreadsheets for over 90 departments. Adaptive has taken these complex spreadsheets and incorporated them into the set up and incorporates all of the standards and assumptions, so that the end user only has to input their information one time and everything flows through to the correct budget sheets for analysis.,Adaptive's reporting function is an excellent tool for analysis. It can be used for budget formulation through monthly reporting analysis. Adaptive makes it easy to get down to the most minute level of detail in order to quickly give analysis on the budget, through its modeled sheets, and cube sheets.,I don't see any weaknesses from the software, other than it not having the flexibility to make changes to other versions of budgets without affecting previous versions.,10,Allowed us to be more efficient with the budget process. No excel spreadsheets to consolidate and roll-up budgets.,,Sage Intacct,46,2,Budget Forecasting Budget Planning Budget Variance Reporting Currency Management,N/A,It's possible for us to look at our billable time. We just haven't made it there yet.,10,Yes,Product Features Product Usability,I don't think I would change a thing.,Third-party professional services,No,Change management was a major issue with the implementation,None that were quantifiable.,10,Online training Self-taught,9,No-Training is needed.,10,None that I can think of....,Some - we have done small customizations to the interface,None,No,8,No,I was having issues with some items that were change during a previous services agreement. Even though that service was closed, they helped me figure out the issue with the calculation error.,All sheets flow into the budget sheet. This allows for seamless roll-ups.,Formulas are somewhat confusing.,No,10,10,10,10,We have integrated our account system - Intacct,No-Not at this time.,File import/export,10,Work with the professionals at Adaptive to get it right!,10,9,Not Sure.,None at this time.,No,N/A,N/A,No,NoAdaptive, Collaborative, Innovative, Positive!I was a previous user/admin of Adaptive planning for about 4 years. My current company that I recently joined decided to take the plunge on a CPM system. I will be updating this review at different intervals as we go through the life cycle of using Adaptive. The main use case is to move off of spreadsheets and into a holistic "last mile of finance" approach (reporting, analysis, budgeting, and consolidation).,Self Service - the ability to allow users to enter their budgets into simple online spreadsheets. Also the ability to utilize the Excel add-in for those who want to download the online spreadsheets and create offline budgets and then resubmit them back into adaptive. Ease of administration - Finance can solely own this system, not necessary for IT to be involved, although it helps to have a technical finance resource who understands data modeling. Reporting - with several ways to extract data (online report, office connect, Excel add-in, and discovery) you have access to all types of data views that are simply given to you at a click of the button. I am able to reproduce accounting ledger results quicker then the accounting team can refresh their Management Reporter reports (for those who use Dynamics GP/SL/AX, you know what I mean). Accessibility - I'm able to access adaptive at home, office, and even when I'm mobile. I would go into meetings with an executive with adaptive on my phone with certain drill downs already loaded, so when they asked me a specific question I could easily answer. Collaboration - Adaptive really allows you to collaborate and communicate with your users in different ways. They are able to "communicate" to you with report notes, cell notes, row splits and you can communicate with them through the task manager. No more meetings to ask "what did you change or what is in this number.,9,Consolidations - while we didn't purchase the consolidation platform, it was something we evaluated and at the time it wasn't up to par with some of the other competitors for certain use cases. I know they are advancing in this areas however. Standard Sheets vs. Cubes Sheets - with more and more accounting systems adding dimensionality I can see the standard sheets having limited lifespan, would like the Cube Sheets to be able to do inline splits, which I think is the best (and perhaps only reason) to use the Standard Sheets, however you lose the dimensionality if you use standard sheets. Reporting/Discovery graphics - not a huge fan of how the reports and discovery graphics look on screen. Would like to see some Tableau/Qlickview like improvement in this area. The colors and graphics sometimes look dated/choppy and definitely not as clean as other BI tools. Definitely have seen improvement in this area over the past 2-3 years but more is needed.,Easily will save 75% of finance team time on budgeting and planning. Improved cost control, budgets, and forecasts are at the users' finger tips with actuals vs. budget vs forecast. No excuses to overspend and allows finance to be better business partners.,10,Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite, BOARD and Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management,Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics AX,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Prior Experience with the Product Analyst Reports Third-party Reviews,I think we had a good evaluation and selection process. It's always about being clear and precise with the vendors so they can scope properly and also ensure sales and the demo team are joined up and producing what you want from your use case. If you're not clear on something then ask. Time should not be a constraint and if they say "yes we can do this" tell them to show you.,Administrative tasks Report building Using the budget input sheets version control,discovery tools some flakiness with initial setup of integrations,YesAdaptive InsightsWe were tasked to automate our budget and planning process. A cross functional group decided on Adaptive and we use it for our budget forecasting and reporting throughout our company. Adaptive has exceeded our expectations and continues to meet our requirements.,Ease of implementation Ease of use Easily maintained Cutting edge Improves accuracy and timeliness of the planning process,We are happy with our selection,10,We achieved our planned ROI Continues to add value to our organization We continue to improve our use of the software features,SAP,ADP eTime,55,5,Budget Forecasting Reporting Strategic Planning,Uploading bill of materials Automating our processes Automating our reporting,We have expanded our use of Adaptive every year Adding instances Adding functionality,10,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Analyst Reports,No we would still choose Adaptive and would not change anything. We did our due diligence reviewing various third party providers along with in house solutions and improving our existing budget and planning process. When the dust settled we decided on Adaptive and are very satisfied with our decision.,Professional services company,No,Change management was minimal,System response Unfamiliar with manufacturing Our business requirements,9,Self-taught,This depends on the level of talent in the finance organization. We are a small group of experienced analysts with higher than average computer skills, so this approach was really effective for us. Adaptive is very intuitive and easy to learn and implement. Recommending this requires knowledge of the staff and implementation group.,10,No - we have not done any customization to the interface,Yes - we have added extensive custom code,Yes,9,Yes,When we were implementing we experienced slow system response and Adaptive got the engineers involved and resolved our issues at their expense. Their commitment during our implementation exceeded our expectations. They didn't sell us prior to our purchase, they sold us during the implementation and many times afterwards when we looked to improve our model.,Reporting Sheet design Workflow,Until you learn it formulas can a little difficult,Yes,10,10,10,9,File import/export,10,10,10,Yes,No,NoGo beyond budgets with Adaptive InsightsWe use Adaptive Insights to facilitate our rolling driver based plan. By integrating data we have eliminated the budget and moved to a more lean update that is less time consuming. We can tweak the assumptions and see the impact to cash right in the meeting. No more "hold on, let me go back to my desk to reprocess the Excel book".,Customer Support is the best I've experienced in the years I've been working with CPM software Usability : It's very easy to get going with Adaptive Insights. They clearly put this at the top of their priorities. Innovation : Providing the cloud based service lets us outsource the parts that are most difficult to handle - this leaves us with the bread and butter we want,Data integration - we'd like a self service method to hook up AI to our on premise and cloud based sources. Reporting - I wouldn't describe reporting as weak - moreover, my expectations are high. Structure Management - in some use cases it would be useful to lock down a version including the structure i.e. levels/attributes/dimensions,10,,10,Increased employee efficiency - 3 FTE Better service delivery,1,Professional services company,Yes,Change management was minimal,Developing the complex workforce model,9,Creating formulas Loading data Writing reports,Yes, but I don't use it,10,10Products you'll love.We use Adaptive Insights for budgeting and it is used in the Finance and Accounting area only. It sped up the budgeting process by a couple of months and allows us to have multiple versions of the budget. We are also able to make changes on the fly and print (or download) versions quite easily. It has freed me (the CFO) to do a lot more analysis and comparisons rather than trying to manage spreadsheets. It was invaluable during our recent acquisition which grew our company by 25% in one fell swoop. It allowed us to adapt our 2014 budget to the new locations easily and quickly. Love the product.,Comparisons (viewing by account or sheet is very helpful) to prior year data. Allocations (we are able to link data from various spreadsheet forms easily. Reporting is very easy.,It is pretty complicated, but I will say the basics are pretty easy.,9,Tremendously improved efficiency of the budet process. Much faster (and much more adaptivel) budget process. Our customers (store and executive management) are very pleased with the response times.,,10,2,2,Budgeting Comparisons Reasonability Review,Financial statements,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled,We purchased the product when it was not quite as large or well supported, but they did a very good job. We requested that they quit implementing updates during year-end budget times.,9,No,8,No,During the setup phase as we needed some help modifying some things we do to work and they helped us using the allcoation process.,Spreading monthly budget Calculations Note taking/making,Setting up reports Setting up new locations.,No,7Unspecified
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Yes - mobile interface works well, it's what techy people call "responsive", meaning it knows how to display correctly when on mobile devices. The reports are the main areas of use here and they work well to look up data on the go. Obviously doing other tasks can be done but on a small screen it can be cumbersome.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (1)
Customizable dashboards (1)
Report Formatting Templates (1)
Drill-down analysis (1)
Formatting capabilities (1)
Integration with R or other statistical packages (1)
Report sharing and collaboration (1)
Publish to PDF (1)
Report Versioning (1)
Report Delivery Scheduling (1)
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (1)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (1)
Predictive Analytics (1)
Multi-User Support (named login) (1)
Role-Based Security Model (1)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (1)
Responsive Design for Web Access (1)
Dedicated iOS Application (1)
Dedicated Android Application (1)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (1)
Long-term financial planning (116)
Financial budgeting (124)
Forecasting (120)
Scenario modeling (115)
Management reporting (123)
Financial data consolidation (71)
Journal entries and reports (43)
Multi-currency management (51)
Intercompany Eliminations (37)
Minority Ownership (17)
Local and consolidated reporting (61)
Detailed Audit Trails (78)
Financial Statement Reporting (100)
Management Reporting (111)
Excel-based Reporting (111)
Automated board and financial reporting (98)
XBRL support for regulatory filing (12)
Personalized dashboards (75)
Color-coded scorecards (62)
KPIs (72)
Cost and profitability analysis (78)
Key Performance Indicator setting (64)
Benchmarking with external data (45)
Flat file integration (80)
Excel data integration (102)
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources (75)

About Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company, aims to power a new generation of business planning, and drive business agility in a fast-moving world. The Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud offers powerful modeling for organizations of any size, and helps people in companies to collaborate, gain insights, and make smarter decisions faster.

More than 3,800 organizations across 50-plus countries use Adaptive Insights. The vendor says the product is easy, powerful and fast, and enables "active planning". Recognized for the solution's ease of use, Adaptive Insights ranks #1 in customer satisfaction in independent industry surveys from leading market analysts such as Gartner, Forrester, and BPM Partners.

According to the vendor, Adaptive Insights helps mid-size & enterprise organizations’ leaders better manage their business:
  • Adaptive Insights enables organizations to break free from static planning, to active planning
  • Active planning is collaborative, comprehensive, and continuous
  • Active planning requires a solution that’s easy, powerful, and fast
Capabilities include:
  • Automated Budgeting and Forecasting to increase productivity
  • Self-Service Financial Reporting allowing users to create, share and personalize reports
  • Seamless Integration with, NetSuite, Intacct, & MS Dynamics

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company Features

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting Features
Has featureLong-term financial planning
Has featureFinancial budgeting
Has featureForecasting
Has featureScenario modeling
Has featureManagement reporting
Consolidation and Close Features
Has featureFinancial data consolidation
Has featureJournal entries and reports
Has featureMulti-currency management
Has featureIntercompany Eliminations
Has featureMinority Ownership
Has featureLocal and consolidated reporting
Has featureDetailed Audit Trails
FInancial Reporting and Compliance Features
Has featureFinancial Statement Reporting
Has featureManagement Reporting
Has featureExcel-based Reporting
Has featureAutomated board and financial reporting
Has featureXBRL support for regulatory filing
Analytics Features
Has featurePersonalized dashboards
Has featureColor-coded scorecards
Has featureKPIs
Has featureCost and profitability analysis
Has featureKey Performance Indicator setting
Has featureBenchmarking with external data
Integration Features
Has featureFlat file integration
Has featureExcel data integration
Has featureDirect links to 3rd-party data sources
BI Standard Reporting Features
Does not have featurePixel Perfect reports
Does not have featureCustomizable dashboards
Does not have featureReport Formatting Templates
Ad-hoc Reporting Features
Does not have featureDrill-down analysis
Does not have featureFormatting capabilities
Does not have featurePredictive modeling
Does not have featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Does not have featureReport sharing and collaboration
Report Output and Scheduling Features
Does not have featurePublish to Web
Does not have featurePublish to PDF
Does not have featureReport Versioning
Does not have featureReport Delivery Scheduling
Data Discovery and Visualization Features
Does not have featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Does not have featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Does not have featurePredictive Analytics
Does not have featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Does not have featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Does not have featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Access Control and Security Features
Does not have featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Does not have featureRole-Based Security Model
Does not have featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Does not have featureReport-Level Access Control
Does not have featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)
Mobile Capabilities Features
Does not have featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Does not have featureDedicated iOS Application
Does not have featureDedicated Android Application
Does not have featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

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Don’t settle for static plans. Get active planning with Adaptive Insights – your source for business budgeting software that is easy, powerful, and fast.

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Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Optional

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
Enterprises (> 500 employees)

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and many more!
Supported Languages: English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Polish, Dutch