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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.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/FK/vz/SZITLTITATCG.JPEGTime 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 Insights user reviewSolomonEdwards Enterprise Performance Management consulting solutions help clients select and implement cloud based finance solutions that are economical, easy to use and rapidly deployable. Adaptive Insights is used by over 20 clients across multiple industries and sizes. The primary business problem addressed is to allow collaboration of many departments in the budgeting process.,Great User Interface .....Easy for non-accounting people to use. Reporting - The reporting is primarily drag and drop with various attributes to allow for multiple views of data with the same template. Analysis - The addition of Adaptive Discovery add to the abiliity to analyze financial and operational data. Integration - Adaptive Planning integration includes GL balances, transaction detail and non GL sources such as Salesforce and Payroll data,The consolidation module works well but will need to handle more complexity at the enterprise level. The process and workflow modules continue to develop. The integration modules continue to add more operations source data.,10,Adaptive Insights has saved time in the planning process in excess of 100% freeing time up to address other business critical issues. The accuracy of planning data is vastly improved. One version of the truth...not multiple spreadsheets with different versions of data.,IBM Cognos,Host Analytics,Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management,10,Professional services company,10,10,10Working with Adaptive Insights is a breezeAdaptive Insights is being used by my company as a budgeting tool to consolidate budgets from 100+ BUs that was not possible within Excel. It is being used by the whole company.,Consolidate departmental budgets in a matter of seconds. Maintain version control. Control user access to different BUs and budgeting sheets.,My biggest pet peeve is that formula setup is a challenge. It would be ideal if formulas can be uploaded to the system rather than manually set up for all 100s accounts.,7,Increased efficiency in consolidating budgets, version controls, and user controls,,9,9,9,10Adaptive Planning Review from NorthStar FinancialEasily allows for data entry of forecasted revenue/expense items - Minimal training needed to get all users familiar with the software. Reporting - drag and drop features allows for easy creation of reports and limitless options on reporting features. Consolidation - allows to easily roll up all business units in a real-time display of consolidated financial data. Version control - creating new and unique versions is as simple as a "save as" in Excel. Visualization thru Graphical Display - Adaptive Discovery allows for the creation of charts and graphs for KPI, scorecarding, and other graphical display of financial data. Account Creation - Simple to create new accounts. Plan changes - adding new business units is very easy. Access control - simple to set up users with specific access to data, such as plan and salary level detail.,Adaptive relies on a Java applet to run, which can cause issues with having to download Java if IT departments do company wide updates. Also, Apple Macs have had issues, although this has been addressed. Printing reports directly to PDFs could be added for easier board book formatting without having to export to Excel. Formula syntax can be tricky for complex formula creation. Experience is required to get a good handle on formula creation. Unique Personnel Planning requirements can require some customization.,ROI would be measured in time savings across all users including finance administrators. Calculation would be in the triple digits.,10,10,25,1,Budgeting & Forecasting - used to budget across all of our companies and business units and quarterly re-forecasts are made in the system. Reporting - Used for variance reporting, financial metrics reporting, financial reports, etc. Dashboard display - Used to display advanced KPIs through the Discovery module.,Some ways we've utilized Adaptive Planning that might be unexpected have been for Corporate Overhead Allocation planning. Prior to using Adaptive, we allocated shared service (HR, IT, Finance, Legal, Office Space, etc) expenses based on a number of factors including headcount, revenue, time spent, etc, but had no way to project out future allocations to our 8 subsidiaries that were allocated these expenses. This was a problem as one of our subsidiaries was growing revenues and headcount at a much faster rate than the others. With Adaptive we were able to utilize new accounts for future drivers that tied into our personnel planning and revenue plans, as well as others, to forecast future overhead allocations in real time, as users made changes to their plans. This is not only a great benefit for P&L projections, but also a time saver for finance when doing quarterly reforecasts, where we no longer have to spend a few days updating projections for the year. We've added the Discovery Visual Display tool from Adaptive Planning and have been able to display key metrics, that we couldn't easily track and display in real time before, including some alternative asset based fee metrics. Also, we've been able to add some capabilities using Discovery including scorecards and metrics that we utilize across all of our subsidiaries, including some variance and year over year displays. Discovery allows us to easily filter these metrics by company to easily change views and keep the same metric display. Adaptive allows us to create sub-departments that roll up to reporting departments, which allows us to grant access to users who might only plan sales-related expenses for a single department, even though we don't specifically report sales data separately. This has been a time savings for managers who can know focus on more value-added activities and decentralizes the planning process for that department. We've been able to create multiple reports that have allowed us to conduct more accurate accounting reviews during the month-end close process. Some of these reports include account averages for the prior 3-months, while reporting variances from that average as well as variances from plan data. This allows us to more easily identify entries that need review. For two of our subsidiaries, we've been able to create sheets where we can plan revenue on customer level by month. This is something we hadn't plan to do after purchasing the application. However, the ease of planning, updating data through excel imports, and linking the output to specific plans and accounts, allows us to have a much more accurate forecast of revenues for both of these subsidiaries.,,,Implemented in-house Professional services company,10,Online training Self-taught,10,Training can be done with a minimal time commitment. Utilizing the Webex sessions along with training manuals is a good approach.,Some configuration of the account groupings/display, but very easy to do.,No,9,9,10,9,,We have a 3 year term.Solid product, excellent support.Solid product with excellent customer support - supports mainstream budget and forecast needs well and is fairly customizable to customer needs.,You will need someone comfortable with a cloud based product and comfortable with using the tools formula builder along with creating customizations ... it's similar to spreadsheets in a lot of respects, but formulas don't work 100% like they do in Excel and you will create a lot of custom accounts, sheets, etc. that require a little getting used to (along with getting used to a cloud based tool).,10,Instant consolidation of financial numbers; no re-work tracking down linking errors in spreadsheets; easy to run "one-off" scenarios ... basically makes finance professionals more efficient once they get used to the tool and gives them the ability to get at data and run reports more timely than they were probably able to do previously.,,Budgeting, forecasting, headcount tracking, modeling, etc.,Nothing too fancy, but have used their template report functionality to create charts & graphs that link back to a financial data sheet tab; using Excel formulas in the template linking back to the data sheet allow for quite a bit of creativity along with giving users the freedom to still use Excel which most are more comfortable with - the possibilities are really endless as long as you can get the data into a data sheet tab and are strong with Excel. Adaptive has quite a bit of new BI functionality (Discovery, etc.) that I have not had access to yet, but it looks impressive. You can structure your Adaptive models to pull in non-financial data (which can be imported) and then incorporate into your reports.,9,,Vendor implemented,9,Online training Self-taught,8,9,Yes,10Excellent planning and forecasting tool. Strong ROI.It's done everything we need to I have been very happy with it. It's created tremendous efficiency for It would have spent 2 people a weeks time to get information out for a forecast and get it back Became a couple of hours.,There are other things in the product you wish were When started out, reporting was an issue – however it has slowly gotten to the point where it's not an issue anymore.,9,We can sleep better at night knowing that all the data is in one place and we can access it and not in spreadsheets linked together that can bust. It provides one common source of data that people can Otherwise people can say, that’s not my If it’s in Adaptive Planning, then that’s the number. People time We were spending 2 people’s time for a full week each month – basically 0.5 FTE It has also allowed us to scale w/out adding people. It has allowed us to make quicker iterations during annual planning process We are getting a clear ROI from FTE saving Now, the value of accessing data is big,,50,Primarily annual planning and forecasting – both operating and capex.,10,,10,Online training,8,No,8,10,Netsuite,They did not negotiate much All pricing and discounts available posted on website – take it or leave it You get discounts for adding more users and for a longer term contract, paying all upfront. They are very transparent – all incentives on website.
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Although the training is in depth, it would be nice to have training that is specific to our Adaptive Instance.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (1)
9
Customizable dashboards (1)
10
Report Formatting Templates (1)
9
Drill-down analysis (1)
9
Formatting capabilities (1)
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages (1)
8
Report sharing and collaboration (1)
8
Publish to PDF (1)
8
Report Versioning (1)
8
Report Delivery Scheduling (1)
8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (1)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (1)
8
Predictive Analytics (1)
8
Multi-User Support (named login) (1)
9
Role-Based Security Model (1)
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (1)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access (1)
8
Dedicated iOS Application (1)
8
Dedicated Android Application (1)
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (1)
10
Long-term financial planning (116)
8.4
Financial budgeting (124)
8.7
Forecasting (120)
8.9
Scenario modeling (115)
7.0
Management reporting (123)
8.3
Financial data consolidation (71)
8.0
Journal entries and reports (43)
5.8
Multi-currency management (51)
7.2
Intercompany Eliminations (37)
7.6
Minority Ownership (17)
7.1
Local and consolidated reporting (61)
8.1
Detailed Audit Trails (78)
8.5
Financial Statement Reporting (100)
8.9
Management Reporting (111)
8.4
Excel-based Reporting (111)
7.2
Automated board and financial reporting (98)
7.6
XBRL support for regulatory filing (12)
6.6
Personalized dashboards (75)
7.4
Color-coded scorecards (62)
6.4
KPIs (72)
7.3
Cost and profitability analysis (78)
8.2
Key Performance Indicator setting (64)
8.0
Benchmarking with external data (45)
6.0
Flat file integration (80)
7.9
Excel data integration (102)
8.2
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources (75)
8.2

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 Salesforce.com, 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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Adaptive Insights, a Workday company Competitors

Vena Solutions, Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite, Longview, Prophix, IBM Cognos, Anaplan, CCH Tagetik, Tidemark, BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued), Oracle Hyperion, SAP

Pricing

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

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
60%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
40%

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company Support Options

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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