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Workday Adaptive Planning

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What is Workday Adaptive Planning?

Workday Adaptive Planning(formerly 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.

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Popular Features

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  • Financial budgeting (171)
    9.0
    90%
  • Forecasting (166)
    8.7
    87%
  • Long-term financial planning (160)
    8.5
    85%
  • Management reporting (171)
    8.3
    83%

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What is Workday Adaptive Planning?

Workday Adaptive Planning(formerly 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.

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  • Setup fee optional
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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Features

BI Standard Reporting

Standard reporting means pre-built or canned reports available to users without having to create them.

9.3
Avg 8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-Hoc Reports are reports built by the user to meet highly specific requirements.

8
Avg 8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

8
Avg 8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for patterns and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

7.7
Avg 7.6

Access Control and Security

Access control means being able to determine who has access to which data.

9
Avg 8.7

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

8.5
Avg 8.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

These activities are designed to assist with both data-driven operational, short-term planning and strategic long term planning

8.7
Avg 8.3

Consolidation and Close

Consolidation of data from multiple entities with currency management, reporting and audit trails.

7.6
Avg 8.0

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Financial statements and regulatory filings

8.5
Avg 8.2

Analytics and Reporting

Dashboards and scorecards for KPI monitoring and benchmarking

7.7
Avg 8.0

Integration

Ability to integrate with external applications.

8.3
Avg 8.3
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Product Details

What is Workday Adaptive Planning?

Everybody plans, and strategic planning is a crucial process for every business. This business planning software enables teams to create budgets, forecasts, and models in less time and with greater accuracy, so that the team can focus on analysis and strategy. Having up to date, reliable data, teams can focus on the story behind the numbers, and can improve business decisions and collaboration. Additionally, Workday Adaptive Planning and Consolidation delivers a unified solution that enables Accounting and Finance to accelerate the close, increase planning agility and drive faster, more informed decisions. The software was ranked a leader in Gartner's Cloud Planning and Analysis quadrant.

Workday Adaptive Planning Features

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting Features

  • Supported: Long-term financial planning
  • Supported: Financial budgeting
  • Supported: Forecasting
  • Supported: Scenario modeling
  • Supported: Management reporting

Consolidation and Close Features

  • Supported: Financial data consolidation
  • Supported: Journal entries and reports
  • Supported: Multi-currency management
  • Supported: Intercompany Eliminations
  • Supported: Minority Ownership
  • Supported: Local and consolidated reporting
  • Supported: Detailed Audit Trails

Financial Reporting and Compliance Features

  • Supported: Financial Statement Reporting
  • Supported: Management Reporting
  • Supported: Excel-based Reporting
  • Supported: Automated board and financial reporting
  • Supported: XBRL support for regulatory filing

Analytics and Reporting Features

  • Supported: Personalized dashboards
  • Supported: Color-coded scorecards
  • Supported: KPIs
  • Supported: Cost and profitability analysis
  • Supported: Key Performance Indicator setting
  • Supported: Benchmarking with external data

Integration Features

  • Supported: Flat file integration
  • Supported: Excel data integration
  • Supported: Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

Workday Adaptive Planning Screenshots

Screenshot of Adaptive Planning balance sheets.Screenshot of Adaptive Discovery visuals.Screenshot of Adaptive Planning expense variance analysis report.Screenshot of Adaptive Discovery visuals with drill-down capabilities.Screenshot of Adaptive Planning in-sheet visualizations (waterfall chart)Screenshot of Sparklines are used to visualize trends and make adjustments visuallyScreenshot of Built-in audit trail and cell explorer will show the source and history of any metric, assumption or formula

Workday Adaptive Planning Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesUnited States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and many more!
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Polish, Dutch

Frequently Asked Questions

Workday Adaptive Planning(formerly 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.

Anaplan, OneStream, and Planful are common alternatives for Workday Adaptive Planning.

Reviewers rate Financial budgeting highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of Workday Adaptive Planning are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

Workday Adaptive Planning Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)60%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)40%
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Reviews and Ratings

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Daniel Killpack | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
My decision came down to Adaptive vs Host Analytics. Host made the claim that because their sheets were just like excel, you wouldn't need to learn any new commands. Rather, I thought that was a downside. I didn't want another glorified version of excel, I was looking for something different, something new. Adaptive had that. They were also far more willing to work with a nonprofit and become a partner, rather than just a vendor.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Workday Adaptive Planning is not as robust as SAP Ariba, but it is certainly better than BadgePass. The trouble with BadgePass is that it can be a but clunky in some modules that seem like clear bolt ons to the main product UI. Whereas, Ariba was clearly built to satisfy Procurement needs.
Brian Goldrick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Workday is the only software system (outside of Excel) that has been used by Vera to do our planning and analysis. We have just opted to move to Workday Adaptive Planning for our accounting system, payroll, and supply chain with the hopes that it will make our planning that much better and more precise.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I haven't used a separate planning tool in great depth like Adaptive. Our company used Host Analytics prior to Adaptive but I didn't have a lot of experience with it. The other software I've used for planning is Excel. Excel is obviously capable of a lot of complex lookups and calculations but it comes with plently of limitations.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our previous platform was patchwork tools and unintegrated. We were clunky and poorly organized. The system was slow and difficult to use, and it was either overhaul it or start over. We evaluated our options holistically and went with Workday. It works better and faster, and is less susceptible to errors. We have never regretted the switch.
Mark McConkie | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I like how easy Essbase is to pull reports - but I think that OfficeConnect fills that gap. When looking at Hyperion vs Adaptive, I think that Adaptive's input is much easier to navigate. I like Adaptive much more. Because input is so much easier, it helps me be in the system more frequently and rely on it more heavily.
Jack Kersjes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized

We did not go through a full-blown software selection process, nor have I used other products in the past. Previous to Adaptive, we used Management Reporter (formerly FRx, now part of Microsoft Dynamics GP) for our financial statements, and Excel for our budgeting. Adaptive is far superior to either of those.

We pursued Adaptive mainly through word of mouth. When discussing the availability of products with other accounting professionals, it was clear Adaptive was becoming the industry leader for our company size. We had a demo of the product presented by them. Since we liked it so much, we decided to go with them even though we had not reviewed other products.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Workday provides adaptive and intuitive planning that does not has disruptions when there is any change in system or migrations of servers, users or systems. Workday integrates with CRM, ERP and other database engines to source data and provides insights that can be exported to other documents. It provides real time insights by brining together operations, financial planning and workforce planning.
December 18, 2022

Forecasting made easy

Manuel Lora Fernández | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our previous tool for Forecasting and Budgeting was Microsoft Excel and for sure Adaptive stacks up when we compare both ways. Just to mention the data traceability, configurability and time saving that Adaptive Insights has brought to our department.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I prefer Adaptive Planning in comparison to Planful and Data Rails. It feels like is has been easier to use with a quicker learning curve. The other systems were more intimidating for the nonfinance users, like the budget owners who would only need it for reporting or inputting their budgets.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Adaptive stood out because it seemed on the easier end to implement and has a wide customer base (so it is easier to hire people who have used the system before). The total cost of ownership was competitive and scales with the number of seats.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
My previous experience was with Hyperion Essbase , a number of years ago. Comparing the products at the time I used them, I would probably rate Essbase slightly higher in terms or how powerful it was. Having said that, the upfront cost was likely tenfold for Essbase. Even if the prices were closer, I would have to say that there is very little that Essbase could do that Adaptive cannot.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
It doesn't have the same standard fulfillment modeling as the true workforce planning products, it equals the other core HCM systems and beats them on ease of use.
January 09, 2022

Finance

Fidel Botchway | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Workday became our choice because it is fully web-based and easily integrates with other systems. The learning curve for Workday was shorter than that of Dynamics. The reporting tools in Workday are more user-friendly than that of Dynamics. However Workday did not have Check Printing tools which are available in Dynamics. The organization started a project to digitize all financial transactions so it was not a priority feature. When it comes to scaling up the functionalities of Workday it was much easier than Dynamics.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The main thing that sets [Workday] Adaptive [Planning] apart is the fact that it is a cloud based software, user friendly, and allows you to add to or change the model relatively easily. Hyperion is a good tool also but there is more flexibility with [Workday] Adaptive [Planning], and it feels more intuitive.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
All of the systems have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. Workday Adaptive Planning as a system is further along in overall functionality and is a more user-friendly system compared to other EPM systems on the market.
Marvin Hartsfield | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We did some analysis of Anaplan, but it seemed they were built for much bigger companies. It did not seem like we could implement and maintain Anaplan without significant IT support, which was one of the main goals of the project. Anaplan did seem like it could have more capabilities, but the amount of work we would have to do to successfully set up and maintain the system seemed extensive and hard to achieve.
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