November 09, 2018
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Adaptive Insights
Currently Adaptive Insights is being used almost solely by our FP&A team. We have given access to other managers also, but they usually reach out to us in Finance if they have any Adaptive related questions. We just recently started using OfficeConnect and this has helped us become more efficient when preparing and presenting our monthly business reviews. Also, we just completed our budgeting process for next year, and by using Adaptive Insights and OfficeConnect together we were able to make real-time updates and show executives immediately what would happen to their budget by adding/cutting what they suggested.
- Forecasting. When you design sheets correctly you are able to create accurate and insightful forecasts. The integration with NetSuite is also a great feature because you can access all information related to a certain expense and really give useful insights to your business.
- If I have a question on how to do something in Adaptive it is difficult to search for the answer online. For example, if I had a problem with an Excel formula I could google it and have someone explain the answer to me almost immediately. It would be nice if there were more training resources for Adaptive.
- Adaptive Insights is a great tool by itself; however, once integrated with OfficeConnect this becomes a necessary tool that once you experience you won't want to use anything else. Creating our reports in OfficeConnect probably saves our FP&A team 10-20 hours a month. This is time we now spend on analysis instead of creating reports.
Adaptive is well suited for individuals and business partners who are familiar with basic financial practices. Here at Workfront, we are trying to limit the amount of Adaptive users because we are working in Adaptive every single day and some budget owners aren't going in there frequently and when they do their information they look at doesn't match our information because they might forget to change the particular version they are using. This is where OfficeConnect is very useful because we can send a slide deck out each month with updated numbers for our budget owners and it is easy, stress-free, and accurate.