Adaptive Insights

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Adaptive Insights is powering a new generation of business planning. Driving business agility in a fast-moving world, the Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud leads the way for people in companies to collaborate, gain insights, and make smarter decisions faster. We offer Adaptive Insights for Finance and Adaptive Insights for Sales, purpose-built solutions to allow those closest to the business to plan.

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Adaptive Insights review by Aurora M.
Aurora M.
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"Advantages of using Adaptive Insights for planning"

What do you like best?

The tool is very simple to use once you have had some basic training. It allows me to create custom reports for my different customers, as well as monitor performance of my different business units. I love the fact that the tool is super dynamic and allows me to customize my planning as time goes by.

What do you dislike?

I think the interface is not very user friendly. You must have a little bit of training to know how to create reports and benefit from all the tools Adaptive offers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a very good tool, but the interface could be a bit more user friendly. Furthermore, Office Connect could also improve by allowing the analyst to open more than one report at once. It is very frustrating having to close a file, just to open a second one you need when comparing data and changes.

My company also utilizes a sw called Domo where we can easily visualize cards and dashboards. I would like to see a feature where we could easily export data from Adaptive into Domo and the cards could be automatically updated with the latest forecasts and scenarios.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am currently monitoring and planing a budget for our tech department. The main benefit I see is the ability to do dynamic planning and performance tracking.

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Adaptive Insights review by Michael S.
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"Great service, even greater potential"

What do you like best?

The tool itself is very quick with updating and there are many features that allow you to check your work along the way (sheets, formula validation, etc.) I also like the ability to version control,; by creating new versions during crucial parts of the budget process, it allows us to reference prior submissions and be more smart about finding variances between what we are submitting and what we submitted.

What do you dislike?

The planning tools are poor and are difficult to effectively utilize without the ability to upload data. Planning also seems very counter-productive in Adaptive since it requires you to view the income statement of the smallest department in every single hierarchy. By requiring that, it essentially precludes the user from doing a top-down forecasting approach, which a lot of start-up companies end up doing. Additionally, Office Connect has an abysmal time integrating with Excel, and often slows down or crashes the program entirely. I think it would behoove Adaptive to try and emulate what Hyperion is doing with their Microsoft Excel add-in.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Enhance OfficeConnect:

One of the worst parts about Adaptive is the integration between Adaptive and Excel. Since most companies operate primarily within Excel, it is difficult to get many tasks done seamlessly without having some manual intervention between exporting out of Adaptive and into Excel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Automated reporting

- Department heads are inputting their own budgets

- Accountability across departments

- Quick and easy month close variance analysis

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Adaptive Insights review by Andrew B.
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"Insights with Adaptive"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, regular updates, inferface is very intuitive. The application is very scaleable as our business has grown, and can deal with our international footprint well through FX reporting. The Excel Add-In is also a great touch as some users still prefer to edit data in this way.

What do you dislike?

Nothing - the product is regularly updated each year so there is always new functionality being added.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it. Adaptive is a great product, you just need to make sure you have clearly documented how your current model is working and built up before you start the implementation process. That said, it is still very easy to modify things to add new functionality beyond the initial implementation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Collaboration around budgets and forecasting, assisting with reducing time taken for month end close (from plus 15 days using old Excel models to now 1 - 2 days with Adaptive). The product also deals with reporting restructures well, as the level hierarchy in the model is very flexible and can be tagged with many different dimensions and attributes. What-if scenario planning is also very easy as budget versions can be instantly copied and modified to show the impact of flexing certain model variables. Constant currency reporting is also available, or being able to show the data with any set of FX rates (ie - what if prior year actuals were restated at current year budget rates etc).

Adaptive Insights review by Lenny L.
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"Arrive Adaptive"

What do you like best?

What I like the best are setup of the system and consolidation of the cloud. It provides the understandable concept of construction the tool which is helpful with the customization of the business process.

What do you dislike?

For now, two perspectives I dislike during the implementation: 1) unable to manage the same setting of the accounts all at once, e.g. read only functionality; 2) formula testing is not easy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

1) single source of truth; 2) quality of the information consolidation.

Adaptive insights will improve the quality of the planning data, provide the variety of the reporting, and optimize the business process. Before implementation, need to understand the business process thoroughly and evaluate the process over at least one cycle to discover as many challenges as possible. prioritized the possible solutions in terms of source of data, methods of inputs, format of outputs and consolidation of information. So as to manage the user expectation properly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly on two areas: 1) single source of truth; 2) quality of the information consolidation. I realized that Adaptive insights will improve the quality of the planning data, provide the variety of the reporting, and optimize the business process.

Adaptive Insights review by Steve P.
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"Adaptive vastly improves FP&A Proces"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to be able to drill into detail, whether it be general ledger detail or in our case job detail, to see what actually makes up the numbers the reports are showing. The ability to plan our SG&A, personnel, and R&P model all in one technologically advanced place allows for a much smoother planning and forecasting process. Adaptive allows us the ability to provide information to senior management that was not as easy to provide as before

What do you dislike?

The amount of maintenance Adaptive takes to keep things running accurately on a monthly basis. Being a construction company we have a project based organization where our 'structure' is constantly changing. New jobs are opening, jobs are closing. It is quite the hassle to keep our job reporting up to date on a monthly basis.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had a very manual plan/forecasting process before that used numerous different excel workbooks and links. Adaptive has allowed us to streamline this process and keep our plans/forecast "live" as we are assembling them.

Adaptive Insights review by Ben G.
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"Making Planning Active"

What do you like best?

Structure of levels/departments so that all managers have specific places to add their business needs. Ability to link separate planning models together to create a complete plan. Relating to the budget manager/user is key. If planning by GL account doesn't make sense for the user then it is nice to build them a separate model that represents their business and then allow Adaptive to pull the needed information together for finance.

What do you dislike?

Reports - they allow the building/modifying of reports but when you are needing each user to modify the reports with notes you are also giving them access to modifying how the report is run. It would be nice to see some added permissions for report building vs. modifying vs. editing notes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One source of budget/forecast truth. Keeping everyone engaged throughout minimizes the time spent on the back end on planning.

Adaptive Insights review by Andrew K.
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"Amazing Finance Tool"

What do you like best?

The aspect I like best about adaptive is how collaborative it is. It is relatively easy for multiple teams to utilize the same reports/sheets at one time without affecting others. It also has the ability to have workflows and track changes. Adaptive is always changing and adapting to changes in the tech industry they evolve year after year and get better.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike most about Adaptive is the learning curve. It is a very challenging platform to learn, it requires quite a lot of time in order to learn the various processes, sheets, reports, and formulas.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend Adaptive as a possible future alternative to excel reporting. With excel spreadsheets getting increasingly larger as the amount of data grows, Adaptive will be a good work around in the future.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the problem that every large company has which is having everybody globally on the same page at the same time. The major benefit that we have realized is how quick and accurate the budgeting, forecasting, and reporting processes have become.

Adaptive Insights review by Carlton Y.
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"Great for forecasting and budgeting"

What do you like best?

I like that it aids in our budgeting process. Adaptive Insights is helpful for accounting and P&L statements from a big picture standpoint. When you need to see your overall profit or revenue statements, it's good. When you need to drill down to find exactly what's in each cell, it becomes much harder.

What do you dislike?

Setting up reports initially can be time consuming, and requires a lot of assistance from the vendor. I wish more users could access it for our work group. We have additional users that need to have access for budgeting purposes, but it is cost prohibitive to add them on to the package.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Adaptive Insights as it's good for forecasting based on revenue and expenditure. You can easily customize and the options to import and export is pretty easy. You can easily export to Microsoft Excel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to better forecast for a large multi-affiliate company. I really appreciated that Adaptive Insights made forecasting so easy. I liked that we could have every department contribute to the forecast and have it all roll into one easy to read report.

Adaptive Insights review by Andrew S.
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"Powerful software for budget forecasting and advanced modeling, our single source of truth."

What do you like best?

Excellent customer experience from the start. My Sales Rep, Customer Success Managers, and even the Adaptive Insights finance team have been able to help me and set me up with the tools to succeed. I have been able to take my excel models which were becoming cumbersome and error prone and migrate them into a streamlined relational database. Implementing Adaptive has allowed my to drive change across the business and bring our departments together.

What do you dislike?

Office Connect will not work on Macs which is what most of my company uses. Steep learning curve with limited free training materials. Saving and loading sheets can be slow sometimes. Like most powerful software, users will only get out the effort they invest. Organizations unwilling to dedicate the time needed to set up the system structure and bring together key stakeholders will not gain the full value of Adaptive

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you are ready to commit the time and resources to make the implementation work. If you do you will be well rewarded.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One Issue included separate systems used by each departments that were not connected. Finance would have conflicting information with Sales and Support. Now our systems are integrated and we are reviewing the same data.

Another issue was maintenance of Excel models. Previously making changes was time consuming and error prone. Now we can have separate versions of plans to allow for quick changes

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Market Research
Administrator in Market Research
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"easy to use "

What do you like best?

cloud based self taught easier based on other software I have used.in fact all my staff we have not had formal training and was able to figure out relatively easy which makes it a good tool to use. I was actually surprised at the ability to do the financial planning portion.

What do you dislike?

not as flexible ; need to have integration with netsuite easier. this is the part for some reason we were not able to figure out but it is on my to do list to contact adaptive to figure out how to integrate because in this newer version the adaptive is directly integrated into netsuite and you don't have to log in separately to activate Adaptive. if connected then we don't have to download any data and re upload again.

Recommendations to others considering the product

you need to be somewhat tech savvy in order t odo this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

consolidation multiple management reports. when we create comparative reports the abiity to slice and dice and multi dimensional is quite amazing, I would say it is better than hyperion.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Philanthropy
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"Fantastic Product And Vendor Support, But Invest The Time And Resources"

What do you like best?

The flexibility offered by this product is amazing, it allows you to build a model that suits your business needs. Regardless of HOW you do business, Adaptive supports this as you create your own structure, custom accounts, and cost drivers, and then consolidate the data to reports and dashboards,

Implementing Adaptive for our budgeting was a game changer, it put the data in the hands of the budget owners. As budgets changed throughout the iterative process, we knew that we were always looking at the most up-to-date version by running a single report - no more manual reconciliations / updates.

What do you dislike?

Because the software is so flexible, you have to be very careful when creating formulas and building reports that you are capturing all of the information. While it is easy to segment a particular set of data, it is also easy to leave that out if you do not understand the structure and connections within the various moving pieces. Take the time to plan your organization and account structure, and really take the time to understand it, and you will be fine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you can, meet some customers in your industry who use Adaptive already. Now, we are in contact with another organization who went live before we did, and we have helped each other to build tools and reports and address challenges that apply to both companies. It would have been great to learn about some of the challenges up front and how we could have addressed some of the shortcomings of our other software, or with a change to our configuration before implementing. And again, take the time to first review your financial planning and reporting processes and figure out how you can improve them using the new system, rather than trying to fit Adaptive to your "current state".

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have gained major efficiencies in our annual budget process - cutting down time spent consolidating budgets or getting the data in to the right format for different stakeholders. This allows our Finance team to spend more time on analysis and strategy than data entry. In addition, with the ability to have different versions, we have moved to a more frequent forecasting schedule, which allows us to keep a better eye on how we are tracking and manage risk.

Adaptive Insights review by Kelly M.
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"Why we love Adaptive"

What do you like best?

What I like best is the fact that we have eliminated Excel spreadsheet and the hours and weekends spending just consolidating the numbers. We can now validate information by having actuals loaded and comparing where our expenses are increasing with the ability to provide commentary.

What do you dislike?

Adaptive is such a powerful tool that can do so much and we just don't have the time to get the most out of it as we would like. There are some functionality that is missing, but the product forums make it easy to post enhancements and to see if others have the same frustrations and if the fix will be coming in the next release.

Recommendations to others considering the product

go with an Adaptive implementer - we used a third party and found ourselves having to re do some of the setup because it did not meet our reporting needs. Explain what type of reporting and down to what level you want to see your budget at because it does make a difference.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One of the benefits comes from the build of our Revenue model. we have a bottom up approach where we budget fees by consultant that roll up to a practice, office, and region and when top down goals are set, it is easy to see which office or practice is lacking. There is no more hiding - everything becomes transparent. Budgeting with Adaptive easily allows us to quantify the impact of bonuses, merits, and any other expense possible.

Adaptive Insights review by James F.
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"Fantastic once you set it up"

What do you like best?

Excellent as a reporting tool when used in conjunction with Office Connect, strong forecasting ability when you set up the individual sheets with your own business driver, it enables rolling / continuous forecasting as you can automatically add actuals to a current forecast or budget, cloud access is very helpful for world wide users and different computers, i.e. can login from anywhere at any time without the need for a VPN etc.

What do you dislike?

Quite complicated to set up initially, definitely need to use the professional services team at Adaptive, licence fees are quite expensive, reporting building tool could be better, limited ability to 'freeze' budgets i.e. if you change underlying infrastructure this could affect past budgets (seems like a basic function needed in a forecasting tool),

Recommendations to others considering the product

Build the software in partnership with Adaptive, start to learn how the infrastructure/formulas work as soon as possible as it make your understanding of the product so much better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Multi entity reporting and forecasting. Enabled much faster reporting and also less errors in both forecasting and reporting.

Adaptive Insights review by Doris C.
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"The best CPM cloud solution"

What do you like best?

First, it's very easy to use and update, then the flexibility is amazing. You can design whatever you imagine and without IT help. The what-if scenarios capability is one of its major strengths. You can budgeting and forecasting as easy as yo can think. The reporting capability is very easy to use and very flexible.

What do you dislike?

It would be great if the granularity could be weekly. Now, the more detailed level we can get is monthly but in some cases we need a deeper level.

The graphics you can get with Adaptive Plannig are very poor. I know that I can use Discovery for that purpose, but it cost separatly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I really recommend the use of Adaptive if you are searching an CPM tool. I've worked with other vendors and definitely Adaptive is better in use and flexibility

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The monthly control. The monthly forecast.

Reporting tool is one of the best that I've could test.

Adaptive Insights review by Lenny W.
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"Working with Adaptive Insights is a breeze"

What do you like best?

What I like best is:

1. Instant consolidation of all departments, companies, and accounts

2. Version control

3. Security control

4. Ease in reporting

5. OfficeConnect makes customized format reporting a lot easier

What do you dislike?

The following areas need to be improved:

1. Formulas have to be set up one-by-one. For thousands of formulas, that is a lot of work. Need to have some way of setting up formulas by batch, e.g. importing formulas from Excel file, just like importing levels, accounts, and assumptions.

2. Documentation is a challenge.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Adaptive Insights for budgeting purpose. It is easy to train, use, maintain, and what's more, quick to get the final results. Also it is time saving to generate high-level executive summary from the system.

Adaptive Insights review by Amanda H.
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"Best Budgeting System"

What do you like best?

I love that Adaptive is cloud based and flexible so it can be owned by FP&A without relying on the IT Department's limited resources. Finance users and budget managers can access it easily through the web interface. It can be implemented quickly and can evolve with the changing needs of the organization.

What do you dislike?

The multi-currency functionality needs some improvement - it is difficult to report constant currency and there are limitations to multi-currency balance sheets and consolidations. But overall, especially for single-currency organizations, it's a great tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Adaptive is a great product. It is flexible and user friendly. It does have some limitations in multi-currency, but I believe those will be addressed eventually.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company was using a budget system that did not meet our needs at all. It had to be individually installed on user's computers, it was nearly impossible to update and manage, and the interface wasn't intuitive. We reverted to Excel for a time, but as analysts spent most of our time linking spreadsheets and validating versions. Once we got Adaptive, the department focus shifted from tactical to strategic. Adaptive was adopted organization-wide, so managers could log in, do their budgeting and see their actual results every month. FP&A was then able to spend time analyzing results and trends rather than linking sheets.

I loved the system so much, I wound up leaving FP&A and becoming an Adaptive partner.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Real Estate
Administrator in Real Estate
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"Great Product"

What do you like best?

1. User friendly - The user interface is quite user friendly, do not feel over engineered or clunky to use at all.

2. Formulas are dynamic - Instead of changing, moving, altering excel formula, adaptive made it easy

What do you dislike?

As a IBM Cognos TM1 user for years, I got used to upload numbers to the system by using formulas in excel. Adaptive certainly has lots of advantage over TM1, however, having the same expectation learning about adaptive, was surprised that it is not an option so far.

Data / Formula upload function - if data / formula can be uploaded through excel spreadsheet, it will save lots of headache going through manual process

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lots of financial forecast, modeling, and dashboard. Saved lots of headache transiting to adaptive as it is not excel based or taking lots of data storage. It does not have the issues with big excel sheet like linking to numerous instances, changing or moving formulas when needed...

Adaptive Insights review by Claire P.
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"Adaptive is amazing for non-profits"

What do you like best?

My favorite thing about Adaptive is actually a few things. I love that it can be completely customized for the unique details of your company, i love that it is powerful enough to plan by 5 different segments, and I LOVE that it saves me time. However, its best feature is that it has an incredibly simple user interface that anyone in your organization can learn.

What do you dislike?

The only drawback I have encountered is that the lowest level of detail is monthly. That may be fine for planning but it isn't great for reporting or dashboards. They do provide daily detail in Discovery enterprise but I would really like them to add it to the regular suite.

I will add that they have a very responsive product team and they are constantly updating and improving the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My recommendation to others looking at Adaptive is to ask questions, dream big and be prepared to view the budget planning and reporting process differently. Adaptive is a whole new ballgame-don't limit yourself before you even get off the bench.

I would also strongly recommend that you purchase the complete Adaptive Suite and not just planning. It make a lot of difference to the overall usefulness as they complement each other.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We began to look at planning and reporting software because we needed a system that could handle extensive cost allocations, multiple budget versions, varied organizational structures and provide us with TIMELY and powerful reporting, drill down and analysis. Adaptive has delivered on all fronts.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Saving time and getting people involved"

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to create new sheets and make updates to an existing forecast. I have also been surprised by the amount of support Adaptive provides. When I submit a support ticket, I know that someone will be working on the issue within a couple of hours and will keep you updated on the solution. Adaptive is also building a great network for Adaptive users to communicate and brainstorm together. Its been very helpful to get to know other users and learn their best practices.

What do you dislike?

Some of the admin functions could be updated, I always struggle to find where to update which levels should be shown on sheets or organizing my levels.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adaptive has streamlined our budgeting process. Instead of having multiple spreadsheets floating around, then having to compile all those spreadsheets to form a budget, our entire budget is housed in Adaptive. Since Adaptive is so easy to use/update we can make changes to our budget and produce updated financials in seconds. It is really making the process faster and giving us more time to get more input from other departments.

Adaptive Insights review by Harry V.
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"Great Business Tool"

What do you like best?

The flexibility of Adaptive allows us to use it in many ways in our business. Budgeting, forecasting, analysis of the business, creating "what if" scenarios for business change, etc.

What do you dislike?

It is so flexible and does so much it takes training & experience to become an effective user.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I truly believe anyone who is seeking a flexible and relatively easy to use model will find this to be later ranked by them as one of the best choices they made for their business. A very flexible tool that gives great visibility to the organization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I cannot say enough about how Adaptive has been a truly effective budgeting, planning & forecasting tool. Because we get our staff involved at a detail level it makes the staff more accountable. They see issue quickly and can take action sooner to resolve those issues. Additionally we use Adaptive for "what if" analysis. Before we add a business segment or make a business change we use Adaptive to test the assumptions with our live data. We can vet a project or business change with a minimum of disruption and personnel involvement.

Adaptive Insights review by Michael S.
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"Making Forecasting & Budgeting Fun Again"

What do you like best?

I like having a common interface to gather forecast/budget data with formulas that work. Once you are comfortable with the formulas and model you have built updating and seeing the impact is quick and easy. What might have taken hours using spreadsheets only takes a few minutes with Adaptive. Adaptive is constantly updating their product with new features based on customer feedback. I also like having the ability to not have IT involved and upload my data using an Excel interface.

What do you dislike?

I really don't have any dislikes regarding Adaptive. Most of the items such as being able to compare versions of forecast on the screen, ability to add GL detail to accounts, and a slick reporting tool (OfficeConnect) have been added over the last year or so.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You need to have a champion of the product like any other initiative. You get out what you put into it. Once implemented you find or should find that you constantly tweak and add to the model to refine your data and get the output and accuracy you strive for.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We keep our forecast constantly updated and have our sales people involved in contributing and inputting information into Adaptive. We have been involved in various sales transactions where we were sold over the last three years two different times. Adaptive was key to helping prepare our sale material and adapting our model to the needs of our various owners. We also do percentage of completion accounting have built a model that addresses the balance sheet, cash flow and income statement related to this type of accounting.

Adaptive Insights review by Jason T.
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"Adaptive Planning Review"

What do you like best?

The system is very flexible and user friendly. Incorporating new organizations, accounts or elements into the model is easy. Adaptive has also rolled out new features that are valuable on a routine basis. The adaptive office connect for excel add-in has been an invaluable tool for our team.

What do you dislike?

Adaptive doesn't have a mobile app yet for the planning modules

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We leverage adaptive for management reporting, budgeting, forecating and long term planning. Using adaptive reduces the amount of time we spend managing data and allows us to spend more time on analysis. We do a lot of what-if analysis and adaptive is a great platform to facilitate running multiple scenarios

Adaptive Insights review by Courtney B.
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"Agile Reporting System for FP&A"

What do you like best?

Increases transparency within in the business as department heads can log in to see reports. In addition, the systems allows a lot of flexibility to create dynamic reports.

What do you dislike?

The flexibility of the system is a benefit, but also creates issues when tying back to original input source.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A successful implementation will help reporting and transparency, ensuring the business is trained. Office Connect is a great tool as well

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Financial reporting and timeliness of month close process has improved drastically. We have saved time and reduced mistakes as a business.

Adaptive Insights review by Sandy A.
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"Modeling and Planning made easy!"

What do you like best?

How versatile and fast modeling and forecasting has become! You can create monthly forecasts very quickly and implement changes to forecasts based on business information instantaneously.

What do you dislike?

I would very much like to see Adaptive connect to Salesforce. I believe this is something that the Adaptive team is working on. At the moment we have to reconcile the differences between the two platforms monthly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you work in FP&A, this tool is a must! I have used TM1, AMB, and Excel in the past for budgeting, and Adaptive is by far the best tool I've used. It is fast, versatile, and agile.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to make tighter forecasts. Due to how little time it takes to update and create new forecasts, we are able to spend more time doing variance analysis and less time checking formulas and making sure everyone is using up-to-date versions.

Adaptive Insights review by Jessalyn K.
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"Not as user friendly as I would like it to be."

What do you like best?

The attractive features are the ability to share reports. One of our most frequently used reports is the monthly financials by department. It allows us to view the actuals monthly vs. your budget.

What do you dislike?

Clicking on the actuals from the reports, it is a struggle to view the transactions each time. In addition, the filter feature does not work well. I hate not having the ability to use my back button on IE.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We went from Great Plains to this program.

Adaptive Insights review by Scott K.
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"Great Cloud based solution"

What do you like best?

We are currently 2 months into the implementation of Adaptive Insights, and it looks like it is a great product. We have been able to create connections to multiple disparate databases and integrate our data into one source for forecasting. Just bringing all of our data together into one system for forecasting has been huge. We are in the middle of creating our model, and everything works smoothly and is very user friendly. This appears to have been the solution we've been looking for.

What do you dislike?

Even though the system is user friendly, there is still a learning curve- especially with learning how to get data from multiple sheets to talk to each other. That being said- as we have been getting over that learning curve, the system is powerful and seems to work great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get a demo of the software. The demos are really helpful to see what the software is capable of and whether it is the right fit for your organization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company was looking for a good cloud based budgeting/forecasting solution that allowed for driver-based forecasting and modelling. We had existing models in Excel, but they were getting to the point that they were difficult to maintain and make changes to. They also didn't allow for much collaboration across the company. Adaptive Insights looks like it will fix all of that.

Adaptive Insights review by Bob K.
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"Adaptive Insights is Great!"

What do you like best?

Cloud based - one version of the truth, a single system available to all parts of organization dynamically

Ease of use and maintain - all information related to the planning and reporting process is available

Design flexibility - easy to setup from scratch and allows for very complex modeling environments

Secure - access to sensitive data like salaries and assumptions are limited

Interface familiarity - spreadsheet interface benefits "approachability" for CPM technology

Cost effective - quick deployment and roll-out to organizations; reduces need for expensive new ERPs

Excellent support - quick turnaround for technical questions and general support issues

Happy clients - I enjoy implementing applications that address my customers problems and they like to use!

What do you dislike?

I'd like to see a bundling of the various aspects of the application (Integration, Discovery) so those features/capabilities are available together as part of the same Planning package. Doing this would allow for more integrated reporting and enhanced user interface/experience by allowing the admin to design mixed mode (text, numbers, graphics) reporting online on a single page for greater interaction and response.

I'd also like to see Cube Sheets and Modeled Sheets reengineered to reduce user (and designer) confusion over when and how to use each of them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great solution to consider when selecting a CPM tool for your organization or business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've solved business modeling and data integration with disparate databases like ERP/CRM products, financial planning and analysis reporting processes, C level reporting and ad hoc analysis, accounting consolidations, M&A valuation and integration, sales reporting and analysis and HR reporting and analysis problems.

Greater planning and reporting flexibility at lower cost of ownership. Customers have been able to replace massive numbers of spreadsheets with Adaptive, reducing errors and improving communications within the organization.

Adaptive Insights review by Kevin M.
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"Adaptive Insights has been a game changer"

What do you like best?

Adaptive Insights has done wonders for us in terms of ease of sharing budgets and actuals and especially version control. Excel was usually fine for us for the initial budget version, but things would start to fall apart as soon as it was time for revisions or once the budget was approved and we wanted to do forecasts. Adaptive Insights has reduced the time and effort to update and share the necessary info for staff at both the summary and detail levels. It's been a real game changer for us.

What do you dislike?

Creating formulas is not particularly intuitive and definitely requires training or consultant support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The basic functionality is pretty intuitive, but you will likely need some consulting help for implementation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our turnaround times on budgeting have been greatly reduced. The ability for staff to drill down into actuals detail on prior years has made it much easier for them to gain a point of reference when creating the current year's department budget. Sharing whatever data we want with management has become much easier.

Adaptive Insights review by Chutima B.
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"User-friendly and able to facilitate needs"

What do you like best?

Have custom account for analytics. Easy to use especially for those without Excel knowledge

What do you dislike?

Can't just simply hide rows like Excel

Report on Adaptive itself is very poor / bad format, and it forces us to buy add-on product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Need well-thought on planning set up. It's hard to change certain feature once it's all up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of use for non-tech people or those with little knowledge of Excel

Cloud feature helps back-end process - instant update from fields to corporate

Adaptive Insights review by Jordan W.
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"Power User/Admin Gives Two Thumbs Up! Life changing in FP&A"

What do you like best?

The best parts of the software are the ease to use, the ability to share information with budget owners, the scalability of models, and the ability to have many active versions at once.

What do you dislike?

The software is built to operate based on a geographically specific company setup, meaning you have different Geos. It would be nice if there was a reporting structure option. It is possible to do, but you lose some of the automatic functionality for uploading actuals, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Planning product makes it easy to get out of your own way when modeling, and distributing information. In addition, the seamless integration between our accounting software and Adaptive makes updating for actuals, and then having the forecast update based on those actuals as easy as a few clicks. This saves time, and allows me to focus on perfecting our model, and not troubleshooting.

Adaptive Insights review by David D.
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"Great Collaborative Software"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to gather, audit, and lock down inputs from key contributors. It was also very easy to create multiple versions and scenarios. Being able to give access to our users in all our sites was also very nice seeing how it is SaaS based.

What do you dislike?

Took a while before we were able to get it to sync up with our ERP system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your company is large enough to warrant needing a tool to help you collaborate better when planning, and will provide the resources to get it implemented correctly and connected to your ERP, then Adaptive is a great tool to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Shorting the time it takes to build out the annual budget initially. Then hopefully turn it into a rolling plan, rather than a once a year plan.

Adaptive Insights review by Drew B.
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"Best forecasting tool I've used"

What do you like best?

One of my favorite new features is version comparison - the ability to see up to 3 versions side by side for customized time periods.

What do you dislike?

Some of the links between formulas and assumptions can get tough to follow, especially when sheets were created by employees that no longer work for the company.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your team is relies heavily on NetSuite and/or SalesForce, Adaptive Planning integrates well with both (and likely others, too).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Adaptive for budgeting, reporting, forecasting, revenue tracking, headcount, etc. It integrates well with NetSuite.

Adaptive Insights review by Timothy B.
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"The product is easy to learn and easy to report on"

What do you like best?

I like how adaptive it is. You can easily change things and track those changes. It is easy to learn and easy to explain to people. It really helps to cut down on user error. You can build formulas into the lines to carry out the expenses into future years appropriately.

What do you dislike?

I wish I could build formulas easy and inflation easier into my expenses but I probably haven't come across it yet. I miss some things that excel offers but that is about it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to build a more comprehensive plan to manage finances. I have really liked the excel add-in that is available, office connect, that allows you to put reports and pull financials.

Adaptive Insights review by Marvin H.
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"Great"

What do you like best?

Fast and flexible, easy to customize, great interface. Saves a tremendous amount of time. Very easy to implement/set up.

What do you dislike?

Its hard to find something to dislike. Integration with Google Sheets/Slides would be a nice addition.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Planning and forecasting. Adaptive allows us to plan and forecast at a much greater level of detail in very little time.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Farming
Administrator in Farming
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"Adaptive is Great!!"

What do you like best?

The implementation is very quick and easy. We were up and running in a matter of weeks. The system is easy to use and change.

What do you dislike?

Although the system is easy to figure out, some of the training manuals need to be improved. Sometimes they don't explain the concept but provide an example to follow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a really good solution if you want the office of the CFO to be self-sufficient. There is very little need for IT involvement and is extremely simple to implement and administer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed to provide daily information, metrics, and financials in an easy to use environment. Our financial performance has improved because of the increased visibility we have through Adaptive.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Adaptive Insights has changed the way I budget and forecast"

What do you like best?

It's easy to learn and use and gives us the ability to drive our monthly forecasts using key performance indicators. I love the fact that it allows us to have and maintain one version of the truth. Everyone see's the same data I'm seeing so there is easier dissemination of that truth.

What do you dislike?

It's difficult to find something that I dislike about the product, but if I had to find something I wish were better, it would likely be the formulas, which use terms that are often foreign to our new users. The learning cycle could be shortened if we could use the formulas from excel, which we are all comfortable with.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This software has tightened up our budgeting and forecasting activity to the point that we no longer dread or panic when we prepare or budgets each year. Our customers have a better view of where they are headed given their current trajectory. They can now take action to keep us on track to meet or exceed our target. Adaptive Discovery helps us to present the most current actual and forecast data in a pictorial view that engages our leadership and helps them to make better operational decisions. The ability to view data across months and years, and compare our actual to different versions like our Static Budget, and our Rolling Forecast, has made the data much more useful for our leadership.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Adaptive, I am better able to budget and forecast using consistent, accurate financial data, tied to operational metrics that drive our business. Management is a key participant in the process,management can

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Nice, flexible product"

What do you like best?

The product has high flexibility and customizability. I am learning that it also has some cool export/import features and an excel add-in that makes it a lot easier to integrate and automate. In general, it is a robust tool that allows me to design my own forecasting and budgeting process from the ground up.

What do you dislike?

The UI seems pretty dated. It's hard to have to go to each sub-level and have to refresh at each change. For example, to change an accounts forecast, I have to go to COS, make edits, save, go to Revenue, make edits save, and then check the final output to see if what I did had the desired effect. You can mitigate this somewhat with linking but I'd like to see faster loading between these sheets or easier navigation between sublevels of the same level. Maybe a side-by-side option where you can see what changes to rollup will occur with changes to a level.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to read over the user guides and tips. There is a lot of functionality that is hard to find on your own and that isn't readily apparent.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Forecasting, budgeting, tracking KPIs. I have been able to identify core business driving KPIs, report on them, suggest actionable items and track the success of these initiatives on a KPI-level.

Adaptive Insights review by Jonathan L.
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"A game changer for corporate FP&A"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to quickly and easily update any small input (e.g. change in headcount), and immediately see the effect flow through the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow.

What do you dislike?

The visualization tool Discovery lacks some basic customization features, though the majority is extremely useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't just use Planning--also us Office Connect, Integration, and even Discovery. It is well worth the cost.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am trying to forecast all accounting statements for the whole company, and provide strategically focused results, as efficiently as possible. Adaptive has helped me stay organized, work quickly, and provide clean and understandable results to management.

Adaptive Insights review by Consultant in Computer Software
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"Best Budgeting and Financial Reporting Tool on the Market"

What do you like best?

Let's be clear hear...I've used many CPM tools over the last 6 years (Prophix, Axiom, Host, BI360, etc.). I am a consultant who implements these tools. Adaptive consistently ranks #1 in my books and for my clients. It is very similar to Host, but certainly better than the alternatives. It's ease of use for both me and my customers is what I like best. My customers learn the tool very fast and are off using it without much more needed support from me.

What do you dislike?

It is not a BI tool, it's ability to bring in gobs of unstructured operational data with varying time periods is not a strength. If you need a BI tool, don't count on Adaptive for this. A lot of customers have both Adaptive and a BI tool. Adaptive is (in my opinion) strictly for budgeting and financial reporting (yes, you can do some operational reporting)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Perfect tool for budgeting and financial reporting (with small amounts of operational reporting)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. Time savings!!! This is #1, it will speed up your time for budget and reporting preparation. That means you get more time to spend on analysis and actually drive some value!

2. Reduction in errors - getting out of spreadsheets eliminates the constant concern of errors and puts trust in your data source.

Adaptive Insights review by Andrew R.
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"Great Functionality and Breadth of Features, Very Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

Great overall experience, has met or exceeded all of our budgeting/forecasting, modeling, reporting, and planning needs

What do you dislike?

Would like the capability to print reports directly to board quality PDFs from the reporting engine

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We solve all of our budgeting, planning, rolling forecasting, scenario planning, reporting and variance analysis needs with Adaptive

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Oil & Energy
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"Assistant Controller"

What do you like best?

The cloud-based platform that allows all departmental managers to maintain and update their group's forecasted data in real time.

What do you dislike?

The "drill into transactions" feature (for example, on an expense line-item on the income statement) can only be used for one cell at a time. It opens the detail in a new tab, but you cannot have more than one of these tabs open at a time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The budget/planning process is phenomenally more stream-lined and Adaptive has removed a lot of the historic version-control issues associated with this process in the past.

Adaptive Insights review by Chris S.
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"Budgeting, Forecasting and Actual Reporting All in One"

What do you like best?

Adaptive holds the "truth" for budgets, forecasts and actual results. It is flexible enough to get the information you need quickly and export directly to the reporting format you need.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see more documentation on how to create complex models.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is well worth the money! Just make sure you design your model efficiently when implementing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company uses Adaptive to create our annual budget and rolling forecast, as well as import actual results from our accounting software (NetSuite). I also use it to create databases and reports that are used to drive company wide decision making.

Adaptive Insights review by User in Accounting
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"Dependable tool for your financial reporting needs"

What do you like best?

It's the ease and speed of generating a variance analysis and version-to-version comparison of forecast.

What do you dislike?

The absence of consolidated option in the headcount sheet when you are only allowed to access specific departments and not for the whole company.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Adaptive is a very useful tool for your financial reporting needs. From planning, forecast updates, monthly financial results, down to the employee headcount.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our current business setup is that one or two financial analyst/s manage/s a particular department. In my case, the department I'm handling has a lot of teams under it that needs financial reports separately. With Adaptive, I can create a report for each of them that will fit their requirements, and run in on a regular basis with just a click.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Automotive
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"Accounting's Best Friend"

What do you like best?

What I like best about Adaptive is how they listen to their customers and modify to meet the needs of its users.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that the eLearning tool is not as developed and provides basics. I would like it to be expanded with Advanced eLearning topics.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Think about your manager use and the work added to your accounting department to maintain before you implement.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to solve the lack of access to financial information. Our supervisors, managers, directors, and VPs are now able to see their forecast to actual information. for the month and historical information with transaction detail.

This has been huge and greatly impacted monthly forecasting driving higher bonuses.

Adaptive Insights review by Alex S.
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"Adaptive is the best CPM Platform"

What do you like best?

Ease of use.

Flexibility.

Performance.

I have used IBM Cognos, SAP BPC, Oracle Hyperion and PBCS.

Adaptive is just the best !!!

What do you dislike?

Office Connect add-on. It´s not usefull as it should becomes obsolete with items changes. Template reports works great !

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try any software before use. Oracle, SAP, IBM offers are "cloud starting" and they have much less functionallity.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One version of truth.

All my financial data in one place.

Forecasting monthly for each Line of Business.

Adaptive Insights review by User in Research
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"Adaptive Review"

What do you like best?

Great connectivity with our accounting system. The ease at which we can pull in data to review makes this software a giant plus

What do you dislike?

Ability to handle foreign currency well. We have ran into issues with pulling in data in foreign currency that isn't converted correctly. With a few tweaks we can get it correct, but feel this could be easier

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great tool for handling the budgets for multiple companies. Easy to use and great software to try and go paperless

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are having it show our budgets for our company. We used to be paper based, but now everything can be done paperless

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Construction
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"AI Planning and Reporting Review"

What do you like best?

I like the cloud-based "live" data features best, as well as having one common platform for all users.

What do you dislike?

Certain functionality is limited, however, the AI team is constantly realeasing new updates with added functionality, they are always ready to listen to feedback from customers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're on the fence between two programs, go with Adaptive! The user-friendliness and adaptibility of the tool sets is apart from the competition and you will not regret the choice!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having data transparancy into our forecasts, with a way to track actuals. With AI, we have been able to create driver-based forecasting models and bring transparacy to our revenue and OPEX actuals.

Adaptive Insights review by Gary G.
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"Adaptive Implementation"

What do you like best?

System is very nimble. End users have been satisfied with the new system/processes. Reporting is much easier to navigate than our old system.

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike. The system (Adaptive) could run a tad faster but it still operates more efficiently than our old system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adaptive has allowed us to automate our forecast process. By automating the forecast process, it allowed our organization to forecast at a more detailed level.

Adaptive Insights review by Avi R.
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"Expense Budgeting and Tracking"

What do you like best?

Fairly easy to drag and drop to build comparative reports to review revenue and cost across multiple departments, locations, and planning periods

What do you dislike?

Web platform uses Java which sometimes give inconsistent user experience (or just won't respond) depending on Chrome or IE browser (or whether my Java is up to date).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool, fairly simple to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use the tool for expense analsysi

Adaptive Insights review by Gustavo V.
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"Robust, scalable, and user friendly system"

What do you like best?

Quick and helpful support, constant updates, growing user base and community.

What do you dislike?

Still come across issues with Java and certain browsers. I know they are working on this, but it does cause issues and forces me to switch browsers from time to time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend this product for those looking for a robust system that allows for mgmt reporting the way you want it. I also recommend this product for driver based forecasting and planning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Adaptive at 4 different companies, and I've implemented the system 3 times. I've used Adaptive primarily to enhance our forecasting efforts, automate and enhance our reporting functions, and to consolidate various data streams into one system for metrics reporting.

Adaptive Insights review by Zoltan I.
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"Best ERP"

What do you like best?

The easiness of accessing and building reports of the company's financials.

What do you dislike?

Some missing or yet to be developed features that makes an analyst life easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The reporting part for a regular and quick data update.

Adaptive Insights review by Jeff M.
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"Adaptive Planning Review"

What do you like best?

The best thing about adaptive is ability to create multiple versions. It allows you to utilize different planning assumptions and easily toggle between different versions to see the different results. I also like the ability to create reports for our business partners.

What do you dislike?

I wish that there was a way to select multiple levels within all sheets instead of having to run a report.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are working to provide a quicker and more accurate forecast.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Accounting
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"We have been successfully using Adaptive Insights for our Budgets and Forecasts."

What do you like best?

We really enjoy the flexibility and independence that this cloud based system provides. Not to mention the fact that you never have to worry or implement a new version, it's always maintained in the cloud.

What do you dislike?

We really have not experienced anything that I would classify as a dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We have a very complex organizational structure and are a company of exceptions and we were able to configure and implement Adaptive's software into our planning process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed to automate our budget and planning process and Adaptive Insights provided the solution to all of our issues and concerns. We have developed a mutually beneficial partner relationship.

Adaptive Insights review by Brian L.
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"Great Quality Planning Product, with Limitless Customization Potential"

What do you like best?

We very much like the ability to customize our Adaptive Planning Model to meet any and all needs that our growing organization has. Pretty much whatever we can dream up can be done through Adaptive.

What do you dislike?

The system is very complex obviously in order to be so customizeable, so there is a pretty significant learning curve in terms of building and maintaining a complex model.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are doing your budgeting and planning on Excel sheets manually, should be a no-brainer decision to go with Adaptive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly budgeting, planning, at the personnel, headcount, and expense level

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Very Satisfied"

What do you like best?

How Adaptive automates processes, how Adaptive eliminates spreadsheet errors, and the ease of creating reports

What do you dislike?

Honestly, at this point, nothing yet! Very satisfied with Adaptive's capabilities and what is doing for our organization

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it!! Attend events Adaptive is holding to get to know current customers and see how they are using the product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Spreadsheet errors, ability to play with various scenarios using driver based formulas, ease of customized reporting based on users' needs

Adaptive Insights review by User in Health, Wellness and Fitness
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"Adaptive Insights"

What do you like best?

The ability to model and budget and then run comparisons.

What do you dislike?

Learning curve for reporting; the un-stickiness of the interface. For example, when I set filters for a view, say, 2016 Budget, I want them to stay in place when I change my view to 2016 Actuals. Instead I have to go back to the filter and re-select all of the options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to analyze budget vs actuals and to model a variety of assumptions.

Adaptive Insights review by Samuel G.
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"Changes flow through immediately!"

What do you like best?

I really like how fast small changes in our forecast flow through our entire financial model.

What do you dislike?

Our customer support has been a little spotty, but I think that is primarily because we purchased adaptive through NetSuite.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When we update our bookings forecast we can immediately go in and see how much we need to adjust expenses to ensure we are meeting our goals.

Adaptive Insights review by Consultant in Hospital & Health Care
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"Adaptive Planning is a MUST have for businesses and FP&A teams"

What do you like best?

Adaptive Planning offers unprecedented transparency and integration to stakeholders across multiple departments.

What do you dislike?

Adaptive Planning needs to work on the reporting features. While great out of the box, there is still much to be desired in terms of using custom formulas.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are reducing lead times on preparing our budgets and generating reports for management. That reduced lead time allows us to focus on learning more about our business!

Adaptive Insights review by Timothy B.
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"Connectivity"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to link the Adaptive data to excel through office connect when building large management reports.

What do you dislike?

I am a fairly new user to Adaptive so I haven't found many things I don't like.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using adaptive throughout our organization. It makes it easy to integrate our FP&A team with departments to drive activity.

Adaptive Insights review by Meredith M.
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"Senior Accountant"

What do you like best?

Collaboration on projects across various departments of the Company.

What do you dislike?

We have a forecast and actual capex sheet, and I have not figured out how to link the two so that only one has to be updated when a project goes in service, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking capital expenditures.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Biotechnology
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"Outstanding System for Efficient Planning and Reporting"

What do you like best?

Exceptional cloud-based planning and reporting tool. Easy-to-administer planning system, with very robust reporting capabilities.

What do you dislike?

The system has so many features, it can take a little while to understand what they all do, but relatively speaking, this tool is outstanding.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommend the solution to others. It is one of the best planning and reporting systems available on the market. I can't use enough superlatives to express my satisfaction with the tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time reduction in budgeting/forecasting. Distributed reporting to accountable managers.

Adaptive Insights review by User in Medical Devices
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"A better way to control the chaos of multiple versions of budgets"

What do you like best?

The interface is spreadsheet-like. If you need to export to Excel for special analysis, that is quick and easy.

What do you dislike?

The language behind creating the formulas takes getting used to. The ability to save a set of defaults would help since some time is spent hiding previous and far out years from the view.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When doing budgets in Excel, there is a certain level of inherent 'risk' since the opportunity to make a mistake in a formula is quite high. Adaptive tightens things up a bit and reduces the risk of making embarrassing errors.

Adaptive Insights review by User in Environmental Services
User in Environmental Services
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"Happy with Adaptive "

What do you like best?

Adaptive Insights allows us to effectively manage both actual data and budget data in one place. We have over 400 levels and 80 users, so having a user friendly system is imperative.

What do you dislike?

Managing daily errors from our data loaders has been time consuming. Currently, when we add a new dimension, we need to reach out to support to sync data. We are hoping Adaptive comes out with a better way to handle this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our biggest accomplishment with using Adaptive is more efficient reporting. In the past, it would take two staff members 8 hours to manually send out financial statements in Excel. Now, all 80 users can view their statements on demand.

Adaptive Insights review by Kurtis P.
Kurtis P.
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"Adaptive is a time saver!"

What do you like best?

The office connect feature is great if you already have spreadsheets created that you would like to continue to use. This cut the budgeting time down for the company and also provided better insights in forecasting for the company as well.

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike about the product. One thing I found was that the colors of the cells are difficult to differentiate for people who are colorblind.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Forecasting, budgeting and reporting. This product is a time saver.

Adaptive Insights review by User in Utilities
User in Utilities
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"Very flexible budgeting and forecasting software"

What do you like best?

The Adaptive Planning software is very flexible for our budgeting and forecasting needs. The ad hoc reporting capability is tremendously helpful.

What do you dislike?

The security for users was initially an issue for the set up, but we found a work around.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We looked at several other budgeting software packages and none came close to providing what we needed at an affordable cost. The implementation and go live were both very smooth processes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Budgeting/forecasting is no longer dependent on our own IT or outside consultants in order to make updates to our models or provide specific reports.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Enabling Proactivity Over Reactivity"

What do you like best?

The user-interface is easy to use and understand, making changes is intuitive and quick.

What do you dislike?

Web reporting and reporting exports to excel are not as clean as I would like.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Discovery has allowed us to track changes more closely and more frequently. Every data upload impacts our short and long-term trends and this is easily visible and understandable with the entire Suite.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Switch from Excel to Adaptive NOW"

What do you like best?

The reporting functionality is great and save alot of time at the end of the month. Once set up it is easy to create different area's to capture different expenses in easy to find locations.

What do you dislike?

There is not alot to dislike. There are certain parts to the setup that could be a little more intuitive, but once set up the system works great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are becoming more accurate and we can provide information alot quicker to senior management.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Computer Software
Administrator in Computer Software
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"Ok start for an online solution"

What do you like best?

I like the notes feature to track versioning changes.

What do you dislike?

That the tool is online - you miss out on all of the Excel functionality that everyone has grown to love.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your company needs flexibility when it comes to budgeting, then you might want to consider a different solution. Adaptive Planning is only really good for high level planning with little detail.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing the company budget & exporting to NetSuite

Adaptive Insights review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"Adaptive Review"

What do you like best?

The ability to use excel through office connect has been very valuable and easy for creating standard templates to send to board members and executives. It is very easy to update each quarter

What do you dislike?

There are some small features that are frustrating. For example, when copying from excel, it will not include decimals if they are not visible in the excel sheet

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to have a single source of knowledge that is accessible by the whole company. It's very easy to pull and manage financial data

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Computer & Network Security
Administrator in Computer & Network Security
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"great for reporting"

What do you like best?

it's great for reporting, and fairly user friendly for end users

What do you dislike?

as an admin, there are some limitations on how you can present the data. it's got canned reports, but difficult to create your own. for this reason, we have not used it fully for fp&a forecasting. we upload the forecast and only use for reporting

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

trying to have a clean look for reporting

Adaptive Insights review by Tracy (Xinzhuo) L.
Tracy (Xinzhuo) L.
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"Get rid of manual work on Excel."

What do you like best?

On-time information; easy to users to create their won ad hoc report with shared data in Adaptive

What do you dislike?

FX-manually calculate the RE rate for each month end close

Recommendations to others considering the product

user friendly. low maintains.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

reduced the errors from links and formula. Save a lot of time to generate and update reports.

Adaptive Insights review by User in Consumer Goods
User in Consumer Goods
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"Adaptive has been a great financial tool for budgeting, forecasting, consolidation and dashboard KPI"

What do you like best?

Interactive dashboard and data visualization to provide real time metric

Process tracker and workflow to keep manage communication efficiently within the team

What do you dislike?

The refresh sometimes take quite long but customer service has been responsive

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Single source of truth

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Computer Software
Administrator in Computer Software
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"FP&A Game Changer"

What do you like best?

Quickly able to do scenario analysis during budget system.

What do you dislike?

Hard to say. Nearly everything about it is better than modeling in excel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All modeling, Budget, Forecast, Scenarios and reporting

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Pharmaceuticals
Administrator in Pharmaceuticals
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"Powerful financial planning and analysis tool. "

What do you like best?

Allows us to plan and consolidate our financial systems across multiple companies. Reporting and dashboard of are more robust than our financial systems. Ability integrate many sources of data.

What do you dislike?

Dashboards can be slow to load. In Adaptive Dosvocery there is not any easy way to look at YTD vs comparable prior year period.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simplified looking at our financials across companies, geographies, and currencies. Alowed us to component key data from multiple systems easily.

Adaptive Insights review by Kenny H.
Kenny H.
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"Great"

What do you like best?

OfficeConnect is very flexible. The price point works for us too

What do you dislike?

The UI can be more slick, but otherwise it's been good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Planning and Budgeting. We're close to moving off of Excel

Adaptive Insights review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Research
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Research
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"Adaptive Insights - Reliable Product"

What do you like best?

The product works just like our organization wants it to operate. Our vendors worked with us to help us get rid of most of our Excel spreadsheet processes.

What do you dislike?

I wish that the reporting portion was more robust.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time - We used to have a workbook for each dept. (90 total) with 90+ sheets each. Having the ability to automatically calculate certain line items makes our budgeting process more efficient.

Adaptive Insights review by User in Food & Beverages
User in Food & Beverages
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"Customer Service and Utilization"

What do you like best?

Adaptive is truly, Adaptive. You can use it to help automate any manual process you have in excel.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes navigating through dimensions gets tiresome. If you have different businesses and products you need to be creative about how to stay organized.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We often view adaptive as a tool to get us out of excel. Anything manual done in excel can usually be reinvented through adaptives sheets.

Adaptive Insights review by Calvin J.
Calvin J.
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"Budget and projections without leaving NetSuite"

What do you like best?

Integration to NetSuite for actuals and the ability to perform complex calculations for personnel, sales and revenue

What do you dislike?

Response time could be better, reporting without OfficeConnect module needs more work

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Needed better way than clunky spreadsheets for budgets and projections

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Individual & Family Services
Administrator in Individual & Family Services
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"Great product. Streamline the budget process."

What do you like best?

The intuitive report building. Enables me to reuse the already created reports and to update with a simple refresh.

What do you dislike?

The lag time for running reports. Reports containing large amounts of data can take time to load. I also get errors in discovery.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Adaptive is always listening to its customers to enhance the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

reusing reports for multiple levels through AOC.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Printing
Administrator in Printing
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"Adaptive Insights has provided us many ways to look at our financial data and drive decisions."

What do you like best?

The ease of using the site after it was set up.

What do you dislike?

new features have bugs at times. When rolling out new features, it should have been tested on different platforms to make sure that everything works.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we have a lot of data, but not enough information. AI has allowed us to distilled information from data, very helpful in driving decision-making.

Adaptive Insights review by User in Computer Software
User in Computer Software
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"User friendly and robust"

What do you like best?

Ability to build in complex calculations and easy user-interface (very intuitive if familiar with Excel). I also like how you can have multiple versions of forecasts and "lock" them so they cannot be edited after a certain point.

What do you dislike?

I don't have any dislikes, however, I don't use the product as much as some of my colleagues. I'm a more casual user than a power user.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Financial planning for standalone and post-acquisition of target companies.

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Computer Software
Administrator in Computer Software
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"Great tool for planning and forecasting"

What do you like best?

Adaptive provided the FP&A a great tool for planning and reporting purposes. Reporting is a breeze with Template and set up sheet. Collaboration is super easy when there are multiple people can work on the same version at the time

What do you dislike?

Some of the implementation and advance structuring are limited in term of helpful resources.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rolling forecast in real-time and consolidation

Adaptive Insights review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Dynamic Budgeting"

What do you like best?

Adaptive Insights reduces redundancy, errors and forecast becomes dynamic and on-time.

What do you dislike?

There is a complicated org chart that needs constant update and does not sync with the existing accounting system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dynamic forecasting for earned revenue along with grant management for a national non-profit organization.

Adaptive Insights review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"Great user experience"

What do you like best?

It is really easy to use and has a lot of valuable functionality that makes my job a lot easier compared to the previous software i used.

What do you dislike?

we sometimes have integration issues that are challenging to work through

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

reporting, forecasting, planning

Adaptive Insights review by Administrator in Higher Education
Administrator in Higher Education
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"good product. could be made better"

What do you like best?

Cloud solution similar to work with Excel

What do you dislike?

Customer service is not that great, better job required in terms of get the right resources allocated to new config needs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to build budgets and compare it to actuals. Helps manage budgets

Adaptive Insights review by Eric M.
Eric M.
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"Java Issues"

What do you like best?

The ability to track out budget in the cloud instead of on Excel Worksheets!

What do you dislike?

This service is ingenious, except it seems to have Java issues. We use Oracle (our parent company) and Oracle only works on certain versions of Java, and so does Adaptive Planning. Only bad thing is, they work on different versions! The only browser that works for AP is Chrome...

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure it is compatible with the rest of your company's applications before wasting your time with implementation.

Adaptive Insights review by Milan P.
Milan P.
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"Adaptive Planning as a budgeting/reporting tool"

What do you like best?

-Adaptive Planning is easily accessible as it is web browser based, therefore can be accessed anywhere in the world.

-A single tool which can be used for company wide budgeting, and can be catered for each company no matter how complex or simple the business model.

- Unlike Excel, multiple users can be budgeting and making changes at the same time.

- Great support team, who are there to learn your business model and help you through the initial setup, and any further problems you encounter.

- The ability to run reports straight from Adaptive Planning into Excel - saves time fiddling with monthly reports in Excel.

What do you dislike?

- Occasionally speaking, the more local users logged into the tool, the slower it runs.

- The formula format it uses are not in line with Excel, which sometimes makes it difficult to do simple calculations.

- Does not support double entry accounting. ie. If you put a credit entry into a P&L account, you need to remember to manually put a debit entry into a balance sheet account.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Once you are used to using it, you realise the massive benefits this tool has over a standard tool such as Excel.

Adaptive Insights review by Oliver W.
Oliver W.
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"Takes excel to the nect level"

What do you like best?

It allows you to have a more collaborative approach to budgeting and forecast by allowing users to be working from the same information (as opposed to multiple spreadsheets which are prone to broken links between sheets and non-functioning formulas). It is great that it integrates seamlessly with our finance system - so the data is real time.

A key area the finance team of a previous struggled with was rolling forcasts but that is standard functionlaity in Adaptive.

What do you dislike?

The minority interest reporting and budegeting capabilities could be better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is som einitial set up required - but once you have it working correctly you will realise it is much much better than excel.

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