Adaptive Insights vs. Board

As of June 2019, Adaptive Insights is ranked 3rd in Business Performance Management with 12 reviews vs Board which is ranked 2nd in Business Performance Management with 25 reviews. The top reviewer of Adaptive Insights writes "It's a source of truth for all of our budget and forecast versions". The top reviewer of Board writes "Allowed me to integrate both a line-item budget and a strategic budget". Adaptive Insights is most compared with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud, Oracle Hyperion and Host Analytics. Board is most compared with Tableau, IBM Cognos TM1 and Microsoft BI. See our Adaptive Insights vs. Board report.
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Pros
Forecasting changes that instantly flow through all financial statements.Reports are allowed to be edited for aesthetic purposes, which is lacking in a lot of other dashboard tools.The integration with our payroll system to complete staff modeling during our budget and forecast processes.The biggest feature is the source of truth for all of our budget and forecast versions.We utilize planning on a daily basis, therefore we find it to be the most valuable product for our organization.Changes to corporate structure, account codes are updated in all versions including prior years, hence "one-version of truth" as claimed.Automated reporting.

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It is useful for self-analysis regarding company data and helps to find areas where we can improve.The ability to create a data model and have it in testing within a week is fantastic.My favourite feature of BOARD is the ability to write back to the OLAP DB, as well as the Rdb, and secure user data allowing databases to be flushed and rebuilt daily.Now, we have only one version of the truth.I liked the way that I felt as a user and administrator of it. There were a lot of clicks, drops, drags, etc. versus writing code.The ease of being able to get the data into BOARD is what makes it nice for people with a semi-IT background.What is very valuable is the ability to customize. We didn't see a solution out there that really matched exactly what our functional requirements would be. So we were able to work with New Brain, our integrator, and we were able to build from the ground up what we wanted, and I think that's pretty unique to BOARD.The aesthetics of it are really nice. That is what attracted us to BOARD: the ease and functionality of it.

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Their customer support team is slow to respond and not extremely confident.The upload feature exists, but isn't terribly useful.Being able to drill down when using OfficeConnect needs work.Users continue to become more advanced and are looking for more advanced solutions.We tried Discovery and OfficeConnect at one point and found them too cumbersome, at the time.Discovery (the data visualization module): Needs to catch up with BI leaders, such as MS and Tableau. E.g., sorting by amounts in column charts and page slicers to control all visuals.Better user interface (UI).

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The product can be improved by making it possible to know where cubes are used.It would be nice to see truly transferable processes from model to model, as well as a method of building repetitive processes.Building similar models entirely from scratch could be made quicker with transfer abilities between databases and capsules.It would be huge in the future if BOARD offered a lot more graphs and presentations, and it was a lot easier to use.It would be nice to be able to host your site and actually have BOARD be the driver of your site. So you could have anybody in your organization go to www.myorg.com, for example, and then go through what you allow them to go through. So rather than having to go through the application, to be able to go to actually host it to a website.The one thing that I think we would like to see in terms of improvement of the application is the ability to print. It's fantastic to have all of these graphic visualization of data, but we're not able to very easily just print... From my perspective, if you can have a little "print" button and then you just click it and it would produce what's on the screen, that would be very helpful.I would like an eLearning platform for BOARD.We have had some challenges with newer version of the rollout in terms of stability.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Ensure that you have the proper pricing plan in place.Prior to purchasing licenses, make sure you understand which users will only need planning and which users will need both planning and OfficeConnect.Everything is negotiable, but this solution is low cost compared to others.Licensing seems to be worth the cost considering the efficiency Adaptive brings.

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​In terms of the pricing, it was reasonable. BOARD is not the lowest in the market, but it was reasonable for us.Find a partner who will take responsibility for the implementation, and be available for support.

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Adaptive Planning, Adaptive Discovery
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Overview

Adaptive Insights is powering a new generation of business planning. Driving business agility in a fast-moving world, our Business Planning Cloud helps teams to collaborate, gain insights, and make smarter decisions faster. Powerful modeling for any size organization, yet so easy for everybody who plans.

The Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud enables a comprehensive set of cloud-based software solutions supported by a powerful, in-memory technology platform that enables functional and company-wide business planning and built-in analytics. Today, we offer Adaptive Insights for Finance and Adaptive Insights for Sales, purpose-built solutions that allow those closest to the business to plan.

Our software is easy, powerful, and fast, and enables a process we call active planning. More than 3,700 organizations across 50-plus countries trust Adaptive Insights.

BOARD International - headquartered in Switzerland - is a leading global provider of software for improving business results through better decision making. By unifying Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management into a single product, BOARD enables companies to achieve a shared vision of their performance across the entire organization, and thus a single version of the truth.

BOARD provides seamless solutions for • Reporting & Analysis • Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting • Profitability Modelling & Optimization • Simulation & What-if-Analysis • Scorecarding & Strategy Management • Financial Consolidation. Based on visual modelling, BOARD has enabled global companies to deploy BI and CPM applications without a single line of code in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.

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AdChemy, Alternative Futures Group, Blackline, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boston Scientific, Cafe Soluble, CompaeÍa Cervecera de Nicaragua, CollabNet, CORT Business ServicesAcer Europe, ABB, Banyan Tree, ChupaChups, Desigual, DHL, Emaar, Gigaset, Giorgio Armani, GlaxoSmithKline, GSK, Harvey Nichols, H&M, juwi, Magneti Marelli, Mitsubishi, Park Plaza Hotels, Puma, Ricola, Rai Way, Rolls Royce, Syngenta Group, Tamoil, Telegraph Media Group, US Navy.
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