Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
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.
There was a lot of manual work involved with Excel, whereas once we moved on to Microsoft Power BI, it was a cleaner dashboard and it was faster too.
The uploading of information is very easy, as you just use an Excel sheet to start work right away and obtain the benefits of Power BI.
Because this solution is very easy, and very visual, you can have results in minutes.
It is a good platform for data analysis, organization, and all of the other interim performances that are necessary.
Tech support is very helpful.
My primary use is for view of the dashboard.
It ingegrates nicely with Office 365.
It is a powerful tool that helps our data analysis processes.
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).
I think because I'm moving more into RPA, I'd definitely like to see integration across the RPA, Power BI, or Tableau platforms, because that integration could then make automation and mundane reporting much faster.
I would like to see the product offer more graphics to impact different audiences.
I would like to see a feature that connects with a Machine Learning platform like a RapidMiner or Azure Machine Learning Studio. It would be great to have a Machine Learning application link to connect.
It could have more of a hold on big data. Manipulating big data on this solution complicates things. This needs to be improved.
We did have some issues building the Microsoft blog.
Powerpoints are not available in the report server.
The report server feature is quite limited.
It would be nice to use other connectors to link with the data.
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.
I very much recommend the free trial mode.
It is reasonably priced.
No comment on pricing.
It is a cheap solution for our needs.
It is free.
It is part of our Office 365 license.
The costs are small and the benefits are high.
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Also Known As
|Adaptive Planning, Adaptive Discovery||SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro|
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.
Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.
Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.
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