Adaptive Insights vs. Microsoft BI

As of June 2019, Adaptive Insights is ranked 9th in Reporting Tools with 12 reviews vs Microsoft BI which is ranked 2nd in Reporting Tools with 40 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 Microsoft BI writes "The ability to perform complex business modeling through DAX calculations stands out in a crowd". Adaptive Insights is most compared with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud, Oracle Hyperion and Host Analytics. Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau and IBM Cognos. See our Adaptive Insights vs. Microsoft BI report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about Adaptive Insights vs. Microsoft BI and other solutions. Updated: May 2019.
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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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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.

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Cons
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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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.

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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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I very much recommend the free trial mode.It is reasonably priced.No comment on pricing.It is a cheap solution for our needs.No comment.It is free.It is part of our Office 365 license.The costs are small and the benefits are high.

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9th
out of 41 in Reporting Tools
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4,317
Comparisons
2,075
Reviews
12
Average Words per Review
289
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out of 41 in Reporting Tools
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87,452
Comparisons
41,939
Reviews
41
Average Words per Review
344
Avg. Rating
8.0
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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
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Adaptive Insights
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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.

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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Sample Customers
AdChemy, Alternative Futures Group, Blackline, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boston Scientific, Cafe Soluble, Compae√ća Cervecera de Nicaragua, CollabNet, CORT Business Services Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Non Profit29%
Mining And Metals Company14%
Maritime Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Energy/Utilities Company17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Logistics Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm22%
Healthcare Company11%
Comms Service Provider7%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise31%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise52%
Find out what your peers are saying about Adaptive Insights vs. Microsoft BI and other solutions. Updated: May 2019.
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