Adaptive Insights vs. Pentaho

As of June 2019, Adaptive Insights is ranked 9th in Reporting Tools with 12 reviews vs Pentaho which is ranked 11th in Reporting Tools with 3 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 Pentaho writes "Increases productivity and lowers costs, though should improve the construction of its dashboards". Adaptive Insights is most compared with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud, Oracle Hyperion and Host Analytics. Pentaho is most compared with Knowage, Tableau and Microsoft BI. See our Adaptive Insights vs. Pentaho 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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Easy to use components to create the job.I use the BI Server, CDE Dashboards, Saiku, and Kettle, because these tools are very good and highly experienced.

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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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Logging capability is needed.Version control would be a good addition.Pentaho, at the general level, should greatly improve the easy construction of its dashboards and easy integration of information from different sources without technical user intervention.

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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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Free and commercial versions are available.

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Ranking
9th
out of 41 in Reporting Tools
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4,317
Comparisons
2,075
Reviews
12
Average Words per Review
289
Avg. Rating
8.6
11th
out of 41 in Reporting Tools
Views
36,692
Comparisons
9,124
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
270
Avg. Rating
7.7
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Adaptive Planning, Adaptive Discovery Pentaho Business Analytics, Kettle
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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.

Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

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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 Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Non Profit29%
Non Tech Company14%
Mining And Metals Company14%
Maritime Company14%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Software R&D Company15%
Government8%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm25%
Comms Service Provider13%
Retailer12%
Non Tech Company7%
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