Article, Business Intelligence
Adaptive Insights is a cloud based business intelligence suite. Founded in 2003 as Adaptive Planning by Robert Hull and Richard Dellinger. Initially planned as an alternative to spreadsheets and larger on-premises software. Adaptive Planning was marketed as enterprise budgeting, forecasting and reporting software. In the early months of 2014 Adaptive Planning was rebranded as Adaptive Insights. In conjunction with the rebrand, a new version of the software was released with an overhauled user interface.
Adaptive Planning established itself in the CPM (Corporate Performance Management) market as a budgeting and forecasting tool. In recent years, additional modules have been added; Adaptive Consolidation (financial consolidation), Adaptive Discovery (dashboards & visualisations) and Adaptive Office Connect (Microsoft Office Suite integration).
These modules together form the full Adaptive Insights Suite.
One of the biggest strengths of Adaptive Suite is its ability to empower the finance team. A solution can be built and managed without requiring substantial learning or bringing in specialists from outside the company. Adaptive Insights offers a sophisticated modelling environment catering for a wide variety of requirements in an immediately familiar and easy to use package.
This balance between accessibility, familiarity and a sophisticated environment has fuelled Adaptive Insights’ success.
As a cloud-based business performance management suite, Adaptive Suite delivers intuitive planning, forecasting, reporting and dashboards. Designed from the ground up for business users and accessible from anywhere, the Suite helps you plan effectively, visualise performance and monitor your results.
Agile, responsive and reliable. Adaptive Insights allows you to transform your balance sheet, cash flow plans, revenue forecasts, headcount analysis, budgeting and expense plans. Unwieldy Spreadsheets can be put on the scrap heap.
Planning, modelling and forecasting that drives results. Centralised data, plans and models eliminate risk. Workflows allow you to accelerate planning to ensure that everyone is allocated a task.
Powerful financial intelligence and analytics let you instantly visualise variances, delve into their causes and take appropriate action.
Perhaps the most encouraging thing about Adaptive Insights is that it hasn’t just captured one type of industry or one size of company. It has been adopted across a wide range of industries in small, medium and large enterprise companies.
Adaptive Insights is consistently ranked highly in surveys rating both its ease and low cost of implementation.
Overall, Adaptive Insights is a cloud solution which provides an organisation with the ability to make better, faster decisions. It can seamlessly take over from traditional SpreadSheet usage and offer a vast range of easily accessible features. Collaboration becomes not only more powerful, but easier too. Being able to do away with swapping files and carefully tracking changes and modifications adds both efficiency and reliability to your workflows. Adaptive has the ability to both improve productivity and deliver high quality results.
A tool that a finance team can set up, manage and utilise without a reliance on the IT department. Adaptive is a product built with the finance department in mind, it delivers the core ‘must have’ features allied with powerful advanced tools and reporting capabilities. All wrapped up in an intuitive, familiar and easy-to-use package.