Workday Adaptive Planning

Enterprise planning software for agile budgeting & reporting

About Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning, formerly Adaptive Insights, is a cloud-based enterprise planning software, which offers tools to help businesses collaboratively plan using tools for modeling, budgeting & forecasting. It offers features including balance sheets, expense tracking, workforce modeling, and more. Workday Adaptive Planning helps people in companies collaborate, gain insights, and make smarter decisions using powerful modeling and analytics. The cloud-native planning and analytics applications enable organizations of all sizes to adapt to a changing world and shifting business conditions with confidence and agility.

With Workday Adaptive Planning, businesses can reduce the time and energy that finance teams spend on spreadsheet-based planning. Workday Adaptive Planning can help users make faster, more informed business decisions with tools scenario planning, forecasting, financial intelligence analytics, and more.

With the drag-and-drop capabilities available in Workday Adaptive Planning, reports can be created and edited. They reflect real-time data and give users a view of the entire business. Users can drill down into corporate metrics, operational performance, and key performance indicators to quickly identify patterns and problem areas.

Workday Adaptive Planning allows businesses to streamline the process of reassigning values from one part of the organization to another by replacing multiple complex formulas with easy-to-create allocation rules.

With Workday Adaptive Planning, businesses can deal with multiple currencies effortlessly. Financial and currency logic simplifies departmental and global planning. Multiple features, such as Automatic Currency Exchange or Cumulative Translation Adjustment, eliminate the complexities of multiple currency management.

Businesses can create and maintain multidimensional finance models within Workday Adaptive Planning with no coding required. The intuitive interface accommodates all types of modeling—workforce, capital, and revenue—across businesses of any size or industry.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Workday Adaptive Planning

• Workday supports enterprise teams with financial planning and analytics software that helps effectively align demand for services with funding.

• With automatic consolidation and data integration, as well as a streamlined system for financial statements and models, businesses can spend their time and money on the most valuable opportunities.

• Workday Adaptive Planning also enables users to drive better business decisions with a centralized application that automatically integrates plan data and actuals from GL tools as well as other transactional systems such as HCM and CRM.

• With built-in, real-time workflow, Workday Adaptive Planning enables managers to maintain visibility and stay up-to-date with the latest business data and metrics. Teams will be better equipped to proactively manage change as you're able to model outcomes and what-if scenarios, and make more informed decisions based on the latest data.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland , France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese , Spanish

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Workday Adaptive Planning: 122

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Software
  • Accounts Payable Software
  • Accounts Receivable Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benchmarking
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Control
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Cash Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Committee Management
  • Competency Management
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Correlation Analysis
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management Software
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dues Management
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • ERP
  • Employee Management
  • Event Management Software
  • Exception Reporting
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management Software
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • For Nonprofits
  • Forecasting
  • Fund Accounting Software
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Grant Management Software
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Historical Reporting
  • Idea Management Software
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Marketing Reports
  • Member Database
  • Membership Management Software
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • OLAP
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Project Management Software
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management Software
  • Roadmapping
  • Sales Forecasting Software
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Single Page View
  • Single Sign On Software
  • Social Media Management Software
  • Statistical Analysis Software
  • Strategic Planning Software
  • Succession Management
  • Succession Planning Software
  • Supply Chain Management Software
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer Management Software
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(181)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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Ben
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Product

Reviewed on 15/09/2016

We are going into our third budget cycle using Adaptive and it has made our process much more...

We are going into our third budget cycle using Adaptive and it has made our process much more efficient. Prior to using Adaptive we played budget ping pong, bouncing spreadsheets back and forth and then once we landed on a final version the Finance team consolidated the numbers. Adaptive is great because you can see the impact of a change to the consolidated budget in real time. This is a great software for the Finance team as well as the budget / business managers.

Pros

There are many great features including: audit trails, notes, role permissions and security, the ability to quickly create versions, great technical support, and it’s cloud based.

Cons

There is a report builder in Adaptive and it’s easy to use. However, I do feel like they have focused on making improvements in other areas and the reporting hasn’t made as much progress. I do think this is one area that could use some improvements.

Jonny
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

An FP&A Dream Tool

Reviewed on 08/07/2020

I will always recommend Adaptive to FP&A professionals. Once you use it and truly understand it,...

I will always recommend Adaptive to FP&A professionals. Once you use it and truly understand it, I'm sure you will do the same. There is little wonder why they are a leader in the SaaS space.

Pros

A cloud-based tool that enables you to forecast and budget different scenarios. OfficeConnect (an add-on feature) allows you to create reports directly in Excel and increases overall team efficiency.

Cons

Setting up Adaptive Insights is a crucial, timely, and difficult process. However, the time you put into building your instance initially saves time and pays dividends in the future.

Alternatives Considered

Vena and Anaplan

Reasons for Switching to Workday Adaptive Planning

Previous positive experience with the product and one that I trust. Didn't see a reason to learn something new for the same price.
John
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Sophisticated, but slow software

Reviewed on 24/02/2022

The actual forecast model is very nice, but I wish the software could be more user-friendly, and...

The actual forecast model is very nice, but I wish the software could be more user-friendly, and faster.

Pros

Adaptive Planning is very sophisticated. There are so many ways models can be created, and it supports so many different versions which I love. I can create a forecast for every single GL account for every different department of the company.

Cons

First, the software is very slow for a company at around 1000 size. If you make even a slight forecast/formula update, it can take 30mins to an hour before you can start using it again.

Also, the formulas are very difficult to learn. The formula assistant feature definitely helps, but the way the formula is structured, it's almost impossible to use without the assistant.

Olivia
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  • Industry: Capital Markets
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Adaptive is great for small to medium sized enterprises

Reviewed on 01/09/2022

I use adaptive for 5 year planning, strategic modelling & scenario planning

I use adaptive for 5 year planning, strategic modelling & scenario planning

Pros

The ability to build a bottoms up budget/forecast is an attractive component on this software. It is an assumption based model that is easy to follow and update in the backend

Cons

There is some functionality that it lacks for assumption sheet creation.

Sameer
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  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Adaptive User

Reviewed on 14/07/2020

excellent tool for forecasting, budgeting and reporting

excellent tool for forecasting, budgeting and reporting

Pros

Very easy to use and set up as well, also easy to able to be deployed across the business and user training required is minimal.

Cons

to start with it is cloud based and very easy to begin with

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Workday Adaptive Planning offers the following pricing plans:

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Workday Adaptive Planning products are licensed on a simple subscription basis. The pricing model is based on base price plus user seats. Contact Workday for more information.

Workday Adaptive Planning has the following typical customers:

51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Workday Adaptive Planning supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Workday Adaptive Planning supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile)

Workday Adaptive Planning integrates with the following applications:

Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Excel, NetSuite, Oracle Cloud Financials, Sage Intacct, Salesforce Sales Cloud

Workday Adaptive Planning offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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