Adaptive Insights - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Nov 08, 2021

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Adaptive insights compete with other budgeting & CPM systems like Planful, Anaplan, and Board. We will compare these budgeting & CPM systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: Adaptive insights offers features like Workforce Management, Revenue Management, Expense Management, Capital Management, Profitability Analysis, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow, and Financial Close. Compared to its alternatives, Planful offers features like Plan, Budget & forecast, available in Adaptive insights and Anaplan. Planful also offers Close and Consolidate, which are available in Adaptive insights. Planful offers Annual Operating Plan (lacking in Adaptive insights and available in Anaplan), Financial Reporting (lacking in Adaptive insights), Workforce Planning (available in adaptive insights), Cash Flow Forecasting, Scenario Analysis, Rolling Forecasts, and Financial Close Management (available in Adaptive insights). Anaplan offers features like supply & demand planning, sales insight, incentives, and planning lacking in Anaplan and Adaptive insights.
  • Customers/Industries: Adaptive Insights target Higher education, Hospitality, Retail, Professional Services, Nonprofits, Manufacturing, Financial services, etc. Customers using Adaptive insights are Airbnb, Airbus, The University of Arizona, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhoda Island, etc. Anaplan targets Banking and Capital Markets, Consumer products, insurance, Life sciences & Healthcare, Retail, Technology, Telecomm, etc. Customers using Anaplan are DocuSign, TATA Steel, Zillow, Sonos, Carter, Unum, etc. Board targets Retail, Professional Services, Automotive, and CPG. Customers using Board are Coca-cola, KPMG, Puma, United States navy, Mitsubishi Electric, etc.
  • Cost: The license cost information for Adaptive insights and its close alternatives mentioned in this review are unavailable on their official website. However, according to ITQlick expert cost research, Adaptive insights is cost-rated at 4/5, which means it is a high-cost budgeting & CPM software. The rating system considers this software rated 1-2 as low-cost and 4-5 as high cost.
  • Popularity: Adaptive Insights, founded in 2003, is a publicly-traded company with over 5,200 organizations strategically using its planning solutions. Board, founded in 1994, is privately held with over 3,000 customers.
  • Scalability: Adaptive insights offers planning solutions for businesses of all sizes. Adaptive Insights, Board, and Planful, can also scale businesses from small and midsized to an enterprise.
  • Support: Adaptive insights and alternatives share similar support channel offers like Email/Help Desk and FAQs/Forum. Adaptive Insights, Board, and Planful offer a knowledge base and phone support lacking in Anaplan. Adaptive Insights, Board, and Anaplan, offer Chat which is lacking Planful. Board and Anaplan offer 24/7 live rep, which is lacking in Adaptive insights and Planful.

2021's Top Adaptive Insights Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Adaptive Insights that are worth checking out: Budgyt for SMBs, Neubrain for large size business, PlanGuru for growing companies, and XLReporting for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
Review
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Adaptive
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
28
Best for SMBs
Budgyt
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
89/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$199 per month
Functionality
3
Review
Best for Enterprise
Neubrain
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
17
Growing
PlanGuru
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
22
Free version
XLReporting
ITQlick rating
2.8/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$599 per month
Functionality
9

1. Budgyt - Best for SMBs

Budgyt is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, Budgyt installed on-premises or used cloud based, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Budgyt, with a pricing score of 3 is considered less expensive to implement than Adaptive Insights with a score of 8.

Budgyt is rated 4.9 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Budgyt offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Budgyt Vs Adaptive Insights

2. Neubrain - Best for Large Business

Neubrain is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, Neubrain installed on-premises or used cloud based, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Neubrain, with a pricing score of 4 is considered less expensive to implement than Adaptive Insights with a score of 8.

Neubrain is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Neubrain offers 17 main features). compare head to head: Neubrain Vs Adaptive Insights

3. PlanGuru - Best for Growing Companies

PlanGuru is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, PlanGuru installed on-premises, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. PlanGuru, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Adaptive Insights with a score of 8.

PlanGuru is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (PlanGuru offers 22 main features). compare head to head: PlanGuru Vs Adaptive Insights

4. XLReporting - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

XLReporting is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, XLReporting installed on-premises or used cloud based, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. XLReporting, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Adaptive Insights with a score of 8.

XLReporting is rated 2.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (XLReporting offers 9 main features). compare head to head: XLReporting Vs Adaptive Insights

5. Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, Sage 100cloud installed on-premises or used cloud based, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Sage 100cloud, with a pricing score of 2.4 is considered less expensive to implement than Adaptive Insights with a score of 8.

Sage 100cloud is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Sage offers 4 main features). compare head to head: Sage 100cloud Vs Adaptive Insights

6. Vena

Vena is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, Vena installed on-premises or used cloud based, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Vena, with a pricing score of 6.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Adaptive Insights with a score of 8.

Vena is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Vena offers 21 main features). compare head to head: Vena Vs Adaptive Insights

7. Expensify expense management

Expensify expense management is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, Expensify expense management cloud, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Expensify expense management, with a pricing score of 4.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Adaptive Insights with a score of 8.

Expensify expense management is rated 4.9 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Expensify offers 6 main features). compare head to head: Expensify expense management Vs Adaptive Insights

8. Planful

Planful is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, Planful installed on-premises or used cloud based, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Planful is considered same cost to implement (Pricing not available) as Adaptive Insights, both with a pricing score of 8.

Planful is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Planful offers 32 main features). compare head to head: Planful Vs Adaptive Insights

9. Jedox

Jedox is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, Jedox installed on-premises or used cloud based, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Jedox, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Adaptive Insights with a score of 8.

Jedox is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Jedox offers 4 main features). compare head to head: Jedox Vs Adaptive Insights

10. BudgetPak Software

BudgetPak Software is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, BudgetPak Software installed on-premises or used cloud based, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. BudgetPak Software, with a pricing score of 7.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Adaptive Insights with a score of 8.

BudgetPak Software is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (BudgetPak offers 10 main features). compare head to head: BudgetPak Software Vs Adaptive Insights

11. True Sky

True Sky is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, True Sky installed on-premises, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. True Sky, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Adaptive Insights with a score of 8.

True Sky is rated 2.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (True offers 14 main features). compare head to head: True Sky Vs Adaptive Insights

12. Dynasoft TeleFactura Telecom Billing

Dynasoft TeleFactura Telecom Billing is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, Dynasoft TeleFactura Telecom Billing installed on-premises or used cloud based, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Dynasoft TeleFactura Telecom Billing, with a pricing score of 3 is considered less expensive to implement than Adaptive Insights with a score of 8.

Dynasoft TeleFactura Telecom Billing is rated 2.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Dynasoft offers 13 main features). compare head to head: Dynasoft TeleFactura Telecom Billing Vs Adaptive Insights

13. Idu-Concept Software

Idu-Concept Software is an alternative Budgeting & CPM software, Idu-Concept Software used on the cloud, Adaptive Insights can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Idu-Concept Software, with a pricing score of 5 is considered less expensive to implement than Adaptive Insights with a score of 8.

Idu-Concept Software is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Idu-Concept offers 26 main features). compare head to head: Idu-Concept Software Vs Adaptive Insights

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.