What do you like best?
Cloud based - one version of the truth, a single system available to all parts of organization dynamically
Ease of use and maintain - all information related to the planning and reporting process is available
Design flexibility - easy to setup from scratch and allows for very complex modeling environments
Secure - access to sensitive data like salaries and assumptions are limited
Interface familiarity - spreadsheet interface benefits "approachability" for CPM technology
Cost effective - quick deployment and roll-out to organizations; reduces need for expensive new ERPs
Excellent support - quick turnaround for technical questions and general support issues
Happy clients - I enjoy implementing applications that address my customers problems and they like to use!
What do you dislike?
I'd like to see a bundling of the various aspects of the application (Integration, Discovery) so those features/capabilities are available together as part of the same Planning package. Doing this would allow for more integrated reporting and enhanced user interface/experience by allowing the admin to design mixed mode (text, numbers, graphics) reporting online on a single page for greater interaction and response.
I'd also like to see Cube Sheets and Modeled Sheets reengineered to reduce user (and designer) confusion over when and how to use each of them.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Great solution to consider when selecting a CPM tool for your organization or business.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I've solved business modeling and data integration with disparate databases like ERP/CRM products, financial planning and analysis reporting processes, C level reporting and ad hoc analysis, accounting consolidations, M&A valuation and integration, sales reporting and analysis and HR reporting and analysis problems.
Greater planning and reporting flexibility at lower cost of ownership. Customers have been able to replace massive numbers of spreadsheets with Adaptive, reducing errors and improving communications within the organization.