QMetrix are Australia's Leading Adaptive Insights (Formerly Adaptive Planning) Software Consultants
QMetrix has seen a strong interest in cloud based budgeting, forecasting and planning software increase throughout the last few years and has chosen to partner with the best software solution in that space – Adaptive Insights.
How QMetrix and Adaptive Insights can help grow your business
As fellow finance professionals, QMetrix understands how the finance teams of organisations should play a strategic role in driving business performance.
Unfortunately, it is commonplace for many teams to be bogged down in arduous and manual budgeting, planning and reporting methods, with little time to spend on true value adding activities.
Planning tasks themselves tend to be simplified or rushed just to ‘get the job done’, with poor adoption of driver based planning. The business then has little visibility and cannot understand financial impacts of changes in business conditions, leading to a reactionary mindset and delays in key decision making. This prevents a business from being able to execute operational strategies effectively.
What will Adaptive Insights do for your business?
By leveraging technology such as Adaptive Insights, QMetrix can ensure your finance team is taking a leading role in keeping key stakeholders and managers abreast of financial performance in a collaborative, comprehensive and continuous way.
Adaptive Insights software provides the only unified Business Intelligence (BI) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) suite built from the “cloud up” – planning, consolidation, analytics and reporting applications that are powerful yet intuitive for all types of business users. This allows for businesses to plan and execute operational strategies.
Easiest to use and deploy BI and CPM suite
Collaborative and unified
Cuts planning and consolidation by up to 90%
Always up-to-date cloud delivery
Comprehensive Web and Office reporting designed for the business user
Anytime, anywhere access – web and mobile
See a demonstration of Adaptive Insights in action
This video will help you to:
Identify common business planning, budgeting and forcasting errors, processes and tasks that are reducing your competitive edge.
See how adaptive planning cloudbased solutions can remove arduous manual and by streamline your data management to provide true business intelligence for your stakeholders and managers.
Adaptive Planning (for Budgeting and Forecasting)
Adaptive Planning offers a leading cloud-based budgeting, forecasting and financial planning software for sales projection, cash flow projection and balance sheet forecasting. The planning and forecasting engine enables powerful financial modeling with an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface. It is intuitive for finance professionals with its Excel like interface and modeling capabilities, however it has all the controls of an enterprise collaborative application.
For more video demonstrations of the of Adaptive Insights in action please check out our Adaptive Videos page.
Adaptive Discovery (for Business Intelligence)
Adaptive Discovery provides cloud business intelligence, dashboard and visual analytics for your executives, finance managers and operational staff. Data can be integrated from virtually any data source (ERP, CRM and HR & Payroll systems etc.) and can be presented in intuitive and dynamic charts for both drill down and what-if scenario analysis on the fly. Adaptive Discovery allows you to:
Create dashboards with minimal fuss (no coding required)
Drag and drop, plus interactive drill down analysis
Visualise KPIs as well as access the underlying data
Deploy and access across multiple devices
Trigger emails based on metrics
Centralise and share key metrics and visualisations
Adaptive OfficeConnect (for Microsoft Office)
Adaptive OfficeConnect is an add-in that allows the finance team to create their own detailed reports in a selection of Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint. It is intuitive, easy to use and is especially great in helping users produce specific and detailed custom board packs. By leveraging Excel’s existing rich functionality in custom formatting and charts, users don’t need to learn yet another tool.
Adaptive OfficeConnect Integration
Adaptive OfficeConnect integrates with all the other modules within the Adaptive Suite, which ensures the latest figures, be it actuals, budgets or forecasts, are refreshed at the push of a button, thereby avoiding the time consuming processes and data inaccuracies that typically plague Excel based reporting. This significantly speeds up the month end close and reporting process as all the trusted data, facts and figures are updated when you change to a new month, leaving the finance team to simply focus on the value add commentary and variance discussion.
Adaptive Consolidation is an optional extension to Adaptive Planning, and is designed specifically for organisations with multiple entities to assist in handling intercompany transactions and eliminations. Reporting for multi-entity organisations with complex structures is already a time consuming and tough enough job, so imagine trying work that same logic into your budgets, forecast and what-if analysis.
Fortunately, Adaptive Consolidation considers all the intricacies involved with your actuals, budgets and forecasts when:
The percentage interest in one or more entities changes up or down, or from controlling to non-controlling etc.
Reclassifying accounts when consolidating the subsidiary’s GL to the parent’s GL
There are changes to elimination and allocation rules
Exchange rates must be considered for multi-nationals
Adding new entities through takeovers and mergers
QMetrix are Adaptive Insights Certified Consultants
QMetrix have a number of certified consultants that provide nationwide Adaptive Insights Australia consultancy services with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
Our Adaptive consultants are experienced accountants (CA/CPA) first and foremost and therefore understand the pains of going through a manual reporting, budgeting and forecasting cycles using Excel spreadsheets and producing board packs.
At QMetrix our experienced Adaptive consultants would love to have a no obligation chat with you to determine if Adaptive insights is a good fit for your business.
To speak to one of our consultants and arrange a free trial or demonstration please contact us.
Adaptive Insights FAQ’s
What is Adaptive Insights?
Adaptive Insights is a cloud based corporate performance management software (CPM) platform which provides budgeting & forecasting and reporting & data-visualisation services to help business’s improve their performance.
The toolset is incredibly intuitive and is designed for business users and finance teams alike to visualise performance, plan effectively and monitor growth & KPI’s.
Why use QMetrix to implement Adaptive Insights for my business?
As a preferred partner of Adaptive Insights, our experienced finance-qualified consultants will ensure the Adaptive suite is optimised to drive the most value for your business.
We take time to understand your critical business drivers and design models using our best practice implementation methodology.
We also ensure the finance team can maintain and manage the Adaptive models going forward in line with business changes and a rapidly changing environment.
If you do need any help after implementation we are only a phone call away.
How much does Adaptive Insights cost?
Adaptive insights is licensed annually based on number of users accessing the system and overall size of company (based on employee counts). This makes the cost very affordable for smaller enterprises (up to 100 employees) and can be easily scaled up or down to suit the changing needs of the business.
As a cloud solution there is no hidden infrastructure or internal costs to worry about.
Implementation time can vary but can be completed in as little as 3 weeks depending on the complexity of the planning and reporting requirements.
QMetrix will always provide a detail scoping & design document along with a quoted fixed cost before undertaking any implementation.
Transitioning to more efficient, effective and manageable finance based processes is fundamental to good business, and whilst there is an initial upfront investment, the ROI is commonly less than 12 months.
ROI is often demonstrated through substantial time savings across the business, more accurate and frequent planning cycles, and ultimately better and timelier decision making.
How do I know if Adaptive Insights is right for my business?
Adaptive insights has a proven track record of driving efficient and effective planning and reporting solutions across a wide array of industries and business sizes worldwide. However, to be sure if Adaptive Insights is a good fit, QMetrix is happy to provide a free Proof of Concept (POC) as part of the evaluation process.
A POC involves QMetrix building a complex component of your planning model using Adaptive Insights and handing it over to you to trial and test.
This generally only requires a couple of hour’s investment of your time, but can give you certainty that your investment decision is the correct one.
“QMetrix has implemented a new solution which has cut our budget cycle times by 70%.“
Malik Jainudeen – Group Financial Controller, Monash IVF
“...[the new forecasting system] has given us a much more intelligent way to execute a process which is fundamental to good business.“
Chris Pembroke, Chief Financial Officer, KL Ballantyne
“[QMetrix] have been very knowledgeable in advising approaches to solving problems and making recommendations for best practice implementation.”
Andrew Holgate, Applications Analyst, Brown Brothers
“QMetrix have been a valued partner for over 10 years, providing excellent and responsive service for all our BI needs.”