Adaptive Insights vs. Host Analytics | Side-by-Side Comparison

Are You Considering a Corporate Performance Management Software?

Almost every day we talk with someone considering Adaptive Insights and Host Analytics for corporate performance management. But not all CPM software is created equal. When clients ask us which is better — Adaptive Suite from Adaptive Insights vs. Host Analytics — here are 4 of the most important differences companies should consider:

1. Out-of-the-Box Functionality

In our experience with mid to enterprise-level corporations, most IT teams don’t have a lot of extra time or resources. So we advise clients to think about deployment and development costs when considering a CPM solution for their business. This is a definite point of differentiation between Adaptive Insights and Host Analytics. Adaptive Insights is quickly deployed and features out-of-the-box, customizable reporting, and dashboards. Host Analytics, on the other hand, requires complex MDX programming just to create or update reports…

For finance and IT teams looking to minimize total cost of ownership (TCO), it’s a no-brainer.

2. Technology

A lot of Nuage clients are surprised to learn that Host Analytics runs on an extremely antiquated .NET / Microsoft platform — parts of which are no longer supported by Microsoft as of 2012. It’s a risky bet, to say the least.

One of the reasons why we’re proud to be a certified Adaptive Insights Partner is because the cloud-based CPM solution is built on Oracle and Java architecture that’s designed specifically to support cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS). Compared to Host Analytics’ dated architecture, that means a lot more peace of mind.

3. Real-Time Reporting

In today’s fast-moving business environment, finance teams don’t have time to sit and stare at a revolving hourglass. But that’s exactly what Host Analytics forces users to do — changes to the Host Analytics database can actually force users to wait as information is updated.

Adaptive Insights, by comparison, enables users to access real-time data and analytics continuously updated in the cloud.

4. Customer Satisfaction

Our clients find confidence in the fact that Adaptive Insights is rated as the #1 CPM software solution for customer satisfaction, according to Gartner. It’s just one of the reasons why Adaptive is preferred by more than 3,000 customers in 85+ countries — more than 5x the number of customers as Host Analytics.

More Side by Side Comparisons?

See how Adaptive Insights stacks up against Host Analytics and other CPM software. Download the free Comparison Guide from Nuage Consulting Group, an authorized Adaptive Insights Partner, and learn more about how cloud-based solutions can help cut your business costs and gain competitive advantage.