EARLY ADOPTER

Adaptive Insights 2018.3 Early Adopter Release is Now Live!

As an Early Adopter participant, you will receive the latest enhancements to Dashboards and Analytics, Modeling, Consolidation, Integration, and OfficeConnect ahead of general availability. Begin using all the new features several weeks before the official release.

The Early Adopter program offers participants the opportunity to:

  • Access the new features and functionality ahead of general availability
  • Engage directly with the product management team through scheduled feedback forums
  • Learn tips and tricks to help you take advantage of the new features 
  • Contribute feedback and suggestions regarding the early adopter software and program

​​​​​​​Early Adopter Login

You will be given early access to the new release. Existing Early Adopter participants can log in with their existing credentials. Early Adopter participants who requested a demo or sandbox instance, please follow the login instructions provided in your email.

OfficeConnect Login

Best Practice: To share OfficeConnect files, make sure your whole team uses the Early Adopter versions. OfficeConnect files saved from Early Adopter versions cannot be opened in older versions of the product.

Use the link here to download and install the 2018.3 Earl Adopter version of OfficeConnect. Once installed, you will see a new option in your “Adaptive Insights” folder with Early Adopter versions of all three products. Click on this link to launch the Early Adopter version.

Excel Interface for Planning Login

Best Practice: To share Excel Interface for Planning files, make sure your whole team uses the Early Adopter versions. Excel Interface for Planning files saved from Early Adopter versions cannot be opened in older versions of the product.

Use the lin​​​​​​​k here to download and install the Early Adopter version of the Excel Interface for Planning. Once installed, you will see a new tab in the ribbon in Excel called “PLANNING.” Click on this tab in the ribbon to log in. Working in Your Model Please perform your routine activities and tasks and report any feedback using the submission forms below.

We’re pleased to announce that the Adaptive Insights 2018.3 Early Adopter release was made available on November 9th. This release includes enhancements to improve model performance, manage complex models, visualize data, streamline consolidations, and update your model as your organizational structure changes.

Elastic Hypercube Technology

2018.3 Elastic Hypercube Technology enhancements include improved model performance and the ability to manage more complex models. The cube sheet maximum size has increased and the performance is faster. Model evaluation and caching is more intelligent, efficient, and granular. And numbers load from cache more quickly for faster mathematical calculations.

 

Please note that Elastic Hypercube Technology will not be enabled at the start of the Early Adopter release for all early adopter customers, and will be enabled gradually during the Early Adopter release timeframe. Individual 2018.3 Elastic Hypercube Technology features will be enabled in phases through the rest of 2018 starting with early adopter customers.

Analytics (Discovery)

We've updated the Discovery interface with crisper, cleaner, and modern lines designed to focus your attention on what matters – visualizing your data. Additionally, we’ve made a few usability improvements that make selecting different time and data filters even easier. You can now track and share results by taking a snapshot of all dashboards and charts in a perspective. And create color themes to help you meet your corporate visual guidelines.

Sheets

As part of our enhancements to Elastic Hypercube Technology, cube sheets are faster and more scalable. The maximum size has increased from 1 GB to 5 GB and you can have up to 10 dimensions on a cube without affecting performance.

There is improved search and filtering capabilities in modeled sheets to help you find what you’re looking for.

Consolidation

Rule-driven consolidation methods allow you to define exactly how and when levels consolidate in your model. Enter a range of ownership percentages for each type of consolidation which triggers the method you defined in a table. Minority interest automatically calculates based on your net income account and minority interest percentage.

Integration

It just got easier to update your model as your organizational structure changes. You can load the new or updated organizational levels in-bulk. You can also update the level properties at the same time.

You can now automate exports of modeled sheet data to third-party systems. Export the visible rows from a modeled sheet for one or more levels.

We have enhanced support for very large XML documents in custom cloud data sources (CCDS.)
 

Please review the self training material prior to attending one of the scheduled Q&A sessions. The 2018.3 release self-training is available here.

Enjoy using these new features and participating in our training!

 

Providing Feedback on the New Release

As an Early Adopter program participant, you have a variety of ways to provide feedback.

Email: Leverage the form to the right.

Live Feedback Sessions: Attend any of our feedback sessions throughout Early Adopter process.

Chat on Adaptive Torchbearers: Engage in the conversation and share your insights on this release on our Torchbearers site. Adaptive Torchbearers is our VIP customer program to recognize and reward customers for helping us build better products and grow. Torchbearers provides an easy way to connect with Adaptive on a range of activities: sharing feedback, learning through webinars, participating in the Early Adopter software release programs, and more.


Help and Support

Should you need assistance at any time, Adaptive Support is here to advise you. For product use and functionality questions, please use the 'Report A Bug or Technical Issue' form on the right OR contact the Adaptive Insights support team: support@adaptiveinsights.com.

For reporting a bug, please check the requirements in the section on the right. For general questions please use the Usability Feedback & General Suggestions form on the right OR contact: EarlyAdopterFeedback@adaptiveinsights.com. For training questions, please contact Training@adaptiveinsights.com Report a Bug or Technical Issue Contact Support: If a feature doesn't work the way you expect or you're experiencing technical issues, submit the form below to contact our Support Team directly. Please provide as much information as you can. After you submit the form, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a ticket number. Our expert Support Team will respond as quickly as they are able.

Customers participating in the Early Adopter Programs:

Webcasts: 
Nov 12
Early Adopter Feedback Session 1
11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Dec 04
Early Adopter Feedback Session 2
11:00am
Timezone: 
PST

Partners participating in the Early Adopter Programs:

Recordings: 
Nov 13
Partner Q&A Session
10:00am
Timezone: 
PST

Feedback & Usability

To provide usability feedback and suggestions please contact EarlyAdopterFeedback@adaptiveinsights.com
To report a bug or technical issue please submit a bug report here. Please include that you are an EA customer.

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