With Adaptive Discovery, you can spend more time advising your operational executives and managers, because you spend less time cross-referencing the numbers and creating reports. That's because the data is comprehensive, relevant, and fresh so the interactive dashboards you create and share will always be up-to-date.
The expertise you bring to your finance role is all the knowledge you need to help you create, comprehend, and share interactive dashboards, visualizations, and charts tailored to help you do your job. Quickly identify variances from a waterfall chart, perform period-over-period analysis, compare the budget to actuals, and recognize performance trends over time, all from the dashboard itself.
Interactive visualizations complement our human capacity to rapidly analyze information and are often preferable if the task is to contrast and compare. With real-time data that reveals itself in layers, you can select and personalize information for your own use to quickly understand and compare performance over time, identify root cause, and course correct to achieve goals.
Draw your operational managers and executives into the planning process with enticing dashboards that help them visualize their KPIs. Create and share interactive dashboards that help them distinguish patterns so they can quickly focus on what matters. By enabling business users to identify problems on their own, you help them drive business performance and improve results. And once they’re able to personalize their dashboards, and visualize performance across time, they’ll never go back.
Performance measurement is social; it’s about gaining agreement on which KPIs to track and how they’re measured, and collaborating to improve results. Adaptive Discovery helps facilitate this process in multiple ways. First, by making it easy to share powerful interactive dashboards that help you initiate conversations with your finance and operational executives about business results. And also, by helping you share visualizations and charts directly from the dashboard in Presentation mode, or by adding them to documents as .png files for easy distribution and collaboration.
A built-in metrics catalog centralizes financial and operational business metrics in categories and folders, so everyone makes decisions on the same KPIs. Share insights, notes, and narratives across the team. And of course, all metrics are based on the same cloud data foundation so that everyone is working off the same single source of trusted information.
With integrated planning and analytics, Adaptive Insights lets you pivot immediately from analyzing performance to re-planning and re-forecasting. Drill down from visual metrics to the related planning sheets to test out new assumptions and see their impact in real-time on your forecasts, or drill further down to transactional details.
Adaptive Insights' dashboards and analytics allow our budget managers instant access to easy-to-understand metrics on the fly. Not only has this allowed our business leaders to make quicker and more informed decisions, but also freed up time for our finance team to focus on analysis that can really drive the business by drastically decreasing the amount of financial questions we field from those business leaders.
Lee Perryman, senior financial analyst, The Motley Fool