Carlson Thought Leadership in Finance & Technology

Time to Optimize Adaptive Insights for Active Planning?

February 2, 2017 / by Dave Phillips

Is your Adaptive Insights system designed and utilized to fully capitalize on the potential of Active Planning?  The concept of Active Planning boils down to finance taking a leadership role in driving integrated business planning processes that are collaborative, comprehensive and continuous.  This requires extending the ease-of-use, power and performance of Adaptive Insights out to all financial and non-financial stakeholders. 

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Batch Updates - Short Video of Adaptive Insights Release 2017.1

January 16, 2017 / by Chris Pinto

Adaptive Insights recently released version 2017.1 that offers new capabilities for batch updates.  In this short video, Chris Pinto, Director of Adaptive Insights Implementations at Carlson Management Consulting, provides an overview of this new functionality.  Please take a few minutes to view the video.

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Adaptive Insights Reporting Options: HTML and OfficeConnect

January 3, 2017 / by Amanda Hutchins

Adaptive Insights offers two discrete reporting platforms: the HTML option, which is included with each standard Adaptive Planning user license, and OfficeConnect, which is an Excel add-in and requires a separate license for each user. Each reporting option has its own strengths and weaknesses and ultimately the two platforms complement each other quite well.

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Transforming FP&A in the Life Sciences with Adaptive Insights

August 30, 2016 / by Renee Sinha

Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) in the Life Sciences is exciting and fast-paced.  Within a high growth organization, whether pharma, biotech or medical devices, it can be a particularly thrilling environment to broaden our finance skills.  However, unless you have the proper systems and processes in place that scale with an upward business trajectory, you will quickly get bogged down in reactive mode, responding to requests and putting out fires. 

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Adaptive Insights as a Central Hub for Financial Decision-Making

May 31, 2016 / by Ethan Carlson

At the recent 2016 Adaptive Live user conference, I had the opportunity to present a session along with a panel of our customers about the benefits of making Adaptive Insights the central hub of decision-making.  Many organizations fail to fully utilize the breadth of capability within Adaptive for making solid business decisions by limiting the scope of data from which they work.  Part of the reason for this is the mindset among some finance professionals that they should be concerned only with financial data.  Another reason is that importing data[...]

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Is it Time to Optimize Your Adaptive Insights System?

November 24, 2015 / by Dave Phillips

Has the year-end budget cycle exposed shortcomings in your Adaptive Insights model?  Has your organization evolved since your initial implementation?  Are there additional sheets, reports, or metrics you’d like to incorporate? Are you making the most of all of the new features Adaptive Insights has released?

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