comparisons

Adaptive vs. Vareto

Vareto offers the modern FP&A platform for leading strategic finance teams.

Vareto is the best financial planning and analysis (FP&A) platform alternative to Adaptive Planning (formerly Adaptive Insights). Vareto unlocks the magic of having planning, forecasting, and reporting together in one easy-to-use, next-gen platform.

Unlike Adaptive, Vareto puts the power in your hands. Implementation is as fast as four weeks with Vareto’s in-house Customer Growth Managers. There’s no need to find a third-party consultant or purchase an expensive connector to get you fully onboarded and running. Finance users can set up models natively within Vareto and enjoy spreadsheet-like flexibility and the familiarity of Excel formulas and keyboard shortcuts. No technical skills are necessary for business users to plan, access, or create reports. Easily build and customize beautiful reports and dashboards without the need to write any code. You’re in the driver’s seat — all it takes is a few clicks before you’re ready to share. 

Vareto
Adaptive

Implementation timing

As fast as 4 weeks.

A few months; can take more than a year.

Implementation cost

Included.

Additional cost; ranges from $20,000 - $100,000.

Implementation partner

Personalized setup and custom onboarding with in-house, dedicated Customer Growth Manager (with hands-on FP&A experience) as thought partner.

Need to hire an external Adaptive implementation consultant.

Native integrations

50+ native ERP, HRIS, CRM, and other business system integrations (e.g., NetSuite, Salesforce, ADP) with in-house support.

Data integrations with ERP tools such as NetSuite are difficult to set up.

Ease of use

Walk-up usability for finance and business users alike. Finance users can set up models natively within Vareto enjoying spreadsheet-like flexibility and the familiarity of Excel formulas and keyboard shortcuts. No technical skills are necessary for business users to plan, access, or create reports.

Complex system with a steep learning curve that requires significant training. Adaptive formula logic is different than Excel logic — not all formulas are available in Adaptive. Excel models may need to be revised to be incorporated into the tool.

Collaboration with business partners

Designed for streamlined collaboration between finance and business users. Share self-serve dynamic reports and plans with the benefit of granular access permissions (by report or tab) to control who sees what. Gather inputs from and collaborate in real time with comments, @mentions, and annotations.

Designed primarily for FP&A experts rather than business users. Able to add notes, but collaboration with business users happens outside of the tool.

Data management

No-code data management features empower the finance team to make self-serve changes.

Changes must be done by external consultant or BI team, which takes time and added cost.

Reporting

High customization, with the ability to set custom metrics and a robust ability to manage own general ledger mapping.

Reporting isn’t fully customizable, with limited formatting and display options. Difficult make updates to reflect underlying changes in the business without third-party consultant or backend engineering support.

Transaction-level drill downs

Access the latest transaction-level data in a few clicks.

Though technically accessible in tool, a complex and roundabout workflow with difficulty getting to transaction level detail.

Performance

Able to support 50+ departments, with 100 finance and business users concurrently.

Not well supported.

Workforce management

Fully accurate source of truth of the current state of your headcount and related expenses.

 Not supported.

Disclaimer: The comparison information on this page is based on publicly available information reviewed as of November 1, 2022. Please contact marketing@vareto.com for any suggested corrections.

Vareto
Adaptive

Implementation timing

As fast as 4 weeks

A few months; can take more than a year

Implementation cost

Included

Additional cost; ranges from $20,000 - $100,000

Implementation partner

Personalized setup and custom onboarding with in-house, dedicated Customer Growth Manager (with hands-on FP&A experience) as thought partner.

Need to hire an external Adaptive implementation consultant

Integrations

50+ native ERP, HRIS, CRM, and other business system integrations (e.g., NetSuite, Salesforce, ADP) with in-house support.

Data integrations with ERP tools such as NetSuite are difficult to set up

Ease of use

Walk-up usability for finance and business users alike. Finance users can set up models natively within Vareto enjoying spreadsheet-like flexibility and the familiarity of Excel formulas and keyboard shortcuts. No technical skills are necessary for business users to plan, access, or create reports.

Complex system with a steep learning curve that requires significant training. Adaptive formula logic is different than Excel logic — not all formulas are available in Adaptive. Excel models may need to be revised to be incorporated into the tool.

Collaboration with business partners

Designed for streamlined collaboration between finance and business users. Share self-serve dynamic reports and plans with the benefit of granular access permissions (by report or tab) to control who sees what. Gather inputs from and collaborate in real time with comments, @mentions, and annotations.

Designed primarily for FP&A experts rather than business users. Able to add notes, but collaboration with business users happens outside of the tool.

Data management

No-code data management features that empower the finance team to make self-serve changes

Changes must be done by external consultant or BI team, which takes time and added cost

Reporting

High customization, with the ability to set custom metrics and a robust ability to manage own general ledger mapping.

Reporting isn’t fully customizable, with limited formatting and display options. Difficult make updates to reflect underlying changes in the business without third-party consultant or backend engineering support.

Transaction-level drill downs

Access the latest transaction-level data in a few clicks.

Though technically accessible in tool, a complex and roundabout workflow with difficulty getting to transaction level detail.

Performance

Able to support 50+ departments, with 100 finance and business users concurrently.

Not well supported

Workforce management

Fully accurate source of truth of the current state of your headcount and related expenses

Not supported

Disclaimer: The comparison information on this page is based on publicly available information reviewed as of November 1, 2022. Please contact marketing@vareto.com for any suggested corrections.

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“With Vareto, Customer Success was organized, listened to us, and implemented the feedback we gave. We didn’t just choose a product — we chose a partner who does whatever it takes to ensure we are successful.”

Guy Zeltser

VP of Finance

Read the customer story

“With Vareto, we found a product that would be able to serve our needs as we grew while getting white glove service with the Customer Growth team.”

Ben Huang

Senior Manager of Corporate Finance

Read the customer story

Streamline planning and forecasting.

Gather inputs from and collaborate with business stakeholders directly in Vareto, with the benefit of granular permissions to control who sees what.

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A screenshot of a BVA summary with the ability to click into transaction data

Eliminate repetitive, manual tasks.

Share BvA reports that automatically update with your organization’s operational data, so you can focus your time on driving business results.

Set up dynamic, customized reports in minutes

GL account structure changed? Leadership team asked for a different graph? No problem — set up reports with custom metrics, charts, and tables in minutes.

A screenshot showing the ability to create customized reports in Vareto, the strategic FP&A platform

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