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2009 Product Innovations

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Product/Technology:
Adaptive Planning 6.5

Hardware, Software or Service: Software

Launched: December 2009 (Upgrade)

What it does? Adaptive Planning 6.5 includes new planning and reporting capabilities as well as expanded local language support including English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Russian. This builds upon Adaptive Planning 6.0 announced on June 29 2009 which delivers powerful multi-dimensional planning features and best-in-class integration with NetSuite allowing customers of both solutions to quickly connect share data and seamlessly navigate between applications including drilling through from Adaptive Planning into underlying transactions within NetSuite. In addition the new Cube Sheet functionality provides sophisticated multi-dimensional planning capabilities that were previously only available in expensive enterprise applications requiring significant IT skills.

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What makes it Innovative? Adaptive Planning 6.5 represents a major milestone by incorporating new innovations and high-end features into an easy-to-use and affordable package. It is now simple for business users without IT skills to create and use sophisticated multi-dimensional financial planning models and to establish seamless integration with NetSuite. These new capabilities give companies access to comprehensive customized real-time information that supports more accurate planning better management reporting and analysis and more agile decision making.

The new Cube Sheet feature allows business users to easily create and use financial models with up to ten dimensions simplifying the planning of large volumes of data. For example sales executives and product managers often need to plan and re-forecast revenues by making volume and price assumptions for multiple geographies product lines customers product SKUs time periods and other dimensions - a planning exercise that requires the input and ongoing review of millions of discrete data elements.The new capability sets Adaptive Planning apart from both spreadsheets which are inherently limited in supporting multi-dimensional inputs and cube-based enterprise software applications which are extremely complex requiring personnel with deep IT skills to modify and maintain models over time. Adaptive Planning dramatically simplifies matters with an intuitive "drag and drop" interface and "business language" formula builder that allow business users without IT training to create maintain and use sophisticated multi-dimensional models.The new Cube Sheet feature extends the range of data input features available within Adaptive Planning adding to the solution's time-based Standard Sheet and list-oriented Modeled Sheet. This integrated approach ensures that companies can customize their models for their specific needs using the right tool for each organization and element of the model rather than mandating a particular approach

Targeted Users: Organizations of all sizes and across industries including start-up organizations, mid-market companies and large global enterprises

Satisfied Customers: Includes 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment, Affymax, AIM, Allen Vanguard, American Red Cross, BreconRidge, Case Central, CollabNet, DemandTec, EvoGoodwill Southern California, Jaguar Mining, KANA, Kardia Health Systems, Knowledge Networks, Netsuite, Papyrus, Patient Safety International, Shared Technologies, Sourceforge, Unitrin Direct, Vicor, Vocus, West Health

Company: Adaptive Planning
2041 Landings Drive Building N
Mountain View CA 94043 USA

 
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