Everybody plans. However, in large enterprises, not everyone is always on the same page when it comes to planning collaboratively and continuously using a shared enterprise planning system. That's because complex, expensive, and difficult to use legacy systems remain the domain of power users in finance rather than used across the organization. We believe successful organizations deserve a solution that is easy, powerful, and fast so that everyone can plan effectively as a team.
Workday Adaptive Planning supports sophisticated business planning and modeling at the world's largest enterprises, where it scales to support thousands of users across departments. Completely cloud-based, our software makes it simple to support business users across departments, business units, branches, and plants. It's the ideal true-cloud alternative to traditional and expensive on-premise solutions like Oracle Hyperion, SAP BPC, and IBM Cognos.
Traditional on-premise planning and reporting solutions are complicated, hard to implement, and even tougher to maintain. The result? Spiraling IT consulting costs, unrealized project benefits, and a lack of agility. People secretly use Excel for most of their planning and analysis tasks, only using the enterprise planning system to upload their final numbers at the end of the month or quarter. They keep "the real numbers" to themselves, and the rest of the organization is left in the dark.
Our cloud-based solution delivers enterprise-class performance and security—and can usually be configured in weeks rather than months. Our total cost of ownership (TCO) is a fraction of traditional on-premise enterprise solutions. Workday Adaptive Planning doesn't require the same dependency and burden on IT like many other enterprise systems. Its click-not-code approach to integration and modeling gives business users the power and flexibility to model anything they need.
Analysts like Gartner and Forrester rate Workday Adaptive Planning #1 in ease of use and satisfaction because our intuitive user experience and reporting accelerates user adoption. Business and operational managers assume greater ownership of their numbers and have deeper visibility into their KPIs, while FP&A teams benefit from enhanced self-service reporting, modeling, and dashboards to reduce their reliance on IT.
Workday Adaptive Planning integrates with enterprise-class ERP, CRM, and HCM applications such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Salesforce, Workday, and more. We also integrate with financial consolidation software like Oracle HFM, as well as BI, data warehouses, and other custom legacy applications. Business-managed integrations let you set up manual and scheduled integrations—even export Workday Adaptive Planning data back into your ERP system, CRM, or data warehouse. The tight integration ensures that you'll always work with the latest data in your models and reports.
My favorite thing about Workday Adaptive Planning is that it gives us, as financial leaders within a healthcare organization, the ability to deliver a product that helps our clinicians focus on good clinical outcomes and quality care.
Brandon Ballew, SVP of Operational Finance, Kindred At Home