NorthStar Finacial Services Group faced numerous data integrity issues with its previous budgeting and planning system, and experienced difficulty running reports and comparing actuals to plan. The company would import actual financial data from their general ledger and HR data from their HR system, but had trouble managing a comprehensive view of the financial picture of the organization. After evaluating a number of solutions, Adaptive Planning rose to the top due to its robust reporting features, easy-to-use interface, and rich workflow capabilities. In addition, because the solution is hosted, NorthStar does not need to rely on its IT group to manage the system.
“We needed a better reporting tool to improve our management of the business,” explains Andrew Rosenberg, Financial Analyst for NorthStar. “Since we manage a complex set of companies, each with their own unique service offering, customers, and assets under management, it was important that we find a solution that could allow us to better track, measure, and optimize our organizational budget. We liked the Adaptive Planning solution because it is easy to use and we could pre-define formulas and customize the model to match our business requirements.”