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Overview

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Workday Adaptive Planning is the only solution that empowers finance to configure sophisticated, driver-based models, analyze...

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Datarails is an FP&A solution that automatically consolidates your data from all organizational systems without changing...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
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User reviews

4.5

202

5

4

3

2

1

111

80

10

1

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

4.8

70

5

4

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

Pros

Strong, secure environment - clearly developed with an appreciation of how to treat company sensitive data. Appropriate security levels are easily established and maintained.
Having never used it before, I was amazed at the ease of use. In addition to serving as a data repository for 10+ years of information, the variance analysis reporting is fantastic.
I feel the printing capabilities can be improved, along with the clarity of the printing itself. The customer service on this product is outstanding.

Pros

Wonderful, they have been there for us from the beginning, and are still there when we need assistance. SENSITIVE CONTENT] has been amazing to work with.
DataRails has substantially improved the accuracy of our budgeting and forecasting. I love the ease of it, how accessible it makes our numbers, and how simple it is to follow real-time statuses.
It has been smooth and will be an easy transition for us. Above all else, [SENSITIVE CONTENT] has been super helpful.

Cons

This lack of functionality makes our work a bit confusing sometimes.
Our adaptive administrator sometimes struggles with the data integration from netsuite in some instances.
Implementation is costly and seems cumbersome.

Cons

We have been struggling to get a live connection to DataRails from our ERP for some time now.
We were trying to work with our internal controls, but it was proving to be too manually intensive and costly with upkeep and designated staff.
The platform doesn't integrate with Excel 2007 which is a bummer.
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Key features

  • Total features133
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benchmarking
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Control
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Committee Management
  • Competency Management
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Correlation Analysis
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dues Management
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • ERP
  • Employee Management
  • Event Management
  • Exception Reporting
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Consolidation & Close Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Manufacturers
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • Grant Management
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Historical Reporting
  • Idea Management
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Journal Entry Processing
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Marketing Reports
  • Member Database
  • Membership Management
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Projects
  • OLAP
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Projections
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Roadmapping
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Single Page View
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Tracking
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Status Tracking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Succession Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Trend/Problem Indicators
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer Management
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features65
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benchmarking
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Control
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Committee Management
  • Competency Management
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Correlation Analysis
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dues Management
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • ERP
  • Employee Management
  • Event Management
  • Exception Reporting
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Consolidation & Close Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Manufacturers
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • Grant Management
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Historical Reporting
  • Idea Management
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Journal Entry Processing
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Marketing Reports
  • Member Database
  • Membership Management
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Projects
  • OLAP
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Projections
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Roadmapping
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Single Page View
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Tracking
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Status Tracking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Succession Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Trend/Problem Indicators
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer Management
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations19
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Gmail
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net
  • Total integrations36
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Gmail
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net

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Ryan L.

Oil & Energy, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Datarails

Comprehensive planning and reporting

Reviewed 5 years ago

Employees were accustomed to working with spreadsheets, but spreadsheets are not always the most effective tool to use. That’s why we turned to DataRails. Accuracy of reports allows for accurate analyses. All our data is in one place and doesn’t require much effort for processing. With DataRails we can track budgets, labor contributions, and finances. Cumulatively this helps us make better decisions.

Pros

Very useful tool, allows for accurate analyses and planning

Cons

Customer support is great but tutorial videos would be useful

Vendor response

Thank you Ryan for pointing out our core benefits! Using DataRails is how finance teams supercharge their Excel spreadsheets. As everyone in finance knows, data accuracy and consolidation are key for good reporting. Even more so when it's easy to generate :)

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Massimo M.

Financial Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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DataRails used as an FP&A solution

Reviewed 2 years ago

Prior to DataRails our FP&A was run exclusively through maintaining numerous excel files which resulted in a much longer monthly close process. Through DataRails, we were able to automate the generation of our allocation based segment/product P&Ls, and monthly variance reporting to Budget/prior forecast. DataRails also reduced the probability of human error.

Pros

The overall flexibility of the platform. DataRails was able to create exactly what I wanted using our existing data structure and financial models. DataRails was able to replicate all of the benefits of other more well known Planning Solutions at a much lower investment cost - both financial and human capital.

Cons

Certain aspects of our monthly forecasting process require more manual intervention than other more mature planning applications.

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Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Datarails

Solid cloud FPA solution

Reviewed 5 years ago

Our finance team is incredibly satisfied with the experience with this platform. DataRails has changed the way we plan. It has enabled integrated and connected planning, enhancing our business and financial planning processes greatly in little time. A great product, we were able to take existing excel-based planning models and make them better with this FPA solution.

Pros

Well built, simple tool. Backed up data on centralized database, great support

Cons

No cons worth mentioning. Our finance team is very happy with this platform.

Vendor response

Another satisfied customer :) We couldn't be prouder in your statement about how we changed the way you plan by consolidating your data to enhance your financial planning.

MA
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Mark A.

Oil & Energy, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smartest FPA solution

Reviewed 5 years ago

Great solution for planning across a distributed organization. Can handle multiple systems and locations with ease. It’s flexible, easy to use, and allows for planning at a granular level to improve budgeting and forecasting. Staff is always nice and easy to work with. Integrates well with other systems.

Pros

Allows for the reduction of errors, improves reporting, more time for analysis

Cons

Takes a little bit of getting used to but what system doesn’t

Vendor response

Mark, we are happy to help your team in reducing errors and improving the quality of their reports to Excel to the power of DataRails. You hit the nail on the head in what that enables Finance employees to do when we do the heavy lifting for them. Using DataRails enables analysts to learn what their data means when they spend less time creating manual reports.

AR
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Logistics and Supply Chain, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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FPA tool to beat them all

Reviewed 5 years ago

Before DataRails, it would take too much time to get final numbers. Excels pass through so many hands that you never really know how you ended up getting the figures you wind up with. DataRails ensures this no longer applies, without requiring my team to change how we work or requiring lengthy or complicated implementation. I'm very happy with what it has added to my team

Pros

Cloud focused, connects all data,allows for easy planning across different teams. Insights feature is fantastic for customized slicing of data. Information and changes are available instantly.

Cons

I have nothing but good things to say about this platform

Vendor response

So happy to hear how your team is benefitting from our platform and turning their Excel into a lean, mean FP&A machine. Expediting data collection helps so many of our customers to deliver their reports in a fraction of the time it used to.

JA
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Jim A.

Retail, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Datarails

CPM of choice

Reviewed 5 years ago

DataRails is used on a daily basis by my finance team as we perform analyses and drive insights. We chose to implement this cloud financial and analysis platform since we desperately needed a consolidation planning tool where we could continue using disparate spreadsheets and at the same time control our processes easier and better. DataRails gives us exactly this in addition to flexibility in reporting financial results.

Pros

1-We started using their Insights feature instead of our BI. Really useful. 2-Made data collection easy and organized 3-Constant access to up-to-date numbers

Cons

would be nice if it had the option of drag and drop for inputs

Vendor response

Glad to hear your team benefits from our platform on a daily basis. As you mentioned, Jim, data consolidation and flexible reporting are game-changing benefits that we offer our customers.