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Why choose Drivetrain vs. Adaptive?

Fast-growing businesses trust Drivetrain for its robust integrations, fast implementation, and user-friendly modeling in an intuitive, easy-to-use platform.


Drivetrain vs. Adaptive

Implementation cycle
< 1 month
6-12 months
In-house implementation
No, requires expensive consultants
Native integrations
< 10
Reliance on external consultants for building and maintaining models
Yes, requires external consultants
Ease of use of the platform
Simple and intuitive
Difficult to use
TAT for support
< 2 hrs with dedicated CSM available on Slack
Can take days to get a response
Total cost of ownership (TCO)
Low TCO with no external help required to set up, maintain, and learn
Extremely high with consultants + additional cost for training

Powerful yet simple, and quick to implement

Say goodbye to long implementation cycles, reliance on external consultants, and inflexible modeling. Building multi-dimensional models and reports yourself is easy on Drivetrain.

“Drivetrain has very flexible forecasting models that allowed us to build our entire forecast – top-line, expenses, balance sheet and cash flow – to get them all interconnected with each other and our other systems.”

Drivetrain customer - Andrew De Fanti, FP&A Manager at Quantum Metric
Andrew De Fanti
FP&A Manager at Quantum Metric

“Drivetrain automated data consolidation from NetSuite, Salesforce and Google Sheets. All finance reports (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow statement, headcount, ARR, pipeline) for actuals and plan are always up to date. Nice friendly interface to easily create reports and models.”

Drivetrain customer -Juan Sebastian, FP&A Director, Billwerk
Juan Sebastian
FP&A Director at Billwerk+

“Drivetrain can accommodate different scenarios, build outs, and integrations, which is beneficial, especially when dealing with various systems. Other companies seem to have more of a canned offering of functionalities and capabilities.”

Kristen Hefferon
Controller at Quartzy
Category Leader

#1 Rated FP&A software on G2

Drivetrain's G2 Leaders Badge and G2 rating of 4.9 on 5.

With an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5, we are the highest rated FP&A tool across three categories - Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting, and Corporate Performance Management.

Drivetrain has been rated #1 for reporting and planning (mid-market) three times in a row by G2!

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Drivetrain's G2 Leaders Badge and G2 rating of 4.9 on 5.
Drivetrain integrations
QUICK implementation

Connect all your data sources to Drivetrain in days, not months

Drivetrain integrations

Drivetrain’s 200+ pre-built connectors along with an expert in-house implementation team ensures that all your data is available on the platform within a few days.

Workday Adaptive Planning doesn't even come close. With limited integrations and a highly technical implementation that relies on external (and expensive) consultants, getting up and running on the platform can take 6-12 months.

With consultants involved, you also have to worry about the quality of the implementation, which depends on their knowledge and understanding of your industry and business model.

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Easy to Use

Create powerful metrics and models yourself in minutes

ARR forecast model on Drivetrain built using plain-English formilas

On Drivetrain you can use plain English and your existing knowledge of Excel to create custom metrics and forecast formulas. Most Drivetrain customers start building models within a few days of going live.

Users of Workday Adaptive Planning require thorough training and expertise to be able to use the platform. Users report on Capterra that “It's hard to use, understand, navigate, and figure out what is going on.”

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ARR forecast model on Drivetrain built using plain-English formilas
Unparalleled Agility

Update plans and forecasts quickly to respond to changing circumstances

Drivetrain’s simple and intuitive UI/UX ensures that you can easily update and play with forecast assumptions to respond to changing business needs. You can create various scenarios and versions in minutes to identify the best path forward for your business.

With Adaptive, making modification to existing models is incredibly hard, and errors are difficult to troubleshoot without the help of consultants. Adaptive users report that the platform can be inflexible for dynamic, growing businesses, recommending it only for large businesses with very stable operations.

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