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Likelihood to Recommend

ActivTrak

Perfect for keeping track of remote employees, and it isn't detectable. Therefore, employees will act naturally.Also makes note of downtime as well, another plus.Being in a smaller office environment, it's not something I'd use in the office because employees are easier to keep tabs on. ActivTrak definitely has more pluses than minuses.
Christopher Kowalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anaplan

Anaplan has the potential to be a real game changer in the field of planning & analytics. Simply put, if done right, it allows you to run your business better. Make better and more informed business decisions faster utilizing the knowledge from every corner of your organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workforce Analytics

ActivTrak
8.1
Anaplan
Automated data collection
ActivTrak
8.8
Anaplan
Data analysis
ActivTrak
8.4
Anaplan
Benchmarking
ActivTrak
7.7
Anaplan
Pre-built content
ActivTrak
8.0
Anaplan
Data management
ActivTrak
8.0
Anaplan
Self-service insights
ActivTrak
7.6
Anaplan

BI Standard Reporting

ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.3
Customizable dashboards
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.6
Drill-down analysis
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.2
Formatting capabilities
ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.5
Publish to Web
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.1
Publish to PDF
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.8
Report Versioning
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.3
Predictive Analytics
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.2

Access Control and Security

ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.3

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.9
Long-term financial planning
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.9
Financial budgeting
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.1
Forecasting
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.0
Scenario modeling
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.3
Management reporting
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.0

Consolidation and Close

ActivTrak
Anaplan
6.9
Financial data consolidation
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.3
Journal entries and reports
ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.2
Multi-currency management
ActivTrak
Anaplan
6.2
Intercompany Eliminations
ActivTrak
Anaplan
6.0
Minority Ownership
ActivTrak
Anaplan
6.0
Local and consolidated reporting
ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.6
Detailed Audit Trails
ActivTrak
Anaplan
6.7

Financial Reporting and Compliance

ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.2
Financial Statement Reporting
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.5
Management Reporting
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.1
Excel-based Reporting
ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.2
Automated board and financial reporting
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.0

Analytics

ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.5
Personalized dashboards
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.2
Color-coded scorecards
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.5
KPIs
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.0
Cost and profitability analysis
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.1
Benchmarking with external data
ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.0

Integration

ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.6
Flat file integration
ActivTrak
Anaplan
9.0
Excel data integration
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.2
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
ActivTrak
Anaplan
8.6

Pros

ActivTrak

  • The alarms feature is wonderful. In the past, we have had employees save company files to an external device and we had no idea. Having the ability to trigger an alarm and capture screenshots when this occurs is extremely helpful.
  • The analytics provide a good bit of insight. For example, we have an employee who wasn't getting any work done, because he was constantly evaluating software that would make his job easier. We were easily able to see what he was spending his time on by using reports as well as looking at the dashboard where you are able to view a breakdown of categories.
  • Screen capturing is extremely beneficial. Instead of trying to piece a puzzle together, you can simply view the screenshot.
Kelly Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anaplan

  • Customer support is excellent. All clarifications related to products are mostly answered within 10 hours.
  • Continuous product improvement, such as adding new features. In the last 5 years, I have seen more than 50+ new features be released. For example, the new UX.
  • Cloud-based planning tool, which provides users the flexibility to access Anaplan from anywhere in the world.
  • User security, which controls user access with read-and-write capabilities.
Vignesh Murugaiyan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActivTrak

  • Agent sometimes stops reporting for no apparent reason, causing discrepancies of data.
  • There is no information about software limitations or restrictions, we found out that the agent doesn't work on older versions of MAC OS.
  • Uninstalling agent from a machine sometimes does not cause it to stop showing as a user on the list, it just stops it from reporting data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anaplan

  • Workflow. Right now, any workflow process is almost entirely custom-built and has several limitations. While most things can be done, it is not streamlined.
  • Functionality for translations. Anaplan does not support aliases or inherent functionality for translations. Again, it is possible to work with translations, but involves a lot of manual work.
  • Import optimizations. Being able to run imports on a scheduled/automated basis within the platform would be hugely beneficial.
  • A publisher/subscriber model for APIs would be hugely beneficial.
Aaron Overfors | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActivTrak

ActivTrak 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We have found it to be an invaluable tool to increate employee productivity and focus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anaplan

Anaplan 8.2
Based on 3 answers
I don't think we could function without the collaboration capabilities built into Anaplan that replaced disparate Excel files in the workforce planning model
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActivTrak

ActivTrak 9.3
Based on 28 answers
ActivTrak is a great product that just keeps growing. Having used it for quite some time, we have been able to see ActivTrak grow and evolve as a product. The ActivTrak webinars are also helpful to get to know and learn the product. ActivTrak really just works with little effort needed after the initial installation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anaplan

Anaplan 8.2
Based on 2 answers
There is a dependency in this rating - in that I find Anaplan extremely easy to use, but I've spent the necessary time developing a strong understanding of the platform. Once you understand how to use it, the platform is flexible, easy to use, and fun to use.
Chris Friederich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ActivTrak

ActivTrak 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It's never been down.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anaplan

Anaplan 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In nearly 3 years, I have only had 1 issue of being unable to access my model for an unplanned maintenance. Even planned maintenance windows are handled during low traffic hours on the weekend.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ActivTrak

ActivTrak 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Some reports are a little slow to load based on the size of record sets returned.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Everything is calculated in memory in the cloud. It's nearly instantaneous updates when you make changes. The only time things get a little slow is when you have a massive model with very intricate calculations...but "slow" for Anaplan is not what I would call "slow" for something like Hyperion. We used to have Hyperion calcs that ran for 60 mins before you could use data. The equivalent would be 60 seconds in Anaplan.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActivTrak

ActivTrak 9.5
Based on 26 answers
Support is very easy. Live chat or a ticketing system. The support is helpful and kind.They are experts in their software and with the Employee Activity Tracking space; they know how to make it do what you want it to do and they'll help you do it. We've used their support sparingly. We've found that the software is powerful and feature rich; but also, has great documentation and support is there when we still are needing a nudge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 5 answers
I feel like the support team is a little lacking in product knowledge. Several times I have contacted them to get help, and ended up finding a solution to my own problem before the team could get back to me with anything useful. I have also submitted a few bugs, and never got updates to when they were fixed in later releases.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

ActivTrak

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Anaplan

Anaplan 3.0
Based on 1 answer
The in-person training is simply not worth the cost. After a few weeks of playing in Anaplan, I went to the basic training and knew more than the person teaching it. a year down the road, I was the first person to complete the advance training, and again could have been teaching the class better than the person running the session. Spend some time on your own trying out different things and you will get all the understanding you need to be successful.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ActivTrak

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Anaplan

Anaplan 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I'm giving this a 5 simply for the anapedia outline of calculations. The online videos and trainings leave a lot to be desired, but having anapedia around to help you understand calculations has been helpful. The drawback to anapedia is the depth they go into for calculations, it is lackluster at times. Because of that, I have been working through a much more in-depth look at each calculation on my website for users to reference: http://www.anaplanguru.com/formulas/
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActivTrak

ActivTrak 9.1
Based on 1 answer
IT was as easy as pushing the agent out to the machines that needed to be tracked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
Based on 24 answers
Agile methodology and breaking the work down into sprints was very helpful. Implementation required a deeper dive into our data than expected for the consultants to be able to construct the data model. But once it was in place, the focus on knowledge transfer enabled us to be able to use the product effectively after the team rolled off.
Steve Ridgley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActivTrak

We selected ActivTrak for ease of use, cost, features and privacy. There is no keylogging in ActivTrak, which can be a violation of HIPAA. Our clients appreciate that ActivTrak tracks employee behavior without outright spying on employees.
Jonathan Sheldon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anaplan

Other platforms offer some scale vs Anaplan by adding great user interfaces and many out of the box functionality (Time filtering, versions, predefined tables (modeled sheet), chart of accounts (debit, credit)). However, very structured architecture makes edge use cases harder to achieve with these tools (e.g. Alternative views of hierarchies, complex amortization/financial product modeling, or multi-method planning).Pros of other tools:1. 3-Statement modeling is easily achieved because core structure is based on GL chart of accounts, and a centralized organizational structure.2. Ease of use for reporting (drag and drop, good formatting, in-line comments, great drill-through)3. Less maintenance/setup of modules because of the pre-defined nature of the sheet types (Pre-Defined Time + Attribute Search & Filters)4. Late-stage/advanced dashboards are easy to create and visualize the data quickly; More options with colors (but Anaplan will be comparable soon).5. Process flow & task managers are robust, good tracking of open items and great option to walk users through their deliverables even if they only use the tool infrequently.6. In line comments, visualization, break back, splitting rows is more intuitive to planners and does not have to be custom built in additional fields/system actions.Cons of other tools:1. Structured data models and security on tenants with level/attribute/account security presents potential risk for highly sensitive data.2. Limited options to store attributes on dimensions or in modules makes it hard to have the tool as central source of data (e.g. Customers and roll up to projects, but cannot create user facing interface to master and add data (Dates, Names, Sponsors, etc.))3. Limited self-service integrations (Does have good catalog of pre-defined connectors, and the ability to define Excel Template Loaders); Limited ability to do repeatable tasks via action (Load data from module to module).4. Highly structured architecture forces data to flow to GL Account structure for reporting. (Can report out of the dimensionalized cube, but requires a bit more thought and maintenance)5. Limits on formatting types for columns/sheets. Being pre-defined by vendor it is harder to create the flexible interfaces you can on Anaplan & OneStream.6. Application of formulas across the core level (org hierarchy) structure can be cumbersome & require on-going maintenance but is crucial for the aggregation of data out of the modeling sheets (cube & modeled types).
Josh Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ActivTrak

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Anaplan

Anaplan 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's going to handle most of what you can throw at it. The problem lies in the sparsity of some datasets. When you have over 5ish dimensions of sparse data, the size of the model gets bloated for not much value. In several cases, I have had to adapt my model to account for sparsity in a way that minimized use of space, but also made interacting with the data more cumbersome.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActivTrak

  • We had to do staff reductions because of COVID. ActivTrak helped us identify employees that either need to be laid or or reassigned [due] to inactivity.
  • We have caught users surfing porn at work and corrected them before it turned into a sexual harassment lawsuit.
  • We have caught data theft before it became a large issue and prevented further theft.
Michael Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anaplan

  • Anaplan has been good to plan future fiscal years, by doing the planning in here and seeing the financial impact certain variables can produce it is easier to make decisions within the company such as hiring, eliminating certain costs etc., to achieve the financial results as set in the company goals.
  • Dashboards have been really helpful for the financial executives as very specific data can be analysed and presented in the dashboards focused to specific financial teams, so it is easier to see the actual results and forecasts.
  • On the negative side, since Anaplan is a complex tool to handle, it is better to have a dedicated resource or resources to the handling in Anplan. Regular business analysts could not handle their regular tasks and doing complex configurations in Anaplan without the help of well trained Anaplan resources, extra dedicated resources are needed to work with Anaplan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ActivTrak

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ActivTrak Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.001
Advanced$9.002
Premium$15.002
  1. user/month
  2. user/month billed annually
Additional Pricing Details

Anaplan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Anaplan Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActivTrak
8.5
Anaplan
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

ActivTrak
9.1
Anaplan
8.2

Usability

ActivTrak
9.3
Anaplan
8.2

Reliability and Availability

ActivTrak
8.2
Anaplan
10.0

Performance

ActivTrak
7.3
Anaplan
9.0

Support Rating

ActivTrak
9.5
Anaplan
9.1

In-Person Training

ActivTrak
Anaplan
3.0

Online Training

ActivTrak
Anaplan
5.0

Implementation Rating

ActivTrak
9.1
Anaplan
6.7

Scalability

ActivTrak
Anaplan
7.0

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