ActivTrak vs. Anaplan

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActivTrak
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
ActivTrak headquartered in Austin provides their workforce behavior and performance tracking analytics solution.
$0
user/month
Anaplan
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Anaplan is a transformative way to see, plan, and run your business. Using its proprietary Hyperblock™ technology, Anaplan lets you contextualize real-time performance, and forecast future outcomes for faster, confident decisions. Anaplan enables connected strategy and planning across your enterprise to move your business forward. Based in San Francisco, Anaplan has over 200 partners and more than 2,000 customers worldwide.N/A
Pricing
ActivTrakAnaplan
Editions & Modules
Free
$0.00
user/month
Essentials
$10.00
user/month billed annually
Professional
$19.00
user/month billed annually
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActivTrakAnaplan
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ActivTrakAnaplan
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
ActivTrakAnaplan
Workforce Analytics
Comparison of Workforce Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
7.5
140 Ratings
11% below category average
Anaplan
-
Ratings
Automated data collection8.2137 Ratings00 Ratings
Data analysis7.8136 Ratings00 Ratings
Benchmarking6.996 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built content7.2121 Ratings00 Ratings
Data management7.4125 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service insights7.3118 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
Anaplan
7.7
184 Ratings
2% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings9.1184 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
Anaplan
9.1
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
Anaplan
8.9
191 Ratings
9% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.9190 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings9.2165 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
Anaplan
8.2
2 Ratings
9% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings6.42 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
Anaplan
9.2
194 Ratings
6% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings9.5194 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings9.547 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
Anaplan
8.0
184 Ratings
3% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.6175 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.2164 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.2171 Ratings
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
Anaplan
9.2
296 Ratings
11% above category average
Long-term financial planning00 Ratings9.4270 Ratings
Financial budgeting00 Ratings9.6275 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings9.3284 Ratings
Scenario modeling00 Ratings9.2286 Ratings
Management reporting00 Ratings8.3285 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
Anaplan
7.3
251 Ratings
8% below category average
Financial data consolidation00 Ratings8.7230 Ratings
Journal entries and reports00 Ratings7.2188 Ratings
Multi-currency management00 Ratings6.211 Ratings
Intercompany Eliminations00 Ratings6.08 Ratings
Minority Ownership00 Ratings6.07 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting00 Ratings8.6218 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails00 Ratings8.1231 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
Anaplan
8.6
268 Ratings
5% above category average
Financial Statement Reporting00 Ratings8.8247 Ratings
Management Reporting00 Ratings8.4259 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting00 Ratings8.1238 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting00 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
Anaplan
9.1
287 Ratings
12% above category average
Personalized dashboards00 Ratings8.6281 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards00 Ratings8.9266 Ratings
KPIs00 Ratings9.119 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis00 Ratings9.3244 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting00 Ratings9.4255 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data00 Ratings9.113 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
Anaplan
8.8
293 Ratings
7% above category average
Flat file integration00 Ratings9.5283 Ratings
Excel data integration00 Ratings8.3264 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources00 Ratings8.6244 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActivTrakAnaplan
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(144 ratings)
9.3
(305 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(6 ratings)
9.2
(25 ratings)
Usability
6.5
(31 ratings)
9.1
(17 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.7
(6 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(29 ratings)
7.6
(18 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.0
(2 ratings)
8.5
(21 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.4
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(2 ratings)
4.6
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActivTrakAnaplan
Likelihood to Recommend
ActivTrak
ActivTrak is a versatile workforce analytics and productivity monitoring tool that can be very beneficial in various scenarios, but there are also situations where it might be less appropriate. Here are some specific examples for both: Well-Suited ScenariosRemote Workforce Management:Scenario: A company has many remote employees and wants to ensure productivity and accountability. Benefit: ActivTrak provides insights into how employees spend their time, allowing managers to identify productivity trends, detect unproductive behaviors, and provide targeted support to remote workers.Employee Training and Development:Scenario: An organization wants to identify training needs and measure the effectiveness of training programs.Benefit: By monitoring application usage and time spent on specific tasks, ActivTrak can highlight skill gaps and areas where employees might need additional training. It can also help evaluate if the training programs are effective by tracking productivity improvements. Compliance and Security Monitoring: Scenario: A company must ensure that employees comply with data security policies and do not engage in risky behaviors.Benefit: ActivTrak can monitor activities to ensure compliance with internal policies and regulatory requirements. It can alert managers to potential security breaches or policy violations, helping mitigate risks. Improving Workflow and Processes:Scenario: A business is looking to optimize workflows and improve operational efficiency.Benefit: ActivTrak provides detailed analytics on how work is done, helping managers identify process bottlenecks and inefficiencies. This data-driven approach enables better decision-making and process improvements. Less Appropriate ScenariosHigh Trust and Autonomy Cultures:Scenario: A company promotes a high trust and autonomy culture where employees are given significant freedom to manage their work. Concern: In such environments, monitoring tools like ActivTrak may be perceived as intrusive and counterproductive, potentially harming morale and trust.Creative and Intellectual Work:Scenario: An organization focuses on creative or intellectual work where the quality and outcome are more important than the process.Concern: Monitoring software may not capture the nuances of innovative methods and could create undue pressure on employees. Measuring productivity by time spent on applications or websites may not reflect the actual value of creative work. Privacy-Sensitive Environments:Scenario: A company operates in a region with strict privacy laws or highly emphasizes employee privacy.Concern: ActivTrak's monitoring capabilities may conflict with privacy regulations or the company's policies on employee privacy. It’s essential to ensure that such tools comply with legal and ethical standards. Small Teams or Startups:Scenario: A small team or startup where close collaboration and open communication are the norms.Concern: In smaller teams, direct communication and trust-based management might be more effective than monitoring software. Implementing ActivTrak in such environments might be seen as overkill and could lead to resistance or dissatisfaction. In summary, ActivTrak is best suited for larger organizations with remote workforces, compliance requirements, or a need to optimize workflows. However, it may be less appropriate in environments emphasizing trust, creativity, privacy, or minor, tightly-knit teams. The key is to align the use of ActivTrak with the company’s culture, values, and specific needs.
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Anaplan
Anaplan revolutionizes the planning process by standardizing it, creating transparency in data, particularly in showcasing results to the management team. By replacing Excel-centric planning methods, Anaplan not only opens the door to handling larger datasets but also enables a more intricate level of data granularity at an accelerated pace. What sets it apart is its capacity to facilitate a seamless collaboration within a cross-functional model, accommodating diverse departments and business functions in a dynamic, real-time environment.
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Pros
ActivTrak
  • Workload: Am I burning my team members out? Do I have team members who are "slacking" in relation to my other team members? Do I have an ALLSTAR that I need to recognize?
  • Activity Breakdown: Where are they spending their time? Where do they get bogged down in getting tasks accomplished?
  • Website Tracking - are they going to places they shouldn't during business hours?
  • Ability to block websites or activities that aren't appropriate for the workplace.
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Anaplan
  • Forcing structure and auditability to processes that used to exist in spreadsheets
  • Strong calculation engine that can account for many dimensions
  • Formula Syntax that is not overly complicated and can be learned by the business in order to have ownership of their models internally
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Cons
ActivTrak
  • Alerts for when someone is not working during scheduled hours (although this may already exist and we don't utilize it as I know the alarm feature is pretty comprehensive)
  • Because of our IT configurations, a lot of weird "groups" show up on the dashboard which looks a bit confusing
  • Not having to create a group for 1 employee to see their own data, just allow each user to see their own data once their access account is created
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Anaplan
  • The "new" UX front-end offers a lot of modern and intuitive features, but it lacks the ability to view multiple "tabs" of dashboards and reports. The "classic" dashboard had this feature but now with the UX, you need to be really smart about how to design a single page where the users won't get "lost".
  • Lacks the ability to "wrap text" (similar to excel) and auto-size grid rows
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Likelihood to Renew
ActivTrak
We are in agreement that the tool is very handy as a security companion. The system collects and retain relevant historical data to be queried when you desire e.g. in security reviews once a week.
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Anaplan
In any line of work, a tool that is flexible and would allow different departments of your company to easily interact and exchange valuable insights, is highly anticipated and needed. For me, what Anaplan provides to a business, be it a smaller one or an enterprise customer, is an easily scaling, agile planning and modeling platform that can meet almost any need and give a high-end solution to the problems any company faces on a daily basis.
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Usability
ActivTrak
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
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Anaplan
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.
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Reliability and Availability
ActivTrak
It's never been down.
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Anaplan
There are very few outages. Maintenance is scheduled on two or three Saturdays per month, so as not to affect businesses. When there is an outage, users are kept informed of progress to restore the platform and typically this takes no more than an hour. Anaplan customer support is very responsive if we ever have questions about platform issues
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Performance
ActivTrak
Have not received any issues with Activtrak's performance in regard to loading pages, reports, or other systems.
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Anaplan
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.
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Support Rating
ActivTrak
Support is always fast and the agents are ready at all times to help when an issue arises, if the tier 1 agent isn't able to provide a solution to the issue they're asked about they quickly escalate the issue to tier 2 or 3 to ensure that the appropriate support is given to the issue at hand to have it quickly solved. No issue we've had so far has taken more than two days to be solved.
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Anaplan
1. Anaplan has separate 24/7 customer support channel to help with queries, 2. Customer Partner from Anaplan to support vendor with their queries like license purchase, use case implementation support, customer advocacy 3. Anaplan Learning Platform to help learning new product features free of cost and Yearly Anaplan connect across globe to share success stories of various companies.
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In-Person Training
ActivTrak
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Anaplan
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.
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Online Training
ActivTrak
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Anaplan
Anaplan training materials are clear, simple, easy to understand and to follow. Visuals are excellent. The vendor is good at updating training materials in a timely manner and encouraging users and administrators to keep coming back to Academy site for refresher courses or new feature courses. I really like their interactive diagrams
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Implementation Rating
ActivTrak
There should be a way to automatically implement the system without giving users the opportunity to accept or deny the program on their computers.
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Anaplan
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.
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Alternatives Considered
ActivTrak
We selected ActivTrak for the features we were looking for. One of the main reasons was the deployment for Chromebook's and of course the price. During our demo held with each party, we were impressed with presentation from ActivTrak. One thing we would've liked is for ActivTrak to also be available for deployment to Android phones.
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Anaplan
Anaplan is what I would consider a modeling platform. It excels at taking a forecasting or planning process and systematizing it - and allowing for whatever nuances and granularity you need to perform that modeling. It is not positioned as "data collection" platform - which are typically designed to take data uploads from Excel to calculate basic opex and revenue models. It's much more customizable and flexible.
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Scalability
ActivTrak
The product's overall scalability is good as our team grows. We would like to see updates to meet market demands.
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Anaplan
We have managed to leverage Anaplan for financial planning and forecasting across the business. It is now used by almost every department, with more than 50 users (but I know of companies that have hundreds of users) and still the platform is quick and reliable. It is easy to make changes to divisions and departments or add users and apply different user settings - the core part of the model is not affected and end users can continue their work without any disruption
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Return on Investment
ActivTrak
  • Managers are able to see who isn't working, and, do what they do, to increase that (work from home roles)
  • Many employees, during the rollout, were not impressed/satisfied ( without even seeing the console) that their actions were being tracked
  • production has increased.
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Anaplan
  • Speeding up the process of closing and updating the current month forecast
  • Reduced work on the preparation of reports and presentations. We used different Anaplan approaches with varying success, but the overall result was there.
  • It's hard to gauge, but the overall increase in process and algorithm transparency, along with data protection, has given an excellent platform for scaling up the company's processes.
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ScreenShots

ActivTrak Screenshots

Screenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Team PulseScreenshot of Benchmarks & GoalsScreenshot of Executive SummaryScreenshot of Team ComparisonScreenshot of Technology Usage

Anaplan Screenshots

Screenshot of Platform: The Anaplan platform is a unified cloud-based solution that connects people, data and plans to enable complex scenario modeling and drive growthScreenshot of OpEx Planning: Review revenue-target-setting goals by brand, season, and capacity all on one, unified, highly-visual dashboardScreenshot of Supply Planning: Break down costs across assembly production to project profitability and align your supply chain to market opportunitiesScreenshot of Territory and Quota Planning: Keep track of sales goals and quotas across territories and industries to optimize sales performanceScreenshot of Headcount Planning: Easily align workforce plans with your strategic plans and quickly see where the best qualified talent resides to fit your organization’s staffing needsScreenshot of Marketing: Eliminate spreadsheets to drive efficiency across planning and manage budget against planned activity