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Likelihood to Recommend

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

It is very helpful for budgeting and reporting. I love how easy it is to automate reports and presentations. It can be more difficult to plan specific activities. It feels more high-level than activity-level. It shows totals rather than individual transactions (either past or future transactions).
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Anaplan

Sales performance management, various finance scenarios - Anaplan is good for automating calculations. It is less appropriate for very complex business cases.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.3
Anaplan
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Anaplan
Customizable dashboards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
10.0
Anaplan
7.2
Report Formatting Templates
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Anaplan

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan
Drill-down analysis
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Anaplan
Formatting capabilities
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.0
Anaplan
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan
Report sharing and collaboration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan

Report Output and Scheduling

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan
8.0
Publish to PDF
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan
8.3
Report Versioning
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.7
Anaplan
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.0
Anaplan
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan
Predictive Analytics
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan

Access Control and Security

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Anaplan
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Anaplan
Role-Based Security Model
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Anaplan
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
9.0
Anaplan

Mobile Capabilities

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.5
Anaplan
6.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan
Dedicated Android Application
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
10.0
Anaplan

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.3
Anaplan
8.5
Long-term financial planning
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.4
Anaplan
7.8
Financial budgeting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.7
Anaplan
8.8
Forecasting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.9
Anaplan
9.0
Scenario modeling
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.0
Anaplan
8.4
Management reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.3
Anaplan
8.4

Consolidation and Close

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.5
Anaplan
7.2
Financial data consolidation
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan
8.7
Journal entries and reports
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
5.8
Anaplan
7.5
Multi-currency management
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.2
Anaplan
6.2
Intercompany Eliminations
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.6
Anaplan
6.0
Minority Ownership
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.1
Anaplan
6.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.1
Anaplan
8.2
Detailed Audit Trails
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.5
Anaplan
7.9

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.7
Anaplan
8.0
Financial Statement Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.9
Anaplan
9.3
Management Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.4
Anaplan
8.8
Excel-based Reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.2
Anaplan
5.2
Automated board and financial reporting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.6
Anaplan
8.7
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.6
Anaplan

Analytics

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.2
Anaplan
7.0
Personalized dashboards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.4
Anaplan
6.8
Color-coded scorecards
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.4
Anaplan
7.2
KPIs
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.3
Anaplan
7.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
Anaplan
7.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.0
Anaplan
6.9
Benchmarking with external data
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
6.0
Anaplan
7.1

Integration

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.1
Anaplan
8.3
Flat file integration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
7.9
Anaplan
8.9
Excel data integration
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
Anaplan
7.4
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Adaptive Insights, a Workday company
8.2
Anaplan
8.7

Pros

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

  • I love how easy it is to track software and general amortizations in Adaptive. The software has been an issue with my past employers, but it flows very easily here in Adaptive.
  • We also use Adaptive's OfficeConnect for easy reporting. It has helped us automate our reporting as we work with internal departments. We have the reports built, and the software and can refresh all of them simultaneously, reducing generation time and giving us more time for analysis.
  • We are building out more operational metrics now. We are starting to track sales opportunities across different business segments to see the correlation between spending activities and opportunity generation. This helps us set better targets in the future. This paired with OfficeConnect also makes it very easy to track and report on operational metrics in addition to financial metrics.
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Anaplan

  • Real - time - the cloud based technology allows all changes & its impact is visible in real time.
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Cons

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

  • Model - It takes a little bit of time to get familiar with how the model works.
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Anaplan

  • The actions could be improved - make it obvious what the sources and targets of the are so we don't have to guess or put them in the action names. Also get a native scheduler! That's so simple and it's very frustrating and expensive to have to build/buy our own.
  • Reporting and UI still have a long way to go. Simple things like being able to alphabetize/order what you see on the screen, or add a rich color pallet to choose from.
  • User access management could improve. We need to have model level admins that don't have access to everything in the workspace. Also the tenant admin space doesn't work effectively. I can't remove a user from all models simultaneously. I also can't see all models a user has access to from the tenant admin space.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 8.8
Based on 33 answers
The tools is powerful for planning and reporting purposes, but also very easy to use for non-financial end-users. Team members have expressed how happy they are with the application and the ability we've given them to make their work lives more efficient.
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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
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Usability

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 7.3
Based on 77 answers
The reports are exactly what we need however accessing it from the various sections is not as simple as it should be
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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.
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Reliability and Availability

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 9.1
Based on 9 answers
It's never been out of action when we've needed to use it.
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Anaplan

Anaplan 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Performance

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Product performs well when making and saving changes and navigating between pages within the application
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Anaplan

Anaplan 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 7.6
Based on 12 answers
Support questions are always answered quickly.
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Anaplan

Anaplan 8.1
Based on 2 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.
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In-Person Training

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

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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.
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Online Training

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 8.2
Based on 6 answers
Training receives the highest rating due to the availability of Webex training from an expert at Adaptive, with several sessions tailored to specific features including personnel, capital, formulas, reporting, etc
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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/
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Implementation

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 8.5
Based on 14 answers
Implementing the software was easy, and utilizing the implementer should be used for best practices and reviewing plan structures, etc.
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Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
Based on 12 answers
Implementation using Anaplan's internal customer success team left much to be desired. We've found much better success with outside consultants
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Alternatives Considered

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

My decision came down to Adaptive vs Host Analytics. Host made the claim that because their sheets were just like excel, you wouldn't need to learn any new commands. Rather, I thought that was a downside. I didn't want another glorified version of excel, I was looking for something different, something new. Adaptive had that. They were also far more willing to work with a nonprofit and become a partner, rather than just a vendor.
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Anaplan

Modeling and what I call the "brains" is much better in Anaplan. You can create several different model types that can all feed into a single budget or plan.What Anaplan really lacks is the ad-hoc ability that is in Hyperion. You can't identify your dimensions and find the data sitting in that spot, the data just isn't setup that way in Anaplan. This makes answering some detail questions more difficult than it would be in Hyperion. for that reason, we are using Anaplan for the modeling, and Hyperion for the data storage. It would be nice to be able to sunset Hyperion though....
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Scalability

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Adaptive is the leader and is very progressive with the product improvements that they provide.
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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.
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Return on Investment

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

  • We've completely eliminated Excel in the budget cycle. I no longer have to consolidate 90 spreadsheets to get the organizational budget. Last minute changes are saved in Adaptive. With the audit feature, I can know who made what change and whether or not it was approved at the top level.
  • KPI dashboards have lowered expenses as users have real-time information on their expense ratio for major events. We've been able to lower costs, increase gross revenue and net revenue all at the same time.
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Anaplan

  • Workforce Planning efficiency - so much easier than excel to maintain sensitive information planning
  • Long range plan lead time - the old excel model took weeks to update. The Anaplan model takes hours
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Pricing Details

Adaptive Insights, a Workday company

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  per seat, per installation
Additional Pricing Details

Anaplan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
Request a personal demo: https://www.anaplan.com/request-demo/ Free trial for existing customers for any app in the App Hub: https://apphub.anaplan.com/

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