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Alteryx Analytics

Top Rated
110 Ratings

Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings

Alteryx Analytics

Top Rated
110 Ratings
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Anaplan

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics

More often than not, Alteryx can handle any situation or scenario thrown at it. Some may take a little more "trickery" along the way, but for the most part it is fairly easy to get from point A (data) to point B (results/report). And the nice thing is is that there is more than one way to produce the same result - two people with two different mindsets can ultimately create the same thing, but do so in a way that is better suited for their skill level.
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Anaplan

Anaplan is great for modeling processes that are ongoing, and remain relatively the same over time. In other words, if you don't have a solid grasp of your process, or you know there are significant changes that change the way you do things on a not infrequent basis, you may want to wait to build the model in Anaplan until things are more stable or you have a better understanding of the business requirements of what you are trying to build. Wholesale changes to an Anaplan model can be cumbersome and time consuming - though that is not unlike modeling on any other platform. It's also probably not worth your time to build a model in Anaplan if you're only going to use it once - in this case, if it's not too complicated, Excel is probably a better choice
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.6
Anaplan
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Anaplan
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
5.8
Anaplan
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Anaplan

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
Anaplan
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Anaplan
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Anaplan
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.6
Anaplan
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
7.9
Anaplan

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.6
Anaplan
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Anaplan
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.6
Anaplan
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Anaplan
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.9
Anaplan

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Anaplan
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Anaplan
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.7
Anaplan
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.7
Anaplan

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Anaplan
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Anaplan
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Anaplan
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Anaplan

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Anaplan
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Anaplan

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.4
Long-term financial planning
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.4
Financial budgeting
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
8.1
Forecasting
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.6
Scenario modeling
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.5
Management reporting
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.6

Consolidation and Close

Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.5
Financial data consolidation
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.7
Journal entries and reports
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.6
Multi-currency management
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.2
Intercompany Eliminations
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
5.9
Minority Ownership
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.1
Detailed Audit Trails
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.1

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.5
Financial Statement Reporting
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.0
Management Reporting
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
8.3
Excel-based Reporting
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.9
Automated board and financial reporting
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
8.0

Analytics

Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.7
Personalized dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
5.3
Color-coded scorecards
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.0
KPIs
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.4
Benchmarking with external data
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.2

Integration

Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
8.3
Flat file integration
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
8.3
Excel data integration
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
8.3
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
8.2

Pros

  • Alteryx democratizes data and quickly allows analysts the ability to turn data into intelligence. Data exploration can take new depths as users are capable of interrogating larger sets of data in reduced timeframes. Processes timeframes are reduced to fractions of their legacy counterparts.
  • Innovation has been accelerated by using Alteryx to develop quick prototypes that can rapidly be deployed for production use. Similarly, we have used Alteryx to replatform legacy systems. The transition to Alteryx not only reduces the infrastructure requirements, but also places the application/product into a new paradigm for processing, allowing innovative enhancements that were once limited by the legacy system(s).
  • Alteryx is a viral application. We've used Alteryx course training, in-house training, webinars and videos and our user community continues to grow. Alteryx is feature rich and each version of software builds reliably on prior versions. New users quickly come to speed on Alteryx and supoprt requirements for new users is minimal.
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  • Modeling is next level in Anaplan. With a background deep in Excel modeling and the frustrations that come along with it, Anaplan is a breath of fresh air and is actually fun to build and model in.
  • Dashboarding and synchronization. The synchronization feature in Anaplan is one of the greatest things ever. As its core Anaplan models are built around hierarchical lists and dimensions and using similar dimensions in dashboards allows you to synchronize to different views of the same data with simple clicks around a dashboard. It makes reporting and BI extremely user friendly and flexible.
  • Its fast. If you had the same exact model in Excel and Anaplan. That model in Excel would be like riding and old bike with under-inflated tires, while Anaplan would be like driving a Tesla in Ludicrous mode. The ability to have your entire business modeled on a single platform, potentially across multiple models, where when you make a change the entire model updates within seconds, is invaluable in making decisions.
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Cons

  • Faster speed of query
  • More complex join capability. Some more experienced users would like to make more complex joins after the data is in process map rather than a complete preparation before including in process map
  • Connection with Power BI, Tableu, or other graphical data tools would make more seamless intelligence
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  • Larger workspaces.
  • Ongoing support contracts based on LOE.
  • Better formula support and explanation within the model.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics6.5
Based on 14 answers
We've developed a working partnership with Alteryx. As an enablement suite, we're continuing to innovate and deliver great products with use of Alteryx in our solutions. Alteryx use expands to our global product development teams and is in use in multiple parts of our organization. Alteryx also delivers Experian demographic content to other clients in their product offering. We're highly likely to renew, but that decision is way above my pay grade.
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Anaplan8.2
Based on 3 answers
We rely on it heavily. The only way we wouldn't renew is if the price got significantly higher.
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Usability

Alteryx Analytics10.0
Based on 2 answers
Through a graphical UI one can perform engineering and development, other vendors do not have such a code-less interface.
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Anaplan8.2
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

Alteryx Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
I use many programs and compared to others, Alteryx virtually never goes down, freezes up or gives an application error. Over a 4 year time period that I have used this program, any of these may have happened 3 times. It is an incredibly stable program that I feel completely confident in.
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Anaplan10.0
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

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Anaplan9.0
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

Alteryx Analytics9.9
Based on 2 answers
Overall pretty good. Depending on the quality of the question posed the CS team will get back as they are available
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Anaplan8.0
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

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No answers yet
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Anaplan3.0
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

No score
No answers yet
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Anaplan5.0
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

Alteryx Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is really not much to it (the installation, that is). Once you get it installed, along with any of the add-ons (demographics, R, etc.), you are up and running almost immediately. There is really no additional setup. You can immediately begin blending data, running demographics, performing spatial queries, running predictive analysis, etc. And for many of these functions, the learning curve is quite easy.
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Anaplan6.8
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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Breadth of Deployment

Our company kept it contained in the marketing department. Other departments may not understand it.
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Alternatives Considered

  • Alteryx is your own pocket BI tool, that means it's easy to implement and easy to learn
  • You can avoid several trips to your IT department if you start using Alteryx
  • Alteryx is a time-tested application and has a big community of users to support your queries
  • Alteryx connects to most big data platforms
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Anaplan requires less IT support and its calculation engine is far more powerful. Anaplan is also less expensive when total cost of ownership is considered. We also liked that you're able to use Anaplan for a variety of business planning functions rather than having a bespoke tool for budgets or commissions or demand planning etc.
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

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By now forecast accuracy did only fall after the implementation of ANaplan, because implementing such a solution had many problems. The integration IT team was unexperienced and the initial models that were used for planning were facing teething problems. Unfortunately putting Anaplan models in order is really time consuming process, so there is still much to be done.
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Selection Process

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Adaptive and Host Analytics
More flexible and able to handle more data.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Alteryx Analytics7.2
Based on 16 answers
It is very easy to share the platform with a given set of users which makes collaboration really easy. Access control makes it easier for us to give access to different teams for viewing some of the parts with which they might be working without having to worry about the rest getting disturbed.
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Data Integration

Alteryx Analytics8.9
Based on 16 answers
  • Alteryx supports connectivity to a whole range of RDBMS applications, stand-alone files, and big data solutions
  • It's easy to create an ODBC connection and connect to almost anything available in the market
  • Alteryx has partnered with a range of third-party firms to build macros and customized connectors to products like SAP
  • Alteryx offers a range of data preparation tools like select, filter, join, union etc., that makes data preparation easy for the end users
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Scalability

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Anaplan7.0
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

  • Definitely, an increase in employee efficiency. With the right tools and hardware, Alteryx can reduce the processing time significantly.
  • Automation and/or automatic report scheduling frees up a lot of time that can be used elsewhere.
  • Licensing updates are somewhat not handled easily and quite often create issues with modules to run slowly and/or not being active.
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  • I'm sure the impact is positive. We have streamlined many processes and created capacity for our finance team.
  • It's great to have "one source of truth" and know that everyone is looking at the same metrics.
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Pricing Details

Alteryx Analytics

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Alteryx Analytics Editions & Modules
Alteryx Analytics
On-premise Edition
Alteryx Designer
$3,9951
Alteryx Designer with Spatial
$12,9951
Alteryx Designer with Data
$29,9951
Alteryx Server
$45,0002
1. per user, per year
2. per server, per year
SaaS Edition
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
$1,5001
1. per user, per year
Additional Pricing Details
The above prices are in USD for Alteryx products and are per-year subscription prices based on a 3-year contract, with annual payment.

Anaplan

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Anaplan Editions & Modules
Anaplan
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/