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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics

Well suited: if an organization already has a lot of running ETLs or pipelines but need to systemize them, Alteryx is a good choice. It would be good to figure out how well Alteryx would be harmonized with the existing components, but in a general sense, it may be well harmonized. Less appropriate: Alteryx is good for "automation", but some data developers and analysts may prefer to remain and keep using SQL tools. One should be careful of not just adding "one more layer or tool" into the existing pipeline and make it more complicated to manage.
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Anaplan

Because it is flexible, Anaplan is well suited for complex global organizations. We are a multi-matrix organization therefore, having the ability to establish multiple hierarchies in data hub and use those to slice and dice in the spoke models improves efficiency and accuracy. We are in the early stages of our implementation therefore, we are yet to encounter scenarios where Anaplan is not appropriate. My guess would be that if you have a small company with little complexity, then you might consider a less powerful tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
Anaplan
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Anaplan
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
6.7
Anaplan
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Anaplan

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
Anaplan
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Anaplan
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Anaplan
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.5
Anaplan
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Anaplan

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.7
Anaplan
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Anaplan
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.5
Anaplan
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Anaplan
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.9
Anaplan

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
Anaplan
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Anaplan
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.5
Anaplan
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
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
7.5
Long-term financial planning
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.4
Financial budgeting
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
8.1
Forecasting
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.7
Scenario modeling
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.5
Management reporting
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.7

Consolidation and Close

Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.5
Financial data consolidation
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.7
Journal entries and reports
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.5
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
7.2
Detailed Audit Trails
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.0

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.6
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
8.3

Analytics

Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
6.7
Personalized dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
5.4
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
7.5
Benchmarking with external data
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
7.1

Integration

Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
8.3
Flat file integration
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
8.4
Excel data integration
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
8.3
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Alteryx Analytics
Anaplan
8.2

Pros

  • User-friendly interface - the tool structure and general workspace are very easy to pick up on. Short learning curve from "no experience" to "beginner user".
  • Standardization - modules/wizards allow a single tool to generate results for multiple clients, all through the use of a few actions/inputs.
  • Analytics - wide range of statistical analytics tools makes it easy for a user to look at data and provide simple summary statistics, while also having the ability to build advanced regression models.
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  • Anaplan is great at organizing data. You can have one module for importing and then other modules that feed from there. It acts as a one stop shop for data that comes from several different SQL tables. Plus the pivot function is so easy to use.
  • Anaplan is money when it comes to modeling. You can test scenarios with different subsets changing one data point which will flow through all modules and particular versions that you need it to.
  • I am able to keep a very detailed and constantly updated hierarchy in Anaplan. From there I can branch off subsets that I need to test, such as bottom stores, merged stores, closing stores....thus I can extrapolate or dismiss certain groups. I also love Selective Access. Operators can see their group only and efficiently make changes to the forecast where they see fit.
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Cons

  • Excel reporting - reports in PDF are fairly straightforward, but trying to output results in Excel can prove to be tricky/ugly.
  • Chart creation - current chart tool is very basic; needs to be a way to customize the look/feel of a chart more, as well as an easier way to incorporate "big" data that can be easily reported on/viewed.
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  • The charts. It has been a battle for years to have Anaplan add little nuaces here and there. For example, you can't change the font on tables on a dashboard. The little things do matter. Most of the time I just export my data and create a graph in Excel.
  • If I want to add an available column to my view, I have to show all on everything and then dig through ALL the rows/columns on the screen. It's like having to create the (original carefully constructed) view from scratch.
  • Desktop Support is weak. When we first acquired it was one of the strengths of anaplan. Gurus were always available and you could solve a problem at first contact via a GoToMeeting. Nowadays guru availability is spotty and it usually takes several conversations where someone has to ask someone else how to solve the issue. By the time I finally get an answer I've already found an alternative and have moved on to something else.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics6.5
Based on 14 answers
The product fulfills business needs and it is a pleasure to work with the provider.
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Anaplan8.2
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

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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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Anaplan8.1
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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
No answers on this topic
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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Anaplan6.7
Based on 12 answers
I won't rate this low due to the 3rd party consultant, because overall the implementation with Anaplan went great. We had working models in our first month of having Anaplan, and have been able to branch out into multiple facets of the business in the 3 years since our first implementation.
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Alternatives Considered

Talend is primarily for data integration and has quite advanced capabilities. But the user has to be more technical. Alteryx makes the process simple and any user can make use of its features.Tableau was a good choice for data visualization. We needed beautiful charts and ways to represent data. Alteryx falls short in this aspect.
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Anaplan provided a whiteboard that allowed us to set up our unique business as we saw fit. Other programs had built-in forecasting modules that we needed to adapt to. Our company is retail but also collections so flexibility was the key when making the final decision. Plus, Anaplan seemed more cutting edge, new school, in comparison to the other competitors.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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 increased employee efficiency.
  • The company was able to offer more products to better serve the customers. Site selection with a click, more detailed segmentation, etc.
  • The program itself made the job more enjoyable. The ease of the software and also "Lego"-like interface made going to work fun.
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  • 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

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/