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362 Ratings

Anaplan

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

BI Standard Reporting

7.6

Anaplan

76%

Pixel Perfect reports

6.4
64%
1 Rating

Customizable dashboards

8.7
87%
105 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.4

Anaplan

84%

Drill-down analysis

8.6
86%
2 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.5

Anaplan

85%

Publish to Web

9.1
91%
1 Rating

Publish to PDF

8.2
82%
107 Ratings

Report Versioning

8.5
85%
93 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.3
83%
3 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.0

Anaplan

80%

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

8.6
86%
2 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Access Control and Security

9.2

Anaplan

92%

Multi-User Support (named login)

9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

9.4
94%
108 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

7.7

Anaplan

77%

Responsive Design for Web Access

8.6
86%
98 Ratings

Mobile Application

7.4
74%
81 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

7.6
76%
91 Ratings

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

8.9

Anaplan

89%

Long-term financial planning

9.1
91%
185 Ratings

Financial budgeting

9.3
93%
189 Ratings

Forecasting

9.3
93%
200 Ratings

Scenario modeling

9.1
91%
201 Ratings

Management reporting

7.8
78%
199 Ratings

Consolidation and Close

7.0

Anaplan

70%

Financial data consolidation

8.2
82%
150 Ratings

Journal entries and reports

7.2
72%
116 Ratings

Multi-currency management

6.2
62%
11 Ratings

Intercompany Eliminations

6.0
60%
8 Ratings

Minority Ownership

6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Local and consolidated reporting

8.1
81%
140 Ratings

Detailed Audit Trails

7.4
74%
148 Ratings

Financial Reporting and Compliance

8.3

Anaplan

83%

Financial Statement Reporting

8.1
81%
162 Ratings

Management Reporting

8.2
82%
173 Ratings

Excel-based Reporting

7.9
79%
159 Ratings

Automated board and financial reporting

9.0
90%
13 Ratings

Analytics and Reporting

8.7

Anaplan

87%

Personalized dashboards

8.9
89%
199 Ratings

Color-coded scorecards

8.6
86%
183 Ratings

KPIs

8.1
81%
19 Ratings

Cost and profitability analysis

8.6
86%
162 Ratings

Key Performance Indicator setting

9.0
90%
172 Ratings

Benchmarking with external data

8.7
87%
13 Ratings

Integration

8.8

Anaplan

88%

Flat file integration

9.3
93%
198 Ratings

Excel data integration

8.7
87%
184 Ratings

Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

8.4
84%
163 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Anaplan

91%
214 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

Anaplan

88%
6 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Anaplan

90%
4 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Anaplan

91%
3 Ratings

Performance

9.1

Anaplan

91%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Anaplan

91%
6 Ratings

In-Person Training

3.0

Anaplan

30%
1 Rating

Online Training

9.1

Anaplan

91%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Anaplan

91%
25 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Anaplan

91%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Depending on the specific requirements there are areas in which some tools perform better than others or are more adequate than others. For example, Anaplan doesn’t offer the on-premises solution being a natively cloud SaaS; instead, Anaplan allows real-time calculations and refresh of the entire model with the possibility to fully drill down the results. Therefore, a preliminary software selection would be desirable to select the software that best fits the requirements. Anaplan is capable to support and connect very well any planning process, instead, it is not the most appropriate tool for use cases like detailed transactions storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Anaplan

  • Flexibility - the tool can be built the suite the company's needs. It allows for maximum customization for even the most complex business models.
  • Data Integrations - the tool has the ability to connect to many different data sources so that data can be passed seamlessly.
  • Connected Planning - the tool allows for teams across the organization to pass information and data back and forth between models, enhancing the ability to do connected planning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Anaplan

  • Considering a collaborative platform, workflow features need to be more sophisticated to handle event-based triggers.
  • ALM governance is tedious in multiple developers set up, as it does not allow to migrate changes by each developer rather forces to migrate at a model level that includes all changes by all developers.
  • Reporting ability is still limited, many times dependency on other reporting tools is unavoidable.
  • Time referencing (e.g. default today's date) is not possible without engaging an integration interface.
  • NUX pages are rich in features but building pages for DEV/UAT and PROD are not straightforward.
Bikash R Shil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Anaplan

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan

Anaplan 8.8
Based on 6 answers
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.
Alexander Denchev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.0
Based on 4 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

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 3 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

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 3 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

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 6 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

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

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Learning made easy . One of the best trainings i have attended. Training was very detailed training by the trainer, which helped me understand the basics of the model building. Level 1 training was easy and instructor was most helpful here. Level 2 training was challenging but was able to go thru due to understanding of the basics.
Sai Bandaru | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 25 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

Anaplan

Anaplan works well where you have a requirement for complete flexibility, such as in business structure, or in calculation methodology that is bespoke. You can tailor the system to your exact requirements, whereas some products come with pre-built modules that you might struggle to do certain things with. All in all [it] depends on the business requirements as there is a different tool for a different job. Anaplan succeeds in being a very strong all [arounder].
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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

Anaplan

  • The agile implementation methodology used to deploy the system has helped our clients to use and realize the benefits of the system right from the early stages of the implementation.
  • The system can be easily managed and maintained by the end users reducing dependency on IT teams and making business more self-sufficient.
Pavan Kiran Bellamkonda | TrustRadius Reviewer

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