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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

For any sort of planning, Anaplan is a must. Cannot recommend the product or company enough. Great product, fantastic organization. The first Anaplan implementation is the most challenging, but after that, when multiple models and use cases are achieved, the benefits continue to roll in. Anaplan is especially well suited for areas that are currently driven by disparate planning, and drives tremendous growth by giving end users a greater chance to plan together.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.0
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.5
Report Versioning
Anaplan
7.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
8.0

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
6.5
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
6.6

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.6
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
8.5
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
9.0
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
9.1
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.0

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.9
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.8
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.1
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.5

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.2
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
8.8
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.1
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
9.0

Analytics

Anaplan
8.3
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
9.1
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
8.1
KPIs
Anaplan
8.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
8.7
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
8.8
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.0

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.6
Excel data integration
Anaplan
7.8
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.4

Pros

Anaplan

  • Multiple business users from world wide working on similar tasks simultaneously & collaboratively. No need for shared spreadsheets
  • Collaboration & Connected Planning capabilities keep the models in sync
  • Rapid development, deployment & enhancement capabilities attracts quick business adoption across the company
Rama Narravula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Anaplan

  • Enablement -- Anaplan should invest more in both its training capability and training content. Anaplan is not the most difficult tool to learn, but having more foundation in this area would make the ramp-up process significantly easier
  • Storage -- Anaplan is not a data warehouse. This is understandable given data warehousing is not their primary value proposition, but many times we run close to the storage limits of Anaplan, and it would be great if Anaplan had different storage size options for its workspaces.
  • User Interface -- Anaplan's user interface could be streamlined and improved to become more intuitive and accommodate more shortcut keys.
Matthew Kuo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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.
Chris Friederich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan

Anaplan 10.0
Based on 2 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 9.0
Based on 2 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 5 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 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/
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
Based on 24 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

During the selection process at the end of 2012, we were thinking of Excel as the main tool, or an in-house software built by ourselves, however, this would have taken us ages, so we checked what is available on the market. Anaplan was a small start-up at that time, but it helped us to ensure we can customize the software to our needs.
Szilvia Havasreti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • Anaplan has been good to plan future fiscal years, by doing the planning in here and seeing the financial impact certain variables can produce it is easier to make decisions within the company such as hiring, eliminating certain costs etc., to achieve the financial results as set in the company goals.
  • Dashboards have been really helpful for the financial executives as very specific data can be analysed and presented in the dashboards focused to specific financial teams, so it is easier to see the actual results and forecasts.
  • On the negative side, since Anaplan is a complex tool to handle, it is better to have a dedicated resource or resources to the handling in Anplan. Regular business analysts could not handle their regular tasks and doing complex configurations in Anaplan without the help of well trained Anaplan resources, extra dedicated resources are needed to work with Anaplan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Anaplan

General

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

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