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Likelihood to Recommend

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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APS

APS does a fantastic job of helping us with payroll processing and HR management. The software is easy to use. The multiple user access makes the various management approvals easy and the reporting helps out in multiple areas. We also backup all our HR records to the cloud with their secure docs module
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.5
APS
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
APS
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
APS
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
APS
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
APS
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.7
APS

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
APS
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
APS
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
APS
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
APS
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.2
APS

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
APS
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.4
APS
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
APS
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
APS
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
APS
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
APS
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.2
APS

Integration

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

Human Resource Management

Anaplan
APS
8.5
Employee demographic data
Anaplan
APS
9.4
Employment history
Anaplan
APS
8.7
Job profiles and administration
Anaplan
APS
8.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Anaplan
APS
8.2
Organizational charting
Anaplan
APS
7.9
Organization and location management
Anaplan
APS
8.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Anaplan
APS
8.4

Payroll Management

Anaplan
APS
8.5
Pay calculation
Anaplan
APS
9.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Anaplan
APS
5.7
Benefit plan administration
Anaplan
APS
8.2
Direct deposit files
Anaplan
APS
9.9
Salary revision and increment management
Anaplan
APS
9.0
Reimbursement management
Anaplan
APS
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Anaplan
APS
8.7
Approval workflow
Anaplan
APS
9.4
Balance details
Anaplan
APS
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Anaplan
APS
8.3

Employee Self Service

Anaplan
APS
8.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
Anaplan
APS
9.4
Update personal information
Anaplan
APS
9.5
View company policy documentation
Anaplan
APS
8.1
Employee recognition
Anaplan
APS
7.6
View job history
Anaplan
APS
8.6

Asset Management

Anaplan
APS
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Anaplan
APS
8.0

HR Reporting

Anaplan
APS
8.4
Report builder
Anaplan
APS
9.2
Pre-built reports
Anaplan
APS
8.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Anaplan
APS
7.4

Onboarding

Anaplan
APS
9.0
New hire portal
Anaplan
APS
9.3
Manager tracking tools
Anaplan
APS
8.7

Performance and Goals

Anaplan
APS
7.8
Corporate goal setting
Anaplan
APS
8.1
Individual goal setting
Anaplan
APS
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
Anaplan
APS
8.2
Performance tracking
Anaplan
APS
6.9

Performance Management

Anaplan
APS
8.0
Performance plans
Anaplan
APS
7.9
Performance improvement plans
Anaplan
APS
7.0
Review status tracking
Anaplan
APS
8.4
Review reminders
Anaplan
APS
8.3
Multiple review frequency
Anaplan
APS
8.5

Succession Planning

Anaplan
APS
5.0
Create succession plans/pools
Anaplan
APS
5.0
Candidate ranking
Anaplan
APS
5.0

Recruiting / ATS

Anaplan
APS
8.8
Job Requisition Management
Anaplan
APS
9.2
Company Website Posting
Anaplan
APS
9.2
Publish to Social Media
Anaplan
APS
9.2
Job Search Site Posting
Anaplan
APS
8.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Anaplan
APS
7.6
Applicant Tracking
Anaplan
APS
8.4
Notifications and Alerts
Anaplan
APS
9.2

Pros

  • Real - time - the cloud based technology allows all changes & its impact is visible in real time.
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  • CUSTOMER SERVICE. They are so helpful and you get a really quick response. You don't ever sit on hold for hours on end and you get the RIGHT answer or resolution to your problem. We previously had ADP which was a nightmare so APS Online customer service has made our bi-weekly payroll runs a breeze.
  • Customizable - we were able to make any adjustments as needed to our different departments, types of rates, types of vacation accruals etc. With the great customer service we can explain exactly what needs to change and they take care of it right away.
  • Transition from your old provider - APS Online worked with us and pulled in all of our old information. It made our workload a lot easier. They even helped pull reports for us to use from our old system which has helped us complete various workers comp audits.
  • Reporting - through APS Online you can create SO many custom reports. Its easy to use and very intuitive.
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Cons

  • I believe user set up within Anaplan is one of the areas that could be improved greatly.
  • Workflow is another area that I believe could be improved. Currently, I do not believe, there is a way to create an action against workflow. This would be a great benefit rather than moving the item to complete or in progress if you could write an action for it.
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  • I have been disappointed in the communication between the programming department and its clients. I'm very impressed with the representatives such as Georgia, April and team, but not pleased with the turnaround time on solving issues. There was very little communication and only when I started the communication was there a reply.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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APS9.7
Based on 6 answers
I have been using the system for over a year now and feel more comfortable with the functionality of it. I have just recently implemented the benefit administration portion.
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Usability

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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APS9.5
Based on 4 answers
Very well streamlined, easy to understand, very intuitive
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Reliability and Availability

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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APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Performance

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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APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Support

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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APS9.9
Based on 3 answers
There is one primary account representative that we contact on a regular basis. If she is unavailable, there are others on her team. It does seem that our implementation was more complex than others that have been installed, so fixes are not as easily remedied.
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In-Person Training

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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APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Even if it wasn't in-person on location, we felt like we had our trainer in the room with us.
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Online Training

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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APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Implementation

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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APS8.7
Based on 4 answers
It would have been helpful to understand the phases of the implementation up front so I could have prepared differently for enrollments, billing, and transfer of information to payroll. At the end of the day, I'm happy with the selection and the system and anticipate I will like it better as we go along. We have done a number of other system implementations in the past few years, and this has been pretty painless, however, I've had a few surprises.
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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan was selected by management without technical expertise. Now there is no way back.
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This is the only payroll service I have used. It has been a good experience and learning opportunity
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

Anaplan has transformed the way we operate our finance department. We have slashed the amount of time it takes to build manual reports and instead can focus our energy on providing greater detail and insight for our budget managers. We've reduced our processing time from 3 days down to 15-30 minutes per month. We also can provide data to our end users that they never have had access to before
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Selection Process

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

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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APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • APS OnLine has helped us streamline the payroll process by freeing up our time of not having to personally cut and sign weekly paychecks. We don't have to rely on check signers to be present which has helped our timeliness as well.
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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/

APS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Our Payroll solution is offered as a standalone service, but additional solutions must be used in conjunction with our Payroll solution. This ensures the best possible user experience for our customers.