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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Anaplan is great for collaborative planning and complex business models that require frequent updates and quick feedback. Ease of use, ease of development, deployment & maintenance accelerates business adoptionIt's not a great reporting or analytics tool. Limited model sizes limit the capability to capture large data sets and need for Data Warehouse for plan over plan & historic analysis and reporting
Rama Narravula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

CA PPM is especially good for Agile Framework users from big companies because big companies cannot use only PMI based Project Management frameworks, but also have to use an appropriate project Agile frameworks (like Scrum, Kamban). So you have to use both of them on the appropriate projects. In this case if you don't use one tool for both frameworks you could get stuck for doing resource management. CA PPM is solving this problem perfectly.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.4
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.8
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.5
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.7
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.1
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.1
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.3
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
8.3
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
6.7
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
7.3
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
6.8
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.7
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
8.3
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.9
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
9.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.6
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.2
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.4
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.9
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.6
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.5
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
7.4
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Analytics

Anaplan
8.3
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
9.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
8.3
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
KPIs
Anaplan
8.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
8.6
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
8.7
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.5
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.5
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Pros

Anaplan

  • Allows the business to link different planning streams into one place
  • Gives users a single source to view data, no more comparing offline templates in excel
  • Intuitive new UX that allows us to be more customizable when tailoring to needs of end-users
Scott Eckman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

  • CA PPM is for all types of employees with busy schedules or who can not work in the office at a certain time.
  • Supports Scrum, Kanban and other Agile Frameworks. It's very important for a PPM tool because Agile Transformation is the Top Trend. Every PPM tool has to work with both frameworks.
  • CA Clarity's analysis functions are impressive, and give the best clean graphic representations depend on your data. The software, overall, is very feature-rich.
  • Allows you to provide the right amount of detail within the stories and acceptance criteria. From tasks to stories, stories to features, and so on.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | 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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

  • The best side is also the bad side: It requires too much effort to link stories to features, it's too hard to see the details and requires too much effort to do that.
  • Because it is feature-rich tool learning the tool took a while, so that training must do so as well.
  • The features are all a little bit hidden. It would be better to improve the UI with UX.
  • License cost is quite high as compared with other tools like JIRA.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | 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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
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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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
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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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
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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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
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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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

  • Agile framework support is the best attribute for CA PPM.
  • Integrating capability within your whole back office (HR, Finance, P2P, ...)
  • Story linking capability is a distinctive feature in our purchase of this product.
  • It is so customizable inside the CA PPM where you can set up all types of filters. This is the best part of Clarity for me.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | 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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
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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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

  • CA PPM made us transparent. We used the charts and graphs to show executives our progress for every iteration. There was no need to progress meetings so everything visible.
  • We have gained the ability to link stories with tasks. In this way we were not in need of extra effort for linking them in Excel or asking over and over again for developers and stories development.
  • Single source of truth on the overall project portfolio and program. Clear insights in demand and capacity for all business departments and espacially for internal IT. There was no more need to argue on demand, capacity, priority and devlopment of projects.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | 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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
8.8
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Support Rating

Anaplan
9.1
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

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