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Anaplan

We are really excited and looking forward to exploring the forecasting, and "What If" scenarios. Our current business structure makes it very difficult to forecast and project at any level, and I think Anaplan will be a great solution for us.I think for any business that has multiple, or dynamic, hierarchies Anaplan is a great solution. We have reduced the time spent on these dynamic views by using subsets and properties with in the models.I am looking forward to the increased the communication/connected planning aspect that Anaplan brings to our company. In the past we had thousands of Excel workbooks, some that were too large to email or open. We have seen improved interaction and clear lines of communication for our end users by using Anaplan for our budget process.
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Callidus Commissions

Callidus is well suited for complex plans or large amounts of data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.5
Callidus Commissions
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
7.7
Callidus Commissions
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.5
Callidus Commissions
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Callidus Commissions
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
5.9
Callidus Commissions
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Callidus Commissions
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
7.2
Callidus Commissions
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.0
Callidus Commissions

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Callidus Commissions
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.5
Callidus Commissions
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
Callidus Commissions
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Callidus Commissions
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Callidus Commissions
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
Callidus Commissions
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Callidus Commissions

Integration

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

Sales ICM

Anaplan
Callidus Commissions
7.9
Sales compensation plan creation
Anaplan
Callidus Commissions
8.0
Complex sales crediting
Anaplan
Callidus Commissions
10.0
Sales compensation process automation
Anaplan
Callidus Commissions
9.0
Incentive auditing/regulation compliance
Anaplan
Callidus Commissions
8.0
Sales compensation dashboards & forecasting
Anaplan
Callidus Commissions
6.0
Incentive modeling
Anaplan
Callidus Commissions
6.0
Agile incentive strategy
Anaplan
Callidus Commissions
8.0
ICM mobile visibility
Anaplan
Callidus Commissions
8.0

Pros

  • 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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  • Able to handle just about and sales compensation plan you can think up if the data supports it.
  • Able to process large amounts of data.
  • Strong design allows you to manage large variations to territories and plans at the person/position level without the need for redundant plans/rules.
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Cons

  • 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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  • Processing commissions and updating reports takes too long.
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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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Callidus Commissions6.0
Based on 1 answer
I would use this product if it were needed due to very complex plans/organization
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Implementation

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

Anaplan user case was easy to pull together on our own without consultants. The other tools were more complex to understand and set up.Cost-wise it stacked up nicely against other tools as well
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Callidus has outstanding functionality if you need to implement very complex plans for very large organizations. Their product is not as efficient and easy to use as some competing products and does not work as well out of the box. They may be the right choice for you depending on your needs
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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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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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  • Allows better visibility to sales performance.
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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/

Callidus Commissions

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