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Score 8.4 out of 101
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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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Demandbase

When an organization has industry-specific content and/or wants to target a certain group in specific. Demandbase integrates well with Google Analytics and helps the organization see the companies you are trying to target some content to and check if they are interacting with it. I wouldn't recommend Demandbase to companies that do not need to segment their content by industry; because it might not be necessary and it can be very expensive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Demandbase
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.4
Demandbase
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
Demandbase
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Demandbase
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Demandbase
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
Demandbase
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Demandbase

Integration

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

Pros

  • Real - time - the cloud based technology allows all changes & its impact is visible in real time.
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  • Helps B2B companies see what companies, industries and types of companies are interested in their products
  • Allows companies to proactively target content based upon type of company or company size
  • Allows companies to use online chat for specific companies that they are targeting in the sales process
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Cons

  • The actions could be improved - make it obvious what the sources and targets of the are so we don't have to guess or put them in the action names. Also get a native scheduler! That's so simple and it's very frustrating and expensive to have to build/buy our own.
  • Reporting and UI still have a long way to go. Simple things like being able to alphabetize/order what you see on the screen, or add a rich color pallet to choose from.
  • User access management could improve. We need to have model level admins that don't have access to everything in the workspace. Also the tenant admin space doesn't work effectively. I can't remove a user from all models simultaneously. I also can't see all models a user has access to from the tenant admin space.
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  • There will always be improvements that can be made to increase accuracy of visitor identification, especially from smaller companies using local ISP's
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Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan8.2
Based on 3 answers
We rely on it heavily. The only way we wouldn't renew is if the price got significantly higher.
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Demandbase9.3
Based on 10 answers
It is a technology that we simply can not afford to live without.
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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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Demandbase9.5
Based on 4 answers
Demandbase was very responsive in integrating their technology with our SiteCatalyst data and also upgrading their IP database.
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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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Demandbase9.0
Based on 1 answer
We were able to implement quickly.
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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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Demandbase10.0
Based on 3 answers
The consultant did a fantastic job in integrating Demandbase with Adobe Insight so we could leverage it to full potential. We also customized the industry groups specific to our company.
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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan was selected by management without technical expertise. Now there is no way back.
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We have reviewed over half a dozen ABM Platform companies but Demandbase stood out the most because their platform is intuitive and many of our business partners recommended them. After seeing a few demos from Demandbase, we were confident that we were making the right choice. We also like the fact they have this ABM conference every year where they do a great job hosting it. I was impressed with the knowledge of people that worked for Demandbase where they knew a lot of challenges we faced because we had too many companies we are trying to market to
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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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  • Account Based Marketing strategies and insights have enabled our ABM programs.
  • Negative: IP based targeting and CPM when I'm not confident I'm really reaching the buyers at the accounts I want to penetrate.
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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/

Demandbase

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