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Score 8.5 out of 101
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Score 8.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Well Suited
  • Any process that you expect to change frequently.
  • A process within a dynamic environment, such as high tech / the startup world, where you expect significant business process changes.
  • Any process that requires a significant number of collaborators.
  • Any process where you intend for users to update logic with Excel-like formulas.
  • Any process where using Google Docs has failed to accommodate your needs for data integrity.
Less Appropriate
  • Data visualization - Anaplan has capabilities here, but other tools are more focused on this.
  • Data storage - Anaplan is not a data warehouse and has limits on what you can store.
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Demandbase

My experience is only within B2B. Great technology to use for B2B marketing to named accounts. I recommend working with their customer success team during implementation
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.2
Demandbase
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.2
Demandbase

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.0
Demandbase
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.3
Demandbase
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.3
Demandbase
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.3
Demandbase

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
6.9
Demandbase
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
6.9
Demandbase

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.4
Demandbase
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.8
Demandbase
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.7
Demandbase
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.9
Demandbase
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
8.3
Demandbase
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Demandbase

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.1
Demandbase
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.6
Demandbase
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.3
Demandbase
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Demandbase
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Demandbase
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Demandbase
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.1
Demandbase
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.6
Demandbase

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.0
Demandbase
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.2
Demandbase
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.8
Demandbase
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
5.3
Demandbase
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.6
Demandbase

Analytics

Anaplan
7.0
Demandbase
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
6.6
Demandbase
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
7.1
Demandbase
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Demandbase
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Demandbase
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
6.9
Demandbase
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Demandbase

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Demandbase
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.8
Demandbase
Excel data integration
Anaplan
7.5
Demandbase
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.7
Demandbase

Pros

Anaplan

  • Version Control -- by having one cloud-based source for our primary data, there rarely are questions about which data points to use. Everyone understands this and can reference our single source of truth.
  • Flexibility -- Anaplan is great in maintaining a balance between being a formal system, but being flexible enough to update quickly. We adopted Anaplan shortly after our IPO, when our company was still changing rapidly, and have been able to incorporate all of our business process changes into the tool.
  • Collaboration -- Anaplan allows us to have hundreds of users logged into the tool, updating information all at the same time. This was particularly useful during our account based planning implementation, when we had a number of sales managers and reps contributing their forecasts all at once.
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Demandbase

  • Demandbase is a reverse IP technology which plugs into your website and maps a visitor on your website to large enterprises (in real-time) and reveals crucial attributes such as industry, size, revenue, location etc. They have improved their match rate in the US from 16-20% to 33-35% in the US. Outside of the US the match rate is low, around 10%. This is most useful for a B2B company. If you use the demandbase technology on your website then you can tell apart the visits coming from your potential or existing client companies and serve them better. It opens up a world of possibilities of learning about what products and services your future or existing clients are interested in and what kind of support they are looking for - by marrying web analytics data with Demandbase.
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Cons

Anaplan

  • Performance - in the case of complex business cases, the size of Anaplan is increasing drastically, and even a simple click would take more than it should.
  • UI - The User interface needs to be improved: group/expand hierarchy, "Ctrl " + select option to allow multi selection, Content page clean up, easier "Drag & drop" when customizing or building exports.
  • Review & enhance the type of security user roles.
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Demandbase

  • This technology only works for visits emerging from large enterprises. If the visitor is accessing your website from outside of his/her company network (e.g. working from home and using an ISP) then you can not identify those visits. Also, if there is IP-spoofing used by some large/mid-size corporations then you can get falsified data.
  • Same logic holds for small or micro businesses where the business uses an ISP (internet service provider such as Comcast or AT&T) to browse your website then those visits can not be mapped back to a particular small/micro business.
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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
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Demandbase

Demandbase 9.3
Based on 10 answers
It is a technology that we simply can not afford to live without.
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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.
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Demandbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan

Anaplan 10.0
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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Demandbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.0
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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Demandbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Anaplan

Anaplan 8.1
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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Demandbase

Demandbase 9.5
Based on 4 answers
I send all of my questions to our rep and I get quick responses and she is great about also following up with the support team to make sure my questions were answered.
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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.
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Demandbase

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/
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Demandbase

Demandbase 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We were able to implement quickly.
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Implementation

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
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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Demandbase

Demandbase 10.0
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

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.
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Demandbase

We work with Demandbase because of their breadth of offerings. From media, ABM account insights on your campaign to the web, it can enable anyone to get up and running with a Digital ABM strategy
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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.
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Demandbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • 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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Demandbase

  • Demandbase provided positive impact on our business objectives because we can closely monitor how we are doing with accounts we are targeting. We were able to put our marketing dollars in right places and our executives are happy because we can show them the progress of our ABM efforts, all in real-time.
  • We can easily show our ROI through Analytics which is very easy to use and understand. We can provide great examples on how we are optimizing our programmatic advertising.
  • Our sales team is happy that they can see which of their accounts are engaging with us more and consuming more content we created.
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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

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