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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

FinancialForce Accounting

For accounting systems, users and/or evaluators often want to see some type of matrix or "heads up" comparisons of specific features and functionality of a system in key areas such as:1) General Ledger2) Order to Cash cycle3) Purchase to Pay cycle4) Cash management5) Inventory and/or Cost Accounting (Projects/Jobs, etc)6) Revenue Recognition7) Fixed Assets management8) Budgets9) Tax10) Reports and AnalysisIt would be great if this kind of matrix existed to be filled in by reviewers so that others could benefit from their perspectives about the applications and how they address or handle the specific features/functionality.With respect to FinancialForce, the company has found that nearly all the key features it needed were available from the application.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
FinancialForce Accounting
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
FinancialForce Accounting

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.4
FinancialForce Accounting
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.8
FinancialForce Accounting
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.7
FinancialForce Accounting

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.1
FinancialForce Accounting
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.1
FinancialForce Accounting

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.3
FinancialForce Accounting
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
8.3
FinancialForce Accounting
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
6.7
FinancialForce Accounting
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
7.3
FinancialForce Accounting
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
6.8
FinancialForce Accounting

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.7
FinancialForce Accounting
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
8.3
FinancialForce Accounting
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.9
FinancialForce Accounting
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
FinancialForce Accounting
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
9.0
FinancialForce Accounting
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.6
FinancialForce Accounting

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.2
FinancialForce Accounting
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.4
FinancialForce Accounting
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.9
FinancialForce Accounting
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
FinancialForce Accounting
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
FinancialForce Accounting
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
FinancialForce Accounting
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.3
FinancialForce Accounting
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.6
FinancialForce Accounting

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
FinancialForce Accounting
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.7
FinancialForce Accounting
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
7.4
FinancialForce Accounting
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
9.0
FinancialForce Accounting

Analytics

Anaplan
8.3
FinancialForce Accounting
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
9.0
FinancialForce Accounting
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
8.3
FinancialForce Accounting
KPIs
Anaplan
8.0
FinancialForce Accounting
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
8.6
FinancialForce Accounting
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
8.7
FinancialForce Accounting
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.0
FinancialForce Accounting

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
FinancialForce Accounting
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.0
FinancialForce Accounting
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting

Payroll Management

Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.4
Pay calculation
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.5
Benefit plan administration
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0
Direct deposit files
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.5
Reimbursement management
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0

Customization

Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0
API for custom integration
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0
Plug-ins
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0

Security

Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
9.1
Single sign-on capability
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
9.4
Role-based user permissions
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.8

Reporting & Analytics

Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.6
Dashboards
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.1
Standard reports
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
6.9
Custom reports
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.8
Accounts payable
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.5
Accounts receivable
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.0
Cash management
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.6
Bank reconciliation
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.2
Expense management
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
9.0
Time tracking
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.0
Fixed asset management
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.7
Multi-currency support
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0
Multi-division support
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
6.0
Regulations compliance
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.5
Electronic tax filing
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
9.0
Self-service portal
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.6
Global Financial Support
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.0
Intercompany Accounting
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.1
Journals and Reconciliations
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.1
Enterprise Accounting
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.2
Configurable Accounting
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
7.2
Centralized Rules Framework
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.3
Standardized Processes
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0

Inventory Management

Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0
Inventory tracking
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0
Automatic reordering
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0
Location management
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0
Manufacturing module
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

Order Management

Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.1
Pricing
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0
Order entry
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0
Credit card processing
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.5
Cost of goods sold
Anaplan
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0

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

FinancialForce Accounting

  • User interface is more modern and user-friendly than other software
  • Dashboards allow for good visual interpretation
  • Reports are able to be customized to better fit users' needs
Anonymous | 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

FinancialForce Accounting

  • Since SalesForce was not made with accounting in mind, building FinancialForce as a module on top of SalesForce gives problems because the overarching architect of SalesForce cannot facilitate all the accounting requirements.
  • The FinancialForce integration team was not very good, and did not help us set up our FinancialForce very well. Their customer support is also lacking and takes a long time to respond and troubleshoot our problems.
  • FinancialForce doesn't actually build financial statement reports. We were only able to run a trial balance, and we had to build the statements ourselves in Excel.
Anonymous | 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

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The company has now converted its legacy, "home grown" operations system and built it on the force.com platform, and the integration between it and FinancialForce is deeply entrenched. No other application would be able to replicate this functionality, and the company will be able to scale and leverage the force.com platform as it grows.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Change management is always an issue, but the evidence of the application's usability is that both long-time employees (used to the legacy systems for many years) and newer employees have been able to learn the system and improve their business processes.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Unless the internet is completely unavailable - which has not happened yet - the application is always accessible. Since FinancialForce is built on the force.com platform, it's uptime is tied to Salesforce security and system performance standards
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 9.0
Based on 1 answer
If Visualforce pages are enabled, they sometimes slow down the load time.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The response time for FinancialForce is exemplary. Immediate acknowledgement of the support request by automatically logging a case/ticket on the provider side, then less than 24-hour follow up by a support team member with specific questions, information or resolution for the issue.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FinancialForce Accounting

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

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Through its Xtra login website available to its customers, FinancialForce offers a complete set of online, video tutorials, training and documentation. Each tutorial is "bite-sized", meaning it imparts instructional, step-by-step information in 2-3 minute narrated videos. For a particular cycle or process, like invoices to payments for example, each tutorial builds on the last so that the user can get a complete picture of the steps and process in less than 10 minutes.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The company decided to run parallel for three months in order to soften the impact of the change from the legacy "system" - which users had been interfacing with for over a decade - to FinancialForce. While not recommended, this did provide time for the in-house "super user" team of 2 people to become completely familiar with the application, and thus provide hands-on training and be a resource for the users who would be processing the daily accounting transactions.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FinancialForce Accounting

Compared to other accounting software FinancialForce Accounting has its good and bad aspects but overall it is a good option. Reporting directly from FinancialForce Accounting can be difficult to do, but standard accounting tasks are straightforward and not time-consuming to complete in FinacialForce Accounting. In addition, it has a few very useful tools and capabilities, such as the multi-currency multi-location capabilities, that are difficult to match
Anonymous | 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

FinancialForce Accounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

FinancialForce Accounting

  • Beneficial to easily be able to track impact of fluctuating currencies.
  • Integration with Salesforce.com reduced/elimintated manual entry which saves various colleagues time.
  • Increased visibility over the entire sales cycle because of the integration between Salesforce.com & FinancialForce Accounting.
Anonymous | 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

FinancialForce Accounting

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
8.8
FinancialForce Accounting
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
FinancialForce Accounting
9.0

Support Rating

Anaplan
9.1
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
FinancialForce Accounting

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
FinancialForce Accounting

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