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Score 8.5 out of 101
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Score 7.1 out of 101

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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Host Analytics

If you can use their provide Boomi integration, you may have a better experience because they say they'll have greater insight to data loads than we seem to have with our own Boomi integration. I also consider that we have had Host Analytics for several years and think we would benefit from a reimplementation (a somewhat common scenario with systems (or cars or girlfriends): "that system looks much more attractive, I'm ditching this... or maybe I should consider revisiting some basics")
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.2
Host Analytics
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.2
Host Analytics

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.0
Host Analytics
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.3
Host Analytics
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.3
Host Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.3
Host Analytics

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
6.9
Host Analytics
5.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
6.9
Host Analytics
5.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.4
Host Analytics
7.0
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.8
Host Analytics
7.0
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.7
Host Analytics
7.0
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
Host Analytics
7.0
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
8.3
Host Analytics
7.0
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Host Analytics
7.0

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.1
Host Analytics
5.7
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.6
Host Analytics
7.0
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.3
Host Analytics
6.2
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Host Analytics
7.0
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Host Analytics
6.6
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Host Analytics
1.1
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.1
Host Analytics
8.1
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.6
Host Analytics
4.1

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.0
Host Analytics
7.8
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.2
Host Analytics
7.7
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.8
Host Analytics
8.1
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
5.3
Host Analytics
8.9
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.6
Host Analytics
7.4
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Anaplan
Host Analytics
7.1

Analytics

Anaplan
6.9
Host Analytics
4.1
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
6.6
Host Analytics
2.9
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
7.1
Host Analytics
4.5
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Host Analytics
3.4
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Host Analytics
6.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
6.9
Host Analytics
4.5
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Host Analytics
3.1

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Host Analytics
7.0
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.8
Host Analytics
7.0
Excel data integration
Anaplan
7.5
Host Analytics
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.7
Host Analytics
5.1

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
Host Analytics
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
Host Analytics
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Host Analytics
8.0

Pros

Anaplan

  • We really like the Data Hub concept. We are working on multiple projects with regards to aggregating data from multiple sources, and Data Hub has worked well for us thus far.
  • Agility is key for our businesses and we feel that Anaplan gives us the ability to remain flexible and reactive to the changes throughout our businesses.
  • As a administrator I really like the resources provided by Anaplan such as Anapedia. It makes it really simple to ask questions and find answers if we are having difficulty with certain items.
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Host Analytics

  • Cloud based platform enhances collaboration
  • Dynamic models increase efficiency
  • user friendly
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Cons

Anaplan

  • Larger workspaces.
  • Ongoing support contracts based on LOE.
  • Better formula support and explanation within the model.
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Host Analytics

  • Reporting can be very technical in nature. Once built it is very powerful but maintenance takes a strong programmatic mindset.
  • While most anything is possible in Host's ability to be customized to meet specific needs, a tangled web can be designed that requires good administrative know how of key power users to know where to look when something strange occurs. The tools are there to do it but sometimes complexity is needed to drive and automate.
  • Seeding of scenarios can be finicky and something that has to be well understood before proceeding. While seeding is powerful and essential to easy routine in forecasting, knowing what not to do on initial builds of templates will help. Sometimes templates get built with a get the data in mindset but not to facilitate seeding so that needs to be better understood before building templates goes too far.
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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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Host Analytics

Host Analytics 8.6
Based on 12 answers
We currently have no plans to change our forecasting tool.
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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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Host Analytics

Host Analytics 7.3
Based on 6 answers
While there is still room for improvement (and I know they are working on it), I think Host Analytics is very user friendly, overall. Breaking the modules down, I give Reporting an A. It's very easy to learn, especially for those already familiar with Excel. The Budget model is a solid B as it takes a bit longer to learn.
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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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Host Analytics

Host Analytics 8.2
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Host Analytics

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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Host Analytics

Host Analytics 8.5
Based on 6 answers
Everyone is very responsive and is willing to jump on a call to help. We set up weekly calls with our CFL representative during the first month of Go-Live. This really helped us solve problems before they got out of hand. When using the Community, I also see representatives on there answering questions
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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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Host Analytics

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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Host Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
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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Host Analytics

Host Analytics 9.1
Based on 5 answers
Be sure you understand all the language in the initial contract as to what is included and what is not. The BRDD document although more detailed and also a signed document is not a contract and Host will not necessarily honor that document.Be sure your solutions architect has been with Host awhile and done numerous other implementations. The better qualified they are the better your implementation will go.Do you own homework, and be ready with your own documentation on process, what your proposed dimensions are and fields with the data to populate them.
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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

It made sense to use Anaplan as it had already been built up by our sales and supply chain teams.
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Host Analytics

Vena was a close second in our selection process. We liked the smaller price tag and faster start up time. It s use of Excel was attractive. However, we did not feel that it would be able to grow with us. It was only good for the short run. Adaptive had some good features. Where Host won was in the reporting features. We felt more ease in the building of reports and connecting to data.
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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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Host Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • I'm sure the impact is positive. We have streamlined many processes and created capacity for our finance team.
  • It's great to have "one source of truth" and know that everyone is looking at the same metrics.
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Host Analytics

  • Too new of users to know
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Pricing Details

Anaplan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Anaplan Editions & Modules

Anaplan
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/

Host Analytics

General

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

Host Analytics Editions & Modules

Host Analytics
Edition
Corporate
1
Enterprise
1. Per User per Month
Modules
Host Analytics Planning
Host Analytics Consolidation
Host Analytics Modeling
Additional Pricing Details
http://www.hostanalytics.com/about/contact-us

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