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Score 8.4 out of 101
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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Anaplan is great for a finance use case. Specifically, the reporting capabilities have greatly improved our monthly processes. Our Finance team used to spend 3 days monthly building reports in excel, now we can load data in about 15 minutes and all our reports are refreshed and ready to go.
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IBM Campaign

It’s fantastic for a list-based generation. I’ve been in a number of fortune 500-row class organizations using the tool and for the most part, there’s very little and can’t do.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
IBM Campaign
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
IBM Campaign
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
IBM Campaign
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.2
IBM Campaign

Pros

  • Anaplan provides a lot of flexibility in how to build your model. It has all of the calculation abilities that Excel has but can handle much more data.
  • Anaplan's use of lists and dimensions makes it easier to update a rolling financial plan using external data sources like our ERP, HRIS, and CRM.
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  • Contact History of our campaigns.
  • Response History to know what kind of campaigns work well.
  • Extremely powerful. If you have the right access to the database, the sky is the limit.
  • Perfect for larger companies in telecommunications or banking.
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Cons

  • The number of options for charts and graphs is substantially smaller than in Excel.
  • Pricing is space based so adding more to the model can come at a price.
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  • Speed of loading reports
  • Filters! More filtering options with the ability to do and/or arguements
  • Making geographic and other such data not something that developers have to turn on/ off
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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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IBM Campaign8.7
Based on 12 answers
I believe this product will no longer be active soon so I would not recommend it.
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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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IBM Campaign8.0
Based on 1 answer
I think it is easy to use, if you don't have to do to complex selections.
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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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IBM Campaign3.0
Based on 1 answer
I didn't use the Unica support since it is with IBM, only before.
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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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IBM Campaign7.2
Based on 2 answers
- We had to rebuild a part of the datamart afterwards to tighten up and simplify the selection process. But as it was too time consuming to rebuild all the existing campaigns, we no run campaigns on different versions of the datamart. - The response tracking of the campaigns never worked out well, it was impossible to implement a direct response where there is a link between the lead and the response in our operational process
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Alternatives Considered

Modeling and what I call the "brains" is much better in Anaplan. You can create several different model types that can all feed into a single budget or plan.What Anaplan really lacks is the ad-hoc ability that is in Hyperion. You can't identify your dimensions and find the data sitting in that spot, the data just isn't setup that way in Anaplan. This makes answering some detail questions more difficult than it would be in Hyperion. for that reason, we are using Anaplan for the modeling, and Hyperion for the data storage. It would be nice to be able to sunset Hyperion though....
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Adobe is more advanced. I would choose an Adobe product if I needed to purchase one.
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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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  • More insight into campaign 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/

IBM Campaign

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