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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

Infor M3

For a mid-sized company, it is a decent choice. Other ERP vendors will give you a better employee self-service portal. I'm assuming Lawson's price point is lower than those, however.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
Infor M3
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
Infor M3

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.4
Infor M3
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.8
Infor M3
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.5
Infor M3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.7
Infor M3

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.1
Infor M3
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.1
Infor M3

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.3
Infor M3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
8.3
Infor M3
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
6.7
Infor M3
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
7.3
Infor M3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
6.8
Infor M3

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.7
Infor M3
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
8.3
Infor M3
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.9
Infor M3
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
Infor M3
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
9.0
Infor M3
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.6
Infor M3

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.2
Infor M3
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.4
Infor M3
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.9
Infor M3
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Infor M3
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Infor M3
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Infor M3
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Infor M3
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.6
Infor M3

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.5
Infor M3
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Infor M3
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Infor M3
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
7.4
Infor M3
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Infor M3

Analytics

Anaplan
8.3
Infor M3
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
9.0
Infor M3
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
8.3
Infor M3
KPIs
Anaplan
8.0
Infor M3
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
8.6
Infor M3
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
8.7
Infor M3
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.0
Infor M3

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Infor M3
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.5
Infor M3
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.0
Infor M3
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.5
Infor M3

Payroll Management

Anaplan
Infor M3
6.9
Pay calculation
Anaplan
Infor M3
6.9
Benefit plan administration
Anaplan
Infor M3
6.9
Direct deposit files
Anaplan
Infor M3
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Anaplan
Infor M3
5.0
Reimbursement management
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0

Customization

Anaplan
Infor M3
4.9
API for custom integration
Anaplan
Infor M3
5.1
Plug-ins
Anaplan
Infor M3
4.7

Security

Anaplan
Infor M3
8.0
Single sign-on capability
Anaplan
Infor M3
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.7

Reporting & Analytics

Anaplan
Infor M3
2.2
Dashboards
Anaplan
Infor M3
3.3
Standard reports
Anaplan
Infor M3
1.6
Custom reports
Anaplan
Infor M3
1.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Anaplan
Infor M3
6.5
Accounts payable
Anaplan
Infor M3
4.4
Accounts receivable
Anaplan
Infor M3
6.1
Global Financial Support
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Anaplan
Infor M3
5.3
Intercompany Accounting
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0
Localizations
Anaplan
Infor M3
6.2
Journals and Reconciliations
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0
Enterprise Accounting
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.1
Configurable Accounting
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.9
Centralized Rules Framework
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0
Standardized Processes
Anaplan
Infor M3
4.3

Subledger and Financial Process

Anaplan
Infor M3
5.9
Automated Invoice Processing
Anaplan
Infor M3
6.0
Shared Services Payments
Anaplan
Infor M3
5.0
Billings Management
Anaplan
Infor M3
5.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Anaplan
Infor M3
5.0
Customer Collections
Anaplan
Infor M3
5.3
Revenue Recognition
Anaplan
Infor M3
6.1
Cash Management
Anaplan
Infor M3
5.2
Asset Management
Anaplan
Infor M3
5.3
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0
Transactions Tax
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0

Project Financial Management

Anaplan
Infor M3
7.4
Budgeting and Forecasting
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0
Project Costing
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0
Cost Capture
Anaplan
Infor M3
8.0
Capital Project Management
Anaplan
Infor M3
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Anaplan
Infor M3
8.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Anaplan
Infor M3
7.0

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

Infor M3

  • Web-based and rarely crashes.
  • Capable of producing a lot of different report styles.
  • Facilitates information sharing across different departments.
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

Infor M3

  • Reporting capabilities with mobility options.
  • Flexibility to multiple hierarchical reporting.
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

Infor M3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Infor M3

Infor M3 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It meets most of the reporting requirements and ability to use the system easily. We like the simple interfaces for the users and ability to perform mass journal entry uploads. The Master data is easy to consume by users, including Chart of Accounts structure, Accounting Units, Cost Centers. The Activity based reporting feature is useful.
Anonymous | 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

Infor M3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Infor M3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Infor M3

Infor M3 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The support is satisfactory, given the large user base of the product. We had no issues to meet our reporting deadlines with Lawson. The organizational support team internally are well trained and hence only on exceptional basis issues are escalated to Lawson support team. We had no negative experience so far with the support of Lawson.
Anonymous | 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

Infor M3

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

Infor M3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Infor M3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Infor M3

I am a user, I did not participate in selecting, though I am satisfied with Infor M3 (formerly Lawson Intentia).
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

Infor M3

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

Infor M3

  • Easily access information for pricing
  • Helps with business analysis
  • Easily view multiple entities in one place
Bryan Tazbier | 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

Infor M3

General

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

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