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Anaplan

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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 VISUAL

I struggle to identify a scenario where VISUAL is an appropriate solution. We used VISUAL because it was a legacy system and the cost/complexity of changeover seemed daunting. The user interface is poor as is the interconnectedness of the various screens and menus. This might be an acceptable piece of software for a continuous manufacturing environment with little variation of basic design, but we have had to write multiple add-on macros in order to get VISUAL to work effectively for us.
Scott Sichmeller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
Infor VISUAL
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
Infor VISUAL

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

Financial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Customization

Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
1.0
API for custom integration
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
1.0

Security

Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Single sign-on capability
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
1.7
Dashboards
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
1.0
Standard reports
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
2.1
Custom reports
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
2.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
7.3
Accounts payable
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Accounts receivable
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Global Financial Support
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
7.0
Localizations
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Configurable Accounting
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Standardized Processes
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0

Inventory Management

Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
4.4
Inventory tracking
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
3.2
Location management
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
3.1
Manufacturing module
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
7.0

Order Management

Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Pricing
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Order entry
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Cost of goods sold
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
3.1
End-to-end order visibility
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
7.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Period Close
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Transactions Tax
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0

Project Financial Management

Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
7.2
Project Costing
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Cost Capture
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
8.0

Project Execution Management

Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
3.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
3.0

Manufacturing

Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
3.2
Production Process Design
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
2.1
Production Management
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Configuration Management
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Work Execution
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Manufacturing Costs
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
2.2

Supply Chain

Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Inventory Planning
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
2.0

Product Lifecycle Management

Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Product Master Data Management
Anaplan
Infor VISUAL
2.0

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 VISUAL

  • Infor Visual has a standard way of addressing business operations: sales orders, invoicing, reporting. It is easy to train operators used to using a manual or other ERP system.
  • Material control is easy for production runs, R&D material lists and repairs. The process of receiving, issuing and returning material to inventory is facilitated by standard interfaces that are easily learned by material control operators.
  • Engineering changes to bills of material are facilitated by the "engineering Master" flexible editing capability. The version control for the BOM's can be as detailed or vague as the process designed dictates. One item of a BOM or the entire BOM can be changed quickly and approved for production that day.
Dave Hail | 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 VISUAL

  • VTA has been extremely unreliable. I would not recommend it. It is not customizable at all. There is no logical way to handle shift differentials which is a huge issue with a company that runs 24/7.
  • If you do not have a schedule set up, they cannot clock in. This poses a problem for anyone that gets called in on a shift they don't normally work on.
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 VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is unlikely that we would spend the money and time it takes to make a switch again in the near future.
Anonymous | 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

Infor VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 2.0
Based on 1 answer
If you are not very computer literate, this is a difficult system to learn.
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 VISUAL

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 VISUAL

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 VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 2.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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 VISUAL

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 VISUAL

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 VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Could have used more hands-on approach. There are multiple webinars and information sessions but until you actually use the system, these are not very helpful.
Anonymous | 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

Infor VISUAL

We unfortunately did not evaluate any other ERP software. VISUAL was a legacy system and we determined that changing systems would be too difficult, and not cost effective. We reached out to our local VISUAL rep who knew how the software functioned, but not how to apply it more appropriately to our business model, so we continued on with what we had rather than looking elsewhere.
Scott Sichmeller | 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 VISUAL

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 VISUAL

  • I cannot comment on business impact.
Dave Hail | 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 VISUAL

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
8.8
Infor VISUAL
2.1

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
Infor VISUAL
8.0

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
Infor VISUAL
2.0

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
Infor VISUAL

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
Infor VISUAL

Support Rating

Anaplan
9.1
Infor VISUAL
2.0

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
Infor VISUAL

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
Infor VISUAL

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
Infor VISUAL
2.0

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
Infor VISUAL

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