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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Well Suited
  • Any process that you expect to change frequently.
  • A process within a dynamic environment, such as high tech / the startup world, where you expect significant business process changes.
  • Any process that requires a significant number of collaborators.
  • Any process where you intend for users to update logic with Excel-like formulas.
  • Any process where using Google Docs has failed to accommodate your needs for data integrity.
Less Appropriate
  • Data visualization - Anaplan has capabilities here, but other tools are more focused on this.
  • Data storage - Anaplan is not a data warehouse and has limits on what you can store.
Matthew Kuo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Best suited as a highly customized and compact EPM / BI solution (less than 100 CCU) with individual workflows, planning and reporting functionalities, with moderate number of users (no restrictions for any industry, all industries are covered well). It also has advanced reporting & data analysis requirements and provides an integration and reporting layer of imported data from different external systems (via ETL). It can help with migrating your legacy Excel-based business models to the Web. It is not well suited for Enterprise BI applications with expecting >500 CCU (users at the same time working with the system). This may cause serious performance issues, even if Jedox will tell you different things because all of the data is kept in RAM (MOLAP technology). Applications with heavy document management requirements (document management is not an out of the box functionality in Jedox and rather requires custom development through custom widgets etc.).
Karolis Aušra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.6
Jedox
9.1
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.6
Jedox
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Jedox
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Jedox
9.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
7.7
Jedox
7.9
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.3
Jedox
7.9
Report Versioning
Anaplan
7.9
Jedox
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.0
Jedox
8.2
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Jedox
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.3
Jedox
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
7.3
Jedox
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
Jedox
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
Jedox
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
Jedox
7.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.2
Jedox
9.2
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.2
Jedox
9.3
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.6
Jedox
9.3
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.9
Jedox
8.9
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
8.3
Jedox
8.9
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.2
Jedox
9.3

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.3
Jedox
7.6
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.9
Jedox
8.4
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.6
Jedox
2.7
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Jedox
8.9
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Jedox
8.7
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Jedox
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.0
Jedox
8.5
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
8.7
Jedox
8.5

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.9
Jedox
9.2
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Jedox
9.3
Management Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Jedox
9.3
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
5.1
Jedox
9.3
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Jedox
8.9

Analytics

Anaplan
6.9
Jedox
7.5
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
7.1
Jedox
4.4
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.8
Jedox
8.4
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Jedox
6.7
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Jedox
8.4
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
6.7
Jedox
8.4
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Jedox
8.7

Integration

Anaplan
8.2
Jedox
8.7
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.6
Jedox
8.9
Excel data integration
Anaplan
7.3
Jedox
8.9
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.8
Jedox
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Jedox
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Jedox
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Jedox
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
Jedox
8.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Jedox
8.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
Jedox
5.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
Jedox
5.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
Jedox
5.5
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
Jedox
5.6

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
Jedox
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Jedox
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
Jedox
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Jedox
8.8

Pros

Anaplan

  • Anaplan is great for headcount reporting. We have reports by dept, office location, and subsidiary that is great for planning and also for full company reporting.
  • Although they can be complicated to set up, Anaplan is also great for setting up complex P&L views. For example, setting up a P&L with a combination of subs/depts., that still needs to consolidate to the total P&L.
  • Systems-wise, I like that it's impossible to #REF the model! Anaplan shows you where everything is referenced, so it's very difficult to break anything.
  • I also like that formulas copy across, so there is no chance of pointing to the wrong cell, like in Excel
Dan Shuwarger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

  • Using the Excel add-in means that our team was almost instantly productive, being able to use a familiar interface to present and manipulate data.
  • Allows us to quickly do analysis and comparison of current and historic data.
  • Really good to produce meaningful management reporting that can be adapted responsively to business requirements.
  • Implementing Jedox in our budget cycle dramatically reduced the time and complexity of the process, while making it more transparent.
Tobias Crush | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Anaplan

  • Performance - in the case of complex business cases, the size of Anaplan is increasing drastically, and even a simple click would take more than it should.
  • UI - The User interface needs to be improved: group/expand hierarchy, "Ctrl " + select option to allow multi selection, Content page clean up, easier "Drag & drop" when customizing or building exports.
  • Review & enhance the type of security user roles.
Szilvia Havasreti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

  • Diversity. Jedox can be applied to many different use cases from small to large deployments and from budgeting to enterprise class BI solutions. But rarely is one tool able to fulfill all of these requirements in one organisation. This value proposition can be complicated for prospective users.
  • Awareness. Jedox punches above its weight in capability and scalability, but not enough people have heard about it and therefore procurement processes can be drawn out as a result.
Steve Adams | 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

Jedox

Jedox 6.4
Based on 2 answers
For a period of 5 years all our customers using Jedox have renewed their licenses.
Steven Koelemeijer | 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

Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 2 answers
To me Jedox deserves 10/10 because it is a consistent one-in-all platform with a modern look and feel. It is intuitive to use and allows you to make intuitive applications integrating traditional business intelligence with performance management functionality. It certainly has a short
learning curve, especially for those that are familiar with MS Excel. An example: I've lost count but Jedox it is available in more than 25 languages. Another: Jedox does not require programming skills... it is developed to be used by the business.
Steven Koelemeijer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Jedox has
very few bugs. Reports are available through an Excel add-in, the web and/or
mobile device (IOS/Android). In my opinion, availability also means high
performance, not having to wait for the system to give you the required reports,
analysis, dashboards instantly.
Steven Koelemeijer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Jedox is the fastest OLAP tool on the market. It can use GPU cards to increase performance even more
Steven Koelemeijer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Jedox support in general is a professional and fast responding team. An easy-to-use ticketing system is in place. Bug-related questions are solved fast (responses come usually in a few hours after the question), but some questions / tickets, that are not Jedox-related bugs (for example some advanced questions about Jedox functionality), may be forwarded to Application Management team for further processing and then it may take several days or even weeks to get a response here -> there is room for improvement here.
Karolis Aušra | 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

Jedox

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

Jedox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
Based on 12 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

Jedox

Jedox 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Jedox goed beyond traditional BI. That means that it is more important to pick an implementation partner that understands your business. A partner that can anticipate your next requirements. Using the performance management functionality of Jedox, integrating BI with forecasting, workflow, planning takes the solution closer to key (decision) making processes. People do not only use Jedox for insight, reporting, dashboards and analytics but to share expectations and comments to better drive the business. This kind of rich functionality requires a very good functional design before you implement it. That is, if you want to benefit fully what it has to offer. Technically implementing Jedox is relatively easy. In fact, according thousands of business users that participate in the yearly Business Application Research Centre (BARC) Survey, it is the best do-it-yourself BI/performance management system on the market
Steven Koelemeijer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

Anaplan was an easy choice because two other divisions in our company used it in limited ways - either only sales ops or financial reporting. In addition, it was the hands down best choice given the complexity and size of our organization. We operate in a highly matrixed organization across the globe therefore, we needed a powerful and flexible platform; not all options allowed for this flexibility nor were they suited for large multi-national companies.
Tara Kirby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox Base which has been removed from the market used to be a free option in the in-memory database space capable of write back/modelling. Now the company wants to move in the "Enterprise" space but the product doesn't have the required scalability and is still running on outdated open source server technologies.
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

Jedox

Jedox 4.0
Based on 2 answers
Scalability is one of the disadvantages of Jedox. Applications with >100 CCU (of course this number is very rough, as it also depends on the complexity of the application) scale poorly in comparison to other EPM vendors. With Jedox it is difficult to scale big applications as there are no standardized / easy-to-implement ways to do it. As a matter of fact, even a classic two-tier architecture (separate olap and web servers) is pretty complicated to implement with Jedox (when we keep in mind, that we are in the 21st century and you would expect to set it up in a few clicks during the Jedox installation, but you actually have to go through a bunch of Jedox config files on each server and edit the IP's and other parameters by hand in several redundant places / files to set it up properly and working; here I dont even start to speak about setting-up load balancing, adding more servers etc. ).
Karolis Aušra | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Kelley Haghighi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

Anaplan

General

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

Jedox

General

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

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