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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Because it is flexible, Anaplan is well suited for complex global organizations. We are a multi-matrix organization therefore, having the ability to establish multiple hierarchies in data hub and use those to slice and dice in the spoke models improves efficiency and accuracy. We are in the early stages of our implementation therefore, we are yet to encounter scenarios where Anaplan is not appropriate. My guess would be that if you have a small company with little complexity, then you might consider a less powerful tool.
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Jedox

We've found Jedox's strength for us has been in our general ledger reporting and budgeting. We are starting to explore more areas where we can leverage the power of Jedox. Without a dedicated development team inhouse we have struggled to set up new reporting cubes, where some competing products are easier to do this with. Jedox is great for data that isn't needing to be "real time" in our experience. We haven't yet leveraged the prospective capabilities of Jedox. Most importantly maximising the use of the models that we have has been the standout as we haven't had to materially upskill the team to leverage the reporting capabilities of Jedox given the familiar spreadsheet interface.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.5
Jedox
7.4
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
Jedox
7.6
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
Jedox
7.6
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
Jedox
7.1
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
Jedox
7.1
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.7
Jedox
7.6

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.5
Jedox
4.4
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
7.7
Jedox
7.2
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.5
Jedox
2.7
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Jedox
4.5
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
5.9
Jedox
6.3
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Jedox
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
7.2
Jedox
2.7
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.0
Jedox
2.7

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
Jedox
7.5
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
Jedox
7.6
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Jedox
7.6
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
Jedox
7.6
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Jedox
7.1

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Jedox
5.6
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.5
Jedox
5.7
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
Jedox
6.1
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Jedox
5.7
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Jedox
6.1
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
Jedox
6.1
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Jedox
3.6

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Jedox
7.1
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
Jedox
7.1
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
Jedox
7.1
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.3
Jedox
7.2

BI Standard Reporting

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

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

Report Output and Scheduling

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

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

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
Jedox
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
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

Pros

  • Hyperbloc architecture -- the ability to see changes to models instantly cascade through all the models.
  • Function agnostic platform - the ability to adapt the platform to many different use cases and integrate those use cases into a connected planning environment.
  • Cloud architecture. Security and product enhancements come automatically.
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  • Self Service BI. With its familiar front end - both the Excel add-in and its web based spreadsheet portal - it is easy for new users to be up and running very quickly, writing reports and answering questions of their data.
  • Budgeting and Planning. At the core to Jedox is its In-Memory OLAP database that can be written to. The Excel like front end is then able to write back to this central database to take advantage of the ease of use of a spreadsheet system, but combine the power of a central database application.
  • Modelling. Jedox has very powerful but easy to use tools to model any business requirement, from simple KPI calculations, through inter- and intra- business unit cost allocations to complex Activity Based Costing and Budgeting.
  • Data Integration. Jedox has a a powerful and easy to use ETL for both reading from and writing to databases, ERP's, Salesforce and Qlikview applications, for example.
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Cons

  • The charts. It has been a battle for years to have Anaplan add little nuaces here and there. For example, you can't change the font on tables on a dashboard. The little things do matter. Most of the time I just export my data and create a graph in Excel.
  • If I want to add an available column to my view, I have to show all on everything and then dig through ALL the rows/columns on the screen. It's like having to create the (original carefully constructed) view from scratch.
  • Desktop Support is weak. When we first acquired it was one of the strengths of anaplan. Gurus were always available and you could solve a problem at first contact via a GoToMeeting. Nowadays guru availability is spotty and it usually takes several conversations where someone has to ask someone else how to solve the issue. By the time I finally get an answer I've already found an alternative and have moved on to something else.
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  • 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.
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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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Jedox6.4
Based on 2 answers
For a period of 5 years all our customers using Jedox have renewed their licenses.
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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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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
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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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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
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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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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
Jedox is the fastest OLAP tool on the market. It can use GPU cards to increase performance even more
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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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Jedox8.5
Based on 2 answers
The Jedox support team are highly knowledgeable about both the product and how it is used in real life. They also are typically proactive in resolving issues.
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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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Jedox9.1
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
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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan provided a whiteboard that allowed us to set up our unique business as we saw fit. Other programs had built-in forecasting modules that we needed to adapt to. Our company is retail but also collections so flexibility was the key when making the final decision. Plus, Anaplan seemed more cutting edge, new school, in comparison to the other competitors.
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We have compared Jedox to many other products. Due to the lack of performance management capabilities all 'pure' business intelligence tools (with no write back) were dropped. In comparison with other modern performance management tools Jedox offers more flexibility. Other tools may look easier at first but making very specific applications often means you have to resort to programming. Jedox is one well designed platform built by one company, not a stack of different modules based on 'integrated' technology that was bought through take-overs. As a company Jedox is passionate and has proved to be very innovative including good customer service
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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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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
Scalability is often another word for speed. Given enough data, enough users or enough calculations, the tool becomes slower and slower. You will find that Jedox has a very high performance that can even be increased by the use of grafical cards. Other thaen that it does not only offer BI (looking back based on historical ERP data) but also allows you to look forward through integrated budgetting, planning, forecasting, workflow and collaboration. Not easy to find a tool that can support so much business functionality. So, also pretty scalable in that respect.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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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/

Jedox

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