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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

IBM Kenexa

Kenexa is is well suited for any organization that has more than 3000 employees globally. I would not recommend this to startups or a growing organization with less than 3000 employees. But once you cross this number, Kenexa becomes useful and is a brilliant tool for global operations - recruiting. I would recommend this tool to any organization that has offices in many countries/geographies as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
IBM Kenexa
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
IBM Kenexa

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.4
IBM Kenexa
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.8
IBM Kenexa
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.5
IBM Kenexa
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.7
IBM Kenexa

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.1
IBM Kenexa
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.1
IBM Kenexa

Mobile Capabilities

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

Financial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Recruiting / ATS

Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
7.2
Job Requisition Management
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
7.1
Company Website Posting
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Customized Application Form
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Resume Management
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
5.3
Candidate Search
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Applicant Tracking
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
5.3
Collaboration
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Task Creation and Delegation
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Email Templates
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
8.1
User Permissions
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
7.1
Notifications and Alerts
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Reporting
Anaplan
IBM Kenexa
8.0

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

IBM Kenexa

  • Kenexa allows Boolean key word search within a particular requisition so it makes sifting through a high number of applicants manageable and effective
  • Kenexa can be tailored to meet individual business needs. During the time we’ve had Kenexa here I’ve used it in support of a few different business segments and for each the way the system was used to “position” candidate statuses have varied based on the individual need of the business. One example is when interviewing a high volume of applicants internationally, we were able to send qualified applicants through to the “event manager” and it would enable the candidate to select his/her interview date/time based on previously submitted options inputted by our Kenexa users.
  • Kenexa allows one to customize and score questions for each open requisition that applicants complete as they apply. The system then sorts applicants according to the score of candidate answers allowing for easy sorting of top qualified candidates.
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

IBM Kenexa

  • BrassRing's application system for candidates is prone to freezing and crashing in the middle of the application causing potential candidates to lose all progress. I filled out the application myself and witnessed these issues first hand, on top of several complaints I received via phone and email from candidates attempting to apply via the BrassRing service. Also, the Parsing system within the application is not capable of pulling any meaningful information out of text documents.
  • Each user must be added to each job in order for that job, and the candidates in it, to show up in relevant searches. This becomes a problem when a new team member joins the account and needs access to all of the previous openings just so that they can find candidates already in the system. The account I was working on involved literally hundreds of new openings a month, meaning that any movement of personnel on or off the account would mean having to update potentially thousands of old positions just to allow them to be able to mine the ATS for candidates. I don't see any particular reason why someone with access to the system should have to be given access to each individual job. If a particular position needs to be kept confidential for whatever reason then that individual position should be able to be set to only show to authorized recruiters. The rest of the positions should automatically be searchable by anyone with appropriate access to the ATS to allow for basic level candidate mining and movement.
Aaron Binkley | 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

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 6.0
Based on 12 answers
I am confident that the Kenexa product will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our business in an ever changing work environment. The affiliation with IBM also plays a factor as we have a long standing successful relationship with IBM products. We will be looking to integrate other Kenexa products in the near future to streamline our HR processes.
Brett Kummer, PHR | 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

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 7.0
Based on 3 answers
I feel like I am pretty decent with computers and systems. It was fairly easy to use it after about a week or two . But I have seen people struggle with it as well as some people not use it at all. It can be slow at times and not work at times. But Its a fine system.
Dennard Melton | 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

IBM Kenexa

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

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Just slow for what we are doing here
Dennard Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 1.8
Based on 2 answers
It is a very basic system. It may be OK for entry level positions only. The practice of removing CVs while the recruitment process is ON is disturbing and there is no one to explain or to inform why it is being done. Even a routine mail is not sent to the client/consultant. I am surprised how this system is continuing without too many complaints.
sanjeev shrivastava | 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

IBM Kenexa

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

IBM Kenexa

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

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 2.6
Based on 2 answers
We purchased an out of the box solution and that worked well for us.
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

IBM Kenexa

SF ATS was not available at the time and Taleo was thought to be too expensive. In retrospect, given the amount of customization and leveraging of other vendor technology for things like analytics I suspect any cost advantage we realized evaporated
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

IBM Kenexa

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

IBM Kenexa

  • Kenexa has assisted us in identifying top talent within our target market of applicants.
  • Kenexa may exclude potentially good associates that don't test well.
  • Kenexa clearly defines specific categories and general notes for training, development, & coaching of associates on areas of opportunity.
Daniela Whitfield | 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

IBM Kenexa

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
8.8
IBM Kenexa
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
IBM Kenexa
6.0

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
IBM Kenexa
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
IBM Kenexa

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
IBM Kenexa
5.0

Support Rating

Anaplan
9.1
IBM Kenexa
1.8

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
IBM Kenexa

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
IBM Kenexa

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
IBM Kenexa
2.6

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
IBM Kenexa

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