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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Anaplan is great for Sales Ops, FP&A, and basically anything that is heavy Excel-based. It's great at summarizing large amounts of data, like pivot tables. It's also great for crunching Salesforce data. I don't have a need for SQL, but I'm sure it would great for any kind of database summarization use case.
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LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru

LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru is appropriate for teaching network, transportation modeling. It is very easy to learn and use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.5
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.7
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.5
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
7.7
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.5
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
5.9
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
7.2
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.0
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.3
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.5
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.3
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru

Pros

  • It is a very user-friendly platform that allows individuals without IT backgrounds to build models in simple syntax. If you know how to use Excel, you will be able to pick up model building in Anaplan with relative ease using the guided build methodology.
  • Anaplan is a blank slate that allows for multi-dimension models in which we determine the dimensions versus forcing us to adhere to predetermined dimensions.
  • Maintaining our company hierarchies in data hub allows us to change information there and have it automatically pushed out to all spoke models versus changing 10-20 spreadsheets.
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  • Easy to learn. The help menu is self-explanatory.
  • Very easy to import and export data and has multiple ways of modeling.
  • Nice visualizations.
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Cons

  • The actions could be improved - make it obvious what the sources and targets of the are so we don't have to guess or put them in the action names. Also get a native scheduler! That's so simple and it's very frustrating and expensive to have to build/buy our own.
  • Reporting and UI still have a long way to go. Simple things like being able to alphabetize/order what you see on the screen, or add a rich color pallet to choose from.
  • User access management could improve. We need to have model level admins that don't have access to everything in the workspace. Also the tenant admin space doesn't work effectively. I can't remove a user from all models simultaneously. I also can't see all models a user has access to from the tenant admin space.
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  • Could add a bit more tutorials.
  • The student version has a limitation of 100 sites and 10 products.
  • Need to include simulation tutorial.
  • Need to include simulation modeling tutorial and sample models.
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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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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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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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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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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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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
Implementation using Anaplan's internal customer success team left much to be desired. We've found much better success with outside consultants
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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan was selected by management without technical expertise. Now there is no way back.
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Initially used IBM LogicNet. Switched to SCG because of the extra features and also because Llamasoft bought IBM LogicTools
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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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Return on Investment

  • Workforce Planning efficiency - so much easier than excel to maintain sensitive information planning
  • Long range plan lead time - the old excel model took weeks to update. The Anaplan model takes hours
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  • Has been a good practical learning tool for students.
  • Has helped in getting jobs.
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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/

LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru

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