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Anaplan

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205 Ratings

Anaplan

Top Rated
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Score 8.3 out of 101

LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru

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Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Sales performance management, various finance scenarios - Anaplan is good for automating calculations. It is less appropriate for very complex business cases.
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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
7.4
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Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
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Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
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Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
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Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
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Management reporting
Anaplan
7.6
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Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.5
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Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
7.7
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.6
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Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
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Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
5.9
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Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
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Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
7.1
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Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.1
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FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
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Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
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Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
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Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.0
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
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Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.3
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Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
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KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
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Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
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Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.4
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Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.2
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Integration

Anaplan
8.3
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Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.3
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Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.2
LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru

Pros

  • 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
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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

  • Error handling can be annoying. A single formula error can lock up your model for 2-5 minutes while it reverts back to before you pressed enter, and while its improved a little in the year I've been using Anaplan, there are certain situations where I feel like it could be eliminated or made more efficient.
  • Time subsets would be really nice.
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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
We rely on it heavily. The only way we wouldn't renew is if the price got significantly higher.
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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

Anaplan8.0
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

Anaplan6.8
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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Lines of Business and Business Impact

We are early in our implementation therefore, Anaplan's impact is not fully measurable. It will cut one to two days off of our revenue forecasting by eliminating individual spreadsheets and through use of the data hub that feeds the spoke models. We have not yet measured the impact it has on our sales ops team, but we expect that it will cut at least a half day from central sales ops and hours of time across multiple regional sales ops teams each week.
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Selection Process

Adaptive and Host Analytics
More flexible and able to handle more data.
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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