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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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

A large company where users have one function- for instance, where someone only receives or works in payables. That minimizes the number of windows they need. A smaller company where one user does multiple functions will require a lot more training and user knowledge to navigate, and it makes it harder to secure users. You also have to understand that GP started life as Great Plains, designed for accountants. The other modules were added on after Microsoft bought Great Plains, which means that modules like Manufacturing are red-headed step children with much smaller support ecosystems. So, if you're starting fresh, you may want to look at something built for the mobile world. D365 and Business Central are a lot more money, buggy, and hard to customize and essentially still vaporware. Microsoft is heavily investing there, leading to the previously mentioned question about the future of GP. If I was starting today I would be hard pressed to justify jumping into GP in a world where Salesforce ties in with so many programs. GP has MRP but it is limited so it's hard to justify a manufacturer starting with GP today.
Michael Bartlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Mobile Capabilities

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Consolidation and Close

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

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Analytics

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

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Payroll Management

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.8
Pay calculation
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.3
Benefit plan administration
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.3
Direct deposit files
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
Salary revision and increment management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.2
Reimbursement management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.9

Customization

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.6
API for custom integration
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.6
Plug-ins
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.6

Security

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
Single sign-on capability
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.4
Dashboards
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.8
Standard reports
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.1
Custom reports
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.9
Accounts payable
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Accounts receivable
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
Cash management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.3
Bank reconciliation
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Expense management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
Time tracking
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.7
Fixed asset management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.1
Multi-currency support
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
Multi-division support
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.9
Regulations compliance
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.0
Electronic tax filing
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.9
Self-service portal
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.5
Global Financial Support
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.6
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.6
Intercompany Accounting
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.9
Localizations
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.5
Journals and Reconciliations
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
Enterprise Accounting
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
Configurable Accounting
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.1
Centralized Rules Framework
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
Standardized Processes
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.4

Inventory Management

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.4
Inventory tracking
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
Automatic reordering
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.8
Location management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.8
Manufacturing module
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.4

Order Management

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.1
Pricing
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
Order entry
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
Credit card processing
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.3
Cost of goods sold
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.6
Order Orchestration
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
End-to-end order visibility
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.8
Order exception Resolution
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7

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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

  • User friendly interface
  • Able to be extended into multiple areas of your business
  • One feature we have been using for a few years is EFT for payables - it has significantly reduced the time spent paying vendors and reduced our check printing and mailing costs. It is very easy to setup and use.
Tricia Wolfe Jarvis | 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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

  • With respect to the allocations, once the expense is entered into the allocation account, you lose the ability to run any detail on just the total of the expense. It would be nice if you could run a trial balance on the allocation accounts the same way you can with regular accounts.
  • I've always thought security set up could be a bit simpler. It actually has gotten better through the years. Specifically, with eight separate entities, it would be nice to have a "master" setup where you could call up one group entity, assign the users rights, and then be finished. Currently, whenever I have a new user, I have to call up each individual entity and select all of the features I want the user to have. That means I have to do eight steps for each user.
Candi Southall | 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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.9
Based on 7 answers
Due the economic challenges that Puerto Rico is having, the company has had to merge some companies in order to be more efficient. It has been easy in GP to process those merges, even thought we had to spend days to accomplish that the process was smooth and accurate. In addition we were able to streamline the purchasing and sales process and the organization is confident to keep renewing GP for the future versions.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 6.9
Based on 4 answers
Though it is a basic accounting package, I believe some users do not find the old style menus and navigation options intuitive. There is also a great lack of training resources in the market, so users have to learn the product without guidance a lot, resulting in inefficient workflows and misuse or misunderstanding of many features.
Constance Quigley | 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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 8.9
Based on 3 answers
The rating is directed to the thrid party serive provider that we use. I do not now how good the Microsoft direct support is.
Brad Price | 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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 7.9
Based on 4 answers
Basically the challenge with this implementation was the Business Portal, too many errors and even the aplication is up and running the users are still having issues. We will start planning the migraton to GP 2015 soon.
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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

I come from a strong background of using SAP. SAP doesn't have the flexibility of GP, an example would be SAP doesn't allow core mods, if they catch you, you lose support. Microsoft doesn't really care about mods, but they will be quick to have the vendor you used support your issue if it is caused by those mods. With SAP your company adapts to the software, where with GP you adapt the software to you.
Eric Mereen | 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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The functionality that GP and related ISV solutions offer and the ease of integration of GP to other systems makes it an extremely scalable solution
Tricia Wolfe Jarvis | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP allows my clients to move from a paper or spreadsheet based company to an integrated, electronic, streamlined business. I love being able to help clients gain efficiencies through the use of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP allows for better customer service because everything is at our fingertips. If someone calls questioning an invoice, we can easily look it up. If someone calls stating they paid an invoice with a certain check number, we can quickly run a query to find that particular check number to see where it was applied.
  • Having everything on a single platform provides ease of use for upgrades, backups and end user training. There is only one software to learn!
Melissa Brown | 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

Microsoft Dynamics GP

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.9

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.9

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics GP
10.0

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0

Support Rating

Anaplan
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.1

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