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Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Top Rated
141 Ratings

Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

Microsoft Dynamics GP

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Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

We are really excited and looking forward to exploring the forecasting, and "What If" scenarios. Our current business structure makes it very difficult to forecast and project at any level, and I think Anaplan will be a great solution for us.I think for any business that has multiple, or dynamic, hierarchies Anaplan is a great solution. We have reduced the time spent on these dynamic views by using subsets and properties with in the models.I am looking forward to the increased the communication/connected planning aspect that Anaplan brings to our company. In the past we had thousands of Excel workbooks, some that were too large to email or open. We have seen improved interaction and clear lines of communication for our end users by using Anaplan for our budget process.
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Microsoft Dynamics GP

GP is very flexible and can be used in a wide variety of industries
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.5
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.6
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
5.9
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.1
Microsoft Dynamics GP

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Analytics

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

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Payroll Management

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.3
Pay calculation
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.6
Benefit plan administration
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.9
Direct deposit files
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.3
Salary revision and increment management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
Reimbursement management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0

Customization

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.5
API for custom integration
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Plug-ins
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.1

Security

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9
Single sign-on capability
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8

Reporting & Analytics

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
Dashboards
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.6
Standard reports
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
Custom reports
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.1
Accounts payable
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.4
Accounts receivable
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Cash management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.3
Bank reconciliation
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.2
Expense management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
Time tracking
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.0
Fixed asset management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
Multi-currency support
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.1
Multi-division support
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.6
Regulations compliance
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
Electronic tax filing
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
Self-service portal
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Global Financial Support
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.7
Intercompany Accounting
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
Localizations
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.5
Journals and Reconciliations
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.5
Enterprise Accounting
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.0
Configurable Accounting
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
Centralized Rules Framework
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.3
Standardized Processes
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.5

Inventory Management

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.8
Inventory tracking
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
Automatic reordering
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.0
Location management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.3
Manufacturing module
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.3

Order Management

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Pricing
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
Order entry
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.2
Credit card processing
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.2
Order Orchestration
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.3
Branded client dashboards
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.0
Client data roll-up capabilities
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.0
Configurable alerts
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
Client template cloning
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.5
Single sign-on
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.3
Configurable client onboarding questions
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Cross-client workflow management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Industry-specific versioning
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
1.0
Legacy system data migration
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
10.0

Pros

  • Allows non-technical business-oriented individuals create functionality in the system.
  • Highly customizable.
  • Excellent business partner from a people perspective. Very focused on customer success, not just the next PO.
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  • 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.
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Cons

  • Not unique to Anaplan, but being a cloud based application, it is not a data warehouse. Bringing in millions of GL or order management data is not particularly advised.
  • Anaplan could use a little more flexibility in being able to map and push data between modules. In particular for me, being able to map specific periods and ignoring others would be beneficial. As it is now, all periods map one to one by default.
  • Anaplan could also use some more flexibility in utilizing versions within modules. As it is now, it is an all or nothing proposition where no version in a module defaults to the current version. In certain cases, I would prefer to have a couple forecast versions, but exclude a budget version from being in a module.
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  • It is not very user-friendly.
  • Very costly especially for customer support.
  • Processes are complex with too many steps for completion.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics GP9.9
Based on 7 answers
It's the best software on the market.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics GP6.9
Based on 4 answers
It's the best system available.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics GP10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Microsoft Dynamics GP7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Microsoft Dynamics GP8.9
Based on 3 answers
I have always had my issues resolved timely
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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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No answers yet
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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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No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

Anaplan6.8
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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Microsoft Dynamics GP8.2
Based on 3 answers
Just need to ensure you determine how you want foreign subs reporting in GP
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Alternatives Considered

Modeling and what I call the "brains" is much better in Anaplan. You can create several different model types that can all feed into a single budget or plan.What Anaplan really lacks is the ad-hoc ability that is in Hyperion. You can't identify your dimensions and find the data sitting in that spot, the data just isn't setup that way in Anaplan. This makes answering some detail questions more difficult than it would be in Hyperion. for that reason, we are using Anaplan for the modeling, and Hyperion for the data storage. It would be nice to be able to sunset Hyperion though....
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When we selected Microsoft Dynamics GP we were using ACCPAC dos version. We compared the Windows version against GP, and what GP brought to the table was the easy way to integrate with the PLC manufacturing and the batching systems. In addition the third party software for sales in the remote sites had a real time integration with GP. Those were the keys to select GP
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

Anaplan has allowed a small FP&A team to manage the growth in demands from the business without expanding the team saving significant staff costs.The ability to quickly distribute one version of the truth for reporting and forecasting is very valuable to the company. Visibility and ease of access to key performance indicators for key stakeholders is essential.
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Selection Process

Adaptive and Host Analytics
More flexible and able to handle more data.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

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No answers yet
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Microsoft Dynamics GP9.0
Based on 1 answer
Full integration with Office 365 and CRM. It's golden to work from one platform from anywhere
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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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Microsoft Dynamics GP9.1
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
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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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  • Efficiency from easy integration with other systems
  • Reporting and budgeting have improved
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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/

Microsoft Dynamics GP

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