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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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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
7.5
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
7.7
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
6.5
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
7.2
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.0
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
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.5
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
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics GP

Payroll Management

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.1
Pay calculation
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9
Benefit plan administration
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.6
Direct deposit files
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.4
Reimbursement management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.5

Customization

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.5
API for custom integration
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.1
Plug-ins
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8

Security

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

Reporting & Analytics

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
Dashboards
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
Standard reports
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
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
8.2
Accounts receivable
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.3
Cash management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Bank reconciliation
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.2
Expense management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.2
Time tracking
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.0
Fixed asset management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.4
Multi-currency support
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Multi-division support
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
Regulations compliance
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Electronic tax filing
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
Self-service portal
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Global Financial Support
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.3
Intercompany Accounting
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Localizations
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
Journals and Reconciliations
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.0
Configurable Accounting
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.6
Centralized Rules Framework
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.3
Standardized Processes
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.1

Inventory Management

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
Inventory tracking
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
Automatic reordering
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
Location management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.4
Manufacturing module
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.5

Order Management

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
Pricing
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.6
Order entry
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.1
Credit card processing
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.6
Cost of goods sold
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.1
Order Orchestration
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
End-to-end order visibility
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
Branded client dashboards
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Client data roll-up capabilities
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Configurable alerts
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Billing bypass
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Client template cloning
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Single sign-on
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
Cross-client workflow management
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Industry-specific versioning
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Legacy system data migration
Anaplan
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.4

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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  • It's ease of use is a plus for many people in my organization, the layout of the software is well received.
  • The software is very flexible. We have a few 3rd party add-ons we have purchased and Microsoft is very supportive of having these add-ons to meet our needs.
  • Great Plains offers a software developer kit (SDK) called eConnect that allows extensive importing through .Net programming into Great Plains. This flexibility has been great when the need to import large files on a regular basis.
  • The support tools from an Admin stand point is great. Check links and reconcile are very good at fixing issue when they come up.
  • Microsoft support is great. They fix the issue quickly and describe why it happened.
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Cons

  • Larger workspaces.
  • Ongoing support contracts based on LOE.
  • Better formula support and explanation within the model.
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  • I have not used a lot of accounting software in the past, just QuickBooks years ago, so as far as my knowledge goes is it easy enough to use and does the job it is intended to do.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics GP9.9
Based on 7 answers
Good product.
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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

Anaplan8.1
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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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
No answers on this topic

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
No answers on this topic

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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Microsoft Dynamics GP8.2
Based on 3 answers
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Alternatives Considered

Honestly, having implemented Anaplan at another company, I knew it would suit our needs here and convinced management to get the tool on that basis. We already use a mix of Cognos BI, Tableau, and Excel ... but our need was something apart from what those can provide.
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Microsoft Dynamics GP is one of the best ERP's for a medium or small business in the market today. When we were looking for the right software, it had already a connection developed with our 3rd party logistics system, so the decision was pretty easy since the logistic / supply & chain is the main core of this particular company's business.
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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

  • I'm sure the impact is positive. We have streamlined many processes and created capacity for our finance team.
  • It's great to have "one source of truth" and know that everyone is looking at the same metrics.
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  • Positive - consolidated financials save thousands annually
  • Negative - upgrades can be complicated and expensive. Plan for $20-$30k (or more) in time and materials from a reputable partner depending on the complexity of the upgrade and the size of your environment.
  • Positive - robust user community provides answers to many common questions, for free.
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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