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Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings

MoData

3 Ratings

Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

MoData

3 Ratings
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Score 8.5 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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MoData

Well suited to high velocity sales environments where managers could make better strategic decisions with better metrics.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Pros

  • Modeling is next level in Anaplan. With a background deep in Excel modeling and the frustrations that come along with it, Anaplan is a breath of fresh air and is actually fun to build and model in.
  • Dashboarding and synchronization. The synchronization feature in Anaplan is one of the greatest things ever. As its core Anaplan models are built around hierarchical lists and dimensions and using similar dimensions in dashboards allows you to synchronize to different views of the same data with simple clicks around a dashboard. It makes reporting and BI extremely user friendly and flexible.
  • Its fast. If you had the same exact model in Excel and Anaplan. That model in Excel would be like riding and old bike with under-inflated tires, while Anaplan would be like driving a Tesla in Ludicrous mode. The ability to have your entire business modeled on a single platform, potentially across multiple models, where when you make a change the entire model updates within seconds, is invaluable in making decisions.
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  • Custom decision trees allow us to get to the exact reports we need as a business, not generic ones
  • Exportable custom reports make preparing for board meetings far quicker and I have confidence in the data
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Cons

  • The dashboard functionality is basic therefore, we have to bring in Tableau to provide a more professional view of the outputs as well as to allow management to more easily slice and dice data.
  • There is an Anaplan learning center however, I have not found it useful when I have questions. We are fortunate to have Aviana Global guiding us through the initial phases of our process. Without our consultants, learning Anaplan would be overwhelming.
  • The Anaplan Connect needs to be improved. We are considering a third party ETL, but we prefer that Anaplan have this capability built into its platform.
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  • Simplify the options... the platform can do SO much that it can be overwhelming.
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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

Anaplan8.0
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 has a much more powerful modelling engine compared to Adaptive Insights. Adaptive might have prettier dashboards, but their product is inferior at it's core. We were impressed by everything Anaplan could do and are glad that we chose it over the competition. We also are very impressed by Anaplan's customer success team and their knowledge
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Modata was a very unique solution, so once we found it, I stopped looking
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

While we have not done a formal ROI calculation on our Anaplan implementation it has benefited our business in a number of ways:1. Error avoidance - Once a process is built there is no worrying about which version of the spreadsheet am I looking at!2. Data validation - I personally saved >10 hours per week that I used to spend manipulating and validating data coming and going to and from different sources.3. Analysis - By vastly improving our tool and processes we now can build and perform analyses that we never even considered before Anaplan.4. Repeatable - No longer is our process dependent on tribal knowledge or a specific individual to maintain or repair.
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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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  • The ROI is on the accuracy of reporting data
  • Time saves on financial forecasting
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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/

MoData

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
The vendor offers custom pricing depending on: the size and makeup of your team, where your data is housed, your technology stack, customer segmentation, or the features you want. The vendor offers custom quoting and a free trial.