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Score 8.4 out of 101
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Score 9.2 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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Narvar

If you are an e-commerce retailer that needs out of the box functionality to enhance your shipment tracking, then I highly recommend Narvar. The monthly spend far out weighs the cost of having an internal team build this out --- not to mention the time it takes to spin the solution up.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.5
Narvar
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
Narvar
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
Narvar
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
Narvar
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
Narvar
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.7
Narvar

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.5
Narvar
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
7.7
Narvar
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.5
Narvar
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Narvar
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
5.9
Narvar
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Narvar
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
7.2
Narvar
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.0
Narvar

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Narvar
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.4
Narvar
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
Narvar
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Narvar
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Narvar
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
Narvar
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Narvar

Integration

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

Pros

  • Real - time - the cloud based technology allows all changes & its impact is visible in real time.
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  • Narvar offered us a turn-key solution that we had up and running in less than a month.
  • Narvar offered several out of the box widgets (solutions) to help build/customize content (calendar view, milestone icons, SMS messaging and personalize content based on items purchased).
  • Narvar's solution is scalable/expandable to include returns (once we are ready).
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Cons

  • Performance - in the case of complex business cases, the size of Anaplan is increasing drastically, and even a simple click would take more than it should.
  • UI - The User interface needs to be improved: group/expand hierarchy, "Ctrl " + select option to allow multi selection, Content page clean up, easier "Drag & drop" when customizing or building exports.
  • Review & enhance the type of security user roles.
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  • Narvar could do a better job at keeping in touch with their custom and informing them on ways to improve their experience. Many times, I had to be the one to reach out.
  • Monthly review meetings were often missed with limited reporting. Narvar finally created a reporting dashboard which helped eliminate the need for frequent meetings.
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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

Anaplan8.1
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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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

Anaplan6.7
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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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan requires less IT support and its calculation engine is far more powerful. Anaplan is also less expensive when total cost of ownership is considered. We also liked that you're able to use Anaplan for a variety of business planning functions rather than having a bespoke tool for budgets or commissions or demand planning etc.
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At the time, Narvar had no other competitors to my knowledge. We looked at building this functionality in house which had a 3 month estimate. Everyone involved happily welcomed the tool.
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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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  • Customer experience & perception (while hard to measure) has definitely increased given the feedback that the call center received.
  • Social interaction as well as rating/reviews saw an increase in engagement since the user was on a branded experience and could click through to other content areas
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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/

Narvar

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