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Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings

Obero SPM

4 Ratings

Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

Obero SPM

4 Ratings
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Score 6.6 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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Obero SPM

Forecasting and reporting capabilities are very user-friendly. The interface is good for cross-business functionality!
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Pros

  • Hyperbloc architecture -- the ability to see changes to models instantly cascade through all the models.
  • Function agnostic platform - the ability to adapt the platform to many different use cases and integrate those use cases into a connected planning environment.
  • Cloud architecture. Security and product enhancements come automatically.
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  • User-Friendly
  • Fast
  • Support
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Cons

  • Some of the charting is limited
  • Some formatting options could be better
  • Excel Add-in has only just been revamped
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  • Dashboard is on a different page
  • Needing to rerun reports
  • Not being able to download reports and edit them
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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

Anaplan8.0
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
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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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan user case was easy to pull together on our own without consultants. The other tools were more complex to understand and set up.Cost-wise it stacked up nicely against other tools as well
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Obero is much more user-friendly and updated from the older versions.
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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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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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  • Efficiency
  • Centralized
  • Accurate
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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/

Obero SPM

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