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Anaplan

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205 Ratings

Oracle Cloud Platform

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79 Ratings

Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Score 8.1 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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Oracle Cloud Platform

The ability to easily maintain the database and add computing resources was a key reason. The app is being used by remote staff, is not overly large but performance and availability are very important. Being hosted on Oracle's Cloud Platform allows for 24x7 access by end users and we can easily adjust the computing resources if more is needed.More will be needed as we roll this app to the field. The nice part about this solution is we will not have to re-host the database or app because of growth.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.5
Oracle Cloud Platform
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle Cloud Platform
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle Cloud Platform
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
Oracle Cloud Platform
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.0
Oracle Cloud Platform

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Platform-as-a-Service

Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.7
Ease of building user interfaces
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.3
Scalability
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.6
Platform management overhead
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
6.1
Workflow engine capability
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.5
Platform access control
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.6
Services-enabled integration
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
8.6
Development environment creation
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
8.4
Development environment replication
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
8.0
Issue monitoring and notification
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.4
Issue recovery
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.5
Upgrades and platform fixes
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
8.7

Pros

  • We really like the Data Hub concept. We are working on multiple projects with regards to aggregating data from multiple sources, and Data Hub has worked well for us thus far.
  • Agility is key for our businesses and we feel that Anaplan gives us the ability to remain flexible and reactive to the changes throughout our businesses.
  • As a administrator I really like the resources provided by Anaplan such as Anapedia. It makes it really simple to ask questions and find answers if we are having difficulty with certain items.
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  • Very easy for creation of PAAS services like Oracle Database as a Service, Oracle Analytics Cloud, Oracle Compute Instances.
  • UI Control on applying automatic/schedule patches on the Oracle Cloud Services of Oracle Cloud Platform.
  • Easy maintainability of application services in terms of admin activities like restarting of services, extend of CPU core, data storage on the Oracle Cloud Service.
  • Oracle Cloud Platform allows you to control charges based on amount of CPU core purchased for the organization. The needs may change based upon what is being used by number of users or number of hours.
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Cons

  • I believe user set up within Anaplan is one of the areas that could be improved greatly.
  • Workflow is another area that I believe could be improved. Currently, I do not believe, there is a way to create an action against workflow. This would be a great benefit rather than moving the item to complete or in progress if you could write an action for it.
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  • No keyboard shortcuts
  • Visually unappealing
  • Limitations in integrating with other software
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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
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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 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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After a long time studying and testing some players, we chose Oracle Cloud Platform because our tests worked well; the employees are attentive and partners are experts on cloud products.
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

We've been able to reduce our spending on planning software and support. We've also been able to integrate monthly outlooks into our planning process rather than only being able to do quarterly budgets while doing the monthly outlooks in excel. Our planning process has become more flexible and we're able to see impacts of changes to the plan more quickly
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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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  • It increased trusted customers for our company.
  • Helped to maintain the various team workloads.
  • Reduced the overall expenses/cost and increased company productivity.
  • It also helps us make business decisions effectively.
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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/

Oracle Cloud Platform

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