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Score 7.8 out of 101

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

We had been slowly implementing Oracle products to replace several existing systems and so we needed a platform that would work to integrate across all of these solutions. Our company is fairly large and we work with a variety of clients and vendors as well. We needed an easier way for everyone to access information and discuss what data and future integration were most appropriate.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.2
Oracle Cloud Platform
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.2
Oracle Cloud Platform

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.0
Oracle Cloud Platform
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle Cloud Platform
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle Cloud Platform
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.3
Oracle Cloud Platform

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
6.9
Oracle Cloud Platform
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
6.9
Oracle Cloud Platform

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.5
Oracle Cloud Platform
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.9
Oracle Cloud Platform
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.8
Oracle Cloud Platform
Forecasting
Anaplan
9.0
Oracle Cloud Platform
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
8.5
Oracle Cloud Platform
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.4
Oracle Cloud Platform

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.3
Oracle Cloud Platform
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.7
Oracle Cloud Platform
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.6
Oracle Cloud Platform
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Oracle Cloud Platform
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Oracle Cloud Platform
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Oracle Cloud Platform
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle Cloud Platform
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
8.1
Oracle Cloud Platform

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.0
Oracle Cloud Platform
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.3
Oracle Cloud Platform
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.9
Oracle Cloud Platform
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
5.2
Oracle Cloud Platform
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Oracle Cloud Platform

Analytics

Anaplan
7.0
Oracle Cloud Platform
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
6.9
Oracle Cloud Platform
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
7.2
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
6.9
Oracle Cloud Platform
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Oracle Cloud Platform

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Oracle Cloud Platform
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.9
Oracle Cloud Platform
Excel data integration
Anaplan
7.4
Oracle Cloud Platform
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.7
Oracle Cloud Platform

Platform-as-a-Service

Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.5
Ease of building user interfaces
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.0
Scalability
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.2
Platform management overhead
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
6.4
Workflow engine capability
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.4
Platform access control
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.5
Services-enabled integration
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
8.2
Development environment creation
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.7
Development environment replication
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.9
Issue monitoring and notification
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
6.9
Issue recovery
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.3
Upgrades and platform fixes
Anaplan
Oracle Cloud Platform
8.6

Pros

Anaplan

  • Simultaneous data editing by several departments.
  • Large data calculation.
  • Agile access anywhere if you have Internet access.
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Oracle Cloud Platform

  • Elimination of IOPS price
  • Only public cloud to support rac
  • High performing baremetal instances
  • Fewer operational costs
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Cons

Anaplan

  • The number of options for charts and graphs is substantially smaller than in Excel.
  • Pricing is space based so adding more to the model can come at a price.
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Oracle Cloud Platform

  • Takes some time to fully integrate across a larger company, but this is more a reflection on how well a company's IT department handles this.
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Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan

Anaplan 8.2
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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Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Anaplan

Anaplan 8.2
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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Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan

Anaplan 10.0
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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Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.0
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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Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Anaplan

Anaplan 8.1
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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Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Anaplan

Anaplan 3.0
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.
Joe Bradbury profile photo

Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Anaplan

Anaplan 5.0
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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Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
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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Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

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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Oracle Cloud Platform

The Oracle Cloud Platform is a bit more pricey but maybe not when you take into account the less admin this environment needs over that of AWS. So far, we are pleased with the solution.
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Scalability

Anaplan

Anaplan 7.0
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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Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • 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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Oracle Cloud Platform

  • So far, this rollout has been quite successful.
  • We have not had to add any additional computing resources yet...but...the performance level is easy to monitor.
  • So far, no upgrades have been needed either...
  • So far...an excellent ROI
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Pricing Details

Anaplan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Oracle Cloud Platform

General

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

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