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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Anaplan is great for Sales Ops, FP&A, and basically anything that is heavy Excel-based. It's great at summarizing large amounts of data, like pivot tables. It's also great for crunching Salesforce data. I don't have a need for SQL, but I'm sure it would great for any kind of database summarization use case.
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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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.5
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
7.7
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
6.5
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
7.2
Oracle Cloud Platform
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.0
Oracle Cloud Platform

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
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
8.3
Oracle Cloud Platform

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Oracle Cloud Platform
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.4
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
7.5
Oracle Cloud Platform
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Oracle Cloud Platform

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Oracle Cloud Platform
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
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
7.2
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
7.9
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

  • It is a very user-friendly platform that allows individuals without IT backgrounds to build models in simple syntax. If you know how to use Excel, you will be able to pick up model building in Anaplan with relative ease using the guided build methodology.
  • Anaplan is a blank slate that allows for multi-dimension models in which we determine the dimensions versus forcing us to adhere to predetermined dimensions.
  • Maintaining our company hierarchies in data hub allows us to change information there and have it automatically pushed out to all spoke models versus changing 10-20 spreadsheets.
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  • Dramatically increases computing performance and as a result, it reduces any excessive IT costs
  • Integration of other Oracle products is easy and efficient
  • A user-friendly environment which also reduces any unnecessary IT support thus freeing up their time
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Cons

  • Errors handling. If you make a mistake in formula, the model might freeze for all users for several minutes.
  • Multistage calculations may cause the app to work slowly.
  • Too few functions are yet available. Tons of simple actions are really hard to implement in some cases including PRODUCT, VLOOKUP and CASE SELECT.
  • Bugs that were reported months ago are not fixed.
  • Really poor technical support. There are only 5 or so tech support guys globally and you have to wait for their answer sometimes for too long. Mostly they only give you temporary workarounds because of the bugs that won't be fixed in the nearest future.
  • No Android app.
  • End users have no interface settings at all. Only administrators may save export views and all the useful tune-ups.
  • No friendly interface to edit user rights. When their quantity exceeds 30 or more changing the rights becomes a disaster.
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  • We really didn't see any need for improvement yet. The app is based on APEX anyway so it all is located on the cloud platform.
  • ...will update this review if I find something that we feel needs attention though
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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

Anaplan8.1
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
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 was selected by management without technical expertise. Now there is no way back.
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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

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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  • We reduced our costs.
  • We are in compliance with the laws of the country.
  • Total integration and data replication with the production environment.
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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