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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 EPM Cloud

It is well suited in a geographically distributed environment where you have various key participants in multiple time zones providing input and necessary explanations on performance and measured successIt is less appropriate where you have a single office environment with a single finance department working together.It is also less suited when the GL is NOT an Oracle product and the interface between the GL and the reporting software needs to be implemented with utmost care and handling.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.5
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.4
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.9
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.7
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.7
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.7

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.4
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.6
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.9
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.3
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
5.9

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.1
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.4
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.4
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.8
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Oracle EPM Cloud
6.1

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.8
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.6
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.4
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.2
Oracle EPM Cloud
6.3

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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  • Easy Deployment - since the infrastructure is all in place and doesn't need coordination between internal teams in installing servers or providing background support from relational database personnel.
  • Open access - users don't have to be connected to the VPN if they have to finish some work real quick.
  • Less administrative work for admins on managing and setting Essbase properties etc.. for optimization.
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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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  • Performance has not been reliable in the cloud and support from Oracle always requires escalation
  • Dashboard reporting would be better if it allowed stronger publishing and distribution outside the application.
  • Better troubleshooting tools for the end user for performance and errors
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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
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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Oracle EPM Cloud6.8
Based on 7 answers
There were some difficulties but Oracle has proven to be a reliable partner that will help us deliver and keep promises of improvement.
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Alternatives Considered

Honestly, having implemented Anaplan at another company, I knew it would suit our needs here and convinced management to get the tool on that basis. We already use a mix of Cognos BI, Tableau, and Excel ... but our need was something apart from what those can provide.
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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud was selected becasue we had an Oracle CRM system and bought an Oracle ERP system at the same time. Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud is based on Essbase, the original and oldest OLAP cube system and is either inherently inferior to Infor EPM or appears that way due to way due to the way our consultants have implemented it.
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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 has taken far longer to implement than planned, is still a work in progress and hasn't yet got us back to where we were with Infor.
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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 EPM Cloud

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing per user varies by component within the Oracle EPM Cloud solution. Please see pricing information for the EPM Cloud components on cloud.oracle.com or contact Oracle Sales at +1.800.633.0738.