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Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings

Oracle EPM Cloud

117 Ratings

Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

Oracle EPM Cloud

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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 EPM Cloud

EPBCS driver based solution was a great fit to our requirements. We didn't have to go for any customization. It was a perfect out of box fit for us and for any future integration too.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.4
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.3
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.5
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.8
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.8
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.6
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.5

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.5
Oracle EPM Cloud
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
7.7
Oracle EPM Cloud
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.6
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
7.1
Oracle EPM Cloud
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.1
Oracle EPM Cloud

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.1
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.3
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.5
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
Oracle EPM Cloud
9.1
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.4
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
6.1

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.0
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.3
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.2
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
7.4
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.5
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.2
Oracle EPM Cloud
6.3

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.6
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.5
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.3
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.2
Oracle EPM Cloud
6.2

Pros

  • Modeling is next level in Anaplan. With a background deep in Excel modeling and the frustrations that come along with it, Anaplan is a breath of fresh air and is actually fun to build and model in.
  • Dashboarding and synchronization. The synchronization feature in Anaplan is one of the greatest things ever. As its core Anaplan models are built around hierarchical lists and dimensions and using similar dimensions in dashboards allows you to synchronize to different views of the same data with simple clicks around a dashboard. It makes reporting and BI extremely user friendly and flexible.
  • Its fast. If you had the same exact model in Excel and Anaplan. That model in Excel would be like riding and old bike with under-inflated tires, while Anaplan would be like driving a Tesla in Ludicrous mode. The ability to have your entire business modeled on a single platform, potentially across multiple models, where when you make a change the entire model updates within seconds, is invaluable in making decisions.
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  • Reduce cost of support
  • Reduce maintenance time
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Cons

  • Error handling can be annoying. A single formula error can lock up your model for 2-5 minutes while it reverts back to before you pressed enter, and while its improved a little in the year I've been using Anaplan, there are certain situations where I feel like it could be eliminated or made more efficient.
  • Time subsets would be really nice.
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  • Automation capabilities using EPM automate utilities are limited when compared to on-prem
  • No replacement for Ess comands
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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

Anaplan8.0
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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Oracle EPM Cloud7.0
Based on 6 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

Anaplan has a much more powerful modelling engine compared to Adaptive Insights. Adaptive might have prettier dashboards, but their product is inferior at it's core. We were impressed by everything Anaplan could do and are glad that we chose it over the competition. We also are very impressed by Anaplan's customer success team and their knowledge
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

Anaplan has transformed the way we operate our finance department. We have slashed the amount of time it takes to build manual reports and instead can focus our energy on providing greater detail and insight for our budget managers. We've reduced our processing time from 3 days down to 15-30 minutes per month. We also can provide data to our end users that they never have had access to before
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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

  • I'm sure the impact is positive. We have streamlined many processes and created capacity for our finance team.
  • It's great to have "one source of truth" and know that everyone is looking at the same metrics.
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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.