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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Well Suited
  • Any process that you expect to change frequently.
  • A process within a dynamic environment, such as high tech / the startup world, where you expect significant business process changes.
  • Any process that requires a significant number of collaborators.
  • Any process where you intend for users to update logic with Excel-like formulas.
  • Any process where using Google Docs has failed to accommodate your needs for data integrity.
Less Appropriate
  • Data visualization - Anaplan has capabilities here, but other tools are more focused on this.
  • Data storage - Anaplan is not a data warehouse and has limits on what you can store.
Matthew Kuo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Vishal Shivdasani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.5
Oracle EPM Cloud
6.5
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.5
Oracle EPM Cloud
5.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
5.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
7.7
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.2
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.8
Report Versioning
Anaplan
7.9
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.1
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.4
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
7.4
Oracle EPM Cloud
6.2
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.2

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.2
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.4
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.2
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.5
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.6
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.5
Forecasting
Anaplan
9.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.1
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
8.4
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.4
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.1
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.5

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.4
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.7
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
9.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.8
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.7
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.4
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.6
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.8
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.5
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.4
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
8.9
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.1

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.1
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.4
Management Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.4
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
5.2
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.2
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.3

Analytics

Anaplan
6.9
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.2
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
7.2
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.1
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.9
Oracle EPM Cloud
6.7
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.5
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.1
Oracle EPM Cloud
5.8
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
6.5
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.6
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.6

Integration

Anaplan
8.2
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.6
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0
Excel data integration
Anaplan
7.2
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.7
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.9
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
5.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
5.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
5.3
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
5.7

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.7

Pros

Anaplan

  • Anaplan is great for headcount reporting. We have reports by dept, office location, and subsidiary that is great for planning and also for full company reporting.
  • Although they can be complicated to set up, Anaplan is also great for setting up complex P&L views. For example, setting up a P&L with a combination of subs/depts., that still needs to consolidate to the total P&L.
  • Systems-wise, I like that it's impossible to #REF the model! Anaplan shows you where everything is referenced, so it's very difficult to break anything.
  • I also like that formulas copy across, so there is no chance of pointing to the wrong cell, like in Excel
Dan Shuwarger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

  • Account Reconciliation CLoud Services provides tight integration with Oracle R12 and 11i . Provides drillback capability. It is flexible and provides rich functionality to users.
  • We have implemented ARCS on cloud and migrated planning and budgeting from On premise to PBCS and EPBCS. Functionality is onpar with onpremise. Provides regular updates monthly
  • We don't need to upgrades every year and saved a lot on Hardware.
Raju Aenike | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Anaplan

  • Performance - in the case of complex business cases, the size of Anaplan is increasing drastically, and even a simple click would take more than it should.
  • UI - The User interface needs to be improved: group/expand hierarchy, "Ctrl " + select option to allow multi selection, Content page clean up, easier "Drag & drop" when customizing or building exports.
  • Review & enhance the type of security user roles.
Szilvia Havasreti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

  • The limitation of constrained out of the box dimensions that requires ripping the initial implementation to add the new dimensions is a major drawback.
  • Smartview interface is cumbersome for many.
  • The only financial adapter is available for integration for other modules we have to go with file-based uploads which is cumbersome and not real-time.
  • It is very costly in terms of licensing unlike other Oracle products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

Oracle EPM Cloud 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We have a pretty good userbase who are at the high level who gained value from this tool. Discontinuing this tool is prone to impact their day to day operations. Also the data in this tool cannot alter the source, which maintains the integrity of this tool. Smartview is a cool addition that gained lot of traction as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Chris Friederich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

Oracle EPM Cloud 8.0
Based on 1 answer
EPM usability is good in some modules but needs some improvement in others
Aissam Drai | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

Oracle EPM Cloud 10.0
Based on 1 answer
EPM has been so far available all the time
Aissam Drai | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

Oracle EPM Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The product performance is so far very good
Aissam Drai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

Oracle EPM Cloud 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Support from our implementation partner is a 10/10, but support from Oracle is awful. Case in point: recently over a 2-day period, there were a series of intermittent outages. Oracle actually asked US for the outage time-stamps. I would have thought that, since we were paying them, they should probably be able to tell us!
Greg Grey | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

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/
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
Based on 12 answers
Agile methodology and breaking the work down into sprints was very helpful. Implementation required a deeper dive into our data than expected for the consultants to be able to construct the data model. But once it was in place, the focus on knowledge transfer enabled us to be able to use the product effectively after the team rolled off.
Steve Ridgley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

Oracle EPM Cloud 8.0
Based on 16 answers
I suggest doubling the time to implement from the initial quote you get from the Sales team. That's always been the case for me for multiple EPMs now. The out-of-the-box functionality of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud is pretty robust so I appreciate that and it really helped us get the ball rolling quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

Anaplan was an easy choice because two other divisions in our company used it in limited ways - either only sales ops or financial reporting. In addition, it was the hands down best choice given the complexity and size of our organization. We operate in a highly matrixed organization across the globe therefore, we needed a powerful and flexible platform; not all options allowed for this flexibility nor were they suited for large multi-national companies.
Tara Kirby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

We used to use Prophix before we switched over to Oracle EPM Cloud. In general, Oracle EPM Cloud and Prophix have similar feature offerings, but Oracle EPM takes advantage of the current major leading technologies. We chose EPM Cloud since we needed to access the Cloud through a web-based client. However, I would say that Prophix out performs Oracle EPM Cloud in terms of it's customer support service and abundance of integrations
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

Oracle EPM Cloud 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is scalable
Aissam Drai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • 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.
Kelley Haghighi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle EPM Cloud

  • Our users currently finds the product cumbersome to use and don't like the UI & webforms
  • eliminated the need to manual consolidate excel templates, thereby reducing risk.
  • Smartview allows FPA team to pull data out of the system very easily & perform their own analyses
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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 EPM Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
7.8
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
Oracle EPM Cloud
9.0

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
10.0

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
9.0

Support Rating

Anaplan
8.1
Oracle EPM Cloud
7.0

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
Oracle EPM Cloud

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
Oracle EPM Cloud

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
Oracle EPM Cloud
8.0

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