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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 Hyperion

A global company of our scale and operations covering more than 60 countries requires a robust consolidation and reporting tool that can integrate various business verticals and provide timely and accurate financial results to all levels of the management for decision making and control. Hyperion is well suited for our reporting requirements, given its flexibility to handle matrix organization reporting with alternate hierarchies. Though Hyperion can handle capabilities like currency revaluation and translation, we are not using these features in our organization as they are performed in the ERP itself.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.5
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.7
Oracle Hyperion
8.0

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.5
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
7.7
Oracle Hyperion
8.1
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.5
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
5.9
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
7.2
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.0
Oracle Hyperion
7.5

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
8.0

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.5
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Oracle Hyperion
7.0

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle Hyperion
8.0

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
9.0
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
Report Versioning
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
8.0

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.0

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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  • This product handles budgeting by Employee and/or Position very well. It is highly flexible and allows Hyperion administrators the ability to develop a planning application that fits a variety of different business needs.
  • It is great at calculating benefits using business rules to automate the population of these fringe costs in the overall budget planning process. This greatly reduces user error.
  • It allows you to seed the operating budget based on changes to key drivers, such as percentage increases, flat dollar increases and more detailed changes using business rules.
  • Allows visibility into the plans for each unit across the organization, rolled up into an overall budget for the campus.
  • It handles the creation of budgets with multiple chartfield segments or dimensions, which most other budgeting systems cannot handle well. It can aggregate these very quickly.
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Cons

  • The reporting/dashboarding capability is adequate but could be enhanced.
  • Anaplan is somewhat intuitive ... but it DOES require an investment of time and energy to become proficient in it. The ability to use it for more and more use cases is limited by the number of personnel who truly understand the tool. The corollary is that unless that knowledge is spread to multiple people on the team, there can be substantial risk were a key resource to leave the group.
  • Building a new model does require a fair amount of up-front planning and construction. So there are some things we would rather do in Anaplan than Excel ... but unless they have continuing utility, we find ourselves unlikely to perform quick analyses in Anaplan.
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  • Oracle Hyperion requires a lot of knowledge and expertise to be successful.
  • The underlying infrastructure of Oracle Hyperion is complex and can be difficult to implement.
  • Some of the Oracle Hyperion application servers only run on Windows. Windows can sometimes be unstable.
  • Oracle Hyperion application server processes are dependent on each other and need to be started in a specific order. Therefore, if certain services die on one server, it could require all services/processes in the entire Hyperion landscape to be restarted in the correct order.
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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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Oracle Hyperion5.0
Based on 1 answer
We're in the middle of the road because we are not sure that other products on the market fit the bill for what we need yet. Hyperion is expensive and burdensome from an administrator and maintenance standpoint, but it still seems to be the best solution for what we need. Show us an equally capable SaaS consolidation product and we'll talk again.
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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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Oracle Hyperion8.0
Based on 1 answer
The premium support team provides much needed dedicated customer service which we are after for what we have paid for this service. We are satisfied with the service and support and do not have any instance where there was an issue that requires escalation to get the right support team. Though the incidence of major issues that requires the premium support are less, we prefer to keep this as a safety net.
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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 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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Pricing is one factor and the features offered by the Oracle EPM and IBM Cognos shifted the favour in terms of Oracle EPM.
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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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  • Better audit trails for SOX compliance
  • Dramatic reduction in complexity and time for our consolidation process
  • Better control for partially owned companies. HFM has replaced lot of work that used to be manual
  • We couldn’t train our users to maintain and develop new rules, so the system forced us to have a dedicated service for support and improvements
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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 Hyperion

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