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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 Hyperion

Well suited: For use in multiple offices around the world. I was able to obtain financial reporting data from 5 foreign offices and then consolidate their data with 3 domestic USA offices to prepare a consolidated financial statement.Less Appropriate: Translating the financial value for consulting services could be a bit challenging because that required human interaction and judgement. It would have been great to be able to set up some software to be able to interpret this and let it run for all future project work revenue projection.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.5
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.5
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
7.7
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle Hyperion
6.7
Report Versioning
Anaplan
7.9
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
6.6

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.4
Oracle Hyperion
5.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
7.4
Oracle Hyperion
6.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
6.1

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.2
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.2
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.6
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Forecasting
Anaplan
9.0
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
8.4
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.1
Oracle Hyperion
8.4

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.4
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
9.0
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.7
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Oracle Hyperion
8.1
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.0
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
8.9
Oracle Hyperion
7.5

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.0
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
Management Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
5.2
Oracle Hyperion
8.9
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.6

Analytics

Anaplan
6.9
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
7.2
Oracle Hyperion
8.1
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.9
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.1
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
6.5
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Oracle Hyperion
7.4

Integration

Anaplan
8.2
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.6
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Excel data integration
Anaplan
7.2
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.9
Oracle Hyperion
7.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
6.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.3

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
6.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Oracle Hyperion
7.7

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 Hyperion

  • 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.
Teal Sexton | 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 Hyperion

  • One pain point for us is the consolidation and translation process. Needing to translate the data over and over again is frustrating and there is no visibility into how many users are running a translation. If multiple users attempt to translate the same data set, say goodbye to your performance but you have no way of knowing! (Unless you want to pull up a task audit which is not a very realistic expectation). It has the been the quickest way for us to bring the system to it's knees. The consolidation process performs in direct correlation to the complexity of the calculation/consolidation rules. So, while the product is extremely flexible, you still have to be careful how you design your rules and calculations to make sure that you do it on the smallest subset of data as possible to avoid large processing times. This makes sense, but requires some significant expertise that most organizations do not have in-house.
  • The Hyperion Financial Reporting product is ridiculously outdated and clunky to use. The interface for designing reports is not intuitive, and not easy to modify once a report is built. I think there must be a strategic decision to move away from it and go to something more like Oracle BI because I just can't understand why in the world they don't update the reporting product. It also requires a significant level of expertise to be able to use. Not a great solution at all if you want multiple end-users to create reports in something other than Excel. Nobody except the HFM admin (which I used to be) in our company even touches this module.
  • Another pain point is the amount of IT support that is required to run this thing, and again, specialized knowledge of Hyperion products and how they work is required for IT to adequately support it. This goes for application servers and the Oracle database that the applications are running on.
Matt Downing | 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 Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 5.0
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.
Matt Downing | 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 Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 8.0
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.
Anonymous | 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 Hyperion

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 Hyperion

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 Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Hyperion

I use Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Mangement because the company I work at requires me to use it in the Financial Planning sector as most of their data is stored in it. I am open minded and ready to use other performance management tools created by Oracle if my work permits.
Ricky Bhatia | 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 Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Hyperion

  • Oracle Hyperion allows us to automate and consolidate financial data that used to be performed manually in spreadsheets. From that perspective the ROI is huge.
  • Oracle Hyperion functionality is extensive and allows us to perform most functions for planning, consolidating and reporting on our financial data.
  • One negative with Oracle Hyperion is that it is complicated to implement and maintain. It takes expertise at all levels (infrastructure and management) to realize the benefits from it.
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 Hyperion

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
7.8
Oracle Hyperion
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
Oracle Hyperion
5.0

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
Oracle Hyperion

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
Oracle Hyperion

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
Oracle Hyperion

Support Rating

Anaplan
8.1
Oracle Hyperion
8.0

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
Oracle Hyperion

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
Oracle Hyperion

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
Oracle Hyperion

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
Oracle Hyperion

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