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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 JD Edwards World

The payables module is great, easy access to what we owe and what we have paid to vendors. The flipside to this is the amount of invoices we have on certain accounts that we can't always access. The financial reports come out nicely and are easy to view, the easy accessibility to our users country-wide is nice.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.5
Oracle JD Edwards World
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
Oracle JD Edwards World
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
Oracle JD Edwards World
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
Oracle JD Edwards World
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
Oracle JD Edwards World
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.7
Oracle JD Edwards World

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
Oracle JD Edwards World
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle JD Edwards World
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle JD Edwards World
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
Oracle JD Edwards World
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle JD Edwards World

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Oracle JD Edwards World
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.5
Oracle JD Edwards World
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
Oracle JD Edwards World
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle JD Edwards World
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Oracle JD Edwards World
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
Oracle JD Edwards World
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Oracle JD Edwards World

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Oracle JD Edwards World
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
Oracle JD Edwards World
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle JD Edwards World
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.3
Oracle JD Edwards World

Payroll Management

Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0
Pay calculation
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0

Security

Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.4
Single sign-on capability
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.4
Role-based user permissions
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.4

Reporting & Analytics

Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.5
Standard reports
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0
Custom reports
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.5
Accounts payable
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.4
Accounts receivable
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0
Global Financial Support
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0
Intercompany Accounting
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.0
Localizations
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.0
Standardized Processes
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0

Inventory Management

Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0
Inventory tracking
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0

Order Management

Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0
Pricing
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0
Order entry
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.4
Automated Invoice Processing
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.4
Cash Management
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.4
Asset Management
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.0
Travel & Expense Management
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
9.0
Period Close
Anaplan
Oracle JD Edwards World
10.0

Pros

  • 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
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  • The payables module is great, easy access to what we have paid and what we need to pay.
  • We can do all of our financial statements, it helps get our P7L's out in timely matter each month.
  • The easy integration with our image system, makes it accesilble for users to click on invoice numbers in JDE and get an image of that invoice.
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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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  • One issue is the number of records I can access, wish it was more
  • We have large vendors with thousands of invoices, and I can't always get to them due to size.
  • Sometimes hard to change reports.
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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
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 was selected by management without technical expertise. Now there is no way back.
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No other products.
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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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  • Easy way to pay our vendors.
  • Easy process for closing periods.
  • Nice financial reporting.
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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 JD Edwards World

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