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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Anaplan is great for collaborative planning and complex business models that require frequent updates and quick feedback. Ease of use, ease of development, deployment & maintenance accelerates business adoptionIt's not a great reporting or analytics tool. Limited model sizes limit the capability to capture large data sets and need for Data Warehouse for plan over plan & historic analysis and reporting
Rama Narravula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

Integration Pentaho with Hitachi Vantara is a successful idea, it has increased the speed of work in all departments of the organization. We recommend Hitachi Pentaho Enterprise Edition (Lumada DataOps Suite) to our customers in all industries, information technology, human resources, hospitals, health services, financial companies, and any organization that deals with information and databases and we believe Pentaho is one of the good options because it's agile, safe, powerful, flexible and easy to learn.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
Pentaho
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
Pentaho
8.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.4
Pentaho
7.8
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.8
Pentaho
8.8
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.5
Pentaho
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.7
Pentaho
7.1
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Pentaho
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.1

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.1
Pentaho
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.1
Pentaho
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Pentaho
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.6

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.2
Pentaho
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
8.3
Pentaho
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
6.6
Pentaho
7.5
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
7.1
Pentaho
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
6.7
Pentaho
8.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.7
Pentaho
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
8.3
Pentaho
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.9
Pentaho
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
Pentaho
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
9.0
Pentaho
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.6
Pentaho

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.2
Pentaho
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.4
Pentaho
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.9
Pentaho
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Pentaho
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Pentaho
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Pentaho
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Pentaho
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.6
Pentaho

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.5
Pentaho
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Pentaho
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Pentaho
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
7.4
Pentaho
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Pentaho

Analytics

Anaplan
8.3
Pentaho
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
9.0
Pentaho
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
8.3
Pentaho
KPIs
Anaplan
8.0
Pentaho
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
8.6
Pentaho
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
8.7
Pentaho
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.0
Pentaho

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Pentaho
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.5
Pentaho
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.0
Pentaho
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.5
Pentaho

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Pentaho
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.8
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Pentaho
8.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
Pentaho
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
Pentaho
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.7
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
Pentaho
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaplan
Pentaho
7.9
REST API
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.5
Javascript API
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.6
iFrames
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.2
Java API
Anaplan
Pentaho
8.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaplan
Pentaho
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaplan
Pentaho
9.2

Pros

Anaplan

  • Allows the business to link different planning streams into one place
  • Gives users a single source to view data, no more comparing offline templates in excel
  • Intuitive new UX that allows us to be more customizable when tailoring to needs of end-users
Scott Eckman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • The built-in ETL tools are easy to learn, and can quickly import and transform any data you have.
  • The excellent visualizations and charts are pleasing to the eye, and looks are important in sales and marketing presentations.
  • The rollout was fast, we installed the software and were building dashboards within minutes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Anaplan

  • Enablement -- Anaplan should invest more in both its training capability and training content. Anaplan is not the most difficult tool to learn, but having more foundation in this area would make the ramp-up process significantly easier
  • Storage -- Anaplan is not a data warehouse. This is understandable given data warehousing is not their primary value proposition, but many times we run close to the storage limits of Anaplan, and it would be great if Anaplan had different storage size options for its workspaces.
  • User Interface -- Anaplan's user interface could be streamlined and improved to become more intuitive and accommodate more shortcut keys.
Matthew Kuo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • At first, one needs to learn the basic concept of this software before going for the implementation. Once you are an expert on this then you will rock it.
  • Some of the basic features need to be enhanced such as sharing and collaboration capabilities
  • Needs to support automatically generated analytic visualizations or models
Ilham AB | 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

Pentaho

Pentaho 8.8
Based on 11 answers
I will use Pentaho until I find a better tool with a better, easier to use report designer client. For now, Pentaho has been the most powerful reporting tool for our clients because of its ability to connect to Odoo, integrate in Odoo (reports are accessible in Odoo) and the flexibility in report design and parameter integration
Adam O'Connor | 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

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I would have liked some hands on help in trying to match what Customers were already used to. Plus having a team of Java/BI folks was difficult to assemble since what required to be done in an object oriented fashion could have easily been done via a SQL construct. This hash of technologies was difficult to manage.
Deepak Paramanand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan

Anaplan 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Pentaho

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Pentaho

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 5 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

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.0
Based on 5 answers
We are an Enterprise customer. They handle problems INSTANTLY when they are critical, including initiation an immediate WebEx screen share call when needed. Smaller/less-critical problems are handled within 1-2 days -- and NEVER fall off their radar, no matter how small.As needed, we can also leverage "professional services" from them -- much of which is included in our Enterprise contract. Finally, when a problem I have discovered turns out to be a bug..they create a JIRA for the fix, and make me a watcher. I love seeing notes come in showing me status updates of bugs filed because of something I found. They really are TOP-NOTCH.
Sandro Frattura | 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

Pentaho

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

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Course Taken: DI1000 Pentaho Data Integration FundamentalsSetup A week before your class started, the instructor will start sending out class material and lab setup instructions. This is helpful so that you understand how the environment is laid out and can start reviewing the content. Ultimately it saved about a 1/2 day trying to setup with 10 other people online which was great! The CourseThe 3-day course was laid out like many other technical classes with 15-30 minutes instruction and 15-60 minutes of lab exercises. The instructor was very knowledgeable with the functionality from version to version and answered questions as we went along. I was amazed at some of the functionality that was available that I was not using at the time and quickly implemented changes to many existing transformations and jobs. The novice users seemed to catch on quickly and more experienced users explained how some of the functionality was used in their home environments. Towards the end there was enough time so that we were able to ask very directed questions about our own environments. Overall, I really found the class to be informative and deliver enough information to be dangerous. My skills improved and I was able to design better and efficient transformations for the HIE. Course Description: https://training.pentaho.com/instructor-led-training/pentaho-data-integration-fundamentals-di1000
Stephanie Dozier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
Based on 24 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

Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
Based on 2 answers
Get the right people in before starting implementation. Start small and build as you go approach is time consuming and involves lot of rework.Evangalize within the organization the capabilities and limitations equally so that correct delivery expectations are set.Set expectations with the Customer that the tool cannot replace proprietary software in terms of stability/usability and that timelines could change given the new ness of the product.
Deepak Paramanand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

During the selection process at the end of 2012, we were thinking of Excel as the main tool, or an in-house software built by ourselves, however, this would have taken us ages, so we checked what is available on the market. Anaplan was a small start-up at that time, but it helped us to ensure we can customize the software to our needs.
Szilvia Havasreti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

We evaluated many typical BI software vendors including Micro-strategy, JasperSoft and Tableau. Tableau would have been a top pick if it had better support for OEM. We had to compete against Tableau in many customers to try to get them to upgrade to use our analytics and found that they were very hard to displace due to how easy it is to use.The organization I worked for had been through other partnerships with Micro-strategy and I believe that may have had an impact on them not wanting to use them again, but I was not involved in the final decisions on that.
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

Pentaho

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • Anaplan has been good to plan future fiscal years, by doing the planning in here and seeing the financial impact certain variables can produce it is easier to make decisions within the company such as hiring, eliminating certain costs etc., to achieve the financial results as set in the company goals.
  • Dashboards have been really helpful for the financial executives as very specific data can be analysed and presented in the dashboards focused to specific financial teams, so it is easier to see the actual results and forecasts.
  • On the negative side, since Anaplan is a complex tool to handle, it is better to have a dedicated resource or resources to the handling in Anplan. Regular business analysts could not handle their regular tasks and doing complex configurations in Anaplan without the help of well trained Anaplan resources, extra dedicated resources are needed to work with Anaplan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • Pentaho has improved our overall business process.
  • Pentaho has helped the Managers and Directors to analyze the numbers going up and down from time to time.
  • We have a started a big project using Pentaho that is going to include all the business processes in the organization.
Nikhil Karkare | 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

Pentaho

General

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

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