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Anaplan

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Planful

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Anaplan ranks higher in 6 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Mobile Capabilities, Analytics and Reporting
  • Planful ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Access Control and Security, Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting, Consolidation and Close, Financial Reporting and Compliance, Integration

BI Standard Reporting

7.6

Anaplan

76%
6.8

Planful

68%
Planful ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

6.4
64%
1 Rating
6.7
67%
8 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.8
88%
106 Ratings
6.9
69%
17 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
16 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.4

Anaplan

84%
8.2

Planful

82%
Anaplan ranks higher in 2/3 features

Drill-down analysis

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
34 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.2
82%
2 Ratings
7.7
77%
35 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.2
82%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
33 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.6

Anaplan

86%
8.2

Planful

82%
Anaplan ranks higher in 2/4 features

Publish to Web

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
7 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.3
83%
108 Ratings
8.9
89%
27 Ratings

Report Versioning

8.5
85%
94 Ratings
7.5
75%
17 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
18 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.0

Anaplan

80%
7.8

Planful

78%
Anaplan ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
7 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.2
82%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
7 Ratings

Access Control and Security

9.2

Anaplan

92%
9.7

Planful

97%
Planful ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
34 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

9.4
94%
109 Ratings
9.7
97%
33 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
9.9
99%
34 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
9.9
99%
28 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

7.7

Anaplan

77%
7.4

Planful

74%
Anaplan ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

8.6
86%
99 Ratings
7.6
76%
17 Ratings

Mobile Application

7.4
74%
82 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

7.6
76%
92 Ratings
7.2
72%
10 Ratings

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

8.9

Anaplan

89%
9.3

Planful

93%
Planful ranks higher in 4/5 features

Long-term financial planning

9.1
91%
186 Ratings
9.2
92%
72 Ratings

Financial budgeting

9.3
93%
190 Ratings
9.6
96%
81 Ratings

Forecasting

9.3
93%
201 Ratings
9.3
93%
76 Ratings

Scenario modeling

9.1
91%
202 Ratings
8.7
87%
65 Ratings

Management reporting

7.8
78%
200 Ratings
9.7
97%
78 Ratings

Consolidation and Close

7.0

Anaplan

70%
9.4

Planful

94%
Planful ranks higher in 7/7 features

Financial data consolidation

8.1
81%
151 Ratings
9.6
96%
54 Ratings

Journal entries and reports

7.2
72%
117 Ratings
9.3
93%
40 Ratings

Multi-currency management

6.2
62%
11 Ratings
9.3
93%
37 Ratings

Intercompany Eliminations

6.0
60%
8 Ratings
9.4
94%
35 Ratings

Minority Ownership

6.0
60%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
19 Ratings

Local and consolidated reporting

8.1
81%
141 Ratings
9.9
99%
45 Ratings

Detailed Audit Trails

7.6
76%
149 Ratings
9.4
94%
42 Ratings

Financial Reporting and Compliance

8.3

Anaplan

83%
8.7

Planful

87%
Planful ranks higher in 4/5 features

Financial Statement Reporting

8.1
81%
163 Ratings
9.6
96%
67 Ratings

Management Reporting

8.2
82%
174 Ratings
9.8
98%
77 Ratings

Excel-based Reporting

7.8
78%
160 Ratings
9.2
92%
78 Ratings

Automated board and financial reporting

9.0
90%
13 Ratings
8.0
80%
55 Ratings

XBRL support for regulatory filing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
3 Ratings

Analytics and Reporting

8.7

Anaplan

87%
7.1

Planful

71%
Anaplan ranks higher in 5/6 features

Personalized dashboards

8.9
89%
200 Ratings
7.9
79%
38 Ratings

Color-coded scorecards

8.6
86%
184 Ratings
7.0
70%
22 Ratings

KPIs

8.1
81%
19 Ratings
7.7
77%
28 Ratings

Cost and profitability analysis

8.7
87%
163 Ratings
8.9
89%
31 Ratings

Key Performance Indicator setting

9.0
90%
173 Ratings
7.6
76%
22 Ratings

Benchmarking with external data

8.8
88%
13 Ratings
3.1
31%
8 Ratings

Integration

8.8

Anaplan

88%
9.2

Planful

92%
Planful ranks higher in 2/3 features

Flat file integration

9.4
94%
199 Ratings
9.5
95%
54 Ratings

Excel data integration

8.7
87%
185 Ratings
9.9
99%
68 Ratings

Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

8.3
83%
164 Ratings
8.1
81%
48 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Anaplan is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Availability, Support Rating
  • Planful is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • Anaplan and Planful are tied in 1 area: Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Anaplan

91%
215 Ratings
8.8

Planful

88%
90 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

Anaplan

88%
6 Ratings
9.1

Planful

91%
13 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Anaplan

90%
4 Ratings
7.5

Planful

75%
11 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Anaplan

91%
3 Ratings
8.2

Planful

82%
4 Ratings

Performance

9.1

Anaplan

91%
3 Ratings

Planful

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Anaplan

91%
6 Ratings
6.5

Planful

65%
17 Ratings

In-Person Training

3.0

Anaplan

30%
1 Rating

Planful

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.1

Anaplan

91%
2 Ratings

Planful

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Anaplan

91%
25 Ratings
9.1

Planful

91%
10 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Anaplan

91%
2 Ratings

Planful

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Depending on the specific requirements there are areas in which some tools perform better than others or are more adequate than others. For example, Anaplan doesn’t offer the on-premises solution being a natively cloud SaaS; instead, Anaplan allows real-time calculations and refresh of the entire model with the possibility to fully drill down the results. Therefore, a preliminary software selection would be desirable to select the software that best fits the requirements. Anaplan is capable to support and connect very well any planning process, instead, it is not the most appropriate tool for use cases like detailed transactions storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful

Each system has strengths and weaknesses, so it needs to be assessed based on your own company's goals/objectives. I believe Planful has robust reporting capabilities and various reporting options to utilize depending on your needs. Using report collections and the ability to burst reports and schedule distribution makes standard reporting extremely efficient. You are using workforce planning (Used at a previous company) to calculate benefits made an enormous difference in our accuracy. The modeling application is handy and quickly extracts/pushes back to the core application once the model is built. Creates a lot more flexibility in the system.
Jean Dane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Anaplan

  • Flexibility - the tool can be built the suite the company's needs. It allows for maximum customization for even the most complex business models.
  • Data Integrations - the tool has the ability to connect to many different data sources so that data can be passed seamlessly.
  • Connected Planning - the tool allows for teams across the organization to pass information and data back and forth between models, enhancing the ability to do connected planning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful

  • Reporting makes it easy to "slice and dice" data as needed, as well as build out report sets that you can use to ensure the consistent look of reports like balance sheets.
  • Data load rules and translation tables provide the flexibility to load data from multiple source systems with relative ease.
  • Structured planning templates, combined with rolling forecasts, can dramatically cut down the time needed to get a baseline and make tweaks as desired.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Anaplan

  • Considering a collaborative platform, workflow features need to be more sophisticated to handle event-based triggers.
  • ALM governance is tedious in multiple developers set up, as it does not allow to migrate changes by each developer rather forces to migrate at a model level that includes all changes by all developers.
  • Reporting ability is still limited, many times dependency on other reporting tools is unavoidable.
  • Time referencing (e.g. default today's date) is not possible without engaging an integration interface.
  • NUX pages are rich in features but building pages for DEV/UAT and PROD are not straightforward.
Bikash R Shil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful

  • The Dashboards module is still a little clunky and restricted.
  • Spotlight in Powerpoint and Word need to have more seamless data intervention (e.g., variance calculation capabilities) rather than direct queries. It could be very powerful if they developed the presentation aspect of their product.
  • While constant development efforts ensue, training could improve to ensure power users are equipped with the skills to use the new products/developments efficiently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Anaplan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Anaplan Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Planful

General

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

Starting Price

Planful Editions & Modules

Modules
Host Analytics Planning
Host Analytics Consolidation
Host Analytics Modeling
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan

Anaplan 8.8
Based on 6 answers
In any line of work, a tool that is flexible and would allow different departments of your company to easily interact and exchange valuable insights, is highly anticipated and needed. For me, what Anaplan provides to a business, be it a smaller one or an enterprise customer, is an easily scaling, agile planning and modeling platform that can meet almost any need and give a high-end solution to the problems any company faces on a daily basis.
Alexander Denchev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful

Planful 9.1
Based on 13 answers
Our new Comptroller understands the value of Planful, and we plan to utilize it further in the organization to enhance external reporting. Strangely enough, Planful had not previously been embraced by the former CFO, who argued that we were running two sets of books (of course, we were not). Fortunately, the before mentioned reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income demonstrated that to the banks.
Janet Golla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.0
Based on 4 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

Planful

Planful 7.5
Based on 11 answers
For the most part, the system is extremely usable. The consolidation and reporting modules are straight-forward and easy to use as long as everything is set-up properly during implementation. The one module that can be somewhat difficult to use is the Workforce Planning module of Structured Planning. Additionally, the reports that come from Workforce Planning aren't as robust as we need them to be
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 3 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

Planful

Planful 8.2
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 3 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

Planful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 6 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

Planful

Planful 6.5
Based on 17 answers
Everyone is very responsive and is willing to jump on a call to help. We set up weekly calls with our CFL representative during the first month of Go-Live. This really helped us solve problems before they got out of hand. When using the Community, I also see representatives on there answering questions
Lee Starr | 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

Planful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Learning made easy . One of the best trainings i have attended. Training was very detailed training by the trainer, which helped me understand the basics of the model building. Level 1 training was easy and instructor was most helpful here. Level 2 training was challenging but was able to go thru due to understanding of the basics.
Sai Bandaru | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 25 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

Planful

Planful 9.1
Based on 10 answers
After going through the initial implementation with Host Analytics and a re-implementation with Cervello (due to an ERP change, not due to a poor initial implementation), I've learned that you really must rely on your internal staff to bear most of the implementation burden. Use the vendor or partners for ideas and best-practice suggestions, and some of the easy-but-time-consuming work. Since you will ultimately be using and maintaining the application, you should be able to do most of it yourself.
Jarrod Lemon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

Anaplan works well where you have a requirement for complete flexibility, such as in business structure, or in calculation methodology that is bespoke. You can tailor the system to your exact requirements, whereas some products come with pre-built modules that you might struggle to do certain things with. All in all [it] depends on the business requirements as there is a different tool for a different job. Anaplan succeeds in being a very strong all [arounder].
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful

We used Adaptive Insights (now Workday) and considered both Anaplan and OneStream. Planful was the most appropriate for our environment based on a single individual as a power user/system administrator, our requirement to not engage long term with external partners for application development and support, and to build repeatable, scalable, and burstable reports. We are in rapid expansion via acquisitions mode with Planful's ability to easily load external financial data, either via Excel data load or API.
Gaylord Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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

Planful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • The agile implementation methodology used to deploy the system has helped our clients to use and realize the benefits of the system right from the early stages of the implementation.
  • The system can be easily managed and maintained by the end users reducing dependency on IT teams and making business more self-sufficient.
Pavan Kiran Bellamkonda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful

  • Reduced time spent on producing reports. With Planful, this is quick and easy!
  • Reduced time spent on month-end closing cycles. Its powerful consolidation capabilities means that there is less dependence on slow legacy solutions & workarounds, we get our consolidated numbers much quicker with Planful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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