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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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Qlik Sense

There is no such thing as suited scenarios to use Qlik Sense, it can be used where analytics is required on data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.5
Qlik Sense
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
Qlik Sense
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
Qlik Sense
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
Qlik Sense
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
Qlik Sense
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.7
Qlik Sense

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
Qlik Sense
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
Qlik Sense
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Qlik Sense
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
Qlik Sense
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Qlik Sense

Analytics

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

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Qlik Sense
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
Qlik Sense
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
Qlik Sense
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.3
Qlik Sense

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.7
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.6
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
9.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.9
Report Versioning
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
9.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
7.5

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
9.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.2
REST API
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
7.0
Javascript API
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.0
iFrames
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.0
Java API
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.0

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 ETL layer within Qlik allows someone with no IT background and little knowledge of any programming languages to immediately fetch data and start using the tool.
  • The Data Loading script gives power users the ability to model the data they bring in to be maximized for efficiency and speed.
  • The Web interface allows us the ability to use custom URL’s to direct traffic into various different points of interest.
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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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  • Licensing was expensive compared to other market players
  • Qlik Sense plays a lot around memory management. An average user, unless they understand the data modeling, cannot optimise Qlik Sense usage properly which could lead to poor implementation. Qlik Sense should offer training in this space.
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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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Qlik Sense9.5
Based on 5 answers
Very easy to use, and not hard to find info on anything that you may get caught up on.
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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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Qlik Sense8.5
Based on 4 answers
Quick and responsive usually
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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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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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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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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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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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Qlik Sense9.0
Based on 3 answers
Qlik worked along with us during our implementation, and it made it go quick and easy.
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Alternatives Considered

Honestly, having implemented Anaplan at another company, I knew it would suit our needs here and convinced management to get the tool on that basis. We already use a mix of Cognos BI, Tableau, and Excel ... but our need was something apart from what those can provide.
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Qlik Sense is an attempt to provide a more user friendly self-service experience and it does well in this and essentially extends the Qlik View experience. Our experience has been positive and would consider Qlik Sense enterprise to formalize our proactive self-service offering for business analytics. It would be interesting to see if natural language analytics will be the next step.
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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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  • Qlik Sense fills the gap between Excel's ad-hoc reporting and the traditional Qlik View scheduled type reporting. We have considered Qlik Sense Enterprise but feel that the desktop edition is good enough for our needs.
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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/

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Qlik Sense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE

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