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Anaplan

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Score 7.8 out of 101

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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

Qlik Sense is an excellent product for analyzing and especially viewing your data on a variety of devices thanks to its responsive design. Qlik Sense also has many excellent features for managing and preparing your data.
A scenario where you might want to consider using QlikView instead of Qlik Sense would be where you have a large number of reports that users require. At the present time in this scenario you might be better off using the container object within QlikView or deciding whether or not you can reduce the number of reports
and still use Qlik Sense.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.4
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
7.6
Qlik Sense

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.5
Qlik Sense
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
7.7
Qlik Sense
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.6
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
7.1
Qlik Sense
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.1
Qlik Sense

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.5
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
8.0
Qlik Sense

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Qlik Sense
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.3
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
7.4
Qlik Sense
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.2
Qlik Sense

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Qlik Sense
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.3
Qlik Sense
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
Qlik Sense
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.2
Qlik Sense

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.6
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.6
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
9.0
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
9.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.9
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
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.5
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
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
9.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
Qlik Sense
7.6
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

  • Allows non-technical business-oriented individuals create functionality in the system.
  • Highly customizable.
  • Excellent business partner from a people perspective. Very focused on customer success, not just the next PO.
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  • Ingesting and processing large data sets containing hundreds of millions to billions of rows
  • Intelligent association of disparate data sets. providing early visibility of the connections in the underlying data
  • Ability to embed statistical programming code like R for advanced analytical processing and visualisation
  • Offers both Self Service Data Integration and Self Service BI and Analytics capabilities
  • Flexible deployment architecture
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Cons

  • The charts. It has been a battle for years to have Anaplan add little nuaces here and there. For example, you can't change the font on tables on a dashboard. The little things do matter. Most of the time I just export my data and create a graph in Excel.
  • If I want to add an available column to my view, I have to show all on everything and then dig through ALL the rows/columns on the screen. It's like having to create the (original carefully constructed) view from scratch.
  • Desktop Support is weak. When we first acquired it was one of the strengths of anaplan. Gurus were always available and you could solve a problem at first contact via a GoToMeeting. Nowadays guru availability is spotty and it usually takes several conversations where someone has to ask someone else how to solve the issue. By the time I finally get an answer I've already found an alternative and have moved on to something else.
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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 Sense9.4
Based on 5 answers
The product is good but may be great in the next few versions.
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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

Anaplan8.0
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 Sense9.0
Based on 3 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

Anaplan6.8
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

Anaplan provided a whiteboard that allowed us to set up our unique business as we saw fit. Other programs had built-in forecasting modules that we needed to adapt to. Our company is retail but also collections so flexibility was the key when making the final decision. Plus, Anaplan seemed more cutting edge, new school, in comparison to the other competitors.
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I have used Qlik View for over 3 years before starting to use Qlik Sense and whilst you have so much control on the look and feel of a Qlik View app development time is higher and to get to a quick result in Qlik View takes much more time. Qlik Sense on the other hand enables the user to generate an output in minutes. But you do sacrifice being able to control every tiny aspect of the app.
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

Anaplan has greatly reduced the amount of time it takes for us to budget and analyze budget vs. actuals. It's also been very useful in making sure our financial statements are accurate, because it allows us to upload a preliminary trial balance very quickly and compare our budget to a first look at actual data. It has also made it easier to keep track of department budget inputs since they are all in one place instead of dozens of Google or Excel sheets.
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Selection Process

Adaptive and Host Analytics
More flexible and able to handle more data.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Qlik Sense8.3
Based on 32 answers
Access to apps is easily controlled from with in the management console and this is very intuitive. Once an app is published it is instantly available to users based on the security roles. These are easy to maintain and update. From within an app it is simple to snapshot portions to share with other taking them straight to the view which has been shared.
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Data Integration

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Qlik Sense8.9
Based on 33 answers
This seems to be able to connect with ease to most database types. How Qlik Sense handles data from the various sources with comparative ease. Merging the data from different sources is simple and easy as well as the ability to tidy up formatting issues within the data
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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/

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