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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Well Suited
  • Any process that you expect to change frequently.
  • A process within a dynamic environment, such as high tech / the startup world, where you expect significant business process changes.
  • Any process that requires a significant number of collaborators.
  • Any process where you intend for users to update logic with Excel-like formulas.
  • Any process where using Google Docs has failed to accommodate your needs for data integrity.
Less Appropriate
  • Data visualization - Anaplan has capabilities here, but other tools are more focused on this.
  • Data storage - Anaplan is not a data warehouse and has limits on what you can store.
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QlikView

I can't recommend QlikView enough for a small shop on a shoestring budget--with one technical user administering things, all your users can have a really nice, super useful data exploration tool. The burden is certainly on that one user, but the payback is immense considering the price (free!). Solutions like Tableau and Qlik's new product, Qlik Sense, are certainly prettier and less demanding in terms of UI design, but they can't touch QlikView in terms of value.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.2
QlikView
7.1
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.2
QlikView
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
QlikView
6.3
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
QlikView
6.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.0
QlikView
7.4
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.3
QlikView
7.7
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.3
QlikView
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.3
QlikView
7.2
Publish to Web
Anaplan
QlikView
7.4

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
6.9
QlikView
7.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
6.9
QlikView
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
QlikView
6.3
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
QlikView
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
QlikView
7.3

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.5
QlikView
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.9
QlikView
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.8
QlikView
Forecasting
Anaplan
9.0
QlikView
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
8.5
QlikView
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.4
QlikView

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.3
QlikView
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.7
QlikView
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.6
QlikView
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
QlikView
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
QlikView
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
QlikView
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.3
QlikView
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
8.1
QlikView

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.0
QlikView
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.3
QlikView
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.9
QlikView
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
5.2
QlikView
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.7
QlikView

Analytics

Anaplan
7.0
QlikView
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
6.9
QlikView
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
7.2
QlikView
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
QlikView
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
QlikView
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
6.9
QlikView
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
QlikView

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
QlikView
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.9
QlikView
Excel data integration
Anaplan
7.4
QlikView
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.7
QlikView

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
QlikView
7.6
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
QlikView
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
QlikView
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
QlikView
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
QlikView
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
QlikView
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
QlikView
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
QlikView
6.2
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
QlikView
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
QlikView
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
QlikView
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
QlikView
7.8

Pros

Anaplan

  • Version Control -- by having one cloud-based source for our primary data, there rarely are questions about which data points to use. Everyone understands this and can reference our single source of truth.
  • Flexibility -- Anaplan is great in maintaining a balance between being a formal system, but being flexible enough to update quickly. We adopted Anaplan shortly after our IPO, when our company was still changing rapidly, and have been able to incorporate all of our business process changes into the tool.
  • Collaboration -- Anaplan allows us to have hundreds of users logged into the tool, updating information all at the same time. This was particularly useful during our account based planning implementation, when we had a number of sales managers and reps contributing their forecasts all at once.
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QlikView

  • in memory application
  • AQL i.e auto association
  • QVD
  • conditional hide n show feature
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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.
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QlikView

  • Like a lot of software, QV starts with a blank page. If you are like me, you dive in without reading the instruction manual. Big mistake. There is a rigid stepwise process that you must follow to make it work....
  • I've never used anything quite as powerful as QV, so I cannot compare this to many other packages. ... but with 30 minutes of training and an hour of practice, you can be pretty proficient.
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Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan

Anaplan 8.2
Based on 3 answers
We rely on it heavily. The only way we wouldn't renew is if the price got significantly higher.
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QlikView

QlikView 8.8
Based on 29 answers
Ease of use, ability to load from pretty much any data source. today I created an application that loaded time sheets from excel that are not in a table format. With Qlik's "enable transformation steps" I was able to automate loads of multiple spreadsheets and multiple tabs easily. Could not do that with any other tool.
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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.
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QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Dashboards are easy to use. They are very Excel-like with HTML5 capabilities. Data visualization is good.

The system requires minimum training to get user up and running. It just takes one hour to get up and running with building basic dashboards and one all day session for sophisticated dashboard building. It is intuitive.

We see this in our user adoption. We went from 6 users/day consuming dashboards to over 200 in 1.5 years.

We have 40-50 power users authoring dashboards. They have development licenses. My team in IT used to have to build all dashboards. Our capacity has grown from 3 to 50. Most of these users are analyst types good in Excel. A few power users can write SQL to build QVD models
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Reliability and Availability

Anaplan

Anaplan 10.0
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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QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 4 answers
We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs
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Performance

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.0
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.
Joe Bradbury profile photo

QlikView

QlikView 8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support

Anaplan

Anaplan 8.1
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.
Joe Bradbury profile photo

QlikView

QlikView 2.1
Based on 7 answers
Qlik does have a tendency to push back sometimes stating that the issue is not related to QlikView but the system it is hosted on
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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.
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QlikView

No score
No answers yet
My team attended, but I cannot myself rate, but I think it was good as they've successfully launched a training program at our company themselves for users. It was 3-4 day training.
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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/
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QlikView

QlikView 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Training was as expected. The demo environments tend to be more fully featured that our own environment, but the training was clear and well delivered.
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Implementation

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
Based on 12 answers
Implementation using Anaplan's internal customer success team left much to be desired. We've found much better success with outside consultants
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QlikView

QlikView 7.4
Based on 13 answers
QlikView were here for a few days, and it was up and running. It was very fast.

Where it fell short, is they did the implementation in demo mode, and didn't initially work with us to help us scale. For example, should we consider a load balancer and multiple servers?. How much capacity can this environment handle from a data and user perspective. We had to learn on own by trial and error. We are bringing them in to do an architectural assessment, but we have to pay for this.

We are now bringing them back in for architectural assessment. It is a fee based engagement.
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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

Modeling and what I call the "brains" is much better in Anaplan. You can create several different model types that can all feed into a single budget or plan.What Anaplan really lacks is the ad-hoc ability that is in Hyperion. You can't identify your dimensions and find the data sitting in that spot, the data just isn't setup that way in Anaplan. This makes answering some detail questions more difficult than it would be in Hyperion. for that reason, we are using Anaplan for the modeling, and Hyperion for the data storage. It would be nice to be able to sunset Hyperion though....
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QlikView

QlikView is very similar to Tableau. However, I believe it is a cheaper solution, and that is why our company has chosen QlikView. It has been able to handle large, large amounts of data sets, and has been pretty agile for our business needs.
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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 profile photo

QlikView

QlikView 8.9
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • 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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QlikView

  • Speed to market is the really big thing. You can attach to multiple data sources quickly and build a consumable model for a dashboard. It doesn’t require IT talent to build. We have built more dashboards and added more users in the last year, then in our entire history. I was at a company of 30k+ employees before, and we didn't have near this level of BI adoption.
  • As a result, we are seeing benefits across business function. For example, within sales, our pipeline has much more visibility. It allows for much faster decisions on things like quotas. One of our biggest power users is in sales ops. She feels her dashboards load 10x faster than our previous tool and she can make changes on the fly.
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Pricing Details

Anaplan

General

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

Anaplan Editions & Modules

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/

QlikView

General

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

QlikView Editions & Modules

Edition
QlikView DesktopFree1
QlikViewCustom2
  1. Personal Edition
  2. Per License
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.

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