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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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QlikView

QlikView is a good tool for visualizing data as long as you are trying to visualize aggregated or anonymized data. It can generate most type of graphs and also show you the details of the data that are being graphed. However, you do need to be careful to not include sensitive data in you visualizations since the data is stored in the QlikView database and that could become an attack vector that you will need to watch.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
QlikView
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.4
QlikView
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
QlikView
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
QlikView
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
QlikView
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
QlikView
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
QlikView

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
QlikView
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
QlikView
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
QlikView
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.2
QlikView

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
QlikView
6.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
QlikView
6.0
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
QlikView
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
QlikView
6.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
QlikView
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
QlikView
7.6
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
QlikView
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
QlikView
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
QlikView
7.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
QlikView
6.9
Publish to Web
Anaplan
QlikView
7.2
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
QlikView
6.8
Report Versioning
Anaplan
QlikView
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
QlikView
6.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
QlikView
6.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
QlikView
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
QlikView
5.3
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
QlikView
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
QlikView
7.9
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
QlikView
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
QlikView
7.6

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
QlikView
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
QlikView
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
QlikView
5.4
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
QlikView
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
QlikView
7.0

Pros

  • Real - time - the cloud based technology allows all changes & its impact is visible in real time.
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  • Dashboards can be created easily with basic programming skills. A typical business analyst will not require a developer once the underlying data model is in place.
  • Qlikview can be used as a web based application allowing users to access dashboards anywhere permissions allow.
  • Qlikview provides a variety of pre-built objects that gives designers flexibility to represent data in multiple ways.
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Cons

  • Performance - in the case of complex business cases, the size of Anaplan is increasing drastically, and even a simple click would take more than it should.
  • UI - The User interface needs to be improved: group/expand hierarchy, "Ctrl " + select option to allow multi selection, Content page clean up, easier "Drag & drop" when customizing or building exports.
  • Review & enhance the type of security user roles.
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  • Qlikview has its own database and management system. Developers are required to build a new data model to get data into Qlikview.
  • Qlikview's web application requires significant memory and processing power from the browser. Complex dashboards can crash your browser if you're running too many things at once.
  • Qlikview dashboards look relatively outdated.
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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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QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
I gave this rating so there is opportunity for the product to improve and develop even more. In this review, I've mentioned those areas where it can improve.
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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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QlikView9.8
Based on 6 answers
QlikView is built in such a way that makes it extremely easy to use - for developers, designers, and users.
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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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QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs
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Performance

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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QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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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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QlikView2.1
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

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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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

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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QlikView8.0
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

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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QlikView7.4
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

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.
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Our shortlist included Tableau, a newer version of Microsoft's SSRS and Qlikview.

We also knew what Micro Strategies and Business Objects had to offer from our experiences with them at other companies, and knew what we could afford. We eliminated them on price and the complexity of set-up.

We liked QlikView's in memory, associative model, and self-service capability.

With "in-memory", everything that gets consumed from a dashboard is loaded in memory so it is incredibly fast. Although Qlik touts its mobile distribution capabilities, that was not a huge differentiator for us, but is something we are now exploring. Microsoft and and BO do have in-memory capabilities now.

The associative model is patented by QlikView. Basically it starts to understand the associations in your data, e.g. if A=B and B=C, then A=C. It means you can build a Qlikview model very quickly. In traditional data warehousing, you work with users and understand their requirements, refine the data model, start to physicalize it, tune it, build ETLs. It's a 3 month at best delivery cycle. That doesn’t work here at this company. Our business users will not wait for you. Our business is dynamic, we are launching new products all the time. Instead of going through an arduous process, you just load data into QlikView and build an associative model. It link things up. If it doesn’t work, you can change things very quickly. You don’t have to write data definitional language. Where you get into trouble, is if you load very large data sets into QlikView, memory not as abundant. They are releasing a tool called data explorer which allows you to do a hybrid approach – load some in memory and some in database. If data is going into frequently used dashboards it goes into memory. If infrequent access is required and the data set is very large, it makes sense to leave it in the database.

We also have a company called DataRoket that builds connectors for us, e.g. load this relational data into QlikView. They have built adapters for QlikView-Hadoop integration
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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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QlikView8.9
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

  • I'm sure the impact is positive. We have streamlined many processes and created capacity for our finance team.
  • It's great to have "one source of truth" and know that everyone is looking at the same metrics.
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  • If anything, we've had a very positive ROI. It saved us months of work had we used some other tool.
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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
Anaplan
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
QlikView
Edition
QlikView Desktop
Free1
QlikView
Custom2
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.