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Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings

QlikView

548 Ratings

Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

QlikView

548 Ratings
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Score 7.7 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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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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.4
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
7.6
QlikView

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.5
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
8.0
QlikView

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
QlikView
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.3
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
7.4
QlikView
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.2
QlikView

Integration

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

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
QlikView
6.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
QlikView
5.6
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
QlikView
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
QlikView
6.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
QlikView
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
QlikView
7.8
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
QlikView
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
QlikView
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
QlikView
5.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
QlikView
6.1
Publish to Web
Anaplan
QlikView
6.5
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
QlikView
6.2
Report Versioning
Anaplan
QlikView
5.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
QlikView
5.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
QlikView
6.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
QlikView
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
QlikView
3.7
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
QlikView
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
QlikView
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
QlikView
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
QlikView
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
QlikView
6.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
QlikView
6.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
QlikView
3.6
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
QlikView
6.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
QlikView
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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  • QV's #1 strength is the drag and drop visualization tools -- with just a bit of training, you can make some really nice looking charts
  • QV's #2 strength is the simplicity of the filtering. Other SQL languages might call this "linking" or database structure ... which can be a pain.... but QV makes this easy. Further, once the data is inside QV, the ability to FILTER the data using check boxes is completely intuitive and simple.
  • QV's #3 strength is its ability to work across platforms and integrate multiple data sources and multiple types of data. QuickBooks data is just one example of something that it can chew up with ease.
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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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  • Colors and graphics look dated
  • Some of the functionality is clunky, making what should be easy changes more complicated than they should be.
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Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan8.2
Based on 3 answers
We rely on it heavily. The only way we wouldn't renew is if the price got significantly higher.
Maggie Palumbo profile photo
QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
We paid for the licenses in full when we acquired the application. Unlike Salesforce.com, there is not recurring license fees. The license fee was a one-time thing which means all we're paying for now and in the future is for support and maintenance. Both of which are not required.
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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
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

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
It is not a SAAS product.
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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

Anaplan8.0
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.
Joe Bradbury profile photo
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
Debbie Pyykkonen, MBA profile photo

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.
Joe Bradbury profile photo
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

Anaplan6.8
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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QlikView7.4
Based on 13 answers
It has taken some time to get used to Qlikview and the backend team behind it. From understanding the new regulations on using less images and also pushing for more tools (such as full compatibility on desktop, laptop, ipad, phone). We were given training on this and have helpful tips to find analytics behind Qlikview but it is very much also a learn as you implement system.
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Breadth of Deployment

No answers on this topic
Not applicable to our firm as we are small consulting firm.
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Alternatives Considered

In my opinion, Anaplan is on a completely different level than any other CPM system. In looking at other systems, the ability to model doesn't even come close to what Anaplan can do. Reporting and BI is made better through synchronization. There is just really no comparison. If you want to have your planning really connected to your actual business, then Anaplan is the only way to go.
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Power BI is cheaper, but more basic. Tableau is more expensive, but with greater capabilities. I feel like the other two are a little more intuitive. My company had Qlikview when I arrived.
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

We've been able to reduce our spending on planning software and support. We've also been able to integrate monthly outlooks into our planning process rather than only being able to do quarterly budgets while doing the monthly outlooks in excel. Our planning process has become more flexible and we're able to see impacts of changes to the plan more quickly
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No answers on this topic

Selection Process

Adaptive and Host Analytics
More flexible and able to handle more data.
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No answers on this topic

Collaboration and Sharing

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView6.1
Based on 24 answers
Easy to collaborate.
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Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView8.8
Based on 24 answers
QlikView supports a very wide range of data sources. I'm sure there are some it doesn't support, but nothing I've come across yet (Excel, Oracle, text files).
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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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  • When I implemented QlikView as a customer, we generated huge ROI with Excess and Obsolete Inventory analysis. QlikView enabled the kind of analysis and the kind of visibility that was never possible before.
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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.