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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Anaplan is great for collaborative planning and complex business models that require frequent updates and quick feedback. Ease of use, ease of development, deployment & maintenance accelerates business adoptionIt's not a great reporting or analytics tool. Limited model sizes limit the capability to capture large data sets and need for Data Warehouse for plan over plan & historic analysis and reporting
Rama Narravula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating was initially created for the construction industry and many of its current users use it to estimate buildings, but it has adapted quite well for the oil and gas industry. If the user is willing to invest the time and energy to develop and maintain their database, I can see it working for any industry.It is very easy to adjust and adapt the database as estimating methods and project designs change. As an example, our accounting department sometimes changes the way projects are reporting in our accounting software. Because I can go through our 9000 line item database in a couple of days, I am always ahead of the curve and can report my estimates in the format they require.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
Sage Estimating
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
Sage Estimating

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.4
Sage Estimating
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.8
Sage Estimating
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.5
Sage Estimating
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.7
Sage Estimating

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.1
Sage Estimating
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.1
Sage Estimating

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.3
Sage Estimating
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
8.3
Sage Estimating
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
6.7
Sage Estimating
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
7.3
Sage Estimating
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
6.8
Sage Estimating

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.7
Sage Estimating
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
8.3
Sage Estimating
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.9
Sage Estimating
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
Sage Estimating
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
9.0
Sage Estimating
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.6
Sage Estimating

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.2
Sage Estimating
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.4
Sage Estimating
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.9
Sage Estimating
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Sage Estimating
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Sage Estimating
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Sage Estimating
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Sage Estimating
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.6
Sage Estimating

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.5
Sage Estimating
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Sage Estimating
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Sage Estimating
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
7.4
Sage Estimating
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Sage Estimating

Analytics

Anaplan
8.3
Sage Estimating
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
9.0
Sage Estimating
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
8.3
Sage Estimating
KPIs
Anaplan
8.0
Sage Estimating
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
8.6
Sage Estimating
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
8.7
Sage Estimating
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.0
Sage Estimating

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Sage Estimating
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.5
Sage Estimating
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.0
Sage Estimating
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.5
Sage Estimating

Construction Project & Field Management

Anaplan
Sage Estimating
5.0
Collaboration & approvals
Anaplan
Sage Estimating
5.0

Estimating

Anaplan
Sage Estimating
7.6
Takeoff tools
Anaplan
Sage Estimating
3.0
Job costing
Anaplan
Sage Estimating
8.0
Cost databases
Anaplan
Sage Estimating
9.0
Cost calculator
Anaplan
Sage Estimating
9.0
Bid creation
Anaplan
Sage Estimating
9.0

Pros

Anaplan

  • Allows the business to link different planning streams into one place
  • Gives users a single source to view data, no more comparing offline templates in excel
  • Intuitive new UX that allows us to be more customizable when tailoring to needs of end-users
Scott Eckman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating is very good at providing the users (and eventually clients) with a clean, well broken down estimate of how we have come up with a specific bid amount. It allows consistency among our different precon managers in how they present the final numbers of a bid.
  • The way Sage Estimating presents itself to a precon manager/user allows ease of use from the very start such that someone can build a bid with very little training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Matthew Kuo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

  • Interface to other BIM applications
  • Reports are lacking
Robin Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan

Anaplan 8.2
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
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good product and meets all of our needs
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Chris Friederich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan

Anaplan 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 5 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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Sage's support of Estimating is adequate though frankly we rarely need it. Outside of more complex operations such as upgrades and installation problems the program itself is so straightforward that we do not usually have any "issues" and questions that are more about usability can easily be answered in online forums. We trust Sage's capability to answer these questions if needed but rarely use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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/
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
Based on 24 answers
Agile methodology and breaking the work down into sprints was very helpful. Implementation required a deeper dive into our data than expected for the consultants to be able to construct the data model. But once it was in place, the focus on knowledge transfer enabled us to be able to use the product effectively after the team rolled off.
Steve Ridgley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

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.
Szilvia Havasreti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

For our needs and after completing a valued score card SAGE has always exceeded our min. requirements
Robin Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • Anaplan has been good to plan future fiscal years, by doing the planning in here and seeing the financial impact certain variables can produce it is easier to make decisions within the company such as hiring, eliminating certain costs etc., to achieve the financial results as set in the company goals.
  • Dashboards have been really helpful for the financial executives as very specific data can be analysed and presented in the dashboards focused to specific financial teams, so it is easier to see the actual results and forecasts.
  • On the negative side, since Anaplan is a complex tool to handle, it is better to have a dedicated resource or resources to the handling in Anplan. Regular business analysts could not handle their regular tasks and doing complex configurations in Anaplan without the help of well trained Anaplan resources, extra dedicated resources are needed to work with Anaplan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating software is superior in almost every way to using spreadsheets. I have used both methods to estimate projects and much prefer estimating software. Using this software I can estimate an entire compressor station in under an hour. It literally takes seconds to generate the estimate; and then I spend the rest of the time adjusting and reviewing it. This saves hours of time and allows me to produce hundreds of estimates a year.
  • We maintain a high level of accuracy by using Sage Estimating. While there are always outliers, most of our estimates fall well within the accuracy range of the class of estimate we produce. (Our accuracy ranges are based on AACEI guidelines.) Overall, our projects generally fall within +/- 5% of the budget.
  • The accuracy and quality of the estimate is only as good as the time and energy invested in maintaining the database. The database requires quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep it accurate. I spend perhaps 10% of my time working with the data.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Anaplan

General

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

Sage Estimating

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
8.8
Sage Estimating
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
Sage Estimating
9.0

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
Sage Estimating

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
Sage Estimating

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
Sage Estimating

Support Rating

Anaplan
9.1
Sage Estimating
8.0

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
Sage Estimating

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
Sage Estimating

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
Sage Estimating

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
Sage Estimating

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