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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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

[Salesforce Einstein Analytics (formerly Wave Analytics)] is very suitable to see revenue vs targets. Which representative [is below] some targets [and] what is the current status of that particular rep. Security can be applied such that reps and their Managers can easily see the information.It can also be used to see what it is status of particular opportunity. It is in which stage. How many opportunities are won in one particular fiscal year or any other time.We can gather information of contacts and their associated accounts.It is very difficult to have business hour calculations, so it is good to have calculation in salesforce org and then use that information is Einstein. Till now real time data is not supported, so it is not suitable for OLAP.
Shefali Sethia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.4
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.6
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.8
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.8
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.5
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.7
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.4
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.5

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.1
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.1
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.2
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
8.3
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
6.6
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.5
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
7.1
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
6.7
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.5

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.7
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
8.3
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.9
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.6
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Consolidation and Close

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

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.5
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
7.4
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Analytics

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

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.5
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.5
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.5
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.6
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.4
REST API
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
5.9
Javascript API
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.1
iFrames
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.2
Java API
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaplan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.6

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

  • It has dashboards that, out of the box, can be useful for people who do not want to put in much effort in creating custom dashboards. It also has the ability to customize dashboards so you can add more info and functionality to your dashboards if the need arises.
  • The developers are continually investing in the platform and providing improvements, and listen to customer feedback and feature requests. They regularly update the app and provide more functionality which has been beneficial to our institution.
  • Native integration and natural connection if your organization is already using Salesforce. Super easy to set up and works well with Salesforce. Very smooth and natural when connecting it to your Salesforce instance.
  • Excellent visual experience for presenting data. Users find it so much easier to navigate and view data in a visual way, which allows them to drive their performance in the right directions.
  • Has the ability to pull data not only from Salesforce but from other external systems and databases, making it an all-around BI tool. Mixing data from Salesforce and other third-party systems puts all your data in one place which can easily be ingested by decision-makers and executives.
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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

  • When we started with SAC we did not realize for it to be effective it would require a FTE to be the administrator.
  • You need an energetic, self-starting person to be the administrator to get the most value out of your investment.
  • You need ELT buy-in to make all parties accountable for their assigned duties.
Richard 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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Salesforce Einstein Analytics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
[Salesforce Einstein Analytics (formerly Wave Analytics)] is very user friendly. Almost everything can be done from configuration level. It is useful to solve real business problems in health care industry, research and development, Education etc. As data loading and transformation is easy it is used regularly. Information can be obtained in a very [easy] way from the dashboards.
Shefali Sethia | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Salesforce Einstein Analytics 8.0
Based on 1 answer
If there is any problem or any enhancement we need, we can contact the support team for help. They are available at all [times] and help us resolve almost all the requirements. If we need any help for some particular scenario there is lot of online help and documents available both from the company as well as from the personal blogs.
Shefali Sethia | 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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Salesforce Einstein Analytics 6.0
Based on 1 answer
An implementation partner would certainly result in greater output in a more efficient amount of time. However, I have found implementation partners to be extremely expensive for the output received (at least working for a non-profit company they are frequently unaffordable). Internal implementation does help with usable output though since internal knowledge would better know the data architecture and business processes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Tableau is the absolute top of the class when it comes to business intelligence, but it doesn't make sense for every business case. In our case, we needed a simple data visualization platform for our CRM platform and sales pipeline. Salesforce Analytics, while nowhere near as robust, did the job we needed it to do perfectly in a significantly more cost-effective manner.
Jeffrey Smith | 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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

  • Suitable for every business requirement
  • Dashboards can be made interactive and informative
  • Sharing of data becomes easy along with the security
  • Data manipulation and formatting is easy and fast
Shefali Sethia | 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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
8.8
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Support Rating

Anaplan
9.1
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.0

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.0

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

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