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Anaplan

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205 Ratings

Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

SAP Analytics Cloud

65 Ratings
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Score 7.5 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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SAP Analytics Cloud

If your organization is already using SAP products or some back end function related to SAP, then integration of the Cloud tool is easy and a great choice as it proves functional to an always changing market with multiple teams/groups touching the software at a given time. I would say if your organization does not currently utilize SAP at all or is not changing often, there is a steep learning curve to this tool and might not be picked up quickly by your organization unless you have a designated individual.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.4
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.6
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.6
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.5
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
7.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.6
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
5.9
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.8
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.8
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
7.1
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.2
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.1
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.5
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.4
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.2
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.2
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.6

Pros

  • Real - time - the cloud based technology allows all changes & its impact is visible in real time.
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  • Multiple SAP sources can be connected at one place.
  • Cloud infrastructure provides a seamless update, no downtime.
  • LIVE connections provides latest data, no lag time.
  • It is an excellent community for developers.
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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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  • Features available in LIVE connection scenarios don't match with cloud-based connection. Some features are missing in LIVE Connection and the gap should close.
  • In stories, there should be scope to create more variables and better function library like Math, Date.
  • Scheduling is missing which is mostly demanded by end users.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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I use Tableau almost daily in my full-time corporate IA job and we chose Zoho Reports for this client. For small business, ZoHo definitely is the clear winner. There may not be as much support from ZoHo or the backing that SAP has but it seems to be sufficient while meeting the budget
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

We are early in our implementation therefore, Anaplan's impact is not fully measurable. It will cut one to two days off of our revenue forecasting by eliminating individual spreadsheets and through use of the data hub that feeds the spoke models. We have not yet measured the impact it has on our sales ops team, but we expect that it will cut at least a half day from central sales ops and hours of time across multiple regional sales ops teams each week.
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Selection Process

Adaptive and Host Analytics
More flexible and able to handle more data.
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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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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • The tool requires training and is not very easy to use. Once understood, the tool is a breeze. Some tutorials would go a long way.
  • There is a lag sometimes in the tool, which obviously creates problems in the meeting. Dedicated support staff would help.
  • The UI of the tool itself can be improved and used with modern architectural designs of a software.
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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/

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SAP Analytics Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
SAP Analytics Cloud Editions & Modules
SAP Analytics Cloud
Edition
Business
$211
Enterprise
Custom2
1. per user, per seat
2. Unlimited users
Additional Pricing Details

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