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Anaplan

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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

SAP Analytics Cloud

If the underlying data source is from SAP like BW or HANA, SAP Analytics Cloud can act as your single cloud solution that you need for all your BI requirements. Whereas if you have data in other data sources like Snowflake, SAP Analytics Cloud is not recommended as you can consume your data using a live connection and the options are limited.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.4
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.8
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.5
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Publish to Web
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.1
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.1
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.2
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
8.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
6.6
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
7.1
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
6.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
8.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.9
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
9.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.6
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.2
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.4
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.9
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.6
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.5
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
7.4
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
9.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1

Analytics

Anaplan
8.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
9.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
8.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
KPIs
Anaplan
8.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.9
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
8.6
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
8.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.5
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.5
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • SAP Analytics cloud is very easy to connect to an SAP system to directly consume data.
  • SAP Analytics Cloud has a very strong data model building tool for curating and cleansing the data it receives from a variety of data sources.
  • SAP Analytics Cloud supports a wide range of proprietary and industry standard data formats for consumption of data.
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

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • SAP Analytics Cloud has improved as a reporting tool but still lacks a lot in comparison to other BI tools.
  • Often, when there is a non-standard use case, it is hard to work around the logic that SAP has prepared in data actions. More versatility is welcome.
  • Documentation is often lacking or hard to find, particularly for new features.
Anonymous | 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 8.8
Based on 26 answers
It is one of the very simple and yet powerful products from SAP. It has many capabilities which can be helpful to run the business and help to make the right decision. It provides Business Intelligence (BI), Planning and Augmented Analytics capabilities. All this features are packed into a single software and that is SAP Analytics Cloud.
Ashish Kumar Das | 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 8.8
Based on 27 answers
The SAP Analytics Cloud is a relatively new product. As already mentioned, there are still many innovations flowing into the product. This means that the support is really excellent. SAP reacts very quickly to errors and problems and new ideas are also taken into account. The important thing is that you accept the steep learning curve and afterwards you are rewarded
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

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Good videos and reference material available in SAP Portal.
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP Analytics Cloud combined features of analytics and cloud offering.
Dharmesh Shah | 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

Though we have not formally evaluated SAP Analytics Cloud against other analytics products, we had a point of view on other products and the below is a summary of why we select SAP Analytics Cloud -
  1. Smooth integration with onpremise and cloud products.
  2. Our focus was to have HANA product integration
  3. Audit capabilities were good
Anonymous | 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Multiple SAP sources can be connected into one software.
  • No lag time with data or analytics. Crucial for our real estate market which is always changing.
  • The only negative ROI would be the training and steep learning curve we had to invest in this.
Anonymous | 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

Anaplan Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

Edition
Business$211
EnterpriseCustom2
  1. per user, per seat
  2. Unlimited users
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
8.8
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
SAP Analytics Cloud

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
SAP Analytics Cloud

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
SAP Analytics Cloud

Support Rating

Anaplan
9.1
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
9.0

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
SAP Analytics Cloud

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
9.0

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
SAP Analytics Cloud

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