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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Well Suited
  • Any process that you expect to change frequently.
  • A process within a dynamic environment, such as high tech / the startup world, where you expect significant business process changes.
  • Any process that requires a significant number of collaborators.
  • Any process where you intend for users to update logic with Excel-like formulas.
  • Any process where using Google Docs has failed to accommodate your needs for data integrity.
Less Appropriate
  • Data visualization - Anaplan has capabilities here, but other tools are more focused on this.
  • Data storage - Anaplan is not a data warehouse and has limits on what you can store.
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SAP Analytics Cloud

Well suited:
  1. Dashboarding in a visual way (forget tables)
  2. When sources are SAP and live connectivity is available SAC is perhaps the best option
  3. Can manage many users so the concurrence is really good.
  4. The business content library is dense. That means users can be more autonomous
Less aproppiate:
  1. When some dense reporting is needed through tables
  2. When the source is not SAP
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
6.8
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
6.8
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.0
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
7.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
7.9
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Report Versioning
Anaplan
7.4
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
5.8
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Publish to Web
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
6.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
6.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
6.9
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
8.1
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.2
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.2
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.8
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.8
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.0
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.4
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.1
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
8.9
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.8
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
1.9
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.7
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2

Analytics

Anaplan
6.3
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
6.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
6.1
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
5.8
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7

Integration

Anaplan
7.8
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Excel data integration
Anaplan
6.6
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.6
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4

Pros

Anaplan

  • 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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SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Visual reporting: it is, by far, the most good-looking and user-friendly SAP reporting tool.
  • Story-telling: it is very easy to create a story using our reports and answer the business questions.
  • Connectivity to SAP sources: if a company has its data on SAP sources, it is very convenient to use SAP Analytics Cloud as the reporting tool.
  • Roadmap looks good: if all the functionalities that are on Roadmap end up being implemented, I personally think SAP Analytics Cloud will be a strong competitor in the market.
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Cons

Anaplan

  • 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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SAP Analytics Cloud

  • There are faults in the reading of the entered data. The design of the toolbar tends to be confusing, its use is not recommended for people who do not have knowledge in the area as its learning curve is steep. It is a bit much to set up when dealing with integration points.. I found it not very intuitive and hard to learn its quirky ways. Stellar for the price as well.
  • It is slow and the interface feels like lagging. Less deployment time and headache to maintain.
  • Tough with SAP Analytics Cloud we can expect more connectivity options in the near future, nowadays, other companies give a much better solution to this problem. Moreover, and despite the fact that SAP offers a wider range of measurements and calculations, when it comes to data modeling options SAP cannot give you as many as others will.
  • Despite the evolution of the tool, it came across with some problem with the integration with other databases that not are HANA, like Oracle it has to be a certain version of Oracle, a bunch of sap notes and a lot of patches for the server. Also in places where the connection is not a high-speed internet connection you cannot obtain full capabilities of the tool. The price by user I think is not fair for a web-based application.
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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
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SAP Analytics Cloud

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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.
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SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
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Reliability and Availability

Anaplan

Anaplan 10.0
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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SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
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Performance

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.0
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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SAP Analytics Cloud

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Support

Anaplan

Anaplan 8.1
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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SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
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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.
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SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
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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/
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SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
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Implementation

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
Based on 12 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.
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SAP Analytics Cloud

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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

Anaplan was an easy choice because two other divisions in our company used it in limited ways - either only sales ops or financial reporting. In addition, it was the hands down best choice given the complexity and size of our organization. We operate in a highly matrixed organization across the globe therefore, we needed a powerful and flexible platform; not all options allowed for this flexibility nor were they suited for large multi-national companies.
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SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is simple to use and you can access it using even a mobile device. On top of that its affordable and comes in two differentiated enterprise plans that are geared to helping the organization attain its goals. SAP Analytics Cloud is also popular in the market and it has a strong user community that helps new users in learning how to use the software.SAP Analytics Cloud is also versatile and serves in a number of areas in the company from customer service, sales, marketing, operations, and analytics. This means with its versatility it means that it contributes to the success of the company in quite a number of ways and therefore prove to be the ultimate solution.
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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.
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SAP Analytics Cloud

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Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • 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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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.
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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
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/

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
Additional Pricing Details

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