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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 ERP

Well suitable for large organizations with complex business processes. It provides best practices and built-in processes for a wide range of industries – from manufacturing and distribution to professional services and retail.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.5
SAP ERP
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
SAP ERP
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
SAP ERP
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
SAP ERP
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
SAP ERP
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.7
SAP ERP

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.5
SAP ERP
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
7.7
SAP ERP
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.5
SAP ERP
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
SAP ERP
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
5.9
SAP ERP
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
SAP ERP
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
7.2
SAP ERP
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.0
SAP ERP

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
SAP ERP
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
SAP ERP
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
SAP ERP
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
SAP ERP
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.3
SAP ERP

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
SAP ERP
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.4
SAP ERP
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
SAP ERP
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
SAP ERP
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
SAP ERP
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
SAP ERP
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
SAP ERP

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
SAP ERP
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
SAP ERP
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
SAP ERP
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.3
SAP ERP

Payroll Management

Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.5
Pay calculation
Anaplan
SAP ERP
5.0
Benefit plan administration
Anaplan
SAP ERP
8.2
Direct deposit files
Anaplan
SAP ERP
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.8
Reimbursement management
Anaplan
SAP ERP
8.2

Customization

Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.6
API for custom integration
Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.1
Plug-ins
Anaplan
SAP ERP
8.2

Security

Anaplan
SAP ERP
8.7
Single sign-on capability
Anaplan
SAP ERP
8.6
Role-based user permissions
Anaplan
SAP ERP
8.8

Reporting & Analytics

Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.6
Dashboards
Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.3
Standard reports
Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.9
Custom reports
Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Anaplan
SAP ERP
8.3
Accounts payable
Anaplan
SAP ERP
8.0
Accounts receivable
Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.7

Inventory Management

Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.8
Inventory tracking
Anaplan
SAP ERP
8.3
Automatic reordering
Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.6
Location management
Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.6
Manufacturing module
Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.7

Order Management

Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.7
Pricing
Anaplan
SAP ERP
8.0
Order entry
Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.6
Credit card processing
Anaplan
SAP ERP
7.1
Cost of goods sold
Anaplan
SAP ERP
8.0

Pros

  • 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 ERP integrates well with third-party systems.
  • SAP ERP software is very reliable, extensive & complete solution for any business process it supports.
  • Great support from SAP on bug fixes, new releases for the standard solution provided.
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Cons

  • Larger workspaces.
  • Ongoing support contracts based on LOE.
  • Better formula support and explanation within the model.
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  • Requires IT involvement to customize or edit reports
  • Not very intuitive - requires in-depth training to use properly
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Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan8.2
Based on 3 answers
We rely on it heavily. The only way we wouldn't renew is if the price got significantly higher.
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SAP ERP8.6
Based on 4 answers
I am not part of the team that makes this decision but I would recommend renewing the contract. Most employees at Tennant are long term employees and would find it difficult to change to a different software. They are comfortable using SAP.
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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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SAP ERP8.0
Based on 1 answer
Once you learn how to use SAP ERP, it becomes a powerful tool for analysis and inventory management.
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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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SAP ERP10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Anaplan8.1
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 ERP3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Anaplan6.7
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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SAP ERP3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Anaplan requires less IT support and its calculation engine is far more powerful. Anaplan is also less expensive when total cost of ownership is considered. We also liked that you're able to use Anaplan for a variety of business planning functions rather than having a bespoke tool for budgets or commissions or demand planning etc.
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SAP ERP runs very well with Ariba. Unfortunately, the communication from SAP into Ariba is more limited than the other way around.
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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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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  • SAP allows us to run a multi-national operation with overseas shipping and receiving
  • SAP allows us to consolidate financials across the globe to see a full picture of operational performance
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Pricing Details

Anaplan

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

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