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Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings

SAP HANA

92 Ratings

Anaplan

Top Rated
205 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

SAP HANA

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Score 8.3 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 HANA

High volume, high value data is a natural fit for SAP HANA. We use to store supply information, which s a very large dataset and is relevant rolled up to a total amount and when rolled all the way down to individual items used for individual procesures. HANA is probably a suboptimal place to store slowly-changing, seldom used data (although I'd still recommend using Smart Data Access to manage how users interact with that data)
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
7.4
SAP HANA
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.4
SAP HANA
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.1
SAP HANA
Forecasting
Anaplan
7.7
SAP HANA
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
6.5
SAP HANA
Management reporting
Anaplan
7.6
SAP HANA

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
SAP HANA
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
SAP HANA
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
SAP HANA
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
SAP HANA
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.0
SAP HANA

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
SAP HANA
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.3
SAP HANA
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
SAP HANA
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
SAP HANA
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
SAP HANA
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.4
SAP HANA
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.2
SAP HANA

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
SAP HANA
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.3
SAP HANA
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
SAP HANA
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.2
SAP HANA

Pros

  • Real - time - the cloud based technology allows all changes & its impact is visible in real time.
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  • Real-time OLAP queries on transactional data.
  • Integrated application layer (XS/XSA).
  • RServe support
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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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  • filtering interface could use work
  • easier direct SQL-type language queries
  • more built-in visualization
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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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SAP HANA7.7
Based on 3 answers
SAP HANA product meets our needs.
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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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SAP HANA is much more intuitive and user-friendly than SQL and Python. This makes sense because it is a commercial application whereas SQL and Python are not. SpotFire has some advantages over SAP HANA in that it has a lot of built-in visualization capability, however, it cannot handle and store large amounts of data in the same way.
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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

  • 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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  • I do not have the exact numbers for the ROI, but the management was happy with the reports developed on top of SAP HANA.
  • Our IT manager had to convince the management to invest in SAP HANA.
  • Our special event sales got increased with the decision supported by SAP HANA based reporting.
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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/

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SAP HANA

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

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