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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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira is well suited for processing a large amount of data. Analysing those data and work on it as needed. Variety of graphs, charts for identifying trends on market. Format all the data with your own measures, and to apply needed formulas without any expertise on it. Friendly UI, easy to use and learn within a few days.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.3
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.3
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.4
Publish to Web
Anaplan
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.3

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.1
SAP Lumira Discovery

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
6.6
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
7.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
6.7
SAP Lumira Discovery

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.9
SAP Lumira Discovery
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.6
SAP Lumira Discovery

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.9
SAP Lumira Discovery
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.6
SAP Lumira Discovery

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
7.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery

Analytics

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

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.5
SAP Lumira Discovery

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.4
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
SAP Lumira Discovery
4.2

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 Lumira Discovery

  • SAP has built in features you would expect from a data visualization package, like easy import from other SAP systems.
  • SAP has most of the typical charts that you would expect in order to visualize your data.
  • SAP allows you to have multiple charts on one visualization for your 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 Lumira Discovery

  • Even though the process of creating visualizations of data is now greatly improved, it could still be a lot better as users become accustomed to this kind of tool and bring forward edge cases the developers did not anticipate.
  • It would be awesome to have a cross platform tool that works on more than just Windows.
  • Some options for specific graphs feel limiting.
Darian Rawson | 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 Lumira Discovery

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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 2.0
Based on 6 answers
The SAP Lumira is easy to install and learn. Lumira is a perfect tool for the end-users as it is easy to use and the built-in functions can manipulate data as well. Lumira has a lot in store for the developers as well. It is a power-packed tool.
Anonymous | 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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Lumira is a desktop application runs in its own JVM. It installs its own java runtime libraries to avoid any core java version conflicts. The availability of the application is completely relies on individual machine hardware configuration. On a decent desktop, it performs well and always launches in either 32 or 64 bit environment based on the hosts system's OS
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The performance is linear with amount of data that is being explored. We have done some benchmarks acquiring 10million data cells without having any performance problems. We need to make proper adjustments to jvm run time properties to start with higher heap size and other parameters that optimizes the run time performance
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.1
Based on 4 answers
They have been very supportive to listen to our problems and resolve them quickly. Their customer engagement team works hand-in-hand and treat our success is their success. They are the liaison between us and their engineering teams to get access to and resolve the issues on a timely manner, otherwise our issues would have been lost
Ravi Ada | 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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We did not take in-person training
Ravi Ada | 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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Most of the user guides are pretty comprehensive and very easy to understand. The product itself is designed to be self-serve tool, did not need much of the end-user training. Most of the training we had is to how to read the data, how to explore the data, how to acquire the data etc.
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.6
Based on 3 answers
Installing the desktop software on end-user machines is always challenging. The machine specifications are the biggest factor when running Lumira and be able to handle large datasets during data exploration. This often demands beefy machines at least for power-users. Although Lumira software licensing is not a big problem but managing partner's extensions and keeping track of their individual licenses may be an issue. If there is a way to bundle the more popular extensions such as vSQL or vOLAP should be bundled in core product and offer them as part of Lumira license instead of a separate license which causer operational burden.
Ravi Ada | 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 Lumira Discovery

Both Tableau and QlikView score very highly in end user experience and visualisation development compared to Lumira. However the integration of Lumira with existing Universes you may have or cost implications if you have a SAP BI Suite licence can help shift the preference into Lumira's favour. All three can sit along side a larger BI solution like SAP BI or Cognos.
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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Enterprise wide implementation is a challenge with data security and trustedness. No easy installation can be done across the enterprise. no upgrade paths also available from SAP. They have so much of experience with desktop implementation, there it could be a controlled environment with a capital budget. These may be resolved in the upcoming releases
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Lumira Discovery

  • For my client, the cost of Tableau made Lumira attractive but unfortunately, due to limitations on Lumira... the client is thinking the Tableau investment may have been better for achieving business objectives.
  • Data size limitiations.
Lauren Brands | 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 Lumira Discovery

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAP Lumira Discovery Editions & Modules

Edition
SAP Lumira, standard edition$1851
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
8.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
2.0

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.0

Support Rating

Anaplan
9.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.1

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0

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