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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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Sisense

Sisense offers multiple flexible pricing plans that can be suitable for all types of industries and company sizes. From a small business as ours, to a large enterprise. The Vendor allows you to try the product and develop a proof of concept before buying the product. So why not? Test drive your solution. This is what allowed us to understand how this BI tool would boost our company's productivity.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Sisense
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
Sisense
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.3
Sisense
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.2
Sisense

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
Sisense
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Sisense
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
Sisense
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Sisense
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Sisense
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Sisense
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Sisense
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
Sisense
8.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Sisense
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
Sisense
8.7
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Sisense
9.1
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
Sisense
9.0
Report Versioning
Anaplan
Sisense
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
Sisense
8.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
Sisense
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
Sisense
9.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
Sisense
8.9
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
Sisense
8.8

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
Sisense
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Sisense
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
Sisense
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Sisense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
Sisense
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
Sisense
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
Sisense
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
Sisense
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
Sisense
7.8

Pros

  • We really like the Data Hub concept. We are working on multiple projects with regards to aggregating data from multiple sources, and Data Hub has worked well for us thus far.
  • Agility is key for our businesses and we feel that Anaplan gives us the ability to remain flexible and reactive to the changes throughout our businesses.
  • As a administrator I really like the resources provided by Anaplan such as Anapedia. It makes it really simple to ask questions and find answers if we are having difficulty with certain items.
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  • Elasticube technology simple to use - extremely flexible and easy to use. You have many built in plugins to connect to multiple sources of data and the ability to build an API connector if needed.
  • Short Development time - build comprehensive dashboards on the fly and push changes instantly to the web
  • Customer service - big strength here. They have a very responsive support staff that will help you figure out any issue. I have them all on Skype if that tells you how accessible they are.
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Cons

  • Errors handling. If you make a mistake in formula, the model might freeze for all users for several minutes.
  • Multistage calculations may cause the app to work slowly.
  • Too few functions are yet available. Tons of simple actions are really hard to implement in some cases including PRODUCT, VLOOKUP and CASE SELECT.
  • Bugs that were reported months ago are not fixed.
  • Really poor technical support. There are only 5 or so tech support guys globally and you have to wait for their answer sometimes for too long. Mostly they only give you temporary workarounds because of the bugs that won't be fixed in the nearest future.
  • No Android app.
  • End users have no interface settings at all. Only administrators may save export views and all the useful tune-ups.
  • No friendly interface to edit user rights. When their quantity exceeds 30 or more changing the rights becomes a disaster.
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  • I believe an add-on marketplace for supported add-ons would be nice
  • Sometimes tech support doesn't realize the users are new to this.
  • More widget download options.
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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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Sisense8.9
Based on 14 answers
The tool solved for a major need in our business and we're happy with it.
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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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Sisense7.3
Based on 4 answers
For at least 80% of our business requirements Sisense works perfectly.
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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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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
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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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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
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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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Sisense10.0
Based on 5 answers
This team is one of the few companies where I can literally Skype them for help and they respond immediately. Most don't realize how rare that actually is in the industry. Expanding their presence to the eastern time zone of the United States has made them more accessible as a result
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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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Sisense7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
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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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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
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Implementation

Anaplan6.7
Based on 12 answers
I won't rate this low due to the 3rd party consultant, because overall the implementation with Anaplan went great. We had working models in our first month of having Anaplan, and have been able to branch out into multiple facets of the business in the 3 years since our first implementation.
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Sisense7.1
Based on 3 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
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Alternatives Considered

It made sense to use Anaplan as it had already been built up by our sales and supply chain teams.
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Sisense can't compare to any tool for the ease of user, intuitive interface and "time to data". I gave been working with both large enterprise and small SMB's using Sisense, and it is amazing to see how small companies quickly learn how to use it and how practical and efficient they can be.
The global productivity is also amazing: with only a few clicks, anyone can design a useful dashboard, that anyone will enjoy using.
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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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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
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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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  • Report development time is reduced from 2~3 days to 2~3 hours.
  • Report querying time is improved from 0.5~10 mins to 2~30 seconds.
  • A 2-staff team delivers 10 times the BI output that we did on the old system.
  • We were able to deliver BI and data analysis for all business functions instead of a very limited group of users
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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
Anaplan
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/

Sisense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Sisense Editions & Modules
Sisense
Modules
SAP Connector
1
1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details