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Score 8.5 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Because it is flexible, Anaplan is well suited for complex global organizations. We are a multi-matrix organization therefore, having the ability to establish multiple hierarchies in data hub and use those to slice and dice in the spoke models improves efficiency and accuracy. We are in the early stages of our implementation therefore, we are yet to encounter scenarios where Anaplan is not appropriate. My guess would be that if you have a small company with little complexity, then you might consider a less powerful tool.
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Solver BI360

We have multiple departments where they use different sources and application to reports. Solver provided us with this solution in forms of Web portal reporting, which can be accessed across the Whole company, which reduces the number of reports significantly and uniformity. One reporting application through a single source.Our budgeting process is unique last year we had many account executives shuffled, which made very complex for us to reassign accounts and budget for their sales. with complex Budgeting templates, it was not easy anyway. We had to rework our template through 4 revisions
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.2
Solver BI360
7.0
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.2
Solver BI360
7.0
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Solver BI360
7.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.0
Solver BI360
6.5
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.3
Solver BI360
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.3
Solver BI360
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.3
Solver BI360
8.0
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Solver BI360
5.0

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
6.9
Solver BI360
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
6.9
Solver BI360

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.4
Solver BI360
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.8
Solver BI360
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.7
Solver BI360
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.9
Solver BI360
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
8.3
Solver BI360
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Solver BI360

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.1
Solver BI360
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.6
Solver BI360
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.3
Solver BI360
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Solver BI360
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Solver BI360
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Solver BI360
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.1
Solver BI360
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.6
Solver BI360

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.0
Solver BI360
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.2
Solver BI360
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.8
Solver BI360
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
5.3
Solver BI360
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.6
Solver BI360

Analytics

Anaplan
7.0
Solver BI360
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
6.6
Solver BI360
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
7.1
Solver BI360
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Solver BI360
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Solver BI360
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
6.9
Solver BI360
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Solver BI360

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Solver BI360
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.8
Solver BI360
Excel data integration
Anaplan
7.5
Solver BI360
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.7
Solver BI360

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Solver BI360
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Solver BI360
7.0
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Solver BI360
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
Solver BI360
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Solver BI360
9.0

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
Solver BI360
6.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Solver BI360
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
Solver BI360
7.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Solver BI360
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Solver BI360
3.0

Pros

Anaplan

  • Hyperbloc architecture -- the ability to see changes to models instantly cascade through all the models.
  • Function agnostic platform - the ability to adapt the platform to many different use cases and integrate those use cases into a connected planning environment.
  • Cloud architecture. Security and product enhancements come automatically.
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Solver BI360

  • Budgeting is one of the Best features they have in BI360.
  • Excel-based reporting gives all Excel-lovers more confident.
  • Data Warehouse holds data from different systems, so cross-platform reporting made easy.
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Cons

Anaplan

  • The reporting/dashboarding capability is adequate but could be enhanced.
  • Anaplan is somewhat intuitive ... but it DOES require an investment of time and energy to become proficient in it. The ability to use it for more and more use cases is limited by the number of personnel who truly understand the tool. The corollary is that unless that knowledge is spread to multiple people on the team, there can be substantial risk were a key resource to leave the group.
  • Building a new model does require a fair amount of up-front planning and construction. So there are some things we would rather do in Anaplan than Excel ... but unless they have continuing utility, we find ourselves unlikely to perform quick analyses in Anaplan.
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Solver BI360

  • Real-time data for reporting is not available when you get it from the warehouse.
  • Not compatible with Google Chrome.
  • Lack of version and source control for reports on the Web portal.
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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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Solver BI360

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.
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Solver BI360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Solver BI360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Solver BI360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Solver BI360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Solver BI360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Solver BI360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
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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Solver BI360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

Honestly, having implemented Anaplan at another company, I knew it would suit our needs here and convinced management to get the tool on that basis. We already use a mix of Cognos BI, Tableau, and Excel ... but our need was something apart from what those can provide.
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Solver BI360

Flexibility in the creation of dashboard and more robust.
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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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Solver BI360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • 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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Solver BI360

No answers on this topic

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/

Solver BI360

General

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

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