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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Well Suited
  • Any process that you expect to change frequently.
  • A process within a dynamic environment, such as high tech / the startup world, where you expect significant business process changes.
  • Any process that requires a significant number of collaborators.
  • Any process where you intend for users to update logic with Excel-like formulas.
  • Any process where using Google Docs has failed to accommodate your needs for data integrity.
Less Appropriate
  • Data visualization - Anaplan has capabilities here, but other tools are more focused on this.
  • Data storage - Anaplan is not a data warehouse and has limits on what you can store.
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Tableau Desktop

Great for visualizing basic and complex analytics, can be very useful in a myriad of situations, for example it can be summarized up for grand views for executives and plenty of drill down opportunities for more analyst level staff. This allows the staff to performing the analytics to save time by not having to duplicate reports on different levels for different staff.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.2
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.4
REST API
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.4
iFrames
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
6.8
Java API
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Pros

Anaplan

  • It is a very user-friendly platform that allows individuals without IT backgrounds to build models in simple syntax. If you know how to use Excel, you will be able to pick up model building in Anaplan with relative ease using the guided build methodology.
  • Anaplan is a blank slate that allows for multi-dimension models in which we determine the dimensions versus forcing us to adhere to predetermined dimensions.
  • Maintaining our company hierarchies in data hub allows us to change information there and have it automatically pushed out to all spoke models versus changing 10-20 spreadsheets.
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Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau, you can easily analyze information, interact, filter, drill down and graph data
  • Tableau allows you to work with multiple data sources, allowing you to convert them into visualized information in easy-to-analyze graphs
  • You can use unlimited amounts of data
  • It facilitates access to the information you need at the right time.
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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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Tableau Desktop

  • The ETL part is missing in Tableau.
  • For huge and ambiguous data-sets, Tableau Desktop is not good.
  • Before analysis data preparation is mandatory.
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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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Note: my input has little bearing on the actual purchase decision. I'd gladly renew Tableau, since it gives me capabilities that I couldn't not replicate with other tools given my current skill set. I can create data visualization and BI dashboards in a matter of hours which provide real-time data to my entire department without needing to do any web application development. This gives me an incredible amount of leverage, and saves many hours each month.
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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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.7
Based on 23 answers
Tableau is quick and easy to learn, just drag and drop. Its very forgiving and easy to simply play around with and customize for novice users, but offers powerful underlying advanced options for power users.
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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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
I have really never faced any serious issue with this tool, although in some versions there were crashing issues were there.
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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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.3
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
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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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
Only used tech support by searching the support website for 'how to' and was simple and successful.
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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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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Implementation

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
There is a Server installation training video on Tableau's website. I highly recommend that everyone watch it. It only takes a few minutes and could save you quite a bit of time.
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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

Anaplan has a much more powerful modelling engine compared to Adaptive Insights. Adaptive might have prettier dashboards, but their product is inferior at it's core. We were impressed by everything Anaplan could do and are glad that we chose it over the competition. We also are very impressed by Anaplan's customer success team and their knowledge
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Tableau Desktop

Excel has better-embedded coding functions, such as VBA developing environment, but cannot publish reports to an online portal and has limited visualization function. QlikView has fewer online resources and a small community to help you solve problems.
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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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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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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Tableau Desktop

  • It is very difficult to quantify the effect that using Tableau has had on our clients. The one major benefit I can think of is the reduction of operational expenses. Tableau allows them to keep one person who maintains ten dashboards instead of the twenty people it took when they were using Excel.
  • Having a series of relevant, automatically refreshing dashboards allows for "quick response" to business problems, which could save tremendous amounts of money. If a problem is occurring, you would see it on your dashboard the next day, instead of an analyst finding it a month later.
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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/

Tableau Desktop

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.

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