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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

We are really excited and looking forward to exploring the forecasting, and "What If" scenarios. Our current business structure makes it very difficult to forecast and project at any level, and I think Anaplan will be a great solution for us.I think for any business that has multiple, or dynamic, hierarchies Anaplan is a great solution. We have reduced the time spent on these dynamic views by using subsets and properties with in the models.I am looking forward to the increased the communication/connected planning aspect that Anaplan brings to our company. In the past we had thousands of Excel workbooks, some that were too large to email or open. We have seen improved interaction and clear lines of communication for our end users by using Anaplan for our budget process.
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Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau when we want to obtain a fast and efficient result, since this option allows to work with data in real time or in memory, being able to extract massive data for a limited exploration quickly, using technology of database and computational graphics to analyze enormous sets of data and which is used in the different areas of the organization when we want to have quick results and easy to analyze according to the graphics presented.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.5
Tableau Desktop
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
Tableau Desktop
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Tableau Desktop
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
Tableau Desktop
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.0
Tableau Desktop

Analytics

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

Integration

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

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Versioning
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.3

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
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.1
iFrames
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaplan
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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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  • 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

  • Error handling can be annoying. A single formula error can lock up your model for 2-5 minutes while it reverts back to before you pressed enter, and while its improved a little in the year I've been using Anaplan, there are certain situations where I feel like it could be eliminated or made more efficient.
  • Time subsets would be really nice.
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  • The information emptied by the users are not totally private
  • Improve the modality of granting permissions to access files
  • The files used for graphics must be updated constantly, it is suggested that this act be automatic
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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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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
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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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Tableau Desktop8.6
Based on 23 answers
Tableau's main selling points are the fact that you can connect to almost any data source within a couple of clicks and the fact that you can slice-and-dice your data with just a few drags. Tableau also has the ability to grow with the user's comfort level. The most advanced you get, the more you can utilize Tableau's advance features, such as table calculations, to create truly amazing analyses.
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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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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
Have seen issues with the vertica DB driver which manifest as errors for the end user.
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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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Tableau Desktop6.7
Based on 9 answers
It performs as well as could be expected; the challenge is making sure the data is organized correctly to optimize performance.
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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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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 16 answers
I personally have no had any experience with the HelpDesk. However, our clients speak highly of it.
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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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Tableau Desktop9.4
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

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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Tableau Desktop8.0
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

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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Tableau Desktop8.1
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
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Breadth of Deployment

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The department I worked in had around 30 people. I believe we had at least 15 licenses possibly more.
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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan was selected by management without technical expertise. Now there is no way back.
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I haven't used other tools for a number of years - when I made the selection my criteria were ease of use (including, slicing & dicing data at will), connectivity to various data sources (especially REST API - which Tableau doesn't support natively but now has a way to use through the Web Data Connector). An element that is often overlooked is the ecosystem: other services or tools complementing & extending Tableau, the support community, training opportunities, books and even the availability of skilled resources in the field. And finally, price was a factor.In some cases I use Klipfolio as an alternative to Tableau dashboards. I see it as a matter of "fit to task" and data-maturity. Sometimes Tableau dashboards are just overkill for building nice-looking, simple dashboards where my client doesn't need too much controls (i.e. no highlighting or segmentation at will).
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

By now forecast accuracy did only fall after the implementation of ANaplan, because implementing such a solution had many problems. The integration IT team was unexperienced and the initial models that were used for planning were facing teething problems. Unfortunately putting Anaplan models in order is really time consuming process, so there is still much to be done.
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Selection Process

Adaptive and Host Analytics
More flexible and able to handle more data.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
Since we are talking specifically about Tableau Desktop, I see its use as being for the "editor" of the analysis and dashboards (also why I mentioned some mobile & sharing features do not apply). But from the Desktop version you can save as PDF, image, push to Tableau Server (or Public), and open the file in Tableau Reader. There's an app to view Tableau on mobile, etc. This makes the Desktop version the center of the creation/editing process.
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Data Integration

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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
I almost always use Google Analytics as a data source and I wish there was an advanced mode allowing use to use the API directly. A generic REST API connector with the couple of common authentication mechanisms, able to receive XML, CSV, JSON, would be awesome. But besides that, there's a wide range of support for dispersed data sources. The data-blending is sometimes confusing and doesn't lead to expected results (especially for people new to the concept).
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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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Tableau Desktop7.0
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

  • 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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  • Saves analysts tremendous amounts of time from authoring/formatting/distributing traditional rigid reports in Excel.
  • Enhances skill sets of users to better understand how data is structured and its impact on business in areas previously 'invisible' using traditional wall of text reports, resulting in 'cleaner' data which gives more visibility to all areas previously deemed not relevant.
  • Ability to answer business questions quickly and allow rapid prototyping of dashboards which gives stakeholders much faster turnaround time to reach decisions.
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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/

Tableau Desktop

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules
Tableau Desktop
Edition
Personal
$9991
Professional
$1,9991
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.