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Anaplan

Anaplan is great for Sales Ops, FP&A, and basically anything that is heavy Excel-based. It's great at summarizing large amounts of data, like pivot tables. It's also great for crunching Salesforce data. I don't have a need for SQL, but I'm sure it would great for any kind of database summarization use case.
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Tableau Online

Tableau is very well suited for large organizations because of its cost. It has a great visual design. It is particularly useful when there is data integration with other software required. Dashboards come out very well in such cases and help make sense out of data. These dashboards are used on a frequent basis once a baseline or a parameter is defined. Trend analysis and forecasting are a key to using this software and this is where it comes in very handy.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.6
Tableau Online
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
7.0
Tableau Online
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Tableau Online
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
6.9
Tableau Online
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.2
Tableau Online

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Tableau Online
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.4
Tableau Online
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
Tableau Online
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Tableau Online
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Tableau Online
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
Tableau Online
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.2
Tableau Online

Integration

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

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.6
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Tableau Online
6.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.9
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.9
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.7
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.3
Report Versioning
Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
Tableau Online
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.4

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.6
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.3
REST API
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.0
Javascript API
Anaplan
Tableau Online
8.2
iFrames
Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.5
Java API
Anaplan
Tableau Online
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaplan
Tableau Online
6.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaplan
Tableau Online
6.5

Pros

  • Anaplan is great for headcount reporting. We have reports by dept, office location, and subsidiary that is great for planning and also for full company reporting.
  • Although they can be complicated to set up, Anaplan is also great for setting up complex P&L views. For example, setting up a P&L with a combination of subs/depts., that still needs to consolidate to the total P&L.
  • Systems-wise, I like that it's impossible to #REF the model! Anaplan shows you where everything is referenced, so it's very difficult to break anything.
  • I also like that formulas copy across, so there is no chance of pointing to the wrong cell, like in Excel
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  • Software is compatible with numerous interfaces, making it quite scalable.
  • Robust visualization feature set -- perhaps even industry leading.
  • Graphs are dynamic and intuitive to use which helps organizations focus on what really matters -- making the right decision at the right time.
  • Intuitive user interface helps analysts quickly setup scalable reports.
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Cons

  • I believe user set up within Anaplan is one of the areas that could be improved greatly.
  • Workflow is another area that I believe could be improved. Currently, I do not believe, there is a way to create an action against workflow. This would be a great benefit rather than moving the item to complete or in progress if you could write an action for it.
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  • Ease of Integration with data through Web Services
  • Ability to integrate with other software
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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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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 Online8.2
Based on 1 answer
Simple, easy and straighforward interface.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alternatives Considered

In my opinion, Anaplan is on a completely different level than any other CPM system. In looking at other systems, the ability to model doesn't even come close to what Anaplan can do. Reporting and BI is made better through synchronization. There is just really no comparison. If you want to have your planning really connected to your actual business, then Anaplan is the only way to go.
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Sisense offers a powerful backend database, Elasticube that integrates well with Web Service data sources. Tableau enables better visualization flexibility and functionality without having to write javascript.
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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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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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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 Online

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