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Anaplan

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Tableau Server

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Score 8.1 out of 101

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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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Tableau Server

Our analytics team is big on developing narrative around data and we have found no other tool on the market to support that (and do so efficiently) than Tableau. It provides balance of standard washboarding and BI capabilities with unparalleled support for ad-hoc analytical scenarios (and distribution of those assets).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.1
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.9
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Tableau Server
9.0
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.7
Report Versioning
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.2

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.6
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.5
REST API
Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.2
Javascript API
Anaplan
Tableau Server
8.1
iFrames
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.6
Java API
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaplan
Tableau Server
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaplan
Tableau Server
6.8

Pros

  • Real - time - the cloud based technology allows all changes & its impact is visible in real time.
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  • Self service publishing - Before Tableau Server, most reporting was done by central report writers on a request basis, and the backlog never ended. Now a great deal of the reporting is "self service" within the departments, freeing IT Business Intelligence (BI) staff to focus on the reporting tasks requiring more expertise.
  • It is VERY easy for folks to publish their creations from Tableau Desktop directly to Tableau Server.
  • Starting with "template" projects, many users don't have to have Tableau Desktop but can simply "clone" the template (data connections "baked in") and create new dashboards with nothing more than their browser. This is very cost effective.
  • We have created several Enterprise Mobile Applications for iPhones/iPads and it is very easy to integrate analytics provided by Tableau Server into our custom in-house applications. This GREATLY simplifies the development of sophisticated mobile BA tools.
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Cons

  • I'd like to see a back button. While there is restore from backup, it is a long process that only Admins can perform. And all users lose changes of course.
  • As an Admin, my #1 request is: why can't we select multiple list members with check boxes? For example, if I have a list of depts., and want to see HR + Recruiting (two list members). Yes, I can build a line item that does that. But every combination of list members must be custom built.
  • Another one that I get asked for are hierarchies for line items. For example, if I have a List on pages, there will be "+" to group items. For example, I might have Finance, HR, and Recruiting, all in "G&A" which I could then open the "+" to expand and collapse (G&A) to show the detail. If I am pivoted on a Line Item on pages, this isn't possible.
  • Another big one I get asked for, is "why can't I save views?!" Of course Admins can, but I think users would really appreciate it this one. Please consider it!
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  • On the lowest level, many of Tableau's features and strengths are too complicated for the typical end-user
  • IT expertise is required to fully implement Tableau Server
  • Tableau Server is very weak in source-code versioning.
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Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan8.2
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 Server9.1
Based on 19 answers
Fairly easy to use and very powerful. Everyone who uses it loves 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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Tableau Server9.1
Based on 10 answers
Great interface, allows for amazing flexibility in building visualizations. There are a few minor quirks that have to be learned though.
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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 Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Over the past few years our company has expanded the use of Tableau. We've moved from 250 interactors to well over 1500 server interactions during that timeframe. During the expansion interactors we've yet to expereince any significant degradation of service
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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 Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
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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 Server9.1
Based on 12 answers
They are pretty responsive and helpful to address the issues.
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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 Server8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
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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 Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
The tutorials are self paced and self-explanatory.
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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 Server9.1
Based on 13 answers
The Tableau server installation has been flawless. Our user base is increasing rapidly each quarter. On the It front, we tend to upgrade the server on a bi-annual basis. Which allows use to minimize the disruption to our users. Overall, we are completely satisfied with Tableau server.
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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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I did not choose Tableau for my organization, but did choose my organization in part because they use Tableau! Fantastic flexibility combined with relative ease of visualization.
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

I manage the Anaplan instance for FP&A. It has enabled us to go from 10 different Analyst budget spreadsheets where no one person even knew all of the full company assumptions, to one consolidated model with consistent assumptions that is easy to read and follow. We have also been able to standardize reporting to business partners across the company.
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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 Server8.0
Based on 68 answers
Tableau Server is otherwise very easy and user-friendly. Being a GUI based software it is super easy to learn as well. With Tableau Server you can expect to share data with all the users on your community. Servers can be accessed across all platforms, hence you can easily transfer data as well.
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Data Integration

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Tableau Server8.7
Based on 71 answers
It is so hard to add data to the Tableau Server. I could do it after I download it to my Tableau Desktop. Also creating an online extract needs a lot of time and a good internet connection to set things up. Tableau Desktop seems to be a better option in such cases.
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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

  • 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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  • Easy to create reports on fast turnaround and deployment times
  • Tableau Server does not scale very cost-effectively
  • Does not require a huge development team for Tableau
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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/

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Tableau Server

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

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