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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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TIBCO Spotfire

Suitable for even large numbers of data points in both the chemical or biological data domains. Also powerful when calculated columns are to be inserted into tables. The filter and label function is a very powerful feature when subsetting data within one Spotfire project. It is also capable of exporting sheets to PDF format, so it is also convenient to share key findings with others. It is less appropriate for chemical data in less mainstream formats (e.g SDF, MOL2).
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
6.8
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
6.8
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
7.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Versioning
Anaplan
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
5.8
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Publish to Web
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
6.3
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
6.3
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
3.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
6.9
TIBCO Spotfire
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
TIBCO Spotfire
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.1
TIBCO Spotfire
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.9
TIBCO Spotfire
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
TIBCO Spotfire
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.8
TIBCO Spotfire

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
8.9
TIBCO Spotfire
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.9
TIBCO Spotfire
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
1.6
TIBCO Spotfire
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.7
TIBCO Spotfire

Analytics

Anaplan
6.3
TIBCO Spotfire
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
6.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
TIBCO Spotfire
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
6.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
5.6
TIBCO Spotfire
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
TIBCO Spotfire

Integration

Anaplan
7.8
TIBCO Spotfire
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
Excel data integration
Anaplan
6.4
TIBCO Spotfire
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.6
TIBCO Spotfire

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
REST API
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Javascript API
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
iFrames
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Java API
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaplan
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3

Pros

Anaplan

  • 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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TIBCO Spotfire

  • Cross tables. Most people call them pivot tables perhaps, from the excel version, but Spotfire does them so much better! Easier to build and arrange, and with tons more options than the excel pivot table.
  • Mapping. The improved mapping capabilities of Spotfire along with its ease of use, allow you to build fabulous looking maps very quickly.
  • Aggregation. Spotfire is built to aggregate, and it does this better and faster than anything else I know of.
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Cons

Anaplan

  • Performance - in the case of complex business cases, the size of Anaplan is increasing drastically, and even a simple click would take more than it should.
  • UI - The User interface needs to be improved: group/expand hierarchy, "Ctrl " + select option to allow multi selection, Content page clean up, easier "Drag & drop" when customizing or building exports.
  • Review & enhance the type of security user roles.
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TIBCO Spotfire

  • Feature parity between web publishing and the Spotfire client: some features of Spotfire that work flawlessly in the Spotfire client break when published to the web. In particular, custom JavaScript inserted into the analysis tends not to render well on the web even if it renders perfectly in the client.
  • Lack of thorough documentation: particularly when comparing Spotfire documentation to the documentation for Python, JMP, or Matlab, Spotfire's documentation is lacking. In particular, I remember finding documentation on custom SQL queries being very sparse. Most often I would base my Spotfire solutions on examples found on forums rather than on official TIBCO advice.
  • The execution time of custom R data functions: TIBCO Spotfire uses its own implementation of the R runtime (called TERR, TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R) which I noticed to be significantly slower than the open-source runtime for certain tasks.
  • Error reporting: error reporting by both TERR and IronPython is very opaque and makes debugging very difficult.
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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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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.1
Based on 27 answers
-Easy to distribute information throughout the enterprise using the webplayer.-Ad hoc analysis is possible throughout the enterprise using business author in the webplayer or the thick client.-Low level of support needed by IT team. Access interfaces with LDAP and numerous other authentication methods.-Possible to continually extend the platform with JavaScript, R scripts, HTML, and custom extensions.-Ability to standardize data logic through pre-built queries in the Information Designer. Everyone in the enterprise is using the same logic-Tagging and bookmarking data allows for quick sharing of insights.-Integration with numerous data sources... flat files, data bases, big data, images, etc.-Much improved mapping capability. Also includes the ability to apply data points over any image.
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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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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.6
Based on 21 answers
Basic tasks like generating meaningful information from large sets of raw data are very easy. The next step of linking to multiple live data sources and linking those tables and performing on the fly analysis of the imported data is understandably more difficult.
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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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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.0
Based on 12 answers
Even though, it's a rather stable and predictable tool that's also fast, it does have some bugs and inconsistencies that shut down the system. Depending on the details, it could happen as often as 2-3 times a week, especially during the development period.
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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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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 9.0
Based on 12 answers
Generally, the Spotfire client runs with very good performance. There are factors that could affect performance, but normally has to do with loading large analysis files from the library if the database is located some distance away and your global network is not optimal. Once you have your data table(s) loaded in the client application, usually the application is quite good performance-wise.
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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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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 10.0
Based on 22 answers
Support has been helpful with issues. Support seems to know their product and its capabilities. It would also seem that they have a good sense of the context of the problem; where we are going with this issue and what we want the end outcome to be.
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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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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.7
Based on 52 answers
I have only had the basic training. It was very useful for new users. The majority of what is taught in the training can be self-taught by daily use of the product. However there were also many things I learned even after using the product for over a year. I would highly recommend investing in the training offered by TIBCO
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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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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.9
Based on 54 answers
The online training is good, provides a good base of knowledge. The video demonstrations were well-done and easy to follow along. Provided exercises are good as well, but I think there could be more challenging exercises. The training has also gone up in price significantly in the last 3 years (in USD, which hurts us even more in Canada), and I'm not sure it is worth the money it now costs (it is worth how much it cost 3 years ago, but not double that.)
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Implementation

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
Based on 12 answers
Agile methodology and breaking the work down into sprints was very helpful. Implementation required a deeper dive into our data than expected for the consultants to be able to construct the data model. But once it was in place, the focus on knowledge transfer enabled us to be able to use the product effectively after the team rolled off.
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.2
Based on 14 answers
The original architecture I created for our implementation had only a particular set of internal business units in mind. Over the years, Spotfire gained in popularity in our company and was being utilized across many more business units. Soon, its usage went beyond what the original architectural implementation could provide. We've since learned about how the product is used by the different teams and are currently in the middle of rolling out a new architecture.I suggest:
  • Have clearly defined service level agreements with all the teams that will use Spotfire. Your business intelligence group might only need availability during normal working hours, but your production support group might need 24/7 availability. If these groups share one Spotfire server, maintenance of that server might be a problem.
  • Know the different types of data you will be working with. One group might be working with "public" data while another group might work with sensitive data. Design your Library accordingly and with the proper permissions.
  • Know the roles of the users of Spotfire. Will there only be a small set of report writers or does everyone have write access to the Library?
  • ALWAYS add a timestamp prompt to your reports. You don't want multiple users opening a report that will try and pull down millions of rows of data to their local workstations. Another option, of course, is to just hard code a time range in the backing database view (i.e. where activity_date >= sysdate - 90, etc.), but I'd rather educate/train the user base if possible.
  • This probably goes without saying, but if possible, point to a separate reporting database or a logical standby database. You don't want the company pounding on your primaries and take down your order system.
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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

Anaplan was an easy choice because two other divisions in our company used it in limited ways - either only sales ops or financial reporting. In addition, it was the hands down best choice given the complexity and size of our organization. We operate in a highly matrixed organization across the globe therefore, we needed a powerful and flexible platform; not all options allowed for this flexibility nor were they suited for large multi-national companies.
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TIBCO Spotfire

The advantage of Spotfire over Tableau or Domo is the advanced modeling capabilities. Although Tableau and Domo have created interfaces with R, they are nowhere near as easy to implement as they are in Spotfire. The advantage of Spotfire over SAS Enterprise Miner is the broader range of easily created visualizations that don't require an experienced data scientist. Spotfire, of course, does not have some of the advanced modeling capabilities of say a SAS Enterprise Miner nor the zooming ability that Qlick Sense offers. Overall, it stacks up well.
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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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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The program has proved to be very useful and allows for analyzing various forms of data.
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Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • 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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TIBCO Spotfire

  • Interactive reporting, slice and dice.
  • Time saving as the Web player can be used for analyzing data interactively.
  • Analytics and visualization in the same tool.
  • Primarily business intelligence and reporting costs are saved once it is set up with the ability to dissect data in a useful manner without the need for an extensive reporting team. This is useful in terms of cost savings.
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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

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/

TIBCO Spotfire

General

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

TIBCO Spotfire Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
TIBCO Spotfire PlatformPlease contact TIBCO sales
    SaaS Edition
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Analyst$125/mo, $1250/yr1
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Business Author$65/mo, $650/yr1
    TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services$0.992
    TIBCO Spotfire Cloud EnterprisePlease contact TIBCO sales
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer$25/mo, $250/yr4
    1. Per Seat
    2. Per Hour (Starting)
    3. Per Seat
    Additional Pricing Details
    For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Anaplan
    7.6
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.6

    Likelihood to Renew

    Anaplan
    8.2
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.1

    Usability

    Anaplan
    8.2
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.6

    Reliability and Availability

    Anaplan
    10.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.0

    Performance

    Anaplan
    9.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    9.0

    Support

    Anaplan
    8.1
    TIBCO Spotfire
    10.0

    In-Person Training

    Anaplan
    3.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.7

    Online Training

    Anaplan
    5.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.9

    Implementation

    Anaplan
    6.7
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.2

    Scalability

    Anaplan
    7.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    9.0

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