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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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Visier

Best suited: Clearly, it is the best workforce analytics solution on the market for self-service or on-demand analytics delivery. Why anyone would seek to build an "in-house" solution (we did this, only to scuttle a year's work because we would never be able to build something with the combination of simplicity and sophistication Visier provides). Second, it is the superior cost-based workforce planning solution on the market. The ability to generate multiple plans, build complex scenarios, and model different dynamics make it a powerful solution for planning. Less appropriate: Their capabilities - as a predictive or inferential solution - are relatively new. For organizations seeking to leverage predictive analytics with data other than "conventional" workforce analytics data, I would not look to use Visier. However, this is not a "fault", but rather it's not an area where - historically - they have focused
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
6.5
Visier
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
7.7
Visier
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
6.5
Visier
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Visier
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
5.9
Visier
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Visier
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
7.2
Visier
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
6.0
Visier

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

Anaplan
6.7
Visier
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
5.4
Visier
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
6.0
Visier
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Visier
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Visier
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
7.5
Visier
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Visier

Integration

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

Workforce Analytics

Anaplan
Visier
8.0
Automated data collection
Anaplan
Visier
8.0
Data analysis
Anaplan
Visier
9.1
Data integration
Anaplan
Visier
8.7
Predictive analytics
Anaplan
Visier
5.9
Benchmarking
Anaplan
Visier
6.3
Report designer
Anaplan
Visier
8.2
Pre-built content
Anaplan
Visier
8.2
Data management
Anaplan
Visier
8.8
Self-service insights
Anaplan
Visier
8.8

Pros

  • Real - time - the cloud based technology allows all changes & its impact is visible in real time.
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  • Trends data very well, super easy to load new data and any corrections at any point in time.
  • Creation of custom metrics. The team is amazing at creating new metrics that we want to track ....converting from a very manual process to a more efficient process.
  • Amazing customer service. Very helpful in our re-on-boarding process of our data.
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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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  • The main thing we would love to see is the ability to extract history for the data. So, if I wanted to see all the jobs a group of people have been in, I could download the history of those employees for that specific field.
  • Control the fields that come through in the extract.
  • More control and double aggregation when it comes to graphs.
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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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Visier9.1
Based on 1 answer
It is an indispensable tool for our organization. We see no comparable substitute.
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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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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.
Joe Bradbury profile photo
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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

Anaplan6.7
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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Visier9.0
Based on 1 answer
Visier can move as quickly or as slowly as the client needs. The topic-by-topic approach separates the project in clear phases and allows for focus on specific data. Depending on the size of the implementation team, implementation could move more rapidly if the subject matter experts are responsible for the individual topic data sets.
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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan requires less IT support and its calculation engine is far more powerful. Anaplan is also less expensive when total cost of ownership is considered. We also liked that you're able to use Anaplan for a variety of business planning functions rather than having a bespoke tool for budgets or commissions or demand planning etc.
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As a SaaS solution focused specifically on human capital analytics, Visier has allowed us to rapidly deploy our key metrics and analytics in a shorter amount of time than would have been possible with another vendor. Additionally, as Visier owns the infrastructure, this solution was cheaper from both an infrastructure and staffing perspective than the alternatives.
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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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  • We have identified issues in the bank in an exponential amount of time.
  • We are now using this an another system to look at side by side turnover data with exit interviews.
  • Drilling down to specific regions to add factors to our analysis.
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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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Visier

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

Visier More Information