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Score 8.9 out of 101

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

Visier Workforce Analytics is an extremely powerful tool, but will function better for larger organizations. While we have had success with the provided metrics and analytics, the size of our company can over-emphasize specific attributes as statistically significant due to smaller populations. This product is best used by larger companies
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.2
Visier
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.2
Visier

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.0
Visier
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.3
Visier
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.3
Visier
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.3
Visier

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
6.9
Visier
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
6.9
Visier

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.5
Visier
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.9
Visier
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.8
Visier
Forecasting
Anaplan
9.0
Visier
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
8.5
Visier
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.4
Visier

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.3
Visier
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.7
Visier
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.6
Visier
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Visier
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Visier
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Visier
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Visier
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
8.1
Visier

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.0
Visier
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.3
Visier
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.9
Visier
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
5.2
Visier
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Visier

Analytics

Anaplan
7.0
Visier
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
6.9
Visier
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
7.2
Visier
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Visier
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Visier
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
6.9
Visier
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Visier

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Visier
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.9
Visier
Excel data integration
Anaplan
7.4
Visier
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.7
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
5.8
Benchmarking
Anaplan
Visier
6.2
Report designer
Anaplan
Visier
8.3
Pre-built content
Anaplan
Visier
8.2
Data management
Anaplan
Visier
8.8
Self-service insights
Anaplan
Visier
8.8

Pros

Anaplan

  • Real - time - the cloud based technology allows all changes & its impact is visible in real time.
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Visier

  • Onboarding: The data dictionary is clear and concise, and when there are questions, our client success manager and Visier data scientist are quick with answers.
  • Customer Relationship: Our client success manager has built an extremely strong relationship with us and shows drive in helping us be successful.
  • Delivered Metrics: Visier makes it easy to find answers to questions through the Topic Guide Book, and to define desired metrics/dimensions through the metric explorer.
  • Assessing Talent: The Talent Advisor will change the way we manage our people.
  • Deploying Packaged Content.
  • Configuring Custom Content.
  • Built in Analytic Capabilities and Modeling.
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Cons

Anaplan

  • 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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Visier

  • Technical Deadlines Often Missed: On several occasions during data onboarding, or applying fixes to data, communicated deadlines were missed by 24-48 hours.
  • Security can be convoluted, but is effective.
  • Built on Flash and the only native mobile apps are for iPad (iPhone forthcoming).
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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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Visier

Visier 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It is an indispensable tool for our organization. We see no comparable substitute.
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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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Visier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Visier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Visier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Visier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Visier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Visier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
Based on 12 answers
I won't rate this low due to the 3rd party consultant, because overall the implementation with Anaplan went great. We had working models in our first month of having Anaplan, and have been able to branch out into multiple facets of the business in the 3 years since our first implementation.
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Visier

Visier 9.0
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

Anaplan was selected by management without technical expertise. Now there is no way back.
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Visier

There is no comparable tool on the market with regard to unlimited data souces, interactive visualization and pricing model
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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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Visier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • 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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Visier

  • 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

Visier

General

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

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