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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

We are really excited and looking forward to exploring the forecasting, and "What If" scenarios. Our current business structure makes it very difficult to forecast and project at any level, and I think Anaplan will be a great solution for us.I think for any business that has multiple, or dynamic, hierarchies Anaplan is a great solution. We have reduced the time spent on these dynamic views by using subsets and properties with in the models.I am looking forward to the increased the communication/connected planning aspect that Anaplan brings to our company. In the past we had thousands of Excel workbooks, some that were too large to email or open. We have seen improved interaction and clear lines of communication for our end users by using Anaplan for our budget process.
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Xactly Incent

Incent would be suited for any scenario that I can think of. We have been able to adapt Incent to all of our plan needs. Since our initial set up we have made many improvements within Incent making our processes better with each change.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.2
Xactly Incent
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.2
Xactly Incent

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.0
Xactly Incent
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.3
Xactly Incent
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.3
Xactly Incent
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.3
Xactly Incent

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
6.9
Xactly Incent
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
6.9
Xactly Incent

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.5
Xactly Incent
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
7.8
Xactly Incent
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.8
Xactly Incent
Forecasting
Anaplan
9.0
Xactly Incent
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
8.4
Xactly Incent
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.4
Xactly Incent

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.2
Xactly Incent
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.7
Xactly Incent
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.5
Xactly Incent
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Xactly Incent
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Xactly Incent
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Xactly Incent
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.2
Xactly Incent
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.9
Xactly Incent

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.0
Xactly Incent
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.3
Xactly Incent
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.8
Xactly Incent
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
5.2
Xactly Incent
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Xactly Incent

Analytics

Anaplan
7.0
Xactly Incent
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
6.8
Xactly Incent
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
7.2
Xactly Incent
KPIs
Anaplan
7.0
Xactly Incent
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
7.0
Xactly Incent
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
6.9
Xactly Incent
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.1
Xactly Incent

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Xactly Incent
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.9
Xactly Incent
Excel data integration
Anaplan
7.4
Xactly Incent
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.7
Xactly Incent

Pros

Anaplan

  • Modeling is next level in Anaplan. With a background deep in Excel modeling and the frustrations that come along with it, Anaplan is a breath of fresh air and is actually fun to build and model in.
  • Dashboarding and synchronization. The synchronization feature in Anaplan is one of the greatest things ever. As its core Anaplan models are built around hierarchical lists and dimensions and using similar dimensions in dashboards allows you to synchronize to different views of the same data with simple clicks around a dashboard. It makes reporting and BI extremely user friendly and flexible.
  • Its fast. If you had the same exact model in Excel and Anaplan. That model in Excel would be like riding and old bike with under-inflated tires, while Anaplan would be like driving a Tesla in Ludicrous mode. The ability to have your entire business modeled on a single platform, potentially across multiple models, where when you make a change the entire model updates within seconds, is invaluable in making decisions.
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Xactly Incent

  • It automates the calculation completely. While it is possible to do this in Excel with few errors, Xactly ensures that the same rules are applied to people of the same "type" and it makes it very easy to see who is getting commission and credit for a specific sale.
  • It is great for "security" purposes, too. It isn't possible to send the wrong Excel file to the wrong person. Before when we would send out statements with Excel, we had to double and triple check that we were sending the right statement to the right person. Now, the user logs in and can only see their own statement which eliminates the possibility for human error in that regard.
  • Xactly makes it very easy to see what commissions were earned on each individual deal, which will be essential to our business following the new rev rec standards coming to light in 2018.
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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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Xactly Incent

  • If the compensation plans are fairly complex like ours are, you might need to have the Xactly development team put in extra time in the set up. This leads to extra cost.
  • Some fields can't be updated (i.e. the email address field). We were in the process of being acquired when we were going through implementation and had to scramble with the acquiring company to get the new email addresses as once they are in the system, you can't update it at the user level. You would have to inactivate that user record and create a new user record.
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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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Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 9.9
Based on 27 answers
Cost and in-house administration are the two biggest drivers of my renewal decision. If based solely on functionality, my rating and likelihood to renew would be lower.
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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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Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 6.9
Based on 7 answers
When the commission structure (plans, rules, formulas etc) is set, it works great and there is no fluctuation. But getting to that point or having to change course once arrived, keeps it from being a 10,
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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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Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Xactly Incent is always available except for the time when it is going under regular maintenance/enhancements, which happens once a month. And Xactly Team lets us know in advance when this happens.
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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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Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 7.7
Based on 3 answers
Xactly Incent's performance is great. I have not seen any delay in page load.
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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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Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 6.6
Based on 6 answers
The Support team is very fast and knowledgeable. I can't say a bad thing about them.
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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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Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 5.5
Based on 1 answer
Standard by the book - follow the guideIt's a little hard to take this back to reality
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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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Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 6.4
Based on 3 answers
Xactly offers training on new releases on a monthly basis and training on basic principles regularly via registration. My experience with both is that they do not provide the in-depth knowledge necessary to truly master the system and advanced courses still do not go to the level needed to autonomously manage the system and plans. Professional services are a large part of any cloud based service such as Xactly and I feel a reliance on such paid consulting services is a great money-maker for Xactly.
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Implementation

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
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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Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 6.7
Based on 3 answers
Be more involved in rule creating and understand how each and every component is designed. This will help in the long run when you need to make plan changes
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Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

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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Xactly Incent

Xactly is able to handle all of our business needs. They have a great community of users where Xactly is involved and listening. The support is great and less effort needed in being fully self sustainable with Xactly at your company.
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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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Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 7.3
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Xactly Incent

  • Increased sales ops efficiency: Reduces processing time allowing sales ops to concentrate on other tasks, reduces errors dramatically and faster roll out of new plans/plan changes to the reps. Management will be happy to know they can do more with less in regards to staff.
  • Increased productivity from sales reps: Ease of access and review of commission/bonus/MBO results, drill down to transaction order data answering many of their questions without the need to call sales ops. Due to the ease of implementation, system flexibility and what if capabilities, a company can implement the comp plans they feel will properly motivate and monitor the success of their sales reps.
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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/

Xactly Incent

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details

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