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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan

Anaplan is great for collaborative planning and complex business models that require frequent updates and quick feedback. Ease of use, ease of development, deployment & maintenance accelerates business adoptionIt's not a great reporting or analytics tool. Limited model sizes limit the capability to capture large data sets and need for Data Warehouse for plan over plan & historic analysis and reporting
Rama Narravula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

Well suited:
  • If your business only wants to feed Xactly Incent the final results (answers) and have it display them.
  • If your business does not want automation.
  • if your business wants to do everything manually.
  • If your business has simple comp plans.
Not suited for:
  • Businesses with complex comp plans.
  • Businesses that require flexibility.
  • Businesses that require detailed reporting.
  • Businesses that require proration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
Xactly Incent
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
Xactly Incent

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.4
Xactly Incent
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.8
Xactly Incent
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.5
Xactly Incent
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.7
Xactly Incent

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.1
Xactly Incent
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.1
Xactly Incent

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.2
Xactly Incent
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
8.3
Xactly Incent
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
6.6
Xactly Incent
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
7.1
Xactly Incent
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
6.7
Xactly Incent

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Anaplan
8.7
Xactly Incent
Long-term financial planning
Anaplan
8.3
Xactly Incent
Financial budgeting
Anaplan
8.9
Xactly Incent
Forecasting
Anaplan
8.8
Xactly Incent
Scenario modeling
Anaplan
9.0
Xactly Incent
Management reporting
Anaplan
8.6
Xactly Incent

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.2
Xactly Incent
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.4
Xactly Incent
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.9
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
8.3
Xactly Incent
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.6
Xactly Incent

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Anaplan
8.5
Xactly Incent
Financial Statement Reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Xactly Incent
Management Reporting
Anaplan
8.7
Xactly Incent
Excel-based Reporting
Anaplan
7.4
Xactly Incent
Automated board and financial reporting
Anaplan
9.0
Xactly Incent

Analytics

Anaplan
8.3
Xactly Incent
Personalized dashboards
Anaplan
9.0
Xactly Incent
Color-coded scorecards
Anaplan
8.3
Xactly Incent
KPIs
Anaplan
8.0
Xactly Incent
Cost and profitability analysis
Anaplan
8.6
Xactly Incent
Key Performance Indicator setting
Anaplan
8.7
Xactly Incent
Benchmarking with external data
Anaplan
7.0
Xactly Incent

Integration

Anaplan
8.3
Xactly Incent
Flat file integration
Anaplan
8.5
Xactly Incent
Excel data integration
Anaplan
8.0
Xactly Incent
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Anaplan
8.5
Xactly Incent

Pros

Anaplan

  • Allows the business to link different planning streams into one place
  • Gives users a single source to view data, no more comparing offline templates in excel
  • Intuitive new UX that allows us to be more customizable when tailoring to needs of end-users
Scott Eckman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

  • There are a lot of options in Xactly, so you are usually able to accomplish anything you need.
  • They have had pretty regular updates so there are always improvements being made.
  • They have a community portal that allows you to provide ideas and vote on other people's ideas for things that aren't currently accessible in Incent.
Timothy Noonan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Anaplan

  • Enablement -- Anaplan should invest more in both its training capability and training content. Anaplan is not the most difficult tool to learn, but having more foundation in this area would make the ramp-up process significantly easier
  • Storage -- Anaplan is not a data warehouse. This is understandable given data warehousing is not their primary value proposition, but many times we run close to the storage limits of Anaplan, and it would be great if Anaplan had different storage size options for its workspaces.
  • User Interface -- Anaplan's user interface could be streamlined and improved to become more intuitive and accommodate more shortcut keys.
Matthew Kuo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

  • The advantage of flexible setup is at the same time a Con. Everything need to be setup and will be programmed from the scratch. When you miss a scenario in the FRD phase or did not foresee it costs effort and money to get it later added. Due to the complexity there are a small errors in the starting phase until the system runs well. We needed nearly a year to get it working as expected.
  • The functionalty is not intuitive and sometimes very complex to use. E.g. to create adjustments several steps in different menues are needed.
  • the desgin was updated recently in the menue structure but most of the parts are still some kind of old fashioned
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 8.9
Based on 31 answers
Our company is totally invested in Xactly with close to 2000 reps being paid out of it. We have 3 instances and there is no other method to calculate commissions. I feel the cost (although I do not know the amount) is also very competitive for the benefits.
Jesse Duncan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Chris Friederich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 7.5
Based on 11 answers
I've migrated several business units to Xactly. I've trained several sales team on Incent. I've trained several new comp admins on Incent. Generally, everyone picks up on the system with a short learning curve. As noted previously, I can calculate any component with any calculation in Incent. It has increased our accuracy and improved our communication with our sales team.
Matthew Greve, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan

Anaplan 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 8.2
Based on 6 answers
In general the system is nearly always available. But the daily achievement calculation takes a hugh amount of time. therefore it was in the past month sometimes only from midday onwards completely updated and usable for Sales employees. Xactly support was and still is working hard to get it available early mornings. Availablility time has increased a lot. It's now down to around 10 am in the moring
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 8.7
Based on 7 answers
I have been using Xactly extensively for the past 3 years now and with the improvements in the system, it's truly the best in class.

Easy to use, easy administration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Anaplan

Anaplan 9.1
Based on 5 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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 5.8
Based on 13 answers
When we get a response 4 hours later from the support team that the issue been resolved then found out the issue is still there. Later, we respond back that the issue is not fix, and we have to wait another 4 hours to inform us that they are looking into again. This is when there is a deadline due today and that is 8 hours of your day just sitting and waiting for support trying to resolve our problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 7.6
Based on 4 answers
The trainers are motivated and try their best. I would not book again a general Incent courses. Yes, you get a general overview. But in very short time with a lot of time pressure you learn complex system handling. Incent is extensively customizable why the general training shows sometimes workarounds and best practices that you can't use or your setup is different.The training is well structured and the training material was valuable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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/
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 8.5
Based on 4 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.
Christina Kouchalakos Eftimiou | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Anaplan

Anaplan 6.7
Based on 24 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.
Steve Ridgley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 7.8
Based on 9 answers
We have been satisfied with the implementation overall. The person from Xactly professional team was on our site to support the implementation and give us guides and instructions on how to operate the system in our case. it was really helpful moments. We have learned what and how to test Xactly Incent
Irina Tarelkina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Anaplan

During the selection process at the end of 2012, we were thinking of Excel as the main tool, or an in-house software built by ourselves, however, this would have taken us ages, so we checked what is available on the market. Anaplan was a small start-up at that time, but it helped us to ensure we can customize the software to our needs.
Szilvia Havasreti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

There are some other Sales Performance Management platforms available but they are not as adaptive or flexible as Xactly. I have worked in this industry for over 20 years and have not seen anything come close to offering all the tools Xactly offers. We selected Xactly because of all the capabilities with Sales Performance Management and I am not aware of another SPM tool that provides the level of detail with the commission calculations, analytics reporting, and automation as Xactly does.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

Xactly Incent 8.4
Based on 5 answers
It's very flexible. In most cases it can be adapted to your needs by programming which may cost extra money. We have a lot of different complans and close to 1.000 employees using Xactly in EMEA. It's mainly used by Sales and Finance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Anaplan

  • Anaplan has been good to plan future fiscal years, by doing the planning in here and seeing the financial impact certain variables can produce it is easier to make decisions within the company such as hiring, eliminating certain costs etc., to achieve the financial results as set in the company goals.
  • Dashboards have been really helpful for the financial executives as very specific data can be analysed and presented in the dashboards focused to specific financial teams, so it is easier to see the actual results and forecasts.
  • On the negative side, since Anaplan is a complex tool to handle, it is better to have a dedicated resource or resources to the handling in Anplan. Regular business analysts could not handle their regular tasks and doing complex configurations in Anaplan without the help of well trained Anaplan resources, extra dedicated resources are needed to work with Anaplan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Incent

  • Although this has shown great efficiencies which has saved many hours per month as well as no need for extra headcount we have not officially completed a formal ROI.
  • My frustration level has definitely decreased in preparing multiple excel workbooks for each of our teams.
  • Inquiries from the sales teams have decreased to almost nothing due to system calculations instead of manual calculations often with errors that were missed in validation.
  • The Salesforce team loves it because they have better insight into their payouts much quicker prior to the final results going in front of the IC Governance Committee for approval.
Penny Hatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Anaplan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Xactly Incent

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
8.8
Xactly Incent
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
Xactly Incent
8.9

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
Xactly Incent
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
Xactly Incent
8.2

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
Xactly Incent
8.7

Support Rating

Anaplan
9.1
Xactly Incent
5.8

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
Xactly Incent
7.6

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
Xactly Incent
8.5

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
Xactly Incent
7.8

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
Xactly Incent
8.4

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