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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

Zoho Analytics

It's very helpful for small companies with a limited budget to perform some data analysis and visualization. It's probably super helpful if you are tied into the Zoho ecosphere for your other business applications, although we are not in that position. It's also great that Zoho requires no on-prem installed component, for people without access to IT support and limited rights to install applications. Because you will eventually run into charting limitations, if you have high expectations and IT support, however, many people are going to be happier with Tableau from the point of view of options. Please note that my ratings are based on the Basic plan, so there are features Zoho has that I will not rate because, at this level, they are too limited to be practical
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaplan
7.7
Zoho Analytics
7.5
Customizable dashboards
Anaplan
7.7
Zoho Analytics
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaplan
8.4
Zoho Analytics
8.6
Publish to PDF
Anaplan
8.8
Zoho Analytics
9.4
Report Versioning
Anaplan
8.5
Zoho Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaplan
7.7
Zoho Analytics
8.8
Publish to Web
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
7.5

Access Control and Security

Anaplan
9.1
Zoho Analytics
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
Anaplan
9.1
Zoho Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
6.8

Mobile Capabilities

Anaplan
7.3
Zoho Analytics
4.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaplan
8.3
Zoho Analytics
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaplan
6.7
Zoho Analytics
2.7
Dedicated Android Application
Anaplan
7.3
Zoho Analytics
4.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaplan
6.8
Zoho Analytics
4.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

Anaplan
7.2
Zoho Analytics
Financial data consolidation
Anaplan
8.4
Zoho Analytics
Journal entries and reports
Anaplan
7.9
Zoho Analytics
Multi-currency management
Anaplan
6.2
Zoho Analytics
Intercompany Eliminations
Anaplan
6.0
Zoho Analytics
Minority Ownership
Anaplan
6.0
Zoho Analytics
Local and consolidated reporting
Anaplan
8.3
Zoho Analytics
Detailed Audit Trails
Anaplan
7.6
Zoho Analytics

Financial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
7.4
Drill-down analysis
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
7.5
Formatting capabilities
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
6.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
5.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
6.3
Predictive Analytics
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
6.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
4.8
REST API
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
4.5
iFrames
Anaplan
Zoho Analytics
5.2

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

Zoho Analytics

  • One small but important feature that I like is that I can show dates by ISO week, this is very helpful for multi-year reporting within a business that works and speaks by ISO week.
  • Zoho Reports is a good tool to use for data reporting from Zoho Projects. Very useful if you are already in the Zoho ecosystem.
  • We use this tool to provide reports to leadership and review team goals. This is very helpful for users who do not use Zoho Projects but want information on day-to-day operations and goal setting.
Anonymous | 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

Zoho Analytics

  • Reports was challenging to understand initially and some of their documents were out of date so importing did not work.
  • It would be nice if the importing instructions were a little more clear for the layman as not all businesses can have an IT department or the like to set up software like this.
  • Due to insufficient descriptions, it can be unclear as to what a report is describing or displaying to you.
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

Zoho Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoho Analytics

Zoho Analytics 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Seemed easy to use from the start to now and doesn't require specific skills to learn how to use.For example, I've got only a vague knowledge of MYSQL but could set up data exchanges myself without problem by using procedures that can be found on the Zoho website.
Kevin Durussel | 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

Zoho Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoho Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoho Analytics

Zoho Analytics 9.1
Based on 3 answers
We only needed support services once or twice but they were fast and professional. Tips given "in-app" and procedures you can find on the internet are useful too.
Kevin Durussel | 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

Zoho Analytics

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/
Joe Bradbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoho Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoho Analytics

Very powerful charts and graphs that are much easier to use than Excel. It's like a pivot table combined with a chart. I love the ability to dynamically change the charts just by turning data sets on and off in order to drill down and analyze individual data sets without having to create dozens of new charts.
Ramin Sultanov | 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

Zoho Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoho Analytics

  • Zoho offers our company the opportunity to put information from different departments together.
  • Zoho helps us to insure that our information is accurate by limiting user abilities.
Anonymous | 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

Anaplan Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zoho Analytics

General

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

Zoho Analytics Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Professional$301
  1. per user per month billed annually
SaaS Edition
Basic$301
Standard$602
Premium$1453
Enterprise$5754
  1. 0.5M rows, 2 users
  2. 1M rows, 5 users
  3. 5M rows, 15 users
  4. 50M rows, 50 users
Additional Pricing Details
There is a 20% discount for all plans if subscribed yearly. Customers can buy add-on rows and users, in addition to the plans listed above.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaplan
8.8
Zoho Analytics
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Anaplan
8.2
Zoho Analytics

Usability

Anaplan
8.2
Zoho Analytics
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Anaplan
10.0
Zoho Analytics

Performance

Anaplan
9.0
Zoho Analytics

Support Rating

Anaplan
9.1
Zoho Analytics
9.1

In-Person Training

Anaplan
3.0
Zoho Analytics

Online Training

Anaplan
5.0
Zoho Analytics

Implementation Rating

Anaplan
6.7
Zoho Analytics

Scalability

Anaplan
7.0
Zoho Analytics

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