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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

I believe that Appian is very well-suited to provide an approval work-flow. For making requests where there is a specific hierarchy of approvals that must occur, it is great. For example, if an employee needs to make a capital request for a long term project, the number of approvals can be set based on the amount of the items/work that is to be capitalized. If the amount is < 10000, maybe only manager approval is required. If the amount is over 10,000, Department Budgetary approval is also required. Over 25,000, Finance approval is required. Over 100,000, executive approval is required. Appian makes it very easy to set these conditions and send out tasks based on them. Appian also Excels at reporting. Appian provides the tools to report on any of the data that is captured in the request. This data can be exported to Excel to be used for audits or data management. Data can be reported in a variety of ways grid format, generate a pdf, or with charts and graphs. I don't believe that Appian should be used to replace any cost accounting type of functions. There are enterprise systems, such as Oracle that do a better job with that. Appian's strength is providing workflows.
Christine Mulready | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud EPM

Oracle Cloud EPM is well suited to fit in any organization more so the mid-sized ones and it fits in a scenario where a company aims to grow their enterprise planning and become well prepared to handle what may come in the future. It will simplify the way you implement your projects and plans and enable easier decision making for the growth of your company
Martin Oliver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
8.2
Oracle Cloud EPM
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.6
Oracle Cloud EPM
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
8.2
Oracle Cloud EPM
Platform Security
Appian
9.3
Oracle Cloud EPM
Platform User Management
Appian
7.6
Oracle Cloud EPM
Reusability
Appian
7.9
Oracle Cloud EPM
Platform Scalability
Appian
8.6
Oracle Cloud EPM

BI Standard Reporting

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
6.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.1
Customizable dashboards
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
5.0
Report Formatting Templates
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
5.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.6
Publish to Web
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.7
Publish to PDF
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.8
Report Versioning
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
5.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
5.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
6.4
Predictive Analytics
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
5.2

Access Control and Security

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
7.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
6.2
Dedicated Android Application
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.2

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.5
Long-term financial planning
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.2
Financial budgeting
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.7
Forecasting
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.6
Scenario modeling
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.5
Management reporting
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.3

Consolidation and Close

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.4
Financial data consolidation
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.4
Journal entries and reports
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.4
Multi-currency management
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.5
Intercompany Eliminations
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.6
Minority Ownership
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.5
Local and consolidated reporting
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.2
Detailed Audit Trails
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.2

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.2
Financial Statement Reporting
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.7
Management Reporting
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.2
Excel-based Reporting
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.2
Automated board and financial reporting
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
7.8
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
7.9

Analytics

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
7.4
Personalized dashboards
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.0
Color-coded scorecards
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
7.3
KPIs
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
7.4
Cost and profitability analysis
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
6.5
Key Performance Indicator setting
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
7.5
Benchmarking with external data
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
7.9

Integration

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.1
Flat file integration
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.2
Excel data integration
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.5
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
7.7

Pros

Appian

  • I have observed after version 17.1 we have a lot of good features in Appian that improve usability (UX). This adds real value in this competitive Digital space.
  • You can understand business use case and convert it to a logical process automation.
  • Process Modeller has improved a lot and providing smart services use adds more value.
  • Service integration helps us to seamlessly integrate with third-party systems
Ravi Joshi, PMI-ACP® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud EPM

  • Account Reconciliation CLoud Services provides tight integration with Oracle R12 and 11i . Provides drillback capability. It is flexible and provides rich functionality to users.
  • We have implemented ARCS on cloud and migrated planning and budgeting from On premise to PBCS and EPBCS. Functionality is onpar with onpremise. Provides regular updates monthly
  • We don't need to upgrades every year and saved a lot on Hardware.
Raju Aenike | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Appian

  • Advanced functionality requires use of the Appian expression language. The more advanced the logic, the harder it is to build with the expression language. This means development expertise is more relevant if you need advanced functionality, which I imagine applies almost all the time. I would much prefer if they allowed some common language such as JavaScript out of the box.
  • Debugging has proved difficult. It’s easy for developers to get the app to or feature to a “working” state but it needs robust alpha testing.
  • Deployment can be tricky. When a solution gets big and there are many teams and dependencies, it needs a careful process to ensure things don’t break.
  • Reasuability of Appian objects is both a pro and con. Reusing objects across apps may be more trouble than its worth because of creating heavy dependencies. Experience is helpful to strike the right balance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud EPM

  • Menus are not always intuitive.
  • When errors occur it is not always easy to pinpoint where the errors are coming from.
  • Customization is always a challenge with many products. Stock reports and operational financial information needs to be a priority during the implementation phase, so that a fully functioning finance department is not debilitated once live.
Vishal Shivdasani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 16 answers
We recently renewed our license with Appian. We are convinced that its flexibility, relative ease of use, the support they provide, there mobile advancements and their general willingness and desire to see us succeed all contributed to our reason to renew our agreement with Appian
Michael Campbell, PMP,CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud EPM

Oracle Cloud EPM 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We have a pretty good userbase who are at the high level who gained value from this tool. Discontinuing this tool is prone to impact their day to day operations. Also the data in this tool cannot alter the source, which maintains the integrity of this tool. Smartview is a cool addition that gained lot of traction as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Appian

Appian 8.6
Based on 45 answers
Great platform for providing business process management. Fairly easy to learn tool (especially now that I have seen the evolution over 5 years). More difficult to master, but there is a great community that is always willing and able to help solve your problem.
Helmut Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud EPM

Oracle Cloud EPM 8.0
Based on 1 answer
EPM usability is good in some modules but needs some improvement in others
Aissam Drai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Cloud EPM

Oracle Cloud EPM 10.0
Based on 2 answers
EPM has been so far available all the time
Aissam Drai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Cloud EPM

Oracle Cloud EPM 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The product performance is so far very good
Aissam Drai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Appian

Appian 8.1
Based on 123 answers
We have a mixture of onsite and offshore support by Appian and their partner Cognizant. Our stated support hours for the business are 9-5pm Mon-Fri. Cognizant being located in India provides us with coverage up to 9pm should anything happen that needs urgent attention. Appian Cloud Support are also there should we have any issues connecting to the application.
Paul Cabrelle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud EPM

Oracle Cloud EPM 6.9
Based on 6 answers
Support from our implementation partner is a 10/10, but support from Oracle is awful. Case in point: recently over a 2-day period, there were a series of intermittent outages. Oracle actually asked US for the outage time-stamps. I would have thought that, since we were paying them, they should probably be able to tell us!
Greg Grey | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 1 answer
As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Appian

Appian 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 8 answers
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
Peter Newnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud EPM

Oracle Cloud EPM 8.2
Based on 32 answers
I suggest doubling the time to implement from the initial quote you get from the Sales team. That's always been the case for me for multiple EPMs now. The out-of-the-box functionality of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud is pretty robust so I appreciate that and it really helped us get the ball rolling quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Appian

The main advantage of Appian is the cost structure that is more suitable for starting a test-project to see how develop in Appian and most of all how Appian is accepted inside the company. In few weeks you can show the first results and start the journey on digitalization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud EPM

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud fared very well against Adaptive, Anaplan, and Host Analytics. We ultimately decided on Oracle due to its reputation and strength of existing customers. We are happy with our decision.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Cloud EPM

Oracle Cloud EPM 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is scalable
Aissam Drai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Appian

  • Our objective to reduce customer effort when dealing with government by 25% was exceeded. In the process of applying for an alcohol licence renewal alone, we saw approximately 80% reduction in time and effort for the business customer - and that was just a prototype! Imagine the possibilities when this is taken into a live environment!
Lynley Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud EPM

  • Significantly reduced the amount of money we spent for the maintenance of in-house hardware.
  • We now need less employees to manage the configurations of Oracle EPM Cloud.
  • There have been many time savings as a whole to apply to more productive causes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Appian

General

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

Appian Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0
Standard60.002
Flat FeeContact Sales3
EnterpriseContact Sales4
  1. per user per month
  2. one fixed price per app, unlimited users
  3. unlimited number of apps, priced by user
Additional Pricing Details

Oracle Cloud EPM

General

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

Oracle Cloud EPM Editions & Modules

Edition
EPM Standard$2501
EPM Enterprise$5001
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing per user varies by component within the Oracle EPM Cloud solution. Please see pricing information for the EPM Cloud components on cloud.oracle.com or contact Oracle Sales at +1.800.633.0738.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Appian
8.3
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Appian
9.0
Oracle Cloud EPM
9.0

Usability

Appian
8.6
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
10.0

Performance

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
9.0

Support Rating

Appian
8.1
Oracle Cloud EPM
6.9

In-Person Training

Appian
9.0
Oracle Cloud EPM

Online Training

Appian
10.0
Oracle Cloud EPM

Implementation Rating

Appian
9.0
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.2

Scalability

Appian
Oracle Cloud EPM
8.0

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