Denodo vs. IBM Planning Analytics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Denodo
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Denodo is the eponymous data integration platform from the global company headquartered in Silicon Valley.N/A
IBM Planning Analytics
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
IBM Planning Analytics, powered by IBM TM1®, is an integrated planning solution designed to promote collaboration across the organization and help keep pace with the speed of modern business. With its calculation engine, this enterprise performance management solution is designed to help users move beyond the limits of spreadsheets, automating the planning process to drive faster, more accurate results. Use it to unify data sources into one single repository, enabling users to build…
$825
per month 5 users
Pricing
DenodoIBM Planning Analytics
Editions & Modules
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Essentials
$825
per month 5 users
Standard
$1,650
per month 10 users
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DenodoIBM Planning Analytics
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
DenodoIBM Planning Analytics
BI Standard Reporting
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Denodo
-
Ratings
IBM Planning Analytics
8.9
83 Ratings
7% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.474 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings9.483 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.978 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
IBM Planning Analytics
8.8
88 Ratings
5% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.486 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.487 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings7.567 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.084 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
IBM Planning Analytics
8.3
86 Ratings
2% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings7.981 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.480 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.280 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings7.771 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
IBM Planning Analytics
8.0
86 Ratings
3% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings9.486 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.081 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings7.677 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings6.89 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
IBM Planning Analytics
9.2
89 Ratings
5% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings9.687 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings9.688 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings9.689 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.383 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
IBM Planning Analytics
7.5
79 Ratings
5% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.678 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.041 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.050 Ratings
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
IBM Planning Analytics
9.4
93 Ratings
12% above category average
Long-term financial planning00 Ratings9.591 Ratings
Financial budgeting00 Ratings9.593 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings9.593 Ratings
Scenario modeling00 Ratings9.592 Ratings
Management reporting00 Ratings8.892 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
IBM Planning Analytics
8.6
87 Ratings
6% above category average
Financial data consolidation00 Ratings9.283 Ratings
Journal entries and reports00 Ratings8.478 Ratings
Multi-currency management00 Ratings8.877 Ratings
Intercompany Eliminations00 Ratings7.677 Ratings
Minority Ownership00 Ratings7.070 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting00 Ratings9.680 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails00 Ratings9.382 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
IBM Planning Analytics
8.8
88 Ratings
6% above category average
Financial Statement Reporting00 Ratings9.584 Ratings
Management Reporting00 Ratings8.985 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting00 Ratings9.587 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting00 Ratings8.977 Ratings
XBRL support for regulatory filing00 Ratings7.156 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
IBM Planning Analytics
9.2
89 Ratings
13% above category average
Personalized dashboards00 Ratings9.488 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards00 Ratings9.484 Ratings
KPIs00 Ratings9.487 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis00 Ratings9.587 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting00 Ratings9.586 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data00 Ratings7.958 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
IBM Planning Analytics
8.9
89 Ratings
6% above category average
Flat file integration00 Ratings9.086 Ratings
Excel data integration00 Ratings9.587 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources00 Ratings8.279 Ratings
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User Ratings
DenodoIBM Planning Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(6 ratings)
9.6
(99 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(64 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(89 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DenodoIBM Planning Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
Denodo
Denodo allows us to create and combine new views to create a
virtual repository and APIs without a single line of code. It is excellent
because it can present connectors with a view format for downstream consumers
by flattening a JSON file. Reading or connecting to various sources and
displaying a tabular view is an excellent feature. The product's technical data
catalog is well-organized.
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IBM
I would be likely to recommend IBM Planning Analytics, particularly in scenarios where comprehensive financial and operational planning is essential. For instance, in our construction company, it is awesome for optimizing resource allocation across multiple projects, creating detailed project budgets, and conducting risk analysis to mitigate project uncertainties.
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Pros
Denodo
  • Database Agnostic: You can easily connect to different environments and mash up data sets.
  • The "magic" of data virtualization: No data is created, so data is reported in near-real-time to end users.
  • It's easy to use UI for developers. You just connect to a data source, create tables, and join them to other datasets.
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IBM
  • Forecasting after taking into account seasonal trends and exceptional transactions
  • Unlike spreadsheets, there is no fear of an user making changes to the mastercopy accidentally. Each user gets his or her own workspace to analyze.
  • For entities operating in multiple countries, connects seamlessly with IBM Cognos Controller for taking into account variation in currencies
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Cons
Denodo
  • Caching - but I am sure it will be improved by now. There were times when we expected the cache to be refreshed but it was stale.
  • Schema generation of endpoints from API response was sometimes incomplete as not all API calls returned all the fields. Will be good to have an ability to load the schema itself (XSD/JSON/Soap XML etc).
  • Denodo exposed web services were in preliminary stage when we used; I'm sure it will be improved by now.
  • Export/Import deployment, while it was helpful, there were unexpected issues without any errors during deployment. Issues were only identified during testing. Some views were not created properly and did not work. If it was working in the environment from where it was exported from, it should work in the environment where it is imported.
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IBM
  • IBM Planning Analytics was an upgrade from an older version of TM1 that is experiencing some growing pains, some functionality is harder to reach than it has been in the past
  • It is easy to learn as a surface user with created reports, but it does require some technical skills to make advanced calculations and reports if there is no reliable consultant available, much like Excel
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Likelihood to Renew
Denodo
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IBM
Since IBM Cognos Express is suitable only for medium data warehouse environment, we are not sure if this tool solves the long term need as the business keeps growing rapidly. So its a 50/50 ratio to renew Express license. But having said that, the components of IBM Cognos Express are also available in other Cognos BI suites like Cognos 10.x version. So we will probably upgrade our environment to IBM Cognos 10.x which comes with more new features.
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Usability
Denodo
Denodo is very easy to use. It has a user-friendly drag and drop interface. I'm not a fan of the java platform it resides on.
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IBM
For developers, admins and end users looking for flexibility, IBM Planning Analytics would rate very highly on usability. For example, a developer has access to a highly performant built-in ETL (Extract Translate Load) tool and scripting language called Turbo Integrator that can (among other things) bring in data via flat file or direct connection from many data sources, move data around Planning Analytics, perform batch calculations, export to files or other data stores. In the rare situation where limitations are encountered there is a well documented REST API. Admins and end users benefit from the intuitive PAW (Workspace) interface as well as the rich Excel integration through Planning Analytics for Excel (PAfE). Since flexibility inherently comes with a little more complexity, so an organization with simple and "cookie-cutter" requirements may rate Planning Analytics a little lower.
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Performance
Denodo
Denodo is a tool to rapidly mash data sources together and create meaningful datasets. It does have its downfalls though. When you create larger, more complex datasets, you will most likely need to cache your datasets, regardless of how proper your joins are set up. Since DV takes data from multiple environments, you are taxing the corporate network, so you need to be conscious of how much data you are sending through the network and truly understand how and when to join datasets due to this.
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IBM
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Support Rating
Denodo
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IBM
Although I find the IBM Planning analytics documentation quite time consuming, their support with email and call is something i can term as very considerate and patient, I have had few calls about the features and how i would want to implement them within my projects, and the teams have been super helpful to resolve my issues
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Alternatives Considered
Denodo
Denodo is simple and easy to use. Highly recommended unless you have huge volumes of data
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IBM
Anaplan does not handle sparsity; this is very problematic for large volume data sets (many 0's). There also are limitations to the number of dimensions that can be used in a module. If more dimensions are required, then separate modules need to be built and intertwined. IBM PA does not have these limitations.
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Return on Investment
Denodo
  • It is a huge advantage that we can connect to many different databases to provide data rapidly and accurately.
  • It has proven to be a valuable environment for deploying data virtualization solutions, and its user community is active in finding and fixing issues.
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IBM
  • One of the advantage is on its ability to ease budget and planning
  • Secondly,the fact that it allows for forecasting means based on such insights means that organisations are able to prepare for future eventualities
  • Thirdly, since it can accommodate data from multiple sources means that one is able to carry out best business practices like planning.
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ScreenShots

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