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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Oracle Cloud EPM ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Analytics and Reporting
  • Planful ranks higher in 8 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities, Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting, Consolidation and Close, Financial Reporting and Compliance, Integration

BI Standard Reporting

5.7

Oracle Cloud EPM

57%
6.8

Planful

68%
Planful ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.1
81%
2 Ratings
6.7
67%
8 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

4.4
44%
3 Ratings
6.9
69%
17 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

4.5
45%
3 Ratings
6.9
69%
16 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.8

Oracle Cloud EPM

88%
8.2

Planful

82%
Oracle Cloud EPM ranks higher in 3/3 features

Drill-down analysis

9.1
91%
23 Ratings
8.7
87%
34 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
7.7
77%
35 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.6
86%
20 Ratings
8.1
81%
33 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.8

Oracle Cloud EPM

88%
8.2

Planful

82%
Oracle Cloud EPM ranks higher in 2/4 features

Publish to Web

8.7
87%
17 Ratings
7.3
73%
7 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.7
87%
20 Ratings
8.9
89%
27 Ratings

Report Versioning

8.9
89%
18 Ratings
7.5
75%
17 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.8
88%
16 Ratings
9.3
93%
18 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

5.9

Oracle Cloud EPM

59%
7.8

Planful

78%
Planful ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
7.4
74%
7 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

6.8
68%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

5.1
51%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
7 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.9

Oracle Cloud EPM

89%
9.7

Planful

97%
Planful ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.7
87%
21 Ratings
9.5
95%
34 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

9.0
90%
24 Ratings
9.7
97%
33 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.8
88%
21 Ratings
9.9
99%
34 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

9.2
92%
22 Ratings
9.9
99%
28 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

7.2

Oracle Cloud EPM

72%
7.4

Planful

74%
Planful ranks higher in 2/2 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

6.2
62%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
17 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
10 Ratings

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

8.6

Oracle Cloud EPM

86%
9.3

Planful

93%
Planful ranks higher in 5/5 features

Long-term financial planning

8.2
82%
30 Ratings
9.2
92%
72 Ratings

Financial budgeting

9.1
91%
38 Ratings
9.6
96%
81 Ratings

Forecasting

9.0
90%
37 Ratings
9.3
93%
76 Ratings

Scenario modeling

8.5
85%
35 Ratings
8.7
87%
65 Ratings

Management reporting

8.1
81%
33 Ratings
9.7
97%
78 Ratings

Consolidation and Close

8.9

Oracle Cloud EPM

89%
9.4

Planful

94%
Planful ranks higher in 7/7 features

Financial data consolidation

9.3
93%
18 Ratings
9.6
96%
54 Ratings

Journal entries and reports

9.3
93%
15 Ratings
9.3
93%
40 Ratings

Multi-currency management

8.7
87%
14 Ratings
9.3
93%
37 Ratings

Intercompany Eliminations

9.0
90%
14 Ratings
9.4
94%
35 Ratings

Minority Ownership

8.8
88%
12 Ratings
9.0
90%
19 Ratings

Local and consolidated reporting

9.2
92%
17 Ratings
9.9
99%
45 Ratings

Detailed Audit Trails

8.1
81%
17 Ratings
9.4
94%
42 Ratings

Financial Reporting and Compliance

8.3

Oracle Cloud EPM

83%
8.7

Planful

87%
Planful ranks higher in 4/5 features

Financial Statement Reporting

9.0
90%
29 Ratings
9.6
96%
67 Ratings

Management Reporting

7.9
79%
32 Ratings
9.8
98%
77 Ratings

Excel-based Reporting

8.2
82%
31 Ratings
9.2
92%
78 Ratings

Automated board and financial reporting

8.0
80%
28 Ratings
8.0
80%
55 Ratings

XBRL support for regulatory filing

8.4
84%
20 Ratings
7.1
71%
3 Ratings

Analytics and Reporting

7.8

Oracle Cloud EPM

78%
7.1

Planful

71%
Oracle Cloud EPM ranks higher in 4/6 features

Personalized dashboards

8.2
82%
26 Ratings
7.9
79%
38 Ratings

Color-coded scorecards

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
22 Ratings

KPIs

7.4
74%
4 Ratings
7.7
77%
28 Ratings

Cost and profitability analysis

6.7
67%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
31 Ratings

Key Performance Indicator setting

8.3
83%
25 Ratings
7.6
76%
22 Ratings

Benchmarking with external data

8.3
83%
25 Ratings
3.1
31%
8 Ratings

Integration

8.7

Oracle Cloud EPM

87%
9.2

Planful

92%
Planful ranks higher in 3/3 features

Flat file integration

9.1
91%
34 Ratings
9.5
95%
54 Ratings

Excel data integration

9.1
91%
33 Ratings
9.9
99%
68 Ratings

Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

7.9
79%
29 Ratings
8.1
81%
48 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Oracle Cloud EPM is rated higher in 3 areas: Usability, Availability, Support Rating
  • Planful is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Oracle Cloud EPM

83%
46 Ratings
8.8

Planful

88%
90 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Oracle Cloud EPM

90%
3 Ratings
9.1

Planful

91%
13 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Oracle Cloud EPM

80%
1 Rating
7.5

Planful

75%
11 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Oracle Cloud EPM

100%
2 Ratings
8.2

Planful

82%
4 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Oracle Cloud EPM

90%
2 Ratings

Planful

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.8

Oracle Cloud EPM

68%
6 Ratings
6.5

Planful

65%
17 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Oracle Cloud EPM

82%
32 Ratings
9.1

Planful

91%
10 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Oracle Cloud EPM

80%
1 Rating

Planful

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Cloud EPM

It is well suited in a geographically distributed environment where you have various key participants in multiple time zones providing input and necessary explanations on performance and measured successIt is less appropriate where you have a single office environment with a single finance department working together.It is also less suited when the GL is NOT an Oracle product and the interface between the GL and the reporting software needs to be implemented with utmost care and handling.
Vishal Shivdasani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful

Each system has strengths and weaknesses, so it needs to be assessed based on your own company's goals/objectives. I believe Planful has robust reporting capabilities and various reporting options to utilize depending on your needs. Using report collections and the ability to burst reports and schedule distribution makes standard reporting extremely efficient. You are using workforce planning (Used at a previous company) to calculate benefits made an enormous difference in our accuracy. The modeling application is handy and quickly extracts/pushes back to the core application once the model is built. Creates a lot more flexibility in the system.
Jean Dane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Planful

  • Reporting makes it easy to "slice and dice" data as needed, as well as build out report sets that you can use to ensure the consistent look of reports like balance sheets.
  • Data load rules and translation tables provide the flexibility to load data from multiple source systems with relative ease.
  • Structured planning templates, combined with rolling forecasts, can dramatically cut down the time needed to get a baseline and make tweaks as desired.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Cloud EPM

  • The limitation of constrained out of the box dimensions that requires ripping the initial implementation to add the new dimensions is a major drawback.
  • Smartview interface is cumbersome for many.
  • The only financial adapter is available for integration for other modules we have to go with file-based uploads which is cumbersome and not real-time.
  • It is very costly in terms of licensing unlike other Oracle products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful

  • The Dashboards module is still a little clunky and restricted.
  • Spotlight in Powerpoint and Word need to have more seamless data intervention (e.g., variance calculation capabilities) rather than direct queries. It could be very powerful if they developed the presentation aspect of their product.
  • While constant development efforts ensue, training could improve to ensure power users are equipped with the skills to use the new products/developments efficiently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Cloud EPM

General

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

Starting Price

$250 per user/per month

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.

Planful

General

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

Starting Price

Planful Editions & Modules

Modules
Host Analytics Planning
Host Analytics Consolidation
Host Analytics Modeling
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

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

Planful

Planful 9.1
Based on 13 answers
Our new Comptroller understands the value of Planful, and we plan to utilize it further in the organization to enhance external reporting. Strangely enough, Planful had not previously been embraced by the former CFO, who argued that we were running two sets of books (of course, we were not). Fortunately, the before mentioned reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income demonstrated that to the banks.
Janet Golla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Planful

Planful 7.5
Based on 11 answers
For the most part, the system is extremely usable. The consolidation and reporting modules are straight-forward and easy to use as long as everything is set-up properly during implementation. The one module that can be somewhat difficult to use is the Workforce Planning module of Structured Planning. Additionally, the reports that come from Workforce Planning aren't as robust as we need them to be
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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

Planful

Planful 8.2
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

Oracle Cloud EPM

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

Planful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Oracle Cloud EPM

Oracle Cloud EPM 6.8
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

Planful

Planful 6.5
Based on 17 answers
Everyone is very responsive and is willing to jump on a call to help. We set up weekly calls with our CFL representative during the first month of Go-Live. This really helped us solve problems before they got out of hand. When using the Community, I also see representatives on there answering questions
Lee Starr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Planful

Planful 9.1
Based on 10 answers
After going through the initial implementation with Host Analytics and a re-implementation with Cervello (due to an ERP change, not due to a poor initial implementation), I've learned that you really must rely on your internal staff to bear most of the implementation burden. Use the vendor or partners for ideas and best-practice suggestions, and some of the easy-but-time-consuming work. Since you will ultimately be using and maintaining the application, you should be able to do most of it yourself.
Jarrod Lemon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Cloud EPM

The cloud is the way technology is going, so we love migrating from on prem solutions to true cloud-based solutions such as Oracle Cloud EPM. It's very easy to use. We also felt comfortable choosing the solution when reading a previous review around the system being able to have one global plan and integration with other Oracle products for plans which reduces the manual effort of getting the data and activating information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful

We used Adaptive Insights (now Workday) and considered both Anaplan and OneStream. Planful was the most appropriate for our environment based on a single individual as a power user/system administrator, our requirement to not engage long term with external partners for application development and support, and to build repeatable, scalable, and burstable reports. We are in rapid expansion via acquisitions mode with Planful's ability to easily load external financial data, either via Excel data load or API.
Gaylord Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Oracle Cloud EPM

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

Planful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

Planful

  • Reduced time spent on producing reports. With Planful, this is quick and easy!
  • Reduced time spent on month-end closing cycles. Its powerful consolidation capabilities means that there is less dependence on slow legacy solutions & workarounds, we get our consolidated numbers much quicker with Planful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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