Anaplan

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Anaplan

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What is Anaplan?

Anaplan is a transformative way to see, plan, and run your business. Using its proprietary Hyperblock™ technology, Anaplan lets you contextualize real-time performance, and forecast future outcomes for faster, confident decisions. Anaplan enables connected strategy and planning across your enterprise...
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Recent Reviews

Powerful CPM Tool

10 out of 10
December 30, 2022
Anaplan is used primarily in sales operations, and partially in sales finance. We use it for the following sales operations use cases: …
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Anaplan is great

9 out of 10
December 15, 2022
Anaplan makes the vision of connected planning truly come to life. It is a tool that is easy to implement, easy to use, and easy to …
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Anaplan review

8 out of 10
December 09, 2022
Anaplan is the current solution used for the commercial planning process. It allows to plan volumes, pricing and promotions …
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Popular Features

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  • Forecasting (242)
    9.3
    93%
  • Scenario modeling (244)
    9.2
    92%
  • Personalized dashboards (241)
    9.0
    90%
  • Management reporting (244)
    7.9
    79%

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What is Anaplan?

Anaplan is a transformative way to see, plan, and run your business. Using its proprietary Hyperblock™ technology, Anaplan lets you contextualize real-time performance, and forecast future outcomes for faster, confident decisions. Anaplan enables connected strategy and planning across your…

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Product Demos

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Features

BI Standard Reporting

Standard reporting means pre-built or canned reports available to users without having to create them.

7.6Avg 8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-Hoc Reports are reports built by the user to meet highly specific requirements.

8.5Avg 8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

8.5Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for pattern and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

8.1Avg 7.6

Access Control and Security

Access control means being able to determine who has access to which data.

9.2Avg 8.8

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

7.5Avg 7.8

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

These activities are designed to assist with both data-driven operational, short-term planning and strategic long term planning

9Avg 8.5

Consolidation and Close

Consolidation of data from multiple entities with currency management, reporting and audit trails.

7Avg 8.3

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Financial statements and regulatory filings

8.4Avg 8.5

Analytics and Reporting

Dashboards and scorecards for KPI monitoring and benchmarking

8.8Avg 8.0

Integration

Ability to integrate with external applications

8.9Avg 8.5
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Product Details

What is Anaplan?

Anaplan is a transformative way to see, plan, and run your business. Using its proprietary Hyperblock™ technology, Anaplan lets you contextualize real-time performance, and forecast future outcomes for faster, confident decisions. Anaplan enables connected strategy and planning across your enterprise to move your business forward. Based in San Francisco, Anaplan has over 200 partners and more than 2,000 customers worldwide.

Anaplan Features

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting Features

  • Supported: Long-term financial planning
  • Supported: Financial budgeting
  • Supported: Forecasting
  • Supported: Scenario modeling
  • Supported: Management reporting

Consolidation and Close Features

  • Supported: Financial data consolidation
  • Supported: Journal entries and reports
  • Supported: Local and consolidated reporting
  • Supported: Detailed Audit Trails

Financial Reporting and Compliance Features

  • Supported: Financial Statement Reporting
  • Supported: Management Reporting
  • Supported: Excel-based Reporting

Analytics and Reporting Features

  • Supported: Personalized dashboards
  • Supported: Color-coded scorecards
  • Supported: Cost and profitability analysis
  • Supported: Key Performance Indicator setting

Integration Features

  • Supported: Flat file integration
  • Supported: Excel data integration
  • Supported: Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Customizable dashboards

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Report Versioning

Access Control and Security Features

  • Supported: Role-Based Security Model
  • Supported: Report-Level Access Control

Mobile Capabilities Features

  • Supported: Responsive Design for Web Access
  • Supported: Mobile Application
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Anaplan Screenshots

Screenshot of Platform: The Anaplan platform is a unified cloud-based solution that connects people, data and plans to enable complex scenario modeling and drive growthScreenshot of OpEx Planning: Review revenue-target-setting goals by brand, season, and capacity all on one, unified, highly-visual dashboardScreenshot of Supply Planning: Break down costs across assembly production to project profitability and align your supply chain to market opportunitiesScreenshot of Territory and Quota Planning: Keep track of sales goals and quotas across territories and industries to optimize sales performanceScreenshot of Headcount Planning: Easily align workforce plans with your strategic plans and quickly see where the best qualified talent resides to fit your organization’s staffing needsScreenshot of Marketing: Eliminate spreadsheets to drive efficiency across planning and manage budget against planned activity

Anaplan Videos

The Anaplan platform supports detailed hyperscale models that can see a business from edge to edge, and plan with signals down to the transactional level.

Watch Anaplan transforms the way users see, plan, and run their businesses, to move forward with confidence in a complex and changing world.

Anaplan Integrations

Anaplan Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAll countries
Supported LanguagesMulti-lingual support

Frequently Asked Questions

Reviewers rate Role-Based Security Model and Flat file integration highest, with a score of 9.4.

The most common users of Anaplan are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).

Anaplan Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)10%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)90%
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Reviews

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December 30, 2022

Powerful CPM Tool

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
DocuSign is one of the early Anaplan adopters, the tool was purchased way before I joined the company. So, I have little to say about the selection process. Based on my personal knowledge, Anaplan has:
- better performance on large data volumes without the need to write additional code (e.g. feeders) to optimize performance
- easier and less technical data modeling (simple text-based formulae, point-and-click formulae writing, easy-to-find references, subsidiary views, etc)
- good self-documentation features
Bikash R Shil | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan was selected based on its flexibility to use in any kind of planning without any pre-configured setups. The quick turnaround of use cases into models and significantly less dependency on the technical team (hence less support OPEX) in the post-go-live stage were critical in deciding on the product. Anaplan's ambitious product road map was also considered to be a strong factor to adapt to growing demands from the business and to be future-ready.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is a much cleaner tool for large organizations. Real time calculations are shown, as opposed to wasting time emailing documents around to different teams (also allowing for more human error that isn't auditable). Anaplan is a powerful calculation engine that can do almost anything you can do in excel. For large organizations, Excel's one obvious strength is a goal seek or solver function.
Allan Mark Lumanog | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Basically we chose anaplan because of the cloud based computing and it is easy to adapt to. all you need is basic knowledge of the formulas for excel and you can quickly catchup with applying the logic for anaplan. anaplan also have very helpful training materials that would help you in model building basics and apply to your future model builds as you continue to explore more complex models and formulas.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Prior to Anaplan I used SAP with BW. It has been several years since I used BW but in comparison Anaplan is much easier to build out forecast and reports and easier to understand calculations. It also provides greater visibility to end users on how items are calculated. Also with BW we would have to send data back in for the forecast to update. With anaplan, forecasting is live. There is no need to send or save data, any user with access can see updates in real time.
Stuart McCash | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is leaps and bounds beyond Excel with versioning, multiple models linking to one data set giving one source of truth, and full audit history of changes available in the system. It enables you to fully trust the numbers you're seeing and working with and [give you] the ability for multiple people to be working in the model at the same time without worrying if its the latest version of the file.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan to me is far easier to understand, more intuitive to use, the interface is quite more appealing and the overall experience is more pleasant, so to say. With HFM I feel like using a tool that was created ~20 years ago, and no matter how easy it is to use in some aspects, or how well it performs with large data sets, I would prefer and recommend Anaplan.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Anaplan has a strong value proposition and [the] best interface for users. The [platform's] competition was not as good as Anaplan for [the] problem which [we] were solving.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is much more customizable and better suited to End user interaction. Also, it provides far more customizable reporting capabilities within the tool. Also, Anaplan is much more suited to implementation of different use cases where Hyperion is limited to some select few like FP&A, Opex and Workforce planning.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan brings Excel functionality into the modern era and improves upon it. Anaplan's robust calculation engine can handle large amounts of data and calculations that will usually cause issues in other tools. Add to that all of the additional user functionality plus a better end user presentation. As Anaplan grows within an organization, it's simple to connect the different models and use cases to eliminate the silo approach that has developed in many instances in the past.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan system/structure is not a far departure from Microsoft Excel which many people are most familiar with - this allowed for an easy transition during our first implementation as well as onboarding new users. Anaplan presents itself in a somewhat familiar structure while allowing for powerful features once users are comfortable with the core system. While it may not be as flashy as some other products, it shines through based on practicality and reliability.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan provided more flexibility with the dashboarding and user interface. We also felt that with time we could learn how to manage the application ourselves and maintain the model/changes in the future. Anaplan has many training modules to enable the business to take-over their own model and maintain it for the future. We felt that was important so we were not reliant on consultants for every little change we have to make to our process.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My first experience of an EPM system was Hyperion on-premise. I found that you needed a lot of database understanding and a coding mind. Whereas Anaplan is more logical, you can write formulas in a similar way to excel. Anaplan is also much more flexible and forgiving of any changes to the upfront design. I remember our Hyperion model had to be rebuilt as the wrong assumptions were made of dense vs. sparse dimensions during the design phase.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Apart from Anaplan, I have only used Microsoft Excel and Anaplan has a huge cloud advantage over excel. Input providers can fill out the assumptions fields directly in the master version, making Excel input sheets sent per email and manual consolidation redundant. However, Anaplan provides a single, real time source of truth as its connectors and import functions ensure that parameters are always up-to-date. Anaplan also provides better Security and access to correct Content based on the Roles.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Excel becomes incredibly slow when there is a lot of data and end users can't interact easily through spreadsheets. While it is good for quick calculations, it is not ideal for creating complex plans with lots of inputs and assumptions. I have never seen an Excel spreadsheet that contains multiple scenarios for regular (e.g. rolling monthly) forecasts. Anaplan can do this easily.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Anaplan combines the best of both worlds, the flexibility, ease of use, and freedom of modeling of a spreadsheet and the control, calculation power, and reliability of the best planning, budgeting, and consolidation software vendors.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Anaplan provides the capability to do enhanced scenario modelling almost realtime and has wide range of integration options available to integrate the application with a wide variety of third-party systems. Anaplan UX is very intuitive which drives greater end user adoption. Additionally Anaplan also provided embedded AI/ML capabilities which can be utilised for modelling a wide variety of use cases.
September 19, 2022

Anaplan Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Hierarchy changes are must easier and effective in Anaplan, if you were to add a new product across 15 different markets you'd have to go through each tab of excel and manually insert the new product and ensure all formulas are copied down and are following the logic of other products. Whereas in Anaplan you add it once and it flows through the whole model
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