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Matthew Kuo | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 22, 2019

Using Anaplan at Tableau

Score 9 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Finance
  • Anaplan for Sales
  • Anaplan for Marketing
  • Anaplan has significantly reduced the time required to complete our collaboration processes. Consolidating data from a collaborative input process used to take us months and were never reliable. Now we get those same processes done in weeks.
  • We haven't needed to hire vendors for significant business changes as we've become self-sufficient on Anaplan. This has led to a significant reduction in vendor spend.
  • Live reporting -- using Anaplan's integration capabilities with Tableau, we're able to report on and analyze all of our collaboration inputs on an hourly basis. Before we could only do this on a weekly basis.
  • Our forecasting accuracy has improved significantly due to the enhanced version control features and the ability to make frequent changes
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Andrew Paston | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 05, 2018

7 Years with Anaplan

Score 10 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Finance
Anaplan has allowed a small FP&A team to manage the growth in demands from the business without expanding the team saving significant staff costs.
The ability to quickly distribute one version of the truth for reporting and forecasting is very valuable to the company.
Visibility and ease of access to key performance indicators for key stakeholders is essential.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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  • Anaplan for Finance
The biggest impact it has had is the amount of time it has saved many of our users. With our Excel-based budget and projections, it would often take several days, if not weeks, to complete. We are down to only needing a few days to complete the tasks.
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Szilvia Havasreti | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 10, 2017

Excel on steroids!

Score 7 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Sales
As part of our sales planning transformation, Anaplan brought us visibility on the sales performance, assignments and KPIs at all levels. All of our key performance indicators are in real time. With the tool, we managed to streamline our processes from the financial perspective all the way to the letter that the sales rep receives for his or her objectives.
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Steve Ridgley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Anaplan for Finance
  • Anaplan for Sales
In simplest terms, Anaplan has enabled us to make better, more informed decisions quickly. We have been able to reduce the cycle time of iterations requested by executive management, which in turn, has allowed us to explore more possibilities than we otherwise might have. It has also enhanced our confidence in the modeling we have done, improving the buy-in of leadership.
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Christopher Pope | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Finance
  • Anaplan for Supply Chain
We've been able to reduce our spending on planning software and support. We've also been able to integrate monthly outlooks into our planning process rather than only being able to do quarterly budgets while doing the monthly outlooks in excel. Our planning process has become more flexible and we're able to see impacts of changes to the plan more quickly.
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Dan Shuwarger | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 24, 2017

SaaS FP&A Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Finance
  • Anaplan for Sales
I manage the Anaplan instance for FP&A. It has enabled us to go from 10 different Analyst budget spreadsheets where no one person even knew all of the full company assumptions, to one consolidated model with consistent assumptions that is easy to read and follow. We have also been able to standardize reporting to business partners across the company.
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Matthew Cantwell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Finance
  • Anaplan - Platform
Anaplan has substantially streamlined how we currently budget and plan. It has changed the process that have previously been in place and hindered the operations of our business users. Looking forward we feel Anaplan will be a game changer in almost all areas of our Business Intelligence strategy.
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Chris Friederich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Finance
  • Anaplan for Sales
We've only been through one planning cycle with out Anaplan model, and while it wasn't a typical planning cycle given various things that are going on in our business, Anaplan made the process bearable. Had we still been in Excel, I would have needed at least 1, probably 2 more people and another month to do what we did with just 2 people in the timeline we were given.

Anaplan also helps you develop a deeper understanding of the interconnections of your business. It does this in a couple of ways, 1) by forcing you to think about the connections when you're building a model since everything can be linked together, and 2) be freeing up time that would otherwise be spent trying to get a model to work in Excel or some other platform, you get to spend much more time focusing on the context of whatever is driving your plan or goals vs. the process of just trying to get something done.
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Tara Kirby | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Finance
  • Anaplan for Sales
  • Anaplan for Marketing
  • Anaplan for HR
  • Anaplan - Platform
We are early in our implementation therefore, Anaplan's impact is not fully measurable. It will cut one to two days off of our revenue forecasting by eliminating individual spreadsheets and through use of the data hub that feeds the spoke models. We have not yet measured the impact it has on our sales ops team, but we expect that it will cut at least a half day from central sales ops and hours of time across multiple regional sales ops teams each week.
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Michael Lauer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Sales
  • Anaplan for HR
Unfortunately, we haven't done a great job quantifying the business impact that Anaplan has contributed. This is not a function of Anplan's effectiveness, but rather our lack of baseline data and improved data. However, as we expand to other use cases and Business Units measuring success is one of our driving factors.
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Yang Liu | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 01, 2017

Anaplan Modeling on HR

Score 6 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for HR
We are still working on our implementation and tweaking our models to cater clients' needs. So it's too early to tell the business impact.
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Maggie Palumbo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Sales
Anaplan has made territory planning easier and quicker. We are able to factor in more attributes of an account into our analysis, which has given us the ability to get a better fit for the right accounts aligned with the right reps. Better account alignment, based on more data and quicker, faster analysis allows us to create maximum coverage of our territories and increase our revenue potential.
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Sharon Kam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Finance
Anaplan has allowed us to scale our team and open up worker capacity by allowing us to largely automate our revenue forecast, which was the most frustrating part of our forecasting process. By remaining a single source of truth online as well, it has allowed us to democratize information for our team's consumption and has allowed stakeholders across the org manage and access appropriate levels of data for Opex.
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Baehan Babakan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Finance
It has given a direct line of sight for our CFO. He is able to quickly and easily see how the forecast comes together. In previous companies, that did not use Anaplan, top management would have to look at multiple Excel files to see how the forecast came together. In this scenario, they can go to one place to see exactly what assumptions the team uses to make a forecast.
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Ramandeep Garcha | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Finance
Particular impact on my end would be the use of vendor based forecasting. Supporting marketing, my world is consumed by innumerable vendors with many moving parts, often changing commitments, and vendor spend ranging from multi million dollars down to small double digit expenses that all require reconciliation. Having used the vendor expense module for just corporate software as a beta tester has improved the management of these vendors. However, to fully manage such a dynamically fluid department, I would need to further refine this model to be successful.
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Changiz Talamroud | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Finance
  • Anaplan for Sales
Time saving, tremendous time saving and preventing human errors, i.e. Mis-calculations, Cross References - simple error similar to the ones mentioned are much prevented in Anaplan. Also Anaplan has decent drill-down function that allows the user to trace a number / a mistake, which is very helpful.
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Todd Kavanaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Finance
  • Anaplan for Supply Chain
It has eliminated so much busy work for us. It is so much easier to maintain our systems and allows us to actually analyze the data instead of only prepare it.
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David John | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan - Platform
We are seeing results delivered more rapidly using less resources, scenarios can be generated easily for quick decision making. We are also more agile with Anaplan in that we are able to make structural changes to our model in less time than before.
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Максим Шилиманов | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Lines of Business and Business Impact

  • Anaplan for Marketing
  • Anaplan for Supply Chain
By now forecast accuracy did only fall after the implementation of ANaplan, because implementing such a solution had many problems. The integration IT team was unexperienced and the initial models that were used for planning were facing teething problems. Unfortunately putting Anaplan models in order is really time consuming process, so there is still much to be done.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Customizable dashboards (3)
7.6
Publish to PDF (3)
8.3
Report Versioning (3)
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling (3)
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access (3)
7.3
Long-term financial planning (76)
7.2
Financial budgeting (79)
8.6
Forecasting (90)
8.9
Scenario modeling (92)
8.3
Management reporting (95)
8.2
Financial data consolidation (56)
8.9
Journal entries and reports (32)
7.6
Multi-currency management (11)
6.2
Intercompany Eliminations (8)
6.0
Minority Ownership (7)
6.0
Local and consolidated reporting (48)
8.0
Detailed Audit Trails (51)
8.7
Financial Statement Reporting (60)
9.0
Management Reporting (70)
9.0
Excel-based Reporting (65)
5.1
Automated board and financial reporting (13)
8.7
Personalized dashboards (90)
7.1
Color-coded scorecards (77)
6.8
KPIs (17)
7.0
Cost and profitability analysis (61)
7.0
Key Performance Indicator setting (68)
6.7
Benchmarking with external data (12)
7.1
Flat file integration (91)
8.6
Excel data integration (81)
7.3
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources (63)
8.8

About Anaplan

Anaplan aims to be the leader in Connected Planning. According to the vendor, the software—powered by their patented Hyperblock engine—enables dynamic, collaborative, and intelligent planning. Large and fast-growing companies worldwide use Anaplan to connect the people and data required for trusted plans and accelerated decisions essential to leading in their markets. The company is based in San Francisco, and is privately held with 20 offices, 175 expert partners, and more than 850 customers worldwide.

Anaplan Features

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting Features
Has featureLong-term financial planning
Has featureFinancial budgeting
Has featureForecasting
Has featureScenario modeling
Has featureManagement reporting
Consolidation and Close Features
Has featureFinancial data consolidation
Has featureJournal entries and reports
Does not have featureMulti-currency management
Does not have featureIntercompany Eliminations
Does not have featureMinority Ownership
Has featureLocal and consolidated reporting
Has featureDetailed Audit Trails
FInancial Reporting and Compliance Features
Has featureFinancial Statement Reporting
Has featureManagement Reporting
Has featureExcel-based Reporting
Does not have featureAutomated board and financial reporting
Does not have featureXBRL support for regulatory filing
Analytics Features
Has featurePersonalized dashboards
Has featureColor-coded scorecards
Does not have featureKPIs
Has featureCost and profitability analysis
Has featureKey Performance Indicator setting
Does not have featureBenchmarking with external data
Integration Features
Has featureFlat file integration
Has featureExcel data integration
Has featureDirect links to 3rd-party data sources
BI Standard Reporting Features
Does not have featurePixel Perfect reports
Has featureCustomizable dashboards
Does not have featureReport Formatting Templates
Ad-hoc Reporting Features
Does not have featureDrill-down analysis
Does not have featureFormatting capabilities
Does not have featurePredictive modeling
Does not have featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Does not have featureReport sharing and collaboration
Report Output and Scheduling Features
Does not have featurePublish to Web
Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling
Data Discovery and Visualization Features
Does not have featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Does not have featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Does not have featurePredictive Analytics
Does not have featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Does not have featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Does not have featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Access Control and Security Features
Does not have featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Does not have featureRole-Based Security Model
Does not have featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Has featureReport-Level Access Control
Does not have featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)
Mobile Capabilities Features
Has featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Does not have featureDedicated iOS Application
Does not have featureDedicated Android Application
Does not have featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Additional Features
Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
Has featureText Files (CSV, etc)
Has featureSalesforce
Has featurePixel-perfect reports
Has featureOutput raw supporting data
Has featureMultiple pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots, etc.)
Has featureMultiple access permission levels (Create/Read/Delete)
Has featureDashboard/Report/Visualization mobile interactivity
Has featureMicrosoft Office integration
Has featureUser defined modeling/configuration
Has featureOut of the box data integration

Anaplan Screenshots

Anaplan Integrations

Salesforce

Anaplan Competitors

Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional

Request a personal demo: https://www.anaplan.com/request-demo/ Free trial for existing customers for any app in the App Hub: https://apphub.anaplan.com/

Anaplan Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
10%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
90%

Anaplan Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar
Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase

Anaplan Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:All countries
Supported Languages: Multi-lingual support