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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
Well-suited: aggregated forecasts based on predicted, precalculated potential outcomes, combined with management judgment at multiple levels, and the ability to come up with a collaborated consensus on a single transparent platform
Less suited: transactional and semi-transactional planning activities, such as account assignments, employee transfers, and promotions (especially in large volumes)
Matthew Carlson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is very well suited for a team or multi-team division that wants to control the majority of how their forecasting and planning models are built and updated. This is especially true when there are many teams that want to coordinate a consolidation of information. Anaplan is less appropriate for handling and manipulation of, especially consolidation, actuals or information from the past.
December 24, 2022

Anaplan for Business

Dennis Lucanas, CPA, Certified Master Anaplanner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is the best tool used for the forecasting and planning process. The system can handle a large amount of data for analysis without worrying about performance and downtime issues. Maximize the use of Anaplan in use cases where real-time and collaboration are of utmost importance like sales forecasting, manpower planning, and scenario planning.
Bikash R Shil | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Any descriptive analysis that includes scenario analysis can be performed in the best possible way in Anaplan. To do drive-based planning, Anaplan will be best suited. To set up [a] connected planning environment across departments/functions with different levels of user access control features, Anaplan will be best preferred In any prescriptive analytics scenario. Anaplan is still at its very early stage and may not be the most preferred unless the model requires basic statistical models to deploy. Any use case that is purely for reporting which may include sending notifications based on certain events, Anaplan may not be able to provide a single solution.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is well suited for any size organization that uses offline excel models to manage large sets of data and analysis. Excel allows for lots of human error, as well as not showing real time calculations based on other's edits. Anaplan allows you to perform almost any calculation you can in excel while forcing the model to be built in a structured and scalable manner. It also is great at intaking data from many different source systems and aggregating it in anyway you need to.
Moriah Reyes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've used Anaplan to implement creative solutions to problems outside of finance. I used Anaplan to create models for clinical outcomes, daily tracking, used surveys to determine a tenant's expenses. Anaplan is super flexible in its capabilities and you can solve more than finance use cases using this tool.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is built to handle complex modeling use cases. While Anaplan isn't great for one-off, one-time calculations, for standardized process, Anaplan excels and drastically improves time-to-insights.
December 15, 2022

Anaplan is great

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is well-suited for anything that involves planning. Anaplan, however, is not a data warehouse or an advanced visualization tool so it can be used as a compliment to other tools for customers that are looking for more capabilities in those areas.
Allan Mark Lumanog | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Aside from Financial Reports, Anaplan can be utilized in so many ways. We use it also for transactional process and other business processes where it requires workflow and other approval process applications. It really depends on how you think you can help your client with their processes and come with different approach based on the client's requirements.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan does Sales Cohorting very well. Allows use to build up complex sales plans based on user inputs and historical data. Able to easily compare performance of different cohorts and subsets within the cohort. Management reporting is easy to create and looks very professional in Anaplan. FP&A planning is done very well in Anaplan. Anaplan has the ability to aggregate date from multiple sources, provide summariezd reports with the ability to drill down to the detail.
December 09, 2022

Anaplan review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In my experience as a consultant (in my previous job) and as solution architect in the current one), the ability to develop complex use case in a short amount of time is definitely what makes Anaplan unique compared to other tools. It is the go-to solution for any planning use case (finance, commercial, S&OP, ...) and, with proper design and integration, it can be used to have feedback on execution.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan excels in industries where traditional software and processes (i.e. S&OP and supply chain planning) don't properly align with the nuances of how the company does business. We have designed and deployed solutions in industries such as oil and gas and service based industries where this flexibility was needed.
Stuart McCash | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is a fantastic tool for long term budgeting and forecasting for a whole host of asset types. It is also fantastic at consolidating information into usable and highly dimensionalised data sets that can be used in a whole host of calculations. With the addition of the new dashboards, it now has a front facing end suitable for reporting to all levels of business.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I like the most about Anaplan is the customization capability and ease of development and usage.Anaplan's flexibility has helped to provide resolution to complex problems with ease. Anaplan is very easy to implement and use. It's New UX functionality helps users navigate between different dashboards in different workspaces easily. it helps to build multiple hot reports which are scalable and very user-friendly.I have implemented Anaplan solution in Demand Planning, Workforce Planning, Sales Planning, and FP&A Planning.Anaplan is solving complex business problems. It gives the capability to perform scenario planning/sensitivity analysis with the critical business drivers that could have a significant impact on the business in uncertain times. It gives management powerful insights for making the right decisions at the right time. This is one platform that orchestrates all the functions in the organization.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is well suited for data integration, transparency on what's driving numbers, evolving businesses where hierarchy structures change, connecting Supply chain planning into FP&A planning (volume), standardization across the business, and multi-dimensional modeling capabilities. The data integration side works great with a number of options connecting your Data warehouse to Anaplan models via Anaplan Connect, Cloud Works, or API.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The tool is amazing for implementations in the areas of Incentive compensation planning, S&OP planning and analysis, FP&A; We also had several very successful implementations of statistical forecasting for AOP creation. These are all areas that the platform [that] provides very flexible capabilities to react to the user stories that need to be resolved. There aren't many areas in which Anaplan cannot be useful, in my experience the only business case that was hard to implement via Anaplan was a Rebates calculation solution - it had its difficulties due to the need of the tool to hoard large amounts of data and historization. That way the client wasn't utilizing the calculation engine capabilities of the tool, but rather storing data, which is not the primary key benefit of Anaplan.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Anaplan is suited for all scenarios which exist in the business environment for Revenue, CAPEX, OPEX, [and] Financials. It connects HR and Finance together really well to drive end-to-end automation of the processes. If your business is pretty operational/tactical in nature then Anaplan may not be a right fit.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is best suited to Business of low and medium scale to support with their planning process of forecasting and budgeting. Anaplan provides customizable platform and is easily integrated with other tools.

Anaplan is less appropriate for consolidations, Financial close and long range financial planning.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan can be utilized for a multitude of use cases, such as data collection and forecasting. There have been some use cases that I have encountered where I would advise someone to look into other systems (waterfall calculations and general ledger type of accounting.)
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan has a successful track record across many use cases such as supply chain management, financial planning and analysis, among many others. Personally, I've seen successful implementations for use cases including sales performance management, sales pipeline management, as well as many varying use cases in the private equity and alternative investments spaces. Anaplan is a great way to bring outdated tools and processes into the modern era and will add efficiency to most organizational modeling use cases.
Brian Shepley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Compared with other EPS platforms that I've worked on or interacted with, Anaplan is by far and away [from] the best. The biggest advantage is the real-time multi-dimensional nature of the platform. Most legacy platforms work in flat data and create 'faux' hierarchies, whereas Anaplan has native hierarchies that you can navigate on-demand. This gives the user a lot of power when it comes to forecasting across regions, products, etc. For instance, Anaplan gives you the ability to view data at a Regional level on one UX Page, identify outliers that may be affecting the forecast, and then (on the next UX Page) zoom down to the most granular level to investigate. The smoothness of that ability to look at data between levels and across dimensions is something I haven't seen in any other competitor to date.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is very well suited for converting Excel based models built on very structured logic. If there is a lot of variability of outcome in the user's data or if there are a lot of one-off scenarios, Anaplan may not be the best fit. Anaplan runs on if, then , else statements so if your processes cannot be run in this format, or require a lot of one off exceptions, then it may not be the best product for you. Otherwise, it is fantastic to use with great end user adoption due to its ease of use.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is an amazing tool for Actual Reporting, Forecasting Planning, & What-If scenario predictions. The calculation engine allows for a unified source of truth across the business that updates real time as well as the ability to integrate with other downstream/upstream systems. Anaplan should generally not be used as a "data repository" or "data warehouse"... its value comes from the calculation engine & not necessarily its data storage capabilities.
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