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
Anaplan is used primarily in sales operations, and partially in sales finance. We use it for the following sales operations use cases: sales forecasts, pipeline generation forecasts, territory planning, book of business planning, capacity and quota planning, account classification, etc. Sales finance is using Anaplan to track and analyze bookings (in-quarter and history) in multiple currencies. We also use Anaplan for technical purposes in sales operations: master data alignment, cross-system data hygiene and reconciliation, sales teams maintenance.
Matthew Carlson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I help to design models that forecast revenue, cost, workforce and cash flow. These forecasts come from connecting various different groups throughout a company - i.e. Sales, COR, Marketing, Supply Chain, IT etc. The models usually allow the end users to create bottoms-up forecasts, tops-down targets and what-if scenario planning.
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 a great tool for managing the fp&a planning process of our clients. It involves thorough manpower planning by position, employee, location, and by department/division. We also implemented sales planning with the use of salesforce data and other factors. It can be easily integrated into other database systems like Microsoft Excel, text files, and CSV files.
Bikash R Shil | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used Anaplan in financial planning, workforce planning, and supply planning. Few of the implementations have been transformational in nature, wherein we could successfully eliminate multiple tools/technology and bring the complete planning process into Anaplan integrated with SAP (for actuals) and Power BI (for reporting). The highest number of users in one model had been approx. 900 users who were performing planning processes, reviewing KPIs, and extracting reports from all across the world. We also developed Data HUBs for Finance and Supply which helped to implement strong governance in master data management and standardization of master data across business functions and zones. We also extensively used Anaplan Connect API for our integrations with upstream and downstream systems.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am a solution architect of Anaplan implementations for their customers. I work with clients to set a foundation and plan for the model builds, and then complete the implementation from start to finish, and provide support and enhancements moving forward. I Most use cases that I work with are FP&A or portfolio monitoring.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Anaplan in my organization as a platform to support digital transformation for our clients. We help our clients implement solutions across all industries and use cases, frequently in financial transformation, optimization and reporting. Anaplan is the cornerstone of the systems we use to digitize organizations.
December 15, 2022

Anaplan is great

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 integrate with other models as well as other cloud solutions. It is customizable so can be adapted for almost any use case. In addition, it is constantly evolving to keep up with the ever changing demands of its customers.
Sai Bandaru | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is used as part of sales, financial planning and connected planning systems. Anaplan makes business decisions easier by making it live for most business users involved in planning and as well the dashboards and pages make it easier for users to navigate thru multiple planning and pages. Anaplan drives collaboration within the company
Allan Mark Lumanog | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Anaplan in creating Financial Planning models for our clients. One of the key features of Anaplan is its accessibility. With a cloud-based platform, all you need is a browser and internet connection. Also, the anaplan community is really open to user ideas, making the platform improve in many ways. It usually requires more space when dealing with a large quantity of data. But with the new Anaplan Polaris technology, I hope it can help resolve to deal with such big data. The problem with sparsity, Anaplan is addressing this with the Anaplan Polaris technology and I am really excited to try it to our models and see what it can do.
December 09, 2022

Anaplan review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is the current solution used for the commercial planning process. It allows to plan volumes, pricing and promotions (discounts/rebates/A&amp;P spend) and it allows to track the effectiveness of each promo with a feedback of actual data that are brought in at the lowest level of detail.<br>Another use case where Anaplan is used is for planning the NSV impact of NPI (new product introduction).
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Anaplan to forecast Construction and Maintenance projects across several industries. Across the life cycle of the Project, we forecast revenue, cost and commitments. this data was used to recognise revenue and then was combined with other data to form the company accounts and board reportable numbers
Stuart McCash | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are a global consulting firm focused on delivering operational transformation and enabling technology solutions to the alternative investment industry. As such, we have implemented Anaplan for several of our clients for various use cases. It is a highly flexible tool. For instance, I have implemented it for FP&A, investment budgeting, and forecasting as well as several other use cases.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
We deliver high-quality Anaplan solutions for our customers within expected timeframes and on budgets. We translate existing solutions, spreadsheets, and business problems into sophisticated Anaplan multi-dimensional models. Anaplan allows for connected planning and an integrated source of truth from various parts of the business e.g. Sales, HR, and Finance can be planned in a more effective way—a “Single source of the truth.” Anaplan provides the flexibility you need to build and maintain models over time and prevent errors. We work on a varied amount of use cases from FP&A, Supply Chain, and Workforce Planning.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We implement solutions with the Anaplan tool for enterprise customers on a wide range of use cases that their line of work requires. The most common problems we aim to resolve are outdated processes using robust tools that are very time-consuming for the end user, as well as creating a stable connected planning experience for every branch of the organization. Our scope are multiple CBP implementations that are currently live, and have been helping our users make better decisions faster and easier.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Anaplan helps us to manage the pipeline, resource tracking, revenue generation, and forecasting of the financials. It is extremely flexible and easy to use. It has one of the best front ends for adoption. It has an Excel add-in and PowerPoint to make things [easy] for users. We can export the data to work offline as well.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anaplan is one of the vendors we use in organization for EPM consulting. We provide EPM/Financial solutions to customers. Anaplan has come out as one of the preferred vendors for businesses of various sizes and scales. Its being used to address Financial Planning, Sales planning, Supply chain planning and Workforce planning solutions.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We leverage Anaplan for various workstreams (automating data collection, forecasting, portfolio tracking, investor reporting, various fee and promot[ing] calculations, etc...). Being that Anaplan is extremely flexible, we can customize models for our specific business use cases, allowing us to standardize processes while providing users with a simplified user interface to navigate.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Currently use Anaplan to address business management and planning. Anaplan allows for the improvement of many common problems facing organizations currently relying on tools such as Microsoft Excel for many complex business needs as they grow and need a product that will allow them to scale their models with their growth. Some common examples are the single source of truth nature of Anaplan vs. multiple versions of spreadsheet files, ease of auditability Anaplan provides, and the varying levels of control over access by user/role type.
Brian Shepley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As an Anaplan Partner, we work to implement highly successful connected planning projects at global leaders across myriad industries. Many companies will begin with a pressing use case, such as financial forecasting or OPEX planning, that stems from an overarching corporate objective. Once the first use case is stood up, companies find that having everything in one cloud-based system (vs. rogue Excel spreadsheets) creates synergies and increases productivity, and choose to build additional use cases. As a partner, we help guide companies on how to build these additional use cases out as a 'honeycomb', to ensure they aren't building silos, but rather, a connected planning ecosystem.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I currently implement Anaplan across a wide range of use cases for various finance industry customers. Some of our customers are in insurance, private equity, real estate development and investment banking, and have all found Anaplan to be incredibly useful. Anaplan has been a great asset for converting these companies' dated and clunky Excel models into a single source of calculations and end user displays. End users are always incredibly satisfied with the ease of use Anaplan brings to their day to day lives over their prior processes.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Anaplan in a wide array of use cases in the Sales Performance space. Anaplan has helped our customers leverage connected planning across the businesses stemming across Comp Plan Design, Territory Management, Territory Quota, Incentive Comp, &amp; CRO reporting.
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