Rev-u
Tommy Bettles | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 24, 2016

Rev-u

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Anaplan

Anaplan is used for our entire financial forecast process including bookings, revenue, expenses, balance sheet and cash flow. All budget managers are responsible for the input associated with their budget, so we have fairly wide use, but it is limited to only a few touch points a quarter. The main problem it solves is the centralization of the planning process.
  • Aggregating significant amount of complex and disparate data.
  • Almost as flexible as an Excel spreadsheet... almost.
  • Availability - rarely down.
  • User management can be painful.
  • User experience has only marginally improved while I think Anaplan has spent a lot of time patting themselves on the back.
  • The rollback situation is a joke. A simple mistake in a formula will result in 5-12 minute lock ups. This is reaching a breaking point for us.
Adaptive and Host Analytics
More flexible and able to handle more data.
I would like this to proliferate beyond finance, but need it to be easier for a new user to get up to speed. There is a model building deficit here that keeps that from happening. Number of ways you can fix - first, fix the roll back problem. two, have a formula builder and three, improve training (very good for getting from 0-10 mph, but not beyond that).
If someone has a model in flux, best to stay with excel. But, if a model has reached a steady state, Anaplan is an excellent choice.

Anaplan Feature Ratings

Long-term financial planning
7
Financial budgeting
8
Forecasting
Not Rated
Management reporting
4
Financial data consolidation
Not Rated
Journal entries and reports
Not Rated
Multi-currency management
Not Rated
Intercompany Eliminations
Not Rated
Minority Ownership
Not Rated
Local and consolidated reporting
Not Rated
Detailed Audit Trails
Not Rated
Financial Statement Reporting
7
Management Reporting
3
Excel-based Reporting
6
Automated board and financial reporting
3
Personalized dashboards
6
Color-coded scorecards
5
KPIs
5
Cost and profitability analysis
5
Key Performance Indicator setting
5
Flat file integration
7
Excel data integration
Not Rated
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
4